Every year our Paper Adventures team meets for a retreat day in Perth. This year we were hosted by Shannon Kissane and while the weather was wet and grey outside, we had the pleasure of spending the day stamping inside. The weather even broke for a short while which allowed use to enjoy lunch outside.
As usual, I forgot to take any photos except this amazing group shot. What a fabulous group of crafters!
We used the same format for this team day as previous ones we enjoyed and crafted using “shoebox swaps”. Each crafter designed a project, made up the kits and put it in a box with all the supplies required to make it up. We rotated around the table until we’d made 8 of the kits, allowing approximately 20 mins per project. The projects we didn’t get to make in person, we took home as a completed sample.
Here’s the cards I designed for my shoebox…
I had kits available in each colour option so stampers could choose the one they preferred. It was a 50-50 split on favourites with one of each colour left over at the end.
The card style is one I’ve shared a lot this week – a notebook fancy fold. The stamp set is In Symmetry – one of my new catalogue favourites together with Sweet Symmetry DSP. I think the colours and styling of the DSP made me fall in love with the stamp set. Pink & yellow has always been a favourite of mine.
There was a little bit of fussy cutting involved but everyone snipped with good grace. This stamp set would be perfect with coordinating dies (hint hint Stampin’ Up!).
I design & make so many cards for classes, it’s always an absolute pleasure to make a card designed by someone else. Across 10 cards, we had such a unique mix of styles, colours and products. It’s a well known fact that you should always wait until after a team gathering to put in your next Stampin’ Up! order. There’s always A LOT of enabling!!!
Here’s what the rest of the team made for their shoebox projects –
Check out the blogs of my talented teamies –
We missed a couple of our team who couldn’t be there on the day due to illness and other commitments. We look forward to another one later in the year because you can never get enough of stamping with good people!