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Hi There!

I hope you had a fun weekend!  I sure did!  I attended On Stage Local in Tampa, FL this weekend with a bunch of folks from the 3-2-1 Stamp Team and we had a great time!  Here's a photo of the group.


We were able to see the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Boy are you going to love, love, LOVE the new stuff coming!!  I can't share any info with you yet due to Stampin' Up! rules, but you'll be seeing some previews very soon.

I participated in two organized swaps for this event.  The first was a Shoebox Swap that was organized by Sherrie Robinson on Friday afternoon.  A Shoebox Swap is a group of folks who agree to design a card that others can make using the supplies provided in the box.  It's best if the card can be made in 10 minutes or less.  Here's the card I designed.


You may remember that I designed this card first as a shaker card for a class I taught in July.  You can find that project here.  Since this was a shoebox swap, I removed the shaker element and changed the sentiment using the Honeycomb Hello stamp set.  

This card begins with a card base of Hello Honey cardstock.  A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits.  Then the cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Textured Impressions embossing folder.  A piece of English Garden Designer Series Paper with some seriously cute bees was adhered behind the opening in the Soft Suede cardstock and the cardstock adhered to the card front.  A frame was created from Hello Honey cardstock (see the process for creating a frame here) and adhered around the die cut opening on the Soft Suede cardstock using Tombow Multi Adhesive.

A scrap of Hello Honey cardstock was stamped with the dots image from the Honeycomb Hello stamp set using Versamark ink.  The hexagon image was stamped over the dots using Soft Suede ink and the "hello" sentiment was stamped inside the hexagon.  The hexagon was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered to a piece of Gold Foil Sheets, punched with the Hexagon punch, using Mini Glue Dots.  The sentiment was adhered to the lower right corner of the frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.


A strip of those cute bees was adhered along the Whisper White liner and the liner adhered at the inside sentiment area of the card.  The hexagon image was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Soft Suede ink and the "How are you?" sentiment stamped inside the hexagon, also using Soft Suede ink.


The dots image was stamped repeatedly at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  For these dots, I stamped off the ink on a scrap of paper before stamping on the envelope to lighten up the dots a bit so that the sentiment would be easier to see.  The hexagon image and "hello" sentiment were stamped over the dots using Soft Suede ink.

So you may be asking yourself how this card could be made in 10 minutes or less and how did I fit a Big Shot into the shoebox?  Well, all the Big Shot stuff and the punched item was completed ahead of time and included in the card kit for each participant.  Their role was the stamping and assembly.  

Have a great week!


Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Honeycomb Hello; Inks:  Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Versamark; Cardstock:  Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  English Garden; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Hexagon punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Multi-Purpose Platform, Honeycomb Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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