Card Swap Cards

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Hello Friends!

I am part of a group of Close To My Heart consultants from across the country who participate in a card swap when a new catalog goes live.  One of my up lines, Linda Caler from Maryland, organizes the swap and tackles the huge job of sorting and mailing out the cards.  I love getting the cards and seeing all the great ideas from other creative minds!  Here is one of the cards that I made for the swap–enjoy!


I made my card with the Swan Lake paper collection and the With You stamp set.  This stamp set has several double layer stamps that are so fun to make.  Plus there are coordinating Cricut cuts from the Flower Market cartridge and you know what that means–NO FUSSY CUTTING!!

The card has an accordion type fold so it will stand up for display when opened.  I love the beautiful Autumn colors of the Swan Lake papers and they go so nicely with the colors in the Enchantment palette.


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Happy Birthday to Me!!

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Hello Friends!

It’s my birthday today–Hooray!  I am hosting the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge this week and of course, I chose the theme BIRTHDAYS, since everyone should be celebrating ME, right?  Or at least the birthday of someone special in your lives!


I chose to make a fancy fold birthday card which is a variation of the traditional box card.   I saw this type of card on Lori Whitlock’s website and decided to give my own spin to this design.  I used paper and coordinating cardstock from the Zoe collection by Close To My Heart, which is now out of stock.  All the cuts were made with the Artistry cartridge, also by Close To My Heart.





Isn’t this a great card design?  If you would like to see lots of other birthday themed projects, hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2.  I am hosting the challenge this week and the design team has been busy again!  Link up your own birthday projects for everyone to enjoy!

Remember something WONDERFUL is waiting to happen!   Laurie