Friday, March 7, 2014

Card Creations Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Paper Crafts Card Creations Volume 2 blog hop! This is such a fun magazine. I've already been through my copy a few times and it's AMAZING! So much inspiration. It makes you want to craft, and that's a good thing!


If you're hoppin' along you should have come from Kalyn Kepner's blog. I always love what she creates!

We all are working with a sketch for this hop. I chose this one....


I didn't match the pieces exactly but I was inspired by the angles. Geometric designs are so trendy right now.
 

To make the card I cut up 4 different patterned papers from Studio Calico's Wanderlust 6x6 paper pad. I purposely chose patterns that were different but didn't compete. I didn't want a super busy card. I layered them all on a text weight paper then adhered them to a cardstock base. The final step was to add my sentiment and embellishments. 



To celebrate Card Creations Volume 2 Paper Crafts is letting me GIVEAWAY one copy of this special issue to someone that comments on my blog! If you are in the USA Paper Crafts will mail you the issue. International winners will get a digital copy. Just comment with your FAVORITE THING right now for a chance to win! Entries will be accepted until March 11th! Please check back on the 12th to see if you won or make sure your comment has a way that I can contact you! :)

Next on the hop is the talented Katie Gehring! Have fun hoppin'!

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63 comments:

maria f. said...

You brave soul - you tackled THAT sketch! Love your result.

paperella said...

Fantastic! Your mix of papers is simply perfect, Ashley!

Heather Thompson said...

I love the washi tape, Great inspiration for using it. Thank you for sharing. looking forward to the new issue. I need to get my hands on it.

Cheryl First said...

Wow, you really scored with your take on this sketch! I have a feeling if I tackled that one it would turn into a big mess! lol! Love the big hello sentiment on all that gorgeous paper!

~amy~ said...

This is awesome...love all the bits of paper and that washi action!

stamping sue said...

card looks like a puzzle....like that!
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Kailash said...

Wonderful mix of patterns, very cool card! My favorite thing right now are sequins, love them!!!

{VICKI} said...

just making cards is my favorite thing right now!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE this sketch!!! LURVE what you did with this AWESOME card!! ;)

Regina Hamilton said...

Cute card. You did a really great job of combining all the different patterns.

mtscrapgal said...

The pattern paper collage is perfect. Love the washi tape bow. Thanks

jj said...

Like your hello card. My favorite thing is enamel dots.

Thordis said...

I love all the colors you used. Great card!

TJ Butler said...

Looks like another fabulous release!!

Jingle said...

These are such perfect papers for this sketch! Great card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your take on the sketch! Awesome!

Amy C. said...

Cute! I love what you did with all the different printed papers! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

grammypat said...

I especially like the layout you have chosen as one could also use up the odds and ends from other projects . like your colour choice--soft and gentle-- is the letter done in a felt like material --as that what it appears to me. Thank you fro sharing

Marie said...

Nice take on the sketch! My favorite thing is Dr. Pepper. Can't craft without it!

Candy B said...

Oh I want to try this one! How fun this card is and so fun to make!

Candy B said...

Oh I want to try this one! How fun this card is and so fun to make!

Carol McCready said...

Love your card. Te color combo is fantastic.

Nora N. said...

This is so fun!! I LOVE how you used the Washi tape on this.

Iris said...

Cute card - love all the papers and the enamel dots.
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Laurie B. said...

Awesome card! right now my favorite thing is the internet, where I can be inspired by all the creative people in this blog hop.

Alexia Misso said...

Very Beautiful!

Lindsey said...

What a great collage of patterned papers -- brilliant way to tackle this sketch!

joy said...

Your card design reminds me of a crazy quilt - love the way it comes together so nicely! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tammy said...

I think that's the hardest sketch that they showed, great job with it!

Susan S. said...

You did a great job on the background. It's fun, but not too busy.

Wendy said...

Great card! I'd love to win a copy of this issue. My favorite thing right now is warmer springtime weather.

Sue D said...

Great job with this sketch. I think I would have trouble with this one.
My favorite thing right now is using washi tape.
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Lucy Schmidt said...

Incidentally, one of my favorite things is sketches! I was intrigued when I saw this one on PCC and was hoping someone would tackle it and make a statement with it. You did it! It reminds me of a crazy quilt my grandmother used to have. Nicely done.

calamity jane said...

I think this sketch is the best! And your card is awesome!! I already have a paper pad in mind to do the same with! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Helen F. said...

Love your card, Ashley. This looked like a difficult sketch, but you really nailed it. Great job!

butterflystamper said...

I would have no idea what to do with that sketch...love your version! My favorite thing right now...the SU Envelope Punch Board...so fun! Thank you for a chance to win the mag :)

Jackie said...

What a great card! love the collage background. Thanks for sharing!

Helen L said...

My favorite thing right now is the sunshine and the flowers just starting to bloom!! Thanks for sharing your card: you did a great job on what I would consider a very hard sketch to follow!! :-)

Jennyfer L said...

Enamel dots are on my mind right now and I love how you pieced your card!

Cheryl Proctor said...

The hardest part of this sketch is finding the perfect papers~you nailed it!

Peggy B said...

My favorite thing right now is being inspired by your cards. Thanks for sharing!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love this - all those pattern papers and textures-awesome!

Barbara said...

My favorite thing right now is that spring is on the way! Love your card and the way you created the background. That is so super!

Tona said...

Great card! My favorite thing right now are those enamel dots from MME.

Abbie Bryant said...

That is a great card! My favorite thing right now is enamel dots, can't really find them where I live, so I'm learning to make them! This is a great blog hop! Thank you!!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, love the layers, colors totally creative!!!Thanks for sharing,

Cynthia B. said...

I saw this sketch, and I thought - hmmm...I don't know what do do with that...but now I see! :) Great take on the sketch. Lots of angles with the paper, but you kept a lot of softness in your card. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Mc said...

Great idea to combine patterned paper and washi for a geometric design. Great take on the sketch, Ashley. My favorite "new to me" products are enamel dots.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the sketch and I really love your take on it!! Great mix of papers! TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful collection of shapes and papers...looks great. My fav "things" right now are my 3 kids!

marylouh said...

Hadn't thought about using odd bits of paper in odd formations to make a background. It really works well. Great card. thanks for the idea.

Patry Ro said...

Hi Ashley!! Your design is incredible!! I like and love it !!! Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow great use for the pattern paper!! How inspiring!!

meiaudesigns said...

I love how you used the thickers as your focal image! Love how it adds dimension and texture to your card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great way to use up some scraps. Great card. TFS

stampinfun71 said...

My fav right now is doodlebug washi tape!!! Oh or wink of Stella pens! And I would love to win this magazine- it must be awesome on the inside! Your sketch interpretation is beautiful.

Simply AJ said...

Wow... what a awesome card! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win. AJ@queenofmynest

Katie said...

Love this sketch, I would be totally out of my element in trying this. But your card turned out awesome! And I love what you did with the washi tape too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Great background - love what you did with this sketch!

Lynda said...

Great take on the sketch! My favorite thing is buttons! I use them on everything.

Indy said...

Love your take on this sketch! It's fabulous!

Lindsey said...

This sketch looks like the hardest to me...and you've used it masterfully! I'm amazed at how you pieced all the patterns together and how they just look like they belong. You amaze me!