Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bingo Card Swap book is finished

I asked myself last September, after the Bingo Card Swap, just what was I going to do with all of the great bingo cards I got!? It occurred to me to put them in a book so everyone could enjoy it who comes to visit. Here is the finished book. Got this done this weekend. The theme was "When I Grow Up." The book itself is pretty good sized -- approximately 10"x8". I used a page from an old photo album for the cover. It was the right size. One of the bingo cards in the swap was nearly as large as the cover -- see the last pages below.

There were 16 of us who participated in the swap. We each did 16 cards to trade. I did two different styles. These two are mine.

I took bristol board, glued dress pattern paper to each side then stamped on the page with Antique Linen after it was dry.
Then I set about mounting the cards to each page. I used photo mounts to mount each card so that it could be removed to look at it more closely. At the bottom of each page I wrote the artist's name.
I also added background papers to compliment most of the cards. Then I did more stamping and some freehand doodles to add interest.

I think the results turned out well!

These are the last two pages. You can see why I had to make the pages at least 10"x8". The last bingo card was pretty good sized.

****HERE'S ANOTHER GIVE AWAY!!! *****

If you got this far reading today's blog, keep going. . . . .
If you would like this bingo card I made (last one I have), be the first person TODAY (December 28 only!) to leave me a comment! That's all you have to do!! I will contact you to get a mailing address and put it in the mail to you tomorrow, Monday, December 29.

9 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ohhhh YIPPEEE! I'm the first AND the luckiest!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

PS I'm also having a give-away on my blog. Please stop by today! :)

Judy said...

All right! I have sent you an email to the hotmail account that is linked to your blog. I will mail the bingo card tomorrow if I get your address! Congratulations, Sherry!! You've been a frequent visitor lately! Glad you found me!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Judy, You do gorgeous work!!!

:)

Susan said...

I've been out of town so just catching up on my blog reading. Congrats to Sherry who commented first and will receive your lovely bingo card. I just love your bingo book - you did a great job with these beautiful swapped cards. Great idea to add them to the book with photo corners so the backs can be seen.
Susan

Paris Cowgirl said...

I love your book! Shocking I know. Now I have to make one for my cards!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You have a Wonderful blog! Happy New Year to you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

LORI said...

I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG--YOU'VE GOT SOME GREAT IDEAS! GLAD I FOUND YOU!

Pallas said...

Your bingo card book is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it in the post. I am still trying to find a copy of Sew Somerset so I can see your Rose D'Amour Book. I am having a blog give away if you are interested in playing.

Happy New Year,

Pallas