Artisan Award 2013 Entry #8- Paper Camper

Hello and welcome to the 2013 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are spending the next 10 days showing you the projects we slaved over to submit to Stampin’ Up! these are our babies and we are SO PROUD to show them off!

Were do I begin in describing this project… I saw a cake on Pinterest months ago with a camper on it and I thought “I want to make that!” But, my canvas is not cake. It’s paper! So, it swam around in my head for a long time. Once I sat down to make it, surprisingly, it came out exactly as I saw in my mind’s eye!

Believe it or not, this was the easiest of my 10 projects. It was easy because it flowed right out of me with no ripping and tearing of paper involved. All the others were difficult and filled with self doubt (and lots of ripping and tearing and throwing things in the trash!) This one was my baby and turned out exactly as I’d hoped. 

There is no template for this. I started with the camper itself and just stared adding as I went. There are some Popsicle sticks, hot glue and a wooden base involved, but other than that, it’s all paper! Oh, and fabric!

The wooded trellis was created using the wood grain stamp. It also has the leaves sizzlit and some of the itty bitty punch flowers. 

The sign was created on MDS, 

The table has Popsicle sticks in between the paper for durability. They were actually an after thought after I had made the whole thing. I was worried about it not holding up in transport. 

Here, you can see the little curtains inside. They are just ruffled piece of Designer Fabric, hot glued behind a Window Sheet. The awning was created using the Word Window Punch. 
A little camper bed…

A potted plant…

And of course, a mailbox for all those hand stamped cards and SU orders! 😉

The stepping stones are just the Small Oval Punch.

So there you have it. My most favorite thing I’ve ever made! I hope it’s resting somewhere in the SU office being loved by someone else. It was the first thing i made way back in February last year. So, as it sat on a back table in my office, my little girls would come in and try to play with it. My littlest one would ask “Mama! When are you going to make the people???” LOL! They were sad to see it shipped off too. 🙂 
I do plan on typing up some directions for this some day. Some. Day. 🙂 Stay tuned!

Up next is my friend and the UBER talented Jane Lee. Hop on over to check out her AMAZING-ness!


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25 thoughts on “Artisan Award 2013 Entry #8- Paper Camper”

  1. Oh, my. Erica. I'm speechless. How many gazillion hours did this take to create? And then you had to part with it? Thanks so much for sharing this amazing creation.

  2. i am speechless. no words to describe it. amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think this is perhaps the most amazing paper creation I have EVER laid my eyes on! It belongs in a hall of fame or museum. .. or I'm not sure there is anywhere to showcase it that is adequate enough or any words adequate enough to explain how fabulous this creation is! I'll second that Standing O! WOW!

  4. This is amazing! I was blown away when I first saw this and knew it had to be yours! THIS is why you are such an awesome Artisan winner!!!

  5. YAY! I have been waiting and waiting to see who created this! When I saw it I just about died over it's cuteness (and unimaginable time consumption)! It is ABSOLUTELY AH-MAY-ZING!

  6. Amazing but how in the HECK did you ship this???? I have a lot of big ideas but then I say to myself I don't think it would ship to Utah, ha!!!

  7. OMGosh Erica! This is the most adorable work of art! It was my favorite project at convention, but didn't know who made it. Amazing!

  8. This was by far my MOST favorite project this year at Convention! You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! WOW! is an understatement!
    Kim Smith
    Bountiful UT

  9. I saw this on display at convention, and I was totally smit – just so fun and perfect – love it!

  10. Beyond amazing! To have both the imagination to come up with the idea then the skill to bring it to life? Hats off to you!

  11. I just can't get over the details in this piece. Absolutely amazing. To think of them and actually create and put them together. Congrats to you!

  12. I love when things work out like that which is so rare of a happening that they stick out in your memory!! I love your little camper!!

  13. Love it!! Any possibility that you could give us a template for the camper?? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. No wonder it's your favorite thing you've ever made – it's unbelievable!!! I freakin' love this project!!! It turned out absolutely perfect. I love looking at all the great little détails, each one more fascinating than the last. Big, big congrats on this wonderful creation! 🙂

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