7.29.2012

Swap 'til We Drop

Swapping was loads of fun.  Here is what I learned...

1) Working in multiples is a smart idea to complete each step for ALL your cards before moving on to the next step.  First I cut all my Card Bases, then I scored all my card bases, I cut all my white cardstock, then I stamped all the scrolling pieces, etc. 

Another example, I tied all my bows, then stuck them onto my glue dot roll, I stamped all my labels, then punched them all out.

2) Make sure you have plenty of space for all those swap cards.  Dinner out instead of using the kitchen table sounds good to me.   :)
3) Start early, so you have plenty of time.  Life gets in the way sometimes and other times you may need to order something you run out of.  (Yes, I had to order more Melon Mambo and Basic Black cardstock)


4) Make an extra card, if you can.  It's always good to keep a copy for yourself, send one to a friend who isn't in the swap or have on hand when you mess up one of your other ones. 



5) The last thing I learned, JUST DO IT!  It is so much fun to see all your cards ready to give out, and it's even MORE FUN to receive all those cards back!!!!  I know, mom always said "it's better to give than receive", but I have to say, receiving all these cards back was a blast.


I've already signed up for the next swap.   :)  Thank you ladies for going over the top on your cards!  You challenge me to do better.



6 comments:

Paige said...

Good advice on making multiples of the same card! Sounds like you really enjoyed this swap. Great card!

Bexx said...

I love your swaps! And so lovely to get those gorgeous ones back. I took part in a Christmas Tag swap last year and the mailman must have slit the envelope open or something because all I got was an empty envelope with a big hole in the bottom. It was so sad!

Heather North said...

Oh, Bexx, that is sooooooooooooo sad. :( I'm sorry it happened to you.

Brandie Schmiesing said...

Looks like fun! I need to participate in a swap! Your cards are so pretty! ;-)

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous swap cards, both yours and those your received!!

Mum of 4 said...

You already know I love your card Heather. I am so excited for the next swap!