Saturday, December 01, 2012

Card swap, month 2

Susan was the hostess for November's card swap. She told us she stuffed the packages and she wasn't kidding! As usual, I forgot to take a photo of the goodies before I dug in, but Susan has a photo on her blog. Here's just a partial list of what she included:
  • All kinds of embellishments including pearl beads, ribbon, flowers, and brads
  • Library pocket (I never know what to do with these)
  • Chatterbox Scrapbook Nails (these are "vintage" scrapbook embellishments)
  • Slide mounts (as are these)
  • Flower lace (loved this, even though I ended up not using it)
  • KI Softie (loved this too)
  • Scenic Route alphabet stickers
  • Card bases and envelopes
  • And some of my favorite paper from KI (their Color Theory paper from 2006) and Luxe Designs
This first card is my favorite.
I love, love, love the red paper (Luxe?), both the A and B sides. It is rare that I like both sides of a double-sided paper. The pearls were a pain to glue on. Normally, I'd have used Stickles or a Viva pen, but since pearls were included in the kit, I decided to go for it. The only part of card that I added was the black satin ribbon.

Card 2 and Card 3 are similar designs. Try as I might, I am a simple cardmaker. Maybe I need Scrapfest (an online crop challenge that Lifetime Moments used to sponsor) to encourage me.

The only parts not from the kit are one of the card bases and the black brads. When I looked for brads to use, I discovered that I have FOUR kinds of black mini brads: Lasting Impressions matte, Bazzil matte, JoAnn's, and one no-name brad. Yes, they are visibly different and I had to try them all (I ended up using the no-name brads). On the third card, I just trimmed the paper slightly to fit the card front and the design left a perfect space for the flowers (or I could have put a sentiment there). Those Chatterbox nails made nice flower centers.

This final card uses the KI Theory that I mentioned earlier. How much do I like this paper? As the last LSS trash to treasures sale, I bought a few sheets of this paper to add to my stash (I don't have much of the paper; I didn't buy any when it first came out). I added the card base and stamped sentiment to this card.

Check out what the other ladies made:
Leslie's cards
Katie's cards
Susan's cards

Susan gave us sooo many goodies, I'm sure I could make a dozen more cards. Thanks Susan! I heard that Katie's kit is on its way to us. I can't wait!


Susan said...

I love how you melded the two patterns together on the first card!! looks great! thanks for playing!

Miwa said...

These are lovely cards! It's fun to see what you guys came up with! :)

scrapper al said...

Thanks Susan, Miwa! Miwa, I hope you'll join us for the next round.