My upline has a Team Create day once a quarter in person and with the release of the Holiday Catalogue, a few of us decided to participate in Team Swaps.
This is such a great way to get a number of different samples of different projects but also using stamps or supplies that you may not own yourself. I was so pleased with all the swaps and those that had chocolates or sweets in them have already been eaten.
- These cute little mini boxes were on the tables for each of us and they held a Ferrero Rocher. Kym let me take an extra one home for Hunter.
- Some fun shrinkies from Laura D
- Mini gift cards and magazine holder for them from Julie
- Marnie’s Christmas tags
- JOY card from Carolyn and she even decorated the envelope
- Kym’s Christmas card with the inside decorated too!
- Christmas card from Becky
- Carey-Ann’s Christmas card design
- Deb’s Christmas Card
- A little gift bag with sweets inside from Laura S. The sweets have already been devoured by my husband before I got a photo of them.
- Christmas Decoration from Kelly. Having a beautiful chocolate wheel in it and I will have to find out what they were called because I love them.
Team swaps here, Team swaps there, Team swaps everywhere!!
My swap was the Christmas Ornament which is featured in a previous blog post and video.
At these team create days there are a number of us that design projects for the team to create showcasing techniques and product.
This project was designed by Deb and is super cute. I love these cows so much and this one even has a moving head. Personally I learnt a lot from this card as being new to blending I have just found glycerine. I have found that I have been using too much of it. You only need a tiny tiny drop so I think I will have to find something smaller than my Nurofen dropper.
This card was showcased from Laura D who I think was inspired by the catalogue. What was surprising about this was that using the Seaside Spray re-inker to do the watercolour background we were all getting some shades of purple along with the blue. It was really quite fascinating and gave a great effect. Laura mentioned that when she created her sample card she only got the blue, so not sure if it was the different environments or not but it was a great result.
Team Swaps with Origami folding!
This project was showcased by Carolyn and there are numerous youtube clips on this around origami folding. It is a great way to use up your papers as it only uses 4 6×6 pieces. This project did use the retired product to give you the prototype to use on your current papers. You want to make sure you use double-sided paper to get this effect. I think it would work best if you limit the number of different pieces to ensure it didn’t get too busy.
Carolyn finished the back of her frame off with a piece of whisper white or another piece of DSP. I wanted to finish mine off with a darker piece of cardstock so will do that later. You can add a stamped sentiment to the centre, a photo or you could embellish and give as a gift. I’m thinking of making a whole heap of these for Hunter to give his kindy friends for Christmas, instead of the usual chocolates.
Another project showcased by Laura S. Which was some stunning ornaments and a super cute box using the Brightly Gleaming DSP. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to put those together.
I’ve also realised that I didn’t photograph my project but it was a super quick Christmas Card that I made in a Facebook Live a few weeks ago.
If you would like to purchase any of the product showcased here today please let me know
Don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!
I would be happy to help you place an order. If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.