Archive: January, 2009

How To Make Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Anniversary, or Other Romantic Greeting Cards With Paper Lace

Handmade Heart Valentines Day Greeting Card With Vellum, Hand Stitching, Flourishes, Flowers and Paper Lace

Red White & Black “Be Mine” Valentine's Day Greeting Card With Paper Lace

Be Mine, a 7 inch by 5 inch handmade Valentine's Day Greeting Card With Vellum, Hand Stitching, Flowers, Flourishes and Paper Lace

Red White & Black “Heart” Valentine's Day, Anniversary, Wedding, or Romantic Greeting Card

In my last blog post, I mentioned that some of my paper lace designs were published in this month's issue of The Stamper's Sampler Magazine. The 2 cards that were published would be perfect for use as Valentine's Day greeting cards, but they could also be used for any occasion that requires a loving or romantic touch- anniversary, wedding, prom, or any other time you'd like to send a little love to someone special.

Due to space restrictions in the magazine, the Stamper's Sampler editors decided to present their readers with a greatly abbreviated version of my project instructions. When I saw the revised instructions, I had a sinking feeling that most crafters would read the revised instructions, scratch their heads mumbling "huh?" to themselves, and promptly move onto the next project. Then it occurred to me that I have absolutely no space restrictions here on my paper lace web site, and that there isn't anything stopping me from sharing the full project instructions for these Valentine's Day Cards. So that is what I am going to do! I am posting the projects in chapter 6 of my idea book about how to make paper lace, complete with links to sources of supply for the products I used to create these cards. Hope you will find it helpful having the longer version of the project instructions available.

If you haven't already started reading my paper lace idea book, I recommend that you start at the beginning and work your way through. I am still in the process of posting some of chapters of the book, and I apologize that it is taking longer than expected. At any rate, if you are new to making paper lace, the paper laces shown in this blog post are not the ones I would recommend that you try as your first. I'd recommend that you try a few of the very basic paper laces before proceeding to make these. Of course, if you're an advanced paper crafter, by all means jump right in.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you are having a lovely and creative day.

New Paper Lace News!

Hello paper lace loving friends! Happy New Year! I hope your 2009 is off to a fantastic start. I have some fun and exciting news to share with you. :)

Digital Lace Scrapbooking Kit For Printing Out on Your OWn Printer: Use it For Wedding Projects, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Layouts, Baby Projects, Baby Layouts, and Much More.

For starters, I just updated the Digital Paper Lace page of this web site with 2 new lacy digital scrapbooking kits. One of the kits is by Rhonna Farrer and the other is by Erica Hernandez, and both of them are outstanding. In my opinion, they are well worth the download! Hope they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me!

Stamper’s Sampler Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafts Magazine Published by Stampington and Company From the Family of Somerset Studios Magazines

Next, I would like to invite you to check out the December / January issue of the Stamper's Sampler magazine published by Stampington and Company. That particular issue features 2 greeting cards I created using paper lace borders. These particular paper lace borders utilize the same techniques that I have been sharing in my free paper lace idea book. Unfortunately, the editors of the magazine shortened the instructions significantly (to the point that they don't really make any sense!) so I am thinking of posting the long version of the instructions here on the web site to help you out if you plan on actually making either of those cards. It's on my "To Do List", I just haven't had a chance to get to it yet.

Pink Light Poppy Doily Lace Paper With Die Cut Edges, For Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts, Designed by Karen Russell For Creative Imaginations

I'd also like to invite you to check out Karen Russell's new die cut Doily lace papers for scrapbooking and paper crafts. They are exquisite! I've dedicated a page of paperlaces.com to this lovely paper so that you can see the entire range of colors available, and I also list some ideas for how to use these papers in your own scrapbooking and paper crafting projects.

Trim With Flair Paper Lace Scrapbooking Embellishments

Another recent addition to paperlaces.com is the "Trim With Flair" product line of scrapbooking and paper crafting embellishments by Flair Designs. These are so pretty and simple to use! They are self-adhesive stickers, so no need to worry about which adhesive to use with them. They will beautiful any scrapbook layout or handmade greeting card you'd like to use them on. I really think you will love the variety of available colors and styles! They are all gorgeous! They are available for sale at scrapbook.com.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you are having a lovely and creative day!