I {heart} paper, do you?

28 Feb 2013

I hope by now you’ve heard about our new magazine for paper lovers because our submission deadline is closing in quickly!

Want the inside scoop of the type of projects we’re looking for?

Here are some ideas!

  • Silhouettes (people and or pets!)
  • Books from a single sheet of paper (origami styles are great!)
  • Simply bound books
  • Paper mobiles and chandeliers
  • Wreaths
  • Things made from old books (sculpture or utilitarian)
  • Paper projects for the home office (file folders, binder clips, magnets, message boards, blotters, etc.)
  • Laminated paper purse/tote/clutch
  • Memory game on chipboard or wooden tiles
  • Party décor (think menus, centerpieces, labels, cupcake wrappers, appetizer picks)
  • Utilitarian Origami

Interested? Check out our submission guidelines that follow and be part of Cloth Paper Scissors history!

You could be in our premier issue of I Paper!


I {Heart} Paper is a new publication bursting with gorgeous paper art that will inspire artists of all types—from the sophisticated scrapbooker looking to branch out, and the insatiable paper addict, to the mixed-media and collage artists who love working with paper. All article features focus on paper re-imagined into fantastic, beautiful, and/or purpose-filled items like wreaths, collage, sculpture, artist cards, party and home decor, and so much more. This issue promises photographic eye candy and clear instructions that will delight all.

We’re currently seeking submissions for the premier issue, which will be on newsstands this August. All submissions must be emailed to us by March 4, 2013, to be considered for this issue.

What we’re looking for:

Beautiful, decorative, and/or practical projects that showcase paper.

Project supplies can include all paper art basics such as scissors, craft knives, craft mats, rulers, pens and pencils, punches, adhesive, bone folders, awls. Other supplies like paint and gesso, stamps and inks, stencils, thread and fibers, wire and metal, letterpress, silk screening, dyes, and fabric may also be used but should be limited to just one or two from this list. Please no stickers or scrapbook pages (decorative scrapbook paper is welcome!).

Quality craftsmanship, unique ideas, beautiful projects in the following categories:

Gifts and Stationery: Small items that could be given as gifts, such as key chains, jewelry, book covers, bookmarks, gift books, magnets, etc. Also, creative gift wrap, tags, and cards.
Note: All card submissions should focus on a specific interesting technique like letterpress, printmaking, cut paper, etc. We are not accepting card submissions made primarily with commercially purchased embellishments.

Entertaining: Create a whole party ensemble or just a decorative paper element for entertaining. Think cupcake wrappers, party picks, buntings and banners, centerpieces, menu and place cards, cake plate edging, placemats and table runners, party favors, and more.

Home, Office, and Studio: Projects large and small that help to decorate or fill a need. Think laminated-paper device covers, calendars, business card holders, hand-bound notebooks, portfolios, wreaths, message boards, recipe holders, customized tools, and book ends.

Art: Scrumptiously lovely pieces of two- and three-dimensional artwork that would make any paper lover drool. We’d love to see paper sculpture (flat and in-the-round), collage, assemblages, and more!

How to submit:

Please send the following to submissions@clothpaperscissors.com: 2-3 photos and/or sketches of the project(s) you’d like to write about; a short outline of the project, including a materials list; a 100-word bio; and your full address and contact information, including blog, website, and social-media information. Please put I HEART PAPER in the subject line.

REMEMBER: All submissions must be received by March 4, 2013, to be considered for this issue.

Brought to you by the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine!

Your artwork must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright, unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission. Artwork and instructions must be your own.





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ctutt wrote
on 28 Feb 2013 4:18 PM

Sent in my photos for consideration. Fingers X'd [which makes typing REALLY challenging…] ;-)

plouis wrote
on 28 Feb 2013 5:12 PM

Good luck ctutt and all others!  Am preparing mine too.  Am really looking forward to seeing this magazine.

blakedm wrote
on 2 Mar 2013 10:35 AM

Sent in my submission a week ago. Hoping to hear that you received them. I'm so looking forward to this new magazine!!

ctutt wrote
on 2 Mar 2013 10:36 AM

I wonder if it will be a quarterly or semi-annual~~~

hula-la wrote
on 3 Mar 2013 12:19 PM

Mine is in, too! My first submission, so I hope I did it right!  Looking forward to everyone's creations with paper!  

Lynne Sward wrote
on 3 Mar 2013 11:14 PM

I will try and get some "paper" work to you for the next issue.  The time limit just didn't work for me------just not enough time.

I'm looking forward to getting the first issue.  Your special magazines focusing on techniques and materials are a large hit with me, and I think that the current issue highlighting the teachers of CREATE is probably the best issue you have created.


Lynne Sward

ctutt wrote
on 11 Jun 2013 4:33 PM

When is the first issue coming out? [If it's already been posted someplace I am gonna feel SO lame…]  :~P

on 13 Jun 2013 9:17 PM

I'm with ctutt, quarterly or semi-annually or annually or one time deal?

klh21 wrote
on 15 Jun 2013 2:54 AM

Can't wait for the new mag! It should be a hit.

Stinkerbell wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 2:57 PM

Anyone heard if they will be in the new mag?

geoffroehm wrote
on 8 Aug 2013 5:24 PM

who will lose their job because the very first issue is miscollated?  if you can't even get that right, I don't even trust your content.

geoffroehm wrote
on 8 Aug 2013 5:24 PM

who will lose their job because the very first issue is miscollated?  if you can't even get that right, I don't even trust your content.