Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Shoebox Swap!

Spring Shoebox Swap Info
Saturday, April 19, 2008
At the Plum Creek Community Center

9:00am-2:00pm, lunch included
Cost $12
Registration deadline: April 5th or when full
Order products by April 5th to ensure yourself enough time to prepare.

What is a shoebox swap?
It is fun stamping event! You design a card or 3-D item (feel free to think beyond the card!) and bring the supplies for everyone to make it. At the swap, everyone gets to make one of everyone else’s card.
Typically, people put their supplies in a shoebox, hence the name shoebox swap.

How many projects do I need to prepare?
You need 1 sample finished project and enough supplies for 20 people to make your project. Please also include a couple extras just in case of “boo-boos”.

What do I bring?
*The pre-cut supplies to make your project (paper, ink stamps, accessories). Please individually bag the paper and accessories in baggies or envelopes.
*Your own adhesive (enough to assemble 20 cards)
*Special snacks or drinks you’d like

Will there be door prizes?
There will be an optional door prize exchange. If you bring a door prize (anything a lady would like, valued about $5), you will receive a door prize. Doing it this way helps to keep registration costs low. There will also be a small goody bag for all participants.

What is on the food menu?
Lunch: boxed lunches from the Texas Pie Company, which include sandwich, chips and dessert
Drinks: Water, sodas

What if I need to cancel?
We hope you don’t! We will start a waiting list if needed. Otherwise, it will be up to you to find a replacement and to notify the hostesses.

Can I bring my kids?
No. This is your chance to have a break from being a mom.

What if I want to come but cannot stay the whole time?
You are welcome to come; we just ask that you leave your supplies to everyone can make your card. You can leave a list of your supplies with a friend so they can collect your stuff afterwards.


Please design a project that can be made in about 10 minutes. (If you have a fancy or intricate card, you can pre-stamp or pre-assemble to make it go faster on swap day.)
Cards must have a minimum of 2 layers.
Please use Stampin’ Up stamps*, cardstock and ink. We all want to have top quality products, and this is the best way to ensure that. If you have a new technique or accessory that SU does not carry, feel free to use it. Feel free to ask if you have questions or concerns. We are happy to help you! (*Stamp sets do not have to be current.)
Envelopes are not required. However, we are asking that supplies be individually packaged, and envelopes can be used to do this. You can purchase a box of 40 Invitation Envelopes at WalMart for about $4.00. These fit the cards perfectly!
Due to time constraints, please do not use heat embossing on your card. If you want to use embossed images on your card, feel free to emboss ahead of time for the swappers.
Please do not use craft ink because it takes too long to dry.
Directions are not necessary for your card unless you feel they are needed.
You can get many great ideas for your card in the Stampin’ Up catalog or on the website:

I am glad to help you design your card. Please feel free to contact me about anything.

**Please label all of your supplies!**

9:00-9:30 Arrive, receive packets and set up stations
9:30-10:10 Stamping Round 1
10:10-10:50 Stamping Round 2
10:50-11:30 Stamping Round 3
11:30-12:15 Lunch (catch up if needed)
12:15-1:00 Stamping Round 4
1:00-1:40 Stamping Round 5
1:40-2:00 pack up stations, clean up

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