I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Convention

I’m home – actually got home Sunday evening.  After a full week of creative fun with friends from all over the country my body is exhausted and my brain is full of new inspiration and ideas.  I spent Monday doing not much – it was actually my anniversary – 24 years – and I made an anniversary card for Greg – I really love how it turned out.  He brought roses home for me – just not because he remembered our anniversary 😦 – but just because he loves me :).  We went out to a nice dinner and that was all we did for our anniversary.  Now to plan the 25th and a trip to Alaska – that is the plan anyway – now that I know when Convention is – well at least what week it will be – I can plan that trip for next summer. Look at the beautiful roses –

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And here is the Anniversary Card that I made for Greg –

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Here are some quick notes about this card –

  • Cherry Cobbler for the card base
  • A piece of Marina Mist Designer paper from the Polka Dot Parade pack (don’t forget there is sale this month on designer paper)
  • The arrow strip is from the Modern Medley Designer Paper pack – I cut out just a strip of the arrows and then colored in between the arrows with Stampin’ Write Markers – Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler
  • A strip of Silver Glimmer paper
  • A circle of Very Vanilla punched with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch, stamped and pierced – first stamp “Love you” from Seasonal Sayings stamp set in Marina Mist on Very Vanilla card stock – punch out; stamp again in Cherry Cobbler and cut out the “you” into a banner; and punch out the little heart with the little circle in the Cupcake Builder punch; use the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Pierce Mat, and Paper Piercing tool to pierce the circle.
  • Stamp “Seriously” in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock – the stamp is from one of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits (there are some great stamps in these kits and a sign up special right now too – ask me about it); cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelit label and the Big Shot – line up on one side – cut and then line up the other side to make the shorter label when you cut a second time.
  • Attach everything to the card base – designer papers, glitter paper – flat with adhesive, the circle with dimensionals and the punched/cut pieces with dimensionals
  • Finish the card by adding the little heart clip (or an arrow which is current) tied with some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.

Greg didn’t remember it was our anniversary until he read the card which says – happy anniversary on the inside – but he did bring me flowers.

Happy Stamping!  I’ll be sharing convention pictures and more so be sure to come back again!

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One thought on “I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Convention

  1. Plan your Alaska trip in August. We went then and the weather was awesome. We had some rain, but when we at Denali Nat’l Park we had beautiful views of Mt. McKinley. My husband planned a great trip. It’s was nice meeting you at Baltimore regional. Thanks for sharing so much on your blog

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