Thursday, September 19, 2013

Index Card A Day (ICAD) Swap

I recently participated in an international swap with other paper crafting artists. Our challenge was to make ICADs (3x5 index-sized cards) and holders and mail them to the assigned people. I finished mine today and sent them off and just couldn't wait to share what I came up with. (I did warn the recipients that they might not want to view my blog and ruin the surprise.)  I embossed and cut the frame for the front of the holder and tied it with seam binding. The bird stamp is from Oxford Impressions.

After you open the front panel you see the sentiment on the right, also made with stamps from Oxford Impressions:
The inside of the holder looks like this, with collage stamps of music, butterflies, and flowers:
The ICAD fits inside the holder:

And here is the singing bird ICAD with torn bits of a French book and 
the back that I made with an image from the Graphics Fairy:
I hope you are having a wonderfully creative week or at least finding some beauty to enjoy!
 I'm linking up with these parties:


Ann K said...

How fun and creative, and yet with a delicate look to it! My link-up followed yours at the "Simple and Sweet Friday" link-up party at Rooted in Thyme. Enjoy your weekend!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Anonymous said...

Hello Laura
The stamping is exquisite as is the colour palette.
I so wish I had joined Astrid's swap but it wasn't possible for me at this time.
Wishes to you

Dianne said...

Really beautiful Laura.