Friday, March 07, 2014

Paper Crafts' Card Creations 12 Blog Hop

Happy to be a part of Paper Crafts' blog hop for Card Creations: Volume 12 today!



I haven't seen the issue in-person yet, but I'm looking forward to it!  They've added some neat new features to the issue, which you can read about here.  For today's hop, we're sharing cards made using sketches from the issue.  I chose to use this sketch:




What I came up with: Bear Hug Card!


:D
I had so much fun making this card!  I used square and rectangle rubber stamps to create the background.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig here -- not to create the actual arrangement of shapes [I just did that randomly], but just as a "placeholder" to help me stamp each shape twice.  That way, I could intensify the colours and also make them look more even.  The sentiment is from an Operation Write Home fundraising set called OWH Lil Hoot [25% of the profits goes to OWH].  The awesome bear is from Kaisercraft's Hello Sunshine collection. :o)

Hope you got a smile here today!  For more card fun, continue on in the hop:

Chan Vuong -- you are here!
Kalyn Kepner
Ashley Marcu
Katie Gehring
Vera Wirianta Yates
Alice Wertz
Deena Boese
Maria Fischer

Comments are open on this post if you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of Card Creations: Volume 12!  You have until the end of Tuesday, March 11th to enter.  I have comment moderation turned on, so comments will not appear right away.

Before I go, I wanted to say thank you to Jennifer for sharing a card of mine from this issue in yesterday's post on the Paper Crafts blog!  It was such a nice surprise and really made me smile to see. :o)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a crafty weekend! :o)

65 comments:

paperella said...

Awww, Chan, what an adorable card! I love that bold awesome background!
Ps: We have a new doggie in the house ;)

cjgusloff57 said...

What a cute card! I think it could be sent to anyone, adult or child. You always make the best cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather Thompson said...

very cute! I love the bear. The colors are great. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl First said...

Fantastic!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Cuteness! Love your take on the sketch.

~amy~ said...

adorable...love your stamping and that sweet bear!

stamping sue said...

what a fun card
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Kailash said...

Such a cute card design, love it!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Such a cute card. That bear is adorable.

mtscrapgal said...

I like the patchwork style of this sketch. The bear is so cute. Thanks

jj said...

Love what you did with the squares!!

Thordis said...

Really cute card :)

Helen F. said...

This is beary cute, Chan! ;-) Love the sketch feature in this issue!

Jingle said...

I love this! So cute!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome background! Love the bear~!

KackaD said...

Thank you for inspiration, I like your card, love colours.

Have a nice day
Kate

Amy C. said...

How cute! That bear is adorable! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

grammypat said...

Love the bear and how you set the blocks up in such an original fashion -- made it more interesting. Such a cute sayingThanks for sharing.

Tineke said...

Nice card, love how you played with the squares!

Marie said...

Cute card! Love how you reduced the number of squares on the card so that they could be larger.

Carol McCready said...

Love the cute card.

Candy B said...

I laughed! And I love the block background. Really modern!

Nora N. said...

That background rocks!! So clever!!

Iris said...

Cute card - love the bear.

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Laurie B. said...

Cute card!

Alexia Misso said...

How adorable! Love it!

Lindsey said...

This is the most brilliant way to interpret that sketch! Love this card.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What an adorable card, love it!

Susan S. said...

I like the bright colors you used. It's a "beary" cheerful card.

Wendy said...

Darling card! I'd love to win a copy of this issue.

Margie said...

What a fun card!

Sue D said...

Very cute--love this bear and sentiment and how you stamped the squares.
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Lucy Schmidt said...

I haven't done a blog hop for quite awhile since I'm usually too short on time, but the sketches were intriguing and I wanted to see what everyone made. Your card is a great way to start it off. What fun! Love the colored blogs and cute bear. The sentiment is so appropriate.

calamity jane said...

Chan I always love to see your cards!! You give them so much fun they can't help but put a smile on someone's face!!

Ami said...

Love the card!!!

butterflystamper said...

what a sweet card! thank you for a chance to win the mag :)

Ami said...

Love your card!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love how vivid the squares turned out!!! Very cute card....

Margaret and Kavin said...

That card is so adorable! I'm about to start making cards and I love to be inspired like this!

Jennyfer L said...

Love the bold background and what a great take on the sketch. I love that bear too :-)

Cheryl Proctor said...

Love the block stamping idea. That card is great!!!

Peggy B said...

What a great card - and thanks for your hints on stamping the background!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Barbara said...

This is so adorable! I love the background behind the bear and see some great possibilities with it. And isn't that bear so cute????

Tona said...

I adore everything about this card!

Abbie Bryant said...

I love love love your card!! Bears are my favorite, and I have never seen that stamp before, gonna have to find it! Thank you'n

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, love it!!!Thanks for sharing, great learning opportunity here!!

Cynthia B. said...

This was my favorite sketch, and I love your take with the colorful, angled squares! Of course the bear hug gives it more creative furry flair, in the way that you know how to do best! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

The bear made me smile.

Kathy Mc said...

What a sweet card, Chan, and love the idea of double stamping the squares to intensify the color. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Card Creations!

barbara macaskill said...

Love your adorable card!! Sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face! TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable bear and love your take on the grid design.

marylouh said...

Great card. I love the way the boxes are hodge-podge rather than lined up. the bear is cute.

Patry Ro said...

Great Card!! Thank you very much for sharing!!

Cindy C. said...

Oh what a cute card! Love your take of the sketch! Congrats on Jennifer's shout out, that's a very pretty card indeed!

meiaudesigns said...

Oooh! Super cute card! Love how you made your own background with the square stamps!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your take on the sketch. Cute card. TFS

Kre8tivK said...

Love the bear and sentiment! So cute!

stampinfun71 said...

So funny....love the bear and the sentiment about a hug, how fun! The magazine must be full of awesome inspiration!

Simply AJ said...

Adorable card! Love the colors and fun sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win. AJ@queenofmynest

Katie said...

Very cool idea to stamp the squares for the background, and I love that cute bear. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lynda said...

Cheery colors and cute bear!

Indy said...

LOVe your take on the sketch!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such a fun card--love it!

Lindsey said...

Your card is brilliant! And your double stamping did wonders to intensify and even out the stamps. I'm amazed.