I love a good mystery, a mystery swap that it. I am playing along with the Mystery Swap Blog Hop at SSINK today, Eeeeeee! There's fun stamping and you get to hop along and enjoy all 6 of the swap creations.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
Here's how the Mystery Swap works. Each participant in the swap mails 3 things to their designate person. These items should include a stamped image, accessory and paper. You can vary this however you want as long as there are 3 pieces.
I received these three items from Diana Eichfeld.
The saying was on a square of whisper white card stock and I die cut it into this oval shape and then realized I did not take my "before" picture.
I felt like the dark brown of the Early Espresso designer paper and the fun pinkish purple color of the Sweet Sugar plum ribbon would make a great baby card. And the "congrats" sentiment would go perfect with my baby card idea.
So I pulled out my Baby Bear stamp set. Don't you LOVE the photorealistic style of this set! You stamp three separate image on top of each other to create the bear. I used three ink pads for this bear; Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso.
I used the ribbon in two places on my card. One for the bow on the bears head, which was my friend Tami's idea! I love it, it gives her such a sweet vintage look.
And here is the other piece of the Sweet Sugar Plum ribbon, a little accent for the sentiment. I also added a scalloped oval behind the sentiment for a cute border.
What a fun swap. And we want you to join in the fun! Hop on the blog hop and check out the other creations in this swap. Next on the blog hop is #4 - Tobe at The Craft Sea.
Here is the full blog line up incase you get off....