Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March Upline Meeting Swaps

They're not quite done yet, but this is what I've been working on this week for my swap at our team meeting on Sunday.  A while back I purchased a 'Scrapbook in a Box' project from another demonstrator as it used my favorite, the Petal Party Simply Stampin' kit.  I offered this project with my FLEX class students and it went over quite well.  For that one, I used card stock and patterned papers that I had on hand before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (I'm such a paper hoarder!).  We decorated the box tops with the Flower Folds Bigz XL die and a 1 3/8 inch circle in my FLEX class.  This time around, I used several papers from the Sweet Pea DSP Pack, as well as two of my favorites, Cottage Wall and Razzleberry Lemonade.  Our swap theme is to use punched/die cut flowers to decorate this month's project, which can either be the punch/die cut itself, or a flower created using punches/die cuts.  I'd seen these beautiful paper roses on Gretchen Barron's blog, and I got the link to Julie Wiliams' tutorial for these beauties from Gretchen's blog.  I knew I wanted to use those flowers in my project, so I decided to put them on the center panel of the scrapbook inside the box so they wouldn't get crumpled.  I used the same flower die on the lids, but added sponging on the petals, and added some rose leaves I had on hand, left over from my Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary party (wow, that's nearly 2 years ago!).  I kept the inside pretty basic to allow the gals to add lots of pictures to their scrapbook page.  I hope they like them!


Yapha said...

These are just spectacular! I am really going to have to try one of those paper roses~

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous! What an awesome swap! I agree with Yapha, I need to try those paper roses. They're beautiful.

lizzier said...

so prety! i think i may try one out for mothers day!