Friday, August 26, 2011

Brand-happy with Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine

Mom purchased the August 2011 issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine, then promptly sent it to me so that I could make a few cards for their "Cardmaker of the Year 2011" Contest. Thanks for the complement, Mom! She also knows that she's sent me bunches of products that fall into the contest categories, like Penny Black, FlowerSoft, Lili of the Valley and Stampin' Up (links will take you to my card featuring that product). I wanted each project to really focus on its theme product; when I couldn't use the theme product,I tried to incorporate other products made by the other sponsors of the contest (see items bolded in the supply lists).

I know the competition will be fierce, but I had tons of fun making these cards. I hope some of you will enter as well (especially those of you in the U.K.)  You can get all the contest info and forms on their website.

Update: I didn't get these in the mail for the deadline (who knew the post office was closed Labor Day Saturday?!), so I'll get to share them with friends!

Penny Black Joy-fold card

Penny Black stamps: Poppy Fields, Love Graffiti, Spring is Here set

Paper: Echo Park, Core'dinations, Hammermill
Tools: Fiskars papercutter, Martha Stewart scissors, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Tim Holtz paper distresser
Other: Sakura gel pen, Recollections brads, hinge from stash, ZipDry glue

Copics: BG000, B23, R35, RV23, RV02, E35, E17, E37, E000, E11, YR00, YR01, Y13, Y04, FY1, FYG1, Y17, E47, R37, R35, R59, BG93, G07, YG03, E50, E51, C-5, C-1, 0

Stampin' Up!
Waterfall Card

Stampin' Up! products: Butterfly/flower wood-mount stamp, Bliss rubber-mount set, Stampin' Around tool & Sweet Swirls wheel stamp, Classic inks (Wild Wasabi & Black)

Paper: Hammermill
Tools: Fiskars papercutter
Other: stash eyelets, ZipDry glue, Stampendous! frame stamp & embossing powder, Offray ribbon

Lili of the Valley
Trifold Card

Lili of the Valley products: Die-cut pre-colored image "Cute Card", Merry Christmas A5 Stamp set

Paper: The Paper Company, Core'dinations, Hammermill
Tools: Fiskars papercutter, MS detail scissors
Other: ZIG glue pen, ZipDry glue, FlowerSoft: Polar White,Raspberry Fizz
Copic markers: RV11, RV02, RV04, BV000, 0, E31, E33, E35

Dimensional Card
FlowerSoft products: Die-cut sheet & paper set, brand PVC glue, FlowerSoft: Baby Peach, Pale Green, Bright Pink, Sweet Pea

Tools: Fiskars papercutter, MS detail scissors, Cricut Personal Cutter & Deep Cut mechanism, SCAL 2.0
Other: Recollections cardstock, ZIG glue pen, ZipDry glue, stash chipboard, tulle
Copic markers: E47, G02, RV04, YR04


  1. All four cards are wonderful--each so different and beautifully done. What talent!

  2. I love this dimensional card. The inside is lovely too.


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