Saturday, January 29, 2011

Card Swaps

I am back to participating in card swaps. I've done 4 so far. This first card was for a "Techniques" swap. I chose dry embossing and used my Cuttlebug. The card base and the one layer is the same color. The Cuttlebug folder I used is called "Birds & Swirl". It is hard to see...I used my Scor Pal and put a line just under the ribbon and 2 lines at the very bottom of the layer. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and punched the butterflies out of a scrap piece of DP and mounted them with foam tape. The ribbon is from Michael's and the sentiment is from SU. The next 2 cards are for a "Four Seasons" swap. I chose Summer and Spring. This first card is my summer card. Its done in greens. The ribbon is from May Arts and I used a buckle slider on it. I'm not real pleased with the colors I chose to color the girls. The stamp set is a retired SU set.
This is my Spring card. The card base is pink with a piece of DP. The tulip is from a SU retired set. I put a strip of green cardstock under the DP and then used a Martha Stewart border punch for both the green and DP. The ribbon is SU, the sentiment is AMuse and the crystal stickers are from Hero Arts. It seems lately I'm using a lot of pinks with various shades of green.
These next cards are ones I've received from swaps I've participated in. The first three cards are from a "Happy Birthday" swap.
I love the way the cupcakes were done.
The yellow layer was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The daisy really finishes off the card nicely. Love it!
I participated in a Memory Box card swap that was due in November. The hostess lives in Alaska and I guess the weather really dictated as to how soon she was able to swap these cards out. I just received these a few days ago. There are 6 cards that I received from this swap. Memory Box did a whole series of penguin images. Here's some of them:

Very soft looking card.

Memory Box has done several collage images. This is one of them. Very beautiful card and an excellent job in coloring.
This last swap was called "Flowers for You". On this card the larger white layer has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Simple card yet very nice.
I absolutely love this card. I put a comment on the thread asking the swapper if the center medallion was done with a Nestability die cut. It looks like a paper doily. Then on the bottom there are two strips that look like they are also Nestability die cuts. Looks like fine lace borders. At the top of the card there's a row of tiny punched out flowers with a pearl sticker in the middle of each one. The prima flowers in the center of the medallion are held together with a brad then a pearl sticker placed on top of the brad. I need to remember the look.
The last one is really nice too. I love the daisy.
I'm waiting to receive cards from the Technique swap and the Four Seasons swap. I've got 4 swaps to work on between now and the end of April. I am also hosting another card kit swap on SplitcoastStampers and that is due in my hands the end of March. I really enjoy swapping and have "met" some neat ladies. A lot of the ladies on SCS are Christians too and that makes it nice. I really enjoy doing these swaps...they are alot of fun!
Right now I am working on a card order for a friend of Denise's. The friend is in Korea right now with her family; her husband is stationed there for a couple of years. She wanted birthday cards - 4 kids, 4 guys and 4 gals. I've got 2 more gal cards to make and then I'm done. I hope to get these in the mail by Monday.


jalna said...

Love, love, love the cards. I see quite a few people nake good use of their Cuttlebug. It really adds to the design.

Betty Townsend said...

Thanks, jalna!! The Cuttlebug is a neat little machine to have.