Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Convention Swaps

Last weekend I was at the Stampin Up Convention and it was incredible. I was so very inspired and had a great time meeting people and learning alot from all the wonderful speakers.
One of the fun things about convention is swapping.
It's a bit different to the normal craft swaps that I do. You make up a card using current stamping up products, usually you make either one or a few designs and then mass produce them to swap with other people when you arrive at convention.
This is what I decided to make.
It is a lavender sachet.
I cut out some calico using the top note die and the big shot.
I then stamped some of the images from Baroque Motifs in Old Olive and Mambo Melon Inks.
I sewed and filled the sachets and TADA!
I made about forty five. I am thankful that I have a wonderful husband who helped me cut out all the calico and helped me pin them together.
I wanted to give/make  the other demonstrators I was swapping with something they could show their customers to showcase some of the other uses of the big shot dies.

I got some great swaps back in return and I love flicking through them for inspiration.
I had a great weekend and can't wait for next year!