Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Card Style!

Happy Thursday!

Have you seen this new Card Style magazine?! Wowza! It's chock full of goodness! (Is that an expression, chock full? Where does that come from?!) I got a copy the other day and I could not put it down! There's a little quiz at the beginning to find out what style you are: 1. fun & cute 2. clean & graphic 3. shabby & vintage 4. classy & elegant. Then the magazine is separated into four sections with tons of fabulous samples of each card style. I was lucky enough to get my Santa card published in the clean & graphic style, but now I'm dying to try out some more styles!

I think my favorite part of the magazine is where Kim Hughes uses one sketch and similar colors to create one card in each style, you can see some details here. That's my next goal! I'm going to play with a sketch and see if I can try to create four different cards with it, one in each style. Do you want to try too?!

And I'm still working on my stamp room. Still, you say? YES, still! lol! I had a punch dilemma and that has been solved, yippee! The last dilemma: 7,483 cards! Okay, maybe I'm exagerrating, but it doesn't feel like it. I sent like 300 to Operation Write Home last year, and I have another box just about ready to go. But I still need an easily accessible place for newly created cards, Etsy cards, cards separated by occasion, etc. I think I found a solution at The Container Store yesterday, but it's going to require me "reconfiguring it" (and yes, it won't be returnable if it doesn't work, ha!) so I'm building up the strength to attempt that now. Of course, in the meantime, I've started stamping again, so the neat and clean spaces from last week are no longer neat and clean, sigh. Such is the life, right?!

Okay, enough rambling! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi.
Accessories: Santa die-cut from Christmas Journal Table by Little Yellow Bicycle; ribbon from May Arts; metal clip from Making Memories; Dymo label-maker; dimensionals.


Deanna said...

Love it!

Whitney & Ryan said...

If the item you bought from the container store doesn't work try using cd boxes from Ikea. Super cheap and cards fit pretty well in them!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I just had to come over and have a peek at yours. I love the card so cute and I am jealous you found that magazine, I have been like a lunatic trying to find it around here.
When you try your new container solution for your cards ~ please let me know as I now have 4 full photo boxes filled with them. All broke down by occassion of course!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun, fun card!! I love how you made an adorable Christmas card without using a traditional image. So fun! And please, please share some photos of your stamping' room!!

kathleenh said...

I love your fun santa bingo card!

That must be quite a re-org you are doing in your craft room! Mine could really use one as well... I'm just not feeling inspired to go there right now.

~amy~ said...

Um, I use chock full all the time:). I must drive you blogging school teachers crazy with my lingo...haha

love your sweet card sista!!!!!

Savitri said...

The card is adorable. I love the colors. Very classy in my mind. Hip... yes hip!

I need something for my cards. I just toss them into a box. Kind of sad. I'd like to start selling some on Etsy too. Most of the time I donate them for auctions. I've sold a few here and there lately but maybe I should just advertise more and do it locally... easier I guess, no shipping.

Cindy Major said...

Congrats on your latest publication! Super cute card!! Love the idea behind this magazine, it looks pretty neat. I can never seem to find those locally, unfortunately...