Friday, February 17, 2012

Paper Crafts WCMD Winners Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the WCMD Winners Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Kelley Eubank's blog, you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go to the Paper Crafts Blog.

Last year Paper Crafts magazine held it's annual World Card Making Day contest and I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the winners. So today all 20 winners are participating in a blog hop to celebrate!  And there are lots of giveaways along the way too...we were given a very generous prize package and wanted to share some of it with all of you. :)

Here's a picture of my winning card in the magazine...



My favorite thing about this card is the twine border, so I decided to create a card to share today that features using twine in a fun way.  And it also features my all-time favorite color combo of green and blue. :)



I started out by freehand stiching a "U" on a kraft tag using some twine. Then I white embossed the word "thank" from the Hero Arts Essential Messages stamp set. To create the zig zag pattern I cut a bunch of 1" squares and then cut them in half diagonally to form triangles.  Then just assemble them in a zig zag pattern...so simple!

And what's a celebration without a little giveaway!  One winner will receive a copy of the Paper Crafts March/April 2012 issue, the American Crafts Party Animal stamp set, and two American Crafts Pigment Inks.



Just leave a comment on this post by Monday, February 20th at Midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 22nd. (International readers welcome!)

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Laurie Willison.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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Stephanie said...

Gorgeous card Kelly!
Love it!!
Congrats again on your win!! :-)

Natka said...

My congratulations to you! I love the christmas card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how CAS both of these cards are. Your work is beautiful and every piece is perfectly placed. Fabulous technique!

N@ said...

oh, your idea for a chevron motif is awesome! congrats for your win, and thank you for the chance here

Tanja said...

I love the use of twine in both cards and the green and blue in the second card are gorgeous!

Hussena said...

Such a Gorgeous Card...Love your Color Combo and Design....Thanks for Sharing!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

LOVE your cards!! The twine is really cool and I'm so loving those sweet trees!

Carol said...

Great cards!! Love the use of the twine!

Carole W. said...

Love the color combo in your Thank U card!

Fifi said...

always love your style, and thanks for the chance for we internationals

Emily Todd said...

Love the buttons and twine on your thank you card!

Lisa Echerd said...

Wonderful use of twine. Congratulations!

Michele from MS said...

Ohhhh I love the border too! The twine is such a nice touch. Great idea to use it as the "U"!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win fabulous prizes!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Rochelle said...

So clever! I'm inspired! The colors, the stitching and everything...wonderful!

designbydonna said...

Love both the cards. Clever use of twine. Congrats on getting published.

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty!!! I love that color combo too! Congrats on your win!!!

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Alex said...

I would have never thought to use twine as a border, great cards. Congrats!

Anne said...

What a great way to use the bakers twine. You have given me some great ideas.

cathi said...

What a lovely tag on the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Agata said...

Congrats on your win, Kelly! So much deserved! Love your creations!

judy said...

Congratulations, Kelly on your win!
I love your WCMD card and the new
one you created.

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great cards, Kelly! I'll have to try your way of making the zig zag pattern - it looks wonderful.

Amrita said...

great cards! love the colors and the chevron pattern.

Angie said...

Your cards are sooooo pretty!!!! I just love the first one!!!! I might have to CAS this for my March CCChallenge at SCS!!!! I know the 2nd one was not easy! I used this technique and had a very hard time getting the chevrons to match up! Fun prize too!!!!

Lizscraps said...

clever cards. can see why you won, congratulations!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards. Love the use of the twine and the cool calm colors.

Kelly Jo said...

what a beautiful card! Congrats on being published.

Carrie said...

Love the Thank U Card what a great idea! THanks for the opportunity!

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Congrats, Kelly! I just love your cards, especially your brilliant chevron border!

Marlena M. said...

Excellent use of twine in both cards! I really love your first card-it's so serene. ;)

Becky Garrison said...

Your cards are adorable! Congratulations!

Kristen said...

I love the clean look of both of your cards.

hellen5 said...

The Thank U card is different, but I love the Christmas card!!! I would make that.

Annette said...

very pretty cards...thanks for sharing...

Lin said...

Congratulations, Kelly, on your WCMD win! Love that card and this one, too - the colors make me smile!

Melanie Rozwood said...

Those cards are really nice. I like how you offset some of the striped paper.

Molossus said...

These are both awesome cards!

Ashley said...

I love how you used the bakers twine on your cards!!!

sanketi said...

Love you work..nice cards!

Nancy L. said...

i also love that color combo!

Jacque said...

i really love the thank you card! congratz!

lisa j said...

Love the twine and blue and green are my favorite colors!

Meghan said...

I love everything about this card! Congrats!

Renita Y in Pgh said...

Congratulations on winning! Love your cards!

Judy said...

What a great way to use twine. Love the stitching and diagonals on your card.

AmyJ said...

Hopping around...I love the soft colors you used. They paired just right. Thank you for the inspiration.,

calamity jane said...

Wonderful cards Kelly!! Love using twine myself! Thanks for sharing and congrats one being one of the WCMD winners! You deserved it!

Cyndi S said...

Wonderful cards.
cstephenson at q dot com

Theresa said...

Kelly, that thank you card is adorable. I love your use of twine and your combination of colors!

Tifany said...

Love that color combo - great card!

Ronnie Bear said...

Hi Kelly !! I am a new stamper, but after all the cards I have seen in books and on blogs, I have never seen anyone use the twine as a frame. Nice work - and congratualtions on the win!! I hope to be in your place one of these days !!

erin lee creative said...

beautiful! I LOVE TWINE TOO! Congrats on winning!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats Kelly! Both cards are adorable!

Ange said...

Those cards are great! Really love the addition of twine, really sets them off.

coco said...

Sweet cards! Congratulations on being a WCMD champ!

*Alison* said...

love the way you used the twine.. so fun! :) thanks so much for the chance to win! hugs
familybubbles at hotmail dot com

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful cards, love them!! congrats on your publication :) and a chance to win :) ♥

Melissa said...

Very pretty cards!

Jessica said...

LOVE your cards, they're so fun! congrats on your WCMD win!!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Both cards are stunning. I am glad you explained how to make the zigzag border!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

I love the way you used the twine! I am a little unsure, but you've given me inspiration!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

Really like how you used the twine for the u. Love the cut out trees.

Lisa Angela said...

Love the touch of twine on your cards , simply cute!! Congrats on winning!

Heather said...

I also love the green and blue color combo. It is an amazing card.

Leanne said...

Glad I'm free to be able to hop today. Beautiful cards.

Jen said...

Love the green and blue also and done so beautifully! Congrats on winning!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Great cards! Love the color combo and how you used the twine! Congrats on winning!

DonnaSue said...

My favorite color combo! Thanks!

Caryn S said...

Neat color combo! The white background makes it pop even more and I like all of the different elements you used on both cards.

Mom to Deanna said...

Enjoyed your card, like the idea of lettering with twine.

Jenny said...

The thank you card is my favorite. I just might have to steal your idea. :) Thanks for sharing.

MrsBeasley said...

Love the idea of handstitching. Congrats.

UnikeByYes said...

The winning card is really neat! And I love how you use twine in both, TFS, i am a new follower and sure to come back,
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

connie said...

beautiful card! love the stitching.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable thank you card, Kelly! I love your hand-stitched U, so clever! Congrats on your win and thanks for the chance to win goodies!!

Amber S said...

Congrats, love your card!

Lillian Child said...

Always such a pleasure dropping by your blog, Kelly, and congrats on your WCMD win -- these cards are just precious!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous cards! Congrats!

mtscrapgal said...

I like using the twine for a border too. It's great for masculine cards, for sure.Your chevron pattern was very clever. Thanks Kelly.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Ooohhh! I love green and blue! And I love your zig zag pattern, and how you used your twine (in both cards)!!!

Jan said...

Love the cards, thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your win! I love the subtle music bg on your winning card, and today's card is bright and fun. :)

Sandy said...

I love your zig zag!

Dolli said...

I really like the use of the twine for a frame.

Anita said...

Lovely cards, congrats.

Pam W Merwin said...

Your published card is beautiful - and love the zig zag design you created on your thank you card!

Peggy B said...

Thank U for sharing your talents with us. Very inspiring!

Scrapycandy said...

Just terrific! And this really set my mind in motion! Thank you so much!

marilyn said...

Great cards -- thanks for sharing such cool ways to use twine. Congratulations on your win!

cwooding said...

Your trees came out really cute.

Laura said...

Love your trees! great job on the card! congrats

Helen F. said...

Kelly your cards are all so great. Congrats on your win and thanks for the chance to win!

Auntie Em said...

Your Season's Greetings card is so pretty! I love the music notes background and the twine does make a sweet frame for those pretty trees.
Your thank-U card is so cute with the stitching.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Ange Kelly said...

That colour combo is amazing, and both cards a beautiful!

Rebecca W said...

Awesome cards- I really like the thanks one. Thanks for the giveaways.

Chris said...

Love the zig zag pattern! Thanks for sharing.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love that color combo! My computer won't let me see the rest of your cards, but I'm sure they are great!

buglvr2010 said...

Fabulous card!

Michelle said...

Kelly, I absolutely love your WCMD winning card, so lovely! I also love your new version - chevrons, buttons, and twine in a super colour combo, gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards dearie!!! Congrats!!! Yay!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

U made an adorable card...love the twine! Hugs! Leah Ann

LC said...

What a great way to use twine. Thanks for sharing with us.

~amy~ said...

super fun cards!!!

Michele said...

Really pretty cards! Love the colors!

Cathy said...

Love the use of twine as a frame and the blue and green combo! Congrats on your win.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your win - you deserve it! Your cards are amazing! Love the twine "u" and that zig zag pattern - thanks for the tip :)

reen said...

Nicely done! And you used my favorite color combination.

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful cards Kelly! Love the twine art!

Toni K said...

I LOVE your cards! Both of them! Congrats!

Luanne said...

Congratulations to you! you made a very beautiful card. Love the clean design.

Sharon Jones said...

Such creative talent, Kelly! I really love the colors, too!! Congrats on winning, gf!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your zigzag green & blue is A*May*Zing! I LOVE IT - how cool is that ... I can't wait to borrow that idea! Thank you - and congrats on the win :)

Crafty Lady said...

I was amazed when I saw your with the baker's twine frame... It is so incredibly straight!

raquelmason.stampinup.net said...

What a great idea to make the rick rack pattern with a square cut in half diagonally. Thanks for the chance to win.

fun stamping said...

Great cards - love those colors! Congratulations on your win and thanks so much for the chance to win!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations! I love the twine too. I also really like that donkey stamp in your give-away. My g-pa used to tell his children and then his grandchildren stories about his donkey. :)

Barbara said...

Great use of the baker's twine on both cards. Love them and baker's twine, too!

FrancineB said...

Love the stitched U on the tag. Nice design.

Emily H said...

I love the color combos you chose!

Connie said...

Congrats on your win! I can see why they chose you. I love your use of twine in the card also. What an amazing feeling that must be to be published. Very exciting. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

m said...

I love the twine border- I just have to use your idea on my next card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon D said...

Big congrats again on your WCMD win, Kelly! I love your winning card - so pretty! And what a cute card for today too - great colours, fab zig zag and fun stitching!
Be sure to count me out of your prize drawing! :)

Diana N. said...

Cute cards. Love how you made the zigzags!

Natalie said...

Cute card! I love your zig zag technique - really cute! THanks for the chance to win. :)

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the colors and the chevron in the new card!!

Pam and Presley said...

Congrats!! Cute cards thank you for sharing

Pam Barker
barker3angels@gmail.com

www.craftswithpamandpresley.blogspot.com

marymac said...

Loved how you use twine on both cards.

Cassie said...

super fun - i love the chevrons on the second card!

Jeana said...

Love your card! The colors look so good together!

Patricia Folchert said...

Love your cards! Congratulations! Keep me out of the drawing, I'm a fellow winner.

Kathyb said...

I never thought to use twine as a frame - great idea!

BleedingBlack said...

I love your card!!

Cynthia B. said...

Great uses of the baker's twine! I've been quite the hoarder of the stuff myself, so it's great to see cool ways to use it on projects. Thanks for the idea - and congrats!

Amy said...

Love the baker's twine border and the homemade chevrons!

Tona said...

Great color combo & I love the chevrons.

pamela said...

Oh wow I love the card! The thank-you card is super cute and I think I might just steal that idea for a birthday card for a friend!

Synthia said...

Cute. Love the chevron idea

Synthia said...

Cute. Love the chevron idea

Kris said...

Love both cards! So eye catching! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Dawn C. said...

I love your cards and your color combinations. Congratulations on winning! Thanks for sharing!

mkayob said...

Love your card Cong. on your win

Heather Maria said...

Wow Kelly, both of your cards are wonderful! Fab designs and I love your use of baker's twine! Big congrats on your WCMD win! Thanks so much for the chance to win your very generous prize:)

JaniceA said...

Congrats on your win and I think both cards are great. I have to start using twine more. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Both your cards are so sweet, but i especially love your Thank U card. Am totally in love with the hand-stitched U :)

Sue D said...

Great way to use twine in both cards!
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Judi said...

Love both cards but I'm with you on the blue/green one

Kristin said...

Congrats! Your winning card is just gorgeous, I love how you used the twine. Great job!

cassie d'ambrosio said...

beautiful cards, Kelly!
The muted music note background is gorgeous

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

O my! These cards are gorgeous! Love how you included twine.

Jillwag said...

You have a nice blog! Congrats on your publish in the Paper Crafts magazine! Fun to follow the hop! like the colors in your card for your magazine entry! The twine is definitely a cute effect!

T to the Essa said...

Holy crap your cards are ADORABLE!! I love your use of twine in both of them and the zig-zag pattern is totally cute.

Natasha G.P. said...

Your twine add so much! LOVE IT.

reddbudd said...

The thank you card is great. Congrats on your win

polite said...

Nice twine detail! Great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

What great cards...thanks for the great idea on how to make the zig-zag border. Congrats on being a winner!

sharon g said...

The tree card is my favorite. So natural and pretty.

karenelr said...

Congrats on your winning! I am impressed with the beautiful details in your cards! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the twine! Congrats on your win, and thank you for the chance to win the prize! ;o)

Ruby Craft said...

Great way to use the twine. Love the blue and green combo too! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee said...

Fabulous card! thanks!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Stitching with twine! Love the colors also.

lnicasio said...

Would have never thought to use squares to create zig zags! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Mc said...

FIrst of all, congrats on being a WCMD winner. You certainly deserve it, Kelly. Your Season's Greetings card is adorable but your "thank U" card is ingenius. Can't believe you cut all those squares and then in half to create the zig-zag pattern (thought it was a die). Thanks so much for the chance to win awesome prizes!

Chunyuan said...

congrats on your win. Fab card.

Lilly said...

This card is adorable!
And congrats!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness I love the thank you card!!! Thanks so much and congratulations!
Lisa

Bhawana said...

Congratulations Kelly for your winning. Cards are awesome. Loved that echo park paper zig zag and "U" with twinery. And you something I am married to my master degree sweetheart :).

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RachelB said...

Beautiful cards!

NLR said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on your win and thanks for sharing!

Carmen said...

Both your cards are wonderful - especially the Christmas one. Great job!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Kelly! Congrats on your win! SO happy for you! Love both cards so! I love the twine border and the U!

SueB said...

great cards, both ... and thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp; I need to try my hand at a zig zag card!

Svetlana said...

Congrats! Your card is really great!
Svetlana xx

Isha said...

Always love the inspiring ideas of yours. TFS

Lindasue said...

Love your clever Thank U card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us. Congrats again.

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous cards. I love your use of twine. :) Ann Y.

Noreen said...

The combination of shapes and colors make a very interesting card!

Bethany Becker said...

Great use of twine. Love your card

Angela said...

I love your use of twine on the cards! Your thank you card is super fun! Love those colors too and love the way you made your chevron pattern with the triangles! BRILLIANT!

pcm said...

that twine border is fab! Love the colors too! congrats!

lynda said...

Both cards are so pretty! I like your way of making a chevron pattern.

Tiffany said...

Congrats to you, Kelly! Love both of your cards!! The use of the twine is fabulous!

Robin Gibson said...

Very cute cards! Congrats on your win!

Susan said...

Love the subtle stamped note background on your Christmas card as well as the overall design. Your use of twine on both cards is wonderful! Love the blue and green colour combo too. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway!

Dana Forster said...

Congrats!. Love your color combos. Beautiful cards Kelly

Elaine said...

Congratulations, great colour combination, love blue and green together. I would never have thought to use twine like that,

Mandi said...

Adorable cards. I love what you did with the baker's twine.

Karen said...

Twine as a border--how ingenious! I gotta do that. It's already past my bedtime, but it's definately on my to-do list for tomorrow!

msqiia said...

Simplistic, creative and inpsirational.

Domka said...

I like the christmas threes on your card... My congratulations to you!

CorinaT said...

Love your use of the twine.....that "U" is fab!!

Stampin_melissa said...

How cute! Love that stitched U. Congrats on winning and thank you for the opportunity to win too. :)

charli said...

Congrats--love your work!

Michelle said...

Love what you did with twine!

Tanya Banana said...

the donkey in that stampset is darling i want it tdleavitt106@hotmail.com

osirisandloki said...

congrats! i am loving your CAS designs!!!

Linda said...

I love your cards, too! Thanks for sharing.

Jasmine said...

Congrats! I love the use of twine for the letter 'u,' and I LOOOVE greens-blues-teals as a color combination. (My study/craft room has that color scheme!) :D

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...so love your choices of colors!

Shemaine Smith said...

What a cute card! I was gone all weekend, glad I didn't miss out!

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