Here are some more lovely cards I rec'd as swaps at the SU Regional Convention. The Christmas card on the left was made by Gina from Puducah, KY. She used the Organic Outlines stamp set. See, you don't have to purchase a "Christmas" set to make a Christmas card.
Don't you just love these yummy cupcakes? These cupcakes were made by Jessica. Cupcakes are all the rage in stamping right now. I love the colors in this card and the sparkle of Dazzling Diamonds on the frosting. The cardstock colors are real red, lovely lilac, apricot appeal.
The Sewing Machine card was made by Gloria, my upline. I just love this set and am only waiting for it to go on sale in December!!! I love the vintage images and the puns!!!!
This card was made by Vickie. I just love the fresh cuts set and the spiral punch. The scallop is actually 2 scallops layered together. The top always artichoke scallop has each scallop punched and then a so saffron is layered behind it. It makes for a great embellishment. This card actually has 9 layers!!!!! I like also like the way the always artichoke or spiral punched layer goes just halfway behind the stamped image. Makes the card interesting and not so perfectly symmetrical.
The great advantage of receiving swaps is copying parts of a card. It might be the layout, it might be a technique or a color combination. Or you might just CASE the entire card!!!