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Susan R. Opel

In the last year, we’ve shared all sorts of crazy Paper Crafts fun with you. If you scroll through the last 12 months of our blog, you’ll see that we work really hard, but we also have lots of good times, too. Having a great job is all well and good, but when you can call your colleagues friends, that’s pretty stinkin’ cool.  

Kelly recently called me the team cheerleader (ooh, I like that title!), so I’ve gathered a synopsis of the silly, mundane and cool things that we’ve done since this blog’s inception.

Can I get a Go! Fight! Win! Paper Crafts

This is one of my favorite pictures of the Paper Crafts team.

We’ve had six interns in the last year, and each has brought her own personality to our team. I always loved seeing their blog posts with their impressions of what it’s like to work in our office. I think we’ve turned a few of them into paper crafters. But really, how can they resist? 

Thanks Courtney, Brynn, Lindy, Nicki, Melinda, and Sarie!

You also got the chance to look into our daily lives with meetings, an office tour, photo shoot preparation and us just generally loving each other. We keep busy in our offices and cubicles bringing you the magazine, but we take time to chit-chat sometimes, too. 

Getting the job done, Paper Crafts’s style

But we’re not confined to the office, no siree! We’ve been out in the world together on many occasions. A crew of us visited Disneyland, four of us saw Celine Dion in concert, the whole gang painted plates at a do-it-yourself pottery place, many of us participated in card group and we even had a field trip to the Making Memories office. 

We work and play hard!

As a card making magazine, it probably comes as no surprise that we LOVE to celebrate every little holiday possible. From Halloween (oh, those polygamist brides of Frankenstein!) to St. Patrick’s Day (any reason to dress in a theme) to the Super Bowl (don’t let that Steelers jersey fool you – Go COLTS!). 

Give us a holiday, and we’ll find a way to celebrate!

And what would we do without our friends? We love having visitors stop by, and when they do it’s hugs all around. When are you going to stop by? 

We love to grab a picture when friends stop by.

So what do you want to see in the upcoming months from the Paper Crafts team? I’ve got three new Imaginisce collections and three of our Betty t-shirts to give away to three lucky commenters. Leave a comment by Friday, Feb. 5 at midnight (MST), and you might just win! 

Your Paper Crafts cheerleader,
Susan

P.S. It’s time to announce the winner from Brandy’s A Year of Giving Back post!

Jess (Feb. 2, 8:53 a.m.)

Congrats, Jess! You’ve won two prize packages! One for yourself and one to give to a friend! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!

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Megan Hoeppner

Welcome to Magazine Monday! As a friend of the Paper Crafts family (former PC editor), I’m delighted to be guest blogging here today. My name is Megan Hoeppner and I’m the creative editor for Creating Keepsakes magazine. 

In this month of goal setting, I’m here to share an idea inspired by “Taking Inventory,” an organization idea I featured in my January “Tips & Tricks” column. It’s an easy-to-use tracking system to help you remember the supplies you have, using the Inventory Tracking Sheets below. In this example, I transformed the sheet for my supply of pink and red inkpads. 

Download your own free tracking sheets here.  

Inspired by these sheets, I want to share a few additional ways to keep track of the product manufacturers on your supplies, so you can toss the packaging but remember all the information you need. So often we sort our goodies by color or type, which can complicate replacing and/or sourcing products for projects (such as when you submit your work to Paper Crafts and CK, of course). Here are a few easy tricks for remembering where your product delights came from, long after you’ve tossed the packaging. 

Images
Thanks to digital cameras, snapping pictures is free and easy. Create a product file on your computer and take a pic of your product packages before you discard/recycle them. If you want to take this idea a step further, print small pics of these images and write the product info on the image. Here’s how I created an inventory card for photos of some of my accents before I separated them. 

Inventory card for accents

Patterned Paper
If, like me, you file patterned paper by color and occasionally find yourself wanting to reunite a collection, you’ll like this simple solution. Punch out small samples from the collection sheet (the one that comes in the paper pack) and adhere them to a note card with the collection name and the manufacturer. 

Inventory card for paper

Stamps (Clear and Rubber)
Remember which images came together in a stamp set by visiting the company web site and saving the image of each stamp set you own. Then write or type the name of the set and company on a card with the images. Don’t forget the name of the stamp set, the item number (if you want to get that specific) and the company name. This way you can keep track of your original sets, even if they get divided up over time or due to your unique filing system. 

Inventory card for stamps

Ribbon
Ribbon scraps oftentimes end up in jars, which can make sourcing them a challenge. Remember who made your favorite trims with cards containing small scraps of the ribbons. 

Inventory card for ribbon

With the new year upon us, I hope these tips get you off to an organized start. Speaking of organized, I’m always on the lookout for fresh organization ideas to feature in my “Tips & Tricks” column. I’d love to read your ideas in the comments section of this blog. I know you Paper Crafts peeps are a super creative, organized lot, so I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity while I’m here visiting. Thanks for letting me stop by! 

Cheers!
Megan Hoeppner

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Black Freebie Friday! I hope everyone had a fabulous feast yesterday and was able to find a few minutes to reflect and “give thanks”.

While many of you will be dressing your Christmas tree today, I’m sure there’s just as many who will be starting their day a tad bit earlier than the rest of us. For those of you who are braving the crowds for all the Black Friday sales, I tip my hat to you. I am most definitely NOT a morning person. Unless you refer to “morning” as 12 a.m.!

Since I know many of you get your creative mojo in wee hours of the night, I know how precious those few uninterrupted hours can be. And since we’re entering the busiest time of the year, we all need to make the most of our creative time. After all, Christmas is less than a month away!

Which is why I love our Gift Trios feature in our November/December issue. If you’re looking to save time and supplies, why not make a matching tag, bag and card? Incorporate the same product into three different projects and take the guesswork out of the equation.

Paper Crafts Pro Wendy Johnson's Poinsettia Trio appeared in our November/December issue.

I love how perfectly these projects coordinate with one another. Who wouldn’t love to receive these gems for the holidays? If you’d like to download the pattern for Wendy’s cute box, click HERE.

In honor of Black Friday, I’ve got two prize packages that you don’t even have to leave the house to fight over! Leave a comment telling me if you plan on shopping ’til you drop today or taking it easy and enjoying the long weekend. I’ll pick two winners to receive a copy of Holidays Cards & More, Vol. 4 and Making Memories Flowers stamp set. (I can totally see these stamps used as snowflakes, wreaths, poinsettia flowers, etc!) All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Two lucky winners will each take home these prize package!

Happy Black Friday!
Kelly

P.S. Since we know all of you like a good deal, make sure you take advantage of our huge Warehouse Blowout Sale at ShopScrapandPaperCorner.com! From now until midnight on Monday, Nov. 30, save 60% off select product, PLUS get free shipping and handling (on U.S. orders only) if $25 or more is spent. (Hint: The delicious–and I do mean delicious!–Paper Crafts Gourmet cookbook is only $17! Buy one for you and one for a friend!)

P.P.S. Here’s another freebie for everyone! This holiday, we invite you to share the inspiration of paper crafting with a friend or relative–at a GREAT DEAL! Subscribe or renew your subscription to Paper Crafts at our special low rate and we’ll give a one-year gift subscription to a friend absolutely FREE! That’s two subscriptions for the price of one! This special holiday offer won’t last long…so click on over today! Offer valid in the U.S. only.

P. Kelly Smith

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Freebie Friday and the last day of our “Christmas in August” celebration! We hope you’ve enjoyed your sneak peek of Holiday Cards & More, Volume 4 both here and on Moxie Fab World.

For those of you just joining us today, make sure to read all of our festive posts this week. From our spotlight on cover girl Jennifer Beason to getting gifty to celebrating the seasons with Wendy Johnson and dressing the tree with homemade ornaments, we’ve had a grand ol’ time! And special thanks go out to all the manufacturers who’ve donated their fabulous product for our daily giveaways! As always, your generosity is much appreciated!

If you haven’t entered one of Cath’s “Stretch Your Holiday Style” challenges, it’s not too late to play! Whether your style is clean & graphic, vintage & shabby, fun & cute or classy & elegant, you’ve got until Monday, Sept. 7 to upload your project image. (Or if you’re feeling really adventurous, why not enter all five of Cath’s challenges?! Today she reveals her final one!)

Today I have the opportunity to spotlight a few of my favorite designs from the diverse cards section of Holiday Cards & More, Volume 4. If one of the styles mentioned above resonates with you, then you’re in luck – all of these styles can be found in the 100+ cards we feature in this merry magazine!

If youre a stamper, you cant go wrong with Alli Miles Trees of Joy Card (p. 29). Not only did this card grace our cover, it can be recreated in five steps or less!

If you're a stamper, you can't go wrong with Alli Miles' Trees of Joy Card (p. 29). Not only did this card grace our cover, it can be recreated in five steps or less!

If youre more of a clean & graphic girl (and you like to stamps!), look no furhter than Teri Andersons Trim the Tree and Joy to the World Cards (p. 16).

If you're more of a clean & graphic girl (and you like to stamp!), look no further than Teri Anderson's Trim the Tree and Joy to the World Cards (p. 16).

Or if youre into the vintage & shabby chic look, why not gain some inspiration from Renee Lambs Partridge in a Pear Tree Card.

Or if you're into the vintage & shabby style, you'll definitely find it in Renee Lamb's Partridge in a Pear Tree Card (p. 55).

And these amazing designs are just a sampling of what graces the pages of 8-82. I told you it was a big section!

Knows what else is big? Today’s giveaway! I’ve been wanting to spill the beans all week long, but then I would surely end up on Santa’s naughty list. And since I’ve been a pretty good girl (up until this point), it wasn’t worth the risk! But since Friday is officially here, it’s time to unload Santa’s sleigh!

Since this is our fourth volume of Holiday Cards & More, three winners will each receive:

  • Technique Tuesday’s Peace, Joy, Love, Holly Jolly Christmas and Frayed Ends stamp sets (Teri used these sets on her Joy to the World Card.)
  • Making Memories’ new Mistletoe collection
  • A copy of Holiday Cards & More, Volume 4
But if random integer happens to draw your name as my fourth winner, you will take home this grand giveaway, courtesy of Close to My Heart:
How would you like to unwrap this present under your tree?

How would you like to unwrap this present under your tree?

To be entered to win, leave a comment telling me the best present you’ve ever unwrapped. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Sunday, August 30. I’ll announce ALL of the winners from Holiday Cards & More Week on Monday’s blog!

Have a happy “holly-day”!
Kelly

P.S. Just a quick reminder… If you’re looking to buy Holiday Cards & More, Volume 4 for you or a friend, today is the last day you can purchase this special issue for 10 percent off the retail price. You might as well start your Christmas shopping early! Click HERE to reserve your copies today!

Brandy Jesperson

Brandy Jesperson

I love the weeks surrounding CHA! Even if I don’t get to go to the show, I get to see many exciting new lines that always leave me more inspired than when I began my day. 

We’ve had several local manufacturers pop over to the Paper Crafts offices to show off their wares and occasionally we even have the chance to visit with a manufacturer on their home turf. 

Last week we drove to Centerville, UT to get a look at the latest and greatest from Making Memories. Their new Vintage Findings collection is fabulous and their upcoming Halloween and Christmas lines are sensational (but honesty, are you really surprised?). 

As always, we had to pose for a picture before we left.

 

Here we (the Paper Crafts ladies) pose for a picture with some friends from CK, the Events team, and Making Memories.

Here we (the Paper Crafts ladies) pose for a picture with some friends from CK, the Events team, and Making Memories.

The gals at Making Memories were very generous and sent us all home with a bundle of product! Since I don’t want to be a product hog, I figured I’d be nice and share some of my goodies with you. Leave me a comment telling me which CHA release made you squeal with glee (check out this link if you need a little inspiration) and I’ll randomly select one winner to take home some Making Memories product. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Friday, August 21.

Someone will take home some of these goodies that Kelly and I received.

Someone will take home some of these goodies that Kelly and I received from Making Memories.

Happy commenting,
Brandy

P.S. I want to send out a quick reminder to you international commenters. We are no longer able to ship prizes outside of the U.S. HOWEVER, this doesn’t mean that you can’t play. You can absolutely comment your socks off, but if your name is drawn, instead of winning the prize that’s being offered, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Paper Crafts magazine. So keep your comments coming, friends!

Cath Edvalson

Cath Edvalson

As creative editor of Paper Crafts magazine, it’s my job to identify the trendiest trends at each show I attend, and even though the show was smaller this summer, I’m happy to report that there was absolutely no shortage of trends.

In fact, I’ve got a delicious dozen for you to drool over, so grab some napkins, for it’s going to be a sweet and tasty treat!

1.  Vintage. The runaway trend of the show:

Products from Crafty Secrets, Graphic 45, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories, and Unity Stamp Co.

Products from Crafty Secrets, Graphic 45, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories and Unity Stamp Company

2. Cameos. Showing their best sides:

Products from Sassafras Lass and Websters Pages

Products from Sassafras Lass and Webster's Pages

3. Fruit. Juicing things up:

Products from October Afternoon, BasicGrey, and Sassafras Lass

Products from October Afternoon, BasicGrey and Sassafras Lass

4. Patchwork Patterns. More mix than match:

Products from BasicGrey and Die Cuts With a View

Products from BasicGrey and Die Cuts With a View

5. Line-drawn images. More than just reading between the lines:

from Crate Paper, Bella Blvd., Technique Tuesday, and Die Cuts With a View

Products from Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, Technique Tuesday and Die Cuts With a View

6. Clouds. Always a silver lining:

Products from My Little Shoebox, Crate Paper, and Cosmo Cricket

Products from My Little Shoebox, Crate Paper and Cosmo Cricket

7. Lace. It’s all about the finery:

Products from Hambly Screen Prints, Graphic 45, Kodomo, Webster's Pages, Bo Bunny and BasicGrey

 8. Letterpress. Straight from your local stationery store:

Products from Spellbinders, Ellison, and QuicKutz

Products from Spellbinders, Ellison and QuicKutz

9. Bingo Cards. Take a chance on these:

Products from Unity Stamp Company and Melissa Frances

10. Peace Signs. Keepin’ it groovy:

Products from Die Cuts With a View

Products from Die Cuts With a View

11. Holiday Lines with Yellow Pop. A moxie fab surprise:

Products from Crate Paper, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, and Bella Blvd

Products from Crate Paper, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket and Bella Blvd

12. Smaller scale products for card makers. These are just for us!

Products from Jenni Bowlin, May Road, Cosmo Cricket, and Pink Paislee

Products from Jenni Bowlin, May Road, Cosmo Cricket and Pink Paislee

A dozen delicious delights, yes? Watch for these tempting trends in the aisles of your local scrapbook store… and coming to a magazine near you, I’m sure!

I’d love to hear what trend tempts you the most, so leave me a comment by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, August 13 and I’ll whip up a tasty treat for one random winner.

Delighting in the dozen,
~Cath

P. Kelly Smith

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Freebie Friday! I know it’s been a long, tortuous week for our Top 5 finalists, so I’m not going to make them wait, sweat or twitch any longer. (Belinda, Lizzie, Rae, Shanna and Tessa – are you all sitting down? Good. Now take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Now let’s get on with the results!)

After eight weeks and five rounds of nail-biting competition, you the Paper Crafts online community have chosen the grand prize winner in this third season of Gallery Idol. And she is… (drumroll, please!)

***RAE BARTHEL***

Congratulations, Rae! Your “Make a Wish” card received the most votes in the last and final round, therefore Paper Crafts magazine is proud to name you our 2009 Gallery Idol!

Let’s take a look at the five winning cards that propelled Rae to “Idol” status:

Open Auditions: Make a Wish Card - Birthday Theme

Top 20: Congrats Card - Wedding Theme

Top 20: Congrats Card - Wedding Theme

Top 15: Sweet Dreams Card - Around the House Theme

Top 10: Wish Big Card - Button Theme

Finalist 1: Rae Barthels Make a Wish Card

Top 5: Make a Wish Card - Humor Theme

I think this girl has a thing for pink and black! It obviously worked! In addition to the Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, BasicGrey and K&Company prize packages, Rae will also receive this grand prize from Making Memories:

Gallery Idols grand prize winner will receive all of this!

Many thanks to Making Memories for donating all of this fabulous product!

As the grand prize winner, Rae will also receive these special perks: 

  • Winning cards published in the January/February 2010 issue of Paper Crafts
  • Name added to the exclusive Paper Crafts designer list
  • Free selection of special issues
  • Official grand prize winner certificate (our version of the golden ticket)

Prizes aside, a big round of applause goes out to all of the finalists who have stuck with this competition week after week, round after round. Your creativity, passion and dedication to excellence have really made this little contest bigger and better than we could have ever imagined! We hope to see you back next summer for Season 4!

In my very best Ryan Seacrest voice,
Kelly Out

P.S. If you would like to see how Rae reacts to this BIG announcement, make sure you hop on over to her blog. Last week she was “floored, flabbergasted and freaking excited” to have made it into the Top 5. I can’t wait to see what words come out of her mouth this week! (And make sure to check back here on Monday when Rae is our designer spotlight. She hasn’t agreed to this yet, but I’m hoping to twist her arm with that Making Memories Slice!)

P.P.S. I almost forgot today’s giveaway! It is Freebie Friday after all. I hope you enjoyed reading Cath’s farewell post to our art director Stace Hasegawa. Since Stace LOVES the color black and tattoo art like skulls, wings, guitars, etc., today’s giveaway incorporates all of her favorite things! (The only thing missing is Johnny Depp in the flesh!) To be entered to win, leave a comment telling me a few of your favorite things. It can be anything at all. I’ll pick four winners to receive an assortment of metallic papers from Rusty Pickle’s Brass Knuckles collection, as well as black chipboard and stickers from GCD Studios. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Sunday, August 2.

Four lucky winners will each take home this black-tastic prize package!

P. Kelly Smith

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Magazine Monday! I so enjoyed reading your priceless kid quotes over the weekend. Many of you referred to them as “gems” and I couldn’t agree more! Here’s some of my favorites:

Summer Braxton: “The funniest thing I’ve heard from a kid was on the first day of school. A seven-year-old student of mine asked if he would get in trouble for bringing guns to school. After seeing my shock, he slapped his biceps and said, ‘Cuz I have to bring these with me every day.’ I then knew who my class clown was for that year.”

Tasia: “When I was pregnant with my youngest child, we were told several times over that we were having a girl. Of course after all the preparation and planning HE decided to be a boy. My daughter (two at the time) came in the delivery room just after I had him, looked him over while they were weighing and such, and said, ‘Mom… She has a little bitty tail!'”

Tami Mayberry: “One day I was pushing the grocery cart through the store with my then 5-year-old daughter in it. We walked past a display of instant potatoes and she pointed to a box of Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes. ‘Mommy, what kind of potatoes are those?’ ‘Oh, those are Au Gratin potatoes. I don’t think you have ever had those.’ ‘Eeeeewe’ she exclaimed… ‘why would you want ‘all rotten’ potatoes!'”

Since I’m in a humorous mood today, I thought we would start the week off with some more laughs. Gallery Idol’s Top 5 finalists spent the weekend creating their humor cards – the theme for this fourth and final round of competition. I know all of them would appreciate some love (in the form of votes, mainly), so I’m spotlighting them here today. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Finalist 1: Rae Barthels Make a Wish Card

Finalist 1: Rae Barthel's Make a Wish Card

Finalist 2: Lizzie Jones I Love You... Punchline Card

Finalist 2: Lizzie Jones' I Love You... Punchline Card

Finalist 3: Belinda Chang Langes Do You Want Fries With That Pocket Card

Finalist 3: Belinda Chang Lange's Do You Want Fries With That Pocket Card

Finalist 4: Shanna Vineyards Girls Are Like Cell Phones... Card

Finalist 4: Shanna Vineyard's Girls Are Like Cell Phones... Card

Tessa Wises Crappy Day Card

Finalist 5: Tessa Wise's Crappy Day Card

Way to go, Top 5! You certainly had me giggling! If you’d like to show your support, please vote for your favorite humor card here. (If you haven’t already registered with our contest tool, you’ll need to create an username and password.) Voting will run through noon (MST) on Thursday, July 30. The grand prize winner will be announced on Friday, July 31. Make sure you check back here to see who takes home this fabulous prize package, courtesy of Making Memories!

Gallery Idols grand prize winner will receive all of this!

Gallery Idol's grand prize winner will take home all this fun!

May the queen of funny reign supreme!
Kelly

P.S. It’s time to announce the three winners from my Freebie Friday – Gallery Idol Top 5 post! Here they are in no particular order:

1. Deanna (July 24, 6:39 a.m.)
2. Mary Ann T (July 24, 2:02 p.m.)
3. Julie Overby (July 24, 10:12 p.m.)

Congrats, ladies! You’ve each won Inkadinkado’s Tell it Like it is stamp set, You Stand Out Kid Quotes stamp and BasicGrey’s Offbeat collection. I’ll be e-mailing you shortly for your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left so many humorous kid quotes!

Brandy Jesperson

Brandy Jesperson

I’ve been a girly-girl for as long as I can remember. I never went through the tomboy phase of life and instead opted for a never-ending string of tea parties, Barbies, clothes, and shopping. Even today, I enjoy a good tea party, and consider shopping to be both a form of exercise and therapy. Wouldn’t you agree?

So it should come as no surprise that I’ve always been a fan of the color pink. I tend to gravitate more towards raspberry shades, but I also like a good bubblegum pink or a classic pastel pink. No matter which shade you prefer, put it on today and wear it with pride because today is National Pink Day. That’s right! There is an entire holiday dedicated to this rosy shade! To celebrate, I want to show a few of my favorite pink cards from Card Creations, Volume  7.

Melissa Phillips Pretty in Pink Card from CC7

Melissa Phillips' Pretty in Pink Card from CC7

I love the way Melissa Phillips combined several shades of pink and a dash of red for an utterly delectable and shabby birthday card.    

Annette Kings Will You Be My Valentine Card from CC7

Annette King's Will You Be My Valentine Card from CC7

This classically pink card from Annette King merges two of my favorite patterns of houndstooth and polka dots for a sweet Valentine’s Day card perfect for any loved one.

To celebrate this pink-tastic holiday, and the release of Card Creations, Volume 7 (on sale TODAY!), leave a comment telling me your favorite pink product and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of CC7 and the Rouge Paperie collection  from Making Memories – the same collection Annette used on her Valentine card above! All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Wednesday, June 24. The three lucky winners will be announced on Thursday’s blog. 

Three lucky winners will receive this pink prize package from Making Memories!

Three lucky winners will receive this pink prize package from Making Memories!

Yours in a paradise of pink,
Brandy

P.S. Not to be left out of the fun, all of us at work dressed in pink too. We look pretty cute, wouldn’t ya say?

Even though Stace forgot to wear pink, luckily her hair color came to the rescue!

P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winners from Cath’s Loving It in the Moxie Fab World post and Sue’s Mad Dad Skills post!!

Cath’s winner: Congrats to Rachel S (June 16, 9:10 a.m.)!

Sue’s winner: Congrats to Summer Braxton (June 17, 6:24 a.m.)!

Congrats, ladies! I’ll be e-mailing you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!

P. Kelly Smith

P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Freebie Friday! Guess what? The wait for Card Creations, Volume 7 is finally over! I’m holding a crisp copy in my hot little hands and let me be the first to say: this is one smokin’ hot issue! Besides its fire red cover and mesmerizing call outs, it has almost 300 sizzling card designs!

You know what else is going to be hot? (I must be channeling Paris Hilton right now!) We’re gearing up for Card Creations 7 Week! To coincide with its release date (June 23), all next week we’ll be giving you a sneak peek of this seventh edition of Card Creations.  

Not only will we being having a ton of fun here, but we’re partnering with creative editor Cath Edvalson and her Moxie Fab World blog. Both sites will be doing daily giveaways, as well as spotlighting some amazing cards from this red hot special issue.

Between today and June 26, you can buy CC7 for 10% off. Click on the magazine image to reserve your copy today!

Next week on Paper Crafts Connection:

Magazine Monday – Designer spotlight on the fabulous Carla Peicheff. Carla was a Top 10 finalist in our Gallery Idol competition last year, and since then she hasn’t slowed down! We’ll show two of her 10 cards from CC7, as well as get to know her a little bit better. If you’re a fan of American Crafts, pull out your fire extinguisher! This giveaway is bursting with incredible product!

TuesdayHappy National Pink Day! Managing editor Brandy Jesperson will have us all thinking pink as she spotlights pink cards and gives away pink product from Making Memories. We’ll even share a staff photo of us rockin’ the pink. Yes, even manly-man Matt and will be wearing this splendid color!

With the Pros WednesdayPaper Crafts Pro Kim Kesti will show off her colorful, graphic style with two of her 10 designs from CC7. She’ll also be giving away some fun product from BasicGrey!

Thursday – Editor Susan R. Opel will share her journey of writing for Card Creations, Volume 6 to actually appearing in Card Creations, Volume 7! And she’s giving away some scorching hot product from GCD Studios and SiStv!

Freebie Friday – I’ll share some of my favorite cards from this special issue and announce our hot, hot, hot giveaway! Ten lucky winners will each take home a fabulous prize package, so you won’t want to miss it!

So, are you feeling warm yet? I sure hope your air conditioner is working next week because I hear there’s going to be CC7 heat wave!

Here’s to CC7 Week!
Kelly

P.S. Since Father’s Day is this Sunday (yep, it’s almost here!), I thought I would share two Father’s Day cards from Card Creations, Volume 7. If you need some quick inspiration, you can’t go wrong with these masculine designs!

Heres Wendy Johnsons Love Beyond Measure and Layle Koncars Happys Dads Day cards.

Wendy Johnson's Love Beyond Measure and Layle Koncar's Happy's Dad's Day from Card Creations, Volume 7.

In honor of dear ol’ dad and our seventh edition of Card Creations, I’m giving away seven paper Stacks from Die Cuts With a View! Leave a comment telling me the best advice your dad/father figure ever gave you. All comments must be received by midnight on Sunday, June 21. I’ll announce the seven winners on Monday when we officially kick off CC7 Week!

Are you feeling lucky? Seven winners will each win a Die Cuts With a View Stack!

Are you feeling lucky? Seven winners will each win a Die Cuts With a View Stack!

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