Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Swap cards

I don't know where this month has gone! Life hasn't even been all that busy since Easter; I've just not done much in the way of crafting. Scrapbookin Adventures, where I scrapbook/make cards most Fridays, hosted a card swap that I participated in. They were due Friday. I didn't photograph all the cards I put in; just some of my favourites. What I liked about this swap is that you weren't required to make all the same card. Sometimes I'm just not motivated to make 16 of the same card, ya know? What's also nice is that because we make so many cards, and everyone's skill level is different, while we all want to make cards that are nice, they can be clean and simple.

This first card is one I made at one of our Stamper's 10 nights. It was the night that I officially confirmed that I do not want the cupcake punch,  or the Create A Cupcake set. Both both are cute, but they are not me. In retrospect, I'm not sure how I feel about the buttons. I had considered skipping them, and how I wish I'd gone with my first instinct.

Card details - All products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango; Cherry Cobbler; Tempting Turqoise
Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: Create a Cupcake; Bring on the Cake
DSP: Summer Smooches
Other: buttons; cupcake builder punch
 I started this card ages ago. It was something I worked on at a crop in October. The ink colour for the sentiment is technically wrong, but I couldn't find my turquoise ink pad. And I had originally planned to mat the image square. Not quite sure why I never got around to doing so. At the very least, I should've inked the edges.

Card Details - All products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pool Party,Tempting Turquiose
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Let's Party
DSP: Spice Cake
 This card, I have to admit, I love. I think it's the bright, spring-y colours. It's another one from a class, but this was a class at a scrapbook store here in town that has since closed. I kept the card in my stash knowing one day I'd have a reason to put a sentiment on it and use it.

Card Details: 
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Brads (Making Memories); flower (Prima);  ribbon (unknown); embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

I have no idea why I couldn't get this card to photograph properly. No matter what I did, for some reason the top kept getting cut off of the frame and the image came out blurry. Truthfully, I was also in a hurry and I really didn't have the wherewithal to fight with the thing after a certain point. I like that this card is very clean and simple. It'll be a great masculine card for someone.

Card Details
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Itty Bitty Banners
DSP: KI Memories
This card is one I actually posted before; at the time it just didn't have a sentiment. You can view the original post here. I confess the photo may be a bit clearer. All I can guess is that my battery was low when I shot these photos.

Card Details:
Cardstock: SU, Bazzill
Stamps: Seaside, Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Cuttlebug folder


Winnie said...

You sure have been busy Tania! I love that each of your cards has a different look. i think my favorite is the one you wrote is you fav. I do love the cupcake one, it is happy in feel. Fun colors etc. Funny how not everything is our "style", as I have a bunch of stamps I don't use as they just don't speak to me. Enjoy the day!

Just Me said...

Your cards are very nice. My favorite is the one with the single flower. I really like the masculine card too.

Dell said...

Looks like you have been busy as a bee! Love that cupcake card. It is so cheery!

Margaret said...

Wow! Look at you go! All your cards are so fabulous. I find it hard to do CAS cards and am in awe of those who can and make it seem so easy.

kel Acopan said...

how cute!! and so many of them!! hope you had fun!!!

Jacquel said...

You've been really busy Tania! All your cards are so cute...my fave is the cupcake! TFS!!!

paige said...

Wonderful cards! I'm just learning to say no to certain stamps and supplies that are not my style.

MiamiKel said...

Oh you have so many lovely cards! Each one is so unique ~ love the wonderful colors! I'm so sad to hear the scrapbook stores are closing everywhere, here to and we live in a HUGE city! So we just have to keep on crafting, yes?! :) Beautiful line up of cards! TFS!

shazsilverwolf said...

What a fantastic selection of cards!Awesome.

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Jennipher said...

They are all fabulous but my faves are the cupcakes and then the green and yellow combo.

Alexis Crossland-Smith said...

beautiful cards!