Leadership swap rt2

Today I am sharing my swap card for Leadership.  I wanted a "happy card" so I first chose the stamp set to fit my theme.  Starburst Sayings & Framelits Bundle were the perfect choice..  I love the sentiment "you make the world a better place".  The bundle has both the stamp set and the framelits to cut out the stamped images. The best part is that the bundles are 15% off!  

Of course, I wanted a color palette to match the "happy" theme.  The Occassions Mini has a delicious new paper Stack called Fresh Prints.  Exactly what I needed.  With a color combo of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Crumb Cake, it definitely says happy!

Leadership Swap left2

The layout for my card is from a Mojo Monday Sketch.  Because one of my paper choices had dots, I decided to enhance that with the new Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog – you can earn it free with a $50 purchase from January 28 – March 31.

Look closely and you will spy another new Embossing Folder. It was used on the Crumb Cake cardstock.  It is the Arrows Textured Impressins Embossing Folder which can be found on page 26 of the new Occassions Mini Catalog.  

The Mojo Monday Sketch showed some banners so I complied with banners created from my Fresh Prints Paper Stack. They were nice but I felt that they needed something else.  So, I stamped a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set on the bottom banner.  The Small heart Punch came to my rescue for the top banner.  Add a few Pearls and a strip of  1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon and my card was finished.

Leadership Swap Flat

It always makes me nervous to join card swaps.  I hope they like my creation!  What do you think – will it be okay?


stamps – Starburst Sayings wood – 133182, clear – 133185 OR the bundle wood – 134817, clear – 134818, Teeny Tiny Wishes w00d – 128748, clear -127802

Paper –Fresh Prints Designer Series paper Stack 132996, Coastal Cabana c.s., Crumb Cake c.s. Whisper White c.s., Real red c.s.

Ink - Real Red

Tools - Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder 133520 (Can be earned for free from Sale-A-Brations with a $50 order), Arrows Textured Impressins Embossing Folder 132187 , Starburst Framelits Dies 132967 (purchase as part of a bundle for 15% off), Small Heart Punch 117193, 3/16" corner rounder 119871

Accessories - 1/8" Real red Taffeta Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels 119247

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Remember that if you need any of the supplies used on my card, you can purchase them from my online store by clicking the shop now button at the top of the page.