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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

February Card Exchange

A big group of friends and I get together as much as we can and do card exchanges. So it's the typical card exchange style - for however many people participate, you make that many of the same card. Then you end up with one of each card from everyone else. I think we had 11 or 12 people participate this time. What we also do though is once all the cards are done get together somehow. In the years since we have done this we have gone from someone hosting it at their house to going to dinner to going to a movie and dinner, and this last time we ended up just going to dinner. It's always a lot of fun though regardless of how we get together to exchange them!

So here is the story of my 2 cards. Yep, made both of them, instead of just the one. I made the top card first and felt sort of bad that it was so small. So then I decided I had to make another. Hence the one on the one right above was created. Both cards are 3x3. I can't help it, I am loving smaller cards right now! I totally go through phases, and right now I am in a mini card phase! I can't help it. They are just so cute and little. Love love love them!!!

Here are the supplies for the Best Wishes card: {all Stampin' Up! but patterned paper and ribbon}

  • Cardstock - Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • Patterned Paper - BasicGrey Recess line
  • Classic Ink - Old Olive, Bashful Blue
  • Stamp Set - Eastern Bloom
  • Punch - Scallop Trim border
  • Hardware - Hodgepodge Hardware brand and photo turn
  • Ribbon - twine, American Crafts orange polka dot,
  • Adhesive - glue stick, pop dot, glue dot
Here are the supplies for the You're Special card: {all Stampin' Up but the stamp set}
  • Cardstock - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Patterned Paper - Sweet Pea DSP stack
  • Classic Ink - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp Set - American Crafts
  • Punch - Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Trim border
  • Brad - Hodgepodge Hardware - Styled Vanilla
  • Ribbon - Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain

Two funny things to note. One, the red cup in the background of the Best Wishes card is my stocking stuffer from my hubby :D. Mmm!! Starbucks! And the cup is such a beautiful shade of red. Two, you can sort of see my Diet Coke in the background. He he he. It's my addiction! It was coffee for a bit, but it has changed to be Diet Coke over coffee for sure. But caffeine anyway is always good to me.

Happy Scrapping!