As I mentioned on Friday, I attended two Stamping Events Friday and Saturday.  Friday was an event from Brian King.  He is known to most of you stampers, and also is my Stampin’ Up! Upline.  Saturday was a Stampin’ Up! Event.  More about that later.

Brian’s event had a card swap included.  I am sharing my swap card with you today.  Let me just say that I am happy with how it turned out.  BUT…when you are making 50 of something, a lot of layers may not be the best way to go!!  LOL!!!



Isn’t the snowman just so darn cute?  I have used that suite of products several times.  He is so easy to work with and always makes me smile so I knew he had to be the focus of my swap card.

I paired the snowman with the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper Stack.  I adore these plaids prints. And what goes better with a cold snowy day than warm plaid.  To highlight the gold accent in the plaid, I placed a strip of Gold Foil behind the plaid.

The circles were what seemed to be the easiest method of producing a lot of backgrounds.  The snowman has the 2″ Circle Punch and the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  They are in Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.  Those are also the colors in the plaid.  I chose the Night of Navy background partly because it is in the plaid, but also because I thought it would show off the snowman the best.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I love the font of the Christmas.  And I adore it when they do more than one font on a sentiment.  I added the Gold Foil behind the sentiment to compliment the gold stripe in the DSP.  I used the 1″ Circle Punch and the 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for this layer.

Thank you for coming back today to see my swap card.  I will have some more treat projects and card ideas from the weekend to share with you this week.

Here are the layer measurements,  other than the circles, for this card.

  • base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • white layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • navy layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • gold foil layer is 1 1/8 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 1 X 5 1/4




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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.