We have almost completed another round of the Secret Sister swap over on Stampin’ Up in Oz and seeing how my partner has now received all of her items from me and knows that it was me, I can share them with you all now. I will spread them over the next few days with todays post sharing the items I made for her for February.
The conditions of the swap for the first 2 months are to send 2 cards and a small handmade gift with Stampin’ Up product to the value of $4-$8. This is a minimum guideline so of course you can send more if you so wish but not less. The product can be made up of samples of items (ribbons, brads, buttons, etc) rather than full packs so you meet the requirement or a small product. The last month is 2 cards and Stampin’ Up product to the value of $25 presented in some handmade packaging. When we sign up to participate we have to fill out a questionnaire which is then forwarded by the coordinator to our Secret Sister so she has some ideas of things you would like and also some of the Stamp sets, colours and DSP that you like which she may wish to create your items using. This isn’t a must but if I’m able to I like to follow as much of this as possible.
My partner for this round was actually a friend of mine who is also one of my downline so I decided to spoil her a little. In her survey she listed Blueberry Crisp as one of her favourite DSP’s so for her February gifts that’s what I used. She also mentioned that she likes ‘construction’ cards.
The box at the back left was custom made to fit the gifts I was giving her for this month. Inside was the Sale-A-Bration clear mount stamp set ‘Punch Bunch’ along with a Textured Impressions Embossing folder – Elegant Bouquet.
The item on the right is a card and chocolate box in one and is a tutorial from Becky Roberts 12 Days of Christmas 2010. Of course the one in the tutorial is a Christmas theme…..lol. The box part holds 3 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
The second card I made to complete the requirements for this month was a Never Ending Card to fit the ‘construction’ cards mentioned on my partners questionnaire. I’d never made one of these before, although it was something I wanted to try, and I’m so glad I finally did so.
I used another Sale-A-Bration set on this card and that was the Sweet Summer set. As I’m typing up this post and searching for the pictures, I realise I never took photos of this card before I sent it on. My partner did upload some to the Stampin’ Up in Oz group but unfortunately I can’t enlarge them enough and keep them clear to share with you all.
Pop back tomorrow to see the items I created for the month of March.
Till next time……Nikki
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