My husband of 40+ years and his fellow Marines are celebrating their founding today. Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices these brave men and women have made and continue to make for all Americans so we can live in freedom.
We’ve all heard of cookie swaps, right? That’s the event where different participants bake and wrap cookies and then exchange them with their friends. Well, a card swap is pretty much the same thing except that one can learn new techniques or garner New inspiration during the exchange.
Making cards is more fun when you do it with others so here are some tips to get you started:
Make a list of people you know who enjoy paper crafting or are willing to learn. Don’t forget teenagers.
Decide how many members to have in the group. It’s a good idea to invite 12 or fewer because pre-packaged materials come in sixes or received and besides making more than 12 cards sounds like a chore!
In the invitation indicate how many people are going to participate and how many cards and/or supplies to bring.
Meet at a restaurant or a member’s home.
During the swap take turns teaching a new technique or do a make-and-take. Be sure to keep it simple.
If your November/December swap is a success try having another in the spring or create a themed swap (Birthday, wedding, thank-you)
This is a really easy technique to create elegant embellishment for our cards in 3 easy steps:
Die cut your panel, image or sentiment several times from white cardstock- three times is usually perfect for card layers. Layer, align and glue the die cuts on top of each other. Ink up the top layer and sides with pigment ink and pour embossing powder over the first layer.
Heat emboss the first layer, then dip the still hot powdered surface into another layer of powder. If you have Ultra Thick Embossing Powder use it!
Glue the cooled faux metal embellishment onto your card.
Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown