Sunday, 19 June 2011

Demonstrators Shoebox Swap

I have had a wonderful day stamping today with a few of my team members.
We get together every once in a while for a team catch up day and today it was at my house, yay! We each produce a card and cut out enough supplies for everyone else to make your card.
I always learn something new and discover many new ideas and techniques!

These are the cards that I produced, thanks to a demonstration on Youtube by Stamperdog. They are Christmas card gift voucher holders. You could change the design for birthdays.

This next card was produced by Leonie and is called the 'Burst Out' I love this technique, simple but stunning.

This next one is by Adele. The rectangular image around the sentiment is made by inking up an acrylic block in one colour and rock n rolling it in another. I didn't know you could do that!

This next one is another fab idea for a gift voucher holder by Kylie.

Amanda and I had fun with this next card by Yvonne. We couldn't figure out whether to emboss then cut or cut then emboss the topnote shape.  It turned out both ways were wrong because we forgot to stamp the image first lol, lol, lol!

I was stunned by this next card by Alison. The circle shapes were stuck to ordinary card stock and then put through the textured impressions embossing folder. The result looks like DSP. Very effective.

The last card I made was by Amanda. I really enjoyed getting to know more about Amanda today. She showed me how to ruffle the ribbon by pulling on a thread in the ribbon, this gives a really beautiful effect, don't you think?

All the cards today were (as always) absolutely outstanding. Thanks so much for a really enjoyable day.
Thanks to Leonie for turning up with a migraine.
Thanks to Adele for my lovely English goodies yum yum!
Thanks to Rob my neighbour for letting me borrow his tables and chairs! 
Have a great day!


  1. LOL Yvonne's card did prove to be the most challenging!! I think Leonie thought we were a bit crazy from all the mad laughing! It was such a fun day. Thankyou for being such a lovely hostess. Thankyou to all the wonderful ladies who came with such wonderful swaps.

  2. Wow what a great day it seems. So, so jealous I couldn't come. Glad you ladies had fun.
    These cards all look fantastic.

  3. I think you two had the most fun! Thanks for the shout out Karla, I forgot to mention that the actual stamping technique is called something like movement stamping??? Thanks for a great day, I miss you girls already, stamp camp cant come fast enough!