Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention, Queensland 2015 is here!!

Oh my goodness!! I have been so crazy, busy with life that Convention has crept up on me... Suddenly we are in Queensland, on the Eve of the biggest meeting on our Stampin' Up! calendar - The Inspire, Create, Share Convention!!

This event, held for all Australasian Demonstrators allows us to see & use the latest products that are being released, so that we can then inspire you!!!!

During this 3 day meeting, many of the Demonstrators choose to make various cards or 3D items to swap with others, therefore sharing ideas & finally getting to meet those that we have spoken to via various outlets - the family of SU! is amazing with the support we give each other, this is a great way to celebrate it.

And we get to see the new catalogue that will be released in just a few months!!

So with this in mind, here is my swap for others to gain ideas from me - I hope they are happy with my contribution....
(Sorry for the long post, but I want to share everything with you!!)

First of all, I cut a heap of various colours of cardstock into 1 cm thick peices.
I then twirled them around & around & around a very thin sewing needle, just like the quilling technique, until I got it to the size that I wanted.

This is what I ended up with, lots of lolly type shapes!!

I then spent a fair bit of time pouring Crystal Effects onto each side of the cardstock rolls, allowing them to dry overnight before doing the nest step.  
When the top and bottom, (with the ring) was completely dry I then painted around the edges of the cardstock, using a small brush...

This is my new use for the amazing punches available through SU! (Please note, some particular Punches may retire shortly, but we will get a fantastic new catalogue full of new products to explore!)

The next part of my project was to have the rings presented in something, of course! My gorgeous friend & upline, Mel suggested using acetate to make a box to use for them. I decided to make a base for the ring to sit on and then a box to hold ring, the base& the recipe of how I made this altogether.

I am super happy of how this all came together! For someone who was not making any swaps, within 4 days of beginning, they were made! And now all that is left, is to share our love for Stampin' Up! products at tomorrow's Convention - Im almost too excited to sleep!!

Stay here to see more gorgeous work from fellow friends & Demonstrators in the next few posts!!

Happy Stampin'....


  1. What a great idea! You can colour coordinate with your outfit too :) This is clever, Jo. Thank you so much for the instructions.

    1. Thanks Susan - I looove that these use scrap peices, cos Im sure we have many laying around???
      I know I do :))


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