Saturday, December 19, 2009

Swap Cards

I'm very fortunate to be part of a small group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who make and swap cards every month.  Basically what's involved is that there's a theme or product that we have to use in our creation, and obviously it has to be using Stampin' Up! materials! 

So every month we each design one card and make multiple copies (it usually takes more time to create the design than to do multiple copies of one design) and then you each end up with multiple new creations, often using products or stamp sets that we don't all own.  So it's great to be able to have a folder full of amazing cards to be able to show my customers... and of course to inspire me!

I thought that today I'd share my latest 2 swap cards, due to go in the post today.  Hope you like them!

The first set of cards is for our December swap, and the theme was Christmas.  My card is a very simple design, but I really like it.  I think the varying shades of green on the kraft card look fantastic.




Materials:
Cardstock - Kraft, Old Olive, Real Red
Stamp Set - Season of Joy
Inks - Versamark, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Real Red
Accessories - Real Red ribbon

My second card is for our January swap, and the theme for this one was to use products from the new Summer Mini Catalogue.  I chose to use the Animal Stories stamp set and the coordinating Tall Tales designer series paper.  I also decided to semi-CASE this card, found on Kim's Stamping Spot.


Materials:
Cardstock - Confetti White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Designer Series Paper - Tall Tales
Stamp Set - Animal Stories, Best Yet
Inks - Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories - Chocolate Chip ribbon, Designer buttons in Latte, kitchen string, Stampin' dimensionals, Crystal Effects, clear embossing powder


I'd love to know what you think, so leave me a message!


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