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! 



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



** 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!

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