Swap Time

One of the best parts of being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator are the card swaps with other team members.  The new Annual Catalog will be coming out in 8 days and I will have cards with different designs using new and old items from the annual catalog.  Here are my three swap cards (because I can’t seem to just do one swap at a time!)  Let me know what you think!

 This was a card inspired by my Grandpa and all of the stories he likes to tell of his travels following work when he was young.  I think we both like Sheboygan, WI just because saying the name is so much fun!  He would talk of his travels through Sheboygan, Sister Bay, and Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
The Adventure Awaits card also incorporates the Basket Weave Technique.  It is a very easy, but beautiful, technique.  For this card I used the Beautiful World set and matching World Map dies and Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.

I wanted to learn another technique for this card because I was in the mood to try something new. The Diagonal Easel Card technique was a lot of fun to play with. Again, this technique was easy to make and very beautiful with the embossed background. The Heartfelt stamp set is very versatile and not just for making Valentine cards. Paired with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, Heart Punch Pack, Christmas Layers Dies (for the greenery), and Ornate Frames Dies (for the stopper and sentiment), the Heartfelt set made a beautiful work of art that can be displayed on any table or shelf.

This last card gave me some trouble.  The only reason it did, was because I cannot make a bouquet for anything!  Once in school,we had to take that interests test, where it tells you what you might want to major in, and I got florist!  Florist!  The person who is allergic to every type of pollen on this Earth!  I love the beauty of bouquets, but please don’t bring one too close to me, LOL!
After playing around with the Forever Fern set, Forever Flourishing Dies, and the Greenery Embossing Folders, I came up with this simple bouquet.  I think it came out nice.  It is simple and clean, just the way I like my cards!

I made extras of all of my cards, naturally, to send Smiles out to friends and family.  Remember, if you have a family member or friend who needs a Smile, please email me.  I’ll be happy to send out a card from Let It Snow Stamping.

Also, if you are in need of the new 2020-2021 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog, contact me at LetItSnowStamping@gmail.com.

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