I waited eagerly for my parcel to arrive, looking forward to seeing what I had been given to work with!
When the items arrived I was surprised to find it was a Thanksgiving stamp set (Harvest of Thanks) and some lovely autumnal designer papers (Sweater Weather), I had imagined it would be something christmassy, but I set to work thinking of lots of things I could make for my display.
I fell in love with the papers straight away, and knew I wanted to use these to create a whole bunch of flowers with the pansy punch.
The stamps were a bit more of a challenge - I've never made anything with a Thanksgiving theme before! I started off small - making three note cards.
The vintage-style turkey looks great in full colour! I coloured the stamp using markers.
I decided to do a seed packet gift set using the Harvest of Blessings stamp. I replaced the wording on the stamp with 'SEEDS' using the simple type alphabet stamps. I made a matching label stick too. The packet for the seeds was based on a template I found online. There are actually real sweetcorn seeds inside!
My last project was a little favour box/bag. I used the apothecary accents framelits to cut two of the larger shapes and scored and glued together. I made a window using the circle punch so you could see the contents (some chocolate raisins!)
And this is me with my display at the Leeds event! I think it surprised a lot of my Stampin' Up! friends who came to the event to see my name on there - because I'd had to keep it a secret! I got lots of lovely comments and Paula and Kelly from the Stampin' Up! UK office thanked me with a gift of a stamp and simply created kit. My display, along with the other displays, travelled with Stampin' Up! on their tour of six locations - hopefully inspiring demonstrators across the country.