Shelli was nice enough to take time to join us in our group photo! We had such a great time, can't you tell by our smiles?!? Top Row (left to right): Melissa, Bobbi, Jessica, Gayle, Laurie (me), Jenny and Ann
Bottom Row (left to right) Robin, Debbie, Shelli, Jan and Dawn
On Friday night our group and Kelly Acheson's group got together for a Shoebox Swap! Here's a photo of Kelly and Dawn together at Regionals (Hey Gals!) There were a total of 34 cards for our shoebox swap! Here's the card I made for our swap:
I used the Stampin Up stamp set, Bliss (w 123255 c 123240). Did you know you can get this set FREE with a $50.00 order? Check out the links at the bottom of this post for how to place an order. The base of the card is Rose Red, with a layer of Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809). The designer paper is called Springtime Vintage (121782). The little 1" x 4 1/4" strips go a long way and add interest to the card. The leaf is made using the Little Leaves Die (114511) and Pear Pizzaz card stock.
To make the flowers, I simply ran Very Vanilla card stock through my Big Shot (113439) using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), then I punched out using the Fancy Flower Punch (118073). I used a brad to hold the flower layers together and added a Basic Pearl (119247) to the top of the brad. Oh, and I also used the Boho Blossom Punch (119858) to make the green center of the flower.
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