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Table of Contents INSPIRATION Sending Sunshine ................ 26

Just Add Water ................... 63

Brighten someone’s day with these colorful cards that feature encouraging sentiments and a whole lot of sunshine!

If you’re looking to beat the heat, cool off with these projects that incorporate actual water, or water-based products, into their designs.

All Things Nautical .............. 46 Set sail with nautical colors and patterns, as well as fun icons like ships, anchors, life preservers, flags, rope, and more!

A Study in Freestyle Collage ................ 73 The combination may appear odd taken one element at a time, but put it all together, and collectively, somehow it sings.

ON THE COVER Day Bright Card 28 Bring Sunshine Card 28 Sailin’ By Card 48

For more information on products used on projects in this issue,, see our Product Guide online at PaperCraftsMag.com.

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INSIGHTS

Stamp It! Techniques............. 16

Dear Go-to Gals .................. 14

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Julie Campbell and friends as they show you how to create original scenes by cleverly combining stamps.

Our experts share ideas for further developing your sense of color pairing and their go-to resources for color inspiration.

Paper Crafts 101 ................. 20

Tips, Tools, & Techniques....... 90

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Kim Kesti shows you six fun ways to create amazing projects with the most basic supply in your stash: cardstock.

Four new tools for the on-the-go crafter, three tags showcasing amazing ink-like pencils, and an organizational system for all your crafting needs.

Go-to Sketches .................... 22

Moxie Fabs......................... 95

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Betsy Veldman shares two inspiring sketches that are perfect for lazy summer days, and any day!

Trends editor Cath Edvalson gets right to the point as she shows how triangles can create complex movement and direction that add depth and dimension to any style of design.

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IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Note 11 Paper Crafts Connection 12 Look Ahead 84 Simple Sentiments 85 Sweepstakes 86 Editors’ Picks 87 Get Inspired 98

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue: FRESH FACE: Made by a designer never published before in Paper Crafts.

ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, and bonus material online.

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READERS’ CHOICE: Selected by our readers.

PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s). = MODERATE: May be over five steps with moderate technique(s). Cheery Cherry Thanks Card

Designer: Julia Stainton

Supplies and instructions can be found online at PaperCraftsMag.com/projects.

= AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s). Get MORE at PaperCraftsMag.com

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Sending Sunshine

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Sunshine Jar Card

Designer: Meghan McMillan

Supplies and instructions can be found online at PaperCraftsMag.com/projects.


DESIGNER TIP Use punched circles/shapes as stitching patterns. Lightly trace circles and lines with a pencil and then make the necessary holes for stitching.

Graphic Sunshine Card

Warmest of Thoughts Card

Designer: Jocelyn Olson

Designer: Piradee Talvanna

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Create finished size project in software. 3 Open patterned papers; resize and print on presentation paper. Trim patterned paper and adhere. 4 Die-cut sunburst and circle from patterned paper and adhere. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock; die-cut banner and adhere. 6 Affix tape strip. Adhere word bubble with foam tape. 7 Thread button with floss and adhere.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Hand-stitch sun on cardstock with floss. Trim panel and round top corners; mat with cardstock, round top corners, and adhere. 3 Stamp sentiment on cardstock; trim into banner and adhere with foam tape. 4 Thread button with twine and adhere. 5 Adhere dots. Finished size: 5½" x 4"

Finished size: 4¼" x 4½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Specialty paper: (white matte presentation) Office Max Clear stamp: (sentiment from Umbrella set) My Favorite Things Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (button) Papertrey Ink; (word bubble die cut) Hello Forever Digital elements: (blue stripe, orange dot, yellow hexagons from Seafoam collection) Elise Joy Blaha Cripe/acdigitals. com Sticker: (striped tape) BasicGrey Fibers: (white floss) Karen Foster Design Software: (photo editing) Dies: (banner) My Favorite Things; (sunburst, circle) Silhouette America

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, yellow) American Crafts; (kraft) Bazzill Basics Paper Clear stamp: (sentiment from Absolutely Delightful set) Simon Says Stamp Pigment ink: (Vintage Sepia) Tsukineko Accents: (button) October Afternoon; (dots) My Mind’s Eye Fibers: (natural twine) May Arts; (yellow floss) We R Memory Keepers Tool: (corner rounder punch) EK Success

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All Things

Nautical

Ahoy, matey! The clean and classic nautical style is here to stay. Set sail with these projects that feature nautical colors and patterns, as well as fun icons like ships, anchors, life preservers, flags, rope, and more!

DESIGNER TIP Use small dots of hot glue to adhere the rope to the anchor. Use a lot of hot glue to adhere the rope to the wood plaque.

Life Preserver Wall Hanging

Designer: Amanda Coleman

Supplies and instructions can be found online at PaperCraftsMag.com/projects.


Celebrate Card

Sailboat in a Jar Card

Designer: Natasha Kara

Designer: Meghan McMillan

1 Make card from cardstock; deboss. 2 Stamp Square Pattern on cardstock; emboss. Trim, mat with cardstock, and adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Stamp flower three times on cardstock. Color flowers, accent with glitter pen, and coat with dimensional glaze. 4 Fussy-cut flowers and adhere together with foam tape. Adhere rhinestone. 5 Cut cardstock strip, adhere twine, and notch end. Adhere to card. 6 Stamp sentiment on cardstock, notch end, and adhere. 7 Adhere flower with foam tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp sentiment. 3 Tie on twine. 4 Mask jar and stamp on cardstock; trim. 5 Punch sailboat from cardstock twice; paper-piece on jar. 6 Adhere jar to card with foam tape. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Solar White) Neenah Paper; (navy) Michaels Rubber stamp: (Square Pattern) BasicGrey/Hero Arts Clear stamps: (flower from Layered Flowers set; celebrate from All Occasion Messages set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (blue) American Crafts Color media: (red markers) Copic; (clear glitter pen) Sakura Finish: (dimensional glaze) Ranger Industries Accent: (rhinestone) Fire Mountain Gems & Beads Fibers: (natural twine) Template: (debossing stripes) Papertrey Ink

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Staples; (red, navy) Michaels Clear stamps: (sentiment from Check This Out set) Lawn Fawn; (jar from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm set) American Crafts Dye ink: (Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink; (black) Fibers: (blue/ white twine) Papertrey Ink Tool: (sailboat punch) Fiskars

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Cheery Umbrella Card Supplies and instructions can be found online at PaperCraftsMag.com/projects.

Designer: Lisa Silver


DESIGNER TIP Use the watersoluble pencils to add color to highlighted areas, then use water and a paintbrush to color the rest of the image.

Musical Rose Card Designer: Vera Wirianta Yates

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock panel, stamp sentiment, and adhere with foam tape. 3 Stamp rose on watercolor paper. Watercolor rose; let dry. Stamp Music Score. Trim and adhere. Finished size: 4" x 5½"

Embossed Thinking of You Card Designer: Lalo Ishiki-Kalahele

1 Make card from cardstock. Round corner. 2 Trim cardstock panel, round corner, and stamp sentiment. Adhere. 3 Trim watercolor paper panel, round corner, and emboss. 4 Color with pencils and marker. Finish with water brush; let dry. Adhere. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Gina K. Designs; (Spring Moss) Papertrey Ink Specialty paper: (watercolor) Canson Rubber stamp: (Music Score) Stampendous! Clear stamps: (rose from Year of Flowers: Roses set) Papertrey Ink; (sentiment from Bring on the Sun set) Technique Tuesday Dye ink: (Berry Sorbet) Papertrey Ink Pigment ink: (Canary) Tsukineko Paint: (pink, peach, yellow) Luminarte

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft, Speckled) Avery Elle Specialty paper: (watercolor) Canson Clear stamp: (sentiment from Year Round Sentiments set) Operation Write Home/Hero Arts Dye ink: (Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko Color media: (assorted watersoluble pencils) Derwent Cumberland Pencil Co.; (cream marker) Copic Template: (embossing blossoms) Sizzix Tools: (corner rounder punch) EK Success; (water brush)


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A Study In

CollagE

In this layered and eclectic approach to design, seemingly unrelated patterns, embellishments, and textures are gathered together—often in an asymmetrical way. The combination may appear odd taken one element at a time, but put it all together, and collectively, somehow it sings.

Cheery Cherry Thanks Card

Designer: Julia Stainton

Supplies and instructions can be found online at PaperCraftsMag.com/projects.


DESIGNER TIP Feel free to mix unexpected elements together. Leaves, clothespins and pearls don’t normally mix but with freestyle, common sense doesn’t always apply.

Word Bubble Hello Card

Leafy Flower Thanks Card

Designer: Ashley Marcu

Designer: Teri Anderson

1 Make card from cardstock. Adhere patterned paper rectangle. 2 Stamp word bubbles on card. 3 Adhere patterned paper strip. 4 Stamp word bubble on patterned paper. Trim and adhere to card with foam tape. 5 Stamp hello on cardstock. Trim and adhere to card. 6 Adhere sticker with foam tape. 7 Adhere dot and tie on twine.

1 Make card from cardstock; adhere cardstock rectangle. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card. 3 Stamp thanks on card. 4 Affix leaves. 5 Adhere clothespins, flower, and twine bow. 6 Adhere pearls. Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (white grid from Sn@p! Life Basics 6x6 pad; kraft word bubbles from Sn@p! Life 6x6 pad) Simple Stories; (black cameras from Darling Dear 6x6 pad) Studio Calico Clear stamps: (assorted from He Said, She Said set; hello from Flap Happy set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores) Papertrey Ink Accent: (dot) My Mind’s Eye Sticker: (striped tape) Simple Stories Fibers: (teal/white twine) The Twinery

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Neenah Paper; (kraft) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (green shells from Acorn Avenue 6x6 pad) Crate Paper Clear stamp: (thanks from Beautiful Words set) Simon Says Stamp Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (pearls) Kaisercraft; (clothespins) Darice; (flower) Zva Creative Stickers: (assorted leaves) Crate Paper Fibers: (natural jute twine) May Arts


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