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Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 85!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 85!
Papercrafting inspiration from magazines – we’re inspiring & you’re creating, for the 85th time!

It’s time for our

85th
Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!


Won’t YOU participate?

No matter what kind of papercrafting you are into – scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media, art journaling or decor creation, or paper-folding, paper-cutting or paper sculpture – 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.!

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

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Magazine Mondays, Week 85!

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 85’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 85 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 85 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this because it’s just ridiculously awesome!

I love everything about it!

We hope this week’s cover inspires you to
grab your papercrafting supplies and PLAY along with us!

We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

This week’s page/layout offers:

  • Torn papers/images
  • Soft colors with a bold red center
  • London (tourist) landmarks
  • Cut-off words
  • A blue river running through the center of the page
  • A mix of colored images that, when put together, create an image (the heart)
  • And, perhaps you see something else?


What are YOU going to create this week?

Not sure how to use this week’s magazine as inspiration?
Simply leave a comment (comment link above or below) and we’ll do our best to assist you.


The Deadline & Creative Options

The deadline for submitting your papercraft projects for this week’s challenge is Sunday, February 8, at midnight (central, GMT-5).

***Yes, this week you have TWO weeks to get your projects in & there are TWO opportunities to WIN!***

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

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

How about creating something for Valentine’s Day?

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 are that your entry must be a papercraft project – it must somehow incorporate paper – and that it must be submitted by the deadline. 

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, February 8, 2014. ***You have TWO weeks to submit your entries for this week’s challenge & there are TWO opportunities to win!***
  • 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 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, February 9, 2014, we’ll randomly choose TWO papercrafters from this week’s papercrafting challenge entries to receive fun papercrafting prizes (including something “heartfelt!).

And, their winning entries will be called out as ***THE WINNERS*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board, and a link to their entries 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

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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-6) the following Saturday.

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  




Papercrafting Product Share Photos from CHA’s Mega Show 2015

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Product Share Photos from CHA’s Mega Show 2015
It’s that time of year again, time to share more of what we saw at the industry’s annual Craft and Hobby Association’s Mega Show (#CHAShow2015) – Anaheim, CA (USA) – January 9-13, 2015

Papercrafting Industry Products & Education: CHA Winter MegaShow - January 2015 - Anaheim, CA (USA) (image)

Papercrafting Industry Products & Education: CHA Winter MegaShow – January 2015 – Anaheim, CA (USA)

We’re back, ready to give you another inside peak into the industry’s largest U.S.-based trade event for crafting (and papercrafting!). This time, through photos!

The four-and-a-half days I spent at this craft industry event – the Craft and Hobby Association‘s Mega Show – attending business sessions, checking out manufacturers’ workshops and walking the show floor, were captured “on film,” as they say, and it’s time to share the pix with you.

And no, this is NOT like watching your Uncle Ned’s vacation slides – we’d never bore you like that!

Since this event is not open to the general public, this is a chance to peek inside and see what goes on “behind the scenes” through the lens of my camera.

This about showing you the stuff that makes us ooh and aah, the papercrafting goodies that’ll soon be making their way to your favorite local papercrafting store!


My focus was, of course, on all the new papercrafting products, but I did find myself oogling products for all sorts of crafting pursuits (wait till you see the Lion Brand Yarn #SCARFIE letters!).

I visited 178 booths, had lots of great meetings, ran into and caught up with old industry friends, and shot more than 1,250 photos – check ‘em out below!

PCC’s CHA Mega Show 2015
Papercrafting Product Shares Photo Gallery - Pt I

PCC’s CHA Mega Show 2015
Papercrafting Product Shares Photo Gallery - Pt II

Depending on your internet speed, it may take up to a minute or longer
for the 600+ images in each collection to load –
once they load, click on the first image and you can view the images as a slide show;
click on the slideshow arrows,
or use your computer keyboard arrow keys,
to navigate left and right.
Enjoy!


Well, what do you think?

How many of these new fun new treasures
will be making it to your crafting table?

Let us know what you think of what you saw –
leave a comment below
and tell us what you find exciting.

And when you’re done perusing, don’t forget to
share the gallery link with your buddies.
They want to see too, you know. :)

Oh, and keep your eyes open for some hidden presents!!!

How do you enter to win the presents?
Find the hidden presents in the image captions,
copy the image captions and paste them in an email,
add “I Found the CHAShow Goodies” to the email subject line
and send your entry to us via email to
shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com.
Easy!

***Please don’t share the presents’ locations!***

We’ll randomly draw one winner for each present next week!

Oh, and one more thing…

If you missed the CHA MegaShow 2015 event videos we shared, you’re not too late – here’s a link to the post and videos:

PCC’s CHA Mega Show 2015
Papercrafting Product Shares Videos & Post

Thanks for tuning in again – we love sharing the hottest NEW products and awesome papercraft projects with you,
Steph

Worried you might miss a share,
giveaway or winner announcement?

Don’t be!

Subscribe to our blog feed
and you’ll be the first to know when the shares,

giveaways and winner announcements
go live!

 

 


Papercrafting Product Share Videos from CHA’s Mega Show 2015

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Product Share Videos from CHA’s Mega Show 2015
It’s that time of year again, time to share what we saw at the industry’s annual Craft and Hobby Association’s Mega Show (#CHAShow2015) – Anaheim, CA (USA) – January 9-13, 2015

Papercrafting Industry Products & Education: CHA Winter MegaShow - January 2015 - Anaheim, CA (USA) (image)

Papercrafting Industry Products & Education: CHA Winter MegaShow – January 2015 – Anaheim, CA (USA)

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re back here again so soon…and that the show has come and gone already!

I spent four-and-a-half days at this craft industry event – the Craft and Hobby Association‘s Mega Show – attending business sessions, checking out manufacturers’ workshops and walking the show floor, all in the hopes of capturing the spirit of the event for YOU!

It’s an exhausting four days, but also super fun and exciting!

My focus was, of course, on all the new papercrafting products, but I did find myself oogling products for all sorts of crafting pursuits (wait till you see the Lion Brand Yarn #SCARFIE letters!).

I visited 178 booths, had lots of great meetings, ran into and caught up with old industry friends, and shot more than 1,200 photos – they’re up next!

Since this event is not open to the general public, this is a chance to peek inside and see what goes on “behind the scenes.”

 

Papercrafting Product Video: Tim Holtz's NEW Foil Sheets (image)

Papercrafting Product Video: Tim Holtz’s NEW Foil Sheets

First up are 16 videos I recorded on the show floor – click here to see videos of the latest and greatest papercrafting products being demo’d, your favorite (and some new!) papercrafting designers and manufacturer reps in action, and peeks into the papercrafting manufacturers’ booths.

It’s time to grab your favorite drink and a snack, get comfy and get ready to see what our favorite papercrafting product companies have in store for us this season!

Then, let us know what you think of what you saw – leave a comment below and tell us what you find exciting.

And when you’re done, don’t forget to share the gallery link with your buddies – they want to see too, you know.


Stay tuned for our next set of shares – photos galore and chances to WIN some brand new papercrafting products!

Worried you might miss a share, giveaway or winner announcement?

Don’t be!

Just subscribe to our blog feed and you’ll be the first to know when the shares, giveaways and winner announcements go live!

Thanks for tuning in – we love sharing the hottest NEW products and awesome papercraft projects with you,
Steph

 

 


Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 84!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 84!
Papercrafting inspiration for the new year…every week…just for YOU!

It’s time for our

84th
Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!


Won’t YOU participate?

No matter what kind of papercrafting you are into – scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media, art journaling or decor creation, or paper-folding, paper-cutting or paper sculpture – 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.!

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

******************************************
Magazine Mondays, Week 84!

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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