Papercraft Star Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway!


Welcome to Papercraft Star's First Anniversary Blog Hop sponsored by Tradefish Designs. In celebration of our First Anniversary and in honor of Father's Day as well, out theme for this Papercraft Star Hop is "For the Men We Love".
 TradeFish Designs
Our Design Team has created some fabulous projects that feature stamps from Tradefish Designs - a company devoted to creating stamps with masculine themes, imagery and sentiments. We are especially happy to partner with Tradefish Designs for our Anniversary Hop as both the company and stamp designs are owned by our very own Cecilia Stephens!

We have a fabulous prize for our Blog Hop randomly selected winner as well - the entire May 2011 Release Bundle of Tradefish Designs Stamps (a $55.00 value)!!!!

To qualify for the prize, you must do the following:

1. Be a follower of Papercraft Star.

2. Be a follower of Tradefish Designs.

3. Leave a comment at every stop along the hop.

In keeping with the theme, "For the Men We Love", I created a masculine card using a stamped sentiment from Tradefish Designs. I used a die cut to create a label and added embossing on the bottom half for texture.

I used burlap fabric, twine, and a rustic-style wooden button. My favorite part about this card is the dark wood-grain color with the pop of navy blue. 

You have the entire week, June 19 through June 25, to participate in the hop and leave all your comments. Here is the list of the hop stops - just in case you get lost...

Kim (you are here)

Don't forget to leave a comment at every stop and to qualify for this great prize, you must be a follower of both Papercraft Star and Tradefish Designs too! 

Your next stop on the hop is...Regan.

Special Notice for Papercraft Star Followers: Use Coupon Code PSCSTAR10 to receive 10% off your purchase the entire month of June at Tradefish Designs!

Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey; Crate Paper; October Afternoon
Die Cut: (Mat Stack Collection 1) Papertrey Ink
Embossing Plate: Provocraft
Stamp: (Missing You) Tradefish Designs

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks so much for all you do for the Papercraft Star Design Team Kim...your work is fabulous and we've been so lucky to have you as part of our team over these past months, I don't make opportunities to stop by here often enough to tell you that! Also, I totally in love with this card, the burlap and layers are so awesome, a beautifully composed card with a great color combo! Wonderful work Kim!!

  2. Love the all of the papers and the burlap is terrific! TFS! :)Amy

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors! Sentiment is fab! :)

  4. What a gorgeous card Kim, in a masculine way of course! :) I love all the layers and I agree, I really like the wood tones with the pop of navy blue. Fabulous job!

    I have enjoyed working with you at PCS. You have been an inspiration to me and I am sure many others as well.

  5. What a wonderful addition you have made to our Design Team here at Papercraft Star ! You always have something I wish I had created myself. I truly mean that.

    GREAT card for the hop !!!

  6. Kim, your card is fab! I love the colors you've chosen and that burlap is a great finish touch. Your work is always amazing! TFS :)

  7. Great card, love all the different textures. TFS!!!

  8. Gorgeous card!! I love the design and color scheme! Fabulous!!

  9. Very nice card! Thanks for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at

  10. Cool card! Love the burlap and the masculine look:)

  11. Oh, this is such a great guy card without getting so mushy. How great this sentiment would be for any card that I would need to make for my husband. Love the burlap and hounds tooth. This is just a great card. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Gr8 card. LOVE the button. I'm just hoppin around. Thanks

  13. Love love love your card. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  14. Beautiful card. Love your blog. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Hey,
    I like your card, it is a really nice one.
    Regards creativemaman

  16. Love the DPs and that 1/2 impression. Great sentiment too.

  17. Great card. Love the DPs and the 1/2 embossing on tag.

  18. Great card. Love the DPs and the 1/2 embossing on the tag.

  19. Beautiful card!! I alwasy have such a hard time making masculne cards. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I'm loving the soft colors and the textures. Nice work! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. great card. i'm always on the look out for masculine cards and this fits the bill. tfs.

  22. great man's card.
    kathleen mc x