Paper Crafting

Origami Meets Fashion: The Innovative Designs of Renata Mayumi

Our 2014 Summer Showcase Contest revealed many talented paper crafters and creatives including Renata Mayumi’s Origami Jewelry. She proves that paper is perfect for more than the traditional design and crafting. Each innovative accessory is handmade and one of a kind to showcase Renata’s unique flair for modern style! Renata

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Make Your Own Seashell Invitations with Paper Quilling

Here’s an invitation that will set the stage for a beach or pool party this summer, not to mention it’s a great way to try your hand at paper quilling. The curved shapes, reminiscent of nautilus shells, will wow recipients and are made by rolling and shaping strips of paper.

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The Golden Touch: Create a Stunning Metallic Embossed Card

A classy card that showcases the beauty of the paper it was created with. The elegant flower embossing on the Sky Pilot card stock enhances the shimmer of the mica-coated Aspire Petallics. Adding to the metallic luster of the card is a leaf-like flourish made with Kromekote Gold Foil.

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From the Heart: DIY Valentine’s Day Card Crafted with Love

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for paper crafters who want to share some love. If you are looking for some inspiration, here is a beautiful heart card for the occasion. Created with stamping, die-cutting an embossing this card is a great example of some simple techniques that can make a stunning and elegant card. Send your love to someone this Valentine’s Day with a card like this and they will be sure to know how much you care.

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Showcase: Holiday Snowflake Card

Embossing dies are a great way to emphasize the beauty of a paper and Gloria Stengel has taken embossing a step further, with this card, to bring out the dimensional look. The Medium Berry Red Card Stock has been lightly inked with a white Chalk Alabaster on the raised design in order to bring out that extra dimension.

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Know the Score…on Folding Paper

Folding paper can be the bane of both printers and designers. Nothing is more aggravating than seeing a beautiful design project brought to its knees by a lousy fold…cracking its way deep into the fleshy folds of your psyche…ouch. In the next few paragraphs, I’m going to share some simple and very useful information about the proper folding and scoring of paper, to help you successfully complete your projects as planned.

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Crafting Halloween Fun: Learn How to Create an Embossed Pop-Up Card

The ‘trick or treat’ pop up inside is an easy way to make a fun card with a die cutting machine. Just die cut the pattern and fold it. This card is given an elegant look with embossing pattern seen throughout the design. A few purple bats and a paper flower on the front make this Halloween card quite a treat!

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