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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Friday, August 7, 2009

Meet My International Swap Sister

Today I arrived home from vacation full of anticipation. I ran to the mail box to check for a package from Jenny Adams my International Swap Sister. I opened the mail box door and there it was.........I was so excited!

Everything in this package was just delightful, starting with the envie which had writing around the perimeter and flowers stamped on it. Here's a shot of the contents. Jenny included a great little note card on Almost Amethyst card stock with a strip of "Tea Party" designer paper and Almost Amethyst scallop edge.
Just look at this adorable little Flower Pot Card with the beautiful Baja Breeze cordoroy buttons - don't they just make the flowers come alive? Austrailian Stampin Up products are a season behind Canada and the United States, so Jenny says these buttons will be available to customers in Austrailia the beginning of August. Lucky them!
For the flower bouquet, Jenny used the 5-Petal Punch to cut the flowers from the Holiday Treasures DSP. The flower pot is in Ruby Red cardstock and is topped off with a 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. Using the small Tag Punch, she made a tag out of vanilla cardstock that was distressed with Kiwi ink and stamped with the 3-flower pot set from a Level 3 hostess set called Window Dressing. This little tag was tied to the card with natural hemp twine. The pull out tag was made with vanilla card stock layered onto Ruby Red card stock and stamped with the Window Dressing stamp set. The sentiment says "You Make Me Smile", and trust me I did. I'll definitely be casing this card...... it's a winner!
The next item in the package was a beautiful set of 3 x 3 cards stamped on
Whisper White Card stock and layered with the Holiday Treasures DSP - 2 in Kiwi
Kiss and 2 in Riding Hood Red. For these cards Jenny used an Aussie stamp set
called "Bloom Away". The flower stamp on the Kiwi Kiss cards is the "Waratah"
plant and the stamp on the Red Riding Hood cards is a "Gum Blossom" plant. Both native to Austrailia. I absolutely adored the gift card holder which was made
from a 3 x 5 cellophane bag. Jenny had cut a piece of the Holiday Treasures DSP to 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, inserted it into the bag as a liner and then punched a slot a half inch from the top through both the bag and liner. Once the cards were inserted in the cellophane bag she tied it off with a beautiful Baja Breeze double stitched ribbon. Oh and did I mention she included cute little Stampin Up Mini Square envelopes that had a portion of the Bloom Away stamp in the corners. Chocolate Chip ink was used for all the stamping.

Thank you Jenny for doing such a great job and being such a fabulous swap sister. Make sure you check out Jenny's blog it is just delightful!

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