Shoe Box Swap for the Weekend Retreat

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This past weekend, we met at Onanda Park on beautiful Canandaigua Lake for our annual weekend retreat.  We had a blast getting to know each other better, being silly, eating wonderful food and, of course, stamping instead of sleeping!  Pictured here are the members of my team who were able to come.  We had a fun photo op our final evening.

One of the highlights of our weekend is a shoe box swap.  For those of you who might not have done one of these before, you design a card, cut all of the supplies for making the card, plus the punches, inks and stamps, and put them in a shoe box.  Saturday evening was the time to put them all together.  I was blown away by everyone’s creativity!  I’ll share some of the shoebox swap designs from others in another post, but for now, I’ll share mine.

This is the card I brought for my shoe box swap.  I was on a roll with the Baby Wipe Technique that I showed you in a previous post so I continued on that same theme.

Seasonally Scattered Merry

  • Colors for the ink refills are Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon.  Refer back to the instructions on this card to create your own stamp pad using ink refills.
  • I stamped on Shimmery White cardstock – it doesn’t look a lot different from Whisper White cardstock in the photo, but when you see it “in person” it does make a nice, subtle difference with a little sparkle to go with the snowflakes.
  • Accents are some fun Frosted Sequins along with a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot, and the bottom banner is Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Bolds Paper Stack, Lost Lagoon Ribbon and a Silver Button tied with White Baker’s Twine.

 

Seasonally Scattered Merry closeup

 

Don’t Forget!

I’m taking orders now for FREE card kits for November!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Stamping with Baby Wipe Technique

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe

I just love using the Baby Wipe Technique with Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills!  And this technique works really well with Seasonally Scattered, a fun stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  Here’s how you’ll begin:

  • Choose about 4 colors for your palette.  I wanted this to be a Fall look, but I also wanted it to look just a little different than the usual colors, so I chose Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Garden Green and Eggplant Envy.

 

Regals Ink Refills

  • Fold a baby wipe in half and lay it on a surface that won’t bleed through.  I use my old-style stamp case.  This way, I can shut the lid and my inks stay wet for quite some time.
  • Squeeze about 10 drops of each color ink onto the baby wipe, being sure not to leave white spaces between the colors.

Baby Wipe Technique

  • Press your stamp into your homemade ink pad then stamp.  Be sure to clean your stamp each time you use it so that your colors don’t get muddy.

Seasonally Scattered baby wipe closeup

  • I used a thin border of Elegant Eggplant cardstock between the two layers of Very Vanilla.  My accessories are the Hello Honey Ribbon (close enough to the Crushed Curry ink) with an Autumn Wooden Element.

 

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store

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