Archived Issues

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 2010 ~ Very Valentine

Kicking off the New Year with an issue dedicated Valentine's Day.  Inside you'll find sweet cards made from the heart as well as a Valentine Advent calendar.  Let's not forget a special scrapbook page highlighting an open valentine for tucking all those sweet valetine cards into.  A great keepsake.

Take closer look of what you can find inside:

Friday, January 29, 2010

Springy Easter Bonnets

The design team members of PCS has created some darling Easter Bonnets to share with you. The template was created exclusively for our PCS subscribers and is available in the February issue of Paper Crafters Sampler, which was released February 10th. The sampler includes additional cards and 3D projects for our "Baskets, Bunnies and Bonnets" Easter theme.

A quick view of the bonnets the team has created are below.  For a closer look at detailed images, check out the  Bonnet Hop .

This February 2010 issue also includes the miniature birdhouse template provided by Cherie Franklin.

The February 2010 issue is available for $6.99 at Paper Crafters Sampler Library

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Miniature paper houses

Another little sneak peek of what is inside the Feburary issue of Paper Crafters Sampler "Baskets, Bonnets and Bunnies".

The design team members created their very own version of a miniature bird house (template inside the February sampler).

First up, Cherie Franklin.  A big thanks to Cherie for contributing the mini-bird house template. 

Next up, Lisa Hensley.  What do you think of that copper plated for the roof?  Classy! 

Look at Ms. Tiffany Bauer's cutie creation?  Wouldn't this make a wonderful gift for a hostess?

Here's my little bird house.   You know, this can easily be transformed into a pin for a shower?  LOTS of variety with one little template.

If you'd like to see additional views of the design teams project, simply select the link for each team member and you'll be transported to their blog.

Interested in learning how to create these little bird houses?   The template is provided in the February issue of PCS.  To purchase the issue, select the $12.99 link located on the sidebar.

If you haven't already, check out our previous sneak peek Easter bonnets by selecting the button below.  Bonnet template is also included in the February sampler.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

March Sampler ~ Le Jardin

March has arrived and soon it will be time to release our next issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  The theme this month:  "Le Jardin", The Garden.

Themes are planned weeks in advance giving close thought to the upcoming calendar months, be it holidays, events or seasons.  The March issue was designed to offer inspiration during these cold Wintery days.  This month's sampler will have you anxiously waiting the spring, when the soil is warm once again for tilling and sowing seeds.

If you've been keeping up with the samplers, you'll know our team members put a lot of thought into creating their projects.  All projects this month are specifically designed with a gardening theme.   Here's what you can look forward to in the upcoming March issue of Paper Crafters Sampler.

  • Flowering greeting cards
  • Decorative plant accents
  • Spring birdhouse (new template)
  • Gifts for the birds
  • Gardening Apron card (new template)

All samplers are released the 10th of the month.  Subscribing is easy. Simply select one of the buttons located on the sidebar that best suits your needs.

Discount rates are available for those signing up with the recurring monthly or yearly plan.   If you're interested in just the "March ~ Le Jardin" stand-alone issue, the cost is $12.99.  The stand alone issues will be released March 11th.

If you're interested in obtaining back issues of any sampler, please contact the moderator.

Now, how about a glimpse into our March issue:  Le Jardin

Virginia Killmore

Tiffany Bauer

Melanie Schulenberg

Cherie Franklin

Lisa Hensley

If you'd like to see additional samples featuring the apron template supplied in the upcoming March issue, just select the image below.  You will then be transported to an "Adorning Apron" mini blog hop showcasing each design members take on the apron template.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

April ~ Winged Things

The April issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is preparing for it's launch date of April 10th.  Our theme this month is "Winged Things".

Now that winter is subsiding, it's time for the Earth and it's creatures to wake from their long resting period.  With the 'feel' of spring in the air, you'll soon see crafters everywhere designing projects that relate to the new season.

This the Sampler is one step ahead again, offering ideas to get your started on your spring crafting project.  The April issue has incorporated birds, butterflies and other winged creatures for our "Winged Things" issue.  Design team members didn't limit themselves to just birds and butterflies.  They're offering some out of the box ideas to really get your crafting gears going.

The April issue will be offering another Exclusive template for our subscribers.  This month, a 3D paper Lantern. 

The template was designed to be used as a table-top display and can be used for multiple occasions.  Our design team has come up with some very clever themes for their lanterns.  You can view their beautiful samples below.  Take a peek at a few extra ideas using chipboard birds.

Additional Samples from the design team:

Monday, January 25, 2010

May ~ Together Forever, The Wedding Issue.

June, one of the most sought after months for brides.  What better time than May to offer beautiful project ideas for this special event.

Our Together Forever, wedding issue offers ideas that are both charming and budget friendly.  Tap into your crafting supplies to create personalized invitation, favors and gifts for the bride and groom.  As with each sampler issue, the projects can easily be used for various other functions such as birthdays, showers and gifts.

Our May issue offers a new template for subscribers.  The Pyramid Box offers great versatility as party favors, posey holders, table decor, as well as coordinating wedding ensembles.

The "Together Forever" issue will be released May 10th for subscribers and May 11th for the single issue.

To purchase the single issue select the link below.  Previous monthly samples are available.  Purchasing the full year gives you access to all previous issue and templates for the year 2010.

Be sure to check out the "Pyramid Box Blog Hop" from the Paper Crafters Samplers design team. 

Also included in the May issue is the Glamour Girl Dress template.  Check ou an additional dress HERE.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

June ~ Just Visiting

Summer has arrived along with family vacations. Whether you're visiting familiy or friends, show the hostess your gratitude by presenting her with a token of your appreciation.

Our June "Just Visiting" sampler offers several gift ensemble ideas. Projects range from beautifully packaged note card sets, embellished treat containers, note pad holders, bath and beauty and a beautiful hand-crafted quilt!

Subscribers of the Paper Crafters Sampler receive their latest issue on the 10th of each month.