Freebie Friday – Card Creations: Start to Finish Week!

 Freebie Friday   Card Creations: Start to Finish Week!

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Freebie Friday! We may only be a week into the New Year, but it’s clear that the readers of this blog have one important goal for 2010: paper craft more! 

Whether you want to try new techniques, a different style or (finally!) submit your designs for publication, we hope this year will be one where you “start” and “finish” many projects. 

If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get those creative juices flowing, look no further than our latest special issue, Card Creations: Start to Finish, Vol. 2On sale now, this magazine boasts over 300 ideas for the front and inside of your cards!

All next week we’ll be spotlighting this inspirational magazine right here and on the Moxie Fab World blog. Since this issue has a unique “start to finish” premise, we’ll be following suit by starting our promotional week here on Monday and finishing the week with Cath on Moxie Fab World. Fabulous cards, daily giveaways…doesn’t that sound like paper crafting paradise?

Here on Paper Crafts Connection, instead of just one designer spotlight, we’ll be interviewing all three of our talented cover girls from Monday to Wednesday! Each one will have their own day to share their unique design secrets, as well as talk about the inspiration for their individual cover cards. Make sure you join us as we get to know Tanis Giesbrecht, Charlene Austin and Becky Olsen just a little bit better! 

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Click on the cover image to buy your copy today!

Ready’s for today’s giveaway? Our good friend Anna Griffin is off to a very good “start” in 2010! Anna is set to make her HSN debut Tuesday, Jan. 12 with the launch of her brand new show, Anna Griffin Designer Paper Crafting. Featuring exclusive papers, embellishments and crafting accessories, each is designed by Anna to celebrate memories with elegance and sophistication. If you’d like to tune in, Anna’s segments will air at 1 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EST). 

Anna has graciously donated three of her new clear stamp storage binders – an item that will debut on HSN! These stamp binders feature 12 individual plastic pockets with tab tops and 66 total stickers for organization. To be eligible for our random drawing, leave a comment telling me a project you would like to “finish” in 2010. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Sunday, Jan. 9. 

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Three lucky people will win this two-binder stamp storage set!

See ya back here for Card Creations: Start to Finish Week!

P.S. It’s time to announce the winners from Brandy’s Tweet, Tweet…Happy Bird Day! post and Jessica’s Resolutions in Paper Crafting post!  

Brandy’s winner:  

1. Jenny McGee (Jan. 5, 6:29 a.m.) 

Jessica’s winner: 

1. Mel (Jan. 6, 8:42 a.m.) 

Congrats, winners! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!

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0 Responses to Freebie Friday – Card Creations: Start to Finish Week!

  1. Laura Stewart says:

    filing my photos for sure

  2. Lynne Phelps says:

    I need to finish setting up an Etsy store for my sister and I to try and sell some of our papercrafting creations! I also want to take my papercrafting up a notch by learning to solder and make glass charms with stamped art!

  3. Isabel Z says:

    I would love to finish my daughter’s scrapbook-her first year of life. I’m embarrassed to admit that she is seven.

  4. Jenink says:

    I would like to make a bunch of cards to be sent to people who are going through a sad or difficult time.

  5. J. J. Clark says:

    I have so many projects to complete but I want to make cards for all occasions so that they will be available when I need them, finish my travel album and create some projects to sell for next years craft show. Thanks,

  6. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I started an altered arts book last year and I only have 4 pages complete. I vow to finish it this year!!!!

  7. This year I would like to “Finish” Part 1 of my niece’s scrapbook! It is a project my sister asked me to work on, and I have hit most of the major events up to now. My niece is going to be 10 this year, and I have a deadline of her high school graduation, so I have some time, but I would like to at least have a sense of accomplishment on that project at some point this year!

    Thanks for the opportunity for such a fun giveaway!!

  8. jen shears says:

    I would love to get my photos edited, so when I have time, they’ll be ready to scrap! These are adorable binders- thanks for the chance to win them! :D

  9. Carol M. says:

    For 2010, I want to finish the scrapbook I started about my son Jake after he passed in 2004. At first I was too tramatized to do much but look at the photos. Then I started it by designing my cover and have several pages done. Then I hit a snag and it made me sad again.

    Anyway, that’s my goal!!! And I’m sticking to it!!

  10. Justasiam says:

    My goal is to finish painting the rest of the rooms in my house. I have the livingroom and bedroom finished, but there’s so much more!

  11. Brooke says:

    What a great storage system! I have a few things I need to get done but mostly I would like to get ahead on scrapping stories of my little boy.

  12. helen says:

    so many goals, so little time! i would like to start scrapbooking again. i stopped when my sister died four years ago, i could not look at photos anymore as i had already lost two siblings. my dad died this summer and somehow i have a little more peace around the deaths, as i know they are all with my dad as a little family in heaven. scrapbooks would give me an opportunity to share with my mom and she might enjoy the walk through the memories as she is in the beginning stages of alzheimers.

  13. Karen from Ontario says:

    My goal is to keep venturing outside my comfort zone and to organize my stamps.

  14. Nancy says:

    My ‘big’ project to finish/start this year is a scrapbook of my son’s cancer survival. The cancer is ‘gone’ but the effects are life changing.

  15. Simone says:

    I’m hoping to finally finish an album on our precious little furbabie. I was meaning to have had it completed a while ago but she’s been giving us such cute photo moments every now and then that the photo pile to scrap keeps getting bigger!!

  16. Kay says:

    I would like to finish a Christmas album I’ve been working in. It highlights all of our Christmas’ for the past several years. I VERY close to being done!! YEA!!

  17. There is a quilt, all cut, not pieced, in a box, on a shelf, in a closet. Such guilt. Ha, a guilt quilt!

  18. I would like to finish organizing my craft area. I’ve done a bunch, but I need to label the drawers that hold my rubber stamp sets. I forget what I have if I’m not organized!!!

  19. Linda Gilbow says:

    In 2010 I would like to make a scrapbook of my son’s life from birth to his untimely death at age 19. I have bought the album; my next step is to finish sorting pictures and begin making pages.

  20. Charlene says:

    These binders are neat!
    I’m not sure what project I’d like to finish this year. I did begin a 25th anniversary scrapbook for me and my hubby last year (since we celebrated 25 years married), but I’m beginning to believe it may be an ongoing project for me… :)

    Well, if I can organize my craft things a bit better and “Use what I have” I’ll be happy.


  21. Joanne Bates says:

    I NEED to finish family Heritage Scrapbooking pages that I started 5 years ago!! I have pictures of my great-great grandparents that were reproduced and the appropriate design papers for them – just have to get ‘crackin’ and work on it. thanks for the inspiration….love the albums offered as a prize.

  22. Janet Sisk says:

    My biggest and most involved project that I would love to START and FINISH is to get my stamping room organized and cleaned out. I have SO much stuff that I get overwhelmed just looking at it. The mess is really hindering my ability to create. I need motivation and time to really get this done. I am short on both right now. Help! I sure would love to win this prize – maybe it will motivate me. :D

  23. Jaquelyn says:

    I would like to find the “perfect” 12×12 paper storage solution and stick by it. ;)

  24. I just want to finish painting our living room. We have an 80 year old house, so I am stripping the woodwork down to the wood, replacing 44 window pains, the 5 sconces, etc. The finished product will be nice, but I’m getting tired.

  25. Pam of Memphis says:

    I would like to get a couple of cookbookies done for my children before Christmas 2010

  26. loriann says:

    Scrapbook related I would like to finish my sons 1st year album since he will be turning 7 soon. Stamping related I want to “start” stamping more cards so I can “finish” putting it off until I can find more time.

  27. Angela E says:

    My goal for 2010 is to finish the scrapbook pages for my trips to San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle. These trips took place from 2004-2007, and I still haven’t finished the pages.

  28. sandee says:

    I am hoping to complete my Inspired by Julie and Julia blog. It’s a year long project and right now I am on Day 9 and have made 33 cards! Only 83 more to go for this month! ;)

  29. Christine N says:

    I have so many things to finish! I have wool suits that I started sewing in the 70s and gave up finishing them because I had grown out of them before I got back to the project. I think I’m going to find something to do with the many pieces of fabric that I’ve purchased over the years. A lot of them will be donated!!!


  30. Charlene says:

    I definitely want to finish scrapbooking all my pictures from my childhood! I started an album last year with the help of several scrapbook page challenge blogs! This clear stamp album would be perfect! I have lots of clear stamps and not enough storage space!

  31. Cheri Howard says:

    I would really like to finish organizing my craft room. We have only lived in our house for 1 1/2 years, and my craft room has never been properly organized. Aaack!

  32. Char- D says:

    I would like to finish a mixed media project that has to do with the love cycles of a woman. I am looking for just the right items to finish it with.

  33. Tanja S says:

    I would like to finish an album of our 2008 holiday (only 5 or so pages left plus all of the journalling) and do most of the 2009 holiday, which was a big one in Queensland (Australia). Last year my Scrapbooking was somewhat neglected due to toom much cardmaking! The clear stamp binder would help me have my stamps closer to hand.

  34. Sara-Jane says:

    Between work and graduate school I want to start and finish a project during school vacations.

  35. Jewls says:

    Aaarrgghh, my stamps really need organising, this looks like a fantastic solution.
    I have a special mini album that I would like to get finished this year.

  36. Brenda says:

    I would like to organize more this year in all aspects of my life. However, I think my biggest project – and the one I want to finish the most – is to do something creative everyday!

  37. Tamara w says:

    Those binders are so lovely and would great in my scrapbook studio. I just bought my first place and although the boxes are unpacked onto the shelves, I have not been able to make time to sort through and re arrange things. I resolve to work on booking some re-oraginizational time and begin again.

  38. Janet Zeppa says:

    My Mother turns 80 this year so it will be my project to make an album about her life.

  39. Bree Tetz says:

    I would like to finish my vacation album.. which i havent even started yet.. this stamp binder might make things easier.. and clear up some time to help me finish this project

  40. Holly H says:

    I want to complete a Christmas over the years album. It will feature photos from our family celebrations over the years.


  41. Nicole says:

    OMG I luv luv luv this binder. I really would love to finish my Wedding Scrapbook. It’s half way done now. So I feel I’ll be able to finish the rest of early 2010.

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  43. My goal for 2010 is to begin and finish my very first scrapbook. I’ve been wanting to create one for my 3 year old daughter since she was born. I think it’s time :)

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