Thursday, June 7, 2012

Practical Solutions

Today I have a few cards to share that were published in the recently released PaperCrafts publication - Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters

This card was accepted for the category - Paper Scraps -  and can be found on page 69

The 'Join Us' and 'for a Baby Shower' are from the Join Us Set by Waltzingmouse.  The cute giraffe is a Snag It stamp by Imaginisce.  The twine is from The Twinery.
Inside I stamped this line stamp to write the details of the shower on.  It is from the Victorian Fripperie  set by Waltzingmouse and I adhered a giraffe stamped and cut out from the patterned paper used on the front of the card. (PTI - Bitty Dot Basics)

My 2nd project was accepted for the Five for $5 section.  Where you had to make 5 cards and include the receipt showing that it cost no more than $5 to make all 5 cards!
My 5 little Valentine cards (each one is 2 1/2" x 4 1/4") actually only cost $3.07!    I found a wonderful piece of patterned paper by K & Co. at Michaels for 40 cents! (Postage Stamps from Sweet Talk Valentine's Day Collection) that was full of these little 1"x3" images.  I cut out 5 of them and layered them first to a panel of Scarlet Jewel card stock and then to the Vintage Cream card.  To finish them I just tied a narrow dotted satin ribbon around the top!
 These remind me of the little valentines we used to exchange with our classmates in elementary school  - putting them in brown paper lunch bags we decorated and hung on the wall in the back of the room! (one of our first craft projects right!?!!)
 These cards can be found on page 152 and 153.

The card stock and ribbon on these are from Papertrey Ink.

So that's it from me today!   Did you by any chance see these in the magazine??!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Laurel said...

Congrats on the pub, love your projects!

Shoregirl said...

I love your cards!! Love the triple stamped giraffe on the first one....what a great way to use smaller stamps!!! Everything is adorable!

~amy~ said...

Congrats Julia...they are all fantastic!

Annette said...

Congratulations Julia...they are all so awesome..

LeAnne said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Unfortunately, I look at so many blogs I have sworn off buying mags, but I will peek at it if I see it anywhere, LOL! Awesome ideas!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Congrats on the pubs, Julia! I love your cards!! How cute is that giraffe?!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats, Julia!!!! All your cards are are sooo talented, gf!!!

Pauline said...

Wow, congratulations Julia, I love these fab card! Love the baby card, with the sweet giraffes, and I love those 5 for a fiver cards too - my favourite is the dreamboat!

Lynda said...

Hi Julia, I have this mag, and I love your projects! Congrats on the publication.

Mara Campbell said...

Wonderful projects, congrats on the publications!!