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Across the Pond: CD Swap (FREE downloads included!)

I have a lovely blogger friend named Janey who hails from the United Kingdom. Last summer we met through a blog we both follow and participated in a CD Swap! It was a fun little project where everyone who wanted to participate commented on one post and was then matched up with another person. Somehow, Janey and I were put together, and it’s been one of my favorite things to ever happen via the internet.

For our first swap, we decided to make fun, summer-y playlists for one another. After sending and receiving our packages, we started following each other on Twitter and kept in touch. We decided to do another swap (this time on our own) and I jumped at the opportunity. I love creative challenges like this–especially ones that combine design, care packaging and music. For our second swap, we upped the ante a bit and pledged to make two playlists: Love/Hate songs and then Christmas music!

Simple designs for the CD cover art – DOWNLOAD YOURS BELOW!

Listen to my Love/Hate playlist here.

Listen to my Merry Everything playlist here.

Earlier this fall I taught myself how to quill. It’s not for everyone, but I find it incredibly relaxing! Janey had a birthday recently, so I decided to send her a little gift.

This is a ring I made using supplies from The Plaid Barn and scrapbooking paper! Fun, easy project. I hope Janey got to make a wish on her birthday, and that it comes true…

In return, here is what Janey sent me:

How fancy are these stamps! Of course in the UK the mail is royal :)

Janey really outdid herself! I totally felt like a little kid opening her package. My favorite thing are the comments she provides on her song choices. They really make me smile.

And just in case you were wondering… the real way to my heart has always been through stickers. I am a reformed Lisa Frank addict.

Click here to read Janey’s post about our swap!



 Want to make your own playlists for a friend? Download my CD cover art and make it your own!



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  1. How adorable that you guys kept up the tradition! I love your printables, now I just need to figure out who I would make CD’s for!

  2. I’m so glad you loved your package, and I’m also so glad that we did it for a second time. It’s definitely a tradition now, so stay in touch! :)

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