Chain Card Swap Wrap Up and a Virtual Challenge

I have reached the end of the blog hops of the card chains. If you missed any of the posts, you can click on the picture below and it will take you to my blog post for that chain. In the post I give you a link to the first card in the hop. You can follow the link list through and that will take you through the cards in the chain order. A big thank you to Genna Gifford for putting these pictures together. The hops were done in alphabetical order of our first names – each one is per card design and can be viewed in any order.

We have started the next season of the card swap. There are ten of us this time around. We have a two week turn around which will take us to the middle of August. The blog hops for the next round will start around the beginning of September.

I have had lots of people telling me how much they have enjoyed these posts and love the idea of the CASE challenge. I know that it isn’t the same, but I have started a monthly CASE challenge on my Facebook page. You can watch the explanation of the challenge and the assembly of the first card below.

The PDF tutorial that I mention can be downloaded here. Please make your card and upload a photo here. I am looking forward to seeing different variations on this card theme.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Two Tone Flora

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! This month’s theme is “Last Look At Retiring Products”

There are a lot of stamps and bundles that I am going to miss. It was difficult to decide which one to use. I finally decided to use a card that I made a while ago. Even though I have been looking at it for a while, it is still one of my favourites.

This card uses the Two-Tone Flora stamp set and the coordinating Two-Tone Flora dies. Both of these are discounted at the moment, so if they are on your wish list now is the time to buy them. The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut out with the Something Fancy dies, both of which are in the new catalogue.

Be sure to hop all the way around and see what the other ladies are sad to see leaving. Please leave comments for us – we love getting feedback about our work!

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Creativity Abounds – Layers Of Beauty

Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop. We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire your creativity.

If you live in Australia and shop with me you will receive this tutorial bundle FREE! The theme for this month’s tutorial bundle is a little bit different as it features different techniques and has a video for each technique.

Our blog hop each month is a project along the theme of the tutorial, but is a different design from the tutorial project. My technique is the Reverse Spotlight Technique.

My card uses all new products – Layers Of Love bundle, Spotlight On Nature dies, the new In Color, Peach Pie and the 2024-2026 In Color Sparkle Gems.

You can click here to view all the products used to make this card at my online store. They are only available for purchase from the 1st May. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Here is a sneak peek of all the projects in this month’s tutorial bundle:

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and see all the amazing projects that will be demonstrated at the Stamp Camp. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Meet the design team:

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Translucent Florals

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the final card in a series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

This was the card that I designed, so I am the first stop on this hop. I apologise for the quality of my photos in this post. I was so excited to get my card sent off, I forgot to take a photo. Photos were very kindly taken for me, but they aren’t my usual standard.

This is a simple gate fold card that opens like this:

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Simply Zinnias

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the tenth card in a series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Sharni Green. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 10. This is another one where if you look at the first card and then the last card, you wouldn’t think that they are related.

I used the gorgeous Flowering Zinnias suite for this card.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

There is still time for you to join the Flowering Zinnia Stamp Camp (although you won’t have your kit before the event). For details about how to join click here. These are 3 of the cards we will be making (there are 9 in total).

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Waves Of Inspiration

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the ninth card in a series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Nancy Hoetker. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 8. I found this the most challenging card to CASE. I struggled to find elements to use in my card. In the end, my card was a very close CASE of Michele’s card.

I used the Waves Of Inspiration stamp set and the coordinating Waves dies both of which are retiring at the end of the month. The lady is from the Coffee With Friends stamp set which (much to my delight) is carrying over.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Stampin’ Dreams – Sending Smiles

Thank you for joining us for another Stampin’ Dreams blog hop. The theme for this month is “Florals”. I am using the Sending Smiles stamp set and Sending dies. Both of these are retiring with the current annual catalogue. If you want them, they are discounted last chance products.

This is one of my favourite stamp and die sets, and I am going to be really sad once it is gone.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

Hop around to see what everyone else is sharing with us today

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Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Translucent Florals

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the eighth card in series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Monique Fielder. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 3.

The Translucent Florals bundle is carrying over to the new annual catalogue, but won’t have the bundle 10% discount. The gorgeous Delightful Floral DSP is still available in the online store.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Bee My Valentine

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the seventh card in series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Michele Jutrisa. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 4. It is quite funny that Kayla added the folded down the corner on her card, and from then on we all thought it was a feature of the card.

The Bee My Valentine bundle is cute as, and is carrying over to the new catalogue. However, it won’t be available as a bundle. If it is on your wish list, you should get it before the end of the month to get the 10% bundled savings. The Bee Mine DSP is retiring and will only be available while stocks last.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month:

Chain Card Swap – Fluffiest Friends

At the beginning of October, I started a fun journey with 10 other Australian demonstrators. We called it a “Chain Card Swap”. It is a card version of what is called “Chinese Whispers” in Australia (we called it “Broken Telephone” in South Africa). Each of us designed a card (round 1) and sent it off to one of the other participants. That person CASE-d (Copy And Share Everything) the card and send their version on to the next person. The card made its way around until finally a version came home to the maker. This is the sixth card in series of blog hops for each of the card designs to share the fun and amazement at the evolution.

The next card that we are sharing was designed by Maheswari Rajaguru. My suggestion is that you start at her blog post and then click through the link list which is in round order. My CASE of her card was at round 5 – I think that I stayed true to the original but the card changed afterwards.

You can click here to purchase all the products used to make this card at my online store. This will add all the products to your cart, you can remove any that you don’t want to purchase. Please use the host code on the side of my blog if you order total is under $250.00.

It was mind blowing to see the difference between the first card and the one that returned home. Hop though the blog posts to see how we all interpreted the card differently and how it evolved from start to finish.

Product List

Do you love fun fold cards and want a new project to complete every month? Sign up for a Fantastic Fun Fold annual subscription. You can find all the details about this fun collaboration here. This month’s fold is a Double Slider card. This card looks a bit scary when you start, but the instructions make it easy to complete. All the samples that were made for this tutorial are gorgeous! Here is a sneak peek of the samples included in the tutorial:

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you with your stamping needs. You can also shop from home at my online store. If your order is under $250, please use the host code XCWCK4YV at the checkout.

If you are like me and need to have absolutely everything in the catalogue, give some thought to joining my team! You pay $169.00 and can choose $235.00 worth of products in your starter kit. This means that you receive $66.00 of free product.
Talk to me if you would like more information, or you can sign up now.

Any orders placed by the 18th April will get a tutorial bundle as a thank you. The theme for this month’s bundle is Anything But A Card. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

This is the project that I contributed this month: