Friday, October 4, 2013

World Card Making Day!

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.

Hope you had fun visiting my site!    If you enjoyed visiting my site, you can continue following me after today on Pinterest, Facebook or my Stampin' Up! website.   Thank you for stopping by!  

49 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

So sweet!

Renee Collier said...

So very cute. Thanks for inspiring me to go ahead and enter several cards this year...I'm going to do it...!

Renee Collier said...

So very cute. And thanks for inspiring me to go ahead and submit several cards...I'm going to do it!

Lisa M said...

Now that is just wonderful! I love how you used your tag on a card and the colors are completely fun. :) Thank you so much for ALL the inspiration on this post. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thanks for all your creative inspiration! I look forward to seeing what you've created most every day!
Krista

Kari V. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and the great giveaway!

Dorothy C. said...

Very cute card and thanks so much for the tip on cutting corners for a tag.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a cute card. I love all your little details. Your very right, You should just try. Thanks for all your tips and the inspiration. I feel for the ones that didnt come all the way thru the blog hop. You have an amazing giveaway and adorable card they will never see or know about.
HUGS

Alexia Misso said...

Love your card, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

Cheryl said...

Very cute card with so many details to love!!

Cheryl said...

Very cute card with so many details to love!

Cheryl said...

Very cute card with many details to love!

Kelly Sas said...

Great card! Never thought of making a tag a card. You also have me thinking about entering some of my cards...

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Cool card! Congrats on your win last year!

Laura Jane said...

I like how you give the ingredients and tips..THANKS!

cghundley said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Your card is cute and
love the colors and
glitter.
Carla from Utah

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very inspiring card. Thanks for sharing

TJ Butler said...

This is freaking amazing - I love all the cool elements that came together on this card!! Love it alot!!

Tona said...

Thaks for the great tag tip! I am always inspired by your work.
(Tona #4437)

Ren Mc said...

thanks so much for sharing the details of the card....

Ren Mc said...

thanks for sharing the details and tips...

Lynn. G. said...

Love the fun colors. Very unique layering. Very nicely done.

Sue D said...

Very cute tag card--love the chevrons.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carol McCready said...

Love the chevrons.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on winning! Your new card is so fun and lively. I am liking all the different ways you added the chevrons. Very clever designer!
Thanks for sharing. :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sus said...

I think I'm going to submit everything I make tomorrow! You've inspired me "to be in it to win it." :)

Jean Bullock said...

This card is cute as can be. Well done.

Jean#8889

Laraine R said...

Great card!

Tracie said...

Adorable. Love me some pink.

Swati said...

awesome tag.....cupcakes are my all time favourite

Deanna said...

This is a cute tag! Thank you for sharing your creativity & tips with us. I hope you win again.

Deanna said...

This is a cute tag! Thank you for sharing your creativity & tips with us. I hope that you win again!

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Paper Crafts World Card Making Day's winner for the third year Stasia - love your work and it is great to see it recognised!!!
SUPER CUTE card that you have shared today - love your pretty layers and beautiful card design, I always enjoy non-traditional shaped cards - thanks for your tag tip too :)

weze said...

what a cute card......love the pinks!

sandyh50 said...

What a fun card! I love your work Stasia, you definitely deserve to be a WCD winner!!

sixx pack said...

What a wonderful gift! Your cards are so cute! Love them all!

sixx pack said...

So cute! What a thoughtful give away!

kals said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Great Hop

Amy said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing your tips! Thanks for the chance to win some fun goodies too!

Diane17Lynne said...

I love adding tags to cards. Glad to see I'm not alone in that theory. You put a lot of details into this card and for that I thank you. Thanks, too, for sharing.

tessthescrapper said...

Love your cards. Your giveaway would find a wonderful home here with me, as I don't have any pumpkin items to work with!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Denise Luscan said...

So pretty! I love how different it is!!

tessthescrapper said...

Wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much.

Nancy Carroll said...

Love your work, You are such an inspiration to me!

Renee said...

Congrats and thanks for the tips!!! Both cards are gorgeous!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

What a fun looking card - love the accents you added. Thanks for the tips too - now I know how to make the perfect tag!

Debbie said...

Your card is adorable. Love how you trimmed around the tag to achieve the tag shaped card. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

terisplace said...

What a fun idea!


Teri