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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. Love your work – it is “simply” elegant!
    Love how the word shine is bigger than life and goes over the edges! Nice Job!!!

  2. Love the Diamond card. The Creative Card Challenges would be such a nice win for me. It would help me with ideas. I have a hard time coming up with original ideas.
    Thank you for your nice giveaway!

  3. I don’t listen to music much so I’m not very familiar with the song, but I sure love the card you created!

  4. I sooooo enjoyed your whole blog. YOU are one creative woman, such an amazing sense of style & design. Your card was my fave…I love all the white and what you did with Adobe and then how the little stamped diamond pops!!!! WONDERFUL – thank you!!!!!

  5. I love the simplicity of this card. And you, my dear, crack. me. up!!! Oh, and…pick me, pick me!!! Please?! 🙂

  6. Loving that fabulous scripty font and adorable sparkly diamond! And I do the same with songs. My coworkers are always thrilled when my enthusiasm for a particular tune starts to wane! 🙂

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