Swap at Convention!!
Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Convention Gifts!! (lots of pics!)

Every year, I try to make some fun gifts for the ladies in group attending convention!  I always do some sort of notebook--so they can takes lots of notes!!  This year, I decided to sew the notebook covers--not sure why!  I am NOT a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination!!  But, I set my mind to it, and even though it took me FOREVER to do, here they are:


I used several different fabrics--but all Stampin' Up! fabrics!  They really are pretty! Oh, before you ask, I purchased the tutorial for the notepad cover HERE.

Here is the inside of one:


In addition to the notepads, I also made them these little bags--I included things like a highlighter, sugarfree gum, tic tacs, flavor packs for their water and of course, chocolate! Just some fun little things.


I found the instructions for this bag on LeeAnn's blog.  It's really simple to make--if I can do it, so can you!!

Here's a close up of one of the bags:


And the Tic Tac Container:



Now, I didn't come up with this idea--they are everywhere!  But, here are the measurements I used: 

4 3/4" x 3", scored at 2" & 2 3/4".  Pretty simple!  I used Glue Dots to adhere the tic tac box to the back of the container!  Added the image from MDS, and a ribbon!  Viola!  Easy Peasy!

And, I always try to do a tag for their convention bags--everyone gets the same bag for convention, so this helps identify your own!  This is the front--the back is the red/white polka dot pattern (from the Summer Smooches Designer Paper) with their name and address:


This is another swap I did for my Up-upline's group.  There were 15 of us, so I decided to make these lanyards.  The group name is "Got Stamps?", so I was going for a cow print!  (Stampin' Up! fabrics aren't long enough for this project). 


The tutorial for the lanyards can be found HERE.

Hope you've enjoyed these gifts!  Sorry for such a long post!! :-)  Enjoy the rest of your week!



Tammy, What fabulous gifts you made! Especially on the note pad covers. Pretty Amazing for someone who doesn't sew. I'm sure your recipients loved all of them.


We love them!!! You are awesome!! Thanks for the gifts!!!

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