Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Interpreting June

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Laura Williams, Paper Crafts Go-to Gals

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.

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Floral Hello by Maria Fischer

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Fight for Your Right by Beth Opel

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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!

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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!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gal

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34 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Interpreting June

  1. Kristen Foreman says:

    I’m such a huge fan of SSS. Their products have only gotten better with time and I’m so excited for where they’re going. :) Such an awesome line!

  2. Heather Thompson says:

    That first card is just gorgeous, I love the coloration. Love it.

  3. Laura M says:

    Love your card! Using scraps/strips for a side boarder is so perfect. I’m going to use this technique!

  4. Amy C. says:

    Great cards! I’m inspired by the color combinations used in the magazine!

  5. Danielle P says:

    Love the idea of using your scrap paper pieces to create a border trim for a card (or set of cards!) Absolutely love Sweet Stamp Shop’s stamps, great quality.. Definitely going to be checking out their new release :)

  6. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful way to blend
    the cards into your own!
    I like to read the mag to
    find different techniques
    and styles to try.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Karen says:

    I love the card! That happy birthday stamp set would be really useful – great fonts!

  8. Mary Mac says:

    Love the clean cut pattern border card, great way to use scrap paper.

  9. Gabriella says:

    I love your use of paper scraps. Beautiful and economical

  10. Miriam Prantner says:

    Loving all the sentiments on that card! So fun!

  11. snazzy jj says:

    Love how your card turned out. I glean ideas from cards to make my scrapbook layouts.

  12. Mandee says:

    I love looking to your blog for inspiration! Such cool and neat little tips, and the color combinations are amazing!

  13. Lucy Schmidt says:

    I love cards that let me use up scraps of those oh, so luscious papers. I use the magazine for ideas on new card layouts and designs, always with my eye on using supplies I have on hand. I’d love to buy all the new products that show up daily on blogs, but that’s impossible. I have neither room for them all, nor the money to keep up with all the trends. Adaptability is key for me, though I enjoy an occasional purchase.

  14. Chitra says:

    I like to learn new techniques and new trends from PC magazine.. Love the first card.. Thanks or the chance to win…

  15. Robin Buchholz says:

    Fun cards! I really love the colors and flowers on the first one.

  16. maria f. says:

    Wow, Laura. I am truly honored. To see that you liked my card colors and then morphed them with Beth’s design… that just makes me super happy. Those sentiments are fantastic. I just recently discovered SSS and totally love the humorous touches to their sets.

  17. Sheri K says:

    Great cards! I love to browse through the magazine, first to take a quick look, then I go through and look for details and techniques I can use. I do have to admit, that I really prefer the “paper” version, even though I have a tablet, haven’t quite gotten into using it.
    I guess it’s easier to pick up a paper version for a quick peak than having to get it quickly from the tablet.

  18. Carol B says:

    I love using the card sketches!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Emmy Anne says:


  20. annie dill says:

    I love the different fonts and tones for “happy” and want to incorporate that into my stamping! So that’s one way I just got inspiration! Another way, was that I noticed most of the cards in Paper Crafts that I loved, were not made of the pastel cardstock I had bought, but kraft or cream. Now I have lots of those 2 colors on hand and am better equipped to imitate the cards and color schemes that fascinate me.

  21. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the cards that you shared with us today. I love the Sweet Shop “birthday” stamp set because I am always making so many birthday cards.

  22. Sue D says:

    I like to use sketches and get ideas about color combos.

  23. Patty says:

    I love the idea of using scape pieces of paper for the border! So many ideas from these cards, love them all and the Happy Birthday stamp set is a most have! thank you for all the inspiration.

  24. Katie B. says:

    Love that last happy happy birthday card! Love the bright papers and the repeated happy’s in the sentiment. How do I get inspired by the magazines…I don’t know, there are so many sections to love…I can tell you that my favorite section is always the tips tools and techniques where you show six cards or tags each with a different idea for watercolor or embossing ect. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  25. Chris Cross says:

    Wow! Great giveaway day! You are constantly inspiring me with color combinations, trends, and design.

  26. Love your cards, girl! I get all kinds of ideas from this blog. Usually one embellishment or color combo or shape or sketch triggers an idea. I check in here almost every day to see what’s up.

  27. Amy Williams says:

    I always find ideas from your magazine! Whether it’s color combinations I hadn’t thought to put together, sketches to use, fun new techniques, or just a pretty or fun card I want to emulate. I always find tons of inspiration!

  28. Carol Metully says:

    There are so many sources of inspiration available but I always look at Paper Crafts first! I also use the Designer Blog Roll! These cards are great and I know I can use them for ideas!

  29. Patricia H says:

    Love the birthday card eespecially! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  30. LOVING the Inspiration!! AMAZING!! I LOVE stitching, but I have not been BRAVE enough to actually Sew on my Creations!! I NEED too TRY!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  31. Maryanne says:

    I look foward to finding inspiration from papercrafts, and find myself putting the Kindle down and going off to create!

  32. Marge Bill says:

    The first card is so stunning. I am just starting out and I get so many inspirational ideas from your blog. Thank you.

  33. Karen M says:

    I like to see how elements can be put together. That paper pieces border card is precious.

  34. Audrey L. says:

    I really like the Honey Chic card with the Happy Birthday stamp. That one may have to join my collection!

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