Congratulations to KatheD, giveaway recipient!
I have lots of fun things to share with you... for starters, this trio of free-dimensional (ha, get it?!) paper pumpkins to launch your Halloween/Thanksgiving decorating. They're easy enough to make in an evening, either by hand or with a cutting machine. Also, I'll introduce a new and excellent paper crafting class... read on for all the details.
Cecelia Louie is a paper artist and graphic designer whose work I've long admired. She recently filmed an e-class for creative powerhouse Craftsy... the title is Quilled and Sculpted Cards. Cecelia walks you step-by-step through the making of a variety of pretty cards and dimensional paper projects.
I've had a chance to view the class, and just as expected, found Cecelia's creativity and attention to detail to be nothing short of remarkable. Not only that, but seeing her manipulate paper is a relaxing, zen-like experience... it's no wonder her website and Etsy shop are named Paper Zen! You'll learn Cecelia's uniquely airy quilling method, layering and sculpting techniques that add dimension to die cuts, and how to make stylish crepe paper anemones, and paper daisies and roses to use on many types of cards and frames... seven lessons in all; each runs about 20 minutes.
With many new techniques under your belt, you're bound to experience increased confidence in your paper crafting and designing abilities.
Perhaps you feel all thumbs when it comes to gluing quilled scrolls in place? You'll see exactly how to achieve perfect results.
Do you love the look of quilled snowflakes, but struggle to make them nicely balanced? Never fear... Cecelia's printable grid to the rescue.
And now... about the lovely giveaways! Craftsy is offering one lucky ATP reader the chance to own Cecelia's class, Quilled and Sculpted Cards.
(It retails at $29.99, but is on sale for $19.99, a 33% savings.)
To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below along with a way to be contacted and/or enter by following @allthingspaper on Instagram and liking the giveaway photo.
The giveaway will conclude at the end of Wednesday, October 7. The winner will be announced on this post and on Instagram as soon as she/he has been notified.
For two extra chances to win Cecelia's class, visit Under a Cherry Tree and Michelle My Belle Creations, as both Jin and Michelle have giveaways underway too.
But wait, there's more! (Forgive me, I don't mean to sound like an infomercial... it's just that I'm especially excited about this next part. :))
Because not everyone will be able to win a free class, thoughtful Cecelia has designed a threesome (as in awesome) set of die cut pumpkin patterns that are free and have no end date. A special feature of the set is that they can be cut by machine OR by hand, so even if you don't own a die cut machine, you'll be able to join in the fun.
Click this tall pumpkin link to download PDF step-by-step directions with photos and cutting pattern. Visit Jin's blog to collect the round pumpkin pattern and Michelle's for the wide pumpkin pattern.
You'll notice that the pumpkins are similar in technique to the Christmas tree card with Hershey's Kiss favor that is included in Cecelia's class. This was intentional as they serve as nice examples of the detailed way you'll learn during each class segment.
Craftsy offers a happiness guarantee on all of their classes - 100% satisfaction or a refund within 30 days of purchase. In addition, Cecelia is always available to answer questions from class participants.