Saturday, 16 May 2015

Stampin' Up! Regional Training Tea Light Box Swaps!


Today I am attending the Stampin' Up! Regional Training in Telford along with 300 - 400 other Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

I am really looking forward to it having attended last year and I can't wait to meet up with my fellow crafty friends and also get to play with some of the new products that will be in the new Annual

Catalogue.

At events like this we are asked to make swaps. Its not compulsory but its nice to chat with other demos and see what they've made with the Stampin' Up products. You come back with loads of projects which inspire you and can help you to think of alternative ways to use the products outside of your comfort zone.





This year I decided to make little boxes containing tea lights. I have made 65 in total! 

I should come home with 65 individual swaps so I really can't wait to see what other demos have made!

I met Sam Hammond Donald aka Pootles a month ago at a crafty weekend in Birmingham and she kindly gave me her amazing tea light box after I said that I was hoping to make a single tea light box for my swap. Please visit Sam's blog and watch her video on how to make the tealight box using the Envelope Punch Board by clicking here - Thanks Sam!!



To make the design for my box I cut the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper into 3.4cm by 3.4cm squares. Next I stamped the sentiment Thank You in Versamark ink and used Black Embossing Powder and my heat tool to emboss it. I used my trusty Paper Piercing Tool to hold the paper to my desk when applying the hot air to stop it blowing away! 


I then cut Kraft Cardstock into 3.8cm by 3.8cm squares and adhered the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper to it using Snail Adhesive.

Can you believe I only needed 1 sheet of Kraft Cardstock and Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper for all 65 boxes!


I wrapped some linen thread around the tea light box before applying the sentiment to the top using Stampin' Dimensionals to lift it up slightly. I finished it off by tying a bow...although some look better than others as I'm not the greatest at tying bows.


I hope you have enjoyed my project today. I think these would make perfect wedding favours or little thank you gifts. I would love to see what designs you have come up with!


If you are interested in becoming an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so you can attend next year's event, please let me know!




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