Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I'm Off to Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 - Celebrating 25 Years!

Hello Friends! I'm off to convention two days early. I'm meeting up with some of Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty Pals because I'm a member of the Pals! I met Mary and some Pals in the past, but this week I'll be surrounded by dozens and dozens of Stampin' Pretty Pals! I'm so excited for my first convention! 

I have my card swaps for our private Pals swap all packed up. I have general swaps for anyone I may meet. I also made these business card holders! 

I love how these turned out! You could tuck a lot of different items into a folder like this and you could decorate it so many ways! Size it to fit whatever you are trying to dress up and give out.

Here is my recipe:

8" x 3, 3-1/4 or 3-1/2" piece of designer paper. (I used various sizes just trying out the idea). 

With the length of the paper horizontal, score at 2-5/8", then flip it around again and score at 2-5/8". 

I folded the left side in and cut randomly on the diagonal, leaving a piece that I could tuck a card into. I used Sticky Strip across the bottom of the pocket.

The front sentiment is from Six Sided Sampler. I popped it out using the small scallop circle and then matted it with the next-sized scallop circle punch. I popped the whole thing up on Stampin Dimensionals and then placed it over an 8-1/2" length of Stretch Ruffle trim. I like this stretchy ribbon because when you just tie it once (not in a knot) it sort of catches on itself and it stays put! I tied some of them with the ruffle up, some with it down--it looks great either way!

I can't wait to hand these out to other Demonstrators or any of the other travelers who are wondering--who are all these paper-loving people heading to Salt Lake City?! It's time to let our paper-love shine!

Be sure and check in tomorrow when I share one of my General Swap cards!

As always, please use my Online Store to order your own Stampin' Up! any time!


Lynn. G. said...

Your cards swaps are pretty and colorful. Anyone would be happy to be the recipient of one. I sooo love your card holder too. What a neat idea. I don't have to tell you to have BIG fun as I already know that you will. Safe trip. Blessings!

stampwithsandy said...

What a cute idea, I love it!