Monday, September 7, 2009

1st Shoebox Swap

In April, we had our 1st ever Shoebox Swap, and had 15 wonderful and inspiring ladies join us. I can't believe what a great response we've received from fellow stampers wanting to join in the fun. I am attaching a photo of all of our lovely faces...ya never know, you might know someone.
In the picture, front to back on the left side is:
Twila, Candice, Jo, Nancy, Meg, Julie, Michelle and Karen
On the right side of the picture it is:
Betty, Rene, Deb, Meg, Connie, Kimberly and Kim

Each person was responsible for designing a card, and bringing enough kits (everything stamped and cut out) for everyone. Once we started, each person talked about their card and then we assembled it. These ladies are SO creative and we all received some wonderful ideas.

This first card is Nancy's contribution. Very feminine and soft looking. The card is pink and white. Another favorite! She did some embossing on the white card, I'm not sure what she said she used. I don't think its a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flower is actually 3 different pieces.

Our next card was made by Twila. This one is very nice! The lily has a shiny finish to it. I think she said she used Crystal Effects on it which gives a glossy finish.

This is Michelle's card. She actually stamped all those hearts and the design separating the rows of hearts. That was time consuming. Very cute and simple!

This gatefold card was made by Renee. This card is very simple yet elegant.

This next card was made by Connie. The dp and cardstock met in the middle and then the ribbon was taped over the middle and adhered in the back. It is very chic looking with the shoe and the flowered DP.

I don't remember the name of the person who made this card. This is a great Birthday card and the style can be used for boys or girls.

This next one was made by Julie. She actually downloaded the image from a website called Another great color combination.

I absolutely love this card. I don't remember the name of the person who made this card. The colors go together so well, and again this card can be used for either gender.

This is Kimberly's contribution. A very unique card, Kimberly actually cut little squares of the two yellow papers and then adhered them to cardstock before cutting out the diecut. A few of the projects used this SU diecut. A really cute card.

This next card is Candice's contribution. A very simple card with a few layers, and it can be used for birthdays, thinking of you, sympathy, just about whatever you need a card for. A space was left at the bottom so that a sentiment can be stamped.

This another one of the favorites. Very simple and the colors match up perfect. Again this is a card that can be used for any occasion.

This is Deb's contribution. A very nice 4th of July card. Stickles were put on the flame from the firecracker. A red brad was used to dot the "i" in America.

This unique idea was submitted by Jo. This is a little bag created using the Top Note die-cut from Stampin Up, and inside you can put little candies, lotions, soaps, cookies or whatever you would like.

The final card was submitted by Betty. The card base is peach with a white layer and she used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. She also used a piece of designer cardstock for the peach layer and bordered it with Fiskars "threading water" punch. This is a great soft spring card!

Thank you for stopping by and looking at all of the wonderful creations that these talented ladies came up with.

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