Now that I am all about pocket scrapping I thought it would be a ton of fun to swap project life cards with other people. Don’t get me wrong I love my kits but as I have been working on my album this year I have noticed that more often then not I was creating my own cards. So why not swap cards with other wonderful ladies and get some new beautiful cards.
This was my first time doing this and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I choose to sign up for two swaps the first one was to incorporate sewing on a card and the second one was to use a die cutting machine. I choose to use my Cricut because I really wanted to use my new Art Philosophy cartridge that I purchased when I became a consultant with Close To My Heart.
The 3×4 cards are the cards that I chose to stitch on. I have a few templates so I got to work. The first thing I did was break out the new Heidi Swapp stencils and some color shine. I lightly sprayed my 3×4 cards (which I made from scrap paper) and then I poked my holes in my paper and used some embroidery floss for the stitching. I did a back stitch and I must say that I was very pleased with how they turned out. After that was all done I got some stamps and I stamped Hello in one set and This Week in the other set. I used Memento Rich Cocoa for the Hello stamp and I used Memento Grey Flannel for the This Week stamp.
I thought I was done with these cards but quickly realized they just weren’t quite ready so I went ahead and grabbed my liquid pearls (I love this stuff by the way) and some washi tape. You can never go wrong with washi tape, right?
I think the end result was a pretty card and I hope that the women that get them are happy with them. I had a ton of fun making these ones and I got to use color shine on them. As much as I love color shine I am afraid to use it on my layouts!
Next I got to work on my die cut cards that I needed to create. I tend to be a simple person and I wanted the cards to have space on them in case somebody would like to mount a picture to the card so I kept them plain. I used my Cricut to design the cards along with the craft room (if you need help in learning about the craft room I highly suggest Cara Miller, as she has taught me how to be a pro in the craft room). I designed the cards in the craft room so that I could get the sizing just right. I knew that I wanted 2 pieces of paper and the thought of having to guess what the best size would be for my second layer just didn’t work for me. I love tabs and wanted to incorporate a tab as well and I was so happy that the Art Philiosphy cartridge had a tab on it. Next I created the word Captured and sized it to be just the right size for my card.
I then put my Cricut to work to cut everything out and used my little Xyron sticker thingie for the word captured. I don’t know how I ever lived without this Xyron thingie before and think every crafter should have one of these!
Well there you have that was my process to making these lovely cards for my card swap. I am looking forward to creating some cards for the June swap as well I just haven’t figured out what I am going to make just yet. Do you make your own pocket scrapping cards?