MAY 2014 Card Swap

Finally getting to post these incredible cards from our MAY Card Swap! 

The challenge this month was to design and create a card with a theme of COFFEE and to incorporate a special fold of some sort with the card and ribbon!  This was a FUN swap to design for... enjoyed this challenge.  Also, these ladies that are apart of this group are AMAZING!  True hearted, talented ladies that make time spent together so special!  Enjoy these creations! 

PAM  This elegant card with it's frilly lace, brown net bow and cream & brown color scheme just add up to a VERY sophisticated-looking card that provides such a feminine twist for this coffee loving presentation!  She even made a custom-sized envelope to match - AWESOME!

MARIA  Our fearless Stampin Up demonstrator always designs a specular piece of art within her card.  Presentation starts with a stamped decorated brown-paper bag - aka envelope with a glitzy red bow - inside you find a whimsical rosette ribbon stamped brown stock card featuring a color scheme of the new SU colors - LOVE this quote that is stamped inside - "Chocolate, coffee and men - some things are best rich"!  Absolutely a FANTASTIC coffee-lovin' card presented here!

APRIL  This creative fold card features a swing-out medallion that's stamped "whole latte love".  On the front features a "crystal effect" embossed coffee cup that is repeated on the envelope.  Inside, there is a ribbon bow embellished with pearls and room to write a special note to the receiver of this wonderful card!  What a WONDERFUL coffee-latte card!

ANGIE  This vintage style card grabs your attention quickly by the fancy fold of the stamped and cut medallion on front that cases a stamped image in the middle!  Hemp string adds to the creative style of this card.  With this card's fancy double-fold out for the inside - along with another brown paper cut-out medallion and stamped images - makes this card simply FABULOUS!

KIMBERLY  This tag/gift features a chevron-design pocket that actually holds a gift package of instant coffee for the lucky recipient.  A bright colored stamped "C" and a variety of ribbon makes this a perfect gift for any coffee lover. SUPER work, Kimberly!

Melissa  This neutral color schemed coffee lovin' card features a variety of textures on front with a stamped ribbon circle banner of "You're Cool Beans" and corrugated background.  Hemp ribbon and paper-pieced coffee cups add to the focal point for the front of the card.  Inside features a vertical opening, paper-pieced stamped cup along with a card holding pouch so you can include a gift card for someone special.  This stamp set is from the Gina K's stamp set - "You're my Cuppa Joe".  So excited to finally use this stamp set!

Hope you enjoyed this card swap!  These cards really are AWESOME!  Next month will feature cards with a "movie theme" using black & white in the color scheme along with a matching envelope...  Here's a link to last month's card swap here - April.  

On a personal note - the summer has officially started - yahoo!  Semester testing and graduation went fine - our senior graduates handed out "tie-dyed" roses - WOW!  Aren't they beautiful!  I was honored to receive 2 during the ceremony - love my students!!  NOW!  It's time to rest...  

Thanks for stopping by today, remember to hug the ones you love the most, until next time...