Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Three
We’re sharing ideas for papercrafting – create in 20 minutes or less!
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:
- Home Decor Projects
- Mixed Media
- Art Journaling
- Paper Folding
- Paper Cutting
- Paper Sculpture
- Paper Making
- Book Binding
Grab your timer and join us!
Here are this week’s Papercrafting in Twenty projects (yes, there are two!) – each was designed and created in just under 20 minutes.
Then I decided that the second card wasn’t quite “right” and I modified it:
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:
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.
Step Four: The next step was to color in each leaf and acorn image with watercolor pencils.
Step Five: Then, it was time to blend the colors on each image with a water brush.
Step Six: Next I die cut each image with its accompanying die.
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.
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.
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!
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