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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Convention Swap Reject

Well....the SU Convention is about 3 weeks away! You know what that means, don't you? It's time to make swaps! YIKES....not much time left!  I'm so excited to be able to attend this year!!

I will be participating in 2 group swaps and not the general swap....the ladies in each of these groups make the most amazing swap cards. They are ALL so gifted, talented, and creative. I need 3 different swap ideas; 2 swap card ideas are already planned out....I'm in need of a 3rd idea. Last night I was working on ideas and came up with this.

Do you recognize the clouds? How about the basket of the hot air balloon? They are both punched using the Cupcake Builder punch; the basket was also stamped using the Build a Cupcake stamp set....both will be in the new catalog. I do have to credit one of my stamping idols, Julie Buhler with this balloon idea....she is incredibly creative. When I saw this "out of the box" idea, I just knew that somehow I'd need to use it! So, this is adapted from her original idea.

But, I realized something about half way through making this takes WAY TOO LONG to make one, never mind enough for a swap! I think I'd need much, much more time than I have to make enough!! So, it's back to the drawing board...which is why this sample is a "Convention Swap Reject."  In the meantime, this will be put aside for a graduation card....this will be perfect for that, I think!

Stamps: Trendy Trees (balloon), Word Play
Inks: Certainly Celery (sponged on the "hills"), Bashful Blue (sponged on the clouds), Pacific Point, Read Red, Crumb Cake (basket)
CS: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle #2, Tasteful Trim
Misc: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Curly Label Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Round Punches, Dimensionals, Circle Scissor Plus, Cutter Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Kathy W said...

have an awesome time at convention.
reject- it is a winner, but I agree for a swap card very time consuming to make a lot of them

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice!

Happy blogoversary :)


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