This is a photo of the most popular swap I made for Convention '08. Now, for the uninitiated, swaps are like trading cards for demos. We need new ideas for layouts, color schemes, techniques, etc, to keep our customers interested and feeling like they have the bestest and most creative demo ever. That can wear on a gal after a while, so we trade ideas in the form of cardfronts, called "swaps."
This is why, by the way, you will somtimes get a card from me which was not actually, technically, made by me. Ahem.
I am not the type who can crank out 100 swaps of the same exact card and not get bored to tears (and develop carpal tunnel syndrome). So I made at least six different cards (can't recall) and differing amounts of each, but around 20 each. This was the last one I made and the little vase and flowers is the sole reason I bought the set One of A Kind. A friend from splitcoaststampers sent it to me and I was hooked!
So when my pre-order (love being a demo!) of the new In Color line finally arrived right before convention, I whipped out this idea and made some swaps. I knew they'd be popular because of the cute design (thanks again, airbornewife!) AND because they used the new Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. My friend Kelly helped me punch out all the flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch (bless her heart). The vase is made with the Oval punch. Humble dimensionals are what really makes this work, though! I've since made this card with fewer flowers, different colors, etc--and it always looks cool. Give it a shot!
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