Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Swap for All Seasons

The theme for our March Swap was Spring and the color yellow.  I recently sent my swap to partner Debbie of Kitten Creates in Ohio.  The image above is a vintage flash card from a reading program.  I added the Happy Spring stamp.
Here is the card I made for Debbie.  The image is copied from a vintage Easter card.  The background is lace from my stash and hand stitched on to the card.  I added flowers and butterfly as embellishments.  Added a strip of coordinating paper to the envelop and added Happy Spring stamp.
Here is the tag.
The images are from my vintage pattern collection.  The is no date on the pattern but the envelope is very small and gray paper with the color images attached with glue.  The seam allowances are 3/8" instead of the standard 5/8".   Wish I knew the exact date.  I'm sure some research on my part would solve the mystery!
Here are Yellow stash items I included in the package.  The fabrics are 30s repo fabrics.  Debbie is currently working on a couple of quilt projects and I wanted to include some fabric for her.  The flower in the upper right is a Japanese Kanzashi Fabric Flower that I made in a class a few years ago.  Perfect to include in my yellow stash items.

Ready for packing into the package I made from the flash card above and a folder.
I cut the top from a yellow folder, added the flash card, and sewed ribbon around the two sides for a handle.  All the items fit perfectly into the pocket. 
Thanks for Linda for another wonderful swap.  You can sign up for the April Swap on April 1st by following the link at the top of my blog. 
Happy Spring.  I will be taking a blog break and will be back in a month or so.  Exciting things happening here and there!!!!


Kitten said...

I'm the extremely lucky person who received this awesome package of artwork & goodies!!! It arrived on a very cold & miserable day here in OH...and was a welcome hint at the spring to come.
I've already started using the 30s repro fabrics in my quilts...and I have lots of other fun stuff for crafting, too. Thanks,Pam!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love all of your pretty spring creations.

JansArtyJunk said...

Loving your yellow swap...your card is so sweet...and gorgeous destash too! Jan x

Createology said...

Lovely Yellow swap package. This is my first time to participate and I am so happy to do so. The yellow folder pocket is fabulous! Creative Happy Yellow Spring Bliss...

Scrap for Joy said...

Cute yellows, Pam. Your card and tag are cheery and bright. Those of us East of you are trying to think Spring. Your stash items will help Debbie with that!

Linda said...

Pam, It's all so pretty! I'll bet Debbie did a happy dance about that fabric! Great job!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Pam I thought you were gone ... have a safe and happy trip and your pkg. will be waiting for you.
Love what you created and sent!
warm regards,

Marti McClure said...

Your card and tag us so cute! This is such a nice group of swappers. Marti