One of our Paper Dolls team, Hazel, promoted to Bronze 3 just recently and so of course I wanted to make a card to help her celebrate this success (I’ll explain about the Bronze 3 part in a bit).
It’s ages since I’ve played the MojoMonday challenge and so I popped over there to find that this week, it’s a choice of round or square layout:
Unusually for me, I opted for the square layout to make this card:
The card base is Soft Suede and was matted and layered with two different types of Mocha Morning DSP (122366) (this isn’t part of the Buy 3, Get 1 free offer on DSP that ends tomorrow – just as well really or I would never have discovered that I actually like the Domestic Goddess paper, lol – the name put me off!). The number (from the Number It stamp set (W122580 or C122582)) and the sentiment (from the Curly Cute stamp set (W117014 or C120510) were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. The circle in the centre is a combination of the 1-3/4″ Circle punch (119850) and the Circles 2 die (114526) and the number was curved over a couple of stacked dimensionals and secured with metallic brads (119741). A frame was created for the sentiment using the Scallop Edge Border punch (119882).
So, what’s the significance of Bronze 3 you may be asking? Well all demonstrators start off at Bronze 1 level when they join Stampin’ Up! Then, if they wish (there’s no pressure), they can earn promotions through their sales, recruitment and leadership. The promotions can earn you increased commissions and extra discounted or free products whenever a new catalogue comes out. Hazel will now qualify for 20% off a small bundle of products when the new catalogue launches in October, as well as getting her normal discount/commission on the order. It’s another SU! bonus and another reason that I love working with this company – they really treat their demonstrators well. If you’d like to know more about joining our Paper Dolls team and working towards your first promotion, then just email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886.
Have a great weekend.
I’m running a little late today. I had a workshop this afternoon with a new group of ladies (hi there, if you found your way to the blog *waves*), received a delivery and visited three members of the team. But I was awake early this morning and still managed to sneak a little extra crafting in, lol.
I so loved the swaps that I got at Team Training on Sunday (part 1, part 2) that I’m determined to CASE them (that’s Copy And Share Everything). As I’m just doing one of each, instead of ten or so, I can afford to perhaps make them a little more involved.
This page corner bookmark swap was from June:
And here’s my version:
I used a different colour combo (Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Old Olive), a different set of punches (Curly Label (119851), 1-1/4″ Circle (119861) and 1″ Circle (119868)) and a different stamp set (Bright Blossoms W125495 or C125497).
A triangle of Paisley Petals 122367 (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer) was also added to the front of the bookmark.
Thanks June, a great little swap and great inspiration.
Just a quick reminder that there are only a few days left to choose a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! This offer ends on Saturday 30 June.
There’s no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn (buy 6 get 2 free etc) but Specialty Designer Series Paper and hostess Designer Series Paper aren’t part of this promotion
(Click on the image below for a larger version).
If you’d like me to order you some of these papers, then just email me and I’ll take care of the rest.
Back again with more swaps from our Team Training on Sunday. If you missed them, then Part 1 of the swaps are here and my own swaps are here.
Again, they’re in no particular order.
From Chrissi, using Butterfly Prints (the envelope contains lavender!):
From Hazel, using Creative Elements:
From Mari, using Fresh Vintage (retired, but … I hoarded a couple of sets and the next two people that book and hostess a workshop with me, before the end of August, have the option of choosing this set as their hostess gift. Email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886 to book and get hold of this beautiful stamp set!)
From Joanne, using Happiest Birthday Wishes and Circle punches:
From Cheryl, using Everything Eleanor:
Another gorgeous lot of swaps. This bunch certainly keep me on my toes.
For all of the swaps I’ve just highlighted the main set used. If you’re puzzling over what else has been used on any of them, then just leave me a comment and I’ll let you know.
I have a plan to CASE all of these creations – let’s see whether it works out, lol.
Yesterday I shared the swap that I made for everyone else and today I’m back with the first batch of the ones that I received in return.
They’re in no particular order, just as I pulled them back out of the bag. All except for this first one, which I had to photograph before DH ran off with it. His idea of sharing was … that I could have the basket and he’d have the muffin!
From Andrea, using Flight of the Butterfly:
From Julie, using Mixed Bunch:
From Krista, using Sweet Summer (retired):
And also from Krista, using Daisies Bigz Die:
From June, using Mixed Bunch:
From Jan, using Petite Pairs and Deck the Halls fabric:
Aren’t they great! And such a variety of projects and styles.
I’ll be back with the other half of the swaps tomorrow, so please swing by.
I’ve had a wonderful afternoon with the rest of the Paper Dolls. It’s been great fun, with wonderful swaps, (which I’ll share over the next few days), a belated birthday present, some brilliant technique shares, lots of news of what’s going to be happening in the Stampin’ Up! world in the near future and okay, yes I admit, I got a bit giddy at times . Well, it’s just so exciting!
These were my swaps for everyone else.
I made a variety of colours so that everyone could have a pick. I also made a couple extra – they’ll either be gifts for my hostesses, or door prizes for guests at upcoming workshops.
This is what’s inside:
We’ve already set the date and time for the next event, so if you’d like to join us, then pencil it in your diary. We’ll be getting together 1pm-3pm (warning – we always overrun!) on Saturday 25 August.
Just let me know if you’d like to come along and I’ll send you a reminder nearer the time.
I shared this box with a lovely group of ladies this morning, before it was quite complete (hi all, *waves*, especially Ros, as I know she’ll read this today ). This afternoon, I’ve added the flower to the top to finish it off.
The instructions (which are really clearly written and easy to follow) are compliments of Kirsteen Gill at her website here and she has a free picture tutorial here.
I’ve used Melon Mambo card and Beyond the Garden DSP (122342) to make my version.
The lid is trimmed with Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985) and a Mixed Bunch (W125535 or C125537) flower stamped in Wild Wasabi ink onto Whisper White card. It was punched out with the Blossom (125603) and 3/4″ Circle (119873) punches and secured with a pink Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad (109110).
Pretty enough to start with, but the real Wow! is when you open it up …
You have four little compartments in which to put your treasures (sweets, jewellery, craft embellishments – your choice ).
These little boxes are so easy to make, using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and the Diagonal Scoring Plate (125586).
If you’d like to purchase any of the tools or materials needed to make this box then please email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope to see some of you at Team Training tomorrow .
I’m busy tonight, cutting the card for everybody’s make and take project for the Team Training on Sunday and so I thought it would be a good time to remind you that you’re invited to join us
We’re getting together on Sunday 24 June (1.15pm – 3.15pm approx), at the Doghill Community Centre at Shafton, for our regular quarterly meeting.
Our team training events are great fun – we have plenty of demonstrations as well as the make and take and of course you’ll have chance to chat with the others and find out what inspired them to join the Paper Dolls team. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered.
I can cut an extra make and take pack for you if you’d like to come along, just email me or give me a ring on 0775 1133886 to let me know and I’ll give you detailed instructions for finding the Community Centre.
Today’s card is a commission that I’ve made for my friend, whose daughter turns 18 soon. As it’s such a special event, I made the card larger than usual (A5) and made it a special fold – an intersecting Labels Collections framelit (125598) gatefold.
The Mixed Bunch (W125535 or C125537) flowers were stamped for the background and a few extra ones heat embossed in Silver EP and punched out with the Blossom (125603). A few Little Leaves (114511) were tucked behind the flowers. The Beautiful Butterfly (114507) was die cut from Wisteria Wonder card and layered with another of Vellum card that was first heat embossed with the Fine Flourish (115709) using Silver EP.
A couple of the Blossoms and the Butterfly were attached to the outer Silver Frame and the other Blossom was attached to the centre.
For the inside, the piece of card that the larger framelit was cut from, was used as a stencil and chalked to create the single layer frame in the centre.
A card with many layer and techniques but then an 18th birthday is kinda special don’t you think?
Are you thinking of coming to our annual Stampin’ Up! convention? Figure you’ll leave until nearer the time before you join up (you have to be an active demonstrator to attend) – after all November is still a long way off (19 weeks and 1 day … but who’s counting)
Please don’t leave it too late!
Some of our Paper Dolls team at last year’s convention (I’m behind the camera)
I knew that this year’s event would be popular (we’ve already got 7 of our team booked to go this time!) but even I can hardly believe just how popular it is. We’ve already filled over 600 seats! Yes, that’s 600 crafty peeps all signed up and booked for the party in Mainz, Germany on 2-3 November.
The lovely folks at Stampin’ Up! have added seats and extended registration but I’m guessing that they’ll fill very quickly now that folks know that there are limited places left.
So why have the seats booked up so fast?
As well as:
- the fact that convention is such great fun?;
- it’s a great chance to learn new techniques?;
- you pick up business tips and ideas?;
- there’s a chance to win some brilliant craft goodies as part of the Prize Patrol?;
- you get to swap cards and projects with other fantastic crafters?;
- you’re one of the first to see and try out brand new products?
As well as all that?
Well, this year, SU! also announced that all demonstrators who register for Convention 2012 are eligible to receive prizes when we reach registration goals of 400, 500, and 600. That’s guaranteed prizes – in addition to the two free stamp sets that we get and in addition to the great convention bag that we get (and usually a few other goodies too).
We’ve already met all three of those registration goals, so anyone else who signs up to come along to convention now, will get these prizes for sure (we don’t know what they are yet but I can’t wait to find out!).
Want to come along? Then just drop me an email or give me a call on 0775 1133886. We can have a chat and I’ll answer questions you might have
Don’t forget, there are limited places left now and they’re filling fast.