Friday, October 4, 2013

World Card Making Day 2012 Winner Blog Hop!!

Welcome to My Wise Designs!

The good news? You made it to the end! The bad news? You made it to the end

If you're following the Blog Hop list, you should have come from the blog of Stasia Sloma.

Designers in this Blog Hop...

I want to take you back a year to last World Card Making Day. I only get to see my boyfriend on the weekends and I decided to stay home so I could participate! That day in the mail, I just happened to get the washi tape and the stamp that I used on my card. Fast forward a month when acceptance e-mail went out. We had just got back from a cruise and I checked my e-mails and didn't see anything. In the next couple hours, I kept receiving 40+ more e-mails at a time. I was sitting, waiting for the boyfriend to get out of the bathroom when I saw it... I freaked out! It was just as exciting as I always dreamed it would be!

This was not only my first World Card Making Day, but it was my first time being published as well!

I of course framed my card, the issue and the letter from Paper Crafts Magazine!

Here's my card, up close!

Don't forget to enter the World Card Making Day contest! Remember, you can't win unless you enter! It is a nerve wracking thing to submit a card, but.. do it anyway! Don't be afraid that it's not good enough or people won't like it. As submitters, we don't know exactly what they're looking for! My advice for helping your card to be picked is look at the trends right now. Whether it be scrapbooking trends, or patterns in fashion, you card needs to have something that stands out! Think outside of the box. Don't do something you've seen. Make a card that you yourself would want to receive! And as always, don't forget, have fun with it!

Check out the rules and the HUGE prize package, World Card Making Day 2013!

Who's ready for a card?!

Like last years card, I used lots of patterns. I knew the sentiment I wanted to use and then found this INCREDIBLY cute camera paper by Bella Blvd. in their "Snapshots" Collection, called My Point of View.

Is that paper not to die for?

The chevron paper is also from Bella Blvd. and it's called Daily Chevies. They have them in all colors too! The pink polka dot is from My Mind's Eye and it's from the collection "Kate & Co.". The cute vertical strips are Fancy Pants' "Memories Captured" line and the paper is called My Camera.

 The note tag is from Elle's Studio. If you haven't seen their products, go check them out! This tag is from their "Chic Note Tags".

The sentiment is 2 separate stamps. The smile is from an old Fiskars set and the "It's your Birthday" is from our prize last year from Lil' Inker Designs.

I stitched every paper together with a zig zag stitch and then stitched around the sides!

Don't forget to check back in with Paper Crafts Connection, they're having a giveaway! GO GO GO!