Swapping Business Tools

There were so many high points at the convention, and swapping projects with other demonstrators was definitely one of them. I made this booklet for an organized swap of business tool ideas.


The cover design is inspired by a card done by Mary Jo Albright who won this year's Stampin' Up! Artisan award.


The inside looks like this and gives you a place put 1/2" square samples of all the cardstock from the color families and to inventory your ink supplies.


Here's the recipe to make this booklet.

Stamp sets: Stamp of Authenticity, Define Your Life, Sanded, Defining Alphabet, and Form & Function

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Confetti Cream, Notebook

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:5" x 5" On Board Journal,* Linen Thread, Pretties Kit Rhinestone Brads, Silver Brads, Staples. Mini Library Clip, Round Tab Punch, Spiral Punch, ½” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Sponges, Ribbon Misc.: Chipboard, Acrylic Paint, ModgePodge Font: Stampin’ Up! “Harry Paul”

*If you a Bind-it-all and want to make this yourself, cut your chipboard 5 1/4" by 5 1/4" and your paper 5" x 5".

Here's the file to for the inside pages. I'm afraid the pdf conversion is kind of sketchy, but hopefully it will give you a starting point.

Stampin' Up! Color Families – Word Document

Stampin Up! Color Families – pdf Document

One of the most fun projects I got back from my fellow swap mates was from Dale Abraham. She showed us the gifts she gives her crop participants.


Inside the bag she had some sponges for distressing projects, candy (essential for crops) and a fun clapper gizmo with a poem that said:

Stampin' & Scrapin'
is so much fun . . .
Do some Dancin' & Clappin'
when your project is done!

She also had this fun little wish-list tablet inside.


Dale wrote me that she used these clappers at a weekend crop one year and "the gals loved it . . . all day you'd here "clap clap clap clap" as a person finished a layout. The funny thing was, the following year at the same event, many of the people from the previous year still had them and used them." Can't you just imagine what a blast Dale's workshops are?


Sweet Comments

  1. I’m glad that you liked my swap! FYI..the clappers can be found at lots of party supply sites. My favorite is Oriental.com which has some hand shaped ones. Thanks for posting my swap.

  2. Hey Girl! Thanks for your ideas on this book…what a great tool for all of us to share! I hope you got your goodies and that they were not damaged…the P.O. mailed your candy themselves and I wondered if you had gotten it okay :)

  3. Elizabeth says:

    cute little book.. shoulda snagged one from ya when I saw it at the hotel! :)
    hope all is well!!

  4. Thank you so much for posting these directions and template! I think they were my favorite thing to look at during convention!

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