Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Trapeze...! (And.... who wants to be in a magazine!?!)

Hey all,

As you may know I'm always on the lookout for something that bit different.
So I was perusing social media and I found this tutorial on the Trimcraft website on how to make a trapeze fold card.
Normally I steer well clear of any form of origami (I get frustrated and confused!) but this seemed pretty easy so I had a go using the purple 'Back To Basics' goody bag.

This works a lot better with thinner card blanks, this is a coated purple one and it doesn't stand up too well because of the thickness of the card... And you can't run a ruler along to edge to flatten it as the coating might come off.


I don't know if I mentioned it on here but I am making a papercraft magazine for my final year project at university. It will be published online in late March/early April and I am looking for submissions. 

The magazine is called ‘Inspired By Paper’ and is a papercraft magazine with a difference. It will feature lots of modern, contemporary projects. Not a teddy bear or filigree football boot in sight! 
There are three themes for gallery features for which I am looking for submissions: Easter, Nautical and different ways of using alphas (alphabet stickers). 
I am also looking for people to participate in a sketch challenge, and a scraps challenge. To apply for either of these, email me a link to your blog/gallery/Facebook page by Friday 13th January.
If you have a project that features a technique you’d love to demonstrate, then email me your idea and you might just get your very own technique feature.
Any type of project is welcome – I’d love to see some ATCs, boxes, mixed media, upcycling projects but good old cards and layouts will be just fine.
To submit and ask any questions, email me at
• Must be able to provide a high quality photograph (or be willing to send in the project for me to photograph myself (I will be marked on photography) (but please bear in mind I will be unable to return any projects sent in))
• The submission can be something you have previously made but it must not have been featured in a magazine previously.
• Must use some form of paper (as it is called ‘Inspired By Paper’)
• No projects with digi stamps – sorry!
• The deadline is January 31st for all submissions.
I must stress that I may not be able to use all submissions for the magazine.
I may ask for a write up and close up images of your project.
All designers will be credited for their work in a dedicated ‘designers’ page in the magazine.
I cannot offer any payment for project submitted to the magazine.

Thanks for visiting!
Emily xx