We had SU team training recently and I thought it was about time I showed you the swaps I made. We all make and take cards to swap with each other, I really enjoy this as its great to see what other crafters come up with. Its funny how you can look at a stamp set and not be very inspired by it, then see what someone has made using it and then you just HAVE TO HAVE that set!
I decided to make 3 different swaps, I didn't feel like making 13 of the same type.
The first card is a spring card, I stamped an image from the Cheers to You stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured with Bold Brights Watercolour Wonder Crayons using Aqua Painters. I trimmed the card and edged with Tempting Turquoise ink. I punched the edge of a square of Rainbow Sherbet paper with the Scalloped Border punch and mounted the cocktail image on the square left in the middle of the paper. I stamped Tempting Turquoise card with the Polka Dot background stamp using Versamark to give a watermark effect and then folded into a spring card and mounted the designer paper and stamped image onto the pop up square.
The next card is a great triangular card, which I saw on another blog recently. I used Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Regal Rose cardstock for this card, covered 2 of the sides with from the Sweet Always designer paper pack, I love the colour combination used in this pack. The image on the front is from the Crazy for Cupcakes set, which is a very versatile set, I just love those calorie free cupcakes! The image was stamped onto Confetti White and coloured with corresponding ink pads and Aqua Painters. The greeting is from the new Oval All set and punched out using the Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches all available from the Mini Catalogue. If you would like to order any of these items please contact me, but remember they are only available between 1st April and 30th September so don't miss out!
The final card is made from A4 Very Vanilla cardstock cut lengthways. One of the stamps from the Summer by the Sea set has been stamped onto Creamy Caramel cardstock with Close to Cocoa ink, coloured with Stampin' Pastels. This is mounted onto Bashful Blue cardstock which has been punched with the Scalloped Border punch along the left edge. The sentiment has been stamped onto the same coloured cardstock and punched out with the Tag and Small Tag punches, a hole punched using the Crop-A-Dile and threaded with Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon and mounted onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I will be back later to show you the items I received and some of the things we made. Am off to tidy up my craft room, have lost a couple of ink pads, so hoping to unearth those!