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Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 81!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 81!
Papercrafting inspiration from magazine covers and pages – we love finding and sharing them!

It’s time for our

81st
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 81!

Remember, you have to play to WIN!

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 81’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 81 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 81 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because, well, the look on that little tyke’s face is priceless!

He looks a little worried that he might find coal in that stocking! Ha!

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:

  • A creamy white background with black touches
  • An obscured title
  • Primary colors: red, yellow and blue
  • A wreath
  • A child in PJs
  • Toys
  • A big red bow
  • Argyle (the pattern on the stocking)
  • A date and a signature
  • 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, December 21st, at midnight (central, GMT-5).

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-5) on Sunday, December 21, 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, December 22, 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.

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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-5) 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 Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 80 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 80 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting inspired by our magazines and created by YOU!


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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 80,
inspired another wonderful bunch of papercrafting entries!

For those who may have missed our last challenge post,
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays – Week 80,
here’s a quick look at the inspiration piece:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 80 Inspiration Piece


Let’s check out this week’s creations…

Trash Into Treasures

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By Trash Into Treasures (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By Trash Into Treasures

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submission by Trash Into Treasures

Trash Into Treasures, a community on Facebook (and newcomer to our weekly challenge – yay!) created a wonderful paper deer!

I’m not sure how many folks worked on this one, but wow does he make a great display piece for the holidays, right?!

I love that this fella is made up entirely of “trash,” items we likely all have in our homes and craft rooms – upcycling and recycling and repurposing at its best.

Be sure to stop by the Trash Into Treasures FB page to see all the “trash into treasures” projects and snag some ideas for your trash!

Rebecca Daly

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By Rebecca Daly (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 80 Submission By Rebecca Daly

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submission by Rebecca Daly

Rebecca created a cute holiday card inspired by a sketch she found. Don’t you love sketches?

She was inspired by the snow and the colors from our inspiration piece.

I love the way she made the design/layout her own – such a great way to shake things up!

Be sure to stop by Rebecca’s blog to learn more about her papercrafting pursuits.

JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By JPSCRAPS (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submission by JPSCRAPS

JPSCRAPS created another lovely card, this time without using a single stamp.

She used a variety of supplies, and was inspired by the blues, the snow and the pop of red from last week’s magazine cover.

I love the way she used stencils and a variety of mediums to achieve this look.

Be sure to stop by JPSCRAPS’ blog to hear about Jack and the delayed tree raising!

Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 1 By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 1 By Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 2 By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 80 Submission 2 By Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 3 By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 3 By Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 4 By Barb M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 80 Submission 4 By Barb M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submissions by Barb M.

Barb, another newbie to our Magazine Mondays challenge (yippee!), created not one, not two, not three, but four cards to share with us!

She must have been really inspired by our magazine cover!

I love the variety of designs and colors – I bet we all wish we were on her 2014 Christmas card list! :)

Be sure to stop by Barb’s FB page to get to know her and to welcome her to our challenge crew!

Nancy C.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By Nancy C. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission By Nancy C.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submission by Nancy C.

Nancy created a super fun holiday card inspired by the cold and snow she saw in our inspiration piece.

She used products and supplies she won for this project and we’re thinking she’s a lucky gal!

I love the penguin “shaker” and the way she added so much dimension to the card.

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

Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 1 By Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 80 Submission 1 By Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 2 By Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 80 Submission 2 By Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 80 Submission by Suzi M.

Suzi created two cards for this week’s challenge – both are perfect for this time of year!

She not only found time to fit in a little papercrafting during this busy season, she even tried a new technique!

I love that she’s always trying new things – and that she’s sharing her results with us (inspiring!).

Be sure to stop by Suzi’s blog to see exactly what she tried on these cards – we promise you it is worth checking out!


Another week of talented papercrafters sharing their work with us!
Thanks to everyone who joined in this week!

Yet another 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 this week!


Missed out on this latest challenge?

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


And, this week’s winner is…

Barb M.!
(for her 1st entry)


Please join me in congratulating

Barb!


Barb:
Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address and
Magazine Mondays – Week 80 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 this 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-5)]on Tuesday, December 16, 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-5) on Sunday, December 21, 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, December 22, 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-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 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 Organization: Go-Organize.com Holiday Sale Giveaway Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Organization: Go-Organize.com Holiday Sale Giveaway Winner!
Papercrafting & organizing prizes are fun, fun, fun!

Hello again organizing papercrafters!

We hope you had a chance to check out our latest post about organizing and enter to win a Brother labeler!

Papercrafting Organization: Giveaway: Brother Personal Labeler Machine, White. PT90 (image)

Papercrafting Organization Giveaway: Brother Personal Labeler Machine, White. PT90

The Organizing Basics Recap is a great starting place – a primer on the fundamentals of organizing, and packed full of tips and tricks to make getting your craft space, and every space in your home, garage and even office, organized and functioning better.

Whether you’re looking to more easily find, access and use the stuff you already own; to make space for new products or activities you enjoy; to save money by not making duplicate purchases because you can’t find things (or own so much stuff you forgot what you have!); and/or to find more time for creating, getting and staying organized starts with a foundation – the basics of getting and keeping your stuff and your space organized, and having more time to do what you love (and I bet for most of us, that’s papercrafting!).

And a labeler makes it just that much easier to find what you’re looking for!

If you missed our latest post, or any of the others in our Get Organized Series, don’t worry – we have them all linked, for your convenience, on our Papercrafting Organization Resources page.

And, not only are the posts linked there, there are other organizing resources offered as well.

Oh, and don’t forget, we also have an awesome Organizing Product Showcase, courtesy of
Go-Organize.com, for you to check out as well!

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Note for the Newbies:

If you’re just now joining in on our Get Organized Series
and you haven’t checked out
all the previous
Get Organized Series posts,
we encourage you to do so.

Why?

There is a TON of valuable information,
including tips and tricks,
and links to
LOTS of product-specific
papercrafting organization solutions! 

Click the link above to be taken to
all previous Get Organized Series posts,
as well as to other organizing resources,
and learn, learn, learn
&
comment, comment, comment!

And if you’re not already a subscriber,
subscribe to our blog feed so you’re notified
when the next Get Organized Series post goes live…

…and get ready to stash your stash!

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Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Wondering who won the
Go-Organize.com Holiday Sale
labeler giveaway
?

Well, it’s time to announce
our winner!

The lucky winner of the second Brother Labeler
(which we offered during the
Go-Organize.com Holiday Sale)
is…

Janice L.!

Congrats
Janice L.!

Janice:
Please confirm your full name and mailing address
via email to
shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com
within the next 72 hours.

Didn’t win this time?

Don’t fret –
there are more giveaways
just around the corner!

Have Fun Shopping & Organizing!

Papercrafting Organization: Get Organized with High-Quiality JetMax Furnishings from Go-Organize.com! (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Get Organized with High-Quality JetmaxFurnishings from Go-Organize.com!

We love having Go-Organize.com as a premier sponsor
of PaperCrafter’s Corner
all of the organizing resources we’ve created for you
are possible 
thanks to their support!


Remember, we’re always happy to assist you with your papercrafting organization challenges and finding solutions for your tools, products and in-process projects.

Additionally, Go-Organize.com now offers an Ask Your Organizer service – ask your organizing-related questions and receive a response from an organizer!

Questions asked and answered are added to their Ask Your Organizer page, under the Recent Questions & Answers section, for the benefit of everyone looking for organizing advice.

If they find that a particular struggle is common among many of their customers, or I find that many of you share a common challenge with us in the comments of any of the Get Organized Series posts, I may provide additional guidance in a future Get Organized Series blog post.

Happy organizing!
Steph

Thanks again to Our Sponsor:

Papercrafting Organization: Get Organized with High-Quiality JetMax Furnishings from Go-Organize.com! (image)

Papercrafting Organization: Get Organized with High-Quality JetMax Furnishings from Go-Organize.com!

What could be more perfect than a sponsor known for
quality papercrafting/crafting organizing products,
products such as the Jetmax® craft storage solutions?

Go-Organize.com not only offers products
to get your creative space organized, but
organizing products for the rest of your home too!

And just wait until you see the new items they have in store for you!

After all, once you get one space organized,
it’s highly likely you’ll be so motivated by the results
that you’ll want to take on the whole house! Or, office!

We are thrilled to have Go-Organize.com
as a sponsor of our papercrafting community,
and of our Get Organized Series,

and we look forward to sharing more
of their organizing solutions
(and fun giveaways!)

with you as we continue to work on getting
our creative (and other!) spaces more organized.

And don’t forget,
shipping’s FREE*!

Worried you’ll miss out on the next Get Organized Series post
and other cool information, inspiration and entertainment?

Subscribe to our daily blog feed -
you’ll be reminded each time a  post goes live

(plus, you’ll see and hear about all sorts of other cool stuff!).


Full Disclosure:
Some links are links to our sponsor, Go-Organize.com
Paid site sponsorships are one way PaperCrafter’s Corner is able to provide all of the FREE resources we provide you, our papercrafters. We greatly appreciate your using these links when researching and/or buying products from this supplier, one of our valued sponsors. Please note that we do not receive a sales commission when you make a purchase from this sponsorThanks for supporting us and for being a valuable member of our papercrafting community. Lastly, we are sometimes provided with products for review and testing, but we are never paid for these reviews and all opinions are strictly our own.

Additionally, the link to the labeler shown above is an Amazon.com affiliate link – should you choose to purchase the labeler, or other items, after clicking on that affiliate link, PaperCrafter’s Corner may receive a small commission on the sale. You do not pay any more for your items when using these links and we appreciate your showing us your support by using these links when we share them.

*Because Go-Organize.com only ships within the Continental U.S., only entrants with a Continental U.S. (non-FPO/APO) address were eligible for this giveaway.

*Go-Organize.com currently ships only to Continental U.S. addresses – see the Go-Organize.com Shipping Information page for info.



Papercrafting Product Review: Hobby Holster WINNER!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Product Review: Hobby Holster WINNER!
Papercrafting Review Reminder & Another Winner Announcement!


Hello Papercrafters!

We’re excited to again share our latest unbiased product review and announce our latest winner!

Just a few things first…

Have questions about our papercrafting product review process? 
Leave a comment on this post, or send an email to Stephanie at shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com, with “Papercrafting Product Review Question” in the subject line.


Manufacturers:
Are you a papercrafting product manufacturer looking to have your product(s) reviewed?

Send an email to Stephanie at shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com, with “Papercrafting Product Review Request” in the subject line, and we’ll follow up with you about your product(s).

Please note: we only accept papercrafting products and tools for review AND we do not accept all papercrafting products for reviews – appropriateness to our audience is a key factor when we consider whether or not to accept a papercrafting product for review.


Missed our latest review?

No problem,
Here’s a link to our review of The Hobby Holster!

Papercrafting Product Review: The Hobby Holster (image)

Papercrafting Product Review: The Hobby Holster

This is the description the manufacturer provided:
“The Hobby Holster® is a heat-resistant, 100% silicone pocket that is designed to hold hot crafting tools. A divided pocket separates a glue gun from hot glue sticks, glitter pens from scrapbook paper, Mod Podge® from felt, and endless other odd couples and crafty pairings.  The silicone material allows The Hobby Holster® to cling to any smooth surface without the use of suction cups or adhesive, and it’s easy to place and easy to move when your crafting day is complete.” 

Looking for more information on The Hobby Holster® and other Holster Brands products?

And now for our giveaway winner!

Holster Brands sent us two of their products and
we’re giving away the second one,
The Hobby Holster® in turquoise!

Papercrafting Product Review Giveaway: THIS Hobby Holster Could Be YOURS! (image)

Papercrafting Product Review Giveaway: The Hobby Holster in Turquoise Could Be YOURS!

So, who won one of these
for their papercrafting space?

The lucky winner is…

Darlene A.!

Congrats,
Darlene!

Darlene:
Please send your full name and mailing address to us at
shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com within the next 72 hours.

Please note:
If we do not hear from you in the next 72 hours,
we’ll have to draw another winner
(they’d be happy, but you’d be sad, sad, sad, right?)

Looking for a fun Christmas present
for your favorite crafter or hobbyist,

or anyone who could use help
keeping their small tools & supplies contained,
at-hand and out of the way?

The Hobby Holster® is a great option!


Want more papercrafting product reviews?

Please share your thoughts in the comments
and let us know about other products
you’d like us to test out for you!

Don’t want to miss a single unbiased product review?

Subscribe to our blog feed
and you’ll never miss a single review

or any of the other great information, inspiration
and entertainment we share!

Happy Papercrafting,
Steph



The Hobby Holster® was provided to PaperCrafter’s Corner (and more specifically, to Stephanie Hackney) for the purposes of this review. 
All opinions of The Hobby Holster® are entirely those of Stephanie Hackney and there was no payment for the review of this product.