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Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays Week 100 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays Week 100 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting inspiration over 100 weeks – it just gets better and better!


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New to Magazine Mondays?

Please scroll down to the section,

What is Magazine Mondays All About?,

for more information,

then scroll back up and check out this week’s challenge piece,

entries and winner.

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Been contemplating joining in?
Come on, what are YOU waiting for?


Even if you don’t want to enter the challenge,
play along each week.

You may be surprised at what you come up with
by stretching your creative muscles a bit.

Enter your creation(s) & YOU could WIN!

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One more thing:

When you click on images in our posts:

The images will be enlarged; and,

you can now easily share them with your peeps,

via your favorite social media channels.


Share, Post, +1, Tweet & Pin away!

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For those who may have missed last week’s challenge post,

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays Week 100,

here’s a quick look at last week’s inspiration pieces:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Inspiration Piece - Cover #1 (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Inspiration Piece – Cover #1

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Inspiration Piece - Cover #2 (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Inspiration Piece – Cover #2

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Inspiration Piece - Cover #3 (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Inspiration Piece – Cover #3

Papercrafting Inspiration:
Magazine Mondays Week 100 Inspiration Pieces


Come and check out what our talented papercrafters created
for this special edition of Magazine Mondays…


Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Karen L. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Karen L.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Karen L.


Karen created a wonderful tagged card perfect for many different occasions. 

She was inspired by the numbers and the monochrome nature of the third of our inspiration pieces.

I love the simplicity of the design and colors and the softening touch of the tied twine. Great job Karen!

Be sure to stop by Karen’s Flickr stream to see what else she likes creating.

Jean M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Jean M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Jean M.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Jean M.


Jean created a fun congrats cards for our 100th Magazine Mondays challenge.

She was inspired by the “100” and colors in our first inspiration piece.

Of course we love this design! Thanks so much, Jean!

Be sure to stop by Jean’s blog to check out all of her papercrafted creations.

Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission (album inside) By Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission (album inside) By Beverly J.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Beverly J.


Beverly created a lovely mini album for a friend.

She included the number “100” and adopted a “patriotic” theme for her project.

I love the cover design and the inside sentiment. And check out that lovely red bow!

Be sure to stop by Beverly’s blog to see her other projects.

Shartl

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Shartl (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Shartl

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Shartl


Shartl created a fun Father’s Day card for her Dad.

She made sure to include one of our required numbers in her project, and was obviously inspired by the colors in our first inspiration piece.

I love the colors and the way she lifted the yellow tag to highlight that her dad’s #1!

Be sure to stop by Shartl’s Flickr stream to check out the images of her other creations.

Teresa G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Teresa G. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Teresa G.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Teresa G.

Teresa (a newbie to our challenge!) created a super cute card that any little guy or girl would love to receive for his or her birthday.

She was inspired by the bright colors and futuristic lines and images in our inspiration pieces.

I love how she thought of binary numbers and the robot as a way to include the required numbers – clever!

Be sure to stop by Teresa’s blog to welcome her to our challenge.

JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By JPSCRAPS (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by JPSCRAPS


JPSCRAPS created a wonderful card that anyone experiencing a tough time would welcome.

She found two ways to incorporate the required numbers in her card, as well as a crocheted flower.

I love the quote JPSCRAPS included and the way she kept the design simple and focused on the message.

Be sure to stop by JPSCRAPS’ blog and share some positive thoughts – she recently lost her little fur baby and I’m sure she would appreciate some papercrafter love.

Cornelia

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Cornelia (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Cornelia

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Cornelia


Cornelia (another newbie to our challenge!) created an elegant thank-you card for last week’s challenge.

She was inspired by the design in our third inspiration magazine.

I love the way the lines lead your eye down to the sentiment and the elegance of the design and colors.

Be sure to stop by Cornelia’s blog to welcome her to PCC and our weekly challenge.

Hazel H.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Hazel H. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Hazel H.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Hazel H.


Hazel (yet another challenge newbie!) created a fun and colorful mini book.

She was inspired by the colors in our second inspiration piece and incorporated the required number 100 in her cover tag.

I LOVE the bright and cheery colors Hazel incorporated and her plan for this mini book.

Be sure to stop by Hazel’s blog to welcome her and to see how she created, and intends to use, her newest creation.

Pamela H.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Pamela H. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Pamela H.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Pamela H.


Pamela (and yet another challenge newbie!) created a fun “Miss You” card that any friend or loved one would love to receive.

She was inspired by the colors in our first inspiration piece and the curves in our third.

I love how she included one of the required numbers, the number 10.

Can you spot it? It’s the number of arrows on her card. Smart!

Be sure to stop by Pamela’s blog to welcome her to our Magazine Mondays challenge and to see how she cleverly created her card front.

Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission (#2) By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission (#2) By Barb M.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submissions by Barb M.


Barb was so inspired that she created two projects – a butterfly canvas and another awesome PCC MM Challenge congrats card.

She started by incorporating 100 paper and vellum butterflies into her canvas, and was so inspired that she then created a card inspired by our third inspiration piece and which also includes the number “100.”

As a lover of butterflies, I’m in awe of Barb’s canvas – it reminds me of the annual butterfly migrations when the butterflies are stacked onto trees along their journey!

And of course we love the celebration card she created! Thanks, Barb!

Be sure to stop by Barb’s Instagram feed to learn more about her papercrafting endeavors.

Beatriz S.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 100 Submission By Beatriz S. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Submission By Beatriz S.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 100 Submission by Beatriz S.


Beatriz created a fun illustration incorporating the required number 100.

She’s another newbie to our site and challenge and we’re glad she’s here.

We’re sure loving all the newbies joining our amazing regulars!

I am truly inspired by Beatriz’s illustrations and hand-lettering (this is the second one she’s submitted for our challenge) – I have my drawing supplies with me while I travel largely due to Beatriz inspiring me to want to practice more!

Be sure to stop by Beatriz’s Flickr stream to see her other projects.

Missed out on this week’s challenge?

It’s never too late to create and/or submit an entry!
(It just won’t be eligible for the prize drawing unless it’s submitted by the deadline.)


And, this week’s winner is…

JPSCRAPS!


Please join us in congratulating

JPSCRAPS!




JPSCRAPS:

Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address
and “Magazine Mondays – Week 100 Winner” in the subject line,
to me at shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com
(using the correct email format, of course ;)).

 

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Did you miss out on playing along this week?

No worries, there’s always next week!


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Plus, you’ll always be up-to-date
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Want to know how to play along this week?

It’s easy:

  • Go create something – any papercraft project – based on this week’s inspiration piece (this week’s inspiration piece was posted early, on Sunday, May 24, 2015).
  • Come back to this week’s post and leave a comment, including a link to where you’ve posted your papercraft creation, before midnight (central time, GMT-5) on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
  • Check back often to see what others have created and posted (and show your fellow papercrafters love by commenting on their creations!)

We’ll be checking the comment section of this week’s blog post daily for comments and links to papercrafting goodness, and we’ll pin all the creations to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board and link to them on our Facebook page so everyone can be inspired. (Note: be sure your papercraft creation is not blocked from being pinned if you want it added to our board.)

Then, on Monday, June 1, 2015, we’ll randomly choose one participant from this week’s papercraft entries to receive a fun prize!

And, their winning entry will be the called out as ***THE WINNER*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board!

Happy papercrafting!
Steph & The PCC Team

 

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What is Magazine Mondays All About?

It’s a weekly dose of papercrafting inspiration courtesy of magazines.

We’ll be offering you peaks at their covers, pages, topics, colors and type in hopes of inspiring you to create.

And, most importantly, it’s a chance for you to show off your papercraft creations and win fun papercrafting prizes!


PaperCrafter’s Corner (PCC)
has been known for being a papercrafting information resource (store, event, retreat and kit club directories; industry news; product roundups, etc.) and provider of entertainment (product sneak peeks, challenges, giveaways, etc.).

Now we want to become your number-one source of inspiration…more specifically, papercrafting inspiration!


Magazine Mondays – How To Play Along

Each Monday we’ll post a magazine cover or page or project here on our blog and encourage you to use it as inspiration to create something of your very own.

You’ll create something (ANYTHING papercrafted) and add a comment on the blog post, including a link to your inspired papercraft creation, before midnight (central time, GMT-5) the following Sunday.

We’ll “pin” each week’s magazine – as well as everyone’s creations – to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board to provide even more inspiration for our community.

And, we’ll link to all the creations from our Facebook page so everyone following our Facebook timeline will see the creations our community has shared!


And the best part?

One lucky winner
(chosen randomly from all entries received by midnight [central time, GMT-5]
of the Sunday following the inspiration piece posting)
will receive a prize for participating!

And, the winner will get to see her/his papercraft creation
called out as ***THE WINNER***
on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board!

 

Important Note:

This papercrafting challenge is not just open to cards or scrapbook layouts (which have both been popular entry categories), but to ALL papercrafted creations!

How about creating something for your home or office or as a gift?

Whether you like to make home decor items, work in your art journal, create “repurposed” projects out of paper products, make cards, enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, or prefer book-binding, quilling or origami, or some other form of papercrafting, it’s all welcome!

Love this week’s inspiration for a Project Life or 365 entry or page? Create and enter that!

The ONLY requirements for entering the Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge (at this time) is that your entry must be a papercraft project – it must somehow incorporate paper – and it must be linked to before the deadline.


Play along and Good Luck!
Steph & The PCC Team





Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 101!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 101!
Papercrafting inspiration from magazines to inspire your Red, White & Blue creations!

It’s time for our
101st

Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge.

And this week we’re focusing
on papercrafting for
Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day
to our U.S. audience!

Thank you to all the brave men and women
who’ve served our country,
and especially to those
who made the ultimate sacrifice –
today we honor you.

This Week’s Papercrafting Challenge

No matter what kind of papercrafting you’re into – scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media, art journaling or decor creation, or paper-folding, paper-cutting or paper sculpture – it’s easy to participate and we’d love to have you join us!

And, we’d love to inspire you to try something new – a new type of papercrafting, new tools, new supplies, new ideas, etc.!

Stretch your creative muscle a bit, won’t you?

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Magazine Mondays, Week 101!

Remember, you can’t WIN if you don’t play!

Come on, Join In!

WHAT have you got to lose?

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New to Magazine Mondays?

Check out
all of our previous MM papercrafting challenges,
and/or scroll down to the section
“What is Magazine Mondays All About?
for more information,
then scroll back up and check out this week’s challenge.

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Week 101’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 99 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 99 Memorial Day & Red, White & Blue Creations Inspiration Piece


What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because of the soft, painted feel
and the way the flags stand out.

I searched for magazine covers with a Memorial Day theme,
but it was slim pickings.

Given the importance of Memorial Day,
I was a bit disappointed.

We hope this week’s cover inspires you to remember
the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country,
and to grab your papercrafting supplies and create something memorable,
whether or not you decide to submit what you create.

By the way, 
Did you see our post about a very worthy recipient
of red, white and blue birthday-, thank you-, missing you- and loving you-themed cards?
…one more reason to join in and create this week!

This week’s magazine cover/layout offers:

  • A painted canvas look
  • The colors red, white and blue (and yellow)
  • Flags
  • A bold title in a unique typeface (I love the “W” and the “Rs”!)
  • A clear, blue sky
  • Buildings | Skyscrapers
  • A date (May 29, 1965) and price ($.25)
  • A signature of the artist (how many of us sign our work?)
  • And, perhaps you see something else?


What will YOU create this week?

The Deadline & Creative Options:
The deadline for submitting your papercraft projects this week is
Sunday, May 31, at midnight (central, GMT-5).

There is one extra requirement this week
your papercrafting project must incorporate red, white and blue.


Why the extra requirement?

Because there’s an extra special prize
again this week…

We’re again offering a bonus giveaway to the
lucky participant whose name is drawn from all eligible entries this week.

Yup, that’s right,
this week’s challenge winner
will receive something that’s perfect
for decorating for all holidays,
the WRMK Pinwheel Punch Board!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 99 Bonus Prize, the WRMK Pinwheel Punch Board! (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 99 Bonus Prize, the WRMK Pinwheel Punch Board!

As a reminder, this papercrafting challenge is open to
ALL types of papercrafted creations!

And, it’s open to ALL papercrafters,
wherever you are in the world!

How about creating something for your home or office or as a gift?

Whether you like to make home decor items, work in your art journal, create “repurposed” projects out of paper products, make cards, enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, or prefer book-binding, quilling or origami, or some other form of papercrafting, it’s all welcome!

Love this week’s inspiration for a Project Life or 365 entry or page?

Create and enter that! 

The ONLY requirements for entering this week’s Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge are that your entry must be a papercraft project – it must somehow incorporate paper – it must include red, white and blueand it must be submitted by the deadline.

Please Note:
***The Pinwheel Punch Board will likely not be shipped out to the winner
until mid- to late-June.***

Playing along with this week’s papercrafting challenge is easy:

  • Go create something – any papercraft project – based on this week’s inspiration (above)
  • Come back to this post and leave a comment, including a link to where you’ve posted your papercraft creation, by midnight (central time, GMT-5) on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
  • Check back often to see what others have created and posted (and show your fellow papercrafters love by commenting on their creations!)

We’ll be checking the comment section of this blog post for comments and links to papercrafting goodness, and we’ll pin all the creations to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board and link to them on the PaperCrafter’s Corner Facebook page so everyone can be inspired. (Note: be sure your papercraft creation is not blocked from being pinned if you want it added to our board.)

Then, on Monday, June 1, 2015we’ll randomly choose one papercrafter from this week’s papercrafting challenge entries to receive a fun papercrafting prize.

And, their winning entry will be called out as ***THE WINNER*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board, and a link to their entry will forever live in our Facebook timeline!

Having a hard time remembering to check our blog for each week’s inspiration piece?

Subscribe to our daily blog feed
and you’ll get a reminder every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly blog feed
and you’ll get another reminder every Friday,
24 hours before the entry deadline.

(Plus, you’ll receive a bunch of fun shares each day and each week!)

Have a great week and happy papercrafting adventures!
Steph & The PCC Team

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What is Magazine Mondays All About?

It’s a weekly dose of papercrafting inspiration courtesy of magazines.

We’ll be offering you peaks at their covers, pages, topics, typography, colors and type in hopes of inspiring you to create.

And, most importantly, it’s a chance for you to show off your papercraft creations and win fun papercrafting prizes!

PaperCrafter’s Corner (PCC) has been known for being a papercrafting information resource (store, event, retreat and kit club directories; industry news; product roundups, etc.) and provider of entertainment (product sneak peeks, challenges, giveaways, etc.).

Now we want to become your number-one source of inspiration…more specifically, papercrafting inspiration!

Magazine Mondays – How To Play Along

Each Monday we’ll post a magazine here on our blog and encourage you to use it as inspiration to create something of your very own.

You’ll create something (ANYTHING papercrafted) and add a comment on the blog post, including a link to your inspired papercraft creation, before midnight (central time, GMT-5) the following Sunday.

Please note: Some challenges include special requirements in order for your entry to be eligible to win – be sure to check for these and include them!

We’ll “pin” each week’s magazine – as well as everyone’s creations – to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board to provide even more inspiration for our community.

And, we’ll link to all the creations from our Facebook page so everyone following our Facebook timeline can click through and see the creations our community has shared!

And the best part?

One lucky winner
(chosen randomly from all entries received
by midnight [central time, GMT-5]
of the Sunday following the inspiration piece posting)
will receive a prize for participating!

And, the winner will get to see
her/his papercraft creation called out as
***THE WINNER*** on our
Magazine Mondays Pinterest board
!


Play along and Good Luck!
Steph & The PCC team




Papercrafting: Giving Back

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting: Giving Back
Papercrafting makes us happy…and it’s made many, many others happy as well!

Papercrafting Blog Hop: Operation Write Home Finish Strong (#finishstrong) Campaign Blog Hop (image)

Papercrafting Blog Hop: Operation Write Home Finish Strong (#finishstrong) Campaign Blog Hop

How many of you are familiar with Operation Write Home (OWH)?

If not, we encourage you to check them out: About Operation Write Home


And now, before we go any further, I’d like to take a moment to recognize and thank Sandy Allnock, the Executive Director of Operation Write Home, for all she’s done in setting up and managing this wonderful organization that’s made the lives of our military personnel, and their families, a bit brighter while the troops have been deployed.

As a “military brat” I have personal experience with missing my Dad, a retired Marine, when he was deployed.

Receiving a letter letting us know he was alive and well was something my Mom and I really looked forward to, and I know it means a lot to the children, family and friends of the U.S. troops currently and recently deployed.

Yes, we know Sandy’s had a huge amount of support from so many wonderful folks, but OWH was her vision and she made it a reality.

We salute you, Sandy!


If you are familiar with the OWH mission, have you created cards and sent them in for distribution?

If so, kudos to you!

And if not, here’s a chance to do so, your LAST chance to do so.


You see,
OWH is winding down its operations.

They’ve initiated the Operation Write Home #finishstrong campaign to encourage cardmakers to create and submit cards for our troops before the final submission deadline of August 1, 2015.

From OWH“Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st.”

Yup, you have just over two months left to create and submit your cards, and to make a difference for the soldiers who use these cards to stay in touch with their friends and family members.

And, to help us help OWH to get the word out!


To inspire you to create cards for OWH, we created two of our own, two that easily qualify for our Papercrafting in Twenty series.

Papercrafting Blog Hop: Our Cards for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop (image)

Papercrafting Blog Hop: Our Cards for the Operation Write Home (OWH) Blog Hop

Stay tuned for a Papercrafting in Twenty post on how these were created…in less than 20 minutes!

And in the meantime, check out the OWH card sketches and the OWH card creation and submission guidelines so you’re ready to create and submit your own!


Thanks for helping us get the word out about the OWH #finishstrong campaign and blog hop –
please comment, share, post and Tweet away!

Steph & The PCC Team

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Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings
Papercrafting organization doesn’t have to be boring – liven up your furnishings with paint!

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings - Letterpress Trays Organizer from Go-Organize.com (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings – Letterpress Trays Organizer from Go-Organize.com

Have you ever looked at your craft room or art studio and wondered how you could liven it up without spending a fortune?

Or looked at furnishings in other areas of your home and thought, hmmm, that would work great for storing (fill in the blank), but it doesn’t match my color scheme?

Or considered buying plug-and-play units, such as those from Go-Organize.com, but wished they were available in a variety of colors or patterns?


Well, you’re in luck!

We’ve found a simple – and inexpensive – solution for all of the above!

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer

The backstory…

I was invited to a Krylon media event at last January’s CHA Mega Show and, of course, I had to attend and check out what they had on offer.

After all, we knew y’all were counting on us to share the latest and greatest with you!

And to be quite honest, I didn’t know much about their paint offerings and was curious to see what they offered beyond “regular” spray paint.


Well, if you checked out our CHA Mega Show 2015 coverage, you got a glimpse at all the fabulous ways Krylon paints can be used to decorate not just your craft space, but your whole home.

The variety of project samples was impressive!


I spent almost an hour (which is a long time when you have hundreds of booths to visit in 3 days!) checking out each displayed project and peppering their PR team with questions.

“What did you use on this one?”  “How did you get that look?” “Is this ornament painted with one paint first and then dipped in glitter, or?”

And on and on it went.

Luckily, they were able to tell me what products were used for each and every project I asked about.


Of course this peaked my curiosity and led to me asking about painting plastic-coated, MDF units, like those sold by Go-Organize.com (and other suppliers).

“Does Krylon make a paint that works on that type of surface?”

I soon had the answer I was looking for – yes, they have a product for that. Yay!


After a few follow-up emails, and decisions about which colors I wanted to try, I was sent four cans of Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer spray paint.

(Please see product information at the end of this post.*)

I received two cans each of two different colors of this spray paint: Banner Red and Gold Metallic.

Oh, and a Krylon Snap & Spray Spray Paint handle (which, according to the package, turns any spray can into a spray gun).

Please note: The Snap & Spray handle I received looked a bit different from this one – perhaps a newer model?

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Krylon Snap&Spray Spray Paint Handle (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Krylon Snap&Spray Spray Paint Handle

I chose the Banner Red spray paint because I know red is a popular color for crafty spaces and I love really deep, bright red (which this is).

I chose the Gold Metallic spray paint because of the gold craze going on right now – it’s everywhere!


The next decision centered around which units I would try this paint on first.

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings - Letterpress Trays Organizer from Go-Organize.com (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings – Letterpress Trays Organizer from Go-Organize.com

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings - Memo Board & Magnetic Canisters from Go-Organize.com (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Storage Furnishings – Memo Board & Magnetic Canisters from Go-Organize.com

I chose the Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer and the Memo Board w/Magnetic Canisters.

***Secret Tip-Off!***
Go-Organize.com
is having a sale this Memorial Day
you can SAVE BIG May 22-25,
and as always, get FREE shipping!
Here’s the
link to the Go-Organize.com Memorial Day Sale!


I assembled the units when they arrived (I should note that they were quick and easy to assemble), but ended up having to wait a while to paint them due to the unusual Spring weather we were having here in Texas.

Tip #1: The painting instructions suggest painting outdoors, or in a very well-ventilated area.

Outdoors was my only option so I had to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate.

Tip #2: The can instructions also suggest you paint when the air and surface temperature is between 40-80 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4-26.7 degrees Celsius), and NOT when there is high humidity.

Again, Mother Nature prevailed.

It was warm and humid and I was afraid the paint wouldn’t cure so I waited…not so patiently.


Finally, we had a cooler day, and no rain, and I couldn’t get outside quick enough!

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Letterpress Trays Base Unit Masked Off (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer Base Unit, Masked Off

Tip #3: Protect surrounding areas.

I used a large cardboard box that had been cut open and I laid it out on the grass, making sure there was plenty of cardboard between the edge of the units I’d be painting and the edge of the grass (no red or gold grass for this family!).

Tip #4: Tape everything off very well, with NEW painter’s tape, and firmly press the tape edges in place.

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Letterpress Trays. Edges Taped Off (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays, Edges Taped Off

I wanted to see what the Letterpress Trays would look like with the edges of the trays left white so I taped them off. Unfortunately the painter’s tape I was using didn’t stick completely (even after burnishing it to the surface of the unit) and a bit of paint seeped underneath.

Now, this isn’t a big deal for my project because I can simply paint the Letterpress Trays’ edges red, but if you’re painting something that requires certain areas to remain the color they are pre-painting, you’ll want to heed this tip!

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Painting Pyramids for Elevating Items for Painting (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Painting Pyramids for Elevating Items for Painting

Tip #5: I suggest using painting pyramids (shown above, under the base unit) when painting most anything that requires you to get the paint all the way to the edges of what you’re painting (the edges that are sitting on the cardboard) – these small plastic pyramids hold your item up off the surface (i.e., off the cardboard) so you can get good coverage on all edges.

But, be warned! Paint will get underneath what you’re painting when you use these pyramids, so tape off the bottom of what you’re painting if you don’t want it painted.

Yup, lesson learned!

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Letterpress Trays Organizer, Partially Painted (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer, Partially Painted

On to painting the Letterpress Trays Organizer…

I snapped the Krylon Snap & Spray handle onto the can of Banner Red spray paint and started spraying the Letterpress Trays Organizer.

I then removed the drawers from the base unit and set about taping off those areas I didn’t want painted red.

I stuffed the base unit with newspaper and taped it to the inside edge so no paint got inside the unit.

I taped off the front inside edges of the trays so they would remain white, and taped all around the tray fronts so the paint would only end up on the fronts and not the sides, undersides or insides.


Tip #6: Days with no wind are best!

The day I painted there was just a slight breeze, but it was strong enough that it scattered the paint a bit and I had to go over some areas several times.

Unfortunately, this caused the paint on the backside of the unit I was painting to run a bit.

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer Base Unit, Painted (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer Base Unit, Painted

Tip #7: It’s best to spray multiple thin coats rather than spraying a lot at once.

It’s important to note that the run I ended up with was not the fault of the paint, but of the painter – me!

I should have waited for the wind to subside, or at least waited for the first thin coat to dry a bit before attempting to add more paint where the breeze had blown away the stream of paint, but I was too impatient after waiting so long for a good-weather day.

Don’t be Steph – be patient!


Once I had a nice even coat on all sides of the unit, I let the unit dry for a couple hours, testing its “done-ness” several times during that time period.

The can instructions state that the paint will be dry to the touch in 25 minutes and your painted item can be handled in one hour.

I found this to be true.

Further instructions suggest applying additional coats within 6 hours, or after 24 hours.

I applied another coat approximately 3 hours after the first thin coats, and again let the unit dry for a couple of hours.

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Go-Organize.com Memo Board, Masked Off & Painted (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Memo Board, Masked Off & Painted

On to painting the Memo Board…

I started by taping off the white wooden edges of the Memo Board so that just the metal front surface was showing.

I then positioned the Memo Board face-up on the cardboard, making sure there was enough cardboard showing around all four sides of the Memo Board so that our grass wouldn’t get painted gold.


I popped the Krylon Snap & Spray handle off of the can of Banner Red spray paint and onto the can of Gold Metallic spray paint, which I’d shaken for just over a minute.

Tip #8: Be sure to read the instruction on spray paints to see if they should be shaken, and for how long a period of time.

Krylon suggests the Dual Superbond Paint + Primer be shaken for 1-2 minutes, and during use.


I then started spraying the Memo Board, holding the can approximately six inches away from the board and applying the paint by spraying in a sweeping motion.

This went much quicker than the painting of the Letterpress Trays Organizer, as you would expect since it’s a much simpler unit, and I was done with the first coat in no time.

A second coat was added about 2 hours later and I was done!

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Go-Organize.com Memo Board, Finished (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Memo Board, Finished

I waited approximately two hours before attempting to remove the painter’s tape from both units (remember the Krylon instructions state that the painted piece can be handled an hour after painting).

Tip #9: Almost forgot this one – if you are painting a unit with drawers, it’s best to remove the drawers and paint all components separately. Then, let them dry completely before re-assembling the unit.


All in all, painting with the Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer was a great experience, especially for someone (me!) who has sometimes found it challenging to produce great results with spray paints.

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer, Fully Cured (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Go-Organize.com Letterpress Trays Organizer, Fully Cured


But then came the real test – does the paint hold up well?

I can tell you it does!

I placed both items in my garage so they could fully “cure” and I waited a few days before attempting to scratch the paint off (just to see if it would hold up to abuse, you know, like the kind crafters tend to dish out to our poor craft rooms!).

I can tell you the paint didn’t scratch off, even when I scraped my fingernail and the edge of a pair of scissors across the surfaces.

Impressive!

Now I didn’t try to “gouge” the paint, but I believe it will hold up well to general everyday wear and tear.

And, should your painted project ever get really abused, you can always add a refresher coat…using the tips shared above (and instructions below)!

 

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings - Krylon Dual Superbond Paint  + Primer Paint, Can Close-Up (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Altered Storage Furnishings – Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer Paint, Can Close-Up

In case you want to give this a try, here are most of the instructions from the cans of Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer spray paint (for those who might, like me, find the small type on the can a bit hard to read!):

Use On: All metals, wood, plastics, laminates, hard-to-adhere surfaces, masonry, concrete, wicker, ceramic, glass and plaster.

Painting Conditions: Spray outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Protect surrounding areas. Best results when air and surface temperature is between 40-80 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4-26.7 degrees Celsius). For best results, do not use in high humidity.

Painting: Shake can 1-2 minutes and during use. Test spray in an inconspicuous area for compatibility. Hold can 6-8 inches from surface, spray in sweeping motion side to side with slight overlap. Apply multiple thin coats.

Dry & Application Times: Dries to the touch in 25 minutes. Handle in one hour. Apply additional coats within 6 hours or after 24 hours.

After Use: To prevent clogs, hold can upside down and spray until clear gas appears.To clean paint on spray tip, wear eye protection and wipe off with lacquer thinner. Do not stick pin in spray tip opening. Recycle empty can and cap per local regulations.

Tip #10: Be sure to read ALL instructions before using this or other paint or chemical products – not doing so could result in harm (seriously) or less than desirable results.


*Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer Product Information:

  • Krylon offers new breakthrough technology with Dual® Superbond® Paint + Primer, making its premium product even better
  • New proprietary formula features the performance of a high-adhesion, specialty primer to ensure top performance even on hard-to-paint surfaces such as plastics, laminates and melamine
  • Provides ultimate coverage and maximum rust protection
  • Two-in-one product preps the surface for adhesion, durability and coverage – no sanding or priming required
  • Krylon’s exclusive EZ Touch® conical spray tip requires the lowest force to spray on the market, reducing finger fatigue and maximizing comfort, while minimizing the occurrence of runs and drips
  • In addition to plastics, laminates and melamine, Dual Superbond Paint + Primer can be used on a wide variety of commonly painted materials including metal, wood, masonry, concrete, wicker, ceramic, glass and plaster
  • Featured in 24 colors in gloss, satin and flat finishes
  • Available at local hardware and home centers at a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.99


Well, what do you think about this –
are you thinking you want to give this spray-painting thing a try?

And, if you’ve already tried it and been thrilled with the results,
or disheartened, please share your experience –
we’d all like to learn from you!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on our process and project,
the products we used and,
of course,
what YOU’D paint if YOU had a can of
the Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer Spray Paint
(and a Krylon Snap & Spray handle)
and which color paint you’d choose.

Well crafters and organizers, that’s all for today – we sure hope you enjoyed our altered storage furnishings project and review of the Krylon products used.

We sure had fun trying them out and sharing the experience with all of you.

If you’d like to learn more about Krylon and/or their products, we invite you to visit and follow them:

A big thank you to Krylon for providing us with the Dual Superbond Paint + Primer spray paint and Snap & Spray handle so we could test them out on the furnishings from Go-Organize.com.

And another big thank-you to Go-Organize.com for providing us with the Letterpress Drawers Organizer and Memo Board w/Magnetic Canisters so we could see how they’d look altered with paint!

For more information on Go-Organize.com, our wonderful site sponsor, and/or the two products they sent us for this project, please visit and follow them: 

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Thanks for tuning in today and happy altering,
Steph & The PCC Team

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