On Tuesday night my roommates(Sue, Michele, Diane) and I participated in a Shoebox swap with a group of Demonstrators at one of the local hotels.  This is my first real Shoebox swap at convention and I’m excited to participate.  Basically this is how it works – there are in this case 42 people plus the hostess.  Everyone designs a full card and you cuts supplies for 42+1 for the hostess.  Half of them we make into finished cards and the other half stay as pieces.  When we get there we turn in our finished cards and take our shoebox to a spot at a table.  Inside the shoebox are the pieces for the other cards (individually bagged) plus all the supplies needed to make the card and a completed card.  Then we get divided into two groups.  Each group makes half of the 42 cards by rotating around the tables to all of the shoeboxes.  Then when we leave we pick up the other half of the cards that are already made for us.  The hostess sorts all the finished cards while we are making the non-finished ones.

Animal-Stories-Pocket-CardHere is my card for the Shoebox Swap – I hope everyone likes it – it is a Pocket card – I love pocket cards for invitations but birth announcements and even as a gift card holder it would work too.  This one just says “let’s celebrate” so it could be made into an invitation or just a birthday card.

The stamp set is Animal Stories and I used the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper.  The colors are Old Olive, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Brilliant Blue.

The picture shows two cards – one with the insert pulled out of the pocket and one with it tucked inside.

I hope everyone liked it.

This should be posting on Wed – and it is check-in day and our first glimpse at Memento Mall!

Happy Stampin’!