Monday, November 30, 2020

Team swaps - showing highlights of the upcoming catalog

When a new catalog comes out, we each select a stamp set and make 10 cards, one for each swap participant.  This provides each of us with ideas (we all craft differently) and with samples for our customers and blogs.

Here's my swap... I used the new Amazing Kit.  I love kits and my customers do too.  There are different types of kits and this kit has supplies for 16 cards and the stamp set is extra.

I loved the kit.  I made it exactly as instructed (how NOT like me!). Here are a few close ups of each card.

I think if I recreated some of these cards my layout would not be quite to linear.

I loved all the gold foil accents, vellum, the twine and thought it was fun to put together and created cards that I will enjoy sending out.

Having said all that... I felt a bit "lame" using a kit and not designing my own cards! So I thought I'd add in this notecard as an extra swap!

It uses the new Art Gallery paper with a gold acetate overlay.  The overlay matches up with the paper. It's really a great look!  I added matching ribbon and the greeting is from "Many Messages", 1 stamp set and 1 big die gives you 19 fun sentiments.  

When I'm able to I'll add in more from the catalog and the catalog samples. Stay tuned this week for lots of fun ideas from my team mates as their swaps arrive in my mailbox!

happy crafting, MaryKate

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