Thursday, August 1, 2013

You Make Life Sweet

I'm in a blog group called the Stamp Addicts. They are a wonderful - and creative - group of women. We love chatting in the thread on SCS and sharing our love of stamping with one another.

A few weeks ago, one of the Stamp Addicts suggested that those who want to do so trade names and send a handmade card to another one of our group. I'm not a bit surprised that everyone in the group wanted to participate! THANK YOU, Paige, for a GREAT idea and for swapping the names for us!

We each promptly received our "name" (Lynn and I were paired up) and were told to have a card in the mail in time for the recipient to get it by the end of July. (I waited until now to show you the card I made, because I didn't want Lynn to see it on my blog before it had a chance to arrive in her mailbox.)

Here's the card I made for Lynn:

Here's the inside of the card:

Lynn really DOES make life sweet! I'm so glad she's one of my friends, and a fellow Stamp Addict!

I wanted to make the delivery of her card a little special, too... and I'd seen some directions on a fun way to mail a card on The Spotted Chick's blog some time ago and decided to give it a try myself.

The pictures don't show it very well, but here's what my "package" looked like....

I didn't put candy in it, like The Spotted Chick's tutorial mentioned... I put cardmaking embellishments in it. ;)

I sure hope Lynn enjoyed her card!

I absolutely LOVE the card Lynn sent to me! 

Here it is:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: MFT Pure Innocence Lollipop Girl
Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence Make Mine a Double
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and scraps from my scrap file
Designer Paper: scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet "Sucker" Brad and Stampin' UP! Black Brads


Margaret said...

Such an adorable card you created. Love the image, layout, and your coloring is fabulous!

Sweet card from Lynn to you. Wasn't this a fun thing. Can't wait to do it again next month.

MiamiKel said...

Your CARD makes life sweet! How charming is this! Absolutely adorable packaging, very creative to include embellies! I'm sure this made our Laundry Stamper's day! :) U R So creative, my friend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette that is a stunning and very sweet card - and the way you packaged it inspirational!

jimlynn said...

You already know how much I love it.....but will tell you again!!! I'll treasure it forever - and yes, the whole package with fabulous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Isn't it fun to exchange cards? I LOVE PI images- she is adorable and I love your coloring too! As you always do- it is all done on the inside too- I am beginnin to think mine look a little naked inside..... Best of all- the packaging- awesome!!!!!!!

Sheetal said...

Such a sweet and adorable card you made for Lynn.I absolutely adored the packaging you used.Super idea to add craft stuff in it.

marsha said...

This is positively adorable!
Hugs and blessings,

Darlene said...

Awwwww, so sweet! What an adorable card you made for Lynn! That packaging idea is really cool, thanks for sharing that. Will definitely have to check it out!

Lynn's card to you is super! I love her CAS cards, so classy. How fun to receive one from her!

Gael said...

Very cute! I love the dp choices, and color and the layout sets them all off well. I cannot stop grinning :D

Carol W said...

wow, what a cute card and cute idea to put the card in a little box and some fun other items as well...Just adorable. Love the card you got from Lynn as well...thanks for sharing.

Zella said...

Adorable card and fantastic packaging!!