All over North America, the popularity of paper crafts is on the rise. With a little bit of imagination and a few sheets of paper, people are finding that they can bring some stunning visions to life and express themselves in ways they weren't aware of before. Let's take a look at some popular paper crafts.
Scrapbooking: Without doubt, this craft is one that has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last decade. Scrapbooking lets everyone who participates create their own record of events or important occasions in their lives, from seeing your first child grow out of their diapers to buying your new home. It's a great way to let your creative juice flow and to keep an account of your life as well. The finished product makes a great gift, and there are literally thousands of supplies, materials, and ideas out there to work with. Best of all, it is a relatively inexpensive indulgence.
Paper modelling. In the tradition of Japan's origami art style, paper models are a great way to create a delicate sculpture. There are many companies that sell paper craft kits, from beginner packs to expert models. You might think folding and fitting sounds easy, but then you have probably never tried to make a two foot high paper model of an elephant. It's a craft that takes time, patience, and skill and you know you have accomplished something when it is done. This could be a relaxing activity while sitting on the deck of your cottage. The beginner's guide to origami.
Card making. Put your artistic and expressive side to work and try making cards as a hobby. Personalized cards are a great gift on any occasion, and making cards can be a lot of fun as well. Humorous or serious, cards will also give you the chance to try out your abilities as a writer. This can even be taken one step further with make your cards.
It truly is amazing just how much we can do with paper. Whether showing someone you care or folding a replica of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, paper crafts are something that can suit just about anyone.