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Simple Shoebox Swap

January 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Simple Shoebox Swap
I designed this 5-minute 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card to take with me to a shoebox swap with fellow SplitcoastStampers in Baltimore, MD today. It was fun to pull out some of my retired Stampin’ Up! stuff (stamps, inks, papers, even tools) for this card.

Do you remember the spectrum pads SU! used to sell? I inked up the solid background image from the Shades of Nature set with the Late November pad and stamped it on glossy card stock. The edges were cut with deckle scissors, also bought from SU! a long time ago. I do hope my fellow swappers don’t mind the lack of embellishments on this card. Anything I tried to add just looked wrong.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Vases in Vogue, Shades of Nature
Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Glossy White, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Late November Spectrum Pad
Accessories: Deckle Scissors, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Missy // Jan 31, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I like this card! Sometimes less is better! It looks great just like it is! I would love to be the recipient of this card!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • 2 Pat (mspfd) // Jan 31, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Vera, this is wonderful. Love your CAS design. Makes me want to pull out my old spectrum pads and start creating!

  • 3 Ann Kranitz // Jan 31, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Vera, This is just gorgeous. The colors are fabulous. This card just makes me very happy to look at. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • 4 Connie Seifert // Jan 31, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Your card was really loved at the SCS Shoebox swap. No extra embellishment was needed for this CAS card. I forgot how much I loved the Spectrum pads, solid backgrounds and the deckle scissors. Thanks.

  • 5 denise:) // Jan 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, Vera- soo pretty! I love that set too…

  • 6 Kristin // Feb 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Vera, you are so clever! Yes, I remember those spectrum pads… still have three myself. I can’t remember ever inking the stamp with it first- no wonder I missed out on such lovely creations with those spectrum pads. Great idea, lovely card! And no embellies needed!