Welcome to Magazine Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent most of Saturday making cards for our April Card Group later that evening. Even though I try my best to be proactive, I’m sort of known for my procrastinating tendencies. But why do something today when there’s always tomorrow, right?
This month our card theme was taken directly from the pages of our spring-infused March/April 2010 issue. From the minute we concepted our Lovely as a Tree feature, I knew I was in love. And with all the fun product available, who wouldn’t want make cards with bright, happy trees on them?
After we swapped these lovely cards, we sat down to make headbands, barrettes, pins and earrings from some fun embellishments from Creative Charms. I made this headband and barrette from their Vintage Velvet Poppies:
We had so much fun with our embellies and hot glue guns! I had everyone bring a headband or two and then I supplied the plain barrettes, pins and earring posts, which I found in the jewelry aisle at JoAnn’s. If you’re looking for an easy project that doesn’t take a lot of time or preparation, this is it!
And it just so happens that I have a leftover set of Vintage Pearl Brads that we made into earrings. I also have an extra set of tree cards. Leave a comment telling me your favorite tree card from above and one lucky person will win all 10 cards, plus everything they need to make two pairs of earrings. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Tuesday, April 20.
P.S. We just launched our Go-to Sketch Challenge #2! Featuring new sketches from Paper Crafts Go-to Gals Kim Kesti and Jessica Witty, this two-week challenge will run through midnight (MDT) on Monday, May 3. Click HERE for all the details! And don’t forget…today is the last day to enter our bling-inspired April Gallery Challenge! All entries must be submitted by midnight (MDT) tonight!
1. Victoria in Ohio (April 16, 9:52 p.m.)
2. Kelly Massman (April 15, 3:25 p.m.)
1. Diane Jaquay (April 16, 1:29 p.m.)
2. Chloe (April 16, 8:06 p.m.)
3. Kristin Cronin (April 16, 8:41 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!
P.P.S. A very happy birthday goes out to Paper Crafts editor Susan R. Opel today! Make sure to wish her the best on the Paper Crafts Facebook Fan Page!