Sunday, 2 September 2012

Leadership Training

Once a year Stampin' Up! hold a Leadership Training day.  So I yesterday I headed to Reading to have some fun and swap ideas and projects with demonstrators from around the country.

One of the highlights of the day is the swapping of cards and projects. There were 83 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators who went but there was no way that I was going to make that many.

In the end I spent the best part of a week making 30 swaps - 10 each of three projects.  I made these using products in the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue and I thought you might just like to see them.

Here is my basket of swaps all packaged up and ready for the off. I did think about decorating my basket too but simply ran out of time.

This first project is my take on an ornament that I saw on the demo side of the Stampin' Up! web-site - it was on Shelli Gardner's blog (for those of you know don't know she is, she is a co-founder and the CEO of Stampin' Up!). I have altered it to fit my stash of products. You can hang this from the Christmas tree, or use it as a door hanger or even a gift tag for a bottle of wine or any other present.

If you are trying to figure out what products I used, here is a list of them (to make it easier I have highlighted the new ones):

  Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock.
  Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock
  Fresh Vintage Embossing Folder
  Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
  Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  Stampin' Sanding System
  Delightful Dozen Stamp Set plus one from new Annual Catalogue (ssh, enough said)
  Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad
  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
  Window Frames Framelit Dies
  Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
  Linen Thread and Pearl (you can just about see it)

The second project was a Christmas Card with a slight difference. The third tree was attached to the inside of the card so that when you opened it a tree shaped hole was left behind.

Now you see it.

Now you don't
The products used are:

Scentsational Season plus same secret set used in previous project 
Crumb Cake,  Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock
Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Ink Pad
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Holiday Collection Framelits Dies
Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch

The third project was one I made with a Halloween theme and it's a slightly different version of the one that I posted on my blog a week ago. I decided to make two version as I think both the Mummy and the Frankenstein Monster are really cute. And, yes the boxes are filled with sweets.

The products used are:

Googly Ghouls stamp set
Basic Grey and Very Vanilla card stock
Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Ink Pad
Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker
Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Candy Wrapper Die and Big Shot
Labels Framelits Die
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Striped Satin Ribbon
Oval Punch

I hope you have enjoyed checking out my swaps. I will be taking photos of the swaps I received and will be posting them on here over the next few days or so.

In the meantime, if there is anything you fancy from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue or the Retirement List drop me a line.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jade. Will be posting photos of some of the lovely swaps I received later in the week. Fiona x

  2. Lovely projects Fiona!! :) hope you had fun at training! Xx


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