My favorite huMAN and I had a man-cation yesterday. That’s where he and I get to stay home while she goes away to hone her stamping skills with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.
She was only away for the day to Vacaville where she got together for a Shoebox Swap with one of our 24/7 Stampers and a dozen other demonstrators. I think she and Susan had a good time.
What’s a Shoebox Swap?
A Shoebox Swap is an event where each person brings enough cut card stock, inks and stamps so that all the other attendees can make each others’ card. You come with one idea to share and you leave with several ideas.
You didn’t think that we did this all on our own, did you?
Our friend Olive always has something fun to share with us. Ann didn’t finish this project because there was a LOT more coloring projects than usual. This time, she shared a small calendar.
We have all the Stampin’ Blends, so I can’t wait until I help Ann color it this week.
Here’s Ann’s project.
It’s a little bit different. It’s all on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Real Red card stock. Instead of the whole card folding, only that center part folds where the flower and greeting is.
Did I mention that the flower comes from a stamp set that you can get free with a $50 order? We stamped it in Smokey Slate to keep it a bit muted so the greeting stamped in Real Red pops.
Here are the main items we used. Use our latest posted Host code and we’ll include a sample gift of some current product with the reusable handmade card we send all our online shoppers.
Did I Mention Prizes?
Everybody brought a prize or two and everyone went home with a prize or two. I’ll show you Ann’s cool prize later this week…..if she doesn’t eat it first. But the real prize is that they’re all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators sharing their love for paper crafting and cardmaking.
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What a great handmade card idea!
Ann, it was so fun seeing you yesterday and chatting with you, and getting great hints from you which I really appreciated! I’m feeling mad at myself because I did not see your card or make it! This photo is the first time I’ve seen it. . . . How did I miss it?! Oh, well, life goes on. . .
It was to the left of the calendar. And pre-stamped! Ann said it was great to see you again, Margaret.