Peace on Paper

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 20

True confession: Doing 25 blog posts in a row is challenging! I’m thankful that I have content from years past that many of you haven’t seen, and hopefully the rest of you will enjoy seeing again!
Last year I created and sold a custom paper pack and posted the instructions for twelve projects on this blog. This proved so successful that I decided to publish the 2017 Twelve Months of Paper calendar. I’m happy to report that the success has continued, so you can expect another calendar in 2018. Below you will find one of the projects from 2015.
I designed this card several decades ago. I think it was for an assignment at the School of Visual Arts, where I took a few classes. I remember that my instructor was impressed!
My assistant made the denim paper this past summer. That’s right, this is 100% blue jean paper. Cool, huh?
Make this from card stock. You might want to make a mock-up before cutting your finest paper. There are a few things that could go wrong… like accidentally cutting on a fold line.
For this project you will need:

  • This template
  • Card stock
  • Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Bone folder
  • Cutting mat
  • Tape (to adhere template to paper)
  • Decorative items (optional)

Step 1: Tape Template: Rough cut the template and tape it on top of the paper, making sure that you line up that first fold to match the score line between the P and the E. Also make sure that the tree top isn’t sticking up over the edge of the paper (I almost chopped mine off)!
Step 2: Score: Cut along all of the solid lines.
Step 3: Score: Score along all of the dashed lines.
Step 4: Fold: Accordion fold your card!
Step 5: Trim the Tree: This is optional. I stitched snowflake/stars onto my tree, but you could also punch, stamp, draw, … you show me!
2016 BONUS! Ann Martin of All Things Paper recently posted her rendition of this Peace Card here. If you don’t know about or follow her blog, what are you waiting for?!


About the 25 Days of Paper 2016: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, click here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!

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