Monday, 19 May 2014

Swaps from Telford

One of the best parts of Regional Training is meeting and swapping with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  Some people seemed to have made hundreds but I stuck to 30 because I don't have anywhere to put more than that.

People make and share all sorts of amazing ideas. Cards, boxes, display items and all sorts of other things.

While I was in the USA I started (but didn't quite finish) my swaps. In the end I made 30 but lost one to a friend so I only took 29 to Telford with me.

Here's what the 29 looked like.

In case you hadn't guessed, they are bookmarks. I used extra large paper clips and a hot glue gun to stick the layers together and make sure that the thing would not fall apart. I even stamped on the circle that was stuck on the back to hide everything.

I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the little holders - if you fold the top down it will make a cute envelope.

It seems that a lot of other people had the bookmark idea and here are some of the ones that I received in return.

L to R. Natasha Hart, Tracy Breeze, Adrienne Dimon

All three feature the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and the two of them also used the Petite Petals stamp set and punch.

I have loads more swaps to share on another day, but just thought that I should update you with the Cards for Keeps eBay auction. The auction ended as we were driving up to Telford and we stopped at the Warwick services to make use of the internet at a well known coffee chain. Pip had been bidding on a couple and I had been bidding on one. I didn't win mine but Pip was lucky to have the winning bid for the one by Liza Tarbuck.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the auction and well done to those who had the winning bid.  It was announced at Telford that the fantastic sum of £8578.47 was raised for the charity Coram. Not bad for bunch of cards made by various celebrities.

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