I think the only reason I was able to finish this swap without the usual stress was because I was able to work on it a little bit at a time. Now that my 3 yr old is in preschool I am able get a few hours to myself. Boy do I cherish that time!!!
This first picture is of the recipe card that I made for the swap. The swap called for a "Family Favorite" and this one is a favorite for sure. It's also my "go to" dish whenever I make a dinner for a friend in need. It's easy to freeze and re-heat. And the left overs are always yummy.
Stamp Sets: PTI Holiday Treats, Simple Little Things
Inks: SU Ruby Red Ink, SU Rose Red Craft Ink, Palette Dark Chocolate
Paper: SU Ruby Red, PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate
Misc: Antique white ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, SU Scallop circle punch, dimensionals
I wanted this card to be simple, but with bold colors. I hope I achieved it. I am still a relatively new card maker so all this design stuff is new to me. I do a lot of stalking on various blogs and hope it sinks into my little brain so that I can come up with my own style.
Stamp Sets: PTI Little Lady, Simple Little Things
Inks: Palette Dark Chocolate, SU Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun
Paper: PTI Chocolate Remix, Summer Sunrise, Stampers Select White
Misc: PTI Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, CB Swiss Dots Folder, dimensionals
Now this card, I had to play around with it a lot. I had a vision in my mind for the color palette, but once I played with it, it seemed too washed out. So I added some chocolate to it. Chocolate makes everything right. Right? I was trying to go for two effects with this card. One was that the snow people were in a Christmas Ornament. And the other is that it is snowing on them. Not sure if it makes everything too busy. But it's a fun card anyway. My 6 yr old daughter preferred it without the snowy vellum on top. But I thought it looked too plain. Probably because of that darn "vision". LOL! I didn't adhere the vellum on the bottom because I wanted the recipients to be able to pull it up and see how I colored the snow people and did some paper piecing with the Patterned paper. For me, one of the cool things about a swap is to see how others make their cards, so that's my reasoning behind that. :) The sentiment reads: Snowy Days, frosty nights and warm hearts. So I tried to intertwine their arms like they are a couple. I had a lot of fun paper piecing the hat, mittens and scarf. This is one fun set that I know I won't grow tired of very soon.
Stamp Sets: PTI Made of Snow, some misc snowflake set that found it's way into my stash
Ink: SU White Craft Ink, Pretty in Pink Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, SU Close to Cocoa, Martha Stewart DSP, misc Vellum
Misc: PTI Sweet Blush Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Nesties, CB Heart Die, Corner Rounder, Making Memories Snowflake brad, SU Round Tab Punch, CB Swiss Dot Folder, SU White Embossing powder, Copics, dimensionals
I hope you enjoyed viewing my newest creations. 'Cause who knows when I'll be blogging again! ;)