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Table of Contents INSPIRATION Shaped Cards for the Season .................... 28 Celebrate the magic of the season with these shaped holiday cards.

Five Holiday Cards for $5 or Less ..................... 43 We challenged our talented designers to create 5 holiday cards for $5 or less! If you don’t believe us, just look at their receipts!

Treat Wraps for the Holidays .................. 52 Package up your prized candies and baked goods with these festive bags, boxes, wraps, tags, and more.

ON THE COVER Dear Santa Card

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Merry Christmas Bottle Wrap

Sequins: the New Rhinestone . 69 See how this little embellishment can add just the right amount of sparkle and shine to your projects.

Stamping Royalty Winners .... 83 The Paper Crafts team is proud to present the winners of our 2013 Stamping Royalty contest.

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 Kim Kesti and friends as they show you how to create gorgeous backgrounds, focal points, and more with coordinating stamps and dies.

Our experts share ideas for making well designed cards with scrapbookspecific supplies.

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

Paper Crafts 101 ................. 22

Sweepstakes 96

Learn time-saving ways to mass produce your holiday projects and see three fun storage solutions for all your little embellishments.

Editors’ Picks 97

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Teri Anderson as she shows you six creative ways to take your heat embossing to the next level.

Go-to Sketches .................... 24 Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Julie Campbell shares two inspiring sketches that are perfect for the holiday season or any season.

IN EVERY ISSUE

Moxie Fabs......................... 106

From the Editors 11 Paper Crafts Connection 12

Look Ahead 99 Simple Printables 101 Get Inspired 110

Trends editor Cath Edvalson explores the magical glow of bokeh, the trendy technique that spotlights distorted areas of light (usually circular).

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.

READERS’ CHOICE: Selected by our readers.

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DON’T DON’T MISS! MISS! PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s).

Shaped Cards & Card Sets for the Holidays.

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Shaped Cards for the Season

Celebrate the magic of the season with these shaped holiday cards that feature nostalgic icons like Santa, snowmen, ornaments, stars, trees, and everything in between.

Santa’s Ornament Card

Designer: Vera Wirianta Yates

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Christmas Present Card

Rejoice Star Card

Designer: Mendi Yoshikawa

Designer: Emily Keaton

1 Die-cut present silhouette twice from cardstock. Score top of one and adhere behind other to make card. 2 Die-cut present and tag from patterned papers. 3 Stamp sentiment on tag, ink edges of bow, and adhere die cuts to card. 4 Die-cut button from coaster and patterned paper; adhere together. Ink edges. Thread with twine, tie bow, and adhere to card.

1 Print digital paper on presentation paper. 2 Cut star from printed paper, following pattern found online at PaperCraftsMag. com/patterns. Stitch edges. 3 Cut second star from cardstock. Score top and adhere behind first star to make card. 4 Stamp rejoice on cardstock; trim into banner. Stitch long edges, fold, and adhere to card. 5 Adhere rhinestones.

Finished size: 4" x 6"

Finished size: 6½" x 4¼"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) American Crafts Patterned paper: (Santa’s Scarf from North Pole collection; red grid, green polka dots from North Pole 6x6 pad) Doodlebug Design Clear stamps: (sentiment from Bows & Holly set) Lawn Fawn Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Chalk ink: (Olive Pastel, Warm Red) Clearsnap Fibers: (green twine) Whisker Graphics Dies: (present from Christmas Icons set) loriwhitlock.com; (tag from Tremendous Tags set; button from Buttoned Up #1 set) Papertrey Ink Other: (coaster) Papertrey Ink

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink Specialty paper: (matte presentation) Epson Rubber stamp: (Rejoice) DeNami Design Pigment ink: (Satin Red) Tsukineko Accents: (rhinestones) Queen & Co.; (star rhinestone) Digital element: (red damask paper from Vintage Christmas Paper Set 3 kit) Carina Gardner/jessicasprague.com

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FIVE HOLIDAY CARDS for

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or LESS

We challenged our talented designers to create 5 holiday cards for $5 or less! Not counting basic supplies (ink, scissors, adhesive), all created fabulous card sets without breaking the bank. If you don’t believe us, just look at their receipts!

RECEIPT ITEM

AMOUNT ts) $2.62 Sequins $0.15 Digital elements $1.95 Cardstock (7 shee

TOTAL

Inked Christmas Card Set

Designer: Lucy Abrams

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

$4.72


Holiday Patter ned Paper Card Set Designer: Heather Schienbein 1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Adhere patterned paper. 3 Cut patterned paper panel, mat with cardstock, and tie on twine. Adhere to card with foam tape. 4 Repeat Steps 1–3 for additional cards. Finished size: each 4¼" x 5½"

RECEIPT ITEM Cardstock (4 sheets)

AMOUNT

$1.37 sheets) $1.05 Twine $1.70 Patterned paper (4

TOTAL

$4.12

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Michaels; (red, green, blue) Colorbok Patterned paper: (Fresh Baby Spinach, Frozen Peas, Cheese Tortellini, Bite Size Bits from Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup collection) Jillibean Soup Fibers: (red/white twine) We R Memory Keepers

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The holidays are the perfect time of year to share a handmade treat with your friends and neighbors. Package up your prized candies and baked goods with these festive bags, boxes, wraps, tags, and more.

Foxy Hot Cocoa Tag

Designer: Cristina Núùez

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

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Christmas Wishes Pencil Tag

North Pole Merry Christmas Box

Designer: Anita Recksiedler

Designer: Piali Biswas

1 Stamp tag twice on patterned paper; emboss. 2 Cut out one tag. Fussy-cut sentiment from second image and adhere to tag with foam tape. 3 Adhere button. 4 Place pencils in bag; tie on ribbon bow. 5 Adhere tag to bag.

1 Fill box with cookies. 2 Tie ribbon around box. 3 Tie bells to ribbon with twine. 4 Trim patterned paper triangle and adhere to box. 5 Affix sticker. Finished size: 2¾" x 2½" x 2¼"

Finished size: 1¼" x 2¾"

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (green stripes, red stripes from Very Merry Christmas 6x6 pad) Echo Park Paper Clear stamp: (tag from Aspen Happy Holidays set) BasicGrey/Hero Arts Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (white) Hero Arts Accent: (button) Papertrey Ink Fibers: (red ribbon) Michaels Adhesive: 3L Other: (bag) Wilton; (pencils)

SUPPLIES: Collection: (patterned paper, sentiment sticker from Very Merry Christmas collection) Echo Park Paper Accents: (bells) Michaels Fibers: (red ribbon, natural jute twine) May Arts Other: (take out box) Michaels

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one t s e in h R w e N the Touted by some as the “new rhinestone�, sequins are making a major comeback. Come see how this little embellishment can add just the right amount of sparkle and shine to your projects.

Twinkle, Twinkle Bokeh Card

Designer: Betsy Veldman

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Shin y Ha a pp py Tree Card

Hooray St r eame rs s Card

Designer: Keren Baker

Designer: Betsy Veldman

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock panel; emboss. 3 Punch various size holes in panel to form tree shape; adhere cardstock behind holes. Mat panel with cardstock and adhere to card. 4 Adhere sequins and rhinestones. 5 Stamp happy Christmas on cardstock; trim into banner and adhere with foam tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim patterned paper panel; stamp dotted borders. 3 Stitch large sequins to panel. 4 Trim patterned paper strip into banner; adhere to panel. 5 Adhere panel with foam tape. 6 Stamp hooray on cardstock; emboss. Cut out and adhere with foam tape. 7 Adhere small sequins. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 5" x 6¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, pink, turquoise) American Crafts Clear stamp: (happy Christmas from At Christmas set) Lucy Cromwell/Docrafts Solvent ink: (Jet Black) Tsukineko Accents: (green, pink, clear rhinestones) Docrafts; (assorted sequins) Template: (embossing Trendy Circles) cArt-Us Tools: (circle punches) We R Memory Keepers

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SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Bright Bauble from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection; Splendid Sophie from My Girl collection) American Crafts Clear stamps: (hooray from Celebrate set) Avery Elle; (dotted border from Birthday Style set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Aqua) American Crafts Accents: (assorted small sequins) Avery Elle; (assorted large sequins) Michaels


WINNERS The Paper Crafts team is proud to present the winners of our 2013 Stamping Royalty contest. Each year since 2004, we’ve inducted the crème de la crème of stampers into a posh society known as Stamping Royalty. This year, we received over 1,250 card entries from readers who hoped to wear the crown. The cards were judged in five categories: birthday, thank you, hello/thinking of you, season’s greetings, and love. The winners each received a prize package of card making and stamping supplies worth over $750 and earned a place on our exclusive submissions e-mail list. Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the new royalty (meet them on p.12)! We hope you’ll enjoy their beautifully stamped cards and get inspired to enter our royal contest next year.


BIRTHDAY

Hoot & Holla’ Card

Many Wishes Card

Designer: Amy Kolling (Topeka, KS)

Designer: Emily Leiphart (Toronto, Ontario)

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (arrow border from Cupid’s Arrow set; label, sentiment, celebrate from Label Layers 4 set) Wplus9 Design Studio Dye ink: (Pear Tart) Tsukineko Chalk ink: (Persimmon, Pink Grapefruit, Sea Breeze) Tsukineko Specialty ink: (Charcoal hybrid) Stewart Superior Corp. Fibers: (blue/white twine) Timeless Twine Adhesive: 3M Template: (debossing Linen) Papertrey Ink Dies: (rectangle from Rounded Rectangles set; arrow from Cupid’s Arrow set; tag from Label Layers 4 set) Wplus9 Design Studio

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Gina K. Designs Patterned paper: (assorted from Clippings 6x6 pad) BasicGrey Rubber stamps: (banners, sentiment from Ol’ Bag of Fun set) Unity Stamp Co. Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

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Finished size: 3½" x 5½"

Ikat Hugs & Wishes Card Designer: Natasha Kara (Toronto, Ontario) SUPPLIES: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (Limeade Ice, Enchanted Evening, white) Clear stamps: (assorted from Irresistibly Ikat set; sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday set) Dye ink: (Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice) Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Cricket) American Crafts Fibers: (blue twine) Divine Twine Die: (Pinking Shears Border)

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"


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