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Kindness Matters Swap for Canberra Convention 2012

Well, another Stampin’ Up! Convention is over for Australia – and it was FUN!!  To all from Stampin’ Up! who entertained, made us laugh out loud and awed us over our time in Canberra – thank you!  You’re inspiring! 

There are so many amazing and talented ladies over Australia making cards, scrapbooking and other fabulous projects (and 1 guy too!!).  At Convention, we get to swap card fronts with other demonstrators (and guests – guests are welcome at Convention!).  I made 25 of these and I find swaps are a great way to try different effects and do lots of stamping!  It’s a great time to make and play … this was my swap:

 

I used quite a few stamp sets for this card – Kindness Matters, French Foliage and Rue Des Fleurs.  And my colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  Now I know Blushing Bride is retiring soon, and I usually try and create a swap that is current and hopefully will be current for the new catalogue … but I couldn’t go past Blushing Bride.  I just love this colour and I’m really, really going to miss it.

I did lots of sponging on my swap – with Soft Suede ink and Champagne Shimmer Paint.  Love this effect!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Tiny Tags wedding thank you

This is another of the thank you cards I’ve made for my friend’s wedding.

I made it a few times, in slightly different ways, so that everyone who receives a card will still receive a unique card.

And I also stamped the envelopes to coordinate with the cards.

I was inspired to use the Tiny Tags stamp set by a lovely vintage card Shelli made at Convention in Sydney, Australia.  Now, Shelli hasn’t blogged this card that I’ve seen, so I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing her card which is the inspiration for my thank you cards in this post.  I did take this photo at Convention.

For my cards, I used the Very Vanilla (textured), Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold and So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Gold ink.  On the top card I’ve heat embossed the gold heart and crown.  I added a few pearls to each card, some non-SU ribbon (if only I could’ve ordered from the upcoming new catalogue – I wouldn’t have used non-SU ribbon!!) and SU gold thread (now retired).   And I used the Tiny Tags punch and Scallop Edge punch too.

More gift tags to come for the wedding, so visit again soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂