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Stampin' Up! Convention Punched Posies Swap & Designer Brads

I have the honor to be involved in a couple of Stampin' Up! demonstrator swap groups throughout the year.  One of them is called QC swappers and I'm always delighted with their swaps.  This year at the Stampin' Up! convention, I got the pleasure to meet and have lunch with some of them. 

Here's my swap card:

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The olive layer uses the Two Tags Die (#115954) only available from Stampin' Up!  The pumpkin pie flower is actually two images punched and layered from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Summer Mini Catalog Hostess Level Two Punched Posies stamp set.

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Custom made "Designer Brads" - At the center of the flower is a 5/16" Jumbo Brad covered in Island Oasis Designer Paper.(#117173)  I punched a circle using the circle shape punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309 and attached it to the jumbo brad with a glue dot. 

At first, I was disappointed to discover the circle was larger than the brad.  But I found if I "molded" the paper around the brad, I really liked the look of it!  I'm calling them Designer Brads.  Here's a close up...


What do you think?  Ain't it cool?

Dawns Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Punched Posies (Summer Mini Hostess Level Two), Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level Three)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive
Paper:   Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White and Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  1" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16" Jumbo Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


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