Welcome to Laura’s Paper Craft Ideas! Avid crafters often need simple, quick projects to do. This thread will feature easy crafts.
Although some of the ideas in this section will be for kids, some children will still need a little help with a few of them. If you’re looking specifically for kids projects, I’ll be adding a category just for kids.
My favorite post in this section is the paper bow. I love knowing that whenever I need to embellish a gift bag or box, I don’t have to go to the store to get one. Plus, mine will be much more plush and beautiful than one available at the store too.
Need a quick envelope? No need to buy a whole pack…just make one! The envelope punch board is the easiest way, but we’ll also make them with a scoring board.
Thanks for looking through the posts. Let’s start creating!
Need a couple of thank you card ideas? For this post, I’ll show you two themes for our DIY project I like to call “The Peek-Through Thank You”. You’ll see that you can make any theme you like, but I wanted to show you that you don’t have to have a stamp that says “thanks”.
You can use this format over and over, even for birthday or or other types of cards. The way you construct the card will be the same. The theme and papers you use will be up to you.
You can see in our header photo above that we have one kitty theme with the word “puurfect” on the front. As in, “that thing you did was perfect”. Then, you could write your message of thanks on the inside.
The other one you see is a coffee theme. The stamp on the front of it says “Thanks a Latte!” For this tutorial, I will be walking you through how to make the kitty card, but I will show you the inside of the coffee themed card as well.
First, I’ll tell you all the supplies you’ll need, and then the specific cuts of paper you need.
Give your gift box or bag the perfect finish with this DIY gift bow. I got the idea for this project from Ann’s Happy Stampers on YouTube. If you live in the UK, you should definitely visit Ann’s website and “adopt” her as your SU lady. She is amazing! Thanks for sharing the idea, Ann.
When you need a great present bow, there’s no need to run out and pay up to $5 or more, you can make your own really easily. Using just one half a piece of designer series paper, your project will only cost you somewhere around 50 cents.
This project is also great for that piece of DSP you really like but you just aren’t sure how you’ll use it. You can always make a bow (or two) that will wow the person you’re giving a gift to.
I’ll walk you through each step and show you photos and short videos so you can see exactly how to make these. As always, let’s grab our supplies first.
Hey there! In this post we’re going to learn how to make a paper box with a decorative lid. I’ll show you step-by-step how easy it is to make these boxes and customize them to your taste.
I have sizing information for a 4 inch, 3 inch, 2 inch, and 1 inch square box. They’re all made the exact same way, so you can make the size you need each time. For our photo tutorial , we’re making the 2 inch.
As always, let’s grab our supplies first, then I’ll give you the step-by-step directions. I’ll finish up by giving some tips on customization. My tutorial photos turned out yellow-ish. Sorry, I’m still learning. You’ll still get the point.
Give your gift box or bag an extra wow factor by adding this really cute and simple butterfly gift tag toilet roll craft. Now, I certainly can’t say I came up with the concept of making a butterfly from a toilet paper roll. I honestly don’t know who to credit for that.
I did, however, think of the idea of wrapping it with designer series paper and dipping the sides in the ink pad. The finished look came out great!
The thought came to me because a year or two ago my mom and I made Christmas ornaments with toilet paper rolls. We painted them first and burned our fingers using hot glue. I’m happy to tell you none of that is necessary.
The Tombow muti-liquid glue is strong enough to hold it all together, and Stampin Up designer series paper makes beautiful designs without having to get out your paint can. I’ll give you the supply list and then I’ll walk you through how to make these butterflies.
I like to give my cards a nickname. This is because I like to teach concepts that can be customized rather than specifics that can only be created one way. Let’s learn how to make a birthday card with… The Double Betty.
Named for the double sided designer series paper we’ll use and the beauty of the finished product, The Double Betty is easy and fairly quick to make.
I’ve seen cards similar to this all over the internet, so I don’t know who specifically to credit. If you’ve made this card or a similar card, give me a shout out in the comments.
First, I’ll tell you what supplies we’ll need. Then, I’ll walk you step-by-step through making the card.
You can use any paper you like. The designer series paper works great with this tool, even though it’s slightly thicker than regular envelope paper. I recommend the snail adhesive for fast assembly with no mess.