Card Exchange…Quiet Please!

When we retreat for a weekend with other papercrafters or meet as Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, we exchange hand stamped greeting cards. The designs are great since we have been stamping for many collective years. Add all the years up and it would typically be over 300 years of stamping experience in one room!

This was the line up at our recent retreat with paper crafting friends. We had 19 card exchange participants. There was another table for sorting the cards too.

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Mom usually distributes the cards with care making sure each pile receives a card. If anyone helps with the distribution, they need to stay in line with Mom. No skipping around to piles. If the piles don’t all look the same, someone’s pile has been missed. We learned that the hard way several times in the early years and had to reshuffle back to original bags to figure out who was missed.

Focusing on the task ensures each pile is identical and any extras go back to the original stamper. Quiet, Please! And don’t talk to the helpers making the piles! We have a check-in sheet with name, how many cards submitted (so we know if there are extras in their bag) and design theme. More hard lessons learned along the way.

My exchange card uses the Coffee Cafe suite…

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I’ll share Mom’s card in a different post later this week. She used the Barn Door bundle. The barn door rails are peeking out from the real red cardstock towards the top of the card pile giving you a sneak peek.

Thanks for creating great designs and using fabulous Stampin’ Up! products!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

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Your Invitation to Weekend Craft Retreat

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You are invited to a Weekend Craft Retreat where your paper crafting supplies, knitting or sewing supplies can stay out on your own 6×3 foot table the entire weekend! Finish projects or get started on new ones.

Take a break when you need to in the separate living area or on the grounds outside.

Food is coordinated potluck so you will be providing a meal with another person. That is all the cooking for the entire weekend!

Sleeps 8 across 3 bedrooms. Looking to book one group per bedroom so ask your friends to join us! Towels, bed linens are provided. Kitchen has dishes, cookware and silverware.

Our retreat starts in 5 sleeps on Friday, October 20th, arrive after 10am. We depart by 3pm on Sunday, October 22nd.

Cost is $120 per person. Includes lodging, tax on lodging and paper crafting make-n-takes.

The retreat website is here: http://cattailretreat.com/

Use the Contact button above for full details and to RSVP. Thanks!

See you at the retreat!

Super Awesome Shirley