Wednesday, July 20, 2011

August TAC Card Club Sneak Peak and Virtual Swap

Another busy week and it is Wednesday already!  We had a great Hostess Group class last night - some fun projects from the New Inspiration Book and Catalog and a super fun group of women!  I always enjoy our get togethers :)  I will post my project a little bit later but the link to Stacy's cards is HERE . Hope you enjoy.

But now down to business.... We are doing another Virtual Swap over on the Angels Only section of The Angel Company website and thanks to Connie Duckert who was kind enough to send me some stamped images I was able to play along.  Now keep in mind that these cards are again all made with scraps as my stamp supplies are for the most part still scattered in the garage and spare room as well as the dining room table.  The counter top we ordered finally came in today so hopefully if hubby can get it cut and fit, by this weekend I can start putting stuff together and back away!!! (Of course that is after all the class reunion activities!)  But here are my cards  - hope you enjoy.  And remember if you are a part of a Card Club or Hostess Club, you can purchase this wonderful " Happy Leaf" set for only $4.50 with any $30.00 order during the month of August!

A Fun Fall Card that is stamped with an "Autumn Leaves" Kaleidacolor Ink Pad.  These pads are so fun to work with and so versatile!  I added a little bit of clear star Gel Pen for added sparkle and some self stick brown half pearls.  On the inside is the rest of the matted greeting "birthday" also stamped with the Autumn Leaves Pad.  I wound some of the Sew Easy Floss (that we will hopefully have in stock soon since it it way fun to play with!) in red and green with a couple of strands of discontinued tan scrappers floss. Rounded the opposite corners for something a little different.  All cardstock used is DCWV except the image panel which I believe is either the birch or aspen natural cardstock.

This is one of my favorites.  It was fun playing with the fall colors and going through my scrap stash....and boy do I have a stash!  I outlined the red, orange and sentiment panel with some faux stitching again with the Clear Star Gel Pen. (although it is hard to see in the photo)  Punched a couple of scalloped circles from a brown Bazzil Scrap, the green base is Bazzil, the yellow I believe is from the Emma Collection, the smaller green and red pieces are Bazzil and the orange is just a scrap that I had cut out with my Nesties for a past project.  Scrap ribbon out of my bag and there ya go....Not too bad for a scrap card :)

This one happened totally by accident.  As I was putting things away I found this kraft scrap that is 2.5" x 12" and decided I could make an oddball card out of it.  Took a couple more of the leaf images that Connie had sent and again matted them on punched brown Bazzil scalloped circles.  I dug through my stash and found the Penelope striped scrap and the rust CS from the Winchester Collection CS and a green scrap and decided they would work with the other colors and wa-la...there ya have it :)  No greeting on this one yet but who knows -

And of course I couldn't throw away the square that I so carefully punched the scalloped circle out of, and the red DCWV scrap was just the right size to mat it on.  Punched the leaf image again from the great variety that Connie sent and popped it up in the center of the panel.  Found another green scrap of DCWV and brown Bazzil and now have a little 3"x3" gift card for any fall occasion.

Hope you enjoy my little scrap projects.  Remember that if you are a member of a Card Club or Hostess club you can buy this cute little stamp set for only $4.50 with any $30.00 purchase in August.  If you aren't a member of a Card Club, get a few friends together and host a card class!  You can earn this set for FREE as a hostess reward with only $100.00 in sales. 
Can't beat that! 

Have a great night and a great week.  I'll be back soon with some more card projects for you.  And make sure to stop back the evening of July 31st as we are having a wonderful Christmas in July Blog Hop on PaperWings!  It is looking to be pretty awesome - lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!


thestampingbug said...

Great Cards! Love that you used up some of your scraps. I have TONS but never seem to use them. Kerry

Angela K said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love these Mary, WOW!!

Kim said...

Wonderful Cards Mary... Love these with the K-pad!