Do you have any idea how hard it is to pick just 12 of your favorite paper crafts from a whole year's worth of Paper crafts? I'll attempt to do that for you, but I wonder what your top 12 picks would be. I had January narrowed down to 3 Crafty picks. They were a beautiful, yet cute card filled with hearts, a miniature envelope and an arrow or an adorable love you lots baker's box with a happy frog. I ended up choosing the Beautiful You Card for its simplicity and beauty, plus it's happy.
Note: I'll be taking a week or so off to spend with family, so hopefully you will enjoy these 12 plus favorite Paper Crafts of 2017. See you again in January.
Let's stroll on over to February, the month of Love, for my next crafty pick. Wow, February's Gallery was gorgeous! It was hard to choose, but I settled on this crisp, red and white Penned & Painted Get Well Card. A close second was another lovely Penned and Painted Card.
March's Card was really chosen for me. This is card card that truly is more beautiful in real life. All my local ladies requested that we make this card at classes and clubs. Click here for some close up pictures that are sure to dazzle you and for details on how to make this card.
For April's Card, I went with my favorite masculine card of the year. April must be the month for handsome cards. But I would be remise if I didn't mention the 2 runners up. If you like interactive cards, you'll appreciate this honey bee spinner card. And Swirly Bird in a bow tie Card was in the running for its cuteness factor.
My May Top Pick was chosen for its happy factor. It's just so light, bright and cheerful. Find Out More About this happy spring time card here. May runners up were this handsome Lighthouse Sketch Card and this something to crow about card. I love all the eclectic elements and the bold uneven polka dots of the crow about card and the Lighthouse card is plain sharp.
The hands down winner for June is these lovely paper daisies. My daisies in a garden pot received loads of compliments and it features the Stampin' Up!'s hottest punch in 7 years, the Daisy Punch. Plus, it's a great project to walk into summer. Find out more about making this beautiful 3-D Daisy arrangement here. By the way, the daisy stems were fashioned with raffia.
Since we are taking a trip down memories lane, I choose this Life looks beautiful on you card because it reminds me of the Incentive Trip that Joe and I took to Thailand with Stampin' Up! this year. The idea for this card was sparked by a painting made by a Thailand artist. Of course, we brought the painting home too. Get all the details.
In my mind, August was a tie between this Night in Bethlehem Card and this Painted Harvest card. I chose the Painted Autumn card because it seems to fit better for an August Paper Craft Winner.
For September, this bright and beautiful Vintage Leaves card won first prize because it practically shouts hello fall. But, I also like this Altered Altoids Tin because it takes a common item and repurposes it into something beautiful and useful. But this Mason Jar card also says autumn in a beautiful way.
My October favorite pick has 3 much loved components-Pretty Pines, Buffalo Plaid Paper (Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper) and a Mini Pizza Box. Plus, there's the coordinating card and treat box. Find out more about this October loveliness here.
My favorite Paper Craft for November is also in the running for my favorite project of the year, subject to change, of course. Love the sweet mittens and the navy gingham ribbon and the pretty pines nestled on the mini pizza box. Get all the little details.
Since we are taking a trip down memory lane, I chose a memory keeping moment for my December Crafty Pick. This scrapbook layout warms my heart. Get the sweet details.
Would you have chosen the projects differently? I love to hear from you. Express your thoughts in the comments of this post.
Wishing you and yours many happy memories for 2018,