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 August.
The nominated paper project in July is a wonderful card made by Robin in US. The reason for choosing Amy’s project simply is:
“I really like these cards that Robin has created. She very skillfully used the patterned papers from a collection”.
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Description of the project?
This card project was part of a tutorial on seven different ways to use 1-1/4″ square of pattern paper to create faux quilt cards. My blog post and YouTube video about these cards is called “It’s Hip to Be Square”. The particular card you have chosen to showcase is Square Pattern #1 (of seven) that uses 12 squares and covers the entire front of a card.
How is the project created?
Each square is cut with a paper cutter and adhered to a piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ leaving 1/16″ in between each square and the edges of the cardstock. Square Pattern #1 is so easy to make. Choose 12 1-1/4″ squares of pattern paper that coordinate and arrange them as desired. Then create a focal point cluster to attach over the pattern featuring a greeting and some decorative elements.
Size of the project?
The finished size of the card is 4-1/4′ x 5-1/2″. The card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.
What kind of materials are used?
This card uses a package of paper (now retired) called Hues of Happiness Designer Series paper from Stampin’ Up! and the stamp set & die bundle called Happiness Abounds Bundle (also retired).
How long did it take to create the project?
This project is easy to make and only took 30 min to cut and glue together.
What inspired you to create this?
My mom is a quilter and I have grown up loving quilt blocks and designs. I try to recreate quilts with paper on cards!
Address to any blog/website?
Robin Armbrecht, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the United States. My blog post for this projects is: https://reallyrobinstamps.com/its-hip-to-be-square-. My video tutorial is: https://youtu.be/L01ACKuGdk8.
If you want to vote for the Paper Project of the Month – August 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”.
This post is published by TPC Magazine.