On Thursday, November 9th I went to my first Stampin’ UP convention, in Salt Lake City, Utah! What a cool experience! I’m part of an amazing SU team, most of whom are spread all over the country, so it was a real treat to be able to meet women from Idaho, California, Washington, and Texas whom I had only seen in Facebook pictures! What a lovely group of women they are! I’m so fortunate to have had my upline, and friend, MaryKate Scott, guide me through the three-day convention; there is a learning curve;)
I saw the founder of Stampin’ UP, Shelly Gardner, and her daughter, current CEO, Sara Douglass speak, and I had the pleasure of seeing many demonstrations on Spring 2018 products (you’re in for a real treat). I was also able to play with new products for 4 of the new product suites! I can’t show pictures yet, but will when I can! (There are rules when you get a sneak peek!)
So, usually at events like these, demonstrators swap cards. Some people bring LOTS of cards and swap at random. I was in a planned swap with my team, swapping just 12. I wanted to make something bright and cheery, so this is my swap…
I used the Softly Falling Impressions folder on Bermuda Bay paper for a nice base texture. From Whole Lot of Lovely DSP I used a strip to bring a whimsical feel to the card, I added some Crushed Curry twine, and stamped the Sweet Cupcake multi step cupcake and used Framelits to cut the base and frosting out! The greeting is from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set too. I cut the ovals to frame the greeting using the Stitched Shapes Framelits – A new purchase for me and I love them! Of course I added a few rhinestones and Wink of Stella, because what is a card without a little bling?
Questions on how to make the card? Let me know!