Saturday, 19 November 2011

Swpas Swaps and more Swaps!!

Hello there!!

One of the great things about Convention is seeing all the creative inspiration and meeting other demonstrators from the Uk and France and Germany!! I love to see different card and project ideas and that is what swapping is all about! For once my swap idea came together quite quickly! I do think deciding what to make is the hardest part!

I decided to use the First Edition papers as they are very neutral and you get loads for your money! I was after all making 125 swaps!!!! There are 300 attending but there was no way I could have made 300 and I wouldnt know where to put 300 swaps when I got home either!! So I stuck to 125!!

And here is my little design! Its a card front and its 9.9cm square. I wanted to use Everything Eleanor as I love this set and thought it would look nice stamped directly onto the First Edition papers in the Elegant Eggplant! I also had to cut out 125 of the other flowers in Melon Mambo! Not such a bright idea!!!! I love the sentiment, its from the For my Family stamp set, I love the font!! The border punching took a while too but I think it needed it. I added a tiny piece of Crochet Trim to them for a bit of texture and there you go! I am really quite pleased with them!

And here are 125 all ready to be parcelled up and put in my suitcase!!!! Probably will end up taking hardly any clothes, because of all this!!!

Jules x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
2. Papers – First Edition
3. Stamps – Everything Eleanor, For My Family
4. Embellishments – Crochet Trim, Brad
5. Tools – Oval punch, Large Lace Border punch
6. Mediums – Melon Mambo ink, Soft Suede ink, Elegant Eggplant ink


  1. They are gorgeous Jules! I can't believe you hand cut 125 flowers! That's dedication! Hope you and the girls are having a wonderful time in Paris. x

  2. Wow you have been very busy - but worth it they are gorgeous

  3. beau projet de swaps!!
    bises de la France

  4. JULIE these are fab, do you swap card fronts with 125 people so you came back with 125 different ones? sounds fab and so does the whole convention, love your blog