March 2015 Card Swap - French Twist








Our theme for the 2015 MARCH'S Card Swap was "French Twist"  - to make a card that has a FRENCH theme.

The challenge was to use a "french" theme along with the color PINK in making a card with an envelope. 

 Last month our meeting was cancelled due to snow - so I wanted this monthly swap to be extra FUN - here's a picture of the table decorated for the swap!  Pink & Black everything!  Double layered table cloths of pink and black.  Picked up some "I Love Paris" napkins and plates - decorated with large black Eiffel tower cut-outs that I laid all over the table.  Each card swapper received a decorated card bag and lots of "French Twist" goodies!  Pink pretzels, pink M&M snack mix, pink chocolate, pink punch & pink pastel jelly beans filled box treat.  Even found some Paris picks that worked perfect with the deco!

The ultimate hit was Pam's Pink Champagne cupcakes!  They were SO GOOD and so pretty!  Found the free Paris treat box template here - just print, cut, assembly and fill!  

The recipe is here for the cupcakes at this link. They really were good!  Thank you again Pam for making the cupcakes!  

The pink punch recipe is here at this link - it's super simple and refreshing!  ENJOY!



The FRENCH theme is a new one for us - was so excited to design and create for this swap.  Of course, these ladies brought the fabulous - you'll see how they  shine with their creativeness below! 


PAM



MARIA



MELISSA
Here's the link where I found free printable PARIS paper that I used on my card.  


KIMBERLY


ANGIE



MARGIE
** She didn't make a card, but brought each of us a challenge of assembling a card with pieces she cut using a new die cut!  This will be fun to complete!  Thanks Margie!



Thanks for joining us and letting us share our card swaps for MARCH with you!  Here's a link to last month's swap here - February's "Birthday" themed cards. 

     Next month's challenge is to create a card that MOVES or that shows movement.  This might prove to be a little "tricky" - hmmmm!  Be sure and check back for next month's swap!

     Hope you are enjoying your SPRING days!  Remember to hug the ones you love the most... until next time!

February 2015 CARD SWAP Birthday



Our theme for the February''s Card Swap was "BIRTHDAY"  that included the challenge to use nature/floral and add a border of some sort.  This theme is an annual one for our ladies to take and shine with their creativeness - and who doesn't need extra birthday cards?!  

     Due to SNOW and winter weather - we weren't able to physically meet; but our swap still produced some very creative birthday cards!

Here are the cards from the swap... enjoy!

PAM
Cream, black, brown and gold - this card says Happy Birthday in an elegant way! The detail of the embossed front adds to the elegance to this card along with the embellishment of a beautiful ribbon bow and a golden embossed "Happy Birthday" stamped greeting.  Inside is a contrast color top-note card with black embossed greeting saying "May your birthday be as special as you are"  - great job, Pam!





MARIA
LOVE this whimsical card - with a natural color scheme of browns, tan, greens and an accent of turquoise - add the varied die-cut designs, matching double-sided paper bow and embossed texture - makes this a fabulous birthday card!   Check out the POP of the inside with the added effects of the cut-out embellishment & stamped greetings that carries out the color scheme through-out the card.  Maria always sets the standards high for our card swaps with her creations!





KIMBERLY
This card would be perfect for any birthday - it features a white embossed design front card layered on a red card and stamped "Happy Birthday".  The colored stamped and cut-out flowers - embellished with 3D pearl centers makes for the perfect focal point to this card.  The cut-out flowers continue on as a border for the inside of this birthday card.  A stamped envelope finishes off this delightful birthday card by Kimberly!



APRIL
Has this card got "humor" or what... "Birthdays are like hairballs...the more you have - the more you want to gag"! Makes me laugh out loud!!  The bright colors used of yellow and lime green; embellished with ribbon, hemp string and embossed textured paper - grab your attention, but the stamped and colored cat is the star!   Inside continues the color scheme with the stamped "punch line of the greeting"!  This card also includes a  stamped greeting envelope that has a green-color liner.  April - this card is AWESOME!





ANGIE
Here's a fabulous colorful birthday card that features layers from pretty paper designs with an embossed stamped tree accented with glitter.  The colorful "eyelash" ribbon adds the perfect touch to this card.  Check out the multi-layers of the printed paper landscape - cool, huh!  The punched flower border and tassel ribbon add texture and an eye appealing grab at the bottom of this card.  Inside the card is completed with a colorful die-cut 3D bird and embossed stamped greeting.  Angie has created a "show-stopper" of a card here with her swap!





MELISSA
This card features a new SU stamp that's embossed in black and colored with copic markers on watercolor paper.  3D paper-pieced balloons accent the stamped image along with a embossed textured paper picket fence that borders the bottom of the card.  Paper punched flowers with sequin centers and an embossed "Happy Birthday from the Herd" finish off the front of this "HeeHaw" card!!  Inside features another embossed paper-pieced balloon and stamped greeting with room for a personal greeting to the special birthday recipient!




Thanks for joining us and letting us share our card swap for February with you!  Here's a link to last month's swap here - "Valentine" themed cards. 

     Next month's challenge is to create a "Viva la France" cards using the color PINK!  Ooh La La! This should be fun!  Be sure and check back for next month's swap!

     Hope you are enjoying your WINTER TIME snow days!  Remember to hug the ones you love the most... until next time!

January 2015 Card Swap "Valentine"


Hello there!  
How are you today?

Thanks for coming by - this post is our first Card Swap of 2015! 
We have a group of ladies that meet together and swap homemade cards.  Each month there is a theme and a challenge for each to use to design and create their cards according to.  

Here are the "goodies" that we also received at the swap!! Cute "Valentine Candy" purse made with SU's top-note die cut and 

Maria made us ALL cupcake toppers... for Valentine's - AWESOME!   Along with new catalogs from her - she's our dear SU Demonstrator! For all your Stampin Up needs - contact Maria Hale! 

We also indulged by snaking on delicious Strawberry Cake with Sweetheart punch.  (Pam brought the cake and here's the recipe here at this link!)


This month, the theme was VALENTINE!
We had 7 participating this month:  Margie, Maria, Angie, Melissa, Pam, Kimberly and Angie!

  

PAM



APRIL





MARGIE



MARIA






MELISSA





ANGIE



KIMBERLY





Here is a link to the last month's swap!  The theme for next month(February) is BIRTHDAY and the challenge is to include "Nature/Floral" & a border!  Should be fun...

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop back by soon!  See you later!  Remember to hug the ones you love the most, until next time...



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