Saturday, June 7, 2008

GREAT SWAPS GIRLS SWAPS

I recently participated in two Great Swaps Girls Swaps. All the swappers should have received the swapped cards by now so I think I'm safe showing my contributions to the swaps (wanted the swappers to see them IRL first!).

This first card was for a non-A2 card swap. An A2 card (in case you don't know) is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" greeting card size. For the swap we could do any size or shape of card we wanted other than A2. I chose to design a square 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Tart & Tangy card ....

RECIPE
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Real Red and Bashful Blue Prints DP, Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive Markers, Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Brads
Tools: 1/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

This next card is for a Get To Know You or NVR (No Vendor Restriction) themed swap. Usually, the Great Swaps Girls swaps are Stampin' Up! only, but for the Get To Know You swap, we could use any stamps we chose, from any vendor. I stuck with my all-time favorite, can't-be-beat Stampin' Up! stamps! ...

RECIPE
Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Tart & Tangy
Paper: Summer Picnic DP, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, and Old Olive
Embellishments: Black Brads, Old Olive Poly-Twill Ribbon
Tools: 1/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

21 comments:

Vera said...

Oh, these cards are absolutely FANTASTIC, Nancy! I'm so bummed I didn't get to swap with you this time around! Looking forward to doing so in the future!

Craft Girl ! said...

What totally ADORABLE cards. Those are sooo cute. Thanks for sharing.

Speedystamper said...

These cards are so fun and would make anyone want to sit down and start stamping!! My week has been so crazy . . . no stampin' time here at all . . . I will live, but I'd be a happier girl if I could be stampin'!! TFS!

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Jenn in GA said...

i love how your mind works, especially with the last card! never would've thought that any of the T&T images would fit over the "o"! cool!

Mauna said...

You are definately a great swap girl because these are GREAT!!
But I haven't seen one card from you that hasn't been great.

Alexandra said...

lucky gals - these are FABULOUS swaps Nancy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Angie Tieman said...

THese cards are fabulous!! So bummed I didn't get in on this swap!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

I love the apple on the 'enjoy' card--too cute!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of them are gorgeous!! I got the second one and I LOVE IT!!

Dawn Easton said...

OMGoodness Nancy...again...rockin' cards girl! Man, wish I was swappin' with you! LOL! I can't wait to get in on the GSG swapping.
Your first card is so fun with that layout and the size is one I don't do often. The second one is FAB with that apple in place of the O. LOVE that...will CASE that idea...hehe! The girls will be happy with those swaps...for sure!

Kriss said...

Oh, Nancy, I just love this card! I think the two "wow" factors for me are the black background and black "enjoy" lettering, and then using the apple for the "o"! So darn clever, girl! :-)

Toni said...

i am the luckiest gal in the world...nancy sent me this card...although it is stunning in the picture...if you saw it in person ...WOW! The Layers the colors....Wow...wow...wow!
Thank you!

jpmayo said...

Oh I recieved the strawberry card in my swaps and I am in love with it, it is cuter, IRL:)
I should have signed up for both swaps...;)

jean said...

Nancy

Fabulous cards, great layouts
I'll have to cased them
thanks for sharing

Jean

stampmonkey said...

What great cards!! I especially love the one with the black -- it just pops!

Bloggy Mama said...

Those cards are totally fantastic!

Carol said...

Fabulous cards Nancy! I love both of them, but especially the enjoy card - the black background with the red and green really makes the card stand out. I also love the apple substituted for the o, just perfect! The GSG are lucky to have received these!

Libby Hickson said...

These are great - love the color combo on the second card.

silke said...

Hi Nancy - I'm the proud owner of one of your gorgeous cards and I'm loving it - LOL!!! Had fun swapping with you!!!

Allison said...

These cards are great! I especially love the NVR card. I love cards that use lots of black with punches of colour!