On Sunday we held the Hamilton Extravaganza, which focussed on a selection of the gorgeous products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.  Despite the heat, the whole day had a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed the creative inspiration.

There were eight local Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who collaborated for the Hamilton Extravaganza, we invited guests to attend and gave each of our guests a small handmade gift.  I decorated the gorgeous Silver Mini Gable Boxes with products from the Sweet Soirée Suite and the amazing Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, and filled them with Ready Shreddie and Easter Eggs.  Here they are all boxed up and ready to go!

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

Bundle: Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (wood: 145816, clear: 147627).  Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Pool Party (126982).  Card/Paper: Calypso Coral (124392), Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), SAB Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193).  Accessories: Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack (147243), Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (144152), Silver Baker's Twine (145569), Silver Mini Sequin Trim (144230), Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (145562).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Classic Label Punch (141491), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Hamilton Extravaganza | Guest Gifts

Silver Mini Gable Boxes
Silver Mini Gable Boxes  (145568) - $17.00
Includes 12 food safe boxes.
10.2 cm x 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm (4" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2")

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193) - FREE with $110 purchase
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs
12" x 12" in three colours: gold foil, rose gold foil, silver foil

At the Hamilton Extravaganza, we had five teams of teachers who rotated around the room, teaching their projects, so all guests went home with five completed projects plus new techniques, tips and ideas.  So what did we create on Sunday?

In this first project, Bev and Ruth showed everyone how to create a fun-opening card with lots of surprises!  This card would be perfect for a special birthday or anniversary.  It was finished with the Cake Soirée stamp set, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, and Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper...

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Cake Soirée Double Peekaboo Card

Another card with a fabulous opening surprise is this one, taught by Rayleen and Irene.  It features the awesome Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies, plus the gorgeous Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Check out this fabulous, quick application of colour on these flowers... applied using sponge daubers!

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

And here's how it opens...

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Kay and Andrea used the very popular True Gentleman Suite to create this masculine suitcase gift box (inspired by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator Linda Parker)...

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Truly Tailored Suitcase Gift Box

Jacque brought the soft, watercolour, hand painted-look to our event with this beautiful friendship card using the Waterfront stamp set, Gold Glitter Flakes and the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder...

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

I love the way that this card opens - so sweet!

Waterfront Beach Card

Waterfront Beach Card

And lastly, I showed everyone two fabulous techniques using Brusho Crystal Colour and the Epic Celebrations stamp set to create this gender-neutral teenage birthday card...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

And what do teenagers want for their birthday?  Money!  This card has an inside pocket with a surprise popup-out voucher...

Epic Celebrations Z-Fold Popup Voucher Card

Everyone had a wonderful day at the Hamilton Extravaganza, the projects we taught were a hit and the teachers enjoyed sharing and inspiring.  If you want to join us for the next Hamilton Extravaganza, then sign up for my email updates to find out when registration opens.  Just fill in your details at the top right of this page.