December 23, 2014

Holiday Card Swap 2014

I love a good card. Whether it be from Hallmark, handmade, or one with a .99 pricetag. There is something special about them. Maybe it's because of the digital age we live in, or maybe because it's a bit personal. Either way, I'm a huge fan of cards.
I send them to friends just because, sometimes I buy multiple for one person's special occasion-since there's so many good ones out there and it's hard to pick just one, and I really LOVE receiving them.

When I saw that the lovely ladies from The Sequin Notebook hosted a Holiday Card Swap I didn't hesitate to sign up. Not only is it fun to send holiday cards, but it's nice to get to know someone new.

What a great idea! The day I received the e-mail notifiying me that Emily was my swap partner I was excited to get to work. I checked out her blog, since I had not heard of it yet, and found out we love many of the same things.
I told Emily that I was not a very crafty person, but would love to make her card fun.

I checked out Pinterest for some ideas and saved some cool things, but it still wasn't exactly what I was looking for. A few weeks later I got an idea and tried to make it work.
I scoured some of my favorite magazines and found pictures of things that would be great gifts for Emily under a pop up paper tree I placed on the card. I happened to find small "button" looking images in Cosmopolitan and cut those out in circles to hang as ornaments on the tree.
I found a few cute phrases and sayings that I wanted to incorporate, but ran out of room on the front of the card so I placed them on the back.

I had a few extra of our family Christmas card and found a cute one I couldn't resist at Hallmark as well, so I sent all 3 to Emily. I told you...I really love cards!

I was so stoked to receive the following cards from both my swap buddy, Emily, and The Sequin Notebook host gals, B & M.

Cute Dancing Snowmen from Emily in Florida!

Fun Fabulousness from the Gals in New York City!

And here is our 2014 family Christmas of which I sent to Emily in the Holiday Card Swap!

I had so much fun with this holiday "project" and encourage anyone interested next season to sign up.

Happy Holidays!


  1. The Sequin NotebookDecember 23, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    We're so glad that you and Emily had fun as swap partners! Your card sounds so creative...what a fantastic idea! Thanks again for joining us, and happy holidays :)

  2. Thanks for joining in on the fun and I love seeing all of these great swap match-ups!! That's so sweet of you to send out 3 cards - a total Gal after my own heart since I can never narrow down to just one of anything! I love your family card! Happy Holidays! xoxo, -
    M @ The Sequin Notebook

  3. Aww thank you and I hope you liked the other goodies as well! Happy Christmas week!

  4. Wasn't the card swap fun? Love your family card, and what a cute snowman card! Merry Christmas!