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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Upline Swap Card

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!  Today I am attending an upline meeting, and I wanted to show you my swap.  I am a big fan of SIMPLE swaps…..I am too lazy to put tons of layers and intensity into my cards!!!  My theory is that if you are going to show these to your customers, they need to be easily replicated!  So I put the new Merry Mini punch pack to work along with some beautiful sentiments from More Merry Messages in the beautiful In Color, Midnight Muse:

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I just love this serene little scene!  You can’t tell from the photo, but the “snowflakes” on the hill are sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, too!  Sweet and simple!  I hope everyone likes them!

I also am doing a demo on how to make shabby ribbons, so I made this as my 3D gift:

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Can you believe that this is a toilet paper roll?  I pinned this from this post on Pinterest!  It’s covered with Fan Fair DP, on which I stamped several vintage images from Postage Due, Creative Elements, Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance in Island Indigo.  I added a shabby bow from Baja Breeze seam binding and some Fabulous Phrases sentiments.  This is what’s inside:

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I made another one of these earlier, but had never posted it, so here you go:

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A fun way to recycle!!!  Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the latest Paper Players challenge!

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19 comments:

Denise Willerton said...

Stunning card LeAnne ~ I LOVE this, sweet simple, stunning...done!!! And the idea for the toilet paper roll...fabulous...doing this for sure!!! Thanks for the inspiration ~ Cassidy...too cute...I can almost hear her giggling!!! Enjoy your day!

Linda said...

LeAnne - I love love love that shabby TP roll with the ribbon. I wish I was going to that meeting!! OHMYGOSH - how beautiful and so very creative. I so need to try to create one.

Butternutsage said...

cute and simple and WHITE is always my fave! Nice card I think I will be CASEing it!

Ardyth said...

Love your navy and white Christmas card - that is a really cool idea!

Carol Lucas said...

Love that card! It's simple but very striking!

Anne Marie Hile said...

This post is just chock full of crafty inspiration!! Love your cute card, with all the sparkly details. That little TP pouch is awesome!! Such a fun idea (I pinned it too) I can't wait to make some! Have fun at your upline meeting! Hugs! :)

Bev Gomez said...

Ha ha LeAnne look at my blog from yesterdays post and are we on the same page. I made this about a month ago to show at Fall Fest and then made another one with the ribbon wrapped around the two tags die. I have never shared the latter but yours are darling. Dang I wish I could come to your meeting so I could see how you make the ribbon like that. Did you ever find your tutorial? I will have to post my Patio Party one later. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Bev

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh yes navy and white......how I love it.......so elegant. This swap card is wonderful. The simplicity is the elegance! I love your little project. What a perfect recycled gift. Your shabby bows are always so beautiful and it's great that you have the chance to share how to make them. I really must try this sometime. Enjoy your day with your upline.
Cassidy looks like she is having a happy day.....love her smile!

Marisa said...

Just love that Christmas card!! The sparkly tree and star are fabulous and the navy pops against the white. Darling gift containers too!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Really cute card, Simple and perfect for a swap!! I already seen it on Pinterest this morning!!! lol I think that is the cutest card with the mini punches I have seen.

Hugs
Shirley

Rita said...

I wish I was there to learn how to make shabby ribbon. :) I adore this swap. I'm totally pinning it as I need some ideas for Merry Minis. Such a clever card as always.

dpkennedy said...

Your card is SO cute! I love how simple and sweet it is! Your shabby ribbons and holders are very pretty too LeAnne!

Tracey McNeely said...

All beautiful projects LeAnne! Have a great weekend.

Kathya said...

Great card, simple but perfect! Love the other projects too.

Anonymous said...

I had the good fortune of seeing this card live today at our Pennie's Meeting. It is truly is stunning. I loved your shabby ribbon demo. Thanks for sharing.
Sue Selfridge

Noelle said...

Omigosh, a TOILET PAPER ROLL? Too clever! Love all these, and couldn't agree more on samples and swaps. Love the silvery paper on the first one, too:) Hope you had a wonderful weekend, my friend! :)

Martha said...

Woohoo. I'm back on line. Got mu desk cleaned off and the lap top set up so I can cruise blogland again. This card is oh so sweet and simple. Love that new color and the way you can take me right to winter with just a few pieces of paper. Love the idea of the toilet paper roll gift container. You bet I will be saving those up from now on. Maybe a Valentine one with a little candy in a baggie inside. Super idea. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs and much love, Martha

Bonnie said...

The card is simply but elegantly beautiful, LeAnne! And isn't it ingenious to us a toilet paper roll to make a "gift bag". I love the lace holder and tab.

jengd said...

Those "bags" are awesome! I've been saving TP rolls for Liam to use for crafts- these may turn into Halloween bags for him to giveaway... or I may confiscate them all for my use. ;) LOVE the card too- simple, graphic, and I really like the shape of the snow- reminiscent of the moon.