Papercrafting in Twenty! Week Two
We’re sharing ideas for papercrafting – create in 20 minutes or less!
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:
- Home Decor Projects
- Mixed Media
- Art Journaling
- Paper Folding
- Paper Cutting
- Paper Sculpture
- Paper Making
- Book Binding
Grab your timer and join us!
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!):
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…
Step One: I grabbed a pre-made white card (5 1/4 x 5 1/4″) as the base.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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