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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Swapping Stampin' Up! Style: Birthday Cards

Today I’m sharing the birthday cards I received while swapping with other independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at #InspireCreateShare2014. You can see other swaps and convention highlights in all of my posts this week.

Cathy Bartlett used the Big News stamp set and Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper to make this bold and bright birthday card. I like the way she used four different papers as her background. You’ll see other versions of this technique with some of the other swaps I received.

Amanda Cardera used the same Big News stamp set for her birthday card.  It looks so different with the change in color and layout.  Notice how she used the silver glimmer paper to highlight the sentiment?  And the WooHoo! flag at the bottom is adorable.  She gets kudos for fussy cutting for a swap.  Here is my IAM (In A Minute) video on fussy cutting.

Sue Stromquist did a wonderful job combining the Star Framelits and star punch to make this striking card.

Unfortunately, this card that uses Amazing Birthday doesn't have a label on it.  If you happen to know who made this card, please contact me so I can give them credit.

Janace Charbonneau made this card using the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I love her color choices and the use of Basic Gray as the background.  The Lovely Lace textured embossing folder gives a wonderful subtle touch to the card.

Kate Liechty used Smoky Slate and Basic Gray for her background with this card that features the Perfect Pennants stamp set.  The combination of grays really makes the other colors pop.

And last but not least is this birthday card by Karen Duke featuring the Life in the Forest stamp set.  So cute and cheery.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the wonderful swaps that I received at Stampin' Up!'s convention 2014. Stay tuned for still more swap cards in the next several days.

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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