This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering. The winners of the 3 books are: Christy D, Maureen, and Ashley F. I’ll email you paper crafting winners and get you your books! Congrats!

Patricia Zapata from A Little Hut has just come out with a fabulous new craft book called, Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home. It’s full of creative paper craft tutorials to help decorate your home. This book shares ideas from paper tubes to shredded paper, all to make your house more beautiful. She has a fabulous blog where she shares even more great ideas with paper like these alphabet flash cards, recycled yarn gift tags, and tea light decorations. What Patricia can do with a toilet paper roll is ingenious. She has such simple and original ideas for crafts, she’s an inspiration to me!

I was able to ask Patricia a few questions about her love of paper and how she finds inspiration. Here’s what she had to say:

MT: When did you find you had a passion for paper?
PT: It sounds cliché but I’ve loved working with paper since I was a child. I got away from it for a while but my relatively recent crafty endeavors guided me back towards it.

MT: What materials, other than paper, are you creative with?
PT: Not many people may know this but I do enjoy knitting and crocheting. Embroidery is something that comes and goes. I don’t really sew but I enjoy using fabric for some of my projects too.

MT: Do your children craft with you? What kinds of fun things are your children coming up with?
PT: Our family crafting time comes about in a spontaneous way. Our kids enjoy drawing a lot. I make sure to carry a tote bag with drawing supplies whenever we leave the house for an extended period of time. The kids also like turning any box they come across into a house, building, car, or whatever strikes their fancy at that particular moment. My paper stash is a prime target too. (See Packaging Turned Toys!)

MT: What motivates you to craft?
PT: Working with my hands relaxes me. I get antsy if I haven’t made anything in a few days. Crafting also gives me time away from my graphic design and computer related work which further enhances my two-dimensional projects.

MT: What blogs do you go to find inspiration?
PT: There are so many! It’s really impossible to list any without thinking others should be included. The one that comes to mind right now is Inside Out. I think the variety of work that is featured, that still speaks to me in creativity and style, is what keeps me going back for more.

Thanks, Patricia, for sharing your love of crafts with us. Now on to the good part… We’re giving away 3 copies of this fabulous paper craft book! 3 books = 3 winners, wahoo! So get out your scissors and glue, as you’ll need them for all the amazing projects loaded in this crafty book.

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Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win one of three Home, Paper, Scissors books, leave a comment on this post by Monday October 19th @ midnight, telling which material is your favorite to craft with! I’ll announce the winner chosen from random on Tuesday morning October 20th. Good Luck!

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