SparkPeople Papercrafters Plus! Team Messageboard For all who love working with paper, plus all other crafts (since most people do more than just one type of crafting!) Let's be creative and have fun. SparkPeople Papercrafters Plus! Team Messageboard Cards 2020 I have created lots of cards over the last 6 months. Here are my Easter cards. <img src=""> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:00:44 EST New from Minnesota Hi everyone! I am new to this group. I love to scrapbook and make cards. I am working on making one of the bedrooms into my craft area. I lost my husband a year ago so I am slowly working on a lot of things. It is finally time for me to take care of myself so I am working on being more active and losing some weight. <img src=""> Tue, 9 Jul 2019 21:53:15 EST What are you working on? I am working on a notebook to keep in my purse for tracking. Thought it might be nice to see what others are doing! Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:41:32 EST New from Denver Hi everyone. I'm new from the Denver area. I have enjoyed various paper crafts for the last 25 years. I like making cards, ATC's, postcards, and various holiday or home decor projects. I attached the lastest thing I made. The little house base is from a cardboard tube and the roof is heavy matte board. <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:46:13 EST Color challenge Cards completed for using several old stamp sets. <img src=""> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:39:24 EST Thanksgiving 2018 <img src=""> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:14:09 EST Hello! Papercraft enthusiast in the making! Hi all, new to the world of papercrafting, but not new to the world of Spark. <BR> <BR> It all started with a trip to the little store in the building where I work -- I was bored and needed something to keep me busy - and I found, in the magazine rack, a "Cards" package that included free stamps and embossing cards. I bought it to see what it was all about. All those beautiful card ideas in one place! And all the tools and directions on how to make the cards. I have been buying the magazi... Mon, 6 Aug 2018 15:41:01 EST Papercrafters Inspiration Corner <BR> Have a video or picture on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest of a craft or crafter that inspire's you? Or found something that looks fun or interesting?! Post a link and share with us! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:42:45 EST Your art / crafting space <BR> One thing I love to see is everyone's art corner! II would LOVE to see pictures!!! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:21:13 EST Some more ATC's <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:05:16 EST Hi from Wisconsin !!! Good afternoon from Wisconsin .. <BR> <BR> My name is Sally, and I have been doing papercrafts for a good 20 years .. and enjoy it .. <BR> <BR> As of this coming Friday (June 29) I will be officially retired .. I have re constituting my playroom, now that I will have some time .. <BR> <BR> I just finished and sent out the thank you cards from friends that have given me gifts for my retirement .. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:13:47 EST New Member Hey all! I am new to this group - had no idea there were papercrafters on here! <BR> <BR> I am married with one cat (that thinks he's a dog), and have been crafting with paper basically my whole life. About 10 years ago I was really into scrapbooking, but 5 years ago I signed up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and I have been addicted to stamping and making cards ever since! <BR> <BR> I started losing weight about 3 years ago, and got to a point I was OK with my body at. Unfortunately, ... Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:33:52 EST Easter Cards, 2018 <img src=""> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:24:06 EST Cards recently completed <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sorry if some are off Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:56:25 EST New member Hello ... new member to Spark and this team. I am currently focused on card making and teaching classes. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:34:14 EST Thanksgiving cards <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And a few other cards I'very made recently: <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 07:34:57 EST Halloween themed ATC's <img src=""> <BR> Some of my Halloween themed ATC's I've made so far. <img src=""> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:11:56 EST Cards! <img src="">Here are some of the cards I've made in the past couple of years. What are some of your favorite techniques? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:36:06 EST New Member Hello! I stumbled upon this group and was pleased to see that it is somewhat active! My favorite crafts are papercrafts. I do some scrap booking, and intend to get my wedding scrapbook done this winter. My absolute most favorite thing to do is make cards. I rarely send out cards or use them myself, but making them is my most happy place. My Grandma sends cards for everything so when she comes to visit me once a year she goes through all that I have made and takes what she wants. It makes me h... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:43:03 EST Summer projects With summer approaching, please search your summer projects. Summer includes Father's Day, Mother's Day, Graduation. Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. There are lots of opportunities to celebrate with families and friends or spend more time with children. Please share your plans or creations. Mon, 15 May 2017 12:35:31 EST Summer Weight Loss Goals We have more than 4 months until Labor Day. Since I have done poorly the last 2 challenges I set up, my goal is to maintain. What is your summer weight goal? Mon, 1 May 2017 07:10:12 EST ATC's I just made Here are some ATC's I've been working on, I just took a screen shot of my instagram page. I think doing art helps with my diet because it takes up a lot of time so I don't snack as much. But it also makes me not move as much. XD <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:16:51 EST New member Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Sarah I'm 63 from Long Island, NY. I'm returning to SP after a long break. Trying to get myself back on track. I had lost 50 lbs out of the 100 I wanted to lose but got caught up with emotional eating and gained back 20. <BR> I love coloring and art/crafts. I color almost everyday on my lunch break even got a few coworkers to start coloring too. <BR> Would love to make some new friends who share interests and getting healthy again. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:15:34 EST Birthday Cards <img src=""> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:49:50 EST Card swap <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the cards I did for the swap. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:44:10 EST Birthday Card for My Son <img src=""> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:03:59 EST Anyone working on Valentine cards? Please post. I hope to post mine later this week. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:16:03 EST New Team Member Hi, I'm (ah nish) I love card making, mixed media canvas, and atc's. I'm also learning to weave. It's exciting to find a team of people who have similar interests. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:41:18 EST Cards from Saturday's get together. A group of us meet about 10 times a year and make cards. Usually 3 of us will make a card and teach it to he others. Here are the cards from last Saturday. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I taught the fish in the jar card. They asked me to teach the Minion card next time. <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:26:34 EST Cards from Saturday's get together. A group of us meet about 10 times a year and make cards. Usually 3 of us will make a card and teach it to he others. Here are the cards from last Saturday. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I taught the fish in the jar card. They asked me to teach the Minion card next time. <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:25:37 EST Easter cards Do you make them? Easter is one of the holidays I make cards for. I only make one card for Valentines Day, but if you make them, please post. Anyway, I am starting to think 3 months ahead to that holiday as there are not so many stamps or die cuts to choose from and I need to find things early. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:17:23 EST Cute birthday card <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Everything is cut paper. No Cricut cuts, no stamping. Inside says "You are one in a Minion". Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:50:28 EST Easter Weight Loss challenge Easter is Sunday, April 16, is just over 3 months from now. How much weight will you pledge to lose by then? <BR> <BR> I pledge to lose between 7 and 10 pounds. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:02:43 EST Sympathy cards 2 friends' grandmother passed away this week. These are the cards I made from an old Stampin' Up set and Cricut Caligraphy phrase. <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:49:41 EST My craft area after making 1 card <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will post my card after I make a second card, though it is in the photo. Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:21:20 EST Reopened the Craft Area today I close my Craft Area in December because it is part of a public area in my house. I then decorate it with a 100 plus piece Nativity that was started by my Grandfather in the 1930's. I took down most of the Christmas decorations by New Year's Day, and took the Nativity down yesterday. As much as I love that Nativity, I was ready to start crafting again. <BR> <BR> The question is "what do I work on first?" Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:01:29 EST New to ATC <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> I just learned about Art trading cards and thought it was such a fun way to see other's artwork. My cards are more like collectible fan-art and the materials I like to use is markers and watercolors. I also been a member on Sparkpeople for many years and had a roller-coaster ride with my weight loss and weigh gain. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you! <BR> <BR> Vaspian <BR> <BR> I'll post some images of some of the cards I have made. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:14:12 EST Christmas cards are mailed! Took me forever to complete around 40 cards. Got them all mailed last Monday. Mailed the extras on Friday and have a few more to distribute this week. Craft room is closed until January (boo hoo). <BR> <BR> How are you doing with your Christmas crafts? Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:15:39 EST Making Christmas catds today I'm going over to a friend's house today and several of us will be making Christmas cards and having a pitch-in. Should be a fun day. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:42:55 EST Themed Wedding card Just a coincidence that I announced Author's Day above, but we are attending a favorite books' themed wedding Saturday. The bride and groom's favorite book/movie series is Lord of the Rings. So here is my Lord of the Rings Elven inspired card and envelope. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> I love the sentiment: <BR> In story boo... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:38:24 EST Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016 <link><BR>aring-hearts-card-drive-2016.html </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this link works. I had to type it in letter by letter. If you make Christmas cards this year and have the time to make a few extra they can brighten others' day at a nursing home. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:43:37 EST Weight Loss Challenge As much as I love crafting, I am on Spark for weight loss and lifestyle changes. I know I cannot join the 20 by Christmas weight loss challenge as my weneight loss has slowed down. However, I am facing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the next 2 months. That's a lot of temptation. <BR> <BR> I pledge to lose 6 pounds by New Year's Day. Are you part of the 20 by Christmas challenge? If not, would you pledge a loss by January 1? Repor... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:50:33 EST My Christmas Cards A stamp I had for years. Colored in with watercolor pencils, anglittery water colors and Wink of Stella pen. Merry Christmas from Cricut Wild Card and bows cut apart from fabric trim. <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:39:17 EST My Christmas Cards A stamp I had for years. Colored in with watercolor pencils, and glittery water colors and Wink of Stella pen. Merry Christmas from Cricut Wild Card and bows cut apart from fabric trim. <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:38:19 EST My Christmas Cards A stamp I had for years. Colored in with watercolor pencils, anglittery water colors and Wink of Stella pen. Merry Christmas from Cricut Wild Card and bows cut apart from fabric trim. <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:37:15 EST Thanksgiving Cards Slow going, but I finished my Thanksgiving Cards. I only had 9 to to, but wanted to finish them early as I have 50 Christmas cards to do. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Combination of Cricut Cartidges and Stacy Stamp for birch tree. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:58:02 EST Creating with one working arm Usually I'd be done with my Thanksgiving cards by now, but this broken arm has undermined my productivity. Anyway, I have sketched my card and done most of the diecutting on my Cricut. I can stamp images and heat emboss them. What I can't seem to master is using my paper trimmer. I wonder if I can con one of my adult sons into cutting paper for me? Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:26:55 EST Have you messed up projects this way? Just finished the front of an anniversary card and stamped a sentiment on the inside. Unfortunately, the card front is vertical and the sentimnt is horizontal. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:53:30 EST Card with gel plate paper <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The "patterned paper" was made by pressing catdstock into my new gel press. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:06:23 EST What holidays do you create for? Since I'm a card maker, I create cards for the following holidays - Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I have a friend who creates cards for Valentine's Day, Halloween, and New Years. Do you have holidays you always create for or one you plan to create for this year? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 20:41:15 EST Stampaway Went to Stampaway in Cincinnati today. Walked for hours, spent most of my money and had a lot of fun. Bought a gel press and will give it a try. What a way to spark creativity! Sat, 6 Aug 2016 17:08:15 EST Die Cuts Card <img src=""> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:56:59 EST In a rut, but I love this style I love making cards. Lately, I have been making a series of cards with a stamped scenic background and a die cut focal point. Examples: <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:49:00 EST In a rut, but I love this style I love making cards. Lately, I have been making a series of cards with a stamped scenic background and a die cut focal point. Examples: <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:48:25 EST Card Kit Cards Sometimes time is short and perceived obligations are many. I had to make 3 cards quickly. It's nice to have card kits or ready made embellishments when having to produce cards quickly. <img src=""> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:24:43 EST Card with Bulky for chalenge Wedding card for my nephew. Yea, it looks like another card I did. Bulky is the plastic blue flower on bottom right of the card. <img src=""> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:35:01 EST Get Well/Missing You card <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just found out that a close friend has colon cancer. Pushed me to finish this half done card. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:55:05 EST Another Father's Day card and a surprise <img src=""> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:25:36 EST new member I found my joy nearly a year ago when I began to send out birthday and cards to my extended family, which is huge. I am the oldest of 10 and send out over 100 cards a year, in addition to the holiday cards. I need to jumpstart my card making NOW. My Dad passed away on Mother's Day. He lived with me so I was the primary caregiver. I miss him but need to get my creative mojo going again. Thanks for listening. <BR> Kathy Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:53:34 EST My June Challenge - Father's Day card I was inspired by the Michaels ad Sunday. The inside of the card will say "Dad, you are my hero!". <img src=""> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 13:20:58 EST June 5-11, 2016 challenge! I am so sorry I didn't get a new challenge posted last week! I got caught up in life around the house and forgot all about it. My deepest apologies! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to use up scraps! I was recently introduced to the Bargello pattern, and it is so much fun! It creates some really interesting backgrounds too! Here is a video for you to aquaint you with the method. <BR> <BR><BR>FtQ <BR> <BR> My challenge to you is to create a backgro... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:09:08 EST Not a card or Scrapbook page challenge Let your creativity fly by posting other crafty creations. I will start by posting my health journal made from decorative folders and key chains. This contains things that I should look at daily or weekly, like my weight journal, fast food items that I should eat and my personal weekly weight and BMI chart. <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 28 May 2016 11:33:21 EST New member Hi, I'm Dorthy. I've been a member of SparkPeople a little over 2 months. I'm hoping that this board is active. <BR> <BR> I love papercrafting. I have been scrapping since 1999 and making cards since 2002. I love making cards. I've made journals and wall hangings. If it involves a piece of paper I'm ready to try it. <BR> <BR> Please be an active board and how do I get involved? Mon, 23 May 2016 09:42:41 EST Technique challenge! I would like to see a new challenge here every week. If the group is to be successful, and engaging there will have to be things to do, and participation! <BR> <BR> Please show us a photo of your challenge project! <BR> <BR> Let's start with something simple...I challenge you to create a card(of any style or size) and send it to a family member or friend "just bbecause". <BR> <BR> Have fun! :) Wed, 6 Apr 2016 11:37:43 EST Cricut owners - is this a good deal? Someone is offering a Cricut Cutting machine (looks like the original) along with 18 cartridges, new blades and new cutting mats for $265. It comes with a cord to connect to a computer. They are also throwing in several packs of cards and cardstock. <BR> <BR> I don't own a cricut - would this be a good price? Are there still plenty of cartridges out there for this machine? Anything I should be on the look out for? <BR> <BR> Thanks! :) <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2016 16:18:10 EST Newbie Here! Just signed up, looking forward to "meeting" you all! <BR> <BR> Do ATC cards count in this group or is the main focus on greeting cards? Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:13:00 EST NEW TO THIS GROUP i LIKE MAKING MY OWN GREETING CARDS,HAVE DONE 1 SCRAPBOOK, WORKING ON A 2ND ONE. HOPE I CAN HELP WITH THIS GROUP. I AM FROM WI,54, LIVE ALONE WITH MY CAT FRISKY. <em>334</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 00:36:22 EST MIA I will remain MIA until further notice. <BR> <BR> Our 51 yr. old Autistic son is battling colon cancer and abdominal cancer! <BR> <BR> He is presently in a Nursing facility awaiting treatment. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:57:08 EST Mothers day cards Let's make some Mother's Day cards and share them here. <BR> I use the cricut expressions and the cuttlebug machines and really enjoy making things with them. <BR> What do you use the most? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:09:37 EST