Sunday, August 29, 2010

Swap Cards

I participated in a new catty swap recently with other SU Demos on Stampin Connection (demo web site), and also in a New Hues swap, hosted by my friend, Ellen, and thought I would share those cards with you.

New Catty Swap:  Baby Bundle

This was a fun card to make; I wanted a "different" look for a baby card, and really liked the baby carriage in this stamp set.  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Baby Bundle
     Baja Breeze:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score at 4-1/4
     Baja Breeze:  1-3/4 x 4-1/4
     Very Vanilla:  3-5/8 x 4
     Scraps:  Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
INK:  Stazon Black, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso Marker
ACCESSORIES:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Sponge, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, SAMJ, Color Spritzer Tool, Very Vanilla Brads, Aqua Painter

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (it is my new favorite punch, as I say whenever something new comes out!) and have a feeling I will use it a lot!


This card really stretched my brain, trying to come up with a creative way to use all the little stamps in this set (my brain needs stretching, so this was a good thing).  But I really liked the way it turned out; it does require a lot of cutting, though!  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Playful Pieces, Short and Sweet
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (score at 4-1/4)
     Early Espresso:  4-1/8 x 5-3/8
     Crumb Cake:  4 x 5-1/4
     Early Espresso:  1-1/2 x 1-1/2 (three pieces)
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze and More Mustard
INK:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze and More Mustard
ACCESSORIES:  Square Scallop Punch, 1/8" Early Expresso Ribbom, Dimensionals, Paper Snips


This card is a CASE of a card we made at July Play Day, which I will post soon. 

I love this color combo; it was hard to lose some of my favorite colors in the SU Color Renovation, but this card helped me love the new colors!  Here is the recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Friends Never Fade
     Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Pear Pizzazz:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Early Espresso:  3-3/4 x 5
     Early Espresso:  1-3/4 x 2-7/16
     Scrap Whisper White (trim to appx 1-5/8 x 2-5/16 after stamping)
INK:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz
ACCESSORIES:  Mini Library Clip, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for looking at my creations!

Happy stampin and scrappin,


  1. Following you from SC, Great cards!! I love your style, thanks for sharing!

  2. i'm following from SC, my blog is
    thanks! :)