Here are a couple of the cards I made and swapped this year.
Both of these cards are made with the Chalk It Up Paper Pack (still available in the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations.) Isn't it great? I love the color combination and it just pops when you pair it with black.
In addition to the Chalk It Up paper (X7184B), the apple card uses a small piece of Smoothie Bakers Twine (retired) and the apple is cut with the Cricut from the Artbooking cartridge.
The second card is embellished with Chalk It Up Assortment (Z3009). The stamp set is from Joyful Birthday (B1419).
PS: I updated yesterday's post with the name of the book that inspired me to make the mini albums for my roomie gifts.