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I’m a creature of habit. When I like something, I use it until I’m sick and tired of it. For the last few weeks, I’ve been playing Diamonds by Rihanna over and over…and over. It’s pretty annoying actually. Luckily for those around me, I’m reaching the end of my love affair with this song, so I figured I should immortalize the lyrics with this simple card.

The motivation for my lyric themed card came from today’s Paper Crafts Magazine blog hop. Along with nine other crafty girls, I’m celebrating the latest issue of PC Mag: 75 Creative Card Challenges. I just had a chance to page through the issue and it’s really, really good, people. Really!

Here’s hoping my design for the blog hop would make Ri-ri proud!

Shine Bright Like a Diamond Card

I designed the card using Adobe Illustrator, then added a stamped diamond image from My Cute Stamps Celebrate Chandelier stamp set.  Some Diamond Stickles added much needed sparkle to the card…and that’s it.

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

If you’re feeling lucky and would like to win your own issue of 75 Creative Card Challenges, you can enter to win by leaving a comment here. I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday, January 14.

Win an issue of Paper Crafts Magazine 75 Creative Card Challenges

Comments close on Sunday, January 13, midnight EST

Now, off you go to visit the rest of the designer joining in on today’s blog hop:

Heather Campbell

Chan Vuong

Lorena Cantó Lavería

Laura Bassen

Julia Stainton

Kim Hughes

Sarah J. Moerman

Emily Branch

Vera Wirianta Yates


  • Today, I’m traveling to the CHA Trade Show in Anaheim! I can’t wait to see all the awesome product! I’ll be sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Join me!
  • Drawn Together is still going strong. After my trip to Connecticut, I still have hundreds of art kits that will be assembled and distributed over the coming months. Yesterday, the Newtown Bee published a brief article about the Drawn Together program we held at the C.H. Booth Library. Check it out here! (There’s a misprint stating that donations came from Florida residents and I’m not sure how that made it in. Please know that every single one of your donations is appreciated!)

Keep on crafting with these other posts

147 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop

  1. I do believe Ri-ri would heartily approve! Well, maybe not the part about you getting a bit tired of the song (ha!), but I think she’d love the card. I’m always happy to see cards designed and printed from the computer. We forget we have that wonderful tool at hand. Very nicely done. The Stickles really drove the point home.

  2. This is stunning, and I´m in total awe about how you made that diamond look. Really simple, but oooooh so elegant. Awesome work.

  3. Love the card! Your work is wonderful…thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Hope you have a lovely time at could you not!

  4. Simple yet nothing short of stunning! Great work on your card. Sometimes less is more and in this case it is so true! 🙂

  5. I love this song, and your card! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win. Hope you had a BLAST at CHA.

  6. Love the card, and how you used an icon instead of the actual word! So cute!! Where did you find the Shine stamp, it is awesome!!! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! –Nicole

  7. I, too, like to have little gifts ready to give a friend or my Bible study group gals. Thanks for the ideas you share.

  8. I’ve had that shine bright like a diamond lyric in my head for 3 days …. Can’t seem to stop humming it! Beautiful card to I immortalize it. I need to plug in my iPod and get a new tune going.

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