Friday, May 13, 2011

Card Samples from Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog

Hi there My Stamping Friends, Several weeks ago I was able to attend a Stampin' Up! demo-only shoebox swap that was put together by my friends Robin Merriman and Kimberly Van Diepen. I haven't done a shoebox swap in a while and this one reminded me how much fun they are. "Whats a shoebox swap", you ask? Well, each person creates a card and brings enough supplies for every attendee to make the card. So if 25 people sign up, everyone brings a 'shoebox' full of supplies for 25 copies of thier own card and they get to sit and make one of every other card that people bring. Everyone goes home with 24 new cards (you don't need to make one of your own).

I came home with some fantastic cards and I thought I show them to you! I'm not sure that I have a name to go with every card but I'll do my best. If you see yours just let me know and I'll give you credit.

Carol Snow used Easter Blossoms for this cheery card.
Jaimie Gvozdas used her BIG SHOT and Beautiful Wings embosslit die for this one.

Keisha Smith used her BIG SHOT and Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit die.

Kelley Dionne used Just Believe and Word Window and Modern Label Punches

Kristin Davis used the Build a Cupcake punch for the flower pot (isn't that adorable!) and Always Elegant and Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. She added in the Scallop Trim Border punch as well as the Modern Label and Word Window punches.

Lindsay Gardner used the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for her card.

Lisa Freeman used her Big Shot with her scallop square die and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,

Phyllis Johnson used the designer paper that was available in April as a special sneek peek. It will be in the 2011 Idea Book and Catalog starting July 1.

This stamper used used her BIG SHOT and Beautiful Wings embosslit die as well. Very pretty, right?

Nancy Clark made this one. This is the first time I tried this technique and I LOVE it! She used her Big Shot, star punch and square lattice embossing folder.

I still have some more to post but that will be for another day. Hope you enjoyed the cards and got lots of ideas of what you can do with these awesome stamps.

Have a fantastic day!