Hello and welcome to my second blog post today. In my second post I am going to share with you my swap card for the Creative Success Group. Which is Ronda Wade’s training business builder training group. The swap had about 150 people in it. We were broke into three groups each with 50 in it. So we only had to make 50 swaps. You had to make full cards with at least one layer besides the card base and one embellishment. Pretty simple rules really. The only other rule was we had to put our cards in Stampin’ Up! Clear envelopes along with a business card and a Card recipe (the Card recipe was optional) in the back. Here’s a look at my card.
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My card is a clean and simple card I used the Hedgehugs stamp set from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog along with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack as the key elements on my card.
The first thing I did was cut all my card bases using Soft Suede Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2. Next I cut all the Whisper White Cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) that would be the card fronts. After that I cut all the strips of the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper I would need to 2″ x 5 1/4″. I then added the strips of the designer series paper using multipurpose liquid glue to the left side of my card front (a whisper white piece cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″). I then stamped the greeting on the front of of the card with Soft Suede Classic Ink on the bottom right.
I started out my stamping 55 hedgehogs and then punched them out using my 2″ Circle Punch (because punches are so much easier when you have to make that many or more cards for a swap). You may be asking why I stamped 55 for a swap that I only needed 50: Well you never know when you will mess up so its better to have just a few extra from the start. Once I had stamped the little hedgehog holding the flower (all of these where stamped on 2 1/4″ x 11″ strips to make it go easily) I came back and colored each flower with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker. This allowed for a little extra color on the card besides just the soft suede. Once that was all complete they went into one of three small glass bowls that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree. I believe they came in a package of six. In the other bowl I punched out 50 starbursts using the Starburst Punch and the Copper Foil Sheets. Each of these were placed in one of the bowls. Next I started the assembly line process.
I lined up about ten of the Copper Foil starbursts at a tine and laid out all my stamped 2″ circles face down and started adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of each. Once I had a few down I would add them to the starburst and place them in the third glass bowl. Then I would repeat the process until I was all done. At this point I started putting everything together. Since it was all stamped and ready to go it went like a breeze. I affixed the focal image to the card front with my Multipurpose Liquid glue since I would be traveling and the recipient would be have to carry them back home as well so I wanted something that would be strong. Once I had them all together I came back and added three rhinestones to each card.
Once I had them complete I would stack them up in groups of ten and then go and line them up on my big work station in the middle of the room. Once this was all complete I could come back and place each one in the clear envelopes with my business card in the back. At that point all I had to do was fold each flap down and place each card into my basket that I was placing everything in to get them ready for travel.
Here’s a look at the swap that Ronda’s husband took during the event.
If you look in the third line from the left you will see me in my Grapefruit Grove Shirt. I hate grapefruit but I do love that color. And, I just happened to find it on sale at Kohls back in beginning of August before I went to Utah and filmed the story videos.
After all the swapping was done we all lined up and took a group photo.
Thanks for dropping by for the second post of the day. I hope that you have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow as I share my other swap card that I did for Kylie’s meet and greet and swap that started during the Creative Success Swap and photo.