Friday, October 5, 2012

Paper Wishes 2012 World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

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! 

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!
Patti Prince

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.


  1. The card is beautiful! I love the flower too. I am excited about WCMD tomorrow.

  2. I like the look of the flower made with patterned paper. And I wish I could see it up close to see the effect of the Goosebumps! I'll have to try that!

  3. I'm loving your card! It seems to show better here than on the MB.

  4. Gorgeous csrd Penny love the purple & green flower, great color combo!

  5. I'm so glad to be blogging again! I have to leave myself a comment so I'll be eligible for the prize!

  6. Pretty, Penny! I, too, would love to be able to see it in person to see the results of the goosebumps. Happy Cardmaking Day - and thanks for your part in making everything fun for us on the PW MB!

  7. Penny, I love your card, not only is it pretty but it sounds like you've used some of your stash! Well done!

  8. Penny, Your card is lovely!! Isn't it wonderful to be able to use part of your "stash"?

  9. Hi Penny . you have a lovely card i am sorry that i did not get my blog card posted on my blog. but it is there now ...

  10. Penny - those flowers are wonderful. Having fun today !

  11. this is very pretty!
    loved how you pulled the elements together.

  12. Very pretty card. Love the flower

  13. Lovely and delicate card, I love the edges too. Great card ! x Fab