The first card for today was made by Ellen Boyle. Ellen told me she made this card because of a little bag/basket that she had on her desk. It was her inspiration for the pattern on this card! The "patterned" circles are made using one of the stamps from My Friend. She also used some of our new 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Chocolate Chip.
Kim Overholt made this soft card. The colors are Wisteria Wonder (one of this year's new In Colors) and Old Olive. The stamp set is called . . . (wait for it). . . Three Little Words! She dressed the card up a bit with some Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim and added texture to the background with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Jane Mykleby was the creator of this fun card. The Pennant Parade stamp set and coordinating Petite Pennants Builder punch were used to make the "flag". The DSP is from the Just Add Cake set. The pinwheel was made using a square from that DSP. Doesn't this just make you think of summer and being outside?
Kristi Jaenisch made a monochromatic card using the My Friend stamp set with Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock. She added a little contrast by tying the black ribbon on the front. See, cards can look great even when they are simple!
Here is another adorable dress card, but I don't know who made it because there was NO information on the back. I wish I knew who it was so I could give her credit for it. The skirt of this dress is made with Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric that was cut out with the Big Shot with a Scallop Circle die. The Round Tab punch was again used for the bodice of the dress, but she added some extra interest by running it through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Tying a small bow in the front with some 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla added a sweet little touch.
The saying in the upper right corner is from the Oval All stamp set and is punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then layered onto a piece of cardstock punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. The Square Lattice Embossing Folder was used on the background of the entire card, and then that was layered onto two more colors of cardstock.
This next picture is a bag tag that a couple of the ladies made and gave to each one of us. I don't remember their names, but I remember they were from Texas! That was such a sweet and thoughtful thing for them to do. We all promptly added them to our Convention bag so that when we saw the tag, we would know that was another VC Rocker!
Would you believe I still have MORE cards from this swap group? Those will be coming soon. But until then...