10 Easy Paper Crafting ideas for the busy bee to the retiree that makes everyone feel creative!

Paper crafting is using paper or cardstock as the main product to create dimensional creations. Anyone can paper craft, it is a fun activity for everyone with any skill level!

10 easy paper crafting ideas with picture of Fun fold cards made during a Facebook live mystery card class.
Fun Fold cards made during a Facebook Live Mystery Card Class
  1. One Sheet Wonder Cards – Making cards with DSP (designer series paper) can help you create cards quickly. By cutting a piece of DSP into sections and adding it to your coordinating card base you instantly add color & style to your card.
  2. All-Inclusive Kits – Stampin’ Up has done all the hard work for us so that we can create beautiful cards right out of the box! Every kit has everything you need to make your paper crafting easy!
  3. Paper Pumpkin – A monthly subscription box that comes with everything you need to make the kit (you will receive an acrylic block for mounting your stamps with your first kit). Click here to sign-up now!
  4. Cards Using Scraps – We all have that box of scraps we know we will need some day. Why not get creative with them and make a card from just scraps! Easy paper crafting with what you have.
  5. Memories & More Cards and Envelopes – Stampin’ Up has created 2 different packs, one with cards & envelopes and one with pre-printed images & sentiments (and sometimes stickers) to help you make cards in a snap.
  6. Treat Boxes in a Snap -These easy to make boxes are a great way to give candy or a small gift to someone. Whether you use cardstock, DSP or premade items, these boxes will be a hit.
  7. Effortless Scrapbook Pages – Any of the colorful 12″ x 12″ DSPs from Stampin’ Up can give you a base for creating scrapbook pages, some even have scenes for kicking off a theme. Scrapbooking is an invaluable paper craft!
  8. Quick Party Favors – When it comes to making party favors, time is usually at a premium. We put it off because it can be done at the last minute. Here are a few paper crafting suggestions to get you started.
  9. Easy Fun Fold Cards – Creating cards is fun but making a card that has a different fold than the traditional book fold adds a uniqueness to it. The different folds are never-ending, but I have a few mapped out for you to make.
  10. Simple Stamping – When you start out stamping, you probably don’t have many supplies on-hand. But you can still make beautiful cards with just paper, ink & stamps! Paper crafting cards does not need to be fancy.

An online article on the Great Senior Living website says, “Did you know that crafting offers numerous benefits for older people? Being engaged in hands-on creative activities can improve motor skills, strengthen social connections, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety. It can also be good for the brain. So, making crafts may be a great way to keep your brain stimulated and enhance your cognitive abilities.”