I'm back with more of the amazing sample swap cards I traded with my fellow demonstrators at OnStage earlier this month. I took about 70 card fronts (big thanks to my assistant Penni for helping me get that done on time!) and we had a ball. You can never take too many swaps to a Stampin' Up event. Whenever you run out, there will always be one more amazing idea you see someone handing out!
We demos love to swap because we get samples for stamp sets we don't own (yet...) and new ideas for stamps we do have. That enables us to help our crafty friends with their projects as we choose color combos, layouts, set choices and embellishments. Wherever there are Stampin' Up demonstrators gathered, there WILL be swaps!
Some swaps are simple, like an introductory card for brand new stampers. Others are knock-your-socks-of WOW cards, like the kind you'd prepare for an advanced class. And most are somewhere in between, the type that the average crafter enjoys making. I love them all, from clean and simple to over-the-top!
So what do you think? Would sample swapping be a part of being a demo that you would enjoy? It's one of those perks that people don't even think about when they're considering joining, but it ranks really high on polls about what demonstrators love most.
I think it's because when you get those new toys in your hands, the creativity just spills out and you have to have somewhere for the excess to go! I already can't wait for our next event so I can decide which designs to share. Stay tuned for more samples tomorrow!