01 April 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #22 - Anything but a Card (Papercraft no stamping)

Welcome back to Unstampabelles for our newest challenge but first I would like to thank all those that entered into our Quilling challenge.  What stunning work you shared.  Some of the entries must have had a lot of hours spent on their creations. If this was the first time you have tried the Quilling technique I hope you enjoyed trying something new and stepping out of the square for a little bit.  I know you are all waiting to hear the prize news so I will continue.  Yes as always there were many entries we wanted to choose as Design Team Favourite but in the end we fell in love with the beautiful creation from .......

Reena, congratulations you are our Design Team favourite for challenge #21 with this beautiful creation.

Be sure to visit Reena's blog - Meticulously Made here to find out more details.

Reena....we would be honoured if you would be our Guest Designer for our May challenge.  I will contact you with more details soon.


Now it's time for the randomly drawn prize winner of the $20.00 surprise package from Kassazz and Jessica one of our Design Team members.

The winner is.......

Weis - #3

Random numbers generated Apr 1 2013 at 7:46:39 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congrats Wies please email Merry and she will organise your prize.


Challenge #22 - Anything but a Card 
(paper craft with no stamps)

All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our Sponsor this month is Sticker Store:
This store was created to make it easier to track down the stickers needed for your craft projects. Sticker Store is a sister company of Blue Edge Crafts . Blue Edge Crafts have been supplying all sorts of paper craft products to the public including card making and scrapbooking accessories at very affordable prices since 2000.
When we select our products we make sure that they are of the best quality because we want to you be happy with every purchase you make. 

they are offering this wonderful prize pack

Inspiration time from the Unstamapbelles Design Team.........

First off is our Guest Designer this month - Amelia of Stamped for the Occasion
Amelia punched the top and bottom of the tag with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch ” Scroll Hearts” and add two oval die cut layers “Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals Small” to frame the cats. The flowers are from the Prima range “Soubrette C” and “Charme Rose MeadowLark” The cats are painted with gesso and dressed up with pink wax cord bows. The verso of the tag is also embellished with a  pink heart and an oval die

Lauren has decided to make a tag.  The tag base and butterfly are both Scrapmatts chipboard. Lauren has also included some lace, a doily and flower trim for added texture.

Merry has created this apple from an old paperback book using the wonderful tutorial from Cheeky Magpie here.  Merry didn't have any re-inkers so used Stampin Up inkspots and acrylic paints to colour the edges of the pages.

This lovely mobile is from Sarah who purchased the wire section from Amazon and then created the stars using her Cricut. To create each 3D star, Sarah cut out 4 flat stars on her Cricut then glued them back to back so there would be two double sided pairs.  Sarah then cut a slit through the middle of each pair to slide them together and create the 3D star.  Because they are so light, just walking into the room creates enough of a breeze to move the mobile!  For even more fun, the shapes can be changed whenever you like so the baby always has something new to watch  :-)

Susan quickly made up these two little lolly containers from templates - the heart has 4 small Easter eggs in it and the rectangle has about 10 - the die cut eggs are from card that has been twice embossed using Versamark brayered into the embossing folder prior to putting it through the Big Shot, and then gold embossing powder heat set after. 

Beth is sharing a decorated wooden frame.
Beth bought the frame from a $2 shop, they were plain wood with a black metal wrought iron stand. Beth painted the frame with black acrylic paint, and decorated it with chipboard letters, paper flowers and punched butterflies. The pink inner frame for the small photo is made from coordination's card and embossed and sanded back to show the inner core colour. Beth finished with more flowers and some bling.

JanR had made Fridge Magnets out of clear stamping blocks approx 7.5cm square. **For the record,  it looks like the paper has been cut the wrong size and it's sticking out the sides of the magnet. This is just a reflection, (the paper is glued to the back side of the block)  the paper is the same size as the block. 

Time for you to share with us a papercraft 'Anything but a Card'.


  1. Reena congratiolations with being the DT' s favourite and guest designer for the May challenge. It is a realy beautiful creation.
    I am very surprised and happy of beeing the random winner of the quilling challenge.
    Best wishes,

  2. Wonderful creations by the DT:)

  3. Lovely creations by all DTs and participants! Thanks for the challenges as they inspire to create something new!

    I would love to have you visit my blog Thrilling Quilling


  4. I am glad I discovered this blog (thanks you, Nupur). Thank you, Merry, for the welcome. I had a bit of a wonder round the blog, and the creations, past and present, are beautiful and individual.

  5. Hello! this is my first time to play with your challenges. Nice blog! and thanks to all the ladies for sharing their inspiring works.


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.