I joined the Kit Swap this month, and I think I may have gone a little overboard. But gosh, once I got started, I didn't know where to stop, and it felt so GOOD getting some of my eNORmous, BOTTOMLESS stash ready to give to someone else!
This swap is an 8x8 swap, with a "handmade elements" requirement, so it was very much fun using some of the cut down paper to put together some little happy emebellishments. I really had a lot of fun creating those canning jars from an OLD Rusty Pickle page of punch out paper images. And I got to play with my Lindy's mists to see how they work on felt ribbon, and the answer is great.
This kit swap thing is really FUN, but this kit was a lot harder to get done than the first one. Nothing wanted to match or go together, so I finally threw it ALL in there and my kit partner can just sort it out! I really enjoyed making the handmade embellishments, and I REALLY loved being able to get some old stash out of my drawers and boxes.
Patterned Papers - 1 burlap, 1 paisley, 1 music, 1 stripe (Paper Studio, Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, Imaginisce (I think)).
Cardstock - 2 kraft, 2 red, 2 blue
Handmade Items - 2 canning jars with tags, rosette floral, 3 tags, bucket 'o blueberries layered image, epoxy buttons, red rose silk flowers, file label
Handmade Bling - 3 doilies (Lindy's Mists and Micas), 2 glitter chipboard flourishes, altered chipboard frame
Ribbon Bits - altered red felt stars, blue mesh, red stripe, blue check,
Other bits - punched borders from scrap paper, red white blue star buttons, yellow wood buttons, printed cardstock vintage stamp images, jolee's glittered pinwheel stickers, star stickabilities, fork and spoon brads