Iron Craft Season 2 Episode 10

Hello folks!

So I’d stop to chit-chat but we should really move on to the episode today! I have a repeat Iron Crafter today and you are going to LOVE this interview! I know I know I say that every week but what can I do, my guests are that awesome really! 🙂


Today I have the uber-talented Cristina Kowalczyk! She took out some time between her busy schedule of crafting and book writing to give this interview! Here it is for you.


Cristina and I used 2 products from the 2 companies she is most associated with!

We used the Square Prints stamp set from Papertrey Ink and the Timeless Tags 2 dies from WPlus9. Stamps and dies – two of Cristina’s staple crafting products!



Here is what we made. My card on the left and Cristina’s on the right!


I based mine off one of Cristina’s older cards and went with a color scheme that’d make her proud! Aligning the squares was SO much effort really! Cristina’s card is the epitome of Clean-and-Simple really! Oh and we should have had enamel dots as an ingredient 😀 Psst, mine are handmade enamel dots!


Today I’m sponsoring an Amazon Gift Card of $15 as a giveaway! Hope you will use it to buy Cristina’s new book if you win! 🙂


To win, just leave a comment here answering Cristina’s question from the video interview! I’ll choose a random winner from the comments. Here is Cristina’s question for you again…


What is your favorite book?


Fitting question from the author of 3 books! I’m hoping to pick up lots of new books to add to my reading list this week! So whats your favorite book folks?


  1. jthstamper

    A lovely interview. You both seemed to be having such a good time. My favorite book of all time is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (actually – everything by Austen!). My favorite book so far this year is The Last Supper Catering Company.


  2. Linda E

    I have long been a fan of yours and awaited your PTI cards with baited breath. I knew your were an author too but somehow didn’t make the connection with your book which keeps popping up on “Must Read” lists. (It’s already on my amazon wish list. I wish you were coming to the Book Review in Huntington, New York. I don’t know if I can make it into NYC on a weeknight but I will try!


  3. Cheryl B.

    Great interview! I think both cards are CAS and well executed. My favorite book by an American author is John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. My favorite book by an English author is Charles Dickens’ The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby. I also enjoy anything written by Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie and of course, the magnificent Maya Angelou. I so look forward to reading your book Christina!!!


  4. Liz Lumsden

    The interview and both your cards are wonderful1 I am a voracious reader and have loved a lot of books and cannot name just 1! I am also a very eclectic reader, reading all genres. So, here is a short list of my faves: The Stand by Stephen King; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; the Outlander series; To Kill a Mockingbird; Gone Girl…I could go on! Oh, I have to mention this one as I saw Tom Robbins has his memoir out now, Skinny Legs and All.


  5. Carol Mc

    I am an avid reader. It is so hard to pick a favorite. Perhaps Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.

    Great cards. Loved the interview.


  6. Diane Giarrusso

    Beautiful cards both of you! I found you through Christina’s card website! I’m so excited because I won a copy of Christina’s new book!!! Yay! I’m a librarian by trade, so I read a lot of books… Hard to pick a favorite one…perhaps Sarah Dunant’s The Birth of Venus.

    Great interview, thanks!


  7. Susan P

    I really enjoyed watching the interview with Christina! I wish here all the best in her writing career. I do miss her in Papertrey countdown thoughts – her cards were always awesome. I have enjoyed continuing to read her blog. My favorite book of all time is The Bible. It is the only book I know that can change lives and hearts.


  8. Marissa M.

    It’s SO hard to pick a favorite! Everything by Christopher Moore is amazing. And I love Scott Westerfeld. If I have to pick, (for now) I’ll go with Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story. 🙂


  9. maria f.

    My Idol. Thanks for having her. Wonderful cards, both. Recently read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Couldn’t put it down. BTW… heard somewhere that you can cut Perler beads to make smaller size dots.


  10. Bobby

    I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. I’ve loved Cristina’s cards and I’m sure her book will be just as appealing. I didn’t do a lot of reading for a long time but after retiring and spending winters in the south, I found more time to read. I would have to say my favorite book is “Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven” by Fannie Flagg, maybe because the main character reminded me a lot of my mother. I also like anything written by Jodi Picoult.


  11. Michele Ferguson

    I LOVE to read and I love Cristina’s cards!! I’ve read thousands, but I have several I read again, and again: A Woman of Substance – for a long read; for a rainy day can’t put it down quickie: Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas; or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; or War Brides.


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