First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all the wonderful comments I have had about Emily's birthday album. It's really lovely to have such great feedback and it has given me such a boost.
I've been a bit behind this week, too much going on, so all the posts I intended to make have not happened. Anyway, today I would like to share the cards for the second month of the Card Swap group I belong to.
I made for Margaret this month, but she also had a rather special birthday so everyone made her a birthday card too. The first card I am sharing is obviously her birthday card. She likes natural colours, so I tried to keep this in mind.
I used a Kraft card as a base, then cut another panel in Kraft which I put in my Honeycomb embossing folder and ran it through a Cuttlebug. I edged it with a couple of narrow strips of blue paper from the Spice Cake DSP. I cut some hexagons from some scraps of the DSP and stuck them randomly to the embossed panel. After attaching it to the base card, I wrapped some Pear Pizzazz pleated satin ribbon and natural twine around the middle of the card. I cut a hexagon in Kraft card and stamped the 60 in Early Espresso ink from the Memorable Moments stamps set. I then mounted this on more Spice Cake paper and stuck it to the card with 3D foam.
This month Jane set a challenge to use left over DSP on our cards. I really like the Tea for Two papers at the moment and have been using them a lot. So I chose four designs that complemented each other and cut panels which I stuck to my square base card. I wrapped a piece of So Saffron taffeta ribbon around the middle and tied a bow (which I'm very proud of!) on the left hand side. I cut an oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits and stamped the sentiment from the Oh Hello set in Indigo Island. I then cut a bigger oval from Lucky Limeade card stock and stamped the chevron design from Oh Hello with a Versamark pad. I mounted them on the card with more 3D foam pads.
This next card is the beautiful card I received from Ann. She picked my favourite papers of the moment and teamed them with Island Indigo. I really like the little embroidery frame and cross stitch design, which ties in so well with the stitched edge on the patterned DSP. Simply stunning.
Well I have finally got to the end of this rather long post. Sorry I've rambled on a bit, hope you stayed with me.
Take care and thanks for dropping by.