Welcome to the Paper Wishes BLOG HOP - we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day! Some card making day trivia for you:
Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board as
there are lots of things going on there today, all sponsored by Paper
Wishes, with some great prize packages! You don’t want to miss a chance
To win a prize package of Paper Wishes products: leave a comment on ALL
THE BLOGS by noon, Eastern time on Sunday, October 7 and a random
drawing will be done to choose the winner.
So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop,
just see where you are on the list and make sure you visit them all and
leave some sweetness behind!
Penny -----you are here!
This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening. I chose to make a card with 2 flowers that I built up with lots of layers. The papers are from Coordinating Florals and Patterns (an old paper pack) and Plain Pastels (another old book of paper). Flowers came from the 20 Blossoms Template and I sprayed them with Goosebumps spray. I've only used Goosebumps before on white cardstock that I then inked for a resist look (like I did here for last year's WCD card, but I like the look of dew on the flowers - unfortunately, I don't have a camera that takes good enough pictures to show. I put a Kaisercraft Pearl in the center of each one. I cut the 2 largest and smallest of Spellbinder's Decorative Labels One to layer on the pink vellum. A gold greetings Dazzle and a few more pearls topped it off. I used ribbon that I bought from Really Reasonable Ribbon across the bottom of the card and I was done. If you haven't checked out the ribbon website - do yourself a favor and do so after the blog hop, they have a wonderful selection, great customer service and quick delivery.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win! Paper Wishes provides the message board members with tremendous support and they are sponsoring all of our WCD prizes.
As always, I would love to read your comments and I hope to be back blogging on a regular basis again.