Saturday, September 25, 2010

The E-Team is hosting a Birthday Bash to Celebrate Operation Write Home

The E-Team is very excited to host a final birthday bash to celebrate Operation Write Home. 


Here's my card for this birthday bash. Knowing I wanted to make multiple cards in one sitting, I went for plain white cardstock and decided to use one ink color. I needed simple and did not want to spend time coloring. I chose this outline Unity stamp design because it felt like the right one to use. I had to remember that I was making cards to send to our military overseas so that they would have a card to send back home to their loved ones. Can't you just picture a soldier using this card to write to his/her sweetheart? Instead of using colored cardstock or designer paper for a mat, I reached for a Hero Arts large cling mount stamp. The Hero Arts large cling mount stamps cover an entire A2 size cardfront. I chose a design that would go with the single Unity design and knew it would look good with one color.


Having the right tools really does make a difference in being able to accomplish the task. The new Fiskars 9" trimmer is really made for cardmakers. It has a wire cut line to help guide you. I simply cut my cardstock in half so I could get two cards per 1 sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock.

The Scor-Buddy if the perfect size for cardmakers, too, and oh so cute. There are notches to help you with folds and also comes with it's bone folder which makes for perfect creases.

When inking up a large surface like the front of an entire card front, the best way I have found to do so is to ink the stamp, then place your cardstock on top of the stamp. Laying a piece of scrap paper on top of the cardstock will help prevent any smudges. Another big tip I've learned, use a brayer to get an even stamped image.

Next I reached for my Fiskars Stamp Press. It really helps you get that even stamped image. Two of its best features, 1) there are gridlines and 2) It has 4 corners sponged feet you can actually lay it over your cardstock to help figure out where to stamp your image....and press to stamp.

Another tip I have learned is to use specific Copic Colors for helping to "ground" your it's not just floating.

Just to add some dimension without adding bulk, I reached for my Craft Pick and Tim Holtz Ruler. The paper piercing echoed the Magical Background Hero Arts stamp( this background stamp can be so versatile).

Having the right tools can really help with it comes to creating and assembling cards in mass production mode. I did add some red for some color. Some ribbon attached with mini staples from the Tiny Attacher and it was a simple card, easy to duplicate for multiples, and one that I am sending off to Operation Write Home.

Please join The E-Team in creating and sending cards to Operation Write Home. You can read about the Operation Write Home guidelines HERE.

Visit the E-Team to get more tips and tricks creating multiple cards. Everyone has a sample and some helpful hints when it comes to cardmaking.
Visit each blog, leave a comment and you'll get a chance to win some paper crafting goodies. Upload your card creation to eclectic Paperie Flickr Group by Sunday, Oct 3rd for a  chance to win 1 of 2 eclectic Paperie box of goodies. 

eclectic Paperie has a special coupon code to offer some savings in order to stock up on favorite tools, papers, stamps, and all things paper crafts. Use coupon code OWHCARDS and you will receive 10% off your entire order (min $10 order) at eclectic Paperie. The coupon code is good Saturday, September 25th thru Sunday October 3rd. Yes, the coupon code is good through World Card Making day!

Leave a comment here and you can win the Hero Arts Magical Background stamp plus some extra Hero Arts ribbons.

Happy Birthday, Operation Write Home!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

New Tim Holtz Alterations(Sizzix) Seasonal Dies have Arrived

Lots of new products have arrived at eclectic Paperie. New Lawn Fawn & Unity stamp releases featured, too. You can read all about it in the eclectic Expose'.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing the eclectic Paperie Blog Team

Are you ready to take a ride?  An E-Ticket Ride?  It’s eclectic and will be a fun journey. 

The following group of talented paper crafters make up the new eclectic Paperie Blog Team - AKA The E-Team:

Make sure you click on the Designers’ names so you can visit their blogs to see what favorite techniques they posted today.  It’s a small glimpse of what to expect from the E-Team including different styles, use of a variety of products and paper crafting skills .  

Join me in Congratulating the new E-Team. Are you ready for an adventure?

"feed your creativity"