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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Convention Highlights

Salt Lake City Convention Center - Site of the Stampin'UP! Convention 2012I Am . . .
*so EXCITED to share what I saw and learned at convention
*so GRATEFUL to be part of this company
*so PLEASED by the business training at convention this year
*so AMAZED by all the talented trade cards that were shared

The theme for this year's Stampin'UP! Convention was I AM...
and, in short, this year's Convention was - in my opinion - the best I've attended so far.

There are lots of different activities at convention:
*We get a chance to swap cards with other demos
*We get to meet new people - demonstrators come from all over the US and Canada
*We get a chance to play with new product
*We attend business seminars
*We get to stamp and make projects
   - and learn a few new tricks!
*and of course, we have lots of fun with friends.
Stampin'UP! Convention 2012 Make & Takes

Speaking of friends - I went out there with 6 other demonstrators from the Madison area. Here we are around the Make and Take table. I'm the gray-haired old lady 2nd from the left. We had that Make&Take table so well organized that the projects were finished in no time. We amazed ourselves.

We did learn a trick at this session:
Stampin'UP! sells these little craft boxes. They come folded flat and you open them to make the box. The idea is that you can decorate them - with all Stampin'UP! product.
*We stamped them with a simple circle using Versamark Ink
*wrapped them with ribbon
*and made the bow with designer paper decorated with a clear button

Make&Take Box Project from Stampin'UP! Convention 2012 Make&Take Box Project from Stampin'UP! Convention 2012 Ribbon Trick

Now The Trick!  In the picture on the left it looks like the ribbon is wrapped around the box. Not so! The photo on the right shows the trick.  Attaching the ribbon this way means the bow is attached to the top of the box and does not have to be removed. The box stays looking pretty and can even be re-used over and over again!
Check back tomorrow for more from convention.

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Happy Stamping
--Katie

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