Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I follow alot of people on instagram, people that I don't even know but found through someone else or by the # hashtag links.  I found alot of project life ones and those are some of my favorite to follow.
Well recently someone posted they were doing a project life card swap.  I did one before and it was alot of fun so I joined in for this one too.
The theme was fall or halloween. You could make a 3x4 or a 4x6 and it could be a filler card or a journaling card.  I had many ideas flowing through my brain, and this is what I came up with in the end.  (because I can never walk out of there with just what I go for, I get other stuff too , it never fails ).  

So I went through my paper stash and found this awesome grey and white chevron paper, which of course I forgot I even had.  Then I found a small piece of the circle glittered paper, which I thought would work somehow on the card.  I still wasn't quite sure which direction I was going with the card.  I pulled out some orange paper and was going to do some kind of happy halloween card, but it just was not doing anything for me.  I was getting so frustrated with it that I had to walk away for a day and let it be. 
Then I started searching my silhouette library and came across this witch and after that it all just kind of came together.  

I cut the chevron paper down to 3x4 and rounded the corners.  
Then I cut the black circle glitter paper down to a size that would fit on the card but made sure I had enough of the paper for all 12 of the cards.  I think ( I forgot and have already mailed them off ) but I think it was a 2.5 x 2.5 card. 
Then I found my circle punch and cut those from a bright yellow cardstock.  I then cut all of the witches so that they would fit inside the yellow circle.  So now it will look like the witch is flying in front of a bright full moon.  
I then cut white and vellum clouds and I was going to mix them on the card, but I loved the just vellum clouds so much more.  It gave it much more of a spooky feel to me.  I glued those on just under the witch so you could not see the glue and since they are small that seemed like enough glue to hold them on.  

I then glued down the yellow moon to the middle, closer to the top of the black square.
Then I glued the witch down , on pop dots to give it a little more dimension.  

I sat there looking at it and was thinking it still needed just a little something more, maybe more of something yellow to bring out the moon color.  Since I have a slight twine addiction, I decided to add some of the yellow and white bakers twine I had on hand.  It was exactly what else it needed.  It gave it that finishing touch to it.  

I loved how they came out.  I hope that all my project life card swappers like them too.  I can't wait to get all of the other ones in the mail soon so I can see all of the other fun ideas everyone had.  I will share all of what I get in back.  

Have you ever done a card swap?  More and more lately I have been seeing so many swaps of all sorts out there going on. I saw one that was a swap for coffee mugs, one for dish towels... the possibilities are endless really.  How fun though to get fun stuff in the mail.  I mean who doesn't love a fun mail day.  :)

I am working on several more projects to share so come back soon to see what I have been up to.


p.s.  By the way you can find me on instagram at nicolemantoothphotography .  Here is the internet link to instagram called followgram . Come follow me.

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