April 5, 2011

Preserve The Forest

Our seemingly quarterly 'Forest Swap' on SCS is about due!   The theme for this round is to preserve the forest, thus to use a recycled item on your cards.  

I was so unimaginative this go around and re-purposed some ribbon.   You would be so surprised at how creative some of the girls are!  I created a swing top card for the swap.  I had done that type of card once before and it was fun! 

I used papers that I had on hand {see how well that I am doing with that shop yourself first!  LOL}.  I thought to myself that I had not done some 'old fashioned' stamping in a long time.   By 'old fashioned', I mean stamping the image with colored stamp pads - 'member those?!   Well, I dug them out and used a Fiskars stamp set, Outdoor Fun.  The background stamp is from Stampin' UP!

I hope that the recipients will like their cards and the spring theme!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Papertake Weekly Challenge, Tuesday Throwdown

6 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Now this just has FAB-U-LOSITY all over it! Such a wonderful color and a fun fold -- I have been meaning to try this and haven't yet, you are inspiring me! Lovely card, my friend - muah!

April said...

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A new type of card for me to try!! I hope I pull it off like you! This is a fabby dabby card!!

~Paola~ said...

I never tried this flip up fold either... but after seeing your cheerful creation I sure feel the urge to case it...
beautiful carddddd Tami! *tfs* xox

Darlene said...

Ok, enough with the "not very creative" this time!!! Just LOOK at the swing top you did! LOL It's so great! Love the colors and DP too. Really great card all around!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Tami, this card is absolutely beautiful! I love the swing top and the papers are gorgeous. It's even better in real life, and I'm so excited that I get to keep one! Thanks for being in the Forest swap!!!

Carol W said...

Great card Tami...how fun and refreshing. I love this card and honestly I have never tried one...looks hard...but you have accomplished this with great flair...well done my friend...anyone who gets this will be delighted of that I am sure...
♥Carol