Swapping Ideas

Published by under cards | May 26 2010

One of the REALLY fun things about getting together with hundreds of other demonstrators at Stampin' Up! events is swapping sample cards. If you've been to one of my classes or workshops you'll have seen the box of swaps that I carry around with me, full of gorgeous card samples. Today I'm sharing the cards I made to swap with other demo's at last week's Convention, and information on how you could join me to make some too!


These dresses were created with the Big Shot and the scallop circle die. I've seen these on various online places for a while now, and love how it demonstrates yet again the versatility of the Big Shot and dies. Do you want to make a dress card? Come to my Big Shot Class on May 28th and make it – along with a selection of other great projects, I have just one or two spots left. You'll also get the chance to see all my new sample cards from Convention.

This pocket card is another swap, and features the lovely Vintage Vogue stamp set and Very Vintage wheel. The pocket is in Bravo Burgundy, one of our continuing colours.


And here is a fun treat idea, a different kind of pocket card. You could easily tuck in a sachet of hot chocolate, a card, packet of seeds, or anything at all really. (I used some of the chocolates that my kids brought home as a school fundraiser).

(Thanks to Connie Babbert for the inspiration behind the Freddo pocket) – this is another of our Big Shot Class projects

And finally here we have some little pocket journal books made from one piece of 12×12 paper, and bound with the Bind-It-All. For great instructions on making these, click Vicki Hook's instructions HERE.

Happy stamping,

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Swapping Ideas”

  1. Connie Babberton 26 May 2010 at 9:31 am

    CUTE Top Note Pocket!  Love how you adapted it.  Thanks for the referral link back to my blog!

  2. Trishon 26 May 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Glad you had a great trip and are feeling much better Simone. Thank you for the surprise in my order, you spoil me. Can't wait for next Stamp club to hear all about it 🙂

  3. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 27 May 2010 at 5:43 pm

    ooooooooh! Is that the Freddo frog I missed out on?????? (sad face) But … even though I didn't get the Freddo (sigh) … at least we got a chance to meet and to chat (HUGE SMILE) … and that was such a thrill for me! (happy dance) I was so glad to be able to pick you out on stage … and manage to  find you afterwards! It was very handy that you won so many awards … so I could be really sure which one was YOU!!! Hope you are feeling better, Simone! You sure looked happy & excited at the awards dinner. Big hugs, xxAxx

  4. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 27 May 2010 at 5:43 pm

    PS … Forgot to add … love the dress card! Super cute idea! xxAxx

  5. Mae Collinson 31 May 2010 at 12:03 am

    Hi Simone, love your work. Just letting you know that I have awarded you a "Beautiful Blogger Award" so please pop over to my blog to pick it up. Take care and happy stamping from Mae.

  6. kylieon 15 Jun 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Simone,  your creations are lovely.  Thank you for sharing your talent and wonderful ideas.  
    Kylie  🙂 

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