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Table of Contents INSPIRATION Raiding the Kitchen .............. 24

Defining Dad ...................... 41

Hungry for some inspiration? Our designers raided their cupboards, the pantry, and even the fridge for items to incorporate into their delicious designs. From bread tabs to coffee filters to food itself, these winning “recipes” will leave your craft buds craving more!

Dear old dad deserves the perfect card on Father’s Day. Whether he loves sports, music, cars, or computers, celebrate his hobbies, interests, and style with a card that fits him to a T.

Wrapping up Mother’s Day ... 33 Giving mom something special on her day is a time-honored tradition. But how it’s presented can be just as impressive! Wrap up the perfect gift for mom with these lovely bags, boxes, tags, and more!

My Hero ............................ 51 Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They inspire, mentor, serve, and care. Join us as we salute our favorite heroes with projects that show our appreciation, gratitude, and love.

ON THE COVER Hero Boot Card 53 Rolled Rose Thank You Card 29 Flowers For Mom Card 23

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............. 16

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

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Jennifer McGuire and friends as they show you how to create beautiful backgrounds with a variety of stamps and ink.

Our experts share ideas for creating graduation cards for all ages that don’t incorporate the expected mortarboard.

Paper Crafts 101 ................. 20 Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Windy Robinson as she shows you six unique ways to add intricate paper-pierced designs to your projects.

Go-to Sketches .................... 22 Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Kim Kesti shares two inspiring sketches that are perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and any day!

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IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Note 11 Paper Crafts Connection 12

Tips, Tools, & Techniques....... 60

Editors’ Picks 57

An all-in-one paper piercing kit, tips and techniques for using the right adhesive, and storage containers that love to be squeezed.

Sweepstakes Digital Look Ahead 56 Simple Sentiments Digital Get Inspired 66

Moxie Fabs......................... 65 Join Trends Editor Cath Edvalson as she explores the daring trend of mixing and matching patterns. Who knew breaking all the rules could produce such miracles of design?

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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Homemade with Love Card

Designer: Shanna Vineyard

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


Wonderful Day Card

Get Well Soon Card

Designer: Sarah J. Moerman Found Kitchen Item: Drink umbrella

Designer: Sarah J. Moerman Found Kitchen Item: Tea bag

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp Clouds on cardstock rectangle. 3 Open and flatten umbrella. Adhere to panel. 4 Tear cardstock rectangle. Adhere to panel. 5 Stamp sentiment and affix sticker to panel. 6 Adhere panel to card.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp Tiny Flower Background on cardstock rectangle. 3 Mat panel with cardstock and adhere to card. 4 Die-cut tag from cardstock. 5 Tie tag to tea bag and adhere to card. 6 Stamp sentiment.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Shallows) Hero Arts; (white) Neenah Paper; (kraft) Papertrey Ink Rubber stamp: (Clouds) Hero Arts Clear stamp: (sentiment from Big Hugs set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Soft Pool) Hero Arts Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Sticker: (crab) Echo Park Paper Other: (paper umbrella)

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Pure Poppy, kraft) Papertrey Ink; (white) Neenah Paper; (Poppy) Hero Arts Rubber stamp: (Tiny Flower Background) BasicGrey/Hero Arts Clear stamp: (sentiment from Speedy Recovery set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Butter Bar) Hero Arts Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Die: (tag) Papertrey Ink Other: (tea bag) Find more at PaperCraftsMag.com

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Mother's Day G i vi Gi ving ng n g m om m s om omet o e hi et hing n g sp ng spe pee ci cial al o n he herr da dayy is i s a t im imeeimee ho e-ho hono nore no r d trad red re t r ad tr d it i t io itio ion. ion n. n Butt ho Bu h w it it’s ’s p re rese sent se nted nt ed d c an a bee ju just st a s im impr p es pr e ssi sive vee ! Wr Wrap ap u p th thee pee rff ec ectt gift gi ft for o r mom om w it i h th thes esee lo o ve v ly b ag ags, s, b ox oxes e , tags es gss , an a d mo m re re!!

Pink Heart Pillow Box

Designer: Chan Vuong

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


BONUS IDEA Add a pin under the felt flower so it can be a brooch for Mom.

Retro Mom Bag

Flower Doily Box

Designer: Erin Lee Schreiner

Designer: Anita Recksiedler

1 Cut patterned papers and adhere to bag. 2 Adhere die cut to patterned paper with foam tape. 3 Attach brad to flower and adhere to bag.

1 Wrap paper around box and adhere. 2 Spray doily heavily with ink and let dry. Adhere to box. 3 Tie twine around box. 4 Die-cut circles from felt. Assemble into flower and adhere to box.

Finished size: 4½" x 5½"

Finished size: 3¼" x 3¼" x 1¼"

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (blue medallions, bubbles from Midway 8x8 pad) October Afternoon Accents: (brad) American Crafts; (vintage woman die cut) Glitz Design Fibers: (crochet flower) Adhesive: 3M, Therm O Web, Stampin’ Up! Other: (kraft bag) Hobby Lobby

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SUPPLIES: Specialty ink: (Italian Sunset shimmer spray) Tattered Angels Fibers: (brown/white twine) The Twinery Dies: (circles) Spellbinders Other: (felt) Michaels; (doily) Wilton; (box, mailing paper)


deÂżning dad

/dad/ Noun One's father. Synonyms daddy, papa, father, pa, pop, poppa

Dear old dad deserves the perfect card on Father’s Day. Whether he loves sports, music, cars, or computers, celebrate his hobbies, interests, and style with a card that fits him to a T.

T-shirt Mini Card Set

Designer: Gayatri Murali

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


Grill Master Dad Card

Golfing Dad Card

Designer: Jen del Muro

Designer: Donna Bowman

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut panel from cardstock. Mat with cardstock and adhere. 3 Cut cardstock piece, emboss, and trim into squares. Adhere. 4 Die-cut and emboss circles from cardstock and adhere together. 5 Die-cut “Grill master”, fire, and spatula from cardstock. Ink fire edges. Adhere to circle. 6 Stamp sentiment on cardstock, trim, notch end, and adhere to circle. Adhere rhinestone. 7 Adhere circle to card with foam tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut cardstock panel. Stamp sentiment, golf green, pole, and flag. 3 Mat panel with cardstock and adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Adhere rhinestone. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (True Black, kraft, white) Papertrey Ink; (Dusk, Red Devil, Tangelo, Mexican Poppy) Bazzill Basics Paper Clear stamp: (sentiment from Happy Phrases set) Verve Stamps Dye ink: (Real Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie) Stampin’ Up! Pigment ink: (Graphite Black) Tsukineko Accent: (rhinestone) Doodlebug Design Fonts: (John Hancock, Brannbol) dafont.com Template: (embossing Perfectly Paisley) Provo Craft Dies: (circles) Spellbinders; (fire) Snapdragon Snippets/Silhouette America; (spatula) Silhouette America

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (black, white) Stampin’ Up! Clear stamps: (assorted from On the Links set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black) Stampin’ Up! Accent: (rhinestone) Maya Road


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Her oes co me in all sha pes and siz es. The y ins pir e, men tor , ser ve, and car e. Jo in us as we sal ute our fav ori te her oes wit h pro jec ts tha t sho w our app rec iat ion , gra tit ude , and lov e.

Hero

My Hero Card

Designer: Jocelyn Olson

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


DESIGNER TIP When combining sticker elements with your digital sentiment, measure using a ruler, then adjust your sentiment using the digital rulers in your graphics program.

Combat Boots Card

Strength Quote Card

Designer: Jaclyn Miller

Designer: Glenda J. Wyatt

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Print sentiment on patterned paper, trim, and adhere. 3 Affix stickers to spell “Hero”. 4 Trim cardstock strips and adhere.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut patterned paper panel; adhere. Stamp arrow tape. 3 Stamp sentiment on index card. Tie on twine and adhere to card. 4 Affix badge and tape.

Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Kraft Like a Rockstar) Clear & Simple Stamps; (Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight) Stampin’ Up! Patterned paper: (Footprints from Market Square collection) Farmhouse Paper Stickers: (Bree alphabet) American Crafts Font: (Designosaur) dafont.com

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Trench Coat from Clippings collection) BasicGrey Rubber stamps: (sentiment from Empowered Word set; arrow tape from A Little Bit Washi set) Unity Stamp Co. Dye ink: (Soft Suede) Stampin’ Up! Chalk ink: (Mango Madness) Tsukineko Accent: (index card) Lily Bee Design Stickers: (polka dot tape) Freckled Fawn; (take note badge) Studio Calico Fibers: (green/white twine) Jillibean Soup

Paper Crafts May/June 2013 Sneak Peek  

Mother’s Day is around the bend, and we have lots of ideas for how to package up that perfect gift for mom in our Wrapping Up Mother’s Day f...