The Paper Adventures Team met yesterday for a fun team meeting. We chatted, had a cuppa, make a card and bonded over this crazy little thing called Stampin’ Up!
Many thanks to Anne for being the hostess with the mostest.
We also participated in ‘swaps’. Each attended team member made a card and swapped this with the team members.
Swaps are wonderful for inspiration. As one of my wise and wonderful team members said regarding swaps –
I hope to make time, I don’t want to miss out on receiving something inspiring. I have gotten something out of all the swaps I’ve received.
And I totally agree with her.
From a colour combination, to a card fold, way of putting the design together, particular use of a stamp, or an unknown or long forgotten technique, there’s always a take away from someone else’s creativity.
It’s like the best version of Pinterest.
Here is what I made for my team swap.
I wanted to make something connected to our team theme & motif (paper aeroplane), and although the Shooting Star stamp set and coordinating Sliding Star Framelits will be retiring this week, they will be staying in my collection.
Do you like the shooting stars? I used messy watercolouring to splash some colour on them.
This technique is great – because you don’t have to be too careful with your colouring (which I’m generally not even if I’m trying to be neat!!!)
The slider card is easy to make in this square shape simply by folding into thirds.
Cut the cardstock into half down the long middle, and then score at 3-7/8″ from each end.
Using the circle slider die (or 2 large circle dies), cut the sliding parts from the middle panel.
Fold the bottom third under the middle panel to form the back of the slider and secure with dimensionals in each corner.
Add the centre circle (with dimensionals) to complete the slider pathway.
Using something small, circular & metal (I used 5c coins, washers also work well), make the sliding mechanism and attach the paper plane.
The cards I received from the Paper ADventures team are just gorgeous! I’m sure my team will blog or Facebook them so you can see them too!
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