Paper: Paper Crafts Magazine Card Creations 10 Blog Hop

May 11, 2012

Hey there!

Long time to see, right? After many weeks of wedding planning and preparation, our Big Day has come and gone — and it was FABULOUS!!!! I’ll be sharing photos and projects from the wedding in a few weeks, but in the meantime, I am back to blogging with a super fun post!

Today, along with 9 other designers, I’m celebrating the 10th issue of Paper Crafts Magazine’s Card Creations issue. I just got my copy in the mail and IT. IS. AWESOMESAUCE.

 If you don’t have a copy yet, today’s blog hop will be the perfect opportunity to jump start your mojo! We’re all creating projects around the theme of “10” to commemorate this special milestone issue.
Before I share my cards for this blog hop, I first have to share one of my cards that is published in Card Creations 10.  It is my favorite of all the ones I have in the issue!!
It took me a while to create this one, but I had so much fun combining the jar stamps with elements from other sets (like PTI’s Background Basics: Gingham for the jar lid) to create a pretty darn cute PB & J pairing!
Now for my “10” themed cards for our little blog hop!
I created these simple baby cards using a really fun technique that is a total throwback to my childhood! Instead of using stamps to create the little footprints and those ten little toesies  – I actually inked up my HAND and “stamped” them onto the card!
To keep the “10” theme going, I printed out a cute poem that I found on the internet – how perfect!!
Here’s a photo of how the hand-inking worked. By inking the outside of my fist, I was able to simulate the look of a footprint! Then – with my pinky finger, I “stamped” 10 little toes! I remember doing this as a kid and it was just as fun to do it now!
*Tip*: Pigment inks work best for this – I use Impress Fresh Inks. I tried with dye inks and the impression was a bit blotchy.

Now before you head off for more ten-spiration (haha – get it?!) – be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Card Creations 10! You have until Sunday at Midnight (EST) to leave your comments and I’ll announce a winner on Monday!

5/11/12 at 1:50pm EST UPDATE  – You have until Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 5pm MDT (that’s 8pm EST) to leave your comments! Then I’ll announce the winner!

Off you go to see what the rest of these fabulous ladies have in store for you!

124 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Magazine Card Creations 10 Blog Hop”

  1. Love the hand stamped footprints, thanks for the inspiration.

    Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed the wedding celebrations and got some well deserved rest on the honeymoon.

  2. Congratulations on your marriage!! I can’t wait to see pictures because I’m sure it was a drop dead gorgeous day!!!
    Love your cards!! Oh the baby ones are sooooo sweet!!!! Adorable!!!

  3. Love love love your PB & J card! Super cute! And I like your idea for making baby feet! I used to do that all the time as a kid on the frosted windows in our car… Brought back a fun memory!

  4. Congrats on your wedding and your cards in the magazine!
    I love those baby cards!! I remember doing that too, but never thought about it for a card – what a great idea. And that poem inside is perfect for it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Congratulations on your marriage, Amber! I was just thinking about you the other day hoping that everything was going well for you. I’m so glad to here that it has! Enjoy the newlywed glow!!!

  6. Sweet cards Amber!!!
    Love how you did the baby footprints….in my home country, the eastern part of India, we used to make God footprints on the floor for a fesitval in the same way you did it…just brought back the memories.

  7. You are always SUPER duper creative!! How cute is this idea!! FABULOUS!! Can’t wait to see photos from your special day!!! Enjoy the newlywed days–don’t let them pass by too quickly! 🙂

  8. Congratulations on your marriage! I’m sure it was gorgeous and I look forward to seeing pictures. Love the PB&J card – very creative and I love this adorable baby card also very creative! You’ve been missed!

  9. Super cute cards and only you would manage to coordinate your nail polish with the ink color that you would be getting all over your hands! 🙂

  10. So funny – I remember making footprints like that when I was a kid – on fogged windows. Loved the way it turned out on the baby cards! The PB and J card is adorable too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Congrats on the wedding! I am so glad to see you back. Great cards, too! I used to make the footprints like that all the time when I was younger.

  12. Love, LOVE you PB&J card!! I remember doing the “foot” prints too…really fun and cute cards! Have an employee expecting twins and these will work beautifully! TFS!

  13. Welcome back, Amber, and congratulations on your recent marriage! Eagerly awaiting your wedding post with pictures of the happy couple. Your PB & J jars are adorable, and your “handmade” footprints are to die for. Love the inside sentiment also. No surprise as I always look forward to seeing your creations. Thanks for the chance to win Card Creations!

  14. Love your PB and J card and baby card. Find it interesting that you are a therapist too–I’m a physical therapist who “crafts” as my own personal therapy! I think being “crafty” is a great way to relieve pain!

  15. OK – that PB&J card is beyond adorable; LOVE!!

    Love the baby cards; precious!!

    Congrats on your “big day”; can’t wait to see photos!!!

  16. I totally did that as a kid, too!! Always loved that look and it’s perfect for a baby card!!!

    In other news, I’m excited to see and hear wedding news. I *know* it was beyond faboo!!!!

  17. I remember doing this when I was little too! Although your version looks a lot more elegant than the ones I used to do on the foggy bus window on the way to school 🙂

  18. First, I want to wish you and your new hubby all the best on your recent nuptials! So exciting 🙂

    Love your cards. The PB and Jam is so cute and those baby feet are the sweetest. I remember making them with water on the concrete with my cousin but these should last much longer! 🙂

  19. Thanks for the tutorial on the “footprints” …I had never seen that before (I must be too old-ha!)I’m always looking for fun crafty things to do with my grandchildren (5&6 yrs.old) They’ll love this. Many blessings to you both on your marriage!

  20. Congrats on your marriage Amber. I wish you all the best. As always your cards are amazing. I have jar stamps and all kinds of different things to put in them but this by far is my favorite. I will def be trying this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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