Hey everyone! I wanted to pop in here really quick to share a fun card I recently created for a Shoebox Swap I attended before Thanksgiving. People were asking me a lot of questions about Shoebox Swaps on Instagram, so I thought I would also answer those here.
Stick around, as I have a fun giveaway at the end of this post!WINNER is posted at the end of this post!
A ShoeBox swap is a fun get together where everyone who attends designs a card and kits it for the number of people who are attending. You then put your kits and all the supplies needed to create the card, along with the sample in a container. At the ShoeBox Swap we all describe out cards and then get creating! We each work on card and then pass the containers around until you have created all of the cards. It really is so much fun!!
My friend Liz recently hosted a Shoebox Swap and I was so excited that I was able to go. A few days before the event I was designing my card, and decided to hop on Periscope and play with watercoloring. I also had noticed I accidentally purchased doubles of this adorable wplus9 stamp set, so I did a little giveaway at the time on Periscope. ( a good reason to follow me on Periscope 😉)
I had originally been shadowing the polar bear with gray, but it was a suggestion of one of my Periscope viewers to try Antique Linen and I loved it! (In the picture above you can see all the different containers people use for the swap 😉 )
During the swap we made 11 fabulous cards! Loved all the different supplies we got to play with and just the fun creative time!
Ok, so now onto my card. As I mentioned above the colors I used to watercolor were inspired by my Periscope peeps! I used Distress Inks to watercolor. Added in a little bit of Lawn Fawn dies, and stamps too creating this really fun greeting that could be sent all winter!
We embellished the card with some liquid applique on her pom pom, and some Glisten Stickles in the background. So cute! All the supplies are listed below.
Now I know I mentioned a giveaway! I am sure many of you know about the Share Handmade Kindness Challenges Jennifer Mcguire did throughout the month of November. I loved this and it has really inspired me to send more handmade cards to friends. I know, crazy right?! I make all these cards, but rarely do they make it into the mail. That is because I like to keep some for samples to share in my classes and art retreats but also it’s just because I forget. Forget no more! Even though the challenges are done, I am inspired to keep the momentum going!!
At Simon Says Stamp Create event, we got the stamp set that Hero Art released especially for this campaign and then I was super lucky to get one of Jennifer’s Share Handmade Kindness packages! I also accidentally purchase a couple doubles of some SSS ink (I need to stop doing that LOL) So I have 2 ink pads and the extra stamp set and I want to share it with YOU!
Share with me below in the comments what you are doing to still share handmade kindness.
How I am still sharing handmade kindness: I created some card kits for my card above and shipped them to friends 🙂 Share with me what you have been doing and I will
pull/announce a winner Saturday December 12th at 8a- right here!
WINNER: Gina McClellan
Share Handmade Kindness Giveaway!