Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters, Vol. 2 Pubs

Since I shared some January pubs yesterday, I thought it made sense to share another card that was in the Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters, Vol. 2 that hit newsstands on 12/31! :)

This submission call actually came before the January call and was my first experience in having multiple cards in an issue. Talk about a cool thrill – I had three cards in all! We were in Florida visiting my family over the summer when the call came out and although I’d packed some crafty supplies so my mom, sisters and I could have some craft days, I had to be resourceful. That’s essentially the concept of the issue so it helped me get some ideas going and find a way to stretch my supplies!

My favorite card has to be this Cherry Blossom Kindness card that appears in the DIY Embellishments section. I also had another card in the embellishments section and one in the scraps section  (but you’ll have to check out the issue!). So fun to stretch and challenge your self with your supplies!

Cherry Blossom Kindness

The reason I love this card is because I used a branch from my Mom’s yard and seashells from her collection that she’d gathered on the sunny beaches of Florida! She is a sea shell jewelry expert so I definitely felt out of my depth when trying to glue these shells together, but as soon as I saw them I knew they’d make perfect cherry blossoms! My Mom was there to watch and encourage me the whole way as I was putting them together – whew! Fun (or not so fun) fact: Bringing this home the branch broke right in the center so I had to replace it when I got home (after I’d found out it had been accepted). Luckily my Mom saved my behind and mailed me extra shells and branches to fix it! :)

So, if you’ve ever thought about submitting, or wanted to see your cards in print I’m here to tell you to GO FOR IT!

Supplies: (All supplies Stampin’ Up!)

CS: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: Pear Pizzaz

Stamps: Heartfelt Thoughts

Misc: tree branch, seashells; Quick Dry glue; half back pearls (SU)

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