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Got a Paper Craft Question?

Have you seen a technique about papercraft and have had to ask yourself "Whats that?" or "How do I do that?"

Have you heard about something people do in the paper craft world that leaves you wondering what it could mean and why it is important?

Is there a new technique, tool or term you are wanting to know more about?

Do you have some ideas for how PaperCraftCentral could grow?

Ask Susan!

Most people new to the paper craft world have such questions, and every time a new technique or product comes out, I do too! That's why I love an excuse to check out new things and help connect people with information.

Here's a place to have some of your paper craft questions answered, AND have a chance to contribute your ideas as suggestions for new content at PaperCraftCentral!

Here's How to Ask Susan Something:

If you would like to know about something from the scrapbooking or card making world that has not yet been featured on PaperCraftCentral, please feel free to ask about it, using the form below. Susan will do her best to answer your questions and/or find a way to demonstrate the techniques you would like to see.

Please tell Susan all you know about the technique or term that you want to know more about.

Please Note: If Susan decides that to properly answer your question she needs to show you some pictures to help explain it, then it will take a few days to get an answer published. Please call back in often to see when your answer has been posted on this page.

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Faux Suede Technique 
I used to make cards with African and Native American themes and the card stock felt like suede. I've forgotten how to do this technique. I didn't buy …

Project on Saints 
Can you tell me how can I make my project on Saints attractive using paper? Raveena ***** Hi Raveena Thank you for your question. I will …

Paper flowers. 
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Papercraft Supplies Question 
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Birthday card for my boyfriend 
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Help Needed 
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New to paper 
I have always been into doing crafts: cutting, gluing, sewing...you name it! I really want to become serious with paper craft and was wondering...are …

A Question About Uploading Projects to PaperCraftCentral 
Susan, when I just uploaded a card I made I was confused about if I'm supposed to put the brand name of stamps that I used on my card in my description …

Paper Rosebuds 
I would like to know how to make parchment paper rosebuds. (by using strips of paper and rolling them up) How to make different sizes,and where online …

Tissue-safe candle 
Susan, I was looking for pictures of decorated candles, and came across your site. Normally, I draw my design on thin paper, tape that to the candle, …

What type of adhesive to use? 
I recently bought some snowflakes from a shop and are made out of paper and I just don't know how to stick them on to my cards. I have tried using PVA …

Flat Paper Trimmer Cut Not rated yet
I found this site on a Google search because I have a question that has bothered me awhile. It's about the edges of cardstock after I make a cut with …

Cricut Imagine Not rated yet
Hi Susan I bought a used Imagine from a friend and was wondering if I can make those vinyl sayings that people put on their walls with this machine. …

Layered circuit project...how to seal it...too thick for laminating Not rated yet
I made homecoming decorations for our football players with my circuit. There are two to three layers in some places. I used glue sticks to put together …

Crease Pads in the Big Shot or Cuttlebug Not rated yet
I'm new to embossing / die cutting (loving it!) I purchased a die that said it needed an embossing mat. Where do I put the embossing mat in the "sandwich" …

Women in the Civil War trifold Not rated yet
Hi! I am making a tri-fold about women in the Civil War. I am not very creative, but want my tri-fold to stand out. I have 3 topics: Nurses, Soldiers, …

Origami Chopstick Holder Not rated yet
I enjoy your website and would love to know how I could find the diagram for the origami Goldfish Chopstick Holder. Thank you. Todd ** …

Help ! Not rated yet
I'm trying to make my fiancee and the father of our child a scrapbook, I've made him posters and all sorts of things throughout our year of being together. …

Help ! Not rated yet
I'm trying to make my fiancee and the father of our child a scrapbook, I've made him posters and all sorts of things throughout our year of being together. …

Help ! Not rated yet
I'm trying to make my fiancee and the father of our child a scrapbook, I've made him posters and all sorts of things throughout our year of being together. …

Beautfiul Paper Basket Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I'm desperate for info on how to make this gorgeous basket, seen on a Youtube clip (search "Monica making beautiful baskets out of paper). The …

Glue Problem Not rated yet
I'm am new to making cards but I am having a problem.When I stick paper onto card ie say the card measures 5x7, and I'm going to stick paper, say an inch …

Hi. I would like to know.... Not rated yet
Do you know how to make one of these?! http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2v5ks2EXK1qzp3d6o1_500.gif *** As a matter of fact, I do know how …

Uncle's Birthday Card Not rated yet
My brother loves barbeques so I decided to make this card so that my children could give it to him (their uncle). The recipe should help him with the …

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Birthday card Not rated yet
Hi Susan...just wanted a unique birthday card for my boyfriend...any ideas? thank you so much. Raisa *** Hi Raisa Anything handmade will …

Making envelopes for 6" x 6" square card Not rated yet
Hello Could you direct me how to make envelopes for a 6" x 6" square card using the least amount of paper? I have a scoreboard, but don't want to make …

Making a trifold creative Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I need your help! I've looked through your website and you are so creative. For a club I'm involved with, we desperately need to update …

Homemade Birthday Card for my Boyfriend Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I am wanting to make my boyfriend his birthday card this year. I think he will really appreciate the time and effort that will go into making …

Paper Purses Not rated yet
Hi, I subscribed to Paper Twists and wanted to see the paper purses, but it keeps taking me back to having to sign up. Since I have already subscribed …

Bulk Paper Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I'm trying to start an invitation business from home but I'm having trouble finding bulk/wholesale paper that I can afford. Is there somewhere …

Hello, Susan Not rated yet
Well, this isn't really a question, but I wanted to say thank you, for choosing me as winner in your April 2011 Draw. I'm so happy, and as soon I get …

Paper cutting tool on your site Not rated yet
Hi, There is a picture of a paper cutting tool that makes wavy lines. I can't seem to find this tool anywhere. What brand is it and where can it be …

Give me an idea for a Valentine card? Not rated yet
I want to make a Valentine card for my fiancee. Please give me an idea as soon as possible. Kiran ** Hello Kiran I am not sure what the …

Desire Not rated yet
Hi Susan Happy new year to you and all paper crafting folks out there. I hope you can help me - I have been given a Heart Colour embossing template …

Origami Questions Not rated yet
How do you make a 3d origami Santa? I am not sure how to make an origami Santa myself :) I think you may be more likely to find what you are …

Acetate/acrylic Not rated yet
Do you know good places to purchase acetate or acrylic card stock, with or without a design? I've been to Michael's, JoAnn's, and a local scrapbook store. …

How to start Scrapbooking? Not rated yet
I've decided I want to start scrap booking and start putting memories of friends and family and me getting older by the years. I have some photos gathered …

Clean Finish Question Not rated yet
When making any paper craft, especially cards, you can use techniques like wrapping ribbon around the card...or stitching the card. How do you make …

How to decoupage onto round plastic Christmas ornaments. Not rated yet
I have several hard Christmas tree balls that were under shiny satin thread originally. When they started to fray and unravel, I removed all the satin …

Sealing/Manipulating sheets of paper Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I'm looking for a method of a applying a substance to sheets of paper that I've hand lettered that will allow me to shape the paper, and …

Heat Embossing Tips? Not rated yet
Hi Susan I have a problem with heat embossing. When I heat emboss stamped images, I find the card distorts from the heat. What can I do to stop …

Sunflower Not rated yet
Hello! I am looking for a sunflower or something nice with an ecological touch. Not too difficult would be perfect. I want to use it as a give-away... …

Course question Not rated yet
How can I contact you? I want to do the course. I'm in Pakistan. Ayesha *** Hi Ayesha Thank you for your inquiry. I assume you would …

Adhesive Advice Needed Not rated yet
I need to find an adhesive that will not blur the ink on copier paper, newspaper, etc. I will be using it to adhere paper to microscope glass, then put …

What paper to print 12"x12" backgrounds on? Not rated yet
Hi Susan, I would like to start my own commercial printing of scrapbook background pages. However, I have problems finding out what sort of paper I should …

Paper Bag Scrapbook Not rated yet
Hi (: Just wondering what size your paper bags were :) (for the paper bag scrapbook) Thanks :) x ***** Hi Kelcy Thank you for your …

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