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Swaps for SU Convention – Canberra 2012

Hi Crafters,

Excitement Plus!! I am at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Canberra. Thursday morning is traditionally a time for getting together and swapping ideas and meeting up with those we have only met via the internet or playing catch up with those we only get to see once every 12 months or so. I thought I would schedule this post for Thursday morning and you can then see what I am swapping this year.

I like to try and do some card fronts and some 3D items to swap. I enjoy swapping as it gives me so many more ideas when I come home.

Now onto my first swap, one you may have seen a couple of weeks ago as I did submit a very similar one to this for a challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

Card Front I am swapping at Convention

On the original card, I had brads to match and didnt like the way they sat in the ribbon and I didnt have 150 laying around in my drawer in green. I changed it to putting 3 of the Itty Bitty Flower punches there instead and placed some pearls in their centres. I have made 50 of these little gems and I still go swapping with workshops or classes in mind. I have used the aqua pen and stamp pads for water colouring and this has been done direct to Very Vanilla card not the water colour paper, for placement, used the Stamp a Ma Jig so there is quite a  bit of scope for a class or workshop.

Here is my next swap and its the first of 2 x 3 D items I made.

Twitterpated Kanzashi Flower Brooch

I just love how these turned out and the buttons came from an enormous stash I have and I was lucky to find coordinating buttons. Here is how they are packaged for swapping.

Twitterpated Kanzashi Flowers bagged with the info enclosed.

I will post more information about these a bit later on in a separate post, I just wanted to give an idea of what I was swapping. I have made various ones out of all the different fabrics from Stampin’ Up!. I ran out of the lovely wooden buttons and the brooch backs to continue making more.

And one more using Timeless Portrait.

I really enjoyed making these and my sewing just keeps getting better and better.

I promise that I will post more information about these easy to make flowers using a template.

Here are my final swaps, they are paper snip or mobile phone charms, mine is on my paper snips.

Paper Snip Charms

More information on will be posted on these after I come back from Convention and run up a bit of a tutorial as I did some step by step photos while making these with the Blossom Punch and Mixed Bunch Stamp set out of the Autumn – Winter Mini Catalogue. Here is a group of them ready to go into their little boxes.

Black Red and White Charm

I have either coloured them using Water Colour Crayons or directly off the stamp pads using an aqua brush. Lastly the one I chose to keep to put on my old paper snips so I can just keep an eye on which ones I use for certain jobs.

One on my paper snips. They are blue hues.

Ok I am sitting here Tuesday afternoon rather relaxed, packed, and just about ready to go, I need to swap over a bag and my Spicey wallet to take with me and make sure I have my last minute packing stuff ready to go and wondering how I am this organised that this will post while I am actually swapping in Canberra. So off I go to do my last minute things.

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

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