Heartfelt Event 2012!!

Yesterday, in Brisbane, My best friend Sandy and I attended Stampin’ Up!’s Heartfelt Event. It was an absolute blast. This year was the introduction of a brand new format to the show and I loved being able to wander around and have a look around at all the product suites, displays and WOW’s at will. There were so many demos showing and teaching us their wonderful talents with paper and ink. Loved them all. The whole event was so relaxed and loved how I met so many more people this way!

This year I had the huge honour of being a presenter on stage. My theme was Packaging and Wrapping Ideas. As soon as I was asked I was brimming full of ideas with what I could create. Some of you may remember when I presented at Canberra convention a couple of years ago and I made did a WOW doing things with Butterflies and Bleaching. I quipped I had a thing for the “B” words, well I continued tradition with creating Bows!! Four different designs in fact and I also shared some awesome ideas with BDivided Page Protectors!

But enough talk I will share with you the pictures from the event, my presentation and some shots of my projects. I will also share with you the measurements for my bows, because I am sure some of the people who attended would love to hear them again!

First off, I know this isn’t a very good shot, but this is Sandy and I doing our own ‘selfie’! LOL

This is a pic with my display.

Now onto the presentation. Thank you Kirri for taking these photos for me. These pics are not top quality (no offence intended Kirri, LOL), they are taken of a huge video screen taking a live feed and the screens were a little grey from the lighting. I have photoshopped them to the best of my ability (obviously I need lessons, LOL).

This is the 1st bow, aptly named the ‘Gift Bow’ the measurements are

  • 3/4″ wide (all pieces)
  • 3 x 12″
  • 3 x 11″
  • 3 x 10″
  • 1 x 5″

Here are the pics of my projects making this gorgeous bow

Now for the next bow,

The second bow I called a ‘Figure 8’ bow. The measurements  for the smaller one are

  • 1/2″ wide
  • 4 x 6″
  • 3 x 4 1/2″
  • 1 x 2 1/2″

I also made a big version,

  • 1″ wide
  • 6 x 11″
  • 4 x 8″
  • 1 x 3″

Here is a better photo of the finished project

Now bow #3

I called this one the ‘Double Bow’. Measurements are,

  • 3/4″ wide
  • 1 x 7″
  • 1 x 5″
  • 1 x 4″
  • 1 x 2″

Remember you only bow fold the 5 and 7 inch pieces.

Here are the projects using this bow

Now for the last bow, the ‘Big Tail Bow’, bow number four!

Measurements are,

  • 2 @ 5  1/2″ x 1  1/2″
  • 2 @ 3/4″ x 6″

On both of the bigger pieces measure 1 3/4″ at each end in on ONE of the long sides.

Here is the finished project

I shared a couple of other packaging ideas that I think are super cute, have a look

Plus a gorgeous tag I created using some new product that will release early next year. So here is a sneak peek

The next part of my presentation was all about the Divided Page Protectors. I Lurve these things they are great as scrapbooking pages, they make it so easy and quick to scrapbook a page. But I used them as gift tags, have a look

I did some splattering on the gift box and showed all the lovely ladies how I did that plus a simple masking.

Can you see the splatters in the top left and aver the scrapped page?

I also took the Top Note Reindeer out of the page protector and quickly attached him to a Fancy Favor box to show just another cute gift box, and that my friends was the end of my presentation.

Please be aware I put this post together mainly to remind attendees the measurements for the bows and remind them of some elements I used. I decided not to do a full instructional post as this would be too much and it is already such a long post, not to mention I have a lot to do in my home to get it back in shape after three months of continual crafting for the Craft Show and the Heartfelt Event.

I hope you enjoyed my presentation if you attended and have inspired everyone with some ideas for Packaging and Wrapping!

Thanks for dropping by!

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