Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Papercrafts Magazine

I was lucky enough to have this simple card published in the current Papercrafts magazine. All the dies are Spellbinders and I covered the butterfly in glitter. I was lucky with this magazine call, I only sent in this one card and it got picked up! I have sent in about 20 other cards since then with no luck!
Right now I have about 8 sheets of 12x12 patterned paper hanging on my clothesline. I spilled a cup of coffee on them! So I rinsed them off since they were already wet and now I hope I can salvage a little from them. I am thinking they might still be ok to use with my butterfly punches. Fingers crossed.

9 comments:

Toni said...

Bummer about the coffee spillage! I'm sure you'll put the paper to good use once they are dry.

Toni said...

Oh ,, and congrats on the card being published!

Theresa said...

beautiful card, congrats.. I hope your paper comes out ok. maybe the coffee will add a vintage look. =)

Kasi said...

Pretty!! Congrats on the publication!

You asked what an SVG was on a comment on my blog. An SVG file is a file type that is used to cut images (die cuts) on a cutting machine. I cut them on my Cricut using a 3rd party software program called Make the Cut (MTC) but the new versions are no longer compatible. I also have another cutting machine that will cut these files.

Many of the crafters in my online circle have purchased cutting machines such as the Silhouette SD (the one I have) or Black Cat Lynx to cut the SVG files as well as other file types. It's similar to a Cricut in that it cuts die cuts but much better in my opinion.

With the software we use we can create our own files to cut, download free files, or purchase them for a very low cost and not be confined to cartridges. It's really a awesome! You can manipulate the images and use any fonts on your computer. The penguin, the animals, and all of the other die cuts I have used on the projects on my blog are SVG files I purchased or downloaded for free. There's also a print and cut feature some of the cutters have. It's pretty neat.

Briana Johnson said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the card - definitely magazine quality! Sorry to hear about all your paper - ugh!

JustYolie said...

Yay! Congrats Sammantha! Your card is beautiful, love your work.

sophie said...

love this card! congrats on being published!! and hope you sheets of papers are ok!!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Congrats on the pub!! WOot! Woot! :)

Linn said...

its no wonder it got published, beauty in simplicity and design, that my favorite Plato quote :)