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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Demonstrator swaps from the NEW Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue

Being a Stampin Up demonstrator has many advantages, one of my favourites are our card swaps. This month was an exceptionally good one as 30 of our Paper Angels demonstrators participated. Yes that means I had to make 30 cards all the same BUT I received 30 different ones back, great ey.

This swap incorporated our new Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue products. However, life being as it is, we had a small number of demonstrators who were unable to participate at, with a couple ending up in hospital! Luckily Tuesday Craft Group are a totally awesome group who, when approached by my up line Liz, were happy to help create FOUR lots of swaps – yes, if your maths is correct, you will realise we had 120 cards to make! Talk about a positive attitude, with the ladies expressing that it was fun to learn new techniques whilst making the cards.

This first swap created at Craft Group was ‘CASED’ (copy and share everything) from Stampin’ Up!’s Co-Founder and CEO, Shelli Gardner. We did create shameless copies of cool ideas we found online, because after all we were short on time making so many cards, so having a starting point rather than having to design them, was essential! Shelli had created this card for a US event, which was photographed by a demonstrator and popped up on-line somewhere. It uses 4 great new products from the Autumn Winter Mini catalogue. Namely, the most gorgeous ‘Apothecary Art’ Stamp Set coordinating with our new fabulous ‘Framelits Labels Collection’ Dies, as well as ‘Twitterpated DSP’ and the NEW ‘Simply Scored Scoring Tool’. The NEW scoring tool is just wonderful and allowed us the make 30 medallions with relative ease!

Imagine impressing your friends with this super elegant card! If you would like to know how to make this card, contact me on 0402 441 964 or email

This swap card, was again kindly created by Tuesday Craft Group, took inspiration from a design created by a US demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske  , using the new ‘Packed for Everything Stamp Bundle’ as pictured. These stamps are also available separately in the Australian Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue for $16.95 each, or as a bundle for $50.95. These stamps are just perfect for ‘paper piecing’ or simply to create cute accents such as Dawn did in her original card. Special mention to our newest Tuesday Craft Group member, Pat, who diligently coloured 30 pinatas! A job very well done and much appreciated.

This next swap card created by Tuesday Craft Group, took inspiration from a card featured in ‘Stamping and Papercraft’ Magazine. Sadly, I cannot lay my hands on the issue, so am unsure as to the designer. Having said that, there have been changes to the design to use the NEW very useful ‘Loving Thoughts’ Stamp Set, as well as ‘Twitterpated DSP’. There are also some NEW colours in the lovely ‘Bakers Twine’ in the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue.

Lastly, Tuesday Craft Group have used the same word stamp ‘Loving Thoughts’ to create this cool card. We found a black and white image photographed as part of a display at a US event, so we are unsure of the origins and colours of the design, although it is likely to have been created by Stampin’ Up!s Art Department. We love how the NEW ‘Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies’ have been layered upon each other to create a border. Clear buttons have been adhered with ‘Crystal Effects’ to a ‘Confetti White’ Card Base (this is thicker than ‘Whisper White’), with the words stamped in colours taken from the cardstock cut with the edgelit die.

If you would like to know how to make any of these cards, book a workshop or purchase product; please contact me on 0402 441 964 or email

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