Monday, April 19, 2010

Milwaukee Regional Swap Cards!

On April 8, 2010, Doyle and I were privileged to fly to Milwaukee for two reasons:  (1) so I could go to the Stampin Up Regional Seminar in Milwaukee (he went to the Harley Davidson Museum!); and (2) so we could visit our daughter, son-in-law, and grandcat in Madison, about an hour and a half from Milwaukee!  I worked hard to get swap cards ready; since this was my very first Stampin Up event, I didn't know what to expect, and I didn't want to have swap cards that nobody wanted!  So, I bought the pre-order stamp set AWASH WITH FLOWERS, and made four swap different swap cards:


This was the first swap card I made.  It's hard to see on the picture, but the colored squares with the flowers are popped up on dimensionals.  Here is my recipe:

STAMP SETS:  Awash with Flowers, Short and Sweet
CARDSTOCK:  Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
INK:  Basic Black, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
ACCESSORIES:  Linen Thread, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Square Punches, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer


My recipe for this card is:

STAMP SETS:  Awash with Flowers, Great Friend
CARDSTOCK:  Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White
INK:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo
ACCESSORIES:  Small and Large Oval Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Color Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Sponge, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot

It is hard to see, but the Melon Mambo portion at the bottom of the card was run through the Big Shot and has "Perfect Polka Dots" embossed on it.  It was also sponged lightly with Pumpkin Pie ink.


If you came to April Play Day, you will recognize this card, because we made it there!  I liked it so much, I decided to make some for my swaps, as well!

My recipe for this card:

STAMP SETS:  Awash with Flowers, Great Friend
CARDSTOCK:  Kraft, Whisper White
INK:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Real Red, Ruby Red, More Mustard
ACCESSORIES:  1/4" Old Olive Grograin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge


This card was inspired by the card on the flyer from Stampin Up for the Two-Step into Spring Promo.  It was more pastel colors, but the layout is somewhat similar.

My recipe is:

STAMP SETS:  Awash with Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CARDSTOCK:  Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive
INK:  Basic Black, Old Olive, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Ballet Blue
ACCESSORIES:  Top Note Die, Big Shot, Color Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge

I really like this stamp set (Awash with Flowers), and especially like the clear mounted stamps for the two-step stamping, because it makes it easy to see where to stamp the second time!

I had a wonderful time at the regional seminar, and learned a LOT of new things that I will be sharing in Play Days to come!

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

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