Hello everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend? I was out playing the whole weekend so I will just share some projects that were published in Create: Stamping February 2013.
1. A happy party card with a play on border stamp. Original post here.
2. This card was made a year ago. And yes, speech bubbles are still hot! Original post here
3. A tag using my favorite paper by Amy Tan. Original post here.
4. A memory game tin gift. Original post here.
5. I was playing with Freestyle Collage on this bag. I enjoyed the whole layering process.
Whew~~ Don’t they take the cutest photos? Publication is such a fun and rewarding game to play! :) If you are not familiar with the process, below are links to the publication calls I submit to. These two are my favorite magazines and they are different in styles. Study one or two of their issues to get a feeling of what they are looking for is my best advice.
1. Northridge Publications. (CARDS, Create Idea Books and Simply Handmade)
They usually have calls for two months up at a time with due dates of every 1st of the month. The acceptance emails usually go out within 2 weeks after the deadline (on 8-14th every month). The part I like most about Northridge calls is that they are very general – you can interpret the call anyway you would like – just be creative and have fun. And you can submit projects you’ve shared on your blog (but not have been published in any magazine).
2. Paper Crafts Magazine (Paper Crafts, Stamp It! Cards, Card Creations, etc.)
Paper Crafts has calls go out every month for regular and special issues. Once you have a card published with them, you will have the details emailed to you every time. The projects for PC must be brand new, never before seen. The calls usually end on a Monday and the acceptance emails will go out on the Friday. Here are some helpful articles written by the creative editor Susan R. Opel: Debunking the Mysteries of Submission and Behind the Scenes with Paper Crafts Magazine.
I’ve learned and grown so much by submitting to magazines. I hope that you are (or will) too! :) Thank you for stopping by! Happy creating!