A few weeks ago I spent a crafty afternoon crafting with some fellow demonstrators in a local hall.
We held a shoebox swap. For those of you who don't know what this is, I will explain.
When Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together they often swap cards, card fronts or 3D items. These are a great source of inspiration for both us and our customers.  If the swap is organised i.e. involves a specific number of people, we each make enough cards so that each person receives a swap and we have one to keep for ourselves.
If it's a general swap we make as many as we'd like to receive in return.
With a shoebox swap we make a sample card then prepare enough packs to enable everyone to recreate that card. The packs of precut card and everything that is required to make that card is packed into a shoebox. When we gather together we each take a different shoebox in turn until we've made all the cards.
The cards should be a step up from a Make and Take style card but not a huge project.
Today I'd like to share the card I made for the swap.

The base card is Bermuda Bay. Using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies I die cut a stencil/mask from a piece of window sheet. I sponged lightly through this onto a piece of Whisper White using Bermuda Bay ink. Next I stamped in both Daffodil delight and Melon Mambo ink with a stamp from the Swirly Bird stamp set.
Finally, I die cut the word 'celebrate' from the Celebrate You Thinlits dies and glimmer card. Melon Mambo ink was sponged onto the die cut before adhering over the stamped images on the Whisper White card which was glued to the card base.
Look how the words just sparkle in the light!

Not difficult but I do love the colours on this and I hope you like it too!
In my next post I'll share another of the swaps I made.