I'm headed back to good old Wisconsin the next two days, so I've lined up some of the best samples I spotted at Convention 2013 to share with you. I know the "people" part of convention is always MY favorite thing to hear about, but the stampin' part of it is what really floats YOUR boats! I cannot WAIT to get home and get some of these ideas into practice. Monday is Calendar Club, Tuesday is Create A Card Club, and the 31 Pages in 31 Days challenge begins in just over a week... I'm going to have plenty of excuses to play, play, play the minute I walk in the door!
This kleenex box get-well card makes me smile. That's just the new hexagon punch, can you believe it? That kind of punch art is easy enough even for ME : ) And look at this next slider-card cutie!!! Angry Birds are a big hit at my house. I love the cupcake punch topper used as clouds, and the Word Window used for the slingshot. You can click here to view all of Stampin' Up's punches in my shopping site.
This card is just perfect... I love the layers of "grass" and the little snipped bits of "dirt." The sun is the Pennant builder punch. The stamp set is called Tag It, and that's our new charity set for the year. Proceeds go to Ronald Mc Donald House. In fact, Ronald himself came by to thank Stampin' Up for our donation.
I forget the actual figures, but our little annual stamp set has raised over a million dollars just by itself, not to mention the donations of time and product from local demonstrators. I was really proud to be able to take 50 cards with me to convention to donate on behalf of the Song of My Heart team, collected at our July meeting. Yay team!
I was out of swaps by the time this cutie pie came along, but they let me take a picture of it anyway. Isn't he precious? I definitely have to try to attempt this cheerful little guy when I get home. If he turns out, I'll post the punches needed and list any that need to be trimmed. Wish me luck... punch art is not necessarily my forte!