Wednesday, February 8, 2012


2012 Monthly Card Swap
8 total full cards each month
Current Stampin' Up! Stamps Only

This is for eight (8) identical Cards following the theme for the month. Use only Current Stampin’ Up! Stamps, Card stock and Designer Paper. Embellishments preferable Stampin’ Up!.

It would be nice if you would include recipe on how you put your card together, name of stamp sets and colors used (please attach to back of card using sticky note), DO NOT permanently attach, so card can be used.  Please be sure to mark your project as 2012 Monthly Card Swap, what month you are sending and what theme you have chosen to do for that month.  

Demo quality work expected! Be creative! Straight Lines – Clean Cuts, No Smudged Images and everything adhered well. Use at least 2 layers of card stock on top of the card base and a minimum of 1 embellishment (you can add more if you like!) Please sign your work with something removable such as a post-it note for each card.  

Note: A layer is the card stock put onto your card base (if you are creating your card on a white card - this is your card base - you will need to add 2 more layers of card stock - 1 layer can be DSP and one layer card stock - 1 of those layers must be at least 4" x 5 1/4" or cover most of the front). 

ONLY Stampin’ Up! STUFF…

Make cards you’d be proud to use! You must use current Stampin Up! Stamps and products. Be creative use your punches when you have a good idea and don’t forget your Big shot - but be sure to have some stamping on your card! Remember it must be Demo quality!

Name of Swap: 2012 Monthly Card Swap
Quantity: 8 Total,  you may join for more than 1 spot but each card spot must be different. You will not get one of your own back so be sure to make one for yourself.  NOTE:  You will receive 8 cards back for each spot that you sign up for. (as long as we have enough people)
Vendor Product:  Current Stampin' Up!
Required:  Swappers Real Full Name, e-mail address and Swap Name with each months swap
Deadline: Must be postmarked by the 25th and in my hands by the last day of every month! I’ll swap them out within a week. 
Place swap items in a large zip lock bag. Write name on everything that you send to me (like baggies and cards). Write name and e-mail address on a piece of paper as well as name of swap, swap month and swap theme include in the baggie for identification purposes. Or write that info on your baggie with a permanent marker! A piece of cardboard is also helpful to help keep the swap from getting bent during travel. I’ll send that back with your swaps.
Mailing: Include a self addressed envelope large enough for all your swaps, and include enough postage as it took you to send to me plus two extra stamps. (These will be returned if not needed.   PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ENCLOSE ENOUGH POSTAGE. NO METERED MAIL

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, I am more than happy to answer all questions before you join... No question is ever too silly, I would rather someone ask, then not know and please let me know if I forgot something.

Please feel free to share this swap with your Stampin’ Up friends. Hope you will join in the fun!

Please be sure to recheck your Stamp Sets and Designer Papers to be sure that they are CURRENT!


February - -  Easter/Mother’s Day/Sympathy/Kid's Birthday

March - - -  Mother's Day/Father’s Day/Graduation/Feminine Birthday 

April - - -  Father's Day/ Get Well/Sympathy/Masculine Birthday 

May - - -  1st or 4th of July/Halloween/Baby/Boy's Birthday 

June - - -  Anniversary/Baby/Congratulations/Feminine Birthday 

July - - -  Sympathy/Thinking of You/Grandparent's Birthday 

August - -  Halloween/Friendship/Anniversary/Kid's Birthday 

September - - -Thanksgiving/Remembrance Day/Get Well/Christmas

October - - - Christmas/Congratulations/Retirement/Bon Voyage/Thank You

November - - New Year's/Thinking of You/Belated Birthday/Baby's 1st Birthday 

December - - - Thinking of You/Valentines/Wedding/Thank You

January - - -  St. Patrick's/Valentines/Thank You/Girl's Birthday

Please e-mail me at dianna.a@shaw for the mailing address. Thank you.
NOTE: Please remember this is a year long "swap".

Please be sure to put in the subject line “ 2012 Monthly Card Swap" in all e-mails regarding this swap. Thank You.

1. Dianna Oshanyk