Time for another Bazzill card swap! This one used the Ambrosia line of paper, a fun summery collection. I decided to replicate a card from a past Bazzill swapper. Banners have been so trendy, so I especially loved the look of this big banner as the main focus of the card. The “happiness always” stamp is from an old Stampin’ Up line and the twine is from American Crafts. Also a good use for the cream buttons in my collection. Bazzill showcased one I sent in with different paper. I also sent these out for my July Paper Capers swap.
All of the cardmaking materials are packed up for the big move! I have plenty of portable crafts to do in the mean time!
This month I participated in another Bazzill Card Swap using the Miss Teagen Sue paper line. These papers are beautiful shades of pinks. I wanted to use multiple papers on my card design, so I relied on an oldie but goodie. Remember when I made the masculine cards last summer? I recreated that look here for girly, birthday cards. The original idea was from Nancy Riley’s blog. I avoided using extra embellishments on this version that would make it thick, so these will be perfect for mailing.
Lots of fun to make. And since I made them at a crop last weekend, here is a photo of my workspace. After working at Archiver’s, the assembly line method always seems more efficient.
I felt inspired to make a few different cards with the scraps. Something simple to send for a future occasion. And this photo highlights that I lined all of the envelopes for the cards. Very simple to do with a sheet of 6″ by 6″ paper!
Soon I will receive ten cards back from Bazzill from other crafters. All of my posts have been about cardmaking lately, but I have been knitting and spinning as usual. I even worked on my t-shirt quilt last weekend at the crop. But no finished products to show yet. Maybe next time!
A few months ago, my friend Kristy showed me her cards from the Bazzill Basics Swap. Basically, you pay $10 and receive a paper pack in the mail to make 10 matching cards. You send those cards to Bazzill and they send you 10 back from other card makers. I immediately joined the next round, which focused on the Love theme. I am showing you my card here, but it was also featured over on the Bazzill blog. I replicated the card from Five Pines Designs. I used Spellbinder dies for the frames and an old Sizzix swirl die cut into pieces for accents. The stamp is from a Close to My Heart set. Maybe you can use the design on your next card!