Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stitches & Craft Show - Melb. 14th March '09


Last weekend I was working at our Stampin' Up! booth at the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show. The show started on the previous Wednesday and ran through until the Sunday.

That weekend we had quite a few girls helping out at our booth and we had a great time.

We had demonstrations of different stamping techniques and 3D projects and met lots of wonderful customers who stopped by to look at our card samples and to have a chat with us and
some of them also tried our 'Make and Take' samples.

It was lovely to see the smiles on their faces when they had finished their little projects - some of them hadn't stamped before and really enjoyed themselves at their first attempt.

Here is a photo of our group of Demonstrators at the stand on the final day of the show -(photo courtesy of Simone Bartrum).

We had a lot of fun together, sharing our ideas and stamping tips and also shared lots of laughs during the day. A great group of ladies! (Yours truly is the last one on the right.)

Here are my card samples which I designed for my 'Make & Take' demonstration - I used various stamps from the Boho Backgrounds, Sincere Salutations and Polka Dots & Petals sets for this collection.

The sponged backgrounds on the 'sampler' piece of paper (on the lower right) were made using the 'negatives' of the Scallop Circle and Square punches after I had punched out the pieces for the other cards.

I designed the 'flower' card (at the bottom on the left) while I was at the show, using some scraps of SU printed paper leftover from one of the other girl's projects.

I just cut out a strip of the paper and also some 'leaves' using a circle punch to finish off this card.

The sponged edges on the scalloped circles and squares were made using Certainly Celery and Groovy Guava inks.

For the above two cards, I used the same inks for the background and greetings and stamped the spotted circle in Close to Cocoa ink.

To make the little scalloped panels on the bottom card, I randomly stamped flowers and the spotted circle in the three different colours then punched out panels using my square scallop punch. The panels were then attached with 3D foam squares to the base card.

It was just an idea I had at the show whilst I was 'playing' with the stamps and it turned out very well.

There's nothing like being surrounded by crafty people and other craft products to give you instant inspiration !!

I really enjoyed myself there and hope to do it again sometime in the future.

If you were one of the many visitors to our stand, drop me an email and let me know what you thought of our cards and 3D items and our presentations - my email address is at the top of my blog.

Well, that's it for now - thanks for dropping in!

See you next time :-)


  1. Glad to hear you had such a fun time at the show - I agree it's always fun to get together with other crafters and let the mojo flow!!!

  2. Oh it sounded like you had fun Ramona :)


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