Monday, April 16, 2018

Let's Go to a Shoebox Swap


We had a Shoebox Swap here in my itty bitty town this weekend. It was so much fun!

I always stress a bit over the card design to take to a Shoebox Swap, though. What to make? WHAT to make???

Here are my three general self-imposed rules ( love the number three!):

Not much coloring (if any at all)! Coloring, while very relaxing and enjoyable, is too time consuming for a Shoebox Swap... plus I do not share my Copics. ;)

Layering is good! Why? Just because I like layering (and matting the layers with black or another dark color).

The inside must be decorated, too! I always decorate the insides of my cards.


This is the card I designed for the Shoebox Swap:



These are the cards designed  by others:



Not only did we make cards, we also enjoyed lots of good food...


It was a fun day! 








Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Supplies Used

Stamps: Hero Arts Hello and SU Touches of Texture (with a wee bit of coloring using Crayola Colored Pencils)

Inks: Memento (Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand, Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black) and Ranger Distress Tim Holtz (Antique Linen) 

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Cajun Craze CS and DP from an unknown vendor

Embellishments: AMuse Studio Ribbon, Stickles Glitter Glue, and Brads from an unknown vendor

4 comments:

Donna said...

Awesome card Jeanette. This looks like lots of fun. Wish we had something like this nearby!

Maxine D said...

Love your card Jeanette - and what a fun day you must have had by the looks of all that food and the other cards
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your wood plank background for this long-stemmed blossom with its fun tag sentiment!! Great swap design, Jeanette! I know the girls loved it!!

Barb said...

Cute card--I hope the shoebox was fun for you!

Post a Comment