HTML Editor - Full Version

New To PaperCrafter's Corner?

Welcome!  We're so glad you stopped by and we hope you'll soon be a regular member of our inspiring and fun-loving papercrafting community!

To acquaint yourself with all we offer, we suggest you start by visiting the "About Us" section above where we'll guide you to all the resources available here. 

Thanks for joining us - we're happy to have you!


Papercrafting in Twenty! Week 4

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting in Twenty! Week 4
Papercrafting can be quick, easy & fun! And done in 20 minutes or less!

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

Papercrafting In A Flash: Got 20 Minutes?

Got 20 minutes?

Then get your tools and supplies ready ’cause we’re about to do some papercrafting!

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

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
  • Party Decor
  • 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 is this week’s Papercrafting in Twenty project – these table place cards were designed and created in less than 20 minutes!

Papercrafting in 20: The Finished Place Cards (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Thanksgiving Place Cards


I created this project with these Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps from Stampendous!

Papercrafting in 20: Stampendous Jumbo Cling Leaf Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Stampendous! Jumbo Cling Leaf Stamp Set

A big thank-you to Laura from Stampendous! – we love all the goodies you sent us to create with and can’t wait to share all the projects we’re creating!

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 supplies and/or other colors, and/or adapt this same layout design for another holiday, or a party or wedding.

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 place cards were created…

Step One: To make (4) place cards – Grab an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of brown cardstock and cut it down to 8″ x 11″. Be sure to keep the 1/2″ x 11″ strip you cut off – you’ll be using it later!

Papercrafting in 20: Step One - Cutting the Brown Cardstock (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step One – Cutting the Brown Cardstock

Step Two: Cut the 8″ x 11″ strip down to (2) 4″ x 11″ pieces (you’ll be cutting the 8″ x 11″ piece in half lengthwise).

Papercrafting in 20: Step Two - Cutting the Brown Cardstock Down Further (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Two – Cutting the Brown Cardstock Down Further

Step Three: Cut the (2) 4″ x 11″ strips down to (4) 4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces (you’ll be cutting the 4″ x 11″ pieces in half width-wise).

Papercrafting in 20: Step Three - Cutting the Brown Cardstock Into Card Bases (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Three – Cutting the Brown Cardstock Into Card Bases

Step Four: Fold each of the (4) 4″ x 5 1/2″ piece in half and score them, creating (4) rectangular card bases that measure 4″ x 2 3/4″ (these will be the base for your place cards).

Papercrafting in 20: Step Four - Folding the Brown Cardstock Panels Into Place Card Bases (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Four – Folding the Brown Cardstock Panels Into Place Card Bases

Step Five: Grab an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of rust cardstock and cut off a strip that measures 3 1/2″ x 11″. Keep the other piece for another project.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Five - Cutting the Rust Cardstock (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Five – Cutting the Rust Cardstock

Step Six: Cut the 3 1/2″ x 11″ strip into (4) panels that are 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (these panels, which will be centered on the place card bases, should be 1/4″ smaller on all sides than the 4″ x 2 3/4″ place card bases).

Papercrafting in 20: Step Six - Cutting the Rust Cardstock Down Further (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Six – Cutting the Rust Cardstock Down Further

Step Seven: Remember that 11″ x 1/2″ piece of brown cardstock you kept? Cut (2) 4″ x 1/2″ pieces from it (you can toss the leftover 3″ x 1/2″ piece or add it to your scraps). You’ll then need to cut another (2) strips that measure 4″ x 1/2″ from another piece of this same brown cardstock so you end up with a total of (4) of these 4″ x 1/2″ strips. These strips will be placed on the lower section of the rust panels.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Seven - Cutting the Brown Cardstock Into Small Strips (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Seven – Cutting the Brown Cardstock Into Small Strips

Step Eight: Grab an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of gold cardstock and cut off a strip that measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Keep the other piece for another project.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Eight - Cutting Down the Gold Cardstock (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Eight – Cutting Down the Gold Cardstock

Step Nine: From the 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strip, cut (4) strips that are 3 1/2″ x 3/4″. (The leftover piece of gold cardstock can be saved for another project.) These (4) strips will be aligned on their long edges with the long edges of the brown strips, with a slight overlap of the two strips, and also aligned on their right short edges.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Nine - Cutting the Gold Cardstock Down Into Strips (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Nine – Cutting the Gold Cardstock Down Into Strips


You should now have the following cut and ready for action:
(4) brown cards measuring 4″ x 2 3/4″ (
when folded);
(4) rust panels measuring 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″;
(4) brown strips measuring 4″ x 1/2″; and,
(4) gold strips measuring 3 1/2″ x 3/4″

Papercrafting in 20: All of the Cut Elements - Card Bases, Panels and Coordinating Strips (image)

Papercrafting in 20: All of the Cut Elements – Card Bases, Panels and Coordinating Strips

Step Ten: Open the (4) brown card bases and lay them flat. Stamp the leaves (with pigment ink) in random patterns all over what is to be the outside of each card. Tip: Stamp the cards one at a time so your ink doesn’t dry before you can emboss each card base. Then, sprinkle embossing powder (mine had glitter in it!) on each card base and use a heat gun to set it.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Ten - Stamping & Embossing the Place Card Bases (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Ten – Stamping & Embossing the Place Card Bases

Papercrafting in 20: Step Ten - A Close-Up of a Stamped & Embossed Card Base (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Ten – A Close-Up of a Stamped & Embossed Card Base

Step Eleven: Repeat the process in Step Ten on the rust panels.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Eleven - Stamping & Embossing the Rust Panels (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Eleven – Stamping & Embossing the Rust Panels

Step Twelve: Now, adhere a stamped and embossed rust panel to the front of a stamped and embossed brown card base, centering it as you do so. Repeat this process with the other (3) embossed and stamped rust panels. Note: I used foam tape to add some dimension to this layer, but you could use any adhesive you have on hand if dimension is not important to you.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Twelve - Adhering the Rust Panels to the Brown Card Bases (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Twelve – Adhering the Rust Panels to the Brown Card Bases

Step Thirteen: Adhere a brown strip, horizontally, to the lower third of a stamped and embossed rust panel which is adhered to its brown card base. Repeat this process for all (3) brown strips, adding one to each of the remaining (3) rust panels. Then, add a gold strip, also horizontally, just above the brown strip (I overlapped my strips, just a bit, on their long edges), aligning the right-hand edges of the strips when you do so.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Thirteen - Adhering the Brown & Gold Strips to the Rust Panels (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Thirteen – Adhering the Brown & Gold Strips to the Rust Panels

Step Fourteen: Add letters to the gold strip (aligning the bottoms of the letters to the bottom of the strip) to spell out the name of the person whose place card this will be. Repeat this process for all (4) place cards.

Tip: Place the letters from the end of the name to the beginning so you know they’ll fit correctly! Example: when adding the letters D, I, C, K, I started with the K, placing it on the very right side of the gold strip and worked my way backwards toward the left of the card: C, I, D.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Fourteen - Adhering the Letters for the Names to the Gold Strips (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Fourteen – Adhering the Letters for the Names to the Gold Strips

Step Fifteen: Place an embellishment to the left of the name. I chose to ink up and emboss wooden acorns for mine and adhered them with foam dots so they’d really stand out. Note: The inking and embossing of the embellishment can be done during Steps Ten and Eleven to save time.

Papercrafting in 20: Step Fifteen - Inking, Embossing & Adhering a Wooden Embellishment to the Gold Strip (image)

Papercrafting in 20: Step Fifteen – Inking, Embossing & Adhering a Wooden Embellishment to the Gold Strip


And there ya have it –
decorative place cards for
your Thanksgiving table!

Papercrafting in 20: The Finished Place Cards (image)

Papercrafting in 20: The Finished Place Cards

That’s it – quick and easy!


Oh, but wait, there’s more! 

Since these stamps were just begging to be played with a bit more, I stamped the leaves and watercolored them, then added clear embossing powder and heat-set them, and then cut them out and placed them on the same style of place card (sans stamped and embossed leaves), creating another nice option for a place card – check it out:

Papercrafting in 20: A Bonus Place Card Project Idea! (image)

Papercrafting in 20: A Bonus Place Card Project Idea!


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


And please 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 can include every papercraft 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 (and YOUR!) tips and tricks!

See you next Tuesday!
Steph

Worried you might miss a really great project?
Or giveaway or new product announcement or product review?

Subscribe to the
PaperCrafter’s Corner blog feed
and you’ll never miss a single exciting thing!


Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 74!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 74!
Papercrafting inspiration thanks to the pages and covers of magazines!

It’s time for our

74th
Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!

And this week’s there’s a twist!
(*see the prize details below!*)


Won’t YOU participate?

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

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

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

******************************************
Magazine Mondays, Week 74!

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

Come on, Join In!

WHAT have you got to lose?

**************************************************

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.

*************************************************

Week 74’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 74 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 74 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because, well, it’s probably obvious, right?

It’s Halloween this week!

I love the black silhouetted images against the muted lime greenspooky for sure!

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

There’s a bonus for this week’s winner!
(Details *below*)

We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

This week’s magazine cover/layout offers:

  • Silhouetted images
  • A muted lime green background
  • Great typefaces!
  • Halloween images (a witch, bats, a black cat and an owl, a pumpkin, grave markers and a leafless tree)
  • A crescent moon (with a face!)
  • Overlapping letters (the “Os” in the word Book)
  • A price ($.40) – wow, can you imagine getting a magazine for $.40?!
  • A date (October 1924)
  • 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, November 2, 2014, at midnight (central, GMT-6).

And this week’s winner will win a
*BONUS Halloween papercrafting kit*
in addition to their prize!

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, November 2, 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, November 3, 2014, we’ll randomly choose one papercrafter from this week’s papercrafting challenge entries to receive a fun papercrafting prize (*plus the bonus Halloween papercrafting kit, this week only!).

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

*******************************************************************************************
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 73 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 73 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting inspired by magazines every Monday!


*********************************************

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.

*********************************************

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

***************************************

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.

***************************************

Last week’s edition of our papercrafting challenge,
Magazine Mondays – Week 73,
inspired another wonderful bunch of papercrafting entries!

For those who may have missed our last challenge post,
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays – Week 73,
here’s a quick look at the inspiration piece:

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

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Inspiration Piece


Let’s see what our papercrafters came up with this week…

Shartl

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by Shartl (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by Shartl

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by shartl

Shartl created a wonderful birthday card inspired by last week’s inspiration piece.

She was obviously inspired by the moon and the sun and the colors from the magazine cover.

I love how she placed the brads at the bottom of the card – they draw one’s eye from the Happy Birthday sentiment to the stamped image and the blue base piece.

Be sure to stop by shartl’s Flickr page to see what else likes creating.

jpscraps

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by jpscraps (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by jpscraps

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by jpscraps

Jpscraps created an elegant card featuring the moon and stars from our inspiration piece, and a few suns thrown in for good measure.

She not only incorporated the main elements from our magazine cover, but she challenged herself to meet another challenge of ours, the Papercrafting in Twenty challenge.

I love that she timed herself making this card – can you guess how long it took her to create it?

Be sure to stop by jpscraps’ blog to find out!

Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by Jennie G. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by Jennie G.

Jennie created a simple and lovely card for her sister.

She was inspired by the colors in last week’s magazine cover.

I love the way she set her patterned papers at an angle – it’s a simple way to add interest to a card and use up small pieces of patterned paper and cardstock!

Be sure to stop by Jennie’s blog to see what else she creates.

Rebecca D.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by Rebecca D. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by Rebecca D.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by Rebecca D.

Rebecca created a fun layout about snuggling with her adorable little guy on their first camping trip in their new trailer.

She was inspired by the moon and the stars and the reading featured in our magazine inspiration piece.

I love how she used a sketch in conjunction with our challenge!

Be sure to stop by Rebecca’s blog to see the twist on her interpretation of the sketch she used and to welcome her back to our challenge – we’ve missed her!

Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by Suzi M.

Suzi was inspired to go do some shooting! No, not that kind of shooting – shooting pictures!

She wanted to capture an image of her granddaughter and since she couldn’t put her in the moon, she put her in a tree. Clever!

I love that the adorned ohoto will soon be hanging in her home.

Her granddaughter sure is a cutie pie!

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

Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Submission by Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 73 Submission by Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 73 Submission by Beverly J.

Beverly created a beautiful card inspired by the layering of paper pieces and scattering of elements.

She traded the buildings for hearts and the stars for leaves.

I love that she chose to use “non-traditional” colors – she delivered a unique take on a Fall | Thanksgiving card!

Be sure to stop by Beverly’s blog to get to know her.


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…

shartl!


Please join me in congratulating

shartl!


shartl:
Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address and
Magazine Mondays – Week 73 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!

****************************

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 27, 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, November 2, 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, November 3, 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

*****************************************************************************

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 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

Worried you might miss a really great project?
Or giveaway or new product announcement or product review?

Subscribe to the
PaperCrafter’s Corner blog feed
and you’ll never miss a single exciting thing!