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


Donna said...

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

kiwimeskreations 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

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!