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WINNERS

SEE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY CONTEST PROJECTS ON p. 67

MARCH/APRIL 2013

Fresh Designs

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for BABY, BRIDES, & More

TREND WATCH: Country • Pastels • Ombre •

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Table of Contents INSPIRATION Country Fresh ..................... 29

The Bride’s Finery ............... 59

Breathe in the fresh, country air with these projects that highlight your favorite country icons and patterns, including gingham, daisies, denim, chicken wire, mason jars, farm animals, and more!

You’re cordially invited to join us as we spotlight projects that incorporate items a bride might wear on her wedding day. From lace and tulle to pearls, satin, and rhinestones, it’s time to say “I do” to the splendor!

Animals to Welcome Baby ... 40 Say hello to baby with these adorable cards, shower invites, party ensembles, and nursery décor that feature animals from the zoo, farm, circus, and more!

Pretty Pastels ..................... 49

ON THE COVER Country Sweet Thank You Card Hogs & Kisses Card 36 Beautiful Bride Favor Box 59

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2012 World Card Making Day Winners .......... 67 Paper Crafts magazine is thrilled to present an amazing group of winners from this year’s World Card Making Day Contest.

Spring is the perfect time of year to celebrate soft and pretty pastels. See how this sweet color palette inspired our designers to create lovely projects for spring and every day.

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

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HOW–TO

INSIGHTS

Stamp It! Techniques............. 18

Dear Go-to Gals .................. 16

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Teri Anderson and friends as they show you how to perfect ombre stamping (color that graduates from light to dark).

Our experts share tips and ideas for incorporating chalk into your paper crafts.

Paper Crafts 101 ................. 22 Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Betsy Veldman as she shows you six clever ways to fussy-cut paper to create one-ofa-kind focal images, sentiments, scenes, and more!

Go-to Sketches .................... 24 Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Jennifer McGuire shares two inspiring sketches that are perfect for spring and every day!

Tips, Tools, & Techniques....... 84 Printable foil you can die-cut, storage organizers for all your accessories, and six techniques for creating wondrous watercolor.

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IN EVERY ISSUE From the Editors 13 Paper Crafts Connection 14 2013 Stamping Royalty Contest 66 Editors’ Picks 78 Sweepstakes 79 Look Ahead 82

Moxie Fabs......................... 87

Simple Sentiments 83

Color without boundaries, or watercolor style, is not only all the rage, but it’s a look that is super fun and easy to recreate. Join trends editor Cath Edvalson as she explores the wonder of watercolor.r.

Get Inspired 90

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue: FRESH FACE:

PROJECT LEVELS:

Made by a designer never published before in Paper Crafts.

= SIMPLE: Typically five steps

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or less with easy technique(s). e(s).

= MODERATE: May be overr five ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, and bonus material online.

READERS’ CHOICE:

steps with moderate technique(s). que(s).

= AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s).

Selected by our readers.

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Breathe in the fresh, country air with these projects that highlight your favorite country icons and patterns, including gingham, daisies, denim, chicken wire, mason jars, farm animals, and more!

Herd It’s Your Birthday Card

Designer: Leigh Penner

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


DESIGNER TIP Try using a circular die to cut your fabric easily and perfectly every time.

For You Jar

Many Thanks Card

Designer: Amy Wanford

Designer: Dawn Cosgrove

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1 Make card from cardstock; round corner. 2 Stamp solid circle and dotted sunrays on card. 3 Stamp woodgrain on cardstock, die-cut picket fences, and adhere to card. 4 Die-cut hills from patterned paper; adhere. 5 Die-cut label from cardstock. Stamp label and many thanks and adhere to card. 6 Die-cut rooster from cardstock and adhere to card with foam tape.

Adhere ribbon around jar. Die-cut flowers and leaf from felt; adhere to jar. Thread button with twine and adhere. Tie fabric over jar with cord. Stamp for you on cardstock, trim, and attach to cord with clothespin.

Finished size: 3¼" diameter x 4" tall

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Clear stamp: (for you from Wonderful Words Additions set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (button) Papertrey Ink; (clothespin) Michaels Fibers: (natural jute twine) Papertrey Ink; (burlap ribbon) The Ribbon Girl; (red elastic cord) Dies: (flowers, leaf) Papertrey Ink Other: (white, green felt) Papertrey Ink; (gingham fabric, jar)

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SUPPLIES: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Patterned paper: (blue grid from 2008 Bitty Box Basics collection) Clear stamps: (many thanks from On the Farm set; solid circle, dotted sunray from Hello Sunshine set; label from Sweet Spring set; woodgrain from Background Basics: Farm & Barn set) Dye ink: (Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone) Dies: (hill, picket fence, label, rooster) Tool: (corner rounder punch) Fiskars


animaLs to Welcome Baby Say hello to baby with these adorable cards, shower invites, party ensembles, and nursery dĂŠcor that feature animals from the zoo, farm, circus, and more!

Animal Baby Tag Set

Designer: Chan Vuong

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


BABY BOY GIRAFFE TAG

JUST HATCHED CARD

Designer: Chan Vuong

Designer: Rachel Narens Izakowicz

1 Die-cut scalloped circle from cardstock. Punch hole and tie on ribbon. 2 Die-cut circle from patterned paper and adhere with foam tape. 3 Notch end of banner; adhere with foam tape. 4 Adhere giraffe with foam tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut patterned paper rectangles, adhere to card, and zigzagstitch seam. 3 Cut cardstock panel and stamp Envelope Liner Background. Round one corner, ink edges. 4 Die-cut chicken from patterned paper and adhere to panel with foam tape. Stamp chicks. 5 Cut cardstock strip, stamp just hatched, and trim with decorative-edge scissors. Adhere to panel and adhere panel to card with foam tape.

Finished size: 3½" diameter

Finished size: 5" square

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Ocean Blue) WorldWin Patterned paper: (brown stripe from Snips & Snails 6x6 pad) Doodlebug Design Accent: (baby boy banner) K&Company Sticker: (giraffe) Doodlebug Design Fibers: (natural ribbon) Studio Carta Dies: (scalloped circle) Spellbinders; (circle) Lifestyle Crafts

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Rustic Cream, kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Church Social, Sunday Dinner from Farmhouse 8x8 pad) October Afternoon Rubber stamp: (Envelope Liner Background) Hero Arts Clear stamps: (just hatched, chick from On the Farm set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Cup O’ Joe, Butter Bar, Soft Sand) Hero Arts Die: (chicken) Papertrey Ink Tools: (decorative-edge scissors, corner rounder punch) Find more at PaperCraftsMag.com

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to cel ebraate sof t and Spr ing is the per fec t tim e of yea r col or pal ette ins pire d our pre tty pas tels . See how this swe et i and eve ry day. f spr ing for des ign ers to cre ate lov ely pro jec ts

Spring Bird

Designer: Clare Prezzia

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


Bride ´s Finery

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You’re cordially invited to join us as we spotlight projects that incorporate items a bride might wear on her wedding day. From lace and tulle to pearls, satin, and rhinestones, it’s time to say “I do” to the splendor!

Beautiful Bride Favor Box

Designer: Latisha Yoast

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


WINNERS

Paper Crafts magazine is thrilled to present an amazing group of winners from our 2012 World Card Making Day Contest. With more than 1,150 cards submitted, choosing only four from each category was no small feat. Check out the winning cards by section: Birthday, Love, Thinking of You/Hello, Season’s Greetings, and Thank You. Congratulations, ladies, and thanks for all your fantastic work!

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