Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts 2010

about this issue

Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts is a special issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine devoted to the art of mixed-media gift-giving! Check out our 148-page 2011/2012 issue for holiday inspiration. With more than 35 seasonal projects, inside this second annual issue, you'll discover:

Decorate It! A section dedicated to helping you decorate your home during the holiday season with projects like garlands, a tree skirt, an ornament challenge, a pocket advent calendar, and more.

Give It! In this section you'll find creative projects to give as gifts during the holidays and all year round including, Laptop and tablet cases, journal jars, mixed-media jewelry, key holders and much, much more.

Wrap It! Don't forget to show your artistic style off when wrapping your gifts! This section will show you how with recycled denim-pocket gift bags, resin-paper tags, fabric gift card holders and more.











table of contents

decorate it

14 Design in the Round
     Michelle Spaw
     Reinventing with the circle

18 Forget-Me-Not Chains
Loving Links
     Marianne Ford

24 Wired for the Holidays
     Jennifer Swift
     A mixed-media wreath

30 Fresh from the Garden
     Holly Kress Kennedy
     Vegetable-inspired ornaments

34 Textural Tree Skirt
     Jenn Mason
     Decorating with stitch, stencils,
     and transfers

41 A Black-and-White Affair
     An ornament challenge

48 A Lesson in Pockets
     Sally Medlicott
     An Advent calendar for
     small treasures

54 Ornaments for All Seasons
     Laurie Mika
     Working with polymer clay

58 Celebrate the Season
     Jan Roberts
     Beadazzled serving pieces

62 Fabric Forest
     Cynthia Ann Dubbers
     Mixed-media topiaries

give it

68 Contact Paper Collage
     Roc Nicholas

72 Journal Jars
     Jenn Mason

76 Festive Fabric Cards
     Ro Bruhn

80 Art Pendants
     Patty Szafranski
     Mini collage under glass

84 Coffee Cuffs
     Cat Kerr
     Reminders of home

88 Mixing Old and New
     Pattie Donham Wilkinson
     Thrift store laptop and tablet covers

92 A Parliament of Owls
     Dawn Rogal

96 Stamped Gifts
     Lara Scott
     Personalized giving

100 Key Keepers
     Jennifer Heynen

106 All Set
     Lynn Krawczyk
     Mixed-media placemats and napkins

110 Say Cheese!
       Canvas camera bags 5 ways

wrap it

118 Gifting Pockets
       Melony Bradley
       Recycled jean pockets for
       small treasures

122 Wine and Beer Wraps

       Barbara Delaney
       For the host and hostess

126 Scrap Happy Gift Card  

        Laura Bray

130 Wrap it Up
       Quick ways to use what you
       have to make stunning wraps.

134 Card-in-a-Box

        Mark Montano
        3-D winter greetings

138 Tantalizing Tags

       Jen Cushman
       Using resin paper


2 Musings

8 Wishlist

11 Book Reviews





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