Sunday, June 19, 2011

Last swap made today

The last swap I made today is again greeting cards. I had to make three cards: two birthday cards and a senders choice. Here is what I came up with. I am totally satisfied and hope my partners will be too!

Card # 1 Happy birthday card

Sometimes I like to make a card in the style of Stampin' up or Close to my heart. So I think this one can be categorized as such. The background layer (patterned paper), the bird, branches, the circle and the oval were cut with Make The Cut and Cricut expression. The kind of scalloped like circles were cut with nestabilities die cuts and the Sizzix big shot. The corner of my cards are always cut with the We are memory makers corner chomper. No colored image for this card!

I like to make matching envelopes for my cards; not for all my cards, because I still have a stack of envelopes I once bought and I want to use them too. So here is my handmade envelope for the card above.

Card # 2 Happy birthday card
The color is purple. The color on the photo is not that bright. I love the color combination. The middle of the card is transperant, so you can see the message in the card through the transperancy of the card. Isn't that a great idea? At last I added a beautiful flower and pearls with my Viva decor pearl pen.

Can you see the middle of the card? You can see through it!

The message in the card: Happy Birthday to you, which you can see through the front.

Close up: inside of the card

I nearly forgot: can you see the border? It is cut with my paper trimmer (the wavy blade) from Provocraft: the Yourstory paper trimmer.

Card # 3 Senders choice
I kept this card simple, but it is a folded card. The card is stamped with a large background stamp from Rubberneckers. The flowers are done with a small flower punch. At last I adhered a border sticker on the card..

Both sides have pockets. So the person will be able to add a tag, a card or a gift card in these pockets.

The size of this card is not standard; so I made an envelope and adhered some punched flowers on the envelope.

Thank you for being here!


  1. they're all so quirky! is there a god for artists? id like to pray to him/her ask for a little bit of talent in that area ^^ save me all the money on hallmarks hehe ;)

    following through swap-bot

  2. Very pretty cards...

    Anna (mynursecoach) swap-bot


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