August 22, 2012

Card Design Handbook Week: The Repetition Challenge

Did you know? Paper Crafts magazine's latest and greatest special issue, Card Design Handbook has a total of 24 lessons on design? 


And to think, I've just got time to focus on five! There is so much moxie fab inspiration in this issue, I feel like I'm just barely scratching the surface here in our Card Design Handbook Week! All the more reason for you to get your hands on a copy as soon as you can!

In the meantime, I'm very excited to bring you the Repetition Challenge. Repeating visual elements such as a line, color, shape, texture, value, or image tends to unify the total effect of a project's design. It also serves to add emphasis, and one of my favorites, rhythm. Check it:

Did You Hear? Card by Jocelyn Olson, p. 62

Moxie Fab Alert: By repeating this stamped image three times, Jocelyn is emphasizing that the news to be found on the inside of the card is epic. By going all Andy Warhol on the coloring of the images, the designs stay hip and fresh. For if you think about it, the danger of repeating elements is that they could become mundane.

Favorite Things Wall Hanging by Alicia Thelin, p. 61

Moxie Fab Alert: One of my favorite projects from the entire issue, this delightful design is all about the repetition. By selecting such a sweet dress shape and repeating it in such appealingly different yet coordinated patterned papers, Alicia has created an unmistakably sweet mood in her project that has a powerful impact.

Good Luck Buttons Card by Kim Hughes, p. 119

Moxie Fab Alert:  By placing these 5 mixxy matchy cutie patootie buttons in a line on the card, Kim leads our eye towards the sentiment where the emphasis is unmistakable.

There are a million-and-one ways to incorporate repetition in the design of your cards, the point is to use repetition as a tool to add emphasis, create rhythm, or to make a definitive statement.

Wanna give it a try? By joining us in our challenge, you'll be adding repetition to your paper crafting bag of tricks, and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Here's how to join in on all the fun, and remember, for this challenge I'll be looking for projects where the repetition is the star of the show!
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates repetition 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 Repetition 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, September 24.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, September 26 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of Card Design Handbook.
  • One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the ten winning entries by the editors of Paper Crafts magazine and will be featured in the March/April 2013 issue.
Never has repeating yourself been so much fun!

~Cath

PS Be sure and click on over to Paper Crafts Connection where the Card Design Handbook Week party is going as strong as ever!



88 comments:

Melissa said...

Loving these challenges!! :)

TLady said...

I ORDERED my copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS CATH! AND LOVE the cards here! :)

Jennie said...

Love repetition in stamping...great cards and love the concept of this new magazine!

Julie S. said...

This magazine looks terrific. Fun challenge!

Paper Made Bakery said...

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic repetitive creations! Can't wait to get my copy!! Way to go Alicia!!

Trinh said...

Gotta get my hands on this issue! Thanks for another fun challenge, Cath.

Susie said...

What a fun challenge. I rushed right home from work to make my card!

Melissa Shea said...

alright, alright! I just bought the issue LOL! If this is only scratching the surface then oh my! I'm in for a treat! I love the way you describe WHY a design fits an element. Eye candy and education. Whoot!

Anonymous said...

Love these card but fav idea is Alicia's framed dresses. EJ

lenny said...

First time that I'm gonna play along with a Moxie Fab challenge! Excited!!

Annheidel said...

This is my first time participating in one of your challenges. Thanks for the tips on repetition! :)

Patti P. said...

Love this challenge, thanks for the chance to play along.

Barb said...

Thanks for these fun challenges, Cath! I seriously LOVE THIS ISSUE!! I'm learning so much!

Beverley said...

Fun challenges, hope to play more - I so can't wait for my issue to arrive!

Becky said...

Thanks for the challenge! Can't wait to get my own copy of this magazine!

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

thanks Cath!

Michelle McClure said...

Love the samples that you've shown, what a great challenge.

Judy1223 said...

This is a cool challenge...I think I can handle this one! Now, assymetry is ANOTHER issue altogether!

walchowDesign said...

Fun challenge and am working on them!

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there, have entered two cards that are in the same post ...will be back with more (-:

Andrea said...

Fantastic challenge! Thank you for the continued inspiration.

Amy Papale said...

Just linked up! Great Challenge!!

Handgathered said...

I have read the rules and nowhere have I seen that a card can enter more than one of these design challenges. Am I right, cause I did :P

Celestial Charms said...

This is so much fun. Great challenge...I just linked up. Thanks for hosting these!
Maureen

maria mcclure said...

What a fantastic issue! After seeing one beautiful card after another inspired by the Handbook I hit my local newsstand for my own copy. It did not disappoint. The tips and techniques are well explained and beautifully illustrated! I'll be turning to this issue for a long time to come!

Romaine said...

O MY! Great tips- explains why sometimes you will look at your card and know that something is off, but not why! I will need a copy of this!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I played along, this was fun;)

Marlena M. said...

I enjoyed this~thanks Cath!

sanketi said...

I played along...it was fun repeating patterns!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Thanks for a fun challenge Cath! I'm going to try and submit at least one card for each of your challenges! Your are certainly keeping me busy!!

Tracey McNeely said...

I played along for the first time. Great challenge.

Bee's hive said...

How Fun! Love it all!

Kara Lynne said...

Fun challenges for the Card Design Handbook week! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

Cathy A said...

Really enjoying these challenges

N@ Ali said...

all linked up, thanks. Jocelyn's card is just jaw-dropping!

Michelle said...

Wow.... loving the challenges! I "need" to go out and find a copy of the Card Design Handbook as I can use all the help that I can get! Thanks!

sanketi said...

Loving these challenges!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Just entered my second card. I'm addicted to Moxie Fab World challenges!! Sorry I think I may have uploaded twice, please delete #80 as there is a typo!!

Linda said...

I love repetitons on a card. It's so simple or elaborate as you want it to be!

Amy said...

Wow, so much awesome talent here!

Joyce said...

I just linked up. What a great challenge.

maria mcclure said...

and now, I've just joined in the fun. Beautiful cards everyone!

Daria Z. said...

Just linked - I hope! Looks like a great magazine!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my - this was a huge challenge that to be honest, not sure I accomplished it~

Teresa W. said...

Thanks for the challenges! I have learn a lot this whole week.

Lynn Le5 said...

Picked up my copy yesterday!
Greatchallenges!
First time player!
Thanks for the great challenges.

Daria Z. said...

Another entry with double stamping - a technique I rarely use!

Daria Z. said...

I don't usually double stamp - but here's a second card with that technique!!

Kay said...

Great issue! I'm always looking for ways to improve my cards and this was just perfect.

Kristen said...

Loving these challenges!!

Angi said...

Super duper fun challenge. I loved this one!!! :)

Joanne said...

I love the look of repetition when crafting, so I took up the challenge!
Joanne xo

Katy said...

Love these challenges! I will have to check out this magazine! :)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

thanks for the challenge Cath!

Camilla said...

Fun challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Great challenge. Not something I do usually so it was good for me to think outside the box.

Geri said...

Wow! This is definitely a must have publication! The mini tutorials have been fabulous! We are never too old to learn!!!

Sandy Allnock said...

I had such fun with mine...can't wait to read it!!

Happy Dance said...

This challenge was so much fun! Will be at B & N later to get my copy!
Bev

Mirta Sanchez said...

Let's do that again!

Clare D. said...

Thanks for helping me think outside the box and save a little dough with this challenge!

Geri said...

Wow! Two entries in one challenge! That is something new for me!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the great tips from this edition of the magazine!

Jen W. said...

Can't wait to get back to the Craft Cave and play some more!

donna mikasa said...

This may be my favorite publication--such a wealth of ideas and inspiration!

Eesha Kolli said...

Love these challenges totally. And thanks for explaining the techniques so well :-)

Skye said...

Fun challenge and lovely examples

Bonnie M said...

Stamping was made for repetition.

Mirta Sanchez said...

I love this challenge more than chocolate. The end.

Helen F. said...

Yay, managed to get 1 of 5 "Card Design Handbook" challenges posted :)
PS: I really need to get my hands on this issue, it looks awesome

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Just uploaded my third card!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Thanks for the fun! The sample cards are gorgeous!!!

Amanda Coleman said...

It's fun to get back to challenges after summer vacation!

Bonnie M said...

"I, I love you like a love song, baby, And I keep hittin' repeat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat."

Julie Hoffman said...

This is my first time playing along with a Moxie Fab challenge! I just picked up the Card Sketches for Paper Crafters this afternoon and I'm looking forward to trying out some of the amazing sketches!!

Kris Chirhart said...

This is a technique that I do not do very often... so I thank you for the challenge!! Great cards!!

Arlene said...

I really should use this technique more, but I hate lining up things - why? - cause they then have to be perfect!

However, since this was digital stamping, I don't have to worry about lining them up. No extras, just print. This is my first submission to Moxie World and I frankly love this technique.

Emily said...

This issue has really helped me understand the hows and whys of card designing. I'll be returning to it often I'm sure!

Shylaashree said...

Great challenge and loved to submit my entry

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

Thank you for the inspiration!
Lauren

sandie said...

just getting into these challenges and great to learn new things

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous resource & great challenge!

Heather Jane said...

Having fun with these Challenges!

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Heather said...

I love the challenge aspect of these challenges. It keeps me inspired to create and motivated to try new things. I am tempted to say that it gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning, but my kids do that for me.

Deb Lorence said...

I've got this issue, so many great ideas!

Bethany S. said...

thanks so much Cath...I loved all these challenges....I just wish I had had more time to play along!