Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cards - Card Mania (Card Swap)

Hello, by now, you know I like to participate in swaps.  These are mostly over on the Cricut MB's.  I LOVE to see other people's creations and really get inspired by the work of others.  I think my cards are basic, but classy.  I'd be interested in hearing your feedback on these.

The card swap had different categories which included Thank you, Open Sentiment (see my "Hello" card), New Baby, Birthday, Get Well, and Congratulations.  All of the cards are A2 size.  Say waht?!?!  What is "A2 size"?  lol  That means the card is 5.5 x 4.25 inches.  Simply split a piece of 8.5 x 11.5 inch paper in half and VOILA!  You had the foundation for two cards.

Hello Card -
This was made for the open sentiment portion of the Card Swap.  When I begin making this card, I wanted to challenge myself to use a bold printed paper.  Also, I was thinking of my Mother who very much like butterflies.  The weekend I designed this card, I had just attended a crafting fair with one of my friends who is a fellow scrapbooker and we both purchased the Cuttlebug combo package with the butterfly theme.  I also used Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge to cut the sentiment and the large white butterfly.

Welcome Baby Cards
These were created using the CuttleBug, and Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge.  The stroller was pop dotted so it is above the card.  Ribbon was added to the boy card.  These are simple, but I think elegant.

Congratulations Card -
Paper from a paper stack colletion, circle cut with George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and inked, sentiment cut with CuttleBug folder

Birthday card -
Happy Birthday Stencil from CuttleBug, Circles cut with George Cricut cartridge and inked, Jolee's sticker, ribbon from my stash
Thanks card -
Another simply elegant card.  Created using George & Basic shapes for the red oval and I believe for the studded oval.  Thanks was embossed using the Sizzix embossing folder.  There is an embossed sentiment inside the card as well.  Ribbon was from my stash.

Thinking of You Cards
Paper from DCWV's Luxury Stack, brown ribbon and Cricut Cut.  I used this card for a sympathy swap but it really could be used for any occasion when reaching out to a friend!


  1. Beautiful cards... I really love the Hello card! TFS

  2. Lovely cards! I love the Hello card also. You are such a kind person! Wish the rest of the world was like you! Pat P