World Cardmaking Day: The Aftermath

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First things first: cards are out of my comfort zone. I love them, but I just have a bit of a hard time making them.

I LOVE online crops. LOVE ’em. Getting crafty + being inspired by other crafters – all from the comfort of my craft nook? AND wearing cozy jammies while I do it? That’s my jam. I enjoy creating in my own space + not having to lug all of my supplies to a hotel basement – I’m a homebody for sure.

Anyways, a few weeks ago on World Cardmaking Day (umm…great idea), my favourite scrapbooking store hosted an online cardmaking crop. I was hesitant at first due to my lack of cardmaking prowess, but I decided to just go for it and try to whip up some cards.

Spoiler alert: it actually went pretty well.

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I ended up using 6 of the 13 sketches; each one counted as an entry to the grand prize – which I won!

Here are a few of the cards I managed to finish between moving + unpacking + cleaning:

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Paper scraps, a paint swatch, vellum, and a wood veneer piece helped this grid-style card come together easily.

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I’m still loving the Maggie Holmes: Chasing Dreams, obvs.

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I actually pulled out my Minc machine for this one! I find that I don’t use my Minc nearly as much as I planned now that I’ve had it for awhile, but this card background just screamed for some gold foil.

Here’s my prize:

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Right?! I’ve loved the Hazelwood collection since forever, and I love winning product I will actually USE! Bonus: the patterned paper + cardstock was a gift just for participating. How nice of them is that? P.S. drooling over the Crate Paper Falala line. Will definitely try making some holiday cards with it now that I’m well practiced.

I was super inspired by the new product, so I made an 8.5×11 layout with some of it + some stuff from my stash.

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Cardstock: Bazzill. Vellum: Stampin’ Up. Background stamp, wood veneer, label, badge: Studio Calico. Patterned paper, phrase sticker: American Crafts. Enamel dots: Simple Stories. Woodgrain paper: Lawn Fawn. Diecuts, puffy stickers, date stamp: onecanoetwo.

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The 2×3 photo is us on our honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera, right in front of our resort. The blustery, snowy weather today makes me really miss those 2 weeks.

As always, I use minimal adhesive and sew most of my elements on.

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Since I also won this book:

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I knew I needed to make at least one card using it.IMG_8066 (1)

Doesn’t this diecut from the Hazelwood collection make a perfect card? I also continued the background stamping from my layout for this card base.

And then one more simple one:

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This online crop definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone + got me creating. I guess it worked, huh?

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Thanks again, Scrapbook Cottage, for hosting the online crop! I can’t wait for the next one!

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