I'm having a wonderful time at convention. Last night was the kick off party for convention and I got to visit eight different booths and learn all sorts of amazing stamping tips and ideas from some extremely talented demonstrators. I will definitely be passing those tips and tricks along to you.
Today was the first official day of convention. This year Stampin' Up! is spoiling us! Not only are they doing the prize patrol drawings during the day, but they are also giving away lots of freebies to everybody. Today they gave us all a free pack of eight Holiday mini catalogs (the products are beyond amazing!) and they gave us each the Great Day Simply Sent kit. If that wasn't enough, during our Make and Takes they gave us each a workshop in a bag. It included all the precut ribbon, cardstock, etc. to make three different projects at our next workshop along with enough supplies for eight customers to make one of the projects for their make and take. Thank you Stampin' Up!
Speaking of make and takes, would you like to see them? We got to make a box and three different cards. All of the cards were then hung on a banner as a fun way to display them. Here's the first card.
It's very simple, yet darling.
Here's a look at the second card hanging on the banner. The black and vanilla piece on the card and at the end of the banner is fabric. We also made the pennants as part of our make and takes.
This is the other end of the banner. Again, the vanilla and black circle on the pennant is made from fabric.
I, unfortunately, don't have a picture of the third card. There was a computer problem when we all registered for convention and so I had make and takes scheduled during the same time I had classes. So I decided to make some of my projects at home and go to my classes instead. Once I have that project done, I'll be sure to come back and post it.
The last project is my favorite.
This is a new box that we will be carrying in the Holiday mini catalog. It comes flat (which is great for shipping) and you assemble it together. We covered the lid in fabric and the added the flower to the top. The metal piece on the front of the box comes separate so you can decorate the box and then add it.
Isn't the flower gorgeous? I will definitely be making a tutorial for how to make it.
Well, I'm off and running. My schedule is jam packed while I'm out here. Thanks for stopping by!