We started this in January of this year and it’s getting more and more popular. Tonight we are having “Christmas in July” and I am teaching the make and take. This has been a lot of fun, because we have different sisters taking turns doing the make and take each month, and tonight for the first time, we’ve split into two swapping groups. The idea was to stop at 10 people, but we had 16 people sign up tonight so we have two swapping groups!
Tonight I’m teaching the make and take and I’ve made a Gift Card project…
Gift Card Holder
The finished project makes a 4″x4″ card. I’ve used the Emporium papers from CTMH, a CTMH snowman stamp, I’ve chalked around the background of the stamped image, and used some SU! punches and corner rounders. The inside of the card holder looks like this:
Inside of Gift Card Holder
I’ve done a similar project like this before back when I was a CTMH consultant, but not with this group — for the “holder part, you just pull a credit card out of your wallet, stick a couple of picture corners at the bottom corners as a guide, and place on your card where you want them to go. The card folds up, the little band slips over it to hold it in place and voila!
I’m also swapping tonight… this card is made with CTMH Evensong papers, and an Angel Company stamp. I’ve also used a couple of SU! punches, the lace punch and the ticket corner punch. Also Sparkles and Picture Hangers from CTMH and some stash ribbon.
Tonight's Swap Card
The nicest thing about our Card Club, is we have it at a local Panera Bread. It’s actually closer to most of us than our church building, many of the sisters meet an hour early to have dinner together and Panera is very friendly about letting us meet there. No dining room to tidy up!! 🙂
Since I last posted, lots has been going on… namely a big change in my papercrafting life, and that is I resigned from Close To My Heart after 6+ years… It was a combination of a lot of different reasons… caregiving for an elderly parent was up there, sad because I never seem to do my own projects anymore and a desire to do other creative things besides just cardmaking and scrapbooking. The departure from CTMH has been a good one… I still love the product and always will but it’s nice not to feel guilty about using non-CTMH products! That being said, tomorrow I am teaching a class for Relief Society and we are having our first of hopefully many, card swaps. This is a new small group that we are starting and we’re meeting at our local Panera Bread tomorrow night. There are a few beginners so this will be the make and take — I didn’t go crazy with embellies or detailing because I am hoping that other card makers will volunteer to teach, as I don’t want to be the only one!
My Relief Society make & take project
After the make and take, we’ll swap cards and sit and visit at Panera. When I called to ask them if it was ok to do a class there, they told me that they have a couple of knitting clubs that meet there, so I thought it might be a nice change from the 14 mile drive to the chapel! Here is a picture of the card that I made for my swaps.
The papers on this project are all from CTMH and are called Life Delights. Stamps are also CTMH. The papers are pretty girly and I don’t do a lot of girly scrapping so it was fun to make cards with this paper. I also used CTMH Edge Anchors, and buttons, brads and ribbon from my stash.
Saturday, I’m going to a crop for the day with a friend and look forward to scrapping my son’s pics from the play he was in last week, The Sound of Music.
Rolf and Liesl 🙂
I was a very proud mom, this was his first high school play and he played the part of Rolf. Of course I’m biased, but I thought he did a terrific job!