Each month at our team meeting, we have a card swap among team members.  A theme is chosen and announced prior to the next meeting.  The theme was to create any card with a current bundle.  For my August Team Meeting Card Swap,  I chose the new Eastern Beauty Bundle.


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Here’s a closer look at the Eastern Beauty Bundle.  Do you see all the Eastern Medallions Thinlits!  Layered or apart, each create a unique embellishment to your project.  Be sure you experiment with all the pieces.  What is neat about the thinlits, some only provide a mid-cut into the paper.  It creates a nice layering piece, almost like a 3D effect.


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August Team Meeting Card Swap, the small details:

I am loving this year’s In Colors.  I especially am fond of the new Lemon Lime Twist.  It is such a different color!  I absolutely love the contrast it has with Dapper Denim.  It truly pops and make my card a stunner!  I was short on time heading into our Team Meeting and I did not want to miss participating in our monthly swap.  I love receiving cards from my downline, so I knew my card had to be simple.  Yes simple, but it was well liked by all.  PLUS, I was able to make 14 cards from one piece of 12 x12 Designer Series Paper.  I listed the measurements under the photo. 🙂


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Measurements for my card:

  • Cut card base 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Cut layering piece (Dapper Denim) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cut layering piece (Very Vanilla) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Cut Designer Series Paper (Eastern Palace Speciality Paper) 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ for the vertical card (you can cut for 12 vertical cards from one piece of paper.  Cut paper 2 1/2″ x 12″ then with the 12″ along the top, cut into 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ pieces)
  • With the left over 2″ piece you can create 2 horizontal cards with the Designer Series Paper 2″ x 5″

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Eastern Palace Suite Video:

Do you subscribe to the Stampin’ Up! YouTube Channel?  Fortunately for me, Stamping’ Up! provides informative videos for me to share with you.  This video highlights the Eastern Palace Suite.  My card features the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set which is part of the suite.  Be sure to watch, some important tips on using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.



Second Street Stampers Team Swap:

I wanted to share the card swaps from my team for August.  Again, the theme was to use any current bundle!  Do you love the variety!  Several different bundles shown!


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An added bonus, we were able to get a quick picture of those who made it to our meeting.  Summer is a busy time of year here for many of us.  Our Gigi, looking beautiful and staying strong during her fight against cancer.  It was a fun night. (Please excuse my messy crafty room, I plan on cleaning it up soon!!!)


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Remember, Stamping’ Up! offers their starter kit ANY time of the year.  I love welcoming new demonstrators to our family.  Near or far, I include you and want to be part of your Stampin’ Up! adventure.  The kit is $99 BUT you select $125 in product.  You build it, Stamping’ Up! will ship it!

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I hope your weekend is filled with wonderful moments!


PS – if you earned Bonus Days Coupons in July, don’t forget to redeem them in August!!  Such a great promotion!!

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