Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week Forty-Two!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week Forty-Two!

Hello Papercrafters!

Here we are again, ready to start another Magazine Mondays papercrafting challengeour 42nd challenge!

We’d love to have you join in this week’s challenge!

Remember, YOU could WIN!


O.K., it’s time to unveil our 42nd magazine…

Forty-two weeks of papercrafting inspiration, creating and prizes!

And YOU have another chance to papercraft & WIN!


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

Come on, Join In!


New to Magazine Mondays?

Check out all of our previous 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 Forty-Two’s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Forty-Two Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays – Week Forty-Two Inspiration Piece

 Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays –
Week Forty-Two Inspiration Piece

(click on the image above to enlarge or share it)


So, what do you think of this week’s colorful inspiration piece?

We scour the internet in search of interesting and unique magazines and invite you, our talented papercrafters, to use its elements to create whatever you’d like…as long as it’s made out of paper!

We can’t wait to see what YOU create!


Create something inspired by this week’s magazine

and you’re in the running

for this week’s papercrafting challenge prize!

And, this week’s prize includes a BONUS!

What’s the bonus?

It’s a surprise!

Are you in?

Good luck everyone!

This week’s magazine cover offers:

  • A chunky and simple title
  • Bright colors (on a stark white background)
  • Fun shapes
  • A magnifying glass highlighting a main topic
  • Unique, hand-drawn looking typefaces
  • Interesting words (any of which could be your creative starting point!)
  • And, perhaps you see something else?

What are YOU gonna 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 is Saturday at midnight (central, GMT-6). That means you have five full days to create, submit and WIN!

And, 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, before midnight (central time, GMT-6) on Saturday, March 8th, 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 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 Sunday, March 9th, 2014, we’ll randomly choose one participant from this week’s papercrafting challenge entries to receive a fun papercrafting prize...and a surprise BONUS!

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!



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 Saturday 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
on our
Magazine Mondays Pinterest board

Play along and Good Luck!




  1. says

    Here’s my entry for this week’s Magazine Monday Challenge, Week 42:

    I chose to focus on feathers, using a microscope slide of a pigeon feather as my jumping off point and picking up bright colors in die cut feathers. I added words on the feathers and a quote around the edges of the card using a black 0.5 Staedtler pen. This was a fun challenge.

    Anne, yourmainestamper

  2. karenladd says

    Wow, this magazine inspiration kind of threw me for a loop and I had NO idea how to interpret it. I kicked around different ideas for a couple of days and finally started stamping sentiments from different stamp sets I had, coloring them with markers and put together a magnifying glass made from paper scraps. I ended up having so much fun that I may use this inspiration for even more cards in the future. Thanks for a great challenge!! Here is a link to my card:

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