This swap card started out because I had a bunch of Early Espresso oval die-cuts left from a previous project.
As you may know I love the World of Dreams stamp set. Anything botanical in nature is definitely my style.
I used the Hardwood background stamp and Early Espresso ink on the Lost Lagoon side panel on the right, adding a thin strip of Early Espresso card stock at the edge. This combination of Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Early Espresso is so soothing and pretty.
The main 'leaves' image is stamped directly on the Fun Frames Whisper White die-cut using Lost Lagoon ink. Then I cut it out to adhere to the oval die-cut.
I hope those who received it like it as much as I do!
I"m back home from my fun and exciting time at Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah! I've got tons to do today and still have that travel tiredness so stay tuned for tons of photos and info I have to share this week.
Here is one of the Convention swaps I made to share using one of my favorite stamp sets; the World of Dreams:
My color combination is the new Lost Lagoon with Baked Brown Sugar. Both In Colors currently. The pretty trim you see here is not a punched trim. It's actually a thinlit die called Finishing Touches. It's on page 229 of this current Catalog.
This month for the Control Freaks Blog Tour we are featuring cards we've made for our annual Convention swap. For those that aren't attending Convention it's a Free for All! So get ready to see the unique projects from these talented people!
You may have arrived from Judy's wonderful projects. If not just click hereor at the end of each post to see everyone's work.
I loved my Card Club projects this month so I made them for our Convention swaps too. Look!
I just LOVE the new Flower Patch bundle which includes this fabulous Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating framelits. What do you think of the color combo of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Soft Sky? I found it in the new 2014-16 Color Coach cards.
I also used the stamp set Four You; my go-to set for good sized greetings. Here's the inside view of this card:
And next is the striking wedding card I made:
Black and White is such a pretty classic combo. I used Basic Black with our Shimmer, Silver and Vellum card stock too.
The fold is like an easel card except the front flap is tucked under the upper butterfly to secure it. See the upper left card.
I used quite a few stamp sets here - Blooming with Kindness, Label Love, Chalk Talk and the new Big News greeting set. Can you see the pretty embossing on the front piece?
And now you're off to see what Connie has to share with you. She is so creative!
I'd like to share the Bag Tags I made for my downline who are at Convention this year. I think they'll look fabulous attached to our Red Convention bag we receive!
I used the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die to cut out the pretty flowers from both chipboard and Silver Glimmer paper. I adhered them together and added their initials on the front. A few narrow taffeta ribbons and holes punched in the tips add fun details.
Here's a close-up of mine:
The letters are die-cut using our Little Letters Thinlits dies. I do have a suggestion when you use these - waxed paper helps immensely! Just add a piece between your card stock and the metal thinlit die. The card stock sill slip out easily from the die.
I am excited to share this experience with so many of my downline this year. Here are the gifts I made them:
I wanted to give them some treats to snack on during Convention or at night in their hotel room. I tried a new color combination of Lost Lagoon & Cherry Cobbler here. I think it's pretty!
I used our Tag a Bag Gift Boxes on page 201. You get 8 of these in a package for just $6.95. I cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock measuring 4 1/2 X 6 7/8" and scored it at 1" on each long edge. Insert it inside the clear sleeve cover, secure it with glue dots on the corners and add ribbon and a tag.
I used the Num Num stamp set and two flower punched - the Petite Petals and the flower in the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. I hope they like it!
And here are a few more of my Team's swaps from our meeting in June:
Karen made with one with her new favorite set - 'Work of Art'.
Very pretty colors of Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Strawberry Slush. Here's the inside:
I love how these stamps in the corners frame the inside, leaving plenty of space for a note and signature.
Mary brought this pretty card made with the new Flower Patch stamp set and framelits. Such a pretty and bright color combination of Coastal Cabana, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey & Crisp Cantaloupe. She also used one of my new favorite embossing folders - 'Fun Frames'.
And lastly is Rhonda's unique and so colorful punch flowers swap:
She said she found the idea on Pinterest. Sooo many punched flowers she had to do! But we all loved it. She featured the new In Colors of Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist. The flowers are made with our Boho Blossoms punch and the retired Itty Bitty punch pack.
I love sharing the talent of my wonderful and creative downline. They're fantastic!
Here are another two cards made by my downline for our last meet and swap:
Candy made this one using the 'For Your Country' & 'Something to Say' stamp sets. She is a proud military wife and we loved getting this beautiful sample! Here's the inside:
Her color combination is Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss.
Jane made this beauty using the Bloom with Hope hostess set. I believe she cased it from Diane Vander Galien since I just noticed a similar card I received from her on my sample board! She used Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey. The tag is made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
I'll share some of the fabulous swaps my downline made at our last meeting each day this week while we're away at Convention.
Annette made this one using the Traveler stamp set and Circle Card Thinlits dies. It's a beautiful vintage collage using Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Vanilla.
The greeting is from 'And Many More' stamp set.
Brandy made this one using the new Moonlight dsp stack and the Fun Flower punch. Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss with Sahara Sand. I love the color blocking she did here. Neat way to use multiple patterns in the same dsp stack. Her greeting is from the 'Bravo' stamp set.
Sunday I'm off to Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention. I am so excited! I have 10 of my downline going with me this year!!! Yay! I've been busy working on Convention swaps and downline gifts lately.
Here is a card I made for my last downline meeting and swap using Kinda Eclectic. I LOVE this stamp set!
I found this color combination of Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon in my Color Coach 2014-16 In Color cards. I just knew it would be gorgeous together.
I have so much to share with you next week while I'm gone, so stay tuned!
LeeAnn Greff, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Manager.
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