January 19, 2007

A Super-Duper Swap!

My friend, fellow Chicagoland Craft Collective member and fellow Craftster fan Susie Ziegler is an amazing artist. She does everything; but I especially LOVE her little felt characters. Susie had pointed me in the direction of a cool swap on Craftster called a "Sweat Shop" swap; a bunch of crafters who work in different mediums swap different handmade items in small groups. What could be more fun?

I just couldn't commit to the swap with all that's going on with Sell-a-bration, (look HERE for info on MY Sell-a-bration specials by the way!) but Susie was nice enough to offer a personal swap with me!

I created this little Valentine Note Purse for her with Stampin' Up! Purse Boxes and Tags. They are templates that you just punch out and fold into shape...super easy! I created six 3" X 3" note cards to tuck inside of them. I punched 3/4" circles out of the Loves Me Designer Paper from the Winter Mini to use on the notecards. The heart and the letters are Cuttlebug die-cuts. The project was made much easier with Stampin' Up! circle punches and the fact that it's so easy to match all the Stampin' Up! stuff together! The paper matches the card stock which matches the ribbon and ink. Easy peasy!

You can read the specific details about the inks, paper and everything else in my Splitcoaststampers Gallery.

Look at what I got in return! I love these little cuties; and my son loves them even more! Aren't they so funky?!? I will be making the little rocket into a pin, and my son is already sleeping with the Robot! The pattern is from a book Susie used that she ordered from Yes Asia. She will get me the ISBN # for anyone who's interested... just email me and I will forward you to Susie.


Melissa said...

The cards/purse are super cute and tell Susie that the robot is adorable!! TFS

AnneMarie said...

what a cool idea! love the felt! my kids would think it's awesome too!

angie said...

What a great swap -- both projects are so cute! Love the purse with valentines, and Love the felt robot! Cute, cute, CUTE!!!!

Martha Bonneau said...

I am soooooo jealous of your ultra-fab felt robot and space-ship!

Susie said...

Hi Sarah- Here is the link to the book I used. I got it at YesAsia http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-j/section-books/pid-1004136971/

It's ISBN483472378X.

I enjoyed swapping with you and I love my Valentine purse! Chicagolanders should join our MeetUp!

-Susie Z.