Friday, July 16, 2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: A Card Style Mystery Blog Hop

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The latest special issue from Paper Crafts Magazine, Card Style, is now available. Like I said before, this issue is amazing! The concept is; each section of the magazine has cards in a particular style. Cards which are brilliantly designed and spot-on in their genre. After reading through the issue the other night, I am totally inspired and very proud to be a part of this issue (not to mention being on the cover!! eeee! :))

Because each project had to be exactly in each style, it was a challenge to create projects! A good challenge though, because it made me think about each and every element I placed on a card. I guess that made it easy to edit what I could and couldn't use. :)

Classy and Elegant Card

Here is my project to share with you today. My style (at least for today :)) is Classy and Elegant. I definitely gravitate towards this style-classy colors with timeless design elements. Think Pottery Barn and Martha Stewart.

The card started out with wood paper for the background. LOVE that! Then I die cut a pendant shape from black cardstock and placed it along the left hand side. I trimmed the excess away. Then I proceeded to use several left-over smaller accent pieces that came from the original cut, so I could create a damask-looking image. Black pearls were added to places they just seemed to fit perfectly. To keep the classy look, the sentiment was stamped in black ink.

Wood, pearls, black, scripted font, damask. Absolutely timeless elements. Each one staying within its style.

Ready for a different style? Because here is the super duper fun part of today, the Mystery Blog Hop! I am giving you a link to another project, from an amazing designer, in another style. Consider it research for your next card! :) Click the photo below or click HERE to continue on the hop.

Click HERE---> CardStyle_Button

And be sure to visit Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection. On each site is a photo of half of the prize, valued over $350, that you have the chance to win. Leave comments on all 18 mystery blogs in the hop plus a comment both at Moxie Fab World and at the Paper Crafts Connection blog and you have 20 chances to win. 3 winners will be chosen. All comments must be posted by Sunday, July 18. Winners will be announced on both the Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection blogs on Tuesday, July 20.

For your chance to win, answer one of these questions in my comments; What is your favorite card style to look at for inspiration? What is your card style? Do you have a style that you wish was yours? Good luck!

thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Spellbinders-Lattice Pendant, Cardstock, Stamps-Papertrey Ink, Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Gems-Hero Arts, Wood Paper-Creative Imaginations (Thin Birch)

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Emily Keaton said...

Go-to style? Classy and elegant but I love to dabble in shabby and vintage, too :)

Chloe said...

It is hard to work exclusively in the one style but this card sums up classy and elegant perfectly! Gorgeous card!

Mitz said...

Kimberly... WOW! Very elegant and chic.

My style is FUN & CUTE, because I am a FUN & CUTE gal. I work with kids, play with kids... love teaching kids... and I am young at heart! I do love CLASSY & ELEGANT, as I want to do more wedding invites, etc. I also love CRISP, CLEAN & GRAPHIC... I just haven't dabbed too much into SHABBY VINTAGE yet... but I have lots of time... and a BIG mess in my craft area to clean up. =) LOL!

God Bless! (PS, I love your BLOG TITLE!)

Jennybean said...

Very nice card!

cards4ever said...

I am drawn to the classy and elegant more than any other card style but I am starting incorporate the fun and cute style into my cards.

Karey said...

I am designed challenged, but I love the shabby layered look.

Sew-Ink said...

Love this, it looks so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

puffinliz said...

I am an eclectic cardmaker and your card is wonderfully elegant!

Alyssa P said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE your card! It's amazing! And I always find myself looking towards the more classy and elegant cards for inspiration.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Very pretty! I think I am mostly a fun and cute girl, but I do admire the shabby/vintage look from time to time!

Valerie said...

Love that Lattice Pendant. I like to look at Classy and Elegant cards but I am not there yet.

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Love this card! Those Spellbinders pendants are so awesome.

Cynthia B. said...

I lean toward fun and cute cards myself - that's the kind of card I most enjoy receiving. I like to think that I have touches of the clean and graphic style as well, but just now on this hop I've seen a couple, and I wonder how I could ever design anything so clean and yet get my message across as well these designers have!!

Paula said...

Oh, stunning card! Most definitely classy and elegant. I would love to be able to accomplish this look as easy as you make it seem. How long does it take to conceptualize and create a masterpiece such as this? Brilliant!

tami=) said...

Pretty card!!! I'm a clean & graphic but also love to explore the shabby/vintage! =)

Lisa said...

I love all of the styles so it is hard to pin down just one as it totally depends on my mood. Love your card!

Karinn said...

I wish I could create vintage shabby, but I always miss the mark. Maybe this new mag will rev up my creative juices!!

Suzanne Bier said...

Beautiful card! I love looking at cards in all styles, but I'd have to say my style is more fun & cute and clean & graphic than the other two styles!

Emily Branch said...

OMG! This is soooooo gorgeous! I love the Flourish against the wood!!

I like to dabble between styles and try new ones! But, I usually am a mix between Shabby Vintage and Classy Elegant!

Donna E. said...

oh wow...what a fab card!

Linda L said...

Your blog is one of my faves because of your C & E style. I also adore S & V cards and those 2 styles are the ones I most create with myself and am most drawn to on other peoples' blogs.

Nina said...

I get very inspired by, and love looking at clean and graphic cards...I'd love to make some CAS cards but my own style is more cute and fun :)

Nancy said...

I wish that I could do clean and graphic. It would leave me more money for stamps than my style of funky vintage does.

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Amy said...

Such an elegant card! Love that big diecut!

Julie E said...

Lovely card. I admire classy, but lean towards cute or clean.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I adore the classic style and the graphic style, but I'm more of a vintage chick myself. I can't help but embellish!

Danielle said...

I have always wish my style to be shabby chic:)

Julia said...

Sooo elegant! Love that ornate paper with the wood!

Teri-Ann said...

I love to look at shabby chic but tend to do my cards in the classic/elegant style. What a stylish card with a few elements!!
Teri-Ann

Dawn said...

I really like this card and I love the previous post too a cool idea with the cake you did yum! I can't say I have a style I like so many different techniques I can never stick to one I am a crafty butterfly I never know what I will come up with next ;0)

Love Dawn xx

jengd said...

This is a beautiful card! I tend to run somewhere between graphic and fun with a touch of classy/elegant as called for by the occasion. I like shabby chic/vintage but it's so far from my personality and personal style that I find it unlikely that I'll ever really step in that direction.

Summer Braxton said...

I really wish shabby chic was my style!! And your card is stunning BTW.

Lisa C. said...

I love your elegant card. So beautiful!! I wish I could do more vintage. Have to keep practicing.

drwarrenankh said...

WOW!!! Love your card!!!

Superwoman Scrapper said...

OMG, $350 worth? really?!? I need more scrapbook stuff like I need a whole in my head, but I definitely need this!!!

Jean Martin said...

Oooh great card!!! My style is classy and elegant and clean and graphic at the same time. But I find myself gravitating more to classy and elegant when I can :)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card. My style is still developing. Would love to learn vintage and elegant.

paperpapier said...

i don't have any card style preference as long as the creation is beautiful in my eyes, I will draw inspiration from them to recreate something similar..another word..copycat....

Pattie said...

great card!
I think I'm a combo style..fun and cute and then shabby and vintage!

SharonS said...

Wow! Your card is so elegant! Me? Not elegant. At all. My cards are usually fun and cute, but I love love love the ones i make that are shabby chic!

Rachel Schumacher said...

Beautiful card! I'm more of a fun and cute gal, but the shabby and vintage is so inspiring to me. I love all the layering.

Kimmarie Baker said...

love your card! It looks very elegant. tfs

Lindzie said...

What a great card. I need to find me some wood paper. I like the clean elegance of this card. Thanks for sharing!

PinkPug,INK. said...

I wish I could master the clean & graphic style...I'll definitely be practicing!

Anita said...

LOVING YOUR CARDS!!!!

Liz (wifelady) said...

I love to look at clean and simple cards since that's my style BUT I like to look at all types for inspiration I can pull into my own style.

Liz (wifelady) said...

I love to look at clean and simple cards since that's my style BUT I like to look at all types for inspiration I can pull into my own style.

Jude said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

I wish I could create shabby/vintage cards - I love to look at them and would love to receive them - but I'm not comfortable creating them!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Favorite style has to be shabby/vintage, and that's what inspires me to create as well. I love fun and cute/graphic and clean...but find them very hard to carry out.

Jenny Ward said...

Very cool! I like the birch wood you used -- that's really neat and different!

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful. My style is classy elegant with a little shabby mixed in.

Cassie_lu said...

love the graphic on your style. i'm still looking for my own style but I do like to play with CAS and fun and cute

Anne B said...

My card style is mostly clean & graphic I think. I love shabby chic but can't always pulll it off!

NWFlamingo said...

My style varies, especially keeping in mind the recipient.

Stacie said...

My style is fun and cute. I wish I could do shabby/vintage.

Linda M said...

I am a shabby vintage sort of person, though I think they can run into the classy elegant designation with the right inspiration. I love the contrast between the black and krafty colors - one of my very favorite color combos.

Janet Z said...

Classy cards inspire me.

Debbie said...

My style - clean and graphic, but I pull inspiration from shabby/vintage.

LynneZ said...

Kim - Your card is fabulous! Love the black on wood. So classic and elegant!

LynneZ

Luann said...

I am a shabby/vintage gal with elegant thrown in.

Your card is beautiful. This is the first time I've seen the wood paper. Inspirational.

Crafty Engineering said...

Oh i so have those dies and I am totally CASEing this card...brilliant! My style seems to be a combination of 3...just not vintage!

Heather said...

My card style is clean and graphic! I am inspired by all the styles-- especially on this blog hop!

Lucy Newton said...

I loved your beautiful and elegant card, I am more simple and graphic but I am learning to make more vintage and shabby cards!!!

Robin said...

Clean and simple are my go to style.

Toni K said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I would have to say my style tends to clean and simple. I adore shabby/vintage but don't have the flair that many designers have! Love your card! Thanks for sharing

Alicia said...

Clean and graphic is for me! Beautiful card!

Jess said...

I love looking at vintage/shabby chic even though its so not my style!

Jo said...

Love looking and fun and cute mostly because its my style!

ellen said...

Oh, how I wish I could do Shabby/ vintage!

Donna said...

First thing I thought when I saw your card was..Oooooooh. It is so beautiful. I love your style. I thought I was a clean and graphic person but I love your card so maybe I have some elegant in me too.

Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity,
Donna
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Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

My favorite card style would have to be shabby vintage (though I love and admire them all)! Your card is beautiful!

Linda

Laura said...

I really love clean and graphic.

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Katie said...

I love clean and simple cards the most. :)

Nikka Geers said...

love this card. so simple and striking

ivy said...

i wish i could do shabby chic and make it look like it's together...but i am best at fun & cute!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I tend towards clean and graphic or cute and whimisical.

katy said...

Where did you get that die cut it is so beautiful. I love your style, as for me I don't have a sent style. I just go with what ever suits my mood.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful card Kimberly!

I think I am a classy/elegant, but really I don't think I have truly figured it out yet! ;)

Legojenta said...

My style is a mix between cute&fun and clean&graphic =)

Sharyn said...

This is a seriously beautiful card. Simple but stunning. Adore it! It would be a part of my style like this.

Maureen said...

I almost always go to Classy & Elegant or Clean & Graphic for inspiration. I think it is pretty rare for me to end up with a card in only one style. I absolutely love your card!

Vicky B said...

Mostly fun and cute but trying my hand at shabby. Love your card - so simple but so elegant.

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! I love the claasy elegant and add a little twist of vintage and I am good!

Lela said...

Love that card!

Lisa said...

Shabby/vintage is my favorite to look at and get inspiration.
You make such lovely cards, Kimberly.

Suzanne said...

This is absolutely stunning, a gorgeous card. Not too sure what my style is, don't think I have one. Just love making cards.

SueB said...

Blog trolling's been so much fun, checking everyone's style interpretations. Mine's not fixed in stone, but changes based on occasion and intended card recipient. TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

Morena said...

Love the woodgrain paper!! I gravitate toward vintage....wish I could do elegant as well as you!

Banu said...

Such an elegant card. Loved it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I WISH WISH WISH I could be shabby/chic/vintage...and elegant. I just love this card! Love the colors and design--putting this in my FAV box:) TFS!

Becs Attwood said...

Love your card - very striking design. I think that my cards tend towards the "fun & cute" style but I have been working at trying to be more "classy & elegant".

Lisa C. said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I'm still trying to master the shabby look.

StaceyL. said...

Wish I was more vintage but like you - LOVE the combo of Pottery Barn and Martha - ahhh:)

Angie said...

I just love classy elegant cards! Yours is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shanarun said...

I keep examples of my favorite cards that I see while blogging. I always keep a note of where I found the card to link back to note where the inspiration began!

Alison said...

I'm a graphic/clean sort of cardmaker, but I really love looking at cards with touchable textures, like this one. The wood combined with the embossed and die-cut medallion is brilliant!

Carisa said...

oh wow, this is stunning!

Angie said...

My style is not particular but I love shabby vintage the most, I wish I could pull it off, it always inspires me though

Lisa S. said...

I'm definitely a shabby/vintage girl but would love to work on more clean and simple cards.

Steph Zerbe said...

I wish shabby/vintage was my card style. I just can't get the hang of it.

Melissa said...

I too love classic and elegant and think your card is a beauty!! I am a huge fan of Pottery Barn too!! :)

{jennie} said...

I normally create clean & graphic cards. I wish shabby cards were easier for me to create...but I struggle with them!

Pila said...

Wish I could do classy & elegant cards like yours. I like to make clean and graphic and vintage cards. I can take inspiration from any style cards, as there is always something interesting, such as color combinations, use of papers, embellishments, etc. that I can learn from.

Stahl Family said...

I'm enjoying the shabby look at the moment!

Sue W said...

Lovely card Kimberly - So elegant!
I'm still trying to find my style it seems to change with each card I make!

Beverly S. said...

Classy card. Thanks for sharing.

too-many-crayons said...

I love looking at the shabby ones though I don't often do it myself. But theres been great examples on the blog hop and I'm going to try again

Rebecca said...

Ooh, so pretty & clever!

Julie Overby said...

Gorgeous Kimberly! I tend to get my inspiration from cards that are 'vintage shabby chic' which is usually the style that I design in. Of course, I like to switch it up and try new things every once in while!

Victoria S. said...

I wish my style was more shabby and vintage- i love the bling and the layers and the lace!

Anonymous said...

My style is cute & fun. i love little critters and punny sentiments!

sunshine scrapper said...

I absolutely love your card. I wish this classic, elegant style was mine, baut I tend to be more of the cute and fun type.
--Dawn

klasickewpie said...

Your card is absolutely elegant and beautiful. I look to vintage/shabby for inspiration, but am pretty much a clean & simple creator.

Ramona said...

your card a so awesome. I really like all styles and feel very comfortable working and creating in all styles.

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