As promised, here is the “how to” for the swaps I made for the Stampin’ Up! training in Telford. Swaps have to be simple and quick to make, as we make a number of them to swap with other demonstrators to get new ideas. If they are too difficult, I either run out of time or patience to make them – or both!
Cardstock & Ink
- Naturals Ivory cardstock 1 piece 3" x 6"
- Whisper White cardstock - scrap
- Pool Party core'dinations cardstock approx 3" square (2013 Spring/ Summer Seasonal catalogue item) and marker
- Primrose Petals marker
- Versamark inkpad
- Basic Gray inkpad
Accessories & Other Items
- Pewter embossing powder
- Snail Adhesive Tape Runner
- Stampin Trimmer
- Heat Tool
- Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional)
- Cut the Naturals Ivory cardstock to 3" x 6" and score at 1.5" and 4.5". Fold the two sides in, ensuring that the edges meet in the middle to create a neat 3" square gatefold blank.
- Punch the smaller of the two circles from the centre of the Pool Party cardstock, and then centre it in the larger circle punch to create the interlock frame.
- Stamp the small teacup from the Morning Cup set in Versamark ink onto the scrap of Whisper White card, and cover with Pewter embossing powder. Remove the excess powder, then heat emboss the image.
- Stamp the steam curls above the teacup using Basic Gray ink - use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning if you want to, but I did mine freehand.
- Colour the teacup with the Pool Party marker, and the flowers and saucer using the Primrose Petals marker. Blot the embossed line round the flowers with a tissue to prevent any transfer of ink from this line onto your card.
- Cut the cup out using the 7/8" scallop circle punch.
- Using the SNAIL adhesive, stick the frame to the left side of the gatefold card - only put glue onto half of your frame or your card will not open!
- With the card closed, add SNAIL adhesive through the frame to the right hand side of the card to attach the cup image. Line up the cup image within the frame (I found it easiest to insert it from behind the frame) and close the card, which will bring the card circle into contact with the adhesive. Press to ensure it sticks.
- Using Basic Gray ink, stamp the teabag and "tea-rific" sentiment inside the card, and you are done! See the Training Swaps Galore post for more images of this card.
I made 25 of these in an evening (little more than 2 hours) with a little help with cutting and scoring the base cards. So they are quick, easy, and incredibly cute! I was proud to hand these out as my swaps. I hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did!