Sunday, 11 March 2012

Shoe Box Swap

Today I took part in a "shoe box" swap with some of the other demonstrators in my local area - there aren't that many of us, so it was nice to meet up and share some project ideas.

The idea is that everyone designs a project and brings everything needed to make it in a "shoe box" - the projects are then passed around the table and everyone takes home a selection of "new" ideas.

I wanted to make a card with a  small gift, something that makes a quick last minute gift.

The colours I used are Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla, the stamp set is the gorgeous UK exclusive Everything Eleanor.

This was a fairly simple design, with some flowers cut out and layered with dimensionals and a large pearl for the centre and a length of Victoria Crochet Trim.

This is the side view of the card.

This is the inside with the chocolate bar and a "thank you" stamped with the Oval All stamp set.
My project was inspired by the colours of the wrapper on my chocolate bar!!

If you would like to join our next "shoe box" swap, contact me to find out how easy it is to start your own Stampin' Up! business - join my team of Sparkly Angel's before 30th March and you can choose a stamp set of any value FREE!!  

I would like to say a huge "Thank You to Margaret who hosted this swap in her home and surprised us all with a gorgeous buffet lunch she had kindly made before we arrived.

I will hopefully get the other projects I made photographed in the next few days and share them - there are some fabulous ideas!! 

Angela x


Allie Jolliffe said...

That's a fab project Angela...what a cute way to say thanks to someone, I know I'd love to receive something like that. Let me know if you decide to do a tutorial...I'd buy it :) Your shoebox swap sounds loads of fun, I'd love to go to something like that :) Hugs, Allie x

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful layered flowers with the pearls and making this to hold a chocolate bar is even more wonderful! YUM!

Kat said...

What a great idea Angela, this makes a lovely wee gift. Love those beautiful flowers.

Kat xx