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Table of Contents INSPIRATION Scare Up Some Halloween Fun ................... 26 Embrace your inner monster with these spooktacular projects that feature ghosts and goblins, pumpkins, witches, spiders, and a whole cauldron of hocus pocus!

Tricks of the Trade ............... 50 From making your own washi tape to misting embellishments (to match your project!) to printing directly on tags, we’ve got the secrets behind the most popular techniques!

The Colors of Fall ............... 58 See how our designers interpreted these eight fall-themed color combinations and turned them into bold, vibrant projects.

Chalkboard Craze .............. 74 Get inspired with these projects that feature the hottest chalkboard products, looks, effects, and techniques.

Bonus Digital Content .......... D2 Color Inspiration for Card Makers

ON THE COVER For You Gift Card Holder 14 Give Thanks Unto the Lord Card Vintage Witch Card 31


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

Dear Go-to Gals .................. 12

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Windy Robinson and friends as they show you the wonders of emboss resist.

Our experts share ideas for carrying a design all the way through to the inside of your card.

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

Tips, Tools, & Techniques....... 94

Editors’ Picks 91

Join Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Julie Campbell as she shows you six creative ways to use (and use up!) your growing stash of alphabet stickers.

A tool that’s touted as the “Quicker-PokerPicker-Upper”, six color wheel tags, and a storage solution for crafters who have a lot of supplies but not a lot of space.

Sweepstakes 90

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

Moxie Fabs......................... 98

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Teri Anderson shares two inspiring sketches that are perfect for crisp, autumn days, and any day of the year!

Trends editor Cath Edvalson explores the glitz and glamour of gold. Whether dipped, sprayed, glittered, or foiled, gold touches everything with joy.

IN EVERY ISSUE From the Editors 9 Paper Crafts Connection 10

Look Ahead 92 Simple Printables 89 Get Inspired 102

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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Poison Apple Card Designer: Amanda Coleman Supplies and instructions can be found online at

Embrace your inner monster with these spooktacular projects that feature ghosts and goblins, pumpkins, witches, spiders, and a whole cauldron of hocus pocus!

Sweet Bones Card

Boo’d Door Hanger

Designer: Teri Anderson

Designer: Jamie Greene

1 Cut two skulls, bow, eyes, and nose from cardstock, following online pattern found at patterns. 2 Score one skull and adhere behind other to form card. 3 Draw face and detail bow with pen. Color cheeks with chalk. 4 Adhere bow, eyes, and nose to card. 5 Thread button with floss and adhere.

1 Open box cut file in software. Remove spiders from box. Diecut box twice from cardstock and die-cut spider from cardstock. 2 Trim transparency sheet to fit behind web window; adhere. Assemble box. 3 Die-cut banner from patterned paper, stamp sentiment, bend slightly, and adhere. 4 Adhere flock to spider. Apply enamel for eyes. Adhere string and adhere spider to box with foam tape. Adhere string to box. 5 Tie on ribbon.

Finished size: 3¾" x 5¼"

Finished size: 4" x 7" x 2"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Neenah Paper; (black, pink, green) Bazzill Basics Paper Color media: (black pen) American Crafts; (pink chalk) Pebbles Accent: (button) Buttons Galore & More Fibers: (white floss) DMC

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (black, white shimmer) Michaels Patterned paper: (Borders from This & That Christmas collection) Echo Park Paper Transparency sheet; Clear stamp: (sentiment from Been Boo’d set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries Accent: (flock) Doodlebug Design; (white enamel) Ranger Industries Fibers: (green ribbon) Stampin’ Up!; (white string) Software: (design) Silhouette America Dies: (banner from Double-Ended Banners set) Papertrey Ink; (Spider Web Box #21779) SnapDragon Snippets/Silhouette America

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It’s Your Day Card

Designer: Jennifer McGuire

Trick: Heat Emboss with water splatters

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Splattered Thinking of You Card

Hipster Happy Birthday Card

Designer: Teri Anderson Trick: Splattering with ink nozzle

Designer: Julie Campbell Trick: Misting accents to color-match

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Open bottles of specialty ink. 3 Dip nozzles into ink bottles, pick up color, and flick onto coordinating cardstock. Let dry. 4 Trim inked cardstock and adhere to cardstock rectangle. 5 Stamp thinking of you on panel. 6 Adhere panel to card. 7 Adhere pearls.

PREPARE 1 Spritz twine, stars, and man with specialty ink. 2 Let dry.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

ASSEMBLE 1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Adhere aqua frame to cardstock panel. 3 Stamp arrow and birthday on panel. 4 Adhere gray frame to panel with foam tape. 5 Adhere stars and man to panel. Note: Adhere some with foam tape. 6 Thread happy banner with twine; adhere with foam tape. 7 Adhere cream frame and twine to panel. Attach paper clip and apply rub-on. 8 Adhere panel to card. Finished size: 4" x 5¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, kraft) Neenah Paper; (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) Core’dinations Clear stamp: (thinking of you from Essential Messages set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Specialty ink: (Taxi, Sunset, Pretty Pink, Leaf Green, Bonny Blue color wash) Studio Calico; (Deep Plum shimmer spray) Tattered Angels Accents: (assorted pearls) Doodlebug Design; (red pearl) Queen & Co.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) American Crafts; (Papaya) Paper Source Rubber stamps: (arrow from Snippets: Months set) Studio Calico/Hero Arts; (birthday from Say What set) Mama Elephant Pigment ink: (Slate) A Muse Studio Specialty ink: (Dewey, Sunset, Calico White color wash) Studio Calico; (Lemon Drop color wash) October Afternoon Accents: (stars, man) Studio Calico; (paper clip) Tim Holtz/Advantus; (frames, happy wood banner) BasicGrey Rub-on: (glasses) BasicGrey Fibers: (white twine) Stampin’ Up! Get MORE at


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Swell Card

Best Moments Card

Designer: Heather Campbell

Designer: Kim Kesti

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut cardstock panel. 3 Trim cardstock strips, adhere to panel, and adhere to card. 4 Color word bubble with marker. Adhere cardstock behind word bubble and adhere to card. 5 Color dots with markers; adhere.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim patterned paper and adhere. 3 Trim tag from cardstock. 4 Die-cut hello from cardstock; trim into tag. Trim patterned paper and adhere to tag. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock; punch circle and staple to tag. 6 Adhere tags together with foam tape. 7 Punch hole in tags; thread with ribbon and adhere with foam tape. 8 Punch butterflies from patterned paper; adhere. 9 Adhere pearls.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Lemon Tart) Papertrey Ink; (Raspberry, Papaya, Fizz, Aquamarine) Avery Elle Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Accents: (word bubble) Freckled Fawn; (assorted dots) My Mind’s Eye



SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Banana Split, Apricot, Natural) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (Aqua Dot from Basics collection) Pebbles: (pink linen, multi stripe, yellow herringbone from Knee Highs 6x6 pad) BasicGrey Clear stamp: (sentiment from Absolutely Delightful set) Simon Says Stamp Pigment ink: (Ocean) A Muse Studio Accents: (pearls) Doodlebug Design; (staples) Swingline Fibers: (blue ribbon) Offray Die: (hello #39825) Kolette Hall/Silhouette America Tools: (butterfly punch) Martha Stewart Crafts; (circle punch) Fiskars

of Fall

As s um u mer fade dess and fall eme m rges, let’s celebrate th t e gloriouss c oll or o s ar a ou o nd us from changing leaves to harvested pump m kins and blackk cats. See how our designe n rs interr prr eted e these eight fall-themed color combinations and turned them into t bold, vibrant projects.

Leafprint Thanks Card

Always Special Card

Designer: Miriam Prantner

Designer: Beth Matson

1 Make card from cardstock; apply paint to edges. 2 Stamp thanks on cardstock. 3 Stamp leaves with paint and stamp off. 4 Trim leaf edges with craft knife and curl up. 5 Adhere ribbon to panel and adhere panel.

Ink all edges. 1 Make card from cardstock; cover with patterned paper. 2 Trim patterned paper strip and adhere. 3 Stamp sentiment on patterned paper and emboss; trim and adhere. 4 Die-cut frame from patterned paper; adhere with foam tape. 5 Trim patterned paper strip; adhere. 6 Die-cut star from patterned paper; adhere. 7 Die-cut star from patterned paper; adhere with foam tape.

Finished size: 4¼" square

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Close To My Heart Clear stamps: (thanks from Say It in Style set) Close To My Heart; (leaves from Summer Leaves set) Stampendous! Dye ink: (Cranberry) Close To My Heart Paint: (Cough Syrup, Chicken Feed) Jenni Bowlin/Ranger Industries Fibers: (pink ribbon) Polka Dot Whimsy Adhesive: Tombow

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (assorted from Fabrications Canvas 8x8 pad) Teresa Collins Designs Clear stamp: (sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Vintage Photo) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Classy Copper) Stampin’ Up! Dies: (stars from Stars #2 set) Stu Kilgour/Sizzix; (frame from Fabulous Frames set) Papertrey Ink Get MORE at


Chalkboard Craze

Fro m bis tro m en u s to classro o ms and entire walls in playro o ms and craft ro o ms, chalkboard s are making a huge co m eback! Get insp ire d w it h t he se proj e cts t hat feature t he hotte s t chalkboard pro ducts, lo oks, effects, and technique s.

Amazing in Every Way Card

Designer: Jennifer McDermott

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Birthday Wine Tag Designer: Emily Midgett 1 Die-cut tag from cardstock. 2 Stamp sentiment, flowers, leaves, arrows, and flourishes on tag; emboss. 3 Restamp images over embossing to create shadow. 4 Draw lines with pencil. 5 Tie on ribbon. 6 Adhere flower and rhinestones. Finished size: 2½" x 7"

Rooster Kitchen Wall Hanging Designer: Emily Branch 1 Paint wood plaque brown; let dry. 2 Apply crackle medium to plaque; let dry. 3 Paint wood plaque ivory; let dry. 4 Mask off rectangle on plaque with painter’s tape. Paint with chalkboard paint. Remove tape. 5 Stamp images and words on plaque; emboss. 6 Apply ink over chalkboard with finger. 7 Trim patterned paper with decorative-edge scissors; adhere. 8 Tie ribbon bow with twine and adhere to plaque. Finished size: 6¾" x 9½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Fog) Avery Elle Clear stamp: (assorted from Mini Blooms set; sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday set) Papertrey Ink Pigment ink: (Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (white) Papertrey Ink Color medium: (white pencil) Crayola Accents: (flower) Hobby Lobby; (rhinestones) Kaisercraft Fibers: (white ribbon) Papertrey Ink Die: (Wine Bottle Tag) Papertrey Ink Other: (wine bottle)

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (yellow chicken wire from Summer Fresh 6x6 pad) Simple Stories Rubber stamps: (assorted from Rooster set) TPC Studio Clear stamps: (banner from Chalkboard Signs set) Sweet Stamp Shop Watermark ink: Tsukineko Chalk ink: (Cloud White) Tsukineko Embossing powder: (white) Michaels Paint: (ivory, brown) Delta; (black chalkboard) Plaid Finish: (clear crackle medium) Plaid Fibers: (blue twine) American Crafts; (red polka dot ribbon) BoBunny Press Tool: (decorative-edge scissors) Fiskars Other: (wood plaque) Hobby Lobby Get MORE at


Paper Crafts Sept/Oct 2013 Sneak Peek  
Paper Crafts Sept/Oct 2013 Sneak Peek  

Get ready for the next edition of Paper Crafts magazine! In our September/October issue we’ll feature cards and projects that use fresh autu...