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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Convention 2012 - Snow Swirled and Pedal Presents


I write this post with great excitement as tomorrow I am off to Canberra (or should I say Canbrrrrrr) for the Stampin' Up! Australia Convention 2012!!!!

It is my very first Convention and I am popping with anticipation!!! :)

Stampin' Up! Convention is 3 days of pure Stampin' Up! awesomeness. Demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand come together to learn more about the Stampin' Up! craft, meet one another, discover new products and see exciting 'sneak peaks'. Shelli Gardner, the founder & CEO of Stampin' Up! will also be there to talk to us all. There is an awards dinner that celebrates the achievements of Stampin' Up! demonstrators....it is going to be fabulous!! 

During Convention it is customary (but not compulsory) to take 'swaps'....where you make a number of the same card so you can swap them with other demonstrators at Convention. The idea behind this is to swap ideas and that you end up with cards featuring stamp sets that you may not own so you can show them to your customers. I can't wait to see what the other demonstrators have come up with. I promise to take photos and put them on my blog. :)

I thought I would share my card swaps with you here. My first swap is based on this card that I made earlier this year as part of the Festive Friday Challenge.

I removed the bow and the 'sanded' stamp that I used in the original. Instead of the background stamp, I used the 'direct to paper' technique, where I dabbed the Crumb Cake inkpad directly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock....it creates a lovely effect I think. :) 

This is my second swap....I used Pedal Presents from the current Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue. A very simple design that fits on a notecard sized card. You can't see it in the photo very well but I sprayed the Crumb Cake layer with some Frost White Shimmer Mist.

I will be back after Convention with more news, photos and a tutorial on how I made the small rectangle on my first card using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder....stay tuned!! 


Materials used:
Card No . 1
Stamps – Snow Swirled
Ink – Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Accessories – Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Tools – Big Shot, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponges, Stamp-a-majig, Paper Cutter, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips.

Card No. 2 

Stamps – Pedal Presents
Ink – Stazon, Frost White Shimmer Paint (as Shimmer Mist)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Rhinestones
Tools – Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Stamp-a-majig, Paper Cutter, SNAIL Adhesive.


  1. Wow Alison, I wish I had received one of your beautiful swaps at Convention. I hope you had a fantastic time!

    1. Thanks Kristina! Yes, I had a wonderful time at Convention! I wish I could have swapped with you too!! xxx

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