Do you sometimes want “simplicity” rather than “complexity” in your handmade cards?

DA card

My talented team of demos and I had our first ever shoebox swap for customers this past Saturday. We all created a card, then assembled all the supplies into a baggie for each attendee, put into a shoebox or other container and then we spend the morning making each other’s cards. We even had one of our newest team members fly all the way from Maryland to Texas to participate with us! We had never met her face to face so we had a blast spending time with her! If you might be looking for some “kindred crafters”…check out my team page!

The card above was made by DeeAnn. What I love about this card is, even though it was very simple to make, all the little details combine to make it a “wow” card in my book!

The five strips making the “birthday present”in the middle were cut from Designer Series Paper scraps; any pattern would do. The card base is Daffodil Delight and there is also an embossed layer of Daffodil Delight, using the Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder, on top of that.

DeeAnn finished her card by creating a banner for her sentiment; you could easily substitute a different greeting, depending upon the occasion. A small rhinestone jewel above the “i”, part of a lace doily and a piece of white Baker’s Twine for a bow on top of the present, finish this card.


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