Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Swaps!

Every month when our team gets together to discuss new ideas, techniques, and business tips, we also swap.  I mean can stampers get together and not swap?  Make-n-Takes are also on the agenda because we know we can’t get together without at least doing that!!!

Anyway, here’s my swap for the month, and the ones I received.  Our theme this month was “Nature”.

Kay Kalthoff used this layout on a swap I won for checking out her FB page.  And since I always seem to be stealing case-ing her ideas, I thought “why not this one too?”!

The color is a bit off, but, the base card is done with Very Vanilla, although it looks like Whisper White.

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Here are the swaps I received:

Not everyone signed the back of their cards so I’m unable to give credit for those.

This is a pretty quick and easy card.  A run through the Big Shot using one of the Impressions Texture folders, a few punches from the Curly Label punch, and the Build a Blossom punch, add a little ribbon, and voila!, you’re done!

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The Lovely as a Tree set is perfect for this brayered technique.

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Created by:  Rachelle Tully

This image is also from the Lovely as a Tree set.

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Inspired by Nature is a great set for using your markers to color directly on the stamps.

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This is a the backside of the card, so I ended up with 2 swaps-in-one.  Isn’t that a great idea?

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Created by:  Karen Atchley

This is such a pretty, delicate looking card.  Perfect for a little girl’s birthday!

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Created by:  Linda Harris

This lovely pansy was made using the Decorative Label punch.

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Created by:  Tammy Avery

The Tulip Impressions folder is perfect for this card. 

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Created by:  Cindy Anderson

Same stamp set as above (Elements of Style), and yet a completely different look.  I’d say “I love this set”, but then again, I’d have to say it for just about all these sets!

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Fun spring card!

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Created by: Mandy Grant

My new favorite set right now is Nature Walk, and so I really love this card.  I’m thinking we might make something like this at the next Card Class in April.  I still haven’t decided what the other card will be! This uses both water coloring and marker-to-stamp techniques.

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Created by:  Abby Hoover (This month’s swap winner!)

Same set above, but again, a completely different look.  Lots of sponging gives it a nice vintage/distressed feel.

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Created by: Darlene Krueger

The butterfly was created by coloring in the Elements of Style image and the punching it out.  It’s like creating your own Designer Series Paper.  Darlene used the Elegant Lines Impression folder for the base.

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Here are 2 of the cards we made for our make-n-takes this month.  We usually only do one, but, once a quarter we make 4-6 and call it a Play Day!

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Thanks for looking!  I hope you found something that inspires you, or something you can steal case. (wink, wink)

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