May 7, 2012

Card Creations Week: The Gingham Challenge

One of my favorite special interest publications of the year, Card Creations will *officially* hit the newsstand tomorrow.


Chock full of moxie fab cards for all card-making holidays and occasions, this issue is 164 pages of pure, unbridled inspiration!

To celebrate here in the Moxie Fab World, I've identified 5 stand-out trends from the issue that grabbed my attention and we'll turn them into 5 supah fun challenges.

Today's trend?

Gingham. Thumb through the pages of this issue and gingham seems to greet you at every pass. The print that represents all things "country," gingham resides in that heartfelt place where soft and sweet make friends. Check it:

Born of the Heart Card by Julie Campbell, p. 30

Moxie Fab Alert: In this cheerful baby card, gingham sets the table for sweetness!

Get Well Bird Card by Vanessa Menhorn, p. 81

Moxie Fab Alert: While the gingham in this beautiful card is not the focal point, it provides a soft and sweet backdrop for this bird who brings kind wishes.

 Balloon Anniversary Card by Beth Matson, p. 23

Moxie Fab Alert: Talk about a fun use of gingham! I love the way Beth has incorporated shapes made from gingham to create this moxie fab landscape!

Whaddayasay? Are you ready to create a card that incorporates gingham in a creative way? If so, here's what you'll need to know to get started:
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates gingham in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, June 4.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, June 6 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of Card Creations, Volume 10.
Giddy over gingham,

~Cath

PS The celebration continues over on Paper Crafts Connection! Be sure and stop by get an up-close-and-personal view of our 3 cover girls as well as a chance to win a copy of this issue AND a stamp set from Verve!

    111 comments:

    Jennie said...

    Fab challenge and LOVE gingham!

    kathy/North Carolina said...

    I have always loved gingham...so I'm glad to see that the trends have once again come around to my tastes! These cards are luscious!

    Eveline said...

    I'll ask my DH to look out for this issue. He is currently somewhere over Canada on his way to Tucson. He has more shopping to do for me.
    Eveline.

    Robin K. said...

    I can't wait to pick up a copy of this issue!! The cover cards are very enticing! Fun challenge - I absolutely LOVE gingham :)

    Virginia L. said...

    I love seeing the trendy element that you highlighted! Love the cards that showcased here today! Each one of them is absolutely amazing!

    Joanne Basile said...

    Oh I adore gingham, ribbon, patterned papers, it is always such a clean and classic addition. Fun challenge Cath!

    Teresa Zuehls said...

    While I love gingham I have had some gingham paper for years and I try to use it every once in a while. So I really appreciate this challenge and looking forward to the many it will be used to give me more ideas. Thanks for the great challenge.

    Vicky said...

    Old and new again! Gingham! Love the vintage feel and then using it in an up to date design.

    Bonnie aka raduse said...

    Love this challenge!!!

    Mirta Sanchez said...

    My favorite coloring books when I was a kid were The Gingham Girls! I'm all over this!

    louk said...

    I still have gingham paper from when I first started making cards and I use it a lot! Love the crispness of it!

    stamplover2011 said...

    Wonderful challenge!! Can't wait to see what I can make...

    flowerdisco said...

    oh my, i got brave and entered it. nice challenge for me to start trying, :P

    Eli said...

    Beautiful cards! Great challenge! I hope I will have some time to make a card :)

    Marlena M. said...

    Beautiful inspiration Cath!

    Karen T said...

    What a fun challenge Cath! I just love the all the samples too.

    PapierGirl said...

    Wonderfully fun challenge - thank you for the inspiration! :)

    Mrs. Hill said...

    Gingham just totally says country, fields, farmhouses, farmer's daughters, tractors... Love it!

    NanaBeth said...

    I have a real ting for gingham-I am so looking forward to some superlative inspiration here!

    Lin said...

    So happy to see gingham as a trend! It's always made me happy!!

    cbuswell said...

    I love this challenge, I'm a big fan of gingham!

    Susan said...

    Love this gingham trend. Thanks for sharing Cath!

    Barb said...

    Love gingham! Fun challenge, Cath! :)

    maryrose said...

    Nothing says summer in the country like gingham. LOVE it!

    sheila said...

    I just adore gingham. I can remember my mom making me little summer outfits out of gingham fabric so it is a pattern that "takes me back"! And, I love pink gingham with green.....such a perpetually fresh color combo!

    WinterBerry Glen said...

    Summer and Gingham go hand in hand for me! I had fun playing along with this challenge. Thanks!

    Gabi MeWi said...

    Gingham is adorable - so I had to play ...

    Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

    Who can resist gingham? Not I!!!!

    buglvr2010 said...

    I love Gingham! Can't wait to check out the new Card Creations....

    Sherrie M. said...

    Gingham to me = happiness so I made a world of gingham. Love that its coming back in style.

    sheila said...

    So much fun making a gingham card yesterday that I had to sit down again today and do it again!

    Quip1320 said...

    Totally NOT a gingham girl but it was fun to push outside of my norm and you know what??? I actually LIKED it! Alert the media!

    Marion said...

    Gotta love a gingham challenge!

    sanketi said...

    Fun challenge ,thanks!

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    I'm alllll about the gingham! Thanks for a fun challenge. Really enjoyed seeing everyone's creations. Just uploaded mine! Have a great weekend everyone!

    Jeanette M. said...

    I just love gingham!

    Shelly said...

    Love the gingham challenge! Can't wait to see the new issue too!

    Aimee's Creative Stamping said...

    I am excited to enter this great challenge! Love the cards that have been created already!

    Veronica Z said...

    Thank you for the challenge! I love any reason to use gingham on a card. =0)

    Andrea said...

    I realized I need to go shopping for more gingham in my paper stash. Thanks for the challenge!

    Jasmine said...

    Super cute! Love gingham.

    Lyn S said...

    I love gingham, I used gingham stamps for my card!

    Isha said...

    Fun challenge Cath. I enjoyed creating it.

    Natalie said...

    Gingham, country-style fun! Thanks for the challenge.

    {Chrissie} said...

    Thanks for the challenge - this one was so great, I made two! Loved, loved, loved this one!!!

    Brenda said...

    Loved this challenge. I didn't realized I had any gingham paper in my paper collection and it turns out I had quite a selection.

    SHARADA DILIP said...

    Thanks for the challenge - this one was so great, I made two!

    Anne-Marie Stephanides said...

    Gotta love Gingham.. so versatile! Can't wait to look at everyone's entries :)

    xiumaiyuki said...

    I've always loved all things gingham!! Thanks for the inspirations.

    Bunny Vance said...

    Gingham is so fun to use! Thanks for a great challenge and sparking my idea for this card!
    Bunny

    ~Tammy~ said...

    Oh I am a gingham girl and I use it a LOT in papercrafting so I will be loving this challenge!

    Jackie Rockwell said...

    I LOVE gingham so I challenged myself to use it for a masculine card! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Amanda said...

    I want to use gingham for everything! Thanks for a fun challenge!

    Bonnie aka raduse said...

    My second card for the challenge. Used the same sketch as my first card, just changed the colors up a bit.

    Michelle said...

    These challenges are wonderful! Thank you, Cath! I need this new issue!

    angelabranon said...

    I love wearing gingham, decoration with gingham and making cards with gingham.

    Sarah said...

    I love gingham! Perfect for summer!

    LeAnne said...

    Gingham is one of my favorites, too! Love it

    Jackie Rockwell said...

    Had to make another card using gingham! I could't stop myself—what can I say—I LOVE gingham!!! :)

    Angela said...

    I was hoping gingham would make a comeback! What a fun challenge!

    Janice W. said...

    LOVE gingham!!

    Nancy said...

    This is the first time I've entered one of your challenges - so much fun!

    Skye said...

    Great challenge. Interesting to see all the different ways people have used gingham

    Sabrina said...

    Gingham brings back childhood memories, and there s something special about this simple pattern. Love to see the issue. What you've shown us is so great!

    Kimberly said...

    I'm with everybody else - I LOVE gingham! It has such a homespun feel to it. I linked up a couple of cards, but I have a feeling I'll link up a couple more by the time the challenge is over! Thanks!

    Angi said...

    Gingham is sooo fun to work with. Loved this challenge. :)

    Kathy (krolski) said...

    Love gingham! Was glad I had time to play along with this challenge! Such fun!

    Mei Ann Guerrero said...

    Thanks Cath for another interesting challenge. And by the way, I love the magazine as usual!

    Patricia Folchert said...

    Who could resist a gingham challenge? Not me, I had to join in on the fun. Thanks for the non-stop inspiration!

    Robin K. said...

    Thanks for the great challenge! My issue of this magazine is already full of post-its to mark my fave ideas!

    Pamela Haskin said...

    Just added my card. Fun challenge as usual.

    Pam W Merwin said...

    I love working with gingham and made this for the A Blog Named Hero and their Dust 'Em Off Challenge. Lin suggested I enter it here too ~ glad I found you :)

    Lynn said...

    fun challenge! I love gingham for summer!

    Annette said...

    Thanks for the fun challenge...Totally love the gingham pattern...

    Mirta Sanchez said...

    This challenge has inspired me to buy some gingham fabric and make some cute summer skirts. No, but I would love to be that girl!

    shirley-bee said...

    Such a summery theme, I had to enter!

    Karen said...

    so fun...thanks.

    Miriam Prantner said...

    I'm a sucker for gingham!

    Geri said...

    Fun challenge...1st time participating!!

    Donna Bowman said...

    Another fun challenge Cath and I it was challenging for me to think of what to do this time!!

    Sandi said...

    I have always loved gingham....thanks for the awesome challenge.

    Leslie Hanna said...

    Great challenge! And I used papers from my scrap, er ... remnant pile! YAY!

    Robin K. said...

    Yep, third card using gingham :)

    Chris said...

    I've started a few challenges before but never finished them - this gingham challenge is wonderful and I'm thrilled with my end results! Thanks for always inpsiring!

    Cecilia Hsieh said...

    I'm glad I found time to participate in another great Moxie Fab World challenge. Love gingham, especially ribbons - I tend to hoard them whenever I see them!!

    Angella D. Crockett said...

    Thanks so much for this fun challenge! I'm so happy to be able to play along! LOVE your challenges!! Blessings, Angie

    Suzanne Russell said...

    Thanks for this and all of the great challenges you offer! Love Gingham :)

    Kelly C said...

    Fun challenge!

    Myoriah said...

    What a great challenge to motivate me to make a Sun Bonnet Sue card that has been on the back burner since before Christmas.

    I had fun with gingham and definitely will use it more often in my projects. Thanks for this inspiring challenge.

    Janet said...

    Great challenges and cards!

    Michele Gross said...

    What a fun challenge! So many fantastic cards linked up!

    Julie E said...

    Oooo, just love gingham - summery and cheery!

    Lucy Newton said...

    I love using gingham again is such a classic!

    Suzanne C said...

    Wowzer... Looks like the Gingham is a big hit. :) Another set of fab challenges!

    maria f. said...

    Playing with gingham just makes me feel good. Thanks for the opp. Hope you're recovering well...

    Shari B said...

    I cute card with a touch of gingham can't help but make you happy all over! What a fun challenge! :)

    Larissa Heskett said...

    THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    Bethany said...

    I love using splatter now Cath, thanks to this challenge!

    Helen F. said...

    This is a beautiful challenge! I just LOVE love love gingham, you may see more cards before the midnight hour strikes :)

    Kimba NYC said...

    This was so much fun!

    Bethany said...

    thanks for the fun Cath!

    Nance said...

    Such great challenges! Wish I had had more time to do more. Loved this gingham one. Have so many more ideas and more gingham than time!

    Lyndal said...

    So many gorgeous gingham creations!!! Had so much fun with this one :)

    My Paper Epiphany said...

    Wow gingham is definitely popular!

    Jacquie Southas said...

    I am sorry you aren't feeling better, but thankful the challenge is extended - love, love, love gingham

    Jocelyn Olson said...

    I hope the healing process is going well! Fun challenge...there are some fantastic entries!

    Debstamps said...

    Gingham makes me happy! Hope you're shoulder's feelin' happier Cath!

    Lisa M said...

    Loved your challenge! Thanks so much. :)

    Kathi said...

    I love gingham and was psyched to be able to play along (finally)!

    Die Cut Lady said...

    Fun fresh challenge.