Friday, September 16, 2011

September 2011 Card Swap Card - So Sweet

Hi guys!  It's been a long time since I have posted a project but I am back tonight.  I have been crazy busy since the beginning of the school year and my mom had a medical scare this week that really shook me.  But I am a woman of my word so I had to complete my cards for the Card Swap I am in and that's the project I have for you tonight.

This month's card theme was generic which means I could make whatever I wanted.  So I made a card I am calling So Sweet.

Here's the particulars!

Carts and Materials
  • French Manor - scalloped frame
  • Kate's ABCs - ice cream sundae
  • Paper - Heidi Grace
  • Glitter - Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter
  • Embossing Folder - 3 Dots (Sizzix)
  • Ink - Tim Holtz in Tattered Rose
  • Stash - seam binding ribbon, Glossy Accents

I embossed my card base with an embossing folder that I really like.  I think it's a play on the sprinkles you would see on a sundae.  I kissed the edges of the base with the some Tim Holtz Distress ink.  I then cut the scalloped frame and base and covered the frame in MS Coarse Glitter.  I cut all the pieces of the sundae including the cherry which I covered in Glossy Accents to give it a more realistic look.

I attached frame pieces to the card base using a tape runner.  I attached the sundae to the base with pop dots.  Then I made a bow from pink seam binding and attached it to the card as well.

That completed the card.  1 down - 13 to go!  I had to make 14 of these cards for the Card Swap and I am proud that I finished them all in time.  I did learn something though - to make 14 identical cards requires a lot of materials!  I need to plan out my designs a little better to make sure I have enough supplies.  I hope you like my card as much as I do.  Leave me some blog love and tell me what ou think.  Until next month...



  1. Beautiful!!!! Love the seam binding, the embossing, and the sparkle!!! The other swappers will love this design!!

  2. Robin your project is stunning! Love all those glitters!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the sparkle. I have got to find that embossing folder. It is terrific.

  4. As one of the ladies in this swap....I am very excited about this card....I don't know that I will ever be ever able to use it! It is going on my hall of fame board! Smooch! - Stefani