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Here you can find out all the latest RSW news, get details of special offers & view projects made using rubber stamps. Most of the projects shown here will be made from Stampin' Up! products, as I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, covering Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

RSW Demo Team Meeting

I met with some of my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators today, for a full day meeting in my craft studio. Of those attending, all of us have been promoted since we last met, so I thought a fun day of crafting would be a good celebration! Debbi came up with the fantastic idea of having a shoe box swap! If you've never been to a shoebox swap, then you don't know what you're missing! You simply design a project and prepare enough supplies for everyone in attendance to re-create it! You put everything you need to make your project in a shoebox or similar container, plus any necessary instructions, then rotate around the room completing each others' projects. And what a fab time we had!

This is my project:

I wanted to highlight a slightly different use of punches - sometimes just using something in a different way can help your sales when demo-ing at a workshop. I used the scallop circle & scallop square punches to punch a central window on 2 3x3 cards. I used the Very Versatile Stampin' Up! set & finished with ribbon, punched flowers, brads, silver hodgepodge & Stampin' Glitter. Here's an inside view of the cards:

Here's a close up of the inside of the card where I used the Stampin' Glitter on the tree blossom:

Cute, but simple!

Debbi's gorgeous card used the Carte Postale Stampin' Up! stamp set & the delicate Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink colours:

And of course, it included ribbon! Debbi just loves her ribbon!! The one used here is white taffeta.

Helen's card was made using the Sense of Time Stampin' Up! stamp set:

This is the 1st time I've used this set since I bought it. The colours here are Very Vanilla & Not Quite Navy. The background was stamped with Versamark. A nice, simple card to make & effective for those men we jut love to make cards for!

Lastly, Margaret's card had the WOW factor:

This gorgeous chappie was made using various Stampin' Up! punches - isn't he lovely??!! A fun Christmas card - the 1st I've made this year!

Thankyou, ladies for coming along & making the day fabby!



Samantha Mellor said...

Oohh it sounds like you gals had a good day as these are all lovely cards.No problem with you doingthe inside of your cards looking forward to seeing some of your creations.Hugs SamXX

Shirley said...

We did, thanks Sam! You'll have to sign up so you can join us hee hee!!