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Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Three

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Three
We’re sharing ideas for papercrafting – create in 20 minutes or less!

Papercrafting In A Flash: Got 20 Minutes? (image)

Papercrafting In A Flash: Got 20 Minutes?

Got 20 minutes?

Then you’ll soon be papercrafting!

We’re sharing project tutorials that enable you to create in just 20 minutes.

Each week (on Tuesdays whenever possible) we’ll share ideas for papercrafting – starting with a look at our finished project and followed by step-by-step instructions so you can make them yourself!


What kinds of projects will we be sharing?

Papercrafting ideas galore including, but not limited to:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Cardmaking
  • Stamping
  • Home Decor Projects
  • Mixed Media
  • Art Journaling
  • Quilling
  • Paper Folding
  • Paper Cutting
  • Paper Sculpture
  • Paper Making
  • Book Binding

Sound intriguing?

Grab your timer and join us!

Papercrafting in Twenty - 20 Minutes is All We've Got! (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty20 Minutes is All We’ve Got!


Here are this week’s Papercrafting in Twenty projects (yes, there are two!) – each was designed and created in just under 20 minutes.

Project #1:

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #1 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Finished Card #1

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #1 (Inside) (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Finished Card #1 (Inside)

Project #2:

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Finished Card #2

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 (Inside) (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Finished Card #2 (Inside)

Then I decided that the second card wasn’t quite “right” and I modified it:

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 - Take 2 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Finished Card #2 – Take 2

Can you spot the change in the second card?

Yup, I added a second piece of ribbon…more on that shortly.

I created these projects with these awesome stamps sets, and die set, from our sponsor, Dare 2B Artzy:

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps - Tangle Leaves Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps – Tangle Leaves Stamp Set

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps - Many Thanks Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps – Many Thanks Stamp Set

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps - Fall Leaves Artzy Cuts Dies (image)

Papercrafting w/ Dare 2B Artzy Stamps – Fall Leaves Artzy Cuts Dies


Well what do you think?

Are you ready to give these quick and easy projects a try?

You don’t have to create exactly as shown here – you could use different stamps and/or dies and/or other colors, and/or adapt this same layout design for another holiday or occasion. 

Our goal is to show you what we were able to create and inspire you to create it as well or, better yet, create your own version!

And then, of course, we want you to share yours with us!


Let’s look at how these cards were created…

Step One: I grabbed an 8.5″x11″ piece of brown cardstock and cut it in half, creating two pieces that measure 8.5″x5.5″. I then folded each piece in half creating two card bases that measure 4.25″x5.5″. 

Step Two: I then cut a piece of light rust cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the card base for the first card, and another of the same size for the second card. I decided to cut two more pieces the same size to use on the inside of each card. The card bases, card fronts and inside panels were then set aside.

Step Three: I then stamped each leaf, and the acorn, several times on heavy white card stock. I used Stampin’ Up‘s Chocolate Chip dye ink.

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Three - Stamping Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Three – Stamping Images

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Three - Stamped Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Three – Stamped Images

Step Four: The next step was to color in each leaf and acorn image with watercolor pencils.

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Four - Coloring In Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Four – Coloring In Images

Papercrafting in Twenty - Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Four - Coloring in the Acorns (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Four – Coloring in the Acorns

Step Five: Then, it was time to blend the colors on each image with a water brush.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Five - Using A Water Brush to Blend the Colors (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Five – Using A Water Brush to Blend the Colors

Papercrafting in Twenty - Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Five - Using A Water Brush to Blend the Colors (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Five – Using A Water Brush to Blend the Colors

Step Six: Next I die cut each image with its accompanying die.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Six - Die Cutting the Leaves & Acorn (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Six – Die Cutting the Leaves & Acorn

Step Seven: And now, it was time to assemble the cards. I wrapped the card fronts with a length of sheer, swirled brown ribbon. I then attached the ribbon-wrapped card front to the card base. I then adhered an inside panel to the inside bottom of each card base. I then laid out the die-cut images so they looked balanced and adhered them to the card fronts using foam dots to add a bit of depth.

Step Eight: I stamped the sentiments (“I can’t thank you enough” for the first card and “Happy Thanksgiving!” for the second card) on the card fronts; and, the inner sentiments (“May your Thanksgiving be filled with peace, love & happiness!” for the first card and “So much to be thankful for!” for the second card) on the inside of each card.

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #1 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Eight – Stamping the First Sentiment

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Step Nine - Stamping the Sentiments (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Eight – Stamping the First Inside Sentiment

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Eight – Stamping the Second Sentiment

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 (Inside) (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Step Eight – Stamping the Second Inside Sentiment

And Finito!

Well, almost.

After realizing there was a bit too much space above the “Happy Thanksgiving!” sentiment on the front of the second card, I lifted the stamped and die-cut acorn and added a second strip of ribbon, replacing the acorn once the ribbon was in place.

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project - Finished Card #2 - Take 2 (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Dare 2B Artzy Fall Card Project – Minor Adjustment – Adding a Second Ribbon to the Second Card

Now, finito!

That’s it – quick and easy!


We hope you’ll give this type of quick and easy papercrafting project a try and share your creation with us by linking to it in the comments.


And, we’d love to have you share our newest offering, Papercrafting in Twenty, with your papercrafting buddies.


And finally, we’d love to hear from you – what do you want to learn about?

We can’t guarantee we’ll include everything suggested, but if it’s papercrafting-related, it’s likely we’ll be game!


Oh, and if you know of papercrafters (talented amateurs, or artists and designers) who might want to contribute to Papercrafting in Twenty, send them our way – we’d love to hear from them!

And, we’d love to interview them, to find out how THEY find time to create.

We’d sure love to hear their tips and tricks – you too?

See you next Tuesday!
Steph

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Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73!
Papercrafting inspiration from magazines…

It’s time for our

73rd
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 73!

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 73’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because I love the papercutting that’s featured!

The way the elements are layered is awesome
and this makes me think of curling up with a great book,
a dream on days when we’re all too busy to do so.

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 magazine cover/layout offers:

  • Numerous typefaces
  • Layered images
  • Papercutting
  • A moon and stars
  • Buildings and monuments
  • A focus on books
  • A nice blue background
  • The colors white, yellow and lavender
  • 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 this week is Sunday, October 26, 2014, at midnight (central, GMT-6).

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 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 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-6) on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
  • 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, October 27, 2014, we’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

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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-6]
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 Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 72 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 72 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting inspiration via magazines – you’re missing out if you’re not playing along!


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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 the inspiration piece,

entries and winners.

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

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Like what you see?

Click on any image and

Share, Post, +1, Tweet & Pin away

using the icons that appear at the top of each image.

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Last week’s edition of our papercrafting challenge,
Magazine Mondays – Week 72,
inspired another wonderful bunch of papercrafting entries!

For those who may have missed our last challenge post,
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays – Week 72,
here’s a quick look at the inspiration piece:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Inspiration Piece


Let’s see what was created and shared this week…

Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Challenge Submission by Karen L. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Challenge Submission by Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 72 Submission by Karen L.

Karen created an elegant birthday card based on last week’s inspiration piece. 

She interpreted the magazine cover quite literally, focusing on the Japanese theme and lady.

I love the stamp she used for the sentiment – it’s perfect for the overall look and feel of this lovely card.

Karen was having trouble with her Flickr feed this week so I don’t have a link for you, but hopefully you’ve checked it out in the past and Karen can provide a link for us next week.

JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Submission by JPSCRAPS (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Challenge Submission by JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 72 Submission by JPSCRAPS

Jpscraps created a sweet card inspired by our inspiration piece.

She was inspired by the colors in the magazine cover.

I love the distressed edges and the fact that she again used up scraps!

Be sure to stop by Jpscraps’ blog to see the other cards she created when she made this one – way to go!

Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Submission by Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Challenge Submission by Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 72 Submission by Beverly J.

Beverly created a really cute card inspired by this week’s magazine cover.

She was inspired by the colors and the face from our magazine cover.

I love the way she incorporated the doily into her design and the triangle of buttons that lead one’s eye around the card!

Be sure to stop by Beverly’s blog to see what else she likes creating.

Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Submission by Jennie G. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Challenge Submission by Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 72 Submission by Jennie G.

Jennie created a lovely card that’s perfect for most any occasion.

She also focused on the colors from our inspiration piece.

I love the colored-in peacock tail and the way Jennie incorporated several pieces of patterned paper (pieces we might not have considered pairing with the bird, but they work!).

Be sure to stop by Jennie’s blog to get to know her and learn more about her papercrafting endeavors.

Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 72 Submission by Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Challenge Submission by Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 72 Submission by Suzi M.

Suzi created a cute, cute card that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

She was inspired by the face in our inspiration piece, a face she thinks (and we have to agree) is more fun!

I love the burlap backing for the image and the jute Suzi tied on to the card – great textural elements!

Be sure to stop by Suzi’s blog to see her other creations.


Another week of great papercrafted creations!
Thanks to everyone who joined in!

Yet another week of papercrafting,
an excuse to try new techniques
and a chance to step out of your comfort zone.

We’d sure love to have you participate whenever you can
and hope you’ll join in next week!


Missed out on this latest challenge?

You can still use last week’s magazine as inspiration!


And, this week’s winner is…

Beverly J.!


Please join me in congratulating

Beverly!


Beverly:
Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address and
Magazine Mondays – Week 72 Winner
in the subject line,

to shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com
(using the correct email format, of course ;))
so we can send out your papercrafting prize!

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Did you miss out on playing along last week?

No worries, there’s always next week!


And, if you subscribe to our daily newsletter,
you’ll receive an emailed reminder at the beginning of the 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
and never miss a fun giveaway!


Want to know how to play along next 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 by midnight (Central, GMT-6) on Monday, October 20, 2014).
  • Come back to next week’s post and leave a comment, including a link to where you’ve posted your papercraft creation, before midnight (central, GMT-6) on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
  • 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 next 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, October 27, 2014, we’ll randomly choose one participant from next week’s papercraft entries to receive a fun prize! And, their winning entry will be called out as ***THE WINNER*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board!

Happy papercrafting!

Steph

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What is Magazine Mondays All About?

It’s an (almost) 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

Most every 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 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-6]
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 the current 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





Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Two

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Two
We’re sharing ideas for papercrafting – create in 20 minutes or less!

Papercrafting In A Flash: Got 20 Minutes? (image)

Papercrafting In A Flash: Got 20 Minutes?

Got 20 minutes?

Then we’re betting you have time for papercrafting!

Almost all of us can find at least 20 minutes in our day (or week) for being creative and we’re here to show you quick and simple projects YOU can create in that amount of time.

Each week (on Tuesdays whenever possible) we’ll share ideas for papercrafting – starting with a look at our finished project and followed by step-by-step instructions so you can make them yourself!


What kinds of projects will we be sharing?

Papercrafting ideas galore including, but not limited to:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Cardmaking
  • Stamping
  • Home Decor Projects
  • Mixed Media
  • Art Journaling
  • Quilling
  • Paper Folding
  • Paper Cutting
  • Paper Sculpture
  • Paper Making
  • Book Binding

Sound intriguing?

Grab your timer and join us!

Papercrafting in Twenty - 20 Minutes is All We've Got! (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty20 Minutes is All We’ve Got!


Here’s this week’s Papercrafting in Twenty project – this was designed and created in just over 20 minutes (dang, almost made it in twenty!):

Papercrafting in Twenty - Bat Doodle Halloween Project (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Bat Doodle Halloween Project

And, I created it with this fun Bat Doodle stamp from Stampendous:

Papercrafting in Twenty: Bat Doodle Stamp from Stampendous (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty: Bat Doodle Stamp from Stampendous


Well what do you think?

Is this a project you want to try and create?

You don’t have to create it exactly as shown here – you could use a different stamp and/or other colors, and/or adapt this same layout design for another holiday or occasion. 

Our goal is to show you what we were able to create and inspire you to create it as well or, better yet, create your own version!


Let’s look at how this card/invitation was created…

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step One - Choosing a Card Base (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step One – Choosing a Card Base

Step One: I grabbed a pre-made white card (5 1/4 x 5 1/4″) as the base.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Two - Cutting The Cardbase Cover and Next Layer (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Two – Cutting The Cardbase Cover and Next Layer

Step Two: I then cut a piece of black cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the card base, followed by cutting a piece of bat-covered paper 1/4″ smaller than the black cardstock piece. Because the core of the bat paper was white, I inked the edges so the white wouldn’t show.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Three - Cutting the Three Half-Sized Layering Pieces (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Three – Cutting the Three Half-Sized Layering Pieces

Step Three: Next I cut a piece of purple cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the bat-covered piece, and cut it down to in half down the center vertically. I repeated this process with green cardstock and black cardstock, each time cutting the next piece down by 1/4″ and then in half vertically. Note: I know the purple piece appears to be blue, but trust me, it’s purple in real life!

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Four - Adhering The Bases and Ric-Rac Ribbon and Layering Pieces (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Four – Adhering The Bases and Ric-Rac Ribbon and Layering Pieces

Step Four: The next step was to adhere each cut piece to the one below it – black cardstock on the card base, bat-covered paper on the black cardstock (placing a piece of green ric-rac ribbon across the paper and adhering it to the back prior to sticking it down), purple cardstock on the bat-covered paper, green cardstock on the purple cardstock and black cardstock on the green cardstock. The previous four steps took less than two minutes.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Five - Stamping The Bats (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Five – Stamping The Bats

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Five - Applying Embossing Powder to the Stamped Bat Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Five – Applying Embossing Powder to the Stamped Bat Images

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Five - Heating the Embossed Stamped Bat Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Five – Heating the Embossed Stamped Bat Images

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Five - The Stamped and Embossed Bat Images (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Five – The Stamped and Embossed Bat Images

Step Five: The next task was to stamp and emboss the three bats. I stamped the bats with black pigment ink and embossed them with black detail embossing powder from Stampendous.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Six - Coloring The Stamped & Embossed Bats (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Six – Coloring The Stamped & Embossed Bats

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Six - The Stamped Embossed & Colored Bats (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Six – The Stamped Embossed & Colored Bats

Step Six: Next I colored in the images using watercolor pencils and blended the color using a waterbrush (the embossed lines help to keep the water contained in the design).

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Seven - Adhering the Bats to the Card (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty – Step Seven – Adhering the Bats to the Card

Step Seven: Then it was time to fussy cut the bats and adhere them to the layered card base using foam tape (two of the bats were adhered using a second layer of foam tape to pop them up a bit higher than the third bat, which was adhered with only one layer of foam tape).

Note: If I make more of these, I will curve the bat wings a bit before adhering them to give them even more dimension.

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Eight - Creating & Adhering the Sentiment Banner (image)

Papercrafting in Twenty - Step Eight – Creating & Adhering the Sentiment Banner

Step Eight: Since there was no sentiment included with the Bat Doodle stamp, I grabbed one from my stash. The sentiment, “You’re Invited,” was stamped in black ink onto a scrap piece of the green cardstock and the scrap piece was cut to create a banner. Because the banner looked rather plain, I inked the edges of the banner with the black ink before adhering the sentiment banner to the card using one layer of foam tape.


And in just a little more than 20 minutes, this Halloween party invitation is ready to go out!

The only time-consuming aspect of this project was fussy-cutting the bats – even the coloring of the images was quick since I didn’t have to be very neat since the bats would be cut out.

Use a stamp with an accompanying die and this project can definitely be created in under 20 minutes!

That’s it – quick and easy!


We hope you’ll give this type of quick and easy papercrafting project a try and share your creation with us by linking to it in the comments.


And, we’d love to have you share our newest offering, Papercrafting in Twenty, with your papercrafting buddies.


And finally, we’d love to hear from you – what do you want to learn about?

We can’t guarantee we’ll include everything suggested, but if it’s papercrafting-related, it’s likely we’ll be game!


Oh, and one more thing: if you know of papercrafters (talented amateurs, or artists and designers) who might want to contribute to Papercrafting in Twenty, send them our way – we’d love to hear from them!

And, we’d love to interview them, to find out how THEY find time to create.

We’d love to hear their tips and tricks – you too?

See you next Tuesday!
Steph

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