Everyday Papercraft (papercrafting projects for home and beyond) is a brand new book published by Vertical Press and distributed by Random House. The author Keiko Komatsubara will take you through 48 projects step by step, with full color photos of each project and detailed illustrations of each step. The projects in this book range from fast and quick to more detailed and complicated and you’ll learn to make pretty items to use around your house or to give as gifts. Some of the projects include note pad holders, pencil cases, card holders, gift bags, boxes, photo frames and more, all using supplies you probably already have on hand like cardstock, poster board, pattern paper, envelopes, buttons and sticky notes. One helpful note, the dimensions in this book are in centimeters so if you’re in the states like me and are more familiar with inches be sure to have a ruler with centimeters handy
For my project I made the Slim Folder, I think it will be perfect for storing my finished holiday cards, address lists and gift notes. I used a piece of thick study green cardstock folded in half for the base and followed the directions for using envelopes to make the inner pockets, it’s a very easy and clever idea for making pockets! Like the sample in the book I used decorative tape along the spine of my folder and of course had to decorate it with some stamped images. Now I’ll have a handy folder to help keep my holiday ideas organized!
If you’d like to pick up a copy of Everyday Papercrafts check your local bookshop or buy it on line here from Vertical.
By Heather Holbrook