I found this really neat group on Facebook that does Project Life Card swaps! Every month, a bunch of different themes are announced and you can sign up for as many as you'd like (well, as many as you think you'll have time to make at 10-13 cards for each one). For the September swap, I signed up for two. I was nervous on what the heck to do since this was my first time participating but I just thought I'd make cards that I'd like to put in my own Project Life book.
The first swap is "Comfort Foods for Fall" and I immediately thought - pumpkin pie. I used my favorite, new Lawn Fawn set Happy Feast and got to stamping and coloring. Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods paper line matched perfect with my little pies and Stampin' Up!'s Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I used LF's Stitched Journaling Card to cut out all of the cards (this die is PERFECT for Project Life) and the Scalloped Circles for the Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I think they turned out so cute! The sentiment makes me smile. :)
The second swap I signed for was called "Tell Me About It" and we were encouraged to use anything that represents that theme, like word bubbles. I decided I wanted to die cut the bubbles rather than stamp or cut so I searched through Silhouette's online store and found this cute die cut
I thought it was perfect for this theme so I picked out a sheet of kraft cardstock and got to cutting. While my machine was working away, I started thinking of what I could do on the card. I used my LF die again to cut out the cards in Whisper White cardstock. Since it was back to school time, I decided on using Schoolhouse Backdrops and created my own lined paper. It took FOREVER, but I thought they turned out really cute.
I didn't care for how the lines showed through the word bubble so I also cut out white bubbles and glued the "You Said" to them (which also took FOREVER). I added sequins for some fun bling. :) I can't wait to get back the other cards from the swap to see what other fun cards I'll have in my collection to use this Fall in Project Life. Well, at least when I finally get around to working on Project Life again. ;)
Have you participated in any swaps? If you're interested in joining in the Project Life Card Swap group, leave me a comment and I'll give you the link (it's a private group).
Supplies - Sweet as Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Sycamore - Into the Woods (Lawn Fawn), white (Neenah)
Stamps: Happy Feast (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Cool Cray 1 (Letraset), Pumpkin (Letraset), Sandstone (Letraset)
Dies: Scalloped Circle (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Journaling Card (Lawn Fawn)
Supplies - You Said
Paper: Whisper White (SU!), kraft (Neenah)
Stamps: Schoolhouse Backdrops (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Calypso Coral (SU!), Costal Cabana (SU!)
Dies: Stitched Journaling Card (Lawn Fawn), You Said Speech Bubble Embellishment (Silhouette)
Other: gold sequins (Studio Calico)