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Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments

by Brandy Elder

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments
Papercrafting Embellishments for Your Art – It’s All About Hearts!

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - These finished pieces can be used in so many different ways. (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – These finished pieces can be used in so many different ways!

Hello Papercrafting Community!

I hope everyone’s 2016 is going well so far.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a project with you and it’s about time for me to share a NEW IDEA.

Now, I must admit that I’m hooked on the Gelli Plate printing craze.

I love pulling out my paints, stencils and marking tools, and a variety of different materials and sitting down (for way longer than I should, LOL!!) and printing away!


But my stash of Gelli prints is growing and I really need to start doing something with them.

Does anyone else out there have a Gelli print stash growing, or am I the only one? 😉

So, what can we do with the many prints we’ve created?


Well, to start, I’ve gone through the stack of prints and pulled out my favorite pieces – these prints have been put aside and I’ll create an art journal with them later.

You can also use your dies and punches to do some cutting from your Gelli prints and make some really cool embellishments for your journals, cards, tags, scrapbook pages, etc.

The list goes on and on and on!


But what if you want a specific shape and you don’t have it in the form of a die or punch?

I have a solution for that!!!

Pretty much any shape you want can be found on the internet (Pinterest is a great place to start).


Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, here’s a heart template to get you started.

Papercrafting DIY for Valentine’s Day: Heart Embellishments – Hearts Template


The first thing you need to do is print out as many copies of this template as you’ll need, based on the number of hearts you want to create – each page has 20 hearts.

TIP: Print this template onto cardstock.


Next, gather up a few of your Gelli prints.*

*All products mentioned in this post are linked at the end of this post for your reference.

Here are a couple of the Gelli prints I created which I’ll be using.

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Gelli Prints (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – My Gelli Prints

 I’ve printed my heart template (onto cardstock) and gathered my Gelli prints.

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Gelli Prints and Heart Template (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Gelli Prints and the Printed Heart Template

Now it’s time to glue your Gelli prints to the BACK of the template (the side of the paper that is plain and has NO printing).

TIP: Be sure to use an art media spreader (or an old gift card, credit card, stiff piece of cardboard, etc.) to smooth out all the air bubbles before the glue starts to dry.

After smoothing out the air bubbles, set the glued pages aside to dry for approximately 10 minutes (or longer depending on the temperature and humidity level where you live).

TIP: Use a ‘dry’ glue (like a glue stick) for this step – the UHU stic is my personal favorite.

Why us a ‘dry’ glue? A liquid glue takes longer to dry, may cause your paper to curl or could result in your pages having wrinkles (and no one likes wrinkles!).

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Gelli Prints and Heart Template glued together.

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Gelli Print and Heart Template Glued Together


Once the glue has dried you can start cutting out your hearts, u
sing the black lines from the template as your cutting lines.

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Hearts starting to be cut from the template. (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Hearts Being Cut From the Glued Gelli Prints

That’s it, you’re done!!!

Isn’t this a fun and easy project?

Now you knew I wasn’t going to stop at this point, right?

Yup, these were too plain for me!

I had to spice up these little guys a bit, so…

I ran a black marker along the heart’s edges to “complete” them.

I like this finishing touch, plus the thick line hides any cutting mistakes.  😉

NOTE: You can use any color marker you want for this step!


Here are ideas for what you can do with all the hearts once you’ve cut them out…

Doodling on the Hearts

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Doodling on the Hearts (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Doodling on the Hearts

Grab your favorite pens
(I like the Fude Ball and Uni-Ball Signo pens)
and go to town doodling (or Zentangling!) on your hearts –
add as much or as little decoration as you like!

Punch Two Holes in the Hearts to Create ‘Buttons’

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Heart buttons (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – A Variety of Heart Buttons

NOTE: I painted on liquid glitter and added Glossy Accents to seal these hearts,
and then threaded a bit of twine, ribbon or fiber through the holes to finish them off.

 

A Valentine’s Day Banner

To create the banner pictured below I simply wrote Valentine’s sentiments on the face of the hearts and punched a couple of holes in the top of each one, then strung them up with some black and white twine.

Now, I have a cute Valentine’s Day banner for my home!

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - Valentine's Heart Banner (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Create A Valentine’s Heart Banner For YOUR Home!

 

Decorate a Tag or Card

Add one of these hearts to a card or tag for YOUR LOVE on Valentine’s Day –
using a heart as the letter ‘O’ is a fun way to dress them up!

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - "I Love You" Valentine's Day Tag (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Use a Heart to Create the ‘O’ in the Word Love or You

 

And, don’t just look at these shapes as ‘hearts…’

Create Another Shape Using Your Cut Hearts

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I see a clover – you too?

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments - St. Patrick's Day Clover Tag (image)

Papercrafting St. Patrick’s Day DIY: Heart Embellishments Used to Create a Clover/Shamrock

 

And finally, since Punxutawny Phil didn’t see his shadow
(which generally signals that Spring will arrive early),
I made a journal page to showcase my heart flowers!

Add Hearts to Your Art Journal Pages

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments -  Spring Journal Page (image)

Papercrafting Art Journal DIY: Heart Embellishments as Flower Petals


Use your imagination and see what else
YOU can create with a simple heart shape!


I hope you like this quick and easy tutorial, and that I’ve inspired you to pull out those Gelli prints and get creative with them.

We’d love to see how you use the heart template provided above,
or other templates you might find, in your own creative way –
p
lease share your creations with us!


OH WAIT!!

One last thingdon’t toss those Gelli print scraps!

Papercrafting DIY: Heart Embellishments -  Don't throw out those extra bits. (image)

Papercrafting Valentine’s DIY: Heart Embellishments – Don’t Toss the Scraps, Use ‘Em!

These are what I call “Yummy Pieces” and they will be AWESOME in my journals!

Did you notice the curvy grass on my spring journal page above?

I used two of these strips to create that look.

Super easy and no waste!


OK my friends, go and create something awesome and then…

Please leave us a comment below
and tell us what you think about this project –
we’d love to hear your thoughts! 

And if you have any questions about the processes above, please ask –
I’m happy to help!

And finally,
if you’d like more detailed instruction
on how I created any of the projects above,
please leave a comment below.

I’d love for you to come by my blog, BeEclecticArtStudio, to say hi!

Or, catch me on one of my social channels: 
BeEclectic
on Facebook

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on Pinterest

BeEclecticArtStudio
on Instagram

BeEclectic
on YouTube

And be sure to
subscribe to the PaperCrafter’s Corner blog feed
so you’re always the first to hear
about fun projects like this one!

Until next time, keep creating,
Brandy

PaperCrafter's Corner Creative Team Member: Brandy Elder (image)

PaperCrafter’s Corner Creative Team Member: Brandy Elder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies and tools used in this project:

 


Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 132!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 132!
Papercrafting inspiration from the covers, and in the pages, of magazines!

It’s time for our
132nd

Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!

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 132!

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 132’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 132 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 132 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest
magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because it reminded me of stylin’, modern-day Valentine’s Day creations,
something I figured many of us would be working on this week.

We hope this week’s cover inspires you to create,
whether or not you decide to submit what you create.

This week’s magazine cover/layout offers:

  • Red, Black & White (colors commonly used for Valentine’s Day creations)
  • Circles & Dots
  • Swirls
  • Doodling
  • A Bold, Striped Title
  • X’s & O’s (Remind you of anything, like perhaps hugs and kisses?!)
  • Bright, Red Lips
  • Call-Outs: The Beauty Issue, White Hot
  • A Date
  • A Location
  • 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, February 14, 2016, at midnight (central, GMT-5).

Please note that there is a special requirement
for this week’s challenge!

There’s also a bonus PRIZE!
*****Details below*****

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 – and it must be submitted by the deadline. *****And this week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, it MUST contain the color red and/or a heart!*****


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 14, 2016.
  • 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, February 15, 2016we’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 page, cover or projects 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 follow the rules!*****

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 Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 131 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 131 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting inspired by winter – inspiration really does come in all forms!


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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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Haven’t joined in yet? 
Come on, what are YOU waiting for?


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

You might just be thrilled by what you come up with
by stretching your creative muscles a bit.

Just ask those who’ve played along so far!

Join in!

Enter your creation(s) &
YOU just might be our next WINNER!


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One more thing…

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the images will be enlarged
and icons for your
favorite social media channels will pop up,
making it super easy to
Share, LIKEPost, +1, Tweet & Pin
to your heart’s content!

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For those who may have missed last week’s challenge post,
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays Week 131,
here’s a quick look at last week’s inspiration piece:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Inspiration Piece

Papercrafting Inspiration:
Magazine Mondays Week 131 Inspiration Piece


And now,
let’s see what your fellow papercrafters created…


Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Beverly J.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Beverly J.

Beverly created a super cute card that’s perfect for staying in touch, and for an upcoming holiday!

She was inspired by the white space and the layered images (the trees, which she traded for cute critters) on last week’s inspirational magazine cover.

I love the way Beverly stacked her critters along the right side of her card and that way she added pops of red to tie into the card base – so cute, Beverly!

Be sure to stop by Beverly’s blog to see what else she’s been up to lately.

Camille S.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Camille S. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Camille S.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Camille S.

Camille created an adorable birthday card that any birthday boy or girl would love to receive.

She was inspired by the colors from our inspiration piece.

I love the way the birthday penguin pops off the background with many shades of blue – great job, Camille!

Be sure to stop by Camille’s blog to check out her other projects.

Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Karen L. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Karen L.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Karen L.

Karen created a wonderful Christmas card – yes, Christmas card!

She says she’s thankful for the inspiration to start working on this year’s holiday cards and we couldn’t be happier to hear it!

I think I’ll take the hint and start mine now too!

She was inspired by the winter theme, snowy hillside and trees, and the blue and white from last week’s magazine.

I love the way Karen created a sloping, snow-covered hill with a curved edge and tree punch (or perhaps a die-cutting machine?) – clever, Karen!

Be sure to stop by Karen’s Flickr stream to check out her other papercrafted projects.

Jean M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Jean M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Jean M.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Jean M.

Jean did a bit of watercoloring after being inspired by last week’s magazine cover.

She didn’t mention what inspired her, but I’m sure we can all see the similarity in her design and last week’s inspiration piece.

I love the quote Jean included in her project and I especially love the “swirling” snow!

Hey Jean, care to explain how you created the swirls?

Be sure to stop by Jean’s blog to say hi!

Beatriz S.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Beatriz S. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Beatriz S.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Beatriz S.

Beatriz created a very interesting paper project.

She was inspired by the white theme and color from last week’s cover design.

I love the white on white and the way the paper appears embossed and debossed – come on Beatriz, you have to share how you created this!

Be sure to stop by Beatriz’s Flickr stream to welcome her back to our challenge – you’ve been missed!

JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By JPSCRAPS (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by JPSCRAPS

JPSCRAPS created a soft and lovely “natural” card.

She was obviously inspired by the trees from our cover.

I love the look of this – it reminds me of an etching! Great look, JPSCRAPS!

Be sure to stop by JPSCRAPS’ blog to see the other projects she’s been working on – she’s been very busy!

Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Submission By Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Submission By Suzi M.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week 131 Submission by Suzi M.

Suzi created a fun scrapbook layout featuring, yup, you guessed it, her darling Sequoia!

She was inspired by the snow and the trees from last week’s magazine.

I love that Suzi used “leftovers,” pieces from the photo mat borders she punched, to create snowflakes on the background of her page – clever and resourceful, Suzi!

Be sure to stop by Suzi’s blog to hear about her latest adventures.

Isn’t it awesome how everyone’s projects are so different?

We LOVE it!


Sad because you 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…

Karen L.!


Please join us in congratulating

Karen L.!

Karen:

Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address
and “Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Winner” in the subject line,
to me at shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com
(using the correct email format, of course ;)).

 

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Worried you’ll miss our next papercrafting challenge
or all the other fun we have here?

No worries,we’re happy to send you notices and reminders!


Subscribe to our daily blog feed,
you’ll receive an emailed reminder
about this challenge every week,

when the new inspiration piece
is posted.

Plus,
you’ll always be up-to-date
on the latest and greatest
in the papercrafting industry

&
you’ll never miss a fun giveaway!

 

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 will be posted today, Monday, February 8, 2016, by midnight central, GMT-5).
  • 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, February 14, 2016. Be sure your blog or feed isn’t set to private – we can’t access it to grab your project image if it is!
  • 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, February 15, 2016, 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, and your fellow papercrafters.

We’ll be offering you peaks at the pages, topics, colors, design and type in magazines, and on their covers, 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 just 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 131!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131!
Papercrafting inspiration for you…and you and you and YOU!

It’s time for our
131st

Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!

And we want YOU to join in to WIN!

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 131!

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 131’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 131 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 131 Inspiration Piece (Image Source: New Yorker Magazine)

What do you think of our newest
magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because it reminds me of what I saw
out the window this morning when I woke up –
beautiful, new, fluffy snow!

Yup, I’m one of THOSE people,
the normally-warm-weather residents who LOVE snow!

Hopefully you do too!

We hope this week’s cover inspires you to create,
whether or not you decide to submit what you create.

This week’s magazine cover/layout offers:

  • Snow!
  • Trees (with and without greenery)
  • Layered Hills
  • Kids in Winter Clothing
  • Kids in Ice Skates
  • Kids Shoveling Snow w/Snow Shovels
  • Snow-Covered Homes
  • An Ice Rink
  • Blue Sky
  • Shades of White, Creme and Beige
  • A Lovely Scripted Title
  • A Date (Feb. 1, 1947) & A Price (15 Cents – if only we could buy a magazine for 15 cents!)
  • 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, February 7, 2016, at midnight (central, GMT-5).

And there is one EXTRA requirement –
see below for details*.

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 – and it must be submitted by the deadline, *AND it must include white or snow in the design.

Easy, right?


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 7, 2016.
  • 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, February 8, 2016we’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!)

*Don’t forget to include
this week’s extra requirement in your project!

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 page, cover or projects 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