“WOW” Swap Projects You Don’t Want to Miss

Last night was our LovenStampfuls Group APEX swap, and wow, there were some incredible projects!  Okay, actually ALL the projects were fabulous.  So over my next few posts you can expect to see some of these great ideas.

I had to share Sherry Garrett’s swap first though–because not only did she make some really cute pins, but she also packed her mailing box with tissue paper that she had STAMPED TO MATCH her swaps cards!  I think that’s ‘going above & beyond’, don’t you?  :-)

Here is Sherry’s card–check out the great butterflies!  Her pin is gorgeous, too.  She stamped layers of Vellum Cardstock and then heat embossed the top layer in black.  She colored from the back side with Stampin’ Write Markers, then attached all the layers.

Next up is the card by Mary Ellen Stites, and you can get the details on her ‘how’ through her blog post.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  For the quick explanation, think Crushed Curry & Soft Suede, Presto Patterns Designer Paper, the Elements of Style stamp set and the Beautiful Wings Big Shot Die.

The next card is one by Kim Padan (see her blog directions here), and she used the Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper, too.  Except where Mary Ellen colored hers in Crushed Curry, Kim used Melon Mambo.  But the stamp set is the same — Elements of Style has been really popular!  If you haven’t seen, be sure to check out the Presto Patterns project I shared with this set. (and Kim–thanks for catching my original mis-attribution!!)

I’ll stop there for now, but you’re going to love the other projects I have to share, too!  This is definitely a talented group of demonstrators.  Don’t forget–if you’re considering becoming a demonstrator, there’s a special going on til the end of May.  You can learn more on my website or email me with any questions.

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