Paper Crafts Magazine Presents Card Creations Volume 10 Blog Hop

      
     Hey there friends! Welcome to Paper Crafts blog hop! You should be arriving from the blog of Angeline Yong Jeet Leen.  I was so happy to be asked by Paper Crafts Magazine to participate in today's blog hop! Card Creations is one of Paper Crafts Magazine's most popular issues, filled with inspiration for all your favorite occasions--so you're sure to love it!
     We were asked to celebrate volume 10 in a creative paper-crafting way. So, I went to my craft room, sat at my table and thought about what I look forward in a special issue. I like seeing tons of new product, but my struggle is using all the product I buy from my favorite collections. Voila! The idea came to me! I'll create 10 cards for 10 popular occasions using only 1 paper collection! Not only did I actually get more mileage out of my product, I saved a ton of money, using only trims that I had on hand and one pack of 24 sheets of double-sided paper, stickers and die cuts. I really liked the versatility of Crate Paper's spring 2012 Storyteller collection. There were both feminine and masculine prints, motifs and colors and there was the perfect mix of delicate and manly die cuts too! The 10 occasions that I made cards for are:

Valentine's Day
Lady Birthday
Man Birthday
Mother's Day
Father's Day
New Baby
Children's Birthday
Wedding
Thank You
Christmas

So, without further ado, here are 10 cards for 10 occasions.

Valentine's Day reminds me of those cute little mailboxes you had in elementary school where your fellow classmates would place their cards for you in! So, I stamped a mailbox and used a little of the cute diagonal strip mimicking postal packages. A pretty little flower die cut and heart motif makes this a fun and romantic card.

I adore the super pretty red doily die cut and pretty yellow flower die cut. The die cuts are both a little distressed, but lovely and soft when layered over a simple ribbon trim on this feminine birthday card.

Cork board patterned paper is the new woodgrain patterned paper.
With some layering I made it look like the patterned paper and die cuts are "clipped" to the Cork board background for this male birthday card.

This pretty bouquet die cut is perfect for a Mother's Day card. Flowers are synonymous with this holiday and makes a great focal point layered on a simple cork board label.

I thought that the little Volkswagen Beetle die cut would be great for a Father's Day card. Use letter stickers to create a sentiment that's a play on words, and you've got a fun card for any dad.

I am definitely not a baby card person! I never make them. It's not that I don't like baby cards, it's just that I don't ever buy product suitable for a baby card. So, incorporating a baby card for my 10 occasions was a good stretch for my creativity! I thought the "special delivery" die cut and stacked luggage die cut would super cute layered together! Add a "brand new" die cut and you get a congratulations on your new baby!

No set would be complete without a card for a child's birthday.
I was inspired by the green polka dot and orange patterned paper which works well with the lettering patterned papercreating a playful color scheme! Add in some star and candle motifs and you're ready to party!

Layering elements is definitely one of my favorite things to do on a card. When making a wedding card, I was thinking rich and vibrant colors, layered upon one another creating a bold foundation. I loved the little frame die cut and how it repeated the floral motif found in the floral patterned paper.

The painted clothespins are so fun! Plus, there are some great border stickers in this collection. Try using the clothespins to draw interest to miniature die cut flowers that would be lost in a larger project on this thank you card.

Color is a strong element in any design. Using patterned paper that has tints and tones of red and green paper along with a coordinating button set the festive mood for this Christmas card when using non-hoilday paper.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the number 10! Make sure to leave a comment below telling me which card you found most creative for a chance to win your own copy of Card Creations Volume 10.
You can increase your chances of winning by leaving comments on the blogs of the other fabulous designers too!

Emily Branch <--That's me!

Your next stop is the my fellow Avocado Arts pit crew team member and the super talented, Emily Leiphart.

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107 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea, Emily! Such a great way to challenge yourself and use up stash at the same time!

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  2. Emily Todd11 May, 2012

    Great idea! A card set would make a great gift.

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  3. I loved your non-traditional take on the new baby card. So clever!

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  4. love the cards-super cute!

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  5. SUCH a cool idea, and the results are fabulous!

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  6. You are brilliant! I think your idea to make all these cards from one paper collection is wonderful! I love ideas like these! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow, your cards are so cute! I didn't find one card most creative - I think they're all creative! I like how you used different patterns and colors on each of the cards!

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  8. I liked the doily flower!!

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  9. Such a fabulously good use you got out of those limited supplies! TFS =)

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us all!

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  11. Wonderful cards! I love the first one - perfect for Valentine's. I just adore that stamp set.

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  12. Those are all wonderful cards!

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  13. Greta cards Emily! Thanks for showing me how it IS possible to use just one collection to its maximum ability! Shows real creativity!!

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  14. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I think your most creative card is the baby card!

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  15. FUNtastic! love the layers and colors :)

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  16. Beautiful cards!! love the designs and the embellishments!

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  17. My favorite card (the most creative) I thought was your masculine birthday card. I love the cork paper and the way it's clipped on the side. Very nice. :)

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  18. That is such a fabulous idea - will make me look at my collections of stash completely differently. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Great cards! My favorite is that male birthday card with the cork. You did a wonderful job with this post!

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  20. love these! you rocked them! can't wait to see your work in this issue! Congrats!!! :)

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  21. Whoa, 10 cards?! I love the valentine's day card... that lawn fawn set is adorable :)

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  22. 10 cards from one collection and they are all fabulous! What a terrific group of cards - love them all!

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  23. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing them.

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  24. thank you for this! I have lots of collections that I use for one or two cards but it's so great to see how such a wide variety of themes can be made out of the same group of papers and embellishments! Wonderful inspiration!

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  25. Such a fun collection of cards!

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  26. Fab works, Emily! 10 gorgeous cards! :)

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  27. I REALLY like the new baby card. I'm so surprised how awesome this is without having any "baby" elements at all! Great work and inspiration, thanks!

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  28. you are a classic was my fave!

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  29. Wow they are all so wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Love all your cards! What a great way to use up some of your stash!

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  31. Great cards, and great ideas!

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  32. Wow--what a great group of cards!

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  33. Cute mail box & cork cards. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  34. Amazing!! Thanks for sharing your talent, Emily!

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  35. My craft room is full of stuff I've stashed away "just in case". The problem is that I can't find what I want when I need it. So I'm still never prepared.

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  36. Thanks for showing us a collection can be used for lots of different occasions when you stretch your creativity. Enjoyed your 10.

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  37. All the cards are great and I especially like the Special Delivery card. Very cute.

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  38. You went all out! I love this stash-stretching challenge :)

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  39. Brilliant! I've often thought of challenging myself to do the same thing - will try to use up my SC May kit this weekend! :) Wonderful cards!!

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  40. You are very ambitious and creative. great job!

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  41. Emily, I loved your interpretation on "10" and your baby card was particularly brilliant!

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  42. Love your Valentine's day card.

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  43. Love the idea of this challenge you gave yourself. Sold me on the paper while you were at it! ;) Your card are all darling-- Love your style! :)

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  44. Amazing creativity! Love your cards!

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  45. Wonderful idea to make the ten cards from one collection!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  46. Love all your layering. These cards are so cute, great use of paper and embellishments!

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  47. What a clever challenge you gave yourself! All of your cards are great, but the Valentine's Day card is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Wow! These cards are fabulous! And now, another paper collection to add to my wish list... :P

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  49. How very creative! A budget friendly project that resulted in a whole whack of great cards!

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  50. Those are some great cards! Great job with picking the colors and patterns.

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  51. This set would absolutely make a great gift for someone!!
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  52. Wonderful set of cards!

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  53. Wowzers! Love love love how you got that many cards from one collection! Great job & thanks for inspiring!

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  54. So many cute cards it's hard to pick a favorite....but I'm leaning towards the first one. That mailbox is just too cute!

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  55. beautiful cards! love the birthday card with lots a stars

    ~luanne

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  56. 10 cards for 10 occasions! You are fabulous! I like the dimensions and textures on Best Wishes. Mahalo for sharing.

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  57. All the layering is just fabulous! Hard to say which is the most creative - but the baby card is awesome. Love that it is not traditional. Thank for sharing all these cards!

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  58. Wow! love the various colors and style. thanks for sharing

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  59. Wow so many amazing cards...love the bright colours.

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  60. These cards are fabulous!

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  61. Fabulous set of cards, love the "You are a Classic" ~ the VW die is adorable :o)

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  62. I love the title of your blog! Fabulous cards!

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  63. Fantastic cards, Emily! I just love the idea of using what you have on hand and challenging yourself with that in mind...TFS!

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  64. Love all of these occasions cards! Great collection and very inspirational.

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  65. Sharon D11 May, 2012

    How fun to make so many different cards from the same papers - what a great challenge idea!
    And thanks for the chance to win a copy of the newest Card Creations!

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  66. Very creative, Emily! My fave card is the Valentine's card. :)

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  67. Great idea, I'm gonna have to try to do this! Nice cards!

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  68. Oh, Emily -- you're a card-makin' genius!! LOVE that you made such a variety of cards with just one collection!! Pure Awesomeness. And I love how you used the little clothespins to draw attention to the flower die-cuts -- what a great detail! Big hugs!! :o)

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  69. Your special delivery baby card is the most creative to me. However, don't count out your others though as they truly are all very cleverly done. Great set of 10!
    Thanks for the chance to win Card Creations, Emily!

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  70. My fav is the VW one!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  71. Love your ideas so using paper stash and love your layered cards! Thanks!

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  72. Awesome use of this collection! I love Crate Paper, and you've just shown that Storyteller great for all occasions. TFS your creativity with us!!

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  73. you are quite prolific. beautiful cards! thank you for sharing. rush88888@gmail.com

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  74. Everyone of these colors is bright and colorful. Love how you showed ten diffrent themes.

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  75. Great cards Emily, I especially like the Valentine's and Father's Day cards.

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  76. Love them all but my fave is the valentines mailbox card, It's adorable!!

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  77. What a great idea and such a range of cards for all occasions. Such wonderful cards. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the Card Creations magazine.

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  78. I love all the different ways you have incorporated ribbon into your projects! Gorgeous cards!

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  79. Emily, what a great idea to stick to only one pad of paper and use your stash!

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  80. Great cards! thanks!

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  81. I love the man's birthday card. That cork board paper is really fun. Thanks for sharing all of your lovely cards!

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  82. Such a great idea for your challenge. I love how you were able to make very feminine AND very masculine cards out of the same collection. Way to show its - and your - versatility!

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  83. This is a really interesting take on the theme...fabulous work, Emily!
    :)

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  84. What a neat way to use a collection! I'm inspired by your work and now want to do the same with a collection I have had for quite some time. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Great idea! I love the 1st card! It's so cute! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  86. Great idea! On my way upstairs to try it out. Thanks.

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  87. Great idea.Love all the cards you created with the limited supplies. TFS

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  88. Beautiful cards!!! Love all of them and your color choices on some of them are so inspirational! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  89. I think the most creative one is the one with the clothespins. I would never have thought about using the larger tag as a background or using 2 tags on a card!

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  90. Beautiful cards! Best Wishes is my fave, love the layering and stick pin!!!!

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  91. I love all the cards! They are so adorable and creative! The feminine birthday card is my favorite :)

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  92. I love the fun combinations of pattern on your card!

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  93. Wow, all 10 of your cards are so fabulous. Love how you do your layering. My favorite is the your a classic card. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  94. Nice cards! and great ideas! Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies!

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  95. My favorite is the one with hearts and a pin in the center!!!

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  96. These are amazing, Emily! I adore each one! You rock!

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  97. I love them all! I think the thank you card with the clothespins was the most creative. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. You are a Classic was the most creative--especially how that can be used for a Father's Day card! Love it!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Card Creations!

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  99. Fabulous! I really love your idea to create all ten cards from one collection. I think the most creative card is the baby card. Most baby cards are pastel and cutesy and not all recipients are the same!

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  100. Great cards. I absolutely love that corkboard paper!

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  101. Great idea and cards!

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  102. It's nice when you can find the perfect collection that allows for so much creativity! Great job!

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