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!

1 comment:

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!