Today’s swap cards feature some of the designer paper from the SALE-a-bration event which is ending on February 28. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! Usually towards the end of the event some of the items run out of stock. I hope that you are able to get the items on that you want. Luckily, there are lots of great items to choose from.
Susan’s card features 3 different patterns from the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper. The stamps are the Special Moments (SALE-a-bration) and Daffodil Dream. I really like the Flirty Flamingo cardstock with the Daffodil Afternoon paper. The labels are cut with the Tasteful Label Dies and the butterflies from the Daffodil Dies. The bow is done with Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine. I’ll have to admit that the large floral patterned paper was not my favorite pattern in this paper pack, but I love the way that Susan has used it. The pattern reminds me of wall paper from the 60’s. Do any of you remember that?
I also like how Susan carried the theme from the front of the card onto the inside with a die cut butterfly and strip of the Daffodil Afternoon paper.
Beverly’s card features the Simply Marbleous SALE-a-bration designer paper. The one side of the paper looks like a bolt of silk (top half) and the other side has a marbled look. The pack contains 6 different colors with 8 pieces of each color. Each of those has the swirled design on the one side and the marbled design on the other. The images are from the Sentimental Swirls stamp set which is a Million Dollar Achieve set. When a demonstrator reaches a million dollars in life time sales they get treated to a trip to the Stampin’ Up! home office, flowers, stamping with the CEO, and they get to help design a special stamp set. This stamp set was designed for Sam Hammond a UK demonstrator. The flowers in the Sentimental Swirls stamp set can be punched out with the Strawberry Builder Punch. The Tailored Tags and Stitched Rectangles Dies were also used on this card.
The tag in the back is cut from Shimmery Vellum. There are three, yes, three different ribbons on this card, as well as sequins on the flower centers.
I hope that you are as inspired by these lovely cards, as I was.
Quote for Today:
It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.
Romain Rolland was a renowned French writer in the early 20th century, as well as an art professor with a deep passion for music. In 1915, he won the Nobel Prize in literature for his novel “Jean-Christophe,” which follows the life of the titular musical genius through all his trials and triumphs. Rolland was a lifelong pacifist who lived through World War I and most of World War II, and believed that peace was inexorably tied to humanity’s artistic instincts. His words here strengthen that connection: Artists make work that inspires and buoys us in difficult times, reminding us of the valuable things in life.
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