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Team Swap Cards - June '17 Theme: Fun Folds

VID03156Hi Everyone! Last month our team got together to make shoe box swaps with the theme FUN FOLDS. Since it was just our local teammates swapping this month, we did it shoe box style. We each bring supplies for others to make our swap card.

 I have a video at the end of this post so you can see the cards in action! Here are the Doll's designs!


Summer's Fan Fold with Flaps Card

Above is Summer's Fan Fold Card. OMGoodness what a fun Fun Fold! The accordion sides pairs with panels is super cool!
And I love the balloons added to the Sheltering Tree image.


DSCN6354Below is Beth's Die Cut On the Fold Card! She showed us how to die cut a circle on the fold and make this constantly changing look! So clever.


Beth Bolinger's Die Cut on the Fold Card

Each time you fold out, you get a different look...A great way to show case your Designer Paper until you get to the inside layer.



  DSCN6360Linda's Double Dutch Gate Fold card, well, blew us away! It uses the new This Little Piggy stamp set. She had A LOT of the prep work done as there is a fair amount to assemble but well worth it!



Linda Leighty's Double Dutch Card

And last but certainly not least is Davette's Banded Fold Out Card


Davette Miller's Banded Fold Out Card

The new Daisy Delight Bundle was so uber popular with us Demonstrators during our pre order the punch went out of stock! We cannot even order just yet but will again in a few short week. It rocks! and I'm sure will be on everyone's list once available.


When you slip off the band,  the front unfolds allowing for many areas to add images, pretty pictures and designer paper.

DSCN6362And my swap card can be found on my previous post.

Here is a video that I hope show cases these awesome cards my friends created.



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Birthday Blooms May 2016 Team Swap

Birthday Blooms Stampin' UP!Hi Everyone! What a FUN team meeting we had yesterday :)! We made a SHAKER CARD with my 2016-2017 Annual Catalog PreOrder goodies, swapped cards using a color pallet as a theme inspiration, looked through the new catalog together AND THEN held a Facebook Meeting for EVERYONE! I'll share the Designer Paper Dolls' (my team) cards tomorrow..they are AWESOME! and the Shaker Card we made later in the week!

Above is my May 2016 Swap Card featuring the stamp set Birthday Blooms. And here's what the inside and the coordinating envelope looks like:

Birthday BloomsI set a theme each month as an idea starter. This month we tried to make cards using this color combination as inspiration!

May Swaps ThemeWe all enjoyed having a color challenge so I probably will do that for the next few months :)


Cardbase: Tempting Turquoise Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Front Layers: Basic Black Cardstock 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, Whisper White Cardstock 4 x 5-1/4, Basic Black Cardstock 3/4" x 4" embossed with Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Scrap of Whisper White for sentiment
Inside: Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4
Envelope: Medium Whisper White Envelope

General Instructions: Stamp floral image with StazOn. With an Aquapainter and a light touch as to not over-saturate the paper, add color to images using Blue Colors from the pallet above. Add Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. With Pool Party Ink, stamp dot images. Add black embossed strip. Stamp sentiment and punch out with Decorative Label Punch. Stamp additional image and Rhinestone Bling. Add to the card front.

Inside and envelope - with Tempting Turquoise, stamp the floral image for a coordinating presentation.


 Thanks for stopping by today! Take care ~ Dee

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Team Swaps - Easter Punch Art

DSCN5879Hi Everyone! Here are the Designer Paper Dolls' (my team) Easter Punch Art February Swap Cards. Themes are given but the Dolls can make whatever they wish. Love them! Showcasing from left to right then front.

Nancy Taylor's Swap Card

Nancy's sheep is soooo cute! She left the sentiment out because she wanted us to use for Easter or possible a baby shower card! She used the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch (legs), 3/4" Circle Punch for face and ears and a flower for the top. Love the embossed body!


Davette Miller's Swap 3-D

Davette made us some 3-D Easter goodies with a Bunny wrapped juice box AND the filled Polka Dot Cellophane Cone above filled with goldfish crackers. SUCH a CLEVER idea to wrap a juice box! She used (retired) Heart Collection Framelits, Leaf Framelits or dies for ears, 3/4" Circle Punch for cheeks, and the heart from Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Love the eyes...SO DETAILED!


Linda Leighty's Swap Card

Linda's GORGEOUS Easter Card uses the Elegant Butterfly and Bittty Butterfly Punches over a retired leaf die and leaf punch from another vendor. She heat embossed the sentiment on Oval Framelits layer. Background layer embossed with retired Polka Dot folder. It's a WOW card for sure!

Summer Moser's Swap Tag

Summer's Easter tag is the epitome of stinkin' cute! 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" circle Punch, heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,  2-3/8 Circle punch - cut into wedge for carrot. Tag is from Chalk Tag Framelits. Whiskers are Whisper Whit Bakers twine - pull apart the strands.


Thanks Dolls for another awesome  swap!

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14 Days of Valentine's: Project 6 Team Love Swaps



Summer's and Nancy's Jan. 2016 Swap Cards



Hi Everyone! Local Designer Paper Dolls met Saturday for Fun, Food, and stampin' Fellowship. Our January swap them was Love - but it didn't necessarily have to be Valentine's. Above is Summer Moser's and Nancy Taylor's swaps cards.

Summer's Add Color to Designer Paper Swap

 Summer used Timeless Elegance Designer Paper and sponged with Real Red Classic Ink the rose image. Die cut LOVE with Gold Glimmer Paper overlay make for a sophisticated Valentine's Card.


DSCN5852Nancy make a Friendship Love card - I think Valentine's Day is a great time to let our friends and besties know that we love them and how much they mean to us! What I wanted to share about Nancy's is that little punch heart accent found on the inside. Such a cute detail! While she used a non-Stampin' UP! punch for hers, we tested the heart in the Owl Builder Punch and it worked great!

Next post will have Davette's and my swap.


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September 2015 Designer Paper Dolls Swaps

DSCN5602Hi Everyone! Here are the September Swap Cards from Designer Paper Dolls Davette, Summer and Linda! Swap theme was Fall Birthdays. I'll share my swap project tomorrow with it's video tutorial!

Let's take a closer look at their swaps from left to right!

DSCN5603Davette's card uses the Woodland Textured Embossing folder and the Leaflets Framelits and Hello You Thinlits to create her card. She embossed the inside too!

DSCN5605How happy does Summer's card make one!? English Garden Designer Paper is accented with a Pansy Punch embellishment to highlight the floral image. A feminine birthday card with non-feminine colors...beautiful!

DSCN5604Linda also used the Woodland folder! Leaflets Framlits and retired SU die that had acorns (could sub with the new Acorn Builder Punch) she applied Crystal Effects to for the shiney, slightly 3D look.

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Take care!

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Fun Weekend at our Team Retreat

DSCN5216Hi Everyone! OMGoodess did we ever have fun Saturday and Sunday at my first annual Designer Paper Dolls Retreat! The projects will be available to the rest of my team first then I'll share with you afterwards.

We spent 1 -1/2 days of stamping! Everyone brought a shoebox swap and I had 3 projects. We went from 9 am to about 7pm Saturday then out to a local restaurant for dinner. Sunday started at 9 am and finished with hubby Jeff grilling some brats for lunch.

DSCN5204 - CopyAbove - ready for my Dolls!
Below - getting started with our first Make N Take




Above - staging all our projects we made over the retreat. Those teammates that didn't attend will be getting a packet from me this week!

Take care my stampin' friends!


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January Team Swaps..Anything Goes


DSCN4986Hi Everyone! Our January team swap theme was Anything Goes! And it's great to now have a variety of cards on hand. Speaking of swaps, I'm getting ready for Stampin' UP!'s Leadership next week. I'm in 2 organized swaps and working on them as we speak. Here's the Designer Paper Dolls' swap cards up close!

Linda's - Still plenty of winter left in Indiana so great winter card. I really like the 2 different types of embossing folders used.
DSCN4992Lori's - Lori made her quarterly team challenge cards all at once! And used one of her themes as her swap card! The challenge cards use a Mojo Monday sketch. Like the use of the flower and butterfly as sketch elements..Cute!
DSCN4987Summer's - how much are we all loving the Sale-a-bration stamp set Lotus Blossoms? I like the side stem to allow the sentiment underneath some room and the great details of dainty pearls.
Davette's: Super cute baby card using several new products from the Occasions catalog. One Tag Fits All stamp set and the coordinating Note Tag Punch. Another card with lots of little details that make the card a wow!
Lisa's: She uses what she calls "contriband" products, meaning non -SU. I'm more about sharing our creations than sticking strickly to SU only products in our team swaps. Here, Lisa found some pretty awesome dies to create this sunny card.
I'll share my butterfly swap card more in detail tomorrow. Our team gets together monthly, and a video is posted on our team blog afterwards. {Heart} my team! All the stampers are great and I enjoy all of them!

You may have noticed my Christmas present from hubby Jeff. The ink pad combo unit! It's so nice having all the ink at a glance, knowing what refills I need, to grow with the next In-colors too, but just barely LOL


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Team Swap - Holiday Tags!

DSCN4805Hi Everyone! We mixed up our swap themes a little in November and made tags. What an awesome variety of tags we now have! So many tags to inspire. Click on the thumbnail images below to scroll through. Thanks Linda, Lisa, Vickie, Davette, Summer, Janelle, Jackie, & Wendy for swapping!

Here are their creations:


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