Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shoebox Swap

I had a really fun time at my shoebox swap on Monday. We each prepared two cards for others to make.

My trouble with swaps like these is that the cards not only need to be relatively simple (since we were making a total of 14 cards in just a few hours), but you have to make sure you've got enough materials for all those cards.

I kept mine super simple. This first one uses some of my favorite things--red/white/black, gingham ribbon, and cherries.

My second card is a bit of a CASE of myself, using this card as inspiration.

My swap girls seemed to like these cards, but I'd love to know what you think.

Sweet Cherries
Stamps: Sweet Kawaii (My Cute Stamps), Cupcake Collection (PTI)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, PTI white
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon (SU)

Great Friend
Stamps: Great Friend (SU)
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, PTI white
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, Nestabilities circles, pearl (Michaels)

63 comments:

Kary Sol said...

Cherries of the beauty, but do not suffice me a hyphen somewhere else
Second card fantastic!!!! But it is only my sight :)

Yours of open space sooo inspiration! Thanks!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Simple, but fabulous!! Totally love them!

Pat said...

I love both cards, they are stunning!
As always ;-)
Hugs xx
Pat

Stamping at tiffanys said...

I love the butterfly card!

berta said...

Ann, these are great cards, I like both!

Kelley Eubanks said...

I think they are great! I would have loved to come home with these cards!

Chrissy's Creations said...

I like the both but the cherries are too cute!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I find CAS so hard! So I am going to try to CASE some to get the hang of it- love love love the 2nd card here- first one is really nice too. TFS

Littlebear said...

I love the simplicity of your cards Ann. You get the colours and design just right and they are stunning.
Clare x

Maz said...

Both of these cards are lovely, esp the second one. I love your style!
Maz x

tingturaNiklas said...

I like you clean elegent (american) style. Refreshing and inspirational for a foreigner!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SOOO CUTE..love them both!

StampinCathy said...

I love both of the CAS cards. Perfect and inspiring cards that can be made at the last minute.

chercroppin said...

I actually like both of them! On the first one, I love the contrasting colors and the simplicity of the image. The second one, am loving those circles, the stamp and the sentiment too!

Vicki said...

Such sweet cards! It must have been a great swap! Blessings to you!

mommyabbytommy said...

Sweet and simple. I like both of them!

BananaStamper said...

I love them Ann! It is tricky when you have to design keeping in mind to have enough embellies for all...you did a great job!

Shanna

Ann Kranitz said...

Ann, you make CAS look soooo easy. I wish I could create like that. It takes me FOREVER for a CAS card. I love both of these!!!

Gail said...

I wish I was there to make them!!! They are both very nice.

Maggi said...

Oh my goodness, that first card is too cute!!!

Ольга said...

Really sweet and fresh cards! Thank you for inspiration!

Erin said...

Lovely cards! Love the sentiment in the second one!
Erin x

Lyn S said...

I like both cards Ann! The red really pops on the cute cherry card, and I love those off-set circles and butterfly on the 2nd one.

Courtney Baker said...

These are great Ann. I LOVE the first one. Something about the colors really makes it pop... or "speak to me" if you will :).

And you were trying to tell us you had a lack of mojo.... right. :)

Steph Zerbe said...

They are both fabulous!
I like the circles all mixed up with the simple contrasting butterfly.
Perfection.

~amy~ said...

I love them Ann...super sweet!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very cute cards !!!!

Have a nice day hun!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love them both. Wish I could have been there. My favorite is the second card with the butterfly!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Ooooh! LOVE both of these Ann!!! I wish I could come to one of your swaps! How fun would that be???

Leah said...

I really love the green one! Love the off set circles and contrasting colors:) The cherry one is super cute too:)

Elena said...

I like them too! The cherry ones is so cute! And card with a butterfly is so elegant!

Sara said...

Really easy, really pretty, really fun! That's my 2cents!

Maureen said...

I love the great friend one...how the circles are off a bit...love that look :)

PaperCrafty said...

Ann~these turned out fabulous! The girls are going to have fun making these. I love the cherries in the first and the circle layout in the second. Have fun! :D

Lisa Graves said...

Both cards turned out great!

Quirky said...

I like 'em too :)
Especially the 2nd one!

Susan Raihala said...

I like them both! You definitely scored with these.

LeAnne said...

Ann, I love them both....but I think you could fall into a cow pie and come up with a good card! :D

Danderella said...

Wonderful cards...I love the white space, it makes them look so clean.

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are adorable!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Totally CA-ute! Red/white/black, gingham ribbon, and cherries...some of my favorite things too! And I love the sweet simplicity of the second and all those fab greens!

(-: Heidi

Penny said...

Your cards are beautiful as always :)

Spyder said...

I think they are both lovely! And what a good idea, (shoebox???! sounds like a good idea!) ((LYN))

jengd said...

Great cards!! I particularly love the 2nd with all of the overlapping circles!

Martha said...

soooo sweet, love it.

TannyP said...

Awesome! Both cards are fantastic - I wish I was swapping & receiving those =)

Deanna said...

Love these CAS cards!

Aimes said...

Ann I love them both! Wish I had that shoebox! Love the cherries and the colours in your second card are just yummy (I love green!)
How do you manage to restrain yourself and pull off the CAS so well?! I'm jealous!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Belinda said...

Fab cards! Love the fun LO of the second one and the red and black and white for the first!

xiumaiyuki said...

These are super cute!!! The second one is my favorite! I love those circles and butterfly!

Cindy said...

Your CAS cards are beautiful, Ann! Yummy cherries!

Btw, congrats for being the top 5 cards at Card Patterns!!

Bella said...

Absolutely adorable. :)

my5bratz said...

love love LOVE them both, but the 1st is my fave :0)

Beth said...

Both cards were beautiful. YOu would never know that you were asked to make them simple, they looked like much thought and planning went into both of them. I love them both.

Craftyanny said...

Love them both, very chic
Anne x

AUsome mom said...

They are just so yummy!! I think my fav is the cherries, but I just love that color combo. That gingham ribbon is one of my fav's too. Beautiful job on both!

Deb Rymer said...

Oh, I REALLY LOVE the friend card!So CAS, and very elegant. I love the way you incorporated the flower stem and the off center circles are so eye-catching.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The red card is sweet but I LOVE the green card. Those offset circles are just SO interesting.

cricketeew said...

Sounds like a fun time! I wish I could have joined you! I love the cherry one!

Marie B. said...

Oh how I love that second one! How cool that you CASEd yourself! I just adored that first card you made like it. sigh...

Darla said...

I really like the 2nd card (I like the 1st one too of course just the 2nd one really stood out to me!!).
I love the colour combo of the green bg with the purple butterfly!!

Kathi said...

They're both awesome. I really love them both. I CASE myself all the time...

Jackie said...

They are both beautiful but I especially like the one with the circles. I like how they are not centered...a thing I need to work on myself. I like everything all neatly lined up. OCD? Perhaps :-)