Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Cybercrop swap

Yep that s right I ve joined another swap lol !!! It was the handmade card swap over on UKS and we had to make 5 cards plus tags and a box to keep it all in. So here s what I ve came up with
Numero uno SU Happy Hearts was used to make an anniversary card, really simple but striking made by the colour combo. All the cards in this set use the same or a combinations of those four colours Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White. My most favorite combo for sure. Used the scalloped border punch and the CB embossing folder. Sentiment from the Cheers and Wishes set. Second was a birthday themed one This sweet cupcake comes from the Big Bold Birthday by SU, and I ve used the hundred and thousands stamp to stamp my background straight on the card blank, some glitter was added for extra sparkle. Third one a general one could be used for a couple of occasions I ve actually used pretty in pink for this card and is my least favorite, I think the background is too light and a bit unbalanced but I was running out of time and I was already late for the posting deadline. I hope my swapee forgets me. Set used is Cheers to You by SU. Number four was this little sweetie Now I likie this one a lot. A solid flower from the level three hostess set Heartfelt was stamped randomly in Cert.Celery, Reg. Rose and Red Rose my favorite accents some half backed pearls, and a round sentiment from the Circle of Friendship was created with the aid of the round punches 1", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4". Spotty dotty organza ribbon ( not SU) adds some punch to this gorgeous colour combo. Last card is the most striking of the bunch I ve used the In the Spotlight hostess set and I love it!! Is my most used one and is so versatile for cards as well as scrapbooks, sentiment from Simply Sent and the Cert. Celery layer was embossed with the CB striped embossing folder.
Now for the box I was going a total different direction, then yesterday ended up blog hopping and ended up on Jennie s blog, she had made one of those boxes which was a much better idea for my cards so I immediately set to work, three attempts later and I ve made this

only to realise it was far too small for my heavily layered cards, so I ended up making another one to fit using an A4 sheet of card stock as supposed to 8.5" x 11". I ve made the clasp with the 1/2 " circle punch, three for you punch both from SU and some brads. You just wind the ribbon or cord to keep the box shut. I hope the girl these went to will like them, I ve also made some tags but run out of time to photograph them. Hugs M xx
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