Each time a new catalogue is release I like to participate in our team swaps. What is a swap you ask – a swap is where you make a card using new product from the chosen catalogue and then replicate it multiple times depending on how many sign up for each swap. You then give one of your cards to each member of the group and they give you one of theirs so you end up with multiple different samples. It’s a great way to get ideas and be able to showcase a wider range of products – I can’t buy everything even though sometimes I wish I could 🙂
So last month we had a ‘swap’. I participated in two so I made two different designs. For my first card I used the Sale-A-Bration Lily Pad products – stamp, dies and paper. I had received the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set at our November OnStage event so it only seemed fair to get the coordinating products 🙂
I think I ended up making about 24 of these – 12 of each colour. I did some extras for my own team and some for friends birthdays.
The Lily Impressions DSP has 16 different colours – I’ve picked out Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pretty Peacock and Pool Party.
The image stamps come from the Lovely Lily Pad set which is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts you can get when you place an order of NZD$110 between now and 31 March.
This stamp set is a ‘reversible’ set (similar to some we had in the Holiday Catalogue) which means you can stamp using both sides of the stamp.
For this design I stamped the outline image and then coloured it in with our Stampin’ Blends. There’s no ‘fussy’ cutting needed for this set as there is a coordinating die set which is also another Sale-A-Bration product. You can receive the dies when you place and order of NZD$220.
The front ‘swing’ panel has been die cut with the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies, the swinging ‘arm’ has then been attached behind. To make it look nice from the other side I added a Layering Square die.
The ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the Little Ladybug stamp set which is a FREE stamp set for a hostess or personal order over NZD$575. Be sure to check back soon to see my second swap card which uses the Little Ladybug set.
Until next time …