Tomorrow is World Card Making Day! This past March, I had the privilege of being chosen for as Paper Crafts World Card Making Day's winner for the third year! What an honor to be chosen along with so many incredible designers. Today I have a special treat for all of you. You get to visit those amazing designers who won along side me in a World Card Making Day blog hop.
There are five categories: Birthday, Love, Thinking of You/Hello, Season's Greetings and Thank You. Want to learn more on how you can enter this year's World Card Making Day Contest, click here to learn more about it. The contest is open until October 15th, so get creating and submit.
My advice to those of you thinking of submitting card(s) to the World Card Making Day contest, look at last year's cards that won draw inspiration from them. It will be the March/April subscription. Look at your Paper Crafts magazines or check out what the latest trends are on their blog or their Pinterest site. Lastly, don't be afraid to just try. I must submit about 5 cards and let's just say I am always surprised which one was chosen! As they say you have to be in it to win it!
Here are my three cards that have been chosen in past year's. Thinking of You/Hello, Thank You and this year's Birthday card.
Here's the next stop on the blog hop is Tarynne Wise. At the end of the blog hop make sure to stop at Paper Crafts there is an amazing giveaway at the end.
In honor of the day, I have a giveaway. Just leave a comment and I will draw a random winner on Tuesday, October 8th to win the Paper Pumpkin kit along with all these great Halloween embellishments, ribbon, buttons, glitter and washi tape!
If you find yourself unable to get to a the next stop in the blog hop, here is the complete list of everyone participating!
1. Agata Pfister
2. Amber Kroening
3. Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
4. Ashley Marcu
5. Carolynn Wilson
6. Chunyuan Wu
7. Emily Leiphart
8. Heather Hoffman
9. Jamie Greene
10. Jocelyn Olson
11. Kerrianne Bowen
12. Laura Bassen
13. Leigh Penner
14. Lorena Cantó Lavería
15. Mercedes Weber
16. Mignon Jessica Bear
17. Pamela Ho
18. Sarah J. Moerman
19. Stasia Sloma
20. Tarynne Wise
Here is my card and the ingredients and tips to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Create a Cupcake, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pearls, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Heat & Stick Powder
Tools: Simply Created Build a Banner Kit, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcake Builder, Circle Thinlits, Stamping Sponges, Circle Sizzex, Big Shot, 3/4" Square Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun
Now the fun stuff, the tips and tricks to make the card. Yes, it is a card. First I made the tag along with the circle behind it. I was all set to put it all on a piece of cardstock, but as soon as I did I realized it stood all by itself and it didn't need anything more. So I did adhere the tag to a folded piece of card stock, I then slowly trimmed around the tag and the circle.
Next comes the sponged chevrons. I sponged some blushing bride ink with the stencils that come in the Simply Created Build a Banner Kit.
The tiny heart I added some dazzling diamonds on to it, but first I heat the paper with Heat & Stick powder and Versamark and then added the dazzling diamonds and lastly heat one last time to keep the glitter in place. This is perfect when you want to make your own glitter paper.
My all time favorite tip is making a tag. First snip your corner. Then take the cut corner, flip attach it to the other side that has not been cut. Viola you now have a way to trim the corner so it matches your other side.
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