Monday, July 22, 2013

Oh, snap! I'm still in Utah!

I had an absolute blast at Stampin' Up!'s convention! Day 2 and 3 were so much fun. I met demonstrators whom I have chatted with online. I saw an incredible amount of samples, and didn't even get the chance to see them all (darn it!), had fabulous classes, a fun dance party (that I didn't want to end!), and heard lots of great stories about all the things that Stampin' Up! does to make a difference in the world (absolutely heartwarming!). I will be adding new pictures to My Home Grown Art Facebook page, so like my page and get updates!

During convention, Stampin' Up! broke a world record! Of course us demonstrators helped. The record was the most cards mailed at one time from one location, by individuals. Here is the card I made and sent.
punch-art-camera 1

I love this Designer Series Paper, I Am Me, but this pattern had me a little stumped! I decided to make a punch art camera to match it. The cameras on the paper are very simplistic, so it wasn't hard to figure out which shapes to use. Here is a breakdown of what I used to 'build' my camera.


I trimmed the excess from the Chalk Talk framelit, and I was left with a rectangle with rounded edges. You could just as easily cut a rectangle and round the edges, and hand cut a little button.

punch-art-camera 2

I added the 'oh snap!' with a retired alphabet set and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. It seems I rarely make a card without rhinestones, so I had to add some of those too!

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Empire Alphabet Lower (retired)

  • Paper:

    • Real Red card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Pool Party card stock - 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

    • I Am Me, Designer Series Paper - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

    • Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock scraps

  • Ink: Basic Black

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

    • Chalk Talk Framelits

    • Circles Collection Framelits

    • 1 3/8" Circle punch

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    • Stampin' Dimensionals


I am still in Salt Lake City, on a Stampin' Up! convention high! I'm blessed to have family in the area, so I took a few extra days to visit them! Yesterday we went for a hike to Fifth Water Hot Springs in Diamond Fork Canyon; it's absolutely beautiful there!

Utah 2013



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Deena
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome camera idea & such a fun card (& all your great creations). I cased your card & thought you might like to see what I did:
    Inky wishes, Di