Papercrafting Inspiration – Magazine Mondays Winner!
Hello My Papercrafting Peeps!
It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share the Magazine Monday papercrafting challenge submissions, and the winner of this week’s prize!
(Have no idea what Magazine Mondays is? Check out the announcement here for all the details, then come back and see who won!)
Many of you shared that you were inspired by this week’s papercrafting inspiration piece and I must admit, I was too!
Isn’t it fun how that honeycomb shape has come back in fashion again?
For those who might have missed Monday’s post, Magazine Mondays: Papercrafting Inspiration – Week Two, here’s the magazine cover that was posted:
We know it inspired these next two ladies, because they not only created something inspired by this week’s papercrafting magazine, but submitted their creations for all of us to see!
First up: Jean M.
Jean created a card inspired by the honeycomb shape:
Next up: Holly E.
Holly was also inspired by the honeycomb shape, but look at how differently she incorporated the design into her project:
(please click the link to see Holly’s entry – since it was posted to Flickr, we could not copy the actual image here.
Note: you’ll have to hit the back arrow button to return to this post after clicking the link to Holly’s card.)
So, where’s my project for week two?
I did manage to get a card made, but again, not till the bitter end!
So you see, it is o.k. to submit at the last possible minute. Seriously.
I started by thinking about what aspect(s) of the magazine cover I liked best, about what spoke to me?
Just like the two ladies above, it was the honeycomb that I wanted to incorporate, especially since I just recently purchased the honeycomb embossing folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix and a honeycomb stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop (their stencils rock!).
My Design Process:
Step One: Rummaged through my scraps and found a light-colored scrap that would look good with the honeycomb print.
Step Two: Embossed the chosen scrap using my Cuttlebug and trimmed it to fit a standard (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) card front.
Step Three: Chose a piece of cardstock and folded it to the standard card size.
Step Four: Chose a few other scraps and some ribbon to embellish the card front.
Step Five: Wrapped one scrap with the ribbon and then adhered all pieces on top of the embossed piece.
Step 6: Cut another scrap piece (of the same paper I embossed) and adhered it to the inside of the card so I had a place to add a greeting.
The best part of the challenge for me (besides seeing the cool stuff y’all create!) is that I now have a fun little card to give to someone special; something that will, hopefully, make their day. And, it took me less than 15 minutes (a lot faster – and cheaper – than running to my local Target to get a card!).
And now, drum roll please…..
This week’s winner is…..
Jean M. AND Holly E.!
Both ladies will be receiving a prize this week.
Why are there two winners this week?
Because we want to encourage YOU to participate. (And, I bet you will when they share with you what they received!)
Yup, we’re sneaky like that. 😉
Just think, if you had submitted there might have been THREE winners this week. 😉
Playing along is so, so easy…won’t you play along next Monday?
We sure hope so!
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Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next Monday,