Team Retreat Fun!

I love to pamper my team – And one of the fun things we do together are retreats! I hold three of them a year so that we can spend time away from the daily grind together.

We love sharing, stamping together and well, honestly just having some fun. After all who doesn’t like a weekend where they can lounge around in their Pjs and stamp?

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We bring all our new goodies to share and while we all have different projects – it’s a wonderful time crafting together and inspiring each others creativity!

What kind of things do we do? Well Janette’s project this retreat was to get all her 4th of July cards completed and ready to send out when she returned home.

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And Anna’s was to create a birthday card from her son using the NEW Shooting Star Bundle (142349/142350).

BMS Weekend Retreat June 2016 Show & Tell table

On Saturday we have a team Shoe box Swap. It’s a lot of fun. Everyone shares how their card was designed and special tips for assembly before we get started.

Here is Marni sharing how to assemble the penny sandwich for the Sliding Star Framelits (141820) for her card.

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What fun learning new things together! And it’s a great chance to try new products we don’t have.

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Marni’s card is done in Dapper Denim and uses the Shoot Star Stamp Set (141616) in addition to the Birthday Banners Stamp Set (141506) and Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies (141488). I love the way she used to Gold Glimmer Paper (133719) for the stars to add a bit of bling.

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Anna’s card uses the By the Shore Suite found in the Annual Catalog (page 92 & 93). I really love nautical suite of coordinating products! She used the By the Seashore Designer Series Paper (141640) and Seaside Shore stamp set (141622/141625) in addition to the Seaside Embossing Folder (141481) to create this fun summer themed card for the shoe box.

Melanie who just joined our team in June (and took advantage of the wonderful special to earn 2 addition stamp sets), chose to do a patriotic card using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set (137167) and Star Framelits Dies (133723).

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Janette’s shoe box was a soft and sweet sympathy card done in Sweet Sugarplum. It uses the Best Badges Bundle (142333/142334) and the Thought & Prayers stamp set (128751/127805).

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Can you see the little flowers on the vine? The flowers are part of the Tree Builder punch (138295) and the scallop edge was made using the Best Badge Punch (140633) – how cool is that?

And of course we have a Shoe & Tell table – where we put our creations from the weekend. Here is a fun birthday card using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Build a Birthday stamp set (138646).

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Oops I almost forgot – What did I do for my shoe box? Well I was in the mood for a fun bold color pallet so I created this little flip flop card using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and the Seaside Shore stamp set. (I’ve included the complete recipe below for you.)

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Stamp Set: Seaside Shore (141622/141625)

Inks: Crumb Cake (126975), Soft Suede (126978), and Melon Mambo (115320)

Paper: Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630), Crumb Cake (120953), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Melon Mambo (126948), and Soft Sky Card Stock (131203)

Accessories: Seaside Embossing Folder (141481), Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine (141689), Regal Enamel Dots (141681), 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch (134365) and Blossom Punch (140612)

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