Friday, May 11, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Card Creations Vol. 10 Blog Hop

Hello,

Welcome to Paper Crafts Magazine Card Creations Vol. 10 Blog Hop. I am honoured to be part of this blog hop and today I am going to share a card, personal top 10 tips on getting published and one issue of this magazine is up for graps for one lovely commenter :)

As Paper Crafts is celebrating 10th anniversary on this issue. Therefore, 10 of us were asked to create a card that are relating to 10. I've create a 10th anniversary card for Card Creations. To create this card, I first mask the background of the card using Washi tape and leave a blank line for the sentiment. Die cut number, birdie and branch and adhere them on card.

10 Tips on getting published
1. Study
When receiving a call, it is important that you carefully study the instruction of the call. For example what is the call for? What is their main theme/topic?

2. Research
Before start making card, it would be great if you could start brainstorming some ideas by sketching them down. It would make things easier once you start making card and you can always refer back the sketch again and again. More research also can be done through some inspiration photos, colour inspiration or even current trend. This can be found at Pinterest, Moxie Fab website etc.

3. Style
As Paper Crafts calls always look for variety of style. For example, Fun & Cute, Clean & Graphic, Classy & Elegant and Shabby Chic & Vintage. Therefore, it is good to define your own style to see which style suite you the best and this could possibly find out your own strength too. Make sure your style is the one that fits into the categories. Remember, be yourself but not anyone else!

4. Discipline
Set a goal, for example how many cards can I make into this call? and stick with the goal. You would be surprise that the goal motivates you to create even more cards. A reminder, not just for the sake of submitting quantity cards but most importantly the quality.

5. Materials/Products
Sometimes, it is not necessarily to have a lot of materials/ products to create a card. Personally, I love mixing around new and old things to create cards or material that I have in my stash. I strongly believe cleverly use of products could bring unexpected outcome.

6. Study
It is not a bad idea to study your own card. For example how can you improve your card?

7. Photo Shooting
Always shoot your card in a clear neutral background, avoid using pattern paper or complicated background. This is to avoid causes any distraction on the card.

8. Supply List/Instructions
Paper Crafts calls always required a supply list and instructions. Therefore, it is important for you to keep reference of ALL the materials used as closely as possible. To avoid being missed out certain references, I normally will write or type it down once the card is finished done.

9. Keep Trying/Never Give Up
There is no harm to keep trying. Cards can't be picked up unless someone are submitting. Be brave to submit! Never give up!

10. ENJOY
The last but not least is to enjoy every single moment of card making. Even if the card is not being selected, you still have something to be proud of, at least you have ENJOY every single moment of card making.

This is just my personal experience throughout the journey of submitting cards to Paper Crafts Magazine and I hope it does encourage you in submitting cards. Please do continuing visit bellow designer's blog for more inspiration!
If you would like to purchase a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10 please click here.

Finally, leave a comment on my blog you will get a chance to win a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10. All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Tuesday, May 15 and I will pick a winner to receive a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a Blessed Mother's Day!

108 comments:

Jen W. said...

I love the washi tape background on your card, Angeline!! And thanks for sharing your publishing tips - lots of good advice!

Emily Todd said...

Thanks for the tips and the wonderful anniversary card!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Wow! Love the bling...love the sweet red bird...great contrast!

shpatel2 said...

super cute card!

Angela said...

What a fun card! That little red bird is just a perfect touch! and I love your creative use of Washi tape too!

Bethany said...

Such a sweet card! I love it :) Thanks for the submitting tips! I really want to be published by Paper Crafts, but none of my cards have been picked yet!
Have a nice weekend!

Elise C. said...

Your card is so cute! And thanks for the tips for getting published! They're really helpful! :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

Pretty card, love the washi tape background =) TFS!

Scrappin4kim said...

Love your shimmery card!

Tanja said...

Love the die cuts and the glitter paper. Thank so much for the publishing advice.

Lin said...

Love your sweet card, and those are some great tips! Thanks!

Jeanette M. said...

Great card! Thanks so much for sharing those tips on how to get published.

gssfam said...

Thank you so much for all your tips! I have been submitting for a while and I usually end up giving up and taking a break for a while and then I come back....not yet published!

Betty said...

Thanks for the tips and encouragement! Your card is beautiful!

Vicky said...

Wonderful card! and thanks so much the tips :)

calamity jane said...

This is such a pretty card! Love the pop of color!! Thanks for the tips too!

Katherine said...

Thanks for the tips - what an exciting thing to be published in Paper Crafts magazine!

Nina Yang said...

Thank you for the tips!

Nina Yang said...

Thank you for the tips!

Emily Branch said...

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous card!!! Love love love your pub tips!! Great suggestions!!!

Deirdre said...

~Fabulous creation - thanks for the tips.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that card, great, bright colors and fabulous sparkle, and thanks for sharing that list! It's one of my goals to get published, so hopefully one day soon....

Laura Williams said...

fabulous advice!!!!! congratulations, and can't wait to see your work in this issue! your 10 card is LOVELY!

pamela said...

Thank you for the tips! I think the best part about the card not being picked it you get to show it off on your blog :)

Linda Callahan said...

Thanks you for such good advice! Your card is lovely - I am definitely partial to red birds!

Mom to Deanna said...

What great tips, thanks for them. Also, a great card too.

tampatha said...

This is a lovely card. I love the sparkly 10 and that little red bird next to it really pops. Thanks so much for the 10 tips!

Jingle said...

Awesome card! I love it!

{VICKI} said...

thanks for the tips!

Missy said...

Amazing card! Thanks for the tips! Have a wonderful day!

Mae said...

really great advice! thanks for helping all of us newcomers learn how its done!!!

Diana N. said...

Love your card and your 10 tips even better!

Heather said...

LOVE your card!!! Great ideas in it which I plan on using!

DonnaSue said...

Very nice! Thanks for the tips--so helpful!

raquelmason.stampinup.net said...

I love the glittery "10" on your card. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME post, Angeline! Love your card and your attitude! You are an inspiration!

Silver said...

What a great idea! Tips for submitting, I love all those helpful hints and even tho I already knew some of them, it is great to be reminded from time to time.
Thanks ever so!!

Silver
Memphis TN

marylouh said...

thanks for the tips on getting published. I really enjoy making cards but doubt I'll ever try to get into a magazine.

mtscrapgal said...

Very good advice in your 10 tips for publication. I liked your card too. Thanks

pamselinski said...

Stunning card

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That washi tape background is so cute! Love it!

onecraftymama said...

I love your ten tips - thank you for sharing them :)

Tricia said...

Love your card, Angeline, and your great ten tips for getting published!

Sandi said...

thanks for the tips

Leanne said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Agata said...

Perfect tips! Thanks for sharing! And what a beautiful card! Love it!

Sue D said...

Wonderful anniversary card and great tips!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Chunyuan said...

sweet and elegant card. Thanks for the ten tips. Love your idea of mixing new and old products.

Peggy B said...

Such a pretty card for a fun celebration! And your 10 tips are much appreciated...

Jennifer said...

Love your little red bird and tips. Thank you for your advice =)

Lindsey said...

A beautiful 10 card! And your tips are much appreciated.

sharon g said...

I would love to be published some day. But there are so many talented ladies out there...but who knows. You card is so cute and simple, I love it!

Geri said...

Thank you so much for sharing your tips and suggestions with us! Your words are very encouraging and appreciated!

B. Poteraj said...

the red and grey look so good together. And I love birds, so no wonder I like your card so much.

Linda said...

What a pretty card-and thank you for sharing your great tips!

Robin Gibson said...

What a pretty card! Love the color combo too!

Jay Gee said...

I love seeing your creations in Cards, congratulations again on getting published :) This card is another stunner Angeline - love the washi tape background.

Shoregirl said...

Love your anniversary card....that little red birdie adds just the right touch! Lovely!

NatQuebec said...

great card ! thanks for the chance to win !

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Mahalo for sharing your fabulous card and the 10 tips!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

wonderful card! love the layout were only the center gets all the design

~luanne

bjmartin said...

I really like the washi tape background in this card. And thanks so much for the tips - one of these days I will actually submit a project!

Barbara said...

Very modern. Love it

Tammy Capone said...

The anniversary card is absoluetly adorable! Thanks too for all the tips!

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for the advice, I'd love to get published!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your sparkly card...so pretty.

Helen F. said...

Angeline, the washi tape background on your card is a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for sharing your publishing tips - great advice!

Emily H said...

Thank you for the en great tips!

Sharon Jones said...

Angeline, your card is over the top! Love the pop of red with the bird and the blinged-out "10"! I can tell you put thought into this card and it shows well! Thanks so very much for the tips!
Hugs,
Sharon

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card, I just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary and if I'd gotten around to making a card (which I didn't) this one would be good (especially since I have all those pieces), might channel your card for a friend's up coming anniversary... that one might make the window of opportunity.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card, love the lay out!
Thanks so very much for the submitting tips. I have never been published, but have submitted only a few times. I will definitely try, try again;))

Sharon D said...

What a pretty card - I love the sparkly 10 and the fab washi tape bg! Thanks for all the terrific submitting tips! And thanks for the chance to win a copy of the newest Card Creations!

KathyW said...

Thanks for the tips. Love the way you brightened up the card!

Neha said...

those are really helpful tips. Thanks

Neha

Susan R. Opel said...

Angeline - your advice is SPOT ON. Thanks for this post.

xoxo

Rachel said...

Wow, beautiful card! I love the bling on the number ten :)
Great tips, thanks for sharing!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Kathy Mc said...

Angeline, your 10th anniversary card is just stunning! Love the way you used washi tape behind your die-cut circle. The silver glittered 10 really pops, and the bright red bird really finishes it off nicely. Your top 10 tips are fabulous. Maybe one of these days I feel the urge and/or confidence to submit an entry. Thanks for the chance to win Card Creations!

Kris said...

Fabulous card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

bzyPTmom said...

Love your card and the beautiful red bird! Thanks also for the great tips--and a very Happy Mom's day to you!

rush said...

love the card and the tips for getting published. thank you for sharing. rush88888@gmail.com

marymac said...

Love the red bird against the glitter. Wonderful tips.

Sonia Yabiku said...

The card is beautiful! Thanks for the tips , very helpful : )

cardcreationsnz said...

Stunning cards. Thanks so much for the tips.

Chloe said...

I am so inspired by your beautiful card!

*Jennyfer L* said...

Love the Washi tape background Angeline and thank you for sharing those meaningful tips.

Lee said...

Thanks for the tips! I love washi tape and its great on your card.

Lori B said...

Such a lovely card-love that little red bird. Thank you also for sharing your tips.

Gina said...

The washi tape background is absolutely fabulous!!!!! I love that idea!! This is a beautiful card. Very inspiring!

Kathie said...

I love the contrast you created in your card, thanks for sharing. Thanks, too, for the publishing tips and the chance to win a copy of Card Creations # 10.

Poorvi said...

I really love how you used the Washi tape...gorgeous!

Caroline said...

Such a cute little card. Thanks for all the tips.

Isha said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing all those special tips. I needed them so much.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Thank you so much for your tips, I love them and I am def. going to use them! I never think to write my own sketches down, something easy to do, but I just never do it! Thank you! PS - Love your card with the glittery 10, beautiful!
Lisa

pcm said...

lovely card and great tips :)

Wida said...

I could do all you say and still miss the boat, you have magic. Can't learn it, YOU have it, you make magic when you make a card.

Lilly said...

What a beautiful card!
Ad Happy Mother's Day :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Angeline, your card is my favorite on the hop! It's just lovely

Trisha said...

Stunning!! Love this card. I would not have thought of washi tape for masking. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Elena said...

Great card and tips!

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous card!

Sarah M. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the anniv. card!

karenelr said...

Thank you for the tips--I have always been shy to submit, but these tips will help me do it! Also, thanks for the chance to win a copy of Card Creations!

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful card and wonderful tips! Thank you!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love your card. That red against the grey is very striking. And the glitter spices it up!

Tiffani said...

Thanks for the tips!

Tammy V said...

Very fitting card :) Love the tips, you can never have enough help!

WDF said...

very nice card

mdoricheva said...

Thank you for a sound advice.