I just finished participating in a Sweet Goodness Swap. Here is a sneak peek of the swap parcel I sent to my partner Roseanne in England:
The theme of the swap was "A Winning Hand" based on the four suits of playing cards: heart, diamond, club and spade. We had to include at least one handmade item, one vintage or thrifted item and a sweet treat. Above, you can see that I made a mini banner using vintage playing cards. I also sent a set of cookie cutters representing the suits.
Made by me: Ace of Spade earrings perched upon an altered art playing card. At this point I just want you to know I am pretty thrilled with my new camera.
I also include a mercury glass Christmas ornament that fit the theme of the swap, from my very own collection.
Lastly, I couldn't resist tucking in these sweet red vintage dice... just because they matched. The sweets I included were red cinnamon hearts and black licorice salty diamonds. I hope Roseanne enjoys all of it. I only do a couple of swaps a year but this one I found especially challenging. Card-theme goodies are hard to come by without looking a little Vegas-cheesy!
Reader, have you ever jumped into a swap and then realized it would be harder than you thought?