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Stampin' Up! Convention 2012 Highlights

Convention Survival Kits

Well, we are having an absolute ball at SU! Convention 2012 and I wanted to share with you a nifty little gift I made for my room mates and team members.

It's a convention survival kit, and has all manner of terribly useful items in it, like a marble for when you think you're losing yours!

I made 12 of these, all different, but all variations of the same colours and using the gorgeous Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper Pack.

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If you're a regular on my blog you will have seen the original one I made using Mocha Morning DSP. I couldn't wait to make some more and fill them with goodies!

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Now, I guess you're wondering about the contents - what could anyone need by way of survival kit at the Stampin' Up! Annual convention?

Well, here's the list that went in my kits :

  • Marble: For when you think you’ve lost all yours
  • Tissue: For drying tears – yours or someone else’s. 
  • Toothpick: To pick out the good in others including yourself
  • Dazzling Diamonds: To add some sparkle to your life
  • Paper Clip: To hold everything together when it falls apart
  • Ribbon: to let you know our Friendship is a special gift, tied with Ribbons of love. 
  • Mint: You are "Worth A Mint' to so many 
  • Stars: To remind you to "Reach for the stars" 
  • Rubber-band: To give you the extra stretch and Flexibility to meet the demands of each day. 
  • Flowers: to let you know that if friends were flowers, I'd pick you. 
  • Coins: so you are never completely broke
  • Band-Aid: To heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's
  • Pencil: List your blessings every day
  • Button: in case you can’t think of anything nice to say
  • Smarties: in case it rains, you've got your own rainbow
  • Sponge: to soak up all the knowledge 
  • Puzzle Piece: the team isn’t complete without you!

I loved putting together the list, and then gathering all the goodies to fill twelve bags.

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Oh! and you'll also notice a set of earplugs in there, in case any of the roomies snore, or in case the neighbours are having a rock concert! We definitely need a good night's sleep to keep up with all the Convention activities!

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Now in case you're wondering (due to the terrible lighting) the colours are Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, River Rock, Very Vanilla & Basic Black and I have used three dies for this project - Fancy Favour Box for the gusset, Framelits Labels Collection for the front & back and Fun Flowers Die for the flowers.

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I've also used an In-Colour Printed Brad or an Antique Brad for the flower centres.

Well, I hope that's been a bit inspiring for you, and I hope you enjoyed reading the contents of the Survival Kits!

I'll be back soon to share some Convention Highlights! See you then!


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Awww Kathryn!! Those convention survival kits are so gorgeous... and what a lovely sentiment!!

I miss you heaps!


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