Paper+Craft DIY and giveaway!

Thanks to this blog, I’ve been lucky enough to make friends with lots of the people I write about, and Minhee from Paper+Cup Design is no exception.  I had been a huge fan of her work even before I got to know her, and now having gotten to know her, Truman and even little TJ, has made it all the more special!  Which is why I’m so proud of Paper+Craft, the book she and Truman just released with stylist Randi Brookman Harris…its chock full of beautifully designed crafts that are super easy to make for any occasion.

Like the DIY project below…these would make for fun gifts or cake toppers, and its super duper easy!

Materials needed:
Photo
Black paper
Mini christmas tree or plant
Scissors
Cuttting mat
Metal ruler
Tape
Glue stick
Ribbon
Thin strips of wooden sticks
white ink pen

How to:
+ Place a piece of tape on top of the photo and stick it on top of the black paper
+ Take your scissors and cut around the photo shape
+ Place a piece a tape on a stick inside the black cut out shape
+ Cover it with glue stick
+ Place the photo on top to enclose the stick inside the 2 pieces of paper
+ Write a message on back with the white pen
+ Stick the photo stick inside your plant
+ Decorate with a ribbon

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Chronicle Books is letting me giveaway 3 copies, and I’ve got a special FOURTH copy that is autographed by Minhee, Truman and Randi to giveaway myself…you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this!  Leave a comment below about what you’d use the book for, and 4 winners will be announced on Monday.  Good luck!

[If you’d like to check out some pictures of their booksigning this past weekend at PaperSource, check out the pictures on Facebook]

[top image from C. Broussard, all others by Paper+Cup]

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  1. Kellie

    I would use the book to create more paper crafts. My current craft obsession is working with paper!

  2. Renay

    I want to give this to my mother. She is an exceptional woman with a huge heart. She is unable to work due to some medical problems, but she has been trying to craft a lot lately for other people. I would love to give this to her as an inspiration!

  3. Tanya

    ooh i LOVE this book!! my son and I are paper and cardboard craft crazy during these cold, months!!

  4. I love new and unique ways to work with paper and would love to use this for inspiration!

  5. Katie

    Ooooh oooh pick me pick me!! I need to make stuff instead of buying it. It saves money but also means so much more that way! :)

  6. HeatherK

    awesome! I’d love to try some new crafts!

  7. Tawny

    i love this book for some inspiration for handmade gifts!

  8. Sarah

    I have more paper than I know what to do with and I’m always looking for new gift ideas. This book looks full of them!

  9. Jennifer

    I’m always looking for new inspiration, this looks really fun!

  10. Nina

    I heart DIY and paper–perfect book to get me inspired for 2011!

  11. Sara R.

    Awesome book. I am always looking for fun ideas!

  12. I asked Santa for this book this year, but I don’t think he is bringing it :(
    this book would be oh so helpful as we are planning our cape cod wedding here in Germany and all of my crafty friends are back home in California!! I need help!

  13. I would use it to come up with good ideas to make my largely DIY wedding (November 2011) even better. I’m on a tight budget and I need ideas!

  14. Katja

    Since I found out I’m not good at sewing, knitting and stitching, drill and hammer hat me but I Love DIY… Well, let’s give paper cutting a chance :)

  15. Oh the things i could do. The endless possibilities. I especially like the idea of the hanging bird mobile. That sounds like a project i could really have fun doing. But i’m pretty sure i’d enjoy doing all 25 projects.

  16. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book! I’m a crafty gal who also spends lots of time doing paper craft with kids. This would be the perfect addition to my library!

  17. Rosita

    I would love to use this book for crafting projects for and with my twin grandchildren!

  18. Patricia

    I do a lot of crafting projects with my young cousins and I’m always looking for inspiration! These book looks perfect — I would so love to win (and the signed copy would be just icing on the cake).

  19. Marissa Crylen

    I am surprising my Mom and the rest of our wedding guests with a donation to the Gray Matters Foundation as their gift. My Mom has recently recovered after fighting a brain tumor for many years and I would love to use the book to create a craft that can be left on each plate to creatively presen this gift to my guests.

  20. Tyler

    I flipped through this book on a bookstore display and fell in love with so many of the projects but the bird mobile in particular. Thinking it would be a perfect project to hang above the crib in my nursery…

  21. ek

    i would love to win this book and get inspired with some wedding crafts. :)

  22. Erin

    I would love to win this books and get great ideas for table decor!

  23. I love paper and paper crafts! I would love to win a book and even the extra special autographed copy.

    ~Chrissy

  24. Jenna

    I love making papers cards and gifts for people. This would be a great inspiration and guide!

  25. We’re getting married later this year and hopefully the book will help me find some decor ideas for our outdoor picnic-esque wedding

  26. Liz W

    I would love to have this book to help me with decor for my wedding next Fall. But in the meanwhile, there is a fabulously whimsical layered hat in the book that I desperately want to make to wear at our annual Kentucky Derby Party!

  27. this book is on my wish list! thanks for a chance to win!
    i’d use the book and create handmade paper decor for my house–it needs a little somethin’ somethin!
    j.

  28. i WANT this book so badly!! i need it to fix up my 1st home with my soon-to-be hubs! thank u!

  29. sam

    I am a paper fanatic! I’ll most likely use the craft ideas in the book to decorate our house…specifically a nursery (sometime in the near future)!

  30. Debby

    Paper crafts are my favorites for gifts, decorations, and just connecting with people. I’d love this book. Thanks for the chance!

  31. Ellen

    I love paper more than any other material! I think this book would give me great ideas for decorations, cards, gifts, packaging and much more!

  32. jane

    Love this! Must have now. Thanks – Jane

  33. Nicola

    I am a student at Parson’s the New School for Design. I want to work in visual merchandising and these adorable paper crafts would be a genius addition to any store display!!!

  34. Hadn’t heard of this before; now I’m very interested! Too bad I already established my Christmas wishlist for my friends and family :)

    I would use this book all the time. I am a highschool junior busy with sports and numerous AP classes. Crafting is my ultimate stress relief! With a busy schedule though, I need fairly easy crafts. And with a limited budget (not much time for a real job) I need fairly inexpensive crafts. I’d say this book would fit my needs pretty perfectly.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to see who wins.

  35. I would adore one of these books! How GREAT they seem! I would use it to inspire myself for our upcoming ecofriendly wedding that we are DIYing the entire thing! I would also have fun with my son. I swear the boy is a paper madscientist genius! He makes the neatest things with paper and tape and markers…. and he is only 7!!

    Thank you for the chance to win

  36. I am trying to add more personal, DIY touches to the rooms in my home. This book would be a great resource!

  37. Vane,

    I hope you enjoyed the handmade bracelet I included in your Christmas card! I’m a big fan of Paper + Cup, I walk by there Lexington Avenue studio all the time.

    I’d love to use this book to explore my crafting skills– around four years ago I worked at Kate’s Paperie- so I’ve accumulated a love for all types of paper and have tons of sheets that I’d love to use on the projects featured in this book!

    Crossing my fingers,
    Patricia Voto
    hello voto

  38. Amanda I

    I’d use the book to help me make things for my upcoming wedding in April. I’ve been getting quite crafty lately and this would help!

  39. Lily

    I would use the book to decorate my apartment, which, 18 months after move-in, is still pretty much as bare as the day we moved in.

  40. khbride

    I’d use it to help inspire new projects. As a student I’m on winter break=more time for fabulous DIY projects :)

  41. Vane, I hope you enjoyed the handmade bracelet I included in your Christmas card! I’m a big fan of Paper + Cup, I walk by there Lexington Avenue studio all the time. I’d love to use this book to explore my crafting skills– around four years ago I worked at Kate’s Paperie- so I’ve accumulated a love for all types of paper and have tons of sheets that I’d love to use on the projects featured in this book! Crossing my fingers, Patricia Voto hello voto

  42. I would use the book to decorate my apartment, which, 18 months after move-in, is still pretty much as bare as the day we moved in.

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