We're excited you're submitting your project to Paper Crafts for possible publication. If you have questions or encounter errors during the submission process, please review the Submissions Frequently Asked Questions document before emailing the submission call contact(s).

Also, we recommend reading the Top Ten Things to Know When Submitting for helpful submission information.

Once you have a project accepted, the So You're Being Published document provides key information on what your next steps are.

Calls for Submissions


Show us Your Creative Space!
Where do you create? Show us pictures of your space! Who knows? We may choose your room to be featured in Creative Spaces: Volume 4!
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March 2015 - Creating Windows with Die Cuts
When spring arrives, opening the windows of your home allows fresh air in. Creating windows in your paper crafted projects with manual and electronic dies adds an air of excitement, too! We want to see your innovative ways to add windows (or openings) to your cards. We're looking for cards, gift bags and boxes, gift card holders, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: spring, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. that showcase unique and inspiring windows created using manual or electronic dies. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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March 2015 - Pumped Up Paper Piecing
Got a healthy stash of patterned paper and cardstock scraps that need your attention? We've got the answer. We're looking for projects that cleverly and expertly incorporate inspiring paper pieced designs. Paper piecing involves cutting pieces of paper and layering them together on paper. You can stamp, die-cut, or build your own design! We're looking for cards, scrapbook layouts, gift bags and tags, gift card holders, paper-crafted gifts, gift wraps, mini-albums, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: spring, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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March 2015 - Encouragement/Good Luck
A handmade card filled with encouraging thoughts and good luck wishes would brighten anyone's day. We can't wait to see your beautiful, creative, and inspiring cards that express encouragement or wish the recipient good luck. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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March 2015 - Storybook Baby
The timeless stories of childhood inspire imaginations as well as nursery decor and baby shower themes. We want to see how these same stories can inspire your paper crafting. From Mother Goose and Winnie the Pooh to Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon (and everything in between), this feature will bring back memories of beloved books of your childhood. Note: We're seeking projects with direct references/inspiration to particular books and stories. You'll be asked to provide the title and author when you submit. We're looking for cards, scrapbook layouts, gift bags and tags, gift card holders, paper-crafted gifts, gift wraps, mini-albums, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: spring, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. that showcase inspiration from childhood stories. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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March 2015 - Scandinavian Folk Art
Immerse yourself in the land of the midnight sun and dream up some inspiring Scandinavian Folk Art creations. The bright colors, whimsical creatures, and beautiful florals will be perfect for springtime projects! We're looking for cards, scrapbook layouts, gift bags and tags, gift card holders, paper-crafted gifts, gift wraps, mini-albums, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: spring, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. that feature Scandinavian Folk Art designs. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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March 2015 - Photo Pocket Fun - Beyond the Page
Chances are you've seen super cute supplies available for photo pocket scrapbooking. Here's a little secret -- anyone can use them! We're challenging you to create projects that go Beyond the Page using photo pocket supplies. We're looking for banners, home decor, cards, tags, etc. for the following occasions: spring, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - Start to Finish
Create not only the front of the card but finish the inside as well. Two cards will be necessary for photography so you'll need to set aside product to make a second card. Here are some ways to take a card from start to finish: a. Carry sentiments from the front to the inside. Break your sentiments up so that the punch occurs when the card is opened. b. Continue design elements on the inside. c. Incorporate windows and other elements that somehow share the stage with both the inside and outside of the card. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - For Him
We're looking for masculine cards for every guy you know from age 1 to 100, whether he's Classic & Refined, Rough & Tumble, Hip & Urban, Casual & Playful, or Smart & Geeky. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - Using Sentiments
Use the downloadable sentiments provided in clever, fun, and unique ways. Find the sentiments from which to choose HERE We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - Using Patterns & Cut Files
We're looking for cards using custom (created by you!) cut files and patterns (to share with our readers for free!), as well as commercial cut files. Shaped cards are definitely encouraged for this category (or any of the categories for that matter). We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - Creative Remix Challenge
Grab a card making partner and get ready for a challenge! We're looking for side-by-side cards that play off one another. One person makes a card and the other one remixes it in some way. When it comes time for submission, one designer will need to upload both cards, identifying the creative duo designers and the remix theme. What do we mean by a remix? Here are some possible approaches: a. Masculine to Feminine (or vice versa) b. One style to another (Example: clean and graphic to classy and elegant.) c. One occasion to another d Both designers use the same stamps from a stamp set in different ways. e. Digital to Traditional (or vice versa) We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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Card Creations 13 - Lucky 13
Create a card that somehow shows off the number 13. a. For a 13th birthday or anniversary b. For luck. c. Use 13 of something (i.e. embellishments, patterned papers, design elements like triangle or circles, stamps, etc.) d. Use your imagination! We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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