You may remember a few months back when I called for swappers to join our first annual holiday card swap. Well I’m happy to say that the swap was a success. Only one swapper ran into some issues and was unable to get her cards out the door on time. All the other swappers were timely, enthusiastic, and offered beautiful cards, heartfelt notes and even some fun surprises.
In total we had 12 swappers which was perfect for splitting up into two swapping groups. Everyone mailed out 5 cards and received 5 in return. I wasn’t able to get photos of all the cards sent, but the cards I was able to document are shown below. I’ve include the swappers name and location and if they have a blog, the link is provided in the caption. I didn’t include the cards I sent, but if you’d like to see them check out the original card swap post here. Let’s jump in, shall we?
If you can believe it, Jean had an unexpected trip out of town and wasn’t going to be back in time to mail her cards. So she called a friend and asked to use her craft room to make more cards. She was able to mail them all on time and wow, are they stunning!
As you can see Cissy was very generous to her swap partners. A card, a small gift card with a handwritten note and a goody bag. My favorite “Hey Girl” quote to date. Thank you Cissy!
Fran is one classy swapper! The silver background is letter pressed and the card stock is so thick and creamy. Simply a stunning card, and she even included an envelope for re-sending.
Jules is very talented as you can see. Her intricate stitching and quilting are no easy feats. This card is truly a work of art!
Susanne from Germany loved the idea of the swap but wasn’t able to participate because of the cost of international mailing. She did ask if I wanted to swap cards with her and trade a recipe. I love her stitched stocking card, and I’m sure I’ll love the cookies, once I get the chance to make them.
Okay, so this last card isn’t from a swapper at all. My good friend Dianne didn’t participate this year, but she did send me this beautiful card and I’m hoping to guilt her into joining us next year. What do you say Dianne?
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. You all made amazing cards and were so lovely to chat with. I am planning to do this again next year, so if you would like to be notified when the swap begins in November 2013, please leave your e-mail in the comments and I will add you to the list.