Friday, February 12, 2010

2010 Monthly Card Swap

Well, I've done something that I've NEVER done before! I signed up to be in a monthly card swap between Stampin' Up! demonstrators! Each month I make 7 cards (actually 8 so that I can keep one for myself) exactly alike and mail them to the swap coordinator. She then sorts through all the cards and takes one from each of the 7 other folks and mails one of each back to me. I got some really nice Valentine's cards from the swap this month! Each month has a theme and we can use only current Stampin' Up! products! Here is the card I made for this month's swap:

And, here are some of the cards I received. They are all REALLY nice!

The one above made by Cathy Bell. The little hearts are made (I assume punched but I can't be sure) from a paper with glitter embedded in it! The "red" in the back is a piece of cardstock I used as the background so that the mostly white card would stand out!

This card was made by Jan Waters. I just can't put into words how cute it is in person!

This one was made by a lady with the first name Lisa. I'm not sure of Lisa's last name. So, Lisa, if you happen to see this please leave me a comment and tell me your last name so that I can add it here! This card is really elegant! Who would have thought that Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray and Pretty In Pink would have made such a nice Valentine's card!

This lovely card was made by Mari Leininger. All of the dry embossing on the background and the little embossed hearts is REALLY nice!

This pretty card was made by Robin Johnson. It is really pretty in person. What you may not be able to tell from the photo is that the patterned paper down at the bottom is actually on the inside of the card. The scalloped looking edge is the bottom of the front of the card. VERY nice Robin!

And, last but certainly not least is the really pretty stair step card. I have NO clue who made this one! So, if you are a member of the 2010 Monthly Card Swap over at Split Coast Stampers and you made this card, please leave me a comment so that I can give you credit for this beautiful card!

All of the images on these cards (the stamped images) are copyrighted by Stampin' Up!


  1. Loved your card...that bird image is so adorable. The other cards were also a treat to see. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day.


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  2. Hi Susan--I am doing the monthly swap, also. Yours is one of my favorites of the ones I received. I thought the quality of the cards was excellent, and look forward to seeing this month's group next week.

    And, I really like the new graphics. I have a fond spot in my heart for rescue dogs, and love the one I live with! I so appreciate the rescue work you and other dedicated souls do for all of us.


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