Sunday, March 20, 2011
Stampin' Up! Regional in Hartford!
There is so much to mention that I will try to recap some tonight and some tomorrow. The picture above is one of my swaps I brought along. I made 12 of these and can you guess what is inside? That's right - a mini bag 100 calorie pack Kettle Corn popcorn. Yum! Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones to go home with this cutie.
I have seen a few ideas out there for popcorn holders and just winged it with mine. I finished these on Friday night so I was leaving it a little to the last minute. LOL! Even though the bags I bought were 'mini bags' the size was the same as a full bag. I did want to add some embossing with my Big Shot and embossing folder so I found a way to make it work. I used Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant as my base cardstock layer cut to 5.5" x 9". Then I scored it at 2 1/4" and 6.5". I had to keep the base layer 5.5" so it would fit in my embossing folder. I ended up laying the cardstock flat and opening up my folder and laying the middle portion into the folder and it fit perfect. Once embossed I wrapped the cardstock around the popcorn and added the ribbon around the front portion. I used sticky strip to adhere the back to keep it sealed shut nicely. It is a bit hard to see, but I added one little bling rhinestone on the stamped tag.
I so much enjoyed the presentations from home office staff, the wow presentations from other demos, stamping (we had 5 beautiful Make & Take projects), swapping with other demos and just getting revived and invigorated about Stampin' Up! I really hope we have another regional in the New England area next year especially if airfare prices keep going up meaning I can't afford to travel to Utah for Convention.
Let me know if you are interested in learning more about Regionals.
Stamps: Elements of Style
Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Elegant Eggplant markers
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White cardstock
Other: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Sticky strip, Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon, linen thread, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punches, Basic Rhinestone jewels