It’s Time to Play (and Possibly Be Published)!

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P. Kelly Smith

Who here likes to paper craft? And win prizes? And be published? I’m assuming all of you are enthusiastically nodding your heads. (If you’re not excited about these three prospects, perhaps you should see a doctor. I hear there’s a strange bug going around. . . .)

One of my favorite things about my job is seeing new designers get into the pages of our magazines. I know it’s not easy. Believe me, I know. (This humble editor actually submitted a couple of cards to our recent Stamp It! Cards call. I love to stamp, like most of you, but even my inside “connections” weren’t enough to make the cut.) But I’m not discouraged. Just like night follows day, you can pretty much count on the sun rising with another Paper Crafts call for submissions. And yesterday was that day!

September/October 2012 Call for Submissions

We hope you’re in the mood for ghosts and goblins because we just posted our September/October 2012 Call for Submissions! In addition to the bootiful projects you’ve come to love with this issue, we’re also looking for all-occasion submissions, including those for our beloved Stamp It! Techniques, and Go-to Sketches columns:

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We can’t wait to see your submissions with this sketch by Go-to Gal Betsy Veldman!

In addition to our new spooktacular call, we have three fun contests/challenges going on right now!

Stamping Royalty 2012

Each year since 2004, we’ve inducted the créme de la créme of stampers into a posh society known as Stamping Royalty. Fifteen winners will be royally honored with a $500 prize package containing the latest stamping products and have the opportunity to be published in the November/December 2012 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. To enter, create an original stamped card for the following occasions: Birthday, Christmas/Season’s Greetings, Hello/Thinking of You, Love, and Thank You. Entries must be postmarked by March 20, 2012.

Click here for the full rules and information on where to submit your entries!

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Who’d like to win this $500 prize package of stamps, inks, and more!

February Gallery Challenge

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Click on the link to the left for this card’s supplies and instructions.

Love is in the air and so is our February Gallery Challenge! Upload any and all of your love and Valentine-inspired projects (like Kelley Eubanks’s Luv U Card seen below) by midnight on February 28th. We’re looking for all projects with this gallery challenge — from goodies and bags to cards and tags and everything in between! Three winners will be spotlighted right here and receive either 1) a complimentary one-year subscription to Paper Crafts magazine, or 2) the special issue of their choice, plus a fun selection of paper crafting product.

Click here to upload your entries today!

March/April 2012 Sweepstakes

Ten lucky winners will receive an assortment of paper crafting product from companies such as Echo Park, Fiskars, Glitz Design, Hero Arts, Imaginisce, Martha Stewart Crafts, and Papertrey Ink. Enter today and you could win this incredible prize package valued at more than $160.

All entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. (MST) on April 9, 2012.

Click here to submit your entry today!

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Ten lucky winners will take home this fabulous prize package!

So, as you can see, we’ve got a lot going on in Paper Crafts Land! Why not pull out your favorite product, settle in for the night and create a project (or two or three!) for our new call or contests? I’ll be in my craft room working on those stamping skills!

Happy crafting!

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6 Responses to It’s Time to Play (and Possibly Be Published)!

  1. Annette A. says:

    so exciting all the stuff going on…I have already been preparing…crafting and mailing…so exciting..

  2. JULIE SHEARER says:

    Awesome things going on. I love it !!

  3. Helen F. says:

    What fabulous incentive to try for these publications!

  4. Sharon D from Canada says:

    Kelly, just keep submitting!!!
    And thanks for the reminders! I just entered some projects into the Feb Gallery Challenge! I still need to get organized to submit to the Stamping Royalty contest and for the Sept/Oct call – lots of fun stuff to do! :)

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  6. Liz says:

    OMG, would love to play all! Gotta get crafting, TFS,
    have a great wknd.

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