I get seriously excited to dig into a new issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine when it magically appears on my iPad. When the June issue appeared, I was with the Go-to Gals and editors at our annual editorial board meeting. We had a blast looking through it together, oohing and ahhing over the inspirational projects.
Sketches and free printables are two great sources inside every issue to help you get started on a project. I’ve often turned to them to jumpstart my creativity. As I perused the June issue, I decided to choose a few of my favorite projects from the issue and combine them into a new creation.
I fell in love with the two projects below. The color scheme from Maria’s card (page 22) and the clean layout with the patterned paper border on Beth’s card (page 79) totally grabbed my attention.
Here is my interpretation of the two projects. I used the Honey Chic paper pad from DCWV which echoed the colors of Maria’s card nicely. It’s so cheery and perfect for Spring. As I trimmed the paper pieces for this card, I realized that this is a great design to mass produce, so I have stacks of paper pieces all over my desk, and I’m planning to create a whole set of these birthday cards. What a great way to use scraps too!
I paired the papers with the brand NEW Happy Birthday stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop. This stamp set releases tomorrow, but you might just find it in the shop today! Sweet Stamp Shop produces clear stamps made in the USA, and they’re generously offering a $10 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on today’s post – how SWEET is that!? Even sweeter? They’re also sharing a 20% coupon code for all of you lovelies, PCS20, for all in-stock, regular priced stamps. Note: The coupon is only good through midnight on Friday, May 16!
Now that I’ve shared my June inspiration, I’d love to hear how you glean inspiration from Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. Share your ideas in the comments, and I’ll choose one lucky winner on Friday, May 16th, at 5 PM MDT, to receive the $10 Sweet Stamp Shop gift certificate!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you stop by my blog, Lauralooloo, I have another card I’ve created as part of my card set!
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