Now, on to this month's book!
Trading Card Treasures: Sharing Cherished Photographs by Carol M. Heppner is all about creating trading cards using your photographs and scrapbooking, card making, or mixed media supplies. Of course, I had so much fun with this book because I am married to an avid trading card collector (at last count I believe
I was inspired to create a series of six cards using photos we took of ducks on our recent trip to Granbury.
Using the basic trading card "rule", each card measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Another "rule" states that these cards are to be traded or given away (never sold), so I gave this (my very first ever trading card set) to Robbie as a gift.
Since these cards are all different yet have the same theme, they are considered a series and are thus numbered on the back.
I also created an "edition" of cards, which is a set of cards that are identical. In this case, I created two identical cards using a favorite photo of some yellow flowers.
If you'd like a chance to be the first recipient of Trading Card Treasures, please leave a comment telling me whether or not you've ever created a photograph or artist trading card and, if so, what you did with the card. I'll choose the lucky recipient on Friday, July 20, and get this book on its way!