Friday, 23 March 2012

Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters blog hop

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m honoured to be part of the fun Paper Crafts blog hop in celebration of the newest special issue, Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters!

Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters
   
I just love this issue, it is an incredible resource of amazing ideas and creating for it was such a fun challenge! For today's blog hop, five designers were asked to create five cards for under $5. Digital elements are always cheap and quick option so I went for the hybrid cards! Here is what I came up with using the Victoria Gardens Element Pack by Echo Park for $2.99, free Miami Font and a grid pattern created in MS Word document. I hope you will find here some inspiration for your own cards and you will have as much fun with creating as I do! 

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Each stop will be doing a random draw for a copy of this special issue! Just leave me a comment on this post before Sunday, March 25 at midnight EST and I will pick a random winner on Monday, the 26th! And here are other stops on the hop:


And how about another chance to win?! Just pop over to the Paper Crafts Connection Blog where Holly is offering some great giveaway!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Aga

101 comments:

  1. These cards are absolutely fabulous - so stylish!

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  2. Great cards! Thanks for inspiring me.
    Anke

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  3. So so beautiful, Agnieszka! I love the colors, and the idea of making my own grid paper :D

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  4. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Really nice cards! I like the grid pattern in the background and the font that you chose especially.

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  6. Just awesome the way you paired the grid paper with the flourishes and flowers...swoon!

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  7. Fabulous! I love the use of grid paper on cards!

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  8. Wow, great cards! I love the colors that you used! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. These are so awesome,Aga! Love the images in grid paper!

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  10. Creating a grid pattern in Word? How creative is that. LOVE this look. Will definitely be giving this idea a creative test drive soon. Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Great cards! Love the graphic style and those bright colors!

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  12. Very nice cards...clean and simple.
    I need to look into digital elements as I really like the grid paper idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Like the clean styling of your cards.

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  15. I am definitely inspired!! Thanks so much!

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  16. Such a lovely set of cards. I love that they cost you $2.99 and they look expensive - and so beautiful! SUPER job!

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  17. great cards. interesting to see the victorian flowers with a modern grid pattern. from all the blogs, i see that GRID is IN. do believe i have some of that kind of paper hanging around. thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Great cards, simple but stylish. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  19. WOW. These hybrid cards are stunning!!! Just gorgeous!!!

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  20. Fablulous cards - I love the roses! thanks!

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  21. I love how you used the grid!!

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  22. Pretty, pretty cards. I love the colors!

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  23. These are all so beautiful!! Love the colors and using the computer for grid is awesome!

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  24. I never would have thought to combine Victorian elements with a grid pattern, but it looks fantastic!

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  25. Love the digital elements and that grid background makes them pop even more!! What great ideas!!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I'll be thinking of these next time I need a batch for a gift.
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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  27. Gorgeous cards. I love the rose. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Fabulous cards. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I like how you kept the background paper simple. Very nice cards

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  30. Fun and fabulous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  31. Lovely clean and simple look!

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  32. These are awesome!!! I love the free grid pattern and font!!!!!

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  33. gorgeous as always. Thanks for sharing the tip. I really need to start using computer to create too.

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  34. Aga, your cards are just beautiful and love that you could make them for so little money. Why didn't I think of creating grid paper in MS Word? I'll have to try that as love the effect it gives for a background. Aren't free fonts wonderful? Great blog hop and appreciate the chance to win a copy of Practicl Solutions!

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  35. Very graphic and clean! I love the pops of color! Great idea!

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  36. love these bright and bold colour pattern card....!

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  37. Wonderful cards--I need to learn to use digital elements more.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. OK so these cards are going right into my "save for future inspiration" folder! Love them!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  39. I love the graph paper background. Very classy cards!

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  40. Your cards are so simple yet really eye popping. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win a copy of Practical Solutions.

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  41. Love what you did with MS Word. It inspires me! Thanks for sharing.
    Carrie C

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  42. Beautiful Aga! I love what you did! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine!

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  43. This is my favorite set! I just adore the pattens and colors!

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  44. Beautiful! nice inspiration newbies like me to digital elements

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  45. Wow, these cards are gorgeous and elegant.

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  46. Aga, this set of 5 for $5 cards is beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration and chance to win this amazing magazine :)

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  47. what a beautiful set of cards!

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  48. I love the white with the grid pattern, and then a bright pop of colour with a contrasting black sentiment. Every element stands out on it's own but works well together. Great card set!

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  49. These are just beautiful Aga - love the set you created. Love how graphic they are in design - fabulous.

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  50. Wow, these cards are stunning.

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  51. Wonderful cards -- How lucky are you to get to play in this hop! How lucky would I be to WIN this magazine!! :)

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  52. AWESOME set of cards!! I just LOVE them!!

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  53. Beautiful, elegant cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Cindy Holshouser23 March 2012 at 20:53

    I really love these. The bright colors against the grid background is fun.

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  55. Wow!!!!! Love the cards and thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Jestes mocna! Wspaniale kartki!

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  57. Awesome cards! I love the clean design...wow!

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  58. i love digi elements! great cards! love it!

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  59. Wow, Aga these cards are amazing! I love them all!

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  60. These colors are so very prety together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. These are stunning Aga... thanks so much for the inspiration :)

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  62. Your cards are so simple and yet so pretty. Thanks for the reminder that we don't always have to pour on the layers and bling. -blue

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  63. Clever ideas! And such pretty cards!

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  64. Beautiful and elegant cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. I haven't gotten into the digital card making as yet. With examples like these I might have to give it a try. Pretty cards.

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  66. I love your hybrid cards. They are very elegant. Thanks

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  67. stunning cards! i like your color combo, those great backgrounds, your layouts!

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  68. These cards are beautiful! Not sure I've seen a nicer set of digital hybrid cards. :)

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  69. Wow! These are all lovely and I really like the grid paper background. Those designs really pop on it!

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  70. Beautiful cards! You have inspired me to do more with a grid background. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Something about the grid pattern paired with flowers and flourishes is just so special - great set of cards!

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  72. I love how bright and happy these cards are! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Lisa

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  73. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks.

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  74. Love your ideas and pretty cards! Thanks for the practical tips and a chance to win.

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  75. Super ideas! I love that grid pattern background!

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  76. Ohhh these are gorgeous! LOVE your colour theme and LO, and I'm definitely going to try making my own grid pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. great card set! love it! :)

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  78. So bright & cheery!

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  79. me likey the cards, and I'm seeing lots of grids since CHA! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! looks like another great special issue!

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  80. I love the grid background on these.

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  81. Very pretty cards!! Simple yet elegant is the BEST way to go!!

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  82. Oooh! I love those roses! They are so lush. :)

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  83. Wow! Great cards! Love what you did for only $5!

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  84. Gorgeous cards. Great color choices too.

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  85. I love these cards! So fresh. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  86. Stunning creations Aga. Love them all.

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  87. Przepiękne kartki!!! cudne kolory i fantastyczne połączenie wzorów :)

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  88. Totally inspired! Mahalo for sharing.

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  89. Very pretty cards. Love the graph paper backgrounds...

    SouthernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  90. WOW! I absolutely LOVE these! I love the bright bold colors, they just POP off the amazing neutral background!

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  91. I love the colors in your card set - thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. That grid patter BG is such a perfect counterpart to the bold images. Love them.

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  93. Awesome cards. Love the colors.

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  94. Thank you! for giving me some cost saving inspiration
    Like so many others, my craft budget has taken a hit so any savings is very welcome. I would love to win!
    jan

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