I thought I'd show you some of the interim cards I've recently made while in the midst of my card swap. This first one was a birthday card for Katie, and a joy to make. It is inspired by my advent calendar design, and the orange background is fabric that I painted over with gloss medium. Whoa! That made for a cool effect. Each of the little papers in the 4 pockets are able to be taken out, and each one offers a birthday wish I had for her. The card is meant to hang, and the back is just a flat bit of light purple cardstock to cover up all my sewing marks. (By all means, click on the image for a closer-up view!)
My friend Haley is having a baby shower this weekend, so here are the invitations that Katie and I made for the occasion. The back is entirely collaged, so if you could lift up the words paper, you would see that each one is different and colorful. I also distressed each one around the edge with a light green ink to give them some definition.
I must admit that this has been a busier spring than I anticipated!