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Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Swap Card!

This is the card I decided I would use for the swap this past Sunday. The theme of the swap was to make a card using the "Love You Much" bundle. But there was a catch!!! You were to make a non-Valentine's Day card with it. This shows that you can use this set way beyond Valentine's Day. This set has lots of events you can use it for which makes purchasing this set a wise investment!!! I find it to be among my favorite stamp sets. Not only am I ready for Valentine's Day but I can use this theme for a wedding card, an anniversary card or just a little "love note" to DH!!!

This was a very fun card to make. I LOVE the Stampin' up! "En Francais" background stamp on this card. My first run of this card there were no birds in the upper right corner. I kept looking at the card and feeling that something was missing. I had to be careful what I added to the card too because I NEEDED to use ALL Stampin' Up! products on it. I couldn't add a bow because I already had a knot there. I couldn't add a circle layered scallop because of the scalloped edge. I thought about another punched out heart and I ended up with the birds. But first I stamped them in black. Oh my was that ever UUUUUUGLY!! I thought I would give it one more try in Riding Hood red ink SO I cleaned off the stamp and got out the Riding Hood red ink and stamped it on the Pink Pirouette card stock. And then I actuall liked it.

The hearts on the bottom are punched out and a piece of Riding Hood red card stock was added behind it. Don't ask why I did it that way. Maybe it was easier than taping on a bunch of hearts in Riding Hood Red. Either way I had to punch but punching the pink I didn't have to do much gluing except for a bit behind the punched out hearts to hold the card stock in place.

I REALLY like the ribbon on this card too. It added a lot to the card, including extra postage to mail it!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Beautiful card, extra postage and all ;) Great job with the set.

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable!! :) TFS!!