Paper Craft Articles

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The term “paper crafts” covers a wide field, from origami to scrapbooking to card making and more. Here I have combined articles that didn’t seem to fit other categories. You will find patterns for place cards, greeting card tips, and articles about paper making, origami or paper folding, quilling, paper pricking and more.

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Paper Craft Articles

3-D Botanical Print Note Cards
How to create a 3-d effect when making note cards.

3D Heartily Hybrid Card
How to make a multipurpose 3D gate fold card from a template.

3D Heartily Hybrid Card Goes Postal
Adapting three-dimensional cards to send through the postal system.

30 Minute Handmade Card
Make a unique handmade card using materials you already have on hand.

Advanced Card Making Tips
How to streamline the process of making the Open Door invitation card.

Alcohol Ink Mixed Media Background Technique
A mixed media background technique using alcohol inks and compressed air.

Altered CD Envelopes
Dress up the lowly CD envelope by adding digital artwork – with a Valentine’s Day Theme.

Any Occasion Low Cost Gift Ideas
When you have a bunch of gifts to hand out and don’t want to break the bank, think of something clever, funny, or thoughtful which will fit in a handmade envelope.

The Art of Quillery
A brief look at the almost forgotten craft of paper filigree.

Art Swapping: My Post Card Art is in the Mail
I finally finished some post card art and now don’t want t let them go.

Artist Trading Cards
Pushing the artistic comfort zone by quick creation of artist trading cards (atcs).

Artist Trading Card Swaps
Artist Trading Card Swaps (ATC) create challenge and inspiration, allowing you to meet new creative people and get something exciting in the mail.

Blooming Paper Handmade Cards
How to make lovely paper that blooms into flowers to use in your handmade cards.

Bound Vellum Notebook
A Zutter Bind-It-All tutorial.

Bulk Invitations
Making party invitations in bulk.

Calendar Creator Express
An easy way to make unique calendars.

Card Care Connection
How to make hand crafted card projects for your own use or for charity.

Card With Combined Craft Techniques
How many craft techniques can you use in making one greeting card? I used six.

Choosing Greeting Card Stock
Picking the right size paper and envelopes.

Coffee Filter Paper Roses
How to make large colorful paper roses.

Coloring Book Pages
Make your own coloring books using greeting card software.

Crafty Coordinated Card and Envelope
How to make a unique card and envelope set the easy way with the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate.

Coordinated Gift Bag and Card
Use your computer to make a bag and card that will wow the birthday gal.

Creating Creative Postcards
Customize your postcards to make them more creative and entertaining.

Customized Envelopes
You can create any size envelopes with the Crafter’s Companion Tool.

Deb Made me Do it: Mixed Media Postcard Art
Designing mixed media post card art without a computer.

Decorate Recycled Envelopes to Match Handmade Cards
If you have been saving old, good quality envelopes, you can decorate them to match your handmade cards.

Decorative Book Covers
How to design and make unique book covers.

Della Robia Wine Glass Collars
A colorful way to identify wine glasses at a party. It also makes a nice place setting.

Die Cut Window Card
How to make a die cut window card – Crafty tricks and mixed media ideas.

Digital Graphic Wedding Gift
Make a very personalized wedding gift using digital graphic techniques.

Digital Window Envelopes
Adding digital designs to envelopes.

Digitally Designed Valentines Day Card
Add WOW to handmade cards using digital styles.

Doodling Around
A Fun Way to Pass the Time

Doodle CD Case Calendar
How to make a doodle CD case calendar using a free download and Photoshop.

Easter Cards
Simple to make, Easter-themed cards.

Easter Egg Seed Cards
How to make Easter Egg seed cards – each one comes with a spring surprise inside.

Easy Money Holder Card
Cash is always a welcome gift – personalize it with a pretty handmade folder.

Easy Party Craft Ideas
Two quick and easy party planning ideas.

Elegant Paper Flowers
How to make fancy paper flower blossoms.

Envelope Book Tutorial
For small treasures and clutter.

Fall Leaves Handmade Card Pattern
A beautiful autumn themed greeting card.

Faux Oil Painting Using Mod Podge
How to achieve a textured look using Mod Podge.

Five Christmas Card Ideas to Delight the Senses
Five unique ways to make your Christmas cards special this year.

Flower Fairies
Recycle paper flowers into these cute fairies.

Flower Pop Up Card
Tutorial on how to make a flower pop up card, a great handmade card for Mom.

Fluttering Monarch Butterfly
How to make a fluttering monarch butterfly that flies out to meet card recipient.

Foolproof Way to Make a Gate Fold Card
If you have trouble getting the cover design to line up perfectly on a gate fold card, create the cover design separately from the card.

Gift-Matching Hybrid Cards
How to make hybrid cards to match your gifts.

Greeting Card Gift Boxes
Illustrated instructions to make cute gift boxes from old – or new – greetings cards.

Gift-Matching Hybrid Cards
How to make hybrid cards to match your gifts.

Hand Made Birthday Card, Gift Wrapping and Tag
How to make a co-ordinated hand made birthday card, gift wrapping and tag using Page Maps University.

Hand Made Cards on the Fly
Ideas for quick and easy hand made greeting cards.

Hand Made Wedding Card Pattern
Make a unique wedding card using rubber stamps.

Hatching Bunny 3D Decoupage Card
How to make a cute Easter card using decoupage techniques.

Heart Garland
How to make a heart garland to show your love on Mothers or Valentines Day.

Heart-Themed Valentines Card
How to make a heart-themed card for Valentine’s or anytime you want to let someone special know you care.

How to Apply Fancy Numerals to Handmade Place Cards
How to add fancy numerals to wedding place cards.

How to Create Art Cards Using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Crafting Tool and the Xyron Creatopia
How to use two new craft tools.

How to Heat Emboss Using Inkjet Printers
How to use your inkjet to create fancy heat embossed images.

How to Make a Giant Check
Ideal for special presentations.

How to Make Mucilage Envelope Glue
How to make your own mucilage envelope glue to seal your custom made cards.

How to Preserve Vintage Newsprint for Collage
How to preserve vintage newsprint for collage – old acidic paper requires special care.

Glossy Greeting Cards
How to get a glossy finish on your greeting cards.

Greeting Card Gift Boxes
Illustrated instructions to make cute gift boxes from old – or new – greetings cards.

Greeting Card Folding Techniques
How to get professional results when folding greeting cards.

Help for Greeting Card Novices
Advice for beginning greeting card makers.

How to Make a Digital Tag
How to create a three dimensional looking tag for your layouts.

How to Transfer an Image to Fabric
How to image transfer to fabric using inkjet transparencies and gel medium.

I Heart Stationery
Review of I Heart Stationery – Lovers of paper crafts will love Charlotte Rivers’ new book.

Independence Day Party Wrapper
Templates for USA and Canadian Independence Day party wrappers.

Iris Folded Card
Iris folded card paper craft designs resemble the iris of a camera or eye as the iris opens and closes.

It’s Raining Art!
Post card art is just raining down around me.

‘Just a Note’ Card Making Tutorial
‘Just a Note’ Card Making Tutorial – How to design and print customized note cards.

Laminated Tasseled Bookmarks
How to make original bookmarks.

Large Envelopes
How to make large handmade envelopes for large handmade cards.

Magazine Page Boxes
Recycle magazine pages into colorful boxes.

Make Your Own Puzzles
Image transfer methods for pre-made puzzles.

Matching Gift Boxes
How to create a gift box to coordinate with the gift card or even the gift itself.

Menu with Cord
How to make an elegant menu for a fancy dinner party.

Mint Matchbooks
Use your computer to make mint matchbook party or wedding favors.

Mixed Media Postcard Art Swap
Put together a beautiful mixed media postcard using bits and pieces already on hand.

Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards allow you to dabble in different art forms.

Mixed Media Card
How to make a greeting card that combines digital and traditional card making techniques with a touch of mixed media art.

Mixed Media Butterfly Tags
Multicolored embossed gift tags are quick and easy with the right tools.

Mixed Media Postcard Art: Fish and Fowl
I am still experimenting with mixed media post card art, still trying to get it right.

How to Make a Monoprint
Monoprint means ‘one print’, but here’s how to get two prints in one.

Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Magic
A review of a delightful book.

Open Door Card Design
An original card design ideal for open house invitations.

An Introduction to Origami
A brief history of origami plus a recommendation of a helpful origami instruction book and other origami supplies.

Origami-Inspired Calling Card Holder
Pictorial on how to make an origami based two pocket business or credit card holder.

Paper Clay Recipe and Resources
Recipe and resources for paper clay and paper mache.

Paper Clay Roses
How to make and decorate these beautiful roses.

Paper Giant Red Remembrance Poppies
How to make giant red remembrance poppies for Memorial Day from tissue paper, crepe paper or coffee filters.

Paper Mache
Making paper mache characters.

Paper Making
Recycle waste paper into beautiful craft papers using traditional paper making techniques.

Paper Pricking
Paper pricking tips.

Paper Tole 3D Decoupage
How to make 3D paper tole decoupage greeting cards.

Peek-a-Boo Card Design
An excellent card design for smaller children’s birthdays.

Personalized Keepsake Calendar
How to make a personalized keepsake calendar.

Photo Calendar
How to make a calendar incorporating your own photos.

Photos on Greeting Cards
Tips on personalizing cards with photos.

Photoshop Elements
For digital card making, nothing beats Photoshop – whether Photoshop Elements or Creative Suite.

Polyurethane Transfer Collage
Polyurethane transfer collage – Mixed media postcard art results from a reader question about image transfers.

Pop-Up Place Cards
Place cards for any occasion.

Postcards
Make your own.

Post-It Note Holder
A note holder made with digital scrapbooking techniques.

Pressed Flower Card
How to collect and press flowers for crafting a beautiful pressed flower card.

Pushing Creative Limits with Postcard Art
How to design original postcard art.

Quilled Earrings
A new and practical quilled paper project.

Red Hat Card
Design and print custom cards.

Return Address Labels
How to make return address labels.

Ruffled Ribbon Card
How to make a sweet ruffled ribbon card.

Santa Pop Up Place card
How to make festive Christmas place cards using the Scor-It tool.

Scor-It
The Score-It Board makes it easy to create paper hinges and emboss your paper crafts.

A Simple Way to Transfer Images
A low tech way to transfer images for your greeting cards or scrapbook layouts.

Spring Theme Mixed Media Mail Art
How to design and create spring themed mixed media art picture based on the song, ‘I Wish You Love’.

Stamped Christmas Card
How to make quick, simple and easy handmade Christmas cards using stamps and stickers.

Stamped Valentines Cards
Decorate your Valentines with art stamps.

Stationery Set
How to make your own matching stationery.

Summer Fun Scrapbook
An easy to make scrapbook for your children’s summer fun.

Tag in Pocket Card
Reusable and 3 dimensional components add special touches to the handmade ‘Just for You’ – tag in pocket card.

Teabag Tile Rosette
Tea bag tile rosette folding creates lovely kaleidoscopic effects.

Tea Light Birthday Cake and Card Project
A colorful and unique tea light birthday card and gift tutorial.

Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Turkey shaped coloring book to amuse the kids on Thanksgiving.

Then & Now Anniversary Card
A card idea that can be used to commemorate any milestone.

Tissue Paper Flowers
Tips for advanced tissue paper flowers for teens, tweens and more dexterous kids.

Transfer Laser Images with Any Polyvinyl Acetate Medium
Pictorial tutorial explaining how to transfer laser images with any polyvinyl acetate medium.

Tubular Wine Bottle Tote
How to make a tubular wine bottle tote from a cardboard mailing tube.

Two Unique Cards at Once
How to design two unique note cards on a single page – Design once; print once; and get two unique cards.

Unique Bookmarks
How to design unique bookmarks using digital tools.

Unique Envelopes
The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion tool makes making envelopes easy but they can still be made the old-fashioned way.

Unique Hand Made Card Ideas
More hand made card ideas to challenge your crafting skills.

Unique Logo Name Tags
How to make original laminated name tags.

Valentines Bagalope
A cute Valentines Day gift bag.

Watercolor on Wet Paper
How to use watercolor on a wet background as an art form background.

Wet Embossing Using Your Desktop Printer
How to do wet embossing using your desktop printer.

Window Envelopes
Adding color and interest to your envelopes.

More Window Envelope Ideas
Adding color and interest to your envelopes.

Wine Corsets
Dress up your holiday wine gifts.

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