I signed up for a grungepaper rose swap on the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group (from now on and forever to be known as EWV), and it recently concluded. A very ingenious swap, thanks to my pal Lori.
Part one (Lori calls it Phase One, which actually sounds much more important), was making three GP roses and sending them to our assigned partner. My partner for this phase was Susan from Illinois, and our roses reached one another without incident. Unfortunately, I did not think to take a photo of any of them. The one above is a stand in from another project. But trust me, all of Susan's roses were lovely!
Phase Two: take one of the roses received, use it in the project of your choice and send that to a newly assigned partner. So, I decided to make one of my GP wallets/business card holder/gift card holder/ATC holder. All purpose, no adhesive needed holder. I'm proud of it; it is my design. Others have copied it with my blessings, and I'm happy whenever I see one pop up on someone's blog. So, here it is, adorned with one of Susan's roses, and now in its new home with Barbara from Oklahoma. My piece from Barbara is en route.
After I cut the GP I inked it, ran it through an embossing folder, inked it again to highlight the embossing, attached the rose and the beaded danglies. It closes with a Tim Holtz idea-ology hitch fastener. There are wings that tuck in on the sides so nothing will fall out. Look ma! No glue! Here's a picture of some plainer ones I did for a different swap back in June....shows how they close up and hold everything inside: