Paper Project of 2023 – Nominated in January

Each month we nominates a paper project for “The Project of the Year” in TPC Magazine. At the end of the year, we will have nominated twelve monthly projects, one of which will be elected, by TPC’s readers, as “Paper Project of the Year 2023”. Today we have the pleasure of presenting the nominated project in January.

The nominated paper project in January is an awesome furturistic city made by Sue in England. The reason for choosing Sue’s project is:

The “Future City” project is a 3D project with a lot of ​​details. There is much creativity in the design.
The project has required time for planning, design and assembly. It also shows great knowledge
in 3D construction and in the use of a cutting machine. The project also shows an incredible sense
of precision down to the fingertips. The project also shows good color composition.


Sue’s own description of the project
I am a 74 year old who retired at Christmas. I am a lifelong crafter of cardcraft, painting, jewellry making, knitting and crochet. I love adventure hence doing over 1000 skydives. Today I stick to my specially built craft room and chill whenever I can. I have taught card craft for years now and volunteer at our local childrens hospice.

Every year in my home town of Blackpool UK we hold the Linda Eaton Craft Awards. There are hundreds of entries over 6 categories. I have entered from 2015 and usually come away with one or more awards.

Last year I was runner up with a dolls house constructed and furnished completely from card. Also I was highly commended for a miniature replica of my craft room.

The theme for last year was The Future so came up with the idea for a city under dome. I started with a 45cm plastic dome bought from e bay. I mounted it on board and glued it to a cake decorating turntable.

At first the buildings were in patterned card but it didn’t look right. I also tried smaller houses but they didn’t look very futuristic. I eventually settled on white with accents of silver and ice blue.

Being the future I had to think about what type of energy would be used, hence the solar panels and wind turbines. When I was happy with the city I had to think about recreation. A football pitch and playground were added as well as grass and shrubs. I mainly used 300gsm Centura pearl which has a sheen but also plain white card embossed and die cut. There are accents of silver and glitter.

The idea came to me in February and was completed in September. So much went into the bin before I was happy. Imagine my elation when I was announced best in show.

Early photos have unfortunately been deleted but have some before the grass was laid. The central tree was decided against. The themes for this year are Heart & Soul and Cats. I am now thinking how to make a 3DCat.

If you want to vote for the Paper Project of the Month – January as “Paper Project of the Year 2023”, you will have the opportunity to do so from December 31st. 2023 to January 31st. 2024. On 7 February 2024, we will reveal which of the twelve paper projects received the most votes and therefore is “The Project of the Year 2023”.