Stamping to Share Spring Mini 2014 Shoe Box Swap: Part One

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the first of two posts showcasing the cards we made on Saturday at our Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share Shoe Box Swap. Our first card will definitely catch you off guard! Is that a brain?? Mary got such a giggle out of Pomp & Circumstance that it was the first set she ordered out of the new mini! This card puts a grad cap on the brain (very clever) and shows off the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. And, it wouldn't be a graduation card card without a few glimmering stars scattered about.

Irene used one of the Chalk Marker that Stampin' Up! sells and by writing it once and then carefully going over it once more, she achieved a very bold look on Basic Black card stock. What a delightful Sale-a-bration card. Notice the bubbles in the background? That's a new embossing folder called Decorative Dots that you will be able to earn with a $50 purchase when Sale-a-bration starts on January 28. And just look at the darling banner punch outs . . . another freebie with a $50 purchase!! Its' going to be a lot of fun Sale-a-brating this year!!

Judy's card features the new stamp set called Hello Sailor. I love the chevrons on the side, and the new Arrows embossing folder. Judy even squeezed a strip of the new Silver Foil Vellum across the bottom of her card. There's just a hint of the High Tide designer series paper on the front of the card . . . but wait until you see the inside of the card!!

THIS is the inside of the card!! Isn't it spectacular? The High Tide paper is just fabulous . . . love the bottle motif - my gosh, this could just as well be the outside of the card!! Love the wave action off on the left, too. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Blooming with Kindness.

Irene went all out and did two shoe boxes for us. This one featured the stamp set called Happy Watercolor, one of my personal favorites from the mini. I like the stamping right over the top of the designer paper, it's something I forget to do as I think of designer paper as more of a layer than something to stamp on. But, a light pattern like these dots lends itself well to stamping as you can see.

Another gorgeous card. This one was provided by Linda using the stamp set People Like You. We had the option of coloring in the stems and adding a ribbon, but I chose to keep mine simple and I just love how light and airy it feels. Isn't the sponging around the edges of the white card stock a nice idea? It adds so much to the card. The sentiment fits into our Decorative Label punch so it would be easy to replace it with something else . . . one of the appealing factors of getting this stamp set. We chose to leave as is, but popped it up with a dimensional.

Liz made this card. Liz joined SU during the 25th Anniversary Starter Kit special. She and her hubby are expecting their first baby this spring and I know that she will enjoy making baby thank you's when she's a Stampin' Up! mom! Her card features a Sale-a-bration set called You're Lovely. I love the mix of neutrals against the deep Cherry Cobbler card base. It is, like Liz, just lovely!

This card by Dawn shows off the stamp set called Starburst Sayings. It is a wonderful set and coordinates with the Starburst Framelit dies. I like the pop you get when put Gumball Green with Pumpkin Pie --- talk about FRESH! Again, we are seeing a drape of banners. Have you noticed that banners are everywhere these days? I can't decide what I see more of these days: banners or arrows? They seems to be everywhere!

Join us again tomorrow for part 2 of our Stamping to Share Spring Mini Shoe Box Swap. Have you liked my page yet on Facebook? That's where I'll be posting to while I'm at Leadership this week. You can check out my facebook page right here by clicking on Stamping to Share at Facebook.

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