Well, it’s a great day for a Blog Hop.
Today, I’m joining up with Paper Crafts magazine and 11 other fantastic crafters for a blog hop in honor of 350 Cards & Gifts, the magazine’s newest special issue.
If you are a paper crafter and are looking for an issue that is jammed packed with cute, fun and easy paper crafted gift ideas, this one is for you. I like this issue because it gives you a ton of great ideas. From card sets to food wraps, there is a little something for everyone.
I am mostly a card maker. I have to say this issue kind of recharged my juices and reminded me to make something non-card more often. It’s just fun to do something different.
The issue is in craft stores now and on newstands all over. It can also be purchased in the Paper Crafts magazine online store by going here.
Today, all 12 of the blog hop’s participants are making something based on one of the downloadable patterns from the issue that you can find here.
I was asked to make something using Julie Campbell’s Book Gift Card Holder (p. 44). Little did the editor Kelly know when she asked that the project is one of my favorites in the issue. Hee hee hee.
I thought Julie was so clever to make a gift card holder shaped like a book. Check out the pattern page and you can get a sneak peek of Julie’s. It’s just so cool.
Anyway, this is my take on her project.
I did the cover a little different and instead went with one piece of paper rather than two. Then, I just applied letter stickers on the paper. I also doctored the image (from a piece of paper from Webster’s Pages Yacht Club collection) with a freehand cut heart and red gem.
For the seam of the book, I used Washi tape. I had considered book binding tape, but I had a roll of Washi tape on hand so I went with that instead.
Be sure to hit the blogs of all the participants in today’s Blog Hop and leave a comment on them.
- Betsy Veldman
- Kalyn Kepner
- Kim Hughes
- Chan Vuong
- Teri (<—– That’s me!)
- Vanessa Menhorn
- Kristin K. Tierney
- Lucy Abrams
- Ashley C. Newell
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Jessica Witty
- Latisha Yoast
Each of us are giving away a copy of the 350 Cards & Gifts special issue. Yep, me, too!
You’ll also want to stop by the Paper Crafts blog and leave a comment there for a chance at a fun giveaway there. Here is a sneak peek of the prize-a-roo.
You have until midnight (MDT) on Sunday, April 10, to comment on all the blogs!
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by today!