Welcome to Magazine Monday and day one of our exciting Card Style Week both here and on Moxie Fab World!
As you can imagine, we see a lot of paper crafted projects around here. A LOT. I don’t have the average down to an exact decimal point, but I’d say we see between 1500 and 2000 project submissions for our larger special issues and around 1000 for our regular issues and smaller special issues. That’s a pretty wide range of color combinations, types of projects and styles to review for publication.
We’ve always tried to balance the projects in our issues between the styles you say you like most, which we determine based on reader survey results and comments on our blogs and Facebook fan page. It’s important to us that we inspire you with a good mix of everything out there, so we’re sure to select plenty of fun & cute and clean & graphic, with just enough shabby chic & vintage and classy & elegant to keep everyone happy.
One day last fall, we sat around our conference room table and chatted about the different styles in card making and what really defines each one. Voila! Card Style was born, and we have been keeping this little secret ever since.
So, I’d like to know: are you fun & cute? Maybe more clean & graphic? A bit classy & elegant? Or do you like the charm of shabby chic & vintage? Could you have days when you are a little bit of all these styles?
Take this quick little quiz and see where you land.
1. When you design your projects, you think in terms of:
A. Simple and/or playful
B. Plenty of “white space”
C. Layers, layers, layers!
D. Sophisticated combinations
2. The patterns that draw your eye most frequently are:
A. Polka dots and gingham
B. Ones that are bold and geometric
C. Soft and oversized floral
3. Your sentiment text is usually:
A. Full of doodles and whimsy
C. Soft and scripty
D. Stately and formal
4. Your favorite embellishments are:
A. Buttons and hearts
B. Simple shapes and icons
C. Lace and found items
D. Glitter and bling
5. When you use fibers on a project, they are:
A. Pompom trim and rickrack
B. Bold ribbon and simple string
C. Jute twine and twill ribbon
D. Satin and velvet ribbon
Are you mostly A, B, C, or D? Read below to learn your go-to style and see our exclusive online Card Style projects:
Mostly A: you and your happy color scheme are definitely fun & cute
Mostly B: a little goes a long way with your clean & graphic designs
Mostly C: your soft comfortable style is shabby chic or vintage
Mostly D: your style pedigree is classy & elegant
No matter what your style is, we hope you’re as excited about this very special week here in Magazineland as we are. We’ve got some fun sneak peeks of the issue (check out THIS ONE to start with!) and, as always, a bunch of fun prizes to give away. Oh, and Cath is having a Card Stylin’ good time herself over in the Moxie Fab World, so don’t forget to stop by, say hello and see what she’s got to share as well.
Now, let’s talk style – leave me a comment by midnight (MDT) on Wednesday, July 14 telling me about your style score, and I’ll pick five random names to receive a copy of Card Style. You’re going to love this issue!
P.S. If a whole lotta fun is your style, then don’t miss our festivities at the CHA Craft SuperShow in Rosemont, IL, July 30-31. We’ve got some fun things planned and would love to see you!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of our Tooling Around with Teri: Two Chip-tastic Tools post!
Debbie Burns (July 9, 1:37 p.m.)
Congratulations, Debbie! You’ve won a set of Chip Art tools from GCD Studios! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!