Friday, October 4, 2013

Paper Crafts magazine presents: WCMD Blog Hop with the Winners of the 2012 WCMD Contest!


Hello and welcome to the World Card Making Day Blog Hop with the Winners of the 2012 World Card Making Day Contest! All 20 of us are delighted to be participating in this hop today. We've made cards in our winning category which means I'll be sharing a Hello/Thinking of You card. As you hop along, each of us will have some card-making advice for you as we approach World Card Making Day itself - click here to join the blog tour tomorrow - as well as the deadline for the 2013 World Card Making Day Contest!
The card I'm sharing with you today features Mama Elephant stamps. I thought it would be fitting following this week's announcement. Instead of writing about how I made the card, how 'bout a quick video?



Here are some stills of my card:



My advice on how to win the 2013 World Card Making Day Contest would be to create as if you were submitting to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. After all, the winning cards will be published. However, these cards will be judged in person so make sure that you are using quality products that are current. If you make a mistake or there's even a slight smudge, start over with a clean slate. Follow the design principles and create in your own personal style. Don't try to mimic what's been done before or something you believe will win. Create when you're feeling your best so you can do your best. If you're inspired, make one card for every category. Spread out your chances, i.e. don't dump all your eggs in one basket. Most importantly, have fun! Best of luck to all of you who enter this year's contest. I hope you get that email on decision day. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit Paper Crafts Connection and comment for a chance to win one of three prizes. Next on the hop is my sweet friend Heather Hoffman!

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27 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card, Emily!

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a super cute card, Emily! The row of animals in different colors looks awesome! I'm glad you were able to fit the skunk into the space...he's super cute. Great video! I liked seeing how you layer your sentiments.

Lisa M said...

Oh my word...super SUPER cute!! Your advice and video tutorial as well as still photos were incredibly fun and inspiring. Job well done on your win too! :)

Pamela said...

Ahhhh you cut your stamps!!!!!!!!

Jamie said...

Super cute card:)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a sweet card, Emily! Thank you again for the video...I always enjoy them!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cute card and I love the tip for cutting apart stamps crookedly...not that I'm going to do it...but if I ever do, I will do it crooked. ;)

Sue D said...

Very cute critters on your card.

coco said...

What a bunch of cuties those critters are! Sweet card!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Adorable card. Thanks so much for the tips.

Alexia Misso said...

So cute! Love your card! Thanks for sharing with us!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

This is so sweet!!! Love it!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Those little guys are adorable. Cute card. TFS

Noreen said...

I like how you kept it clean and simple, even with the colorful little animals.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Lindsey said...

Love this, Em! The colours are so fresh and bright, and those little overlapped animals are the cutest. :)

Tona said...

What a fun card!

TJ Butler said...

This is absolutely stinkin cute!! Love the little animals and the greeting!!

Dodge3670 said...

Adorable little critters. Nice colors too! Lynn G.

Carol McCready said...

Pretty card. Enjoyed the video.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on winning!
Your card is so cute. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing all the tips! :)

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Denise Luscan said...

Such a cute card!

Scrapycandy said...

Really good advice! Thank you!

Renee said...

This is such a cute card~! Thanks for the submitting tips!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love the fun colors - so perfect for fall!! Thanks for the tips as well!!

Katie said...

Great card! Love the different colors. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.