On April 16th I went to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Telford, this was the first time I had been to one of these events so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was really looking forward to swapping projects with other demonstrators and I wanted to make something that was really unusual and would combine my paper crafting and jewellery making.
Swaps had to be made using current Stampin’ Up! products and I really like the 2014/16 In Colours, which retire at the end of May, so I decided to use these as my colour scheme.
A few years ago, whilst I was doing a jewellery making activity, my husband made a Man and Lady and put them on a necklace for me. Having one of these on the card front would be something other swaps wouldn’t have and I could use them as ‘flower pot people’.
I watched a YouTube tutorial by Dawn Griffith (YouTube link at the bottom of this page) and I immediately knew this was the card fold I wanted to make. I went straight in to my craft room and started cutting and scoring cardstock.
I cut 50 Whisper White card bases (6″x 6″) and scored at 3″ on two sides. Whilst making the sample it never entered my mind how many matting layers, flowers and flower pots I would need. To make my 50 swaps I would need:-
- 350 matting panels
- 750 punched flowers
- 300 Flower pots
- 50 men/ladies