Sunday, March 31, 2013

Card Swap, month 2

This month's hostess was Susan and she put together an awesome kit. Now, if I were smart, I would have put together my cards when we got together for a scrapping weekend, but nooooo, I had to wait, as usual.

This kit was full of beautiful Basic Grey. I can't believe it was a collection I didn't buy. I probably have a couple hundred sheets still. I used to love Basic Grey until I figured out I didn't know how to use the paper. But maybe I just need to use the paper for cards? The kit was also full of yummy embellishments like Lasting Impressions buttons (which I now covet), all kinds of die cuts and chipboard, an assortment of American crafts goodies, card bases, and much more. Although we're not supposed to buy anything for the kits (the supplies are supposed to come from our stash), Susan was a rebel and bought the lovely MFT stamps from an Operation Write Home fundraiser. Here's a photo of the kit after I made my cards. You can see that I could make half a dozen more cards with what's left.

My first card is a variation of my standard design of a rectangle with border. This time, I added some flowers from the kit. I got the "love" ribbon from an LSS giveaway and I love how it matches the papers. I used some Making Memories paint on the chipboard and some LI brads from my stash.

Of course, I had to use the bunny. I couldn't think of how to use the sentiments from the stamp set, so I decided to break out a Quickutz die. The journaling circle is Jillibean Soup, the stamp is Papertrey Ink, the ribbon is a scrap I had sitting around, and the brads are from Joanns. I hope a service person will enjoy sending this to a loved one.

For my last card, I broke out a Paper Shapers punch. I bought it last year at an LSS sale and am so happy I have it in my tool bin. I curled the petals around a pen and also used foam adhesive to help keep the petals poofed up. The stamp is from 3bugsinarug.

Thanks for an awesome kit! And thanks for the card bases. I need to get some of that good cardstock.

Here are the rest of the cardmakers. Visit them and leave them some comment love.

Susan's cards:






Susan said...

that "good cardstock" is bought in bulk from Kelly Paper! lol!!
I can't decide if I like the first card or the poor sad bunny card the best. I love that ribbon and oh how that bunny makes my heart break all lonely there! lol! the window is a QK die??
you did an awesome job with the kit!

scrapper al said...

The window is QK die Rev-0212-S. I think this is the first time I used it. And it is the first time I used that punch. And the first time I used MFT stamps. You're helping me expand my creative horizons and make use of my stash. :)

Miwa said...

Oh, these are just adorable! I love the bright colors and how "fun" they are!