Thursday, May 29, 2008

Best Wishes! Another GSG Swap Peek!

This time of year has me thinking of accomplishments and the young folks moving on after graduations- whether it be from high school, college or even kindergarten. SO, for my Great Swaps Girls swap that is due Saturday I decided to use that theme as my focus. For this swap we had to do anything other than a standard card size which happens to be called an A2. So it's our "Non-A2" swap. This card is a 6x6 folded in half. It is very simple and straight forward and I'm really happy with it.

You may not be able to see it in the picture, but I have pierced holes as a border all the way around the black piece except under the ribbon. The Real Red side has 3 stars punched out with the small star punch and just glued onto the red background. I've always admired this almost embossed look and really wanted to use a star on here somehow so this is what I ended up with. I love all the striped grosgrains but hadn't used them as much as I'd like so I'm very glad that I was able to incorporate it this time!

I'm finally slowing down a bit. School is out for my kids (DH has another week) and they both had overnights last night so I enjoyed a luxurious sleep-in this morning (8:30 was the latest I could do but that will change as the summer goes on). Now I'm lapping up the peace and quiet while it lasts. Kiddos will be home soon since they have a ball game tonight. Yesterday I didn't get my touch up painting done on my new crown molding since I had to design and finish this swap card and I had some more flower pots to fill (I love doing that!) so I might be painting today but that's OK- I'm not in a RUSH anymore... although, my house is a complete wreck since all our furniture is pushed towards the center of the rooms! Also, for Mother's Day I got this wonderful lounge chair for my deck which has yet to be fully enjoyed so that is on my list for today!!

Thanks for stopping by!

SU! Supplies
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Silver
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain, Silver EP, Star Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads (on the inside)


  1. what a great card Kristin! I also love the look of the red stars on red. great idea!

    Hope you get some time to enjoy your chair! We've got rain today...yuk.

  2. Kristin, I *LOVE* this card! It's so simple, but so beautiful! I'm going to be CASEing this one for sure. Have a wonderful time enjoying the quiet. Unfortunately (well, sort of) my kindergartner had school all day yesterday which means he's off all day today, so my day is more hectic than normal. Think of me when you're in your new chair with your feet up. I'll think of you when I'm chasing my kids around today!

  3. Fabulous card!! Love the colors and layout!! I did the same size for mine!!

  4. Love the clean lines and the faux embossed stars, Kristin! Wonderful swap card - and I wish I were swapping with you this time!

  5. oooo, love it. see you do work well under pressure. glad you finally got some stamping time!

  6. I *LOVE* THIS!!!!!!! right up my alley....beautifully done!

  7. Beautiful card - love the texture you gave the red panel and the stitching on the black is a nice touch!

  8. I love the punched out stars and the paper piercing. I hope to meet you at convention! :)

  9. I really like this card too. Black, White & Red are so classic - I never would have thought to pair it with Kraft! It's great with it!
    I love the layout & the faux embossed stars too.


  10. Awesome card, Kristin. Love the punched stars!!


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