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YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
f January’s drearily dull weather and darker, shorter
days are wearing thin, shine bright with this
cheerful rainbow sunburst card. It’s ideal for using
up colourful scraps of paper and card and it doesn’t
require any fancy shaped dies either – you could even
use the handy nesting dies from last issue of
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Circle nesting dies


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Lightly draw around the inside
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lovely crafty
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s with you.
I first saw this waxin
demonstrated at a
g technique
craft centre on
community!”
holiday over 20 ye JESSICA ELKIN,
ars ago. I was
fascinated and had EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
to try it for myself,
the supplies and ha so I bought
ve made numerous
It’s a really fun wa cards since.
y of crafting and ev
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This month’s you create is comp ything
letely unique. As we
ll as
PRIZE
landscapes, wonder
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created too. I have tifs can be
even used stamped
Christine wins cars, houses and tra images of
ins to add extra int
The Cath Kidston waxy creations. er est to my
Colouring Book CHRISTINE MOSE
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ENCHANTING
TECHNIQUES
These are the Halloween
cards and small gift bags
that I made using the free
alphabet dies from issue
101 of PaperCrafter. I also
used the free Halloween printable
papers from your website too! I hope
you like them. I made this card
for a
SUSAN FORD SPOOKY friend when she
moved house.
FUN I covered a card
patterned pape
blank in brick NEW
acetate window
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and used
HOME
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“Every month I make a
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“I’d like to share this special card It’s always a simple task
that I made for my aunt who as the papers are easy
recently turned 75. I used a to use and a pleasure
Hunkydory kit and an embossing to work with. For this
folder, then distressed the edges project I’ve used the
with scissors” freebies from issue 101
SHABNEEZ KHAN-MUZTAR to make a stepper card”
LINDA BYNE

“November was a very


busy birthday month for
me and I wanted to use
these papers from
Craftwork Cards for my
dad and husband. The
round sentiment inspired
me to make a rosette and
I used kraft card because
it complements the blue
“I really enjoy making gift boxes and calendars to give to my and orange. The twine
friends and family, so here’s an example of some that I made finishes it off nicely by
this year. I use Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Pro and Big linking to the nautical
Score tools to help make the folds as accurate as possible” theme of the papers”
URSULA MACLENNAN CATHY CLOWES

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H
winner “This is what I made for
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like an eternity to make! I manage
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it, which raised £25, so all the hard
We’re treating our #CraftChallenge winner to Hand work was worthwhile in the end”
This is an amazing project Michael, well done for making
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A cut
ABOVE
Can’t get enough of die-cutting?
Try these six designs, featured in
this month’s free gift!
If you’re feeling in need of a crafty cardmaking session, dig
out your box of dies and use some basic shapes to make this
pretty array of greetings by Keren Baker and Katie Skilton.
If you’re a beginner die cutter, dive into your free 100-page
supplement and you’ll be addicted in no time!

3 Cover a chipboard disc


with triangle paper and fix
this to the centre of the circle,
YOU WILL NEED: with a gold butterfly and
Craft essentials (see p92) sentiment on top.
Dies: nesting circles,
decorative circles,
square, feather,
Happy birthday
By Keren Baker
hexagons, words
Chipboard frame
Vellum
1 Mount white card onto a
12.5cm x 15.5cm pink blank,
leaving a narrow border. Die
Buttons cut five circles from white and
patterned papers. Separate
the whole circles from their

Geometric thin outlines.

butterfly
By Keren Baker
2 Using the picture as a
guide, adhere the circles
to the card. Arrange the four

1
outline circles around the
Cover a 10.5cm x 15.5cm edges so they overlap the
white blank with geometric white layer.

3
triangle paper, leaving a Die cut ‘Happy’ from pink
narrow border.

2
card and secure onto a
Die cut one circle from white circle. Mount this onto
white card and a slightly the blank using 3D foam pads.
larger one from vellum. Fix the Stamp ‘Birthday’ in grey ink
smaller disc to the blank then onto the card, then trim into
add the vellum layer on top a strip and stick below the
with a small dab of glue in first sentiment. Add sequins
the centre. to finish.

“When working with vellum,


stick embellishments over
any adhesive so the glue
doesn’t show through”
KEREN BAKER, DESIGNER

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TO P T I P
Before securing dies down,
stick your tape strips onto
fabric first to remove some
of their tackiness

Hello hexagons
By Keren Baker
4 Add an orange strip of
paper below the wording,
then mount to the card using

1 Tape hexagon dies onto


an 11cm x 15.5cm panel of
yellow chevron card and run
3D foam pads. Fix the other
white hexagons below the
largest, add an orange strip,
through your die-cutting then glue another to a
machine. Adhere the panel to background shape to finish.
a slightly larger white blank.

2 Die cut more hexagons


from patterned papers,
then insert the shapes into
New home
By Katie Skilton
the yellow frame on top with
their corresponding holes.
1 Matt and layer red card and 3D foam pads.

3 3D
3 Cut three different-sized patterned paper onto a Wrap red ribbon around
hexagons from white card
and two ‘Hello’ sentiments
brown kraft blank. Fix a smaller
panel of wood effect paper
the base of the yellow
panel. Trim a ‘New home’ FRAME
from white and pink. Offset the on top. sentiment into a pennant and
EFFECT
white word behind the pink
one, then mount onto the 2 Die cut a square from a
yellow card rectangle.
Stick a house motif to the
fix to the ribbon. Add a red
ribbon bow on top. Embellish
the card with heart and
largest hexagon.
wood effect paper then fix flower die-cuts.

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Silver feathers Add a pink banner to the
bottom and fix the frame
By Katie Skilton
to the card.

1 Create a tent-fold blank


and cover the front with
pink paper and a slightly
3 Die cut three feathers
from silver card and score
down the centre of each. Stick
smaller piece of green card. them to the top-left corner

2 Adhere a narrow panel of


triangle patterned paper
on top of the green section.
of the frame and attach a
button on top. Die cut ‘Hello’
from black card and fix to the
Fix a vellum panel to the pink banner.
back of a chipboard frame.

Which machine?
We love the compactness and
convenience of the Baby Blue
by Tattered Lace, £49.99,
crafting.co.uk

Feather garland
By Katie Skilton

1 Die cut a selection of


feathers from various
patterned papers. Cut out
the same amount from silver
glitter card then trim off the
bottom of each one. TO P T I P
2 Adhere this bottom piece
to the patterned feathers.
Fold the feathers down the
Use a hot glue gun to fix the
feathers to the twine

centre and attach to a length


of twine. Add a button and
gems to each one.

EVEN MORE

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Your FREE 100-page
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• Presents •

“Here’s to a brand new year, and a whole


new batch of cards to make and send to
loved ones. Get started with our gorgeous
card gallery using Dovecraft’s elegant
Couture De Jour collection and give your
next cardmaking project a touch of

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Parisian chic. If you know someone who
needs a pick-me-up, flick to our seven speedy cards on
p28 to whip up a quick, colourful greeting for them.
There’s something for the intermediate crafters too –
check out Marianne Fisher’s pretty pleating masterclass
on p30. You’re going to love it!”
ROSALIND MOODY, DEPUTY EDITOR

CARD
I D E AS

YOUR
New Year
cardmaking e
SORTED! thep
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n
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Parisian 10
SPRING
Sue Hughes takes inspiration from French
Boutique
IN S P IR E D
C A R DS
fashion for ten boutique-chic cards

F
or the perfect balance
of sophistication and
sweetness, look no
further than these ten girly
greetings by Sue Hughes,
made with Dovecraft’s new
Couture du Jour collection.
This range transports you
straight to the Champs-
Elysées for an afternoon
of boutique shopping and
luxury, right in your own
craft room. The vintage and
floral patterns perfectly
complement fashionable
motifs in beautiful pastel
spring shades with a hint of
glitter for extra glam. It’s so
easy to co-ordinate pieces
and create effortlessly
professional greetings.

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
Dovecraft Couture du
Jour collection 8” x 8”
paper pack, 12” x 12”
paper pack, glittered
decoupage pad, image
and sentiment clear
stamps, mini pegs, paper
flowers, embossing folder
Dies: frilled squares, THE INTERESTING SHAPE WILL
stitched circles, Special shoes STAND OUT ON THE SHELF
lace-edged circles,
decorative rectangles, 1 Die cut a white blank with a
13.5cm frilled square nesting
stitched rounded
rectangles
Ink pads: dark grey,
die, ensuring the top of the die
overhangs the fold to create a
shaped blank. Cut another
2 Emboss a pink stitched
die-cut circle with the
Couture du Jour folder, then
3 Stamp a sentiment onto
a 3cm x 3.5cm green
patterned die-cut shape,
blue, pink from pink card and mount onto attach to the centre. Assemble then mount on a slightly larger
Doilies the front, then repeat with layers of suitcase and shoe die-cut in pink card. Use
yellow card and dotty pink decoupage pieces and fix in 3D foam pads to stick the
Punches: lace-edged
paper in descending sizes. place with 3D foam pads on sentiment on the front and
border, corner
rounder, leaves the embossed circle. top with a pink paper flower.

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TO P T I P
Add a small dot of glue to the front, lining up with the You’re lovely
to the centre of each
butterfly, then gently lift
the wings so they look like
top edge.

3 Trim a floral image from


patterned paper, then
1 Layer a 12cm square of
green patterned paper
onto pale yellow card. Fix this
wooden peg to affix it to the
decoupage frame, securing
with a dot of adhesive. Finish
they’re flying round the corners using a panel onto a 14cm square of with two pearl dots in each
punch. Cut around the motif dotty pink paper mounted on corner of the green panel.

Butterfly wishes
from a second page and layer yellow card. Stick to the front
on top with 3D foam pads. of a 14.5cm square blank.

1 Mount a 14cm square of


green floral paper onto pink
Mount onto pale yellow card
and use more foam pads to 2 Assemble a bird and
makeup decoupage set A D O ILY
card, leaving a narrow border. secure onto the front. with 3D foam pads. Glue H E L PS T
O
4
Affix this to a 14.5cm square Stamp a sentiment onto onto an 11cm white paper doily BREAK U
blank. Glue a 12cm circle of dotty paper, then mount and adhere to the centre P
pink dotty paper in the centre. on yellow. Adhere to the top of the card.
M AT T E D

2 Cut the lower edge of a


7cm x 13cm piece of text
patterned paper into a fishtail
right corner with 3D foam
pads. Embellish with pearls, 3 Stamp a sentiment onto
pale yellow card, trim into
S Q UA R E
S
butterflies and a pink satin a fishtail banner and use a mini
and mount on pink card. Attach bow under the floral panel.

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Create a
Z - FO L D
CARD

Birthday rose
1 Fold the front of a 14cm
square blank in half, back
on itself, to create a Z-fold
card. Trim text patterned
paper to 6cm x 13cm, layer
on pink card leaving a narrow
border, then glue to the
left panel.

2 Layer a 13cm square of


floral paper onto pink card,
leaving a narrow border. Stick
this to the inside panel of the
card. Cut an 8.5cm circle from
the same paper, then trim
around parts of the rose image
and layer on top using 3D
foam pads.

3 Mount the circle onto pale


pink leaving a narrow
border, then stick to a 10.5cm
die-cut pink lace-edged circle.
Apply glue to the reverse of
the left side and stick it on the
left panel so it overlaps the
folded edge.

4 Stamp a sentiment onto


pale yellow card using pink
ink, cut out and blot ink around TO P T I P
the edges. Layer onto pink Reinforcing the back panel with
card use 3D foam pads to extra card will help support heavy
secure it in the top right decoupage layers on a tent-fold card
corner. Embellish the
sentiment with a butterfly.

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EMBOSS THE STAMPED IMAGES Sweet stamps
FOR AN EXTRA SPECIAL FINISH 1 Create a 12.5cm x 17cm
tent-fold blank, then layer
an 11.5cm x 16cm piece of blue
patterned paper onto pink
card, leaving a narrow border.
Attach to the base.

2 Trim a 5cm x 16cm piece


of text patterned paper
and a 3cm x 16cm of green
patterned paper. Mount each
on pink dotty paper, leaving
a narrow border. Affix them
to the base.

3 Stamp three Parisian


images onto white card,
colour with pencils, then cut
around each and mount on
pink dotty paper. Place the
corner of each inside a
wooden peg, then stick
to the front.

4 Stamp a sentiment on blue


patterned paper, mount on
pink card, then dab black ink
around the edges. Stick the
greeting to the front using 3D
foam pads, then embellish the
card with glittery butterflies.

Window
shopping
1 Matt an 11cm x 15.5cm piece
of pink dotty paper onto a
Fabulous frocks 12.5cm x 17cm blank. Glue an

1 Round the bottom corners 11.5cm x 16cm rectangle of


of a 12cm x 17.5cm tent-fold green patterned paper onto
base. Cut an 11cm x 16.5cm pale yellow card, then die cut
piece of pink dotty patterned an 8.5cm x 11.5cm rounded
paper, then layer onto pale rectangle from the centre.
yellow card, rounding the
bottom corners of both pieces. 2 Wrap pink dotty ribbon
along the left edge,
securing at the reverse, then
Matt onto the base.

2 Mount a 2.5cm x 16.5cm tie a bow in the same ribbon


piece of stripy paper onto and glue to the front with a
pale yellow, then use 3D foam paper rose on top. Stick three
pads to stick it 1cm in from more flowers along the bottom
the top edge. right corner of the aperture.

3 Assemble a circular dress


decoupage using 3D foam 3 Use 3D foam pads to
attach the completed panel
onto the front. Assemble
pads, then attach slightly to
the left of the card. Trim glittery boutique decoupage
around two more dresses layers using more foam pads,
from patterned paper and then stick in the centre of the
stick to the front using more window. Stamp a sentiment
foam pads. banner on pale

4 Embellish a wooden peg yellow card, cut


with a paper rose, then around, then
glue it to the top-left corner. adhere to the
Stamp a sentiment using pink
ink on yellow card, then cut a
Aperture top of the
decoupage.
3.5cm circle around it. Blot the inspo e
edges with pink ink, then place ag
inside the peg.
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Elegant easel
1 Fold the front of a 12cm
x 17cm tent-fold blank in
half inwards, then open out
and attach a 12cm x 17cm
rectangle of white card to
the lower half only to create
an easel card base.

2 Trim two pieces of green


patterned paper to 11.5cm
x 16.5cm, layer each onto pink
card, leaving a narrow border.
Attach them to the top and
bottom panels of the easel.

3 Die cut two 10cm x 15cm


decorative rectangles from
pink card. Emboss an 8cm
x 12cm piece of yellow card
and glue this onto one, then
secure it to the card front.
Stick an 8cm x 12cm piece of
rose patterned paper onto the
other die-cut shape and
attach to the lower panel.
CRAFT A
4 Assemble all the pieces
from a frame decoupage
kit, using 3D foam pads
UNIQUE CARD!

to secure. Attach to the


5 Stamp a sentiment onto
Dainty details matt the panel onto a 12.5cm

1
embossed yellow panel. Trim green patterned paper, x 18cm tent-fold blank.

2
Shape one long edge of a
motifs from rose patterned then trim around it creating a Attach a white paper doily
12cm x 17cm piece of pale
paper and layer onto the lower fishtail banner shape. Glue this so that it overlaps the
yellow card with a lace-edged
half of the rose panel inside onto the decoupaged motifs top-right corner. Assemble the
border punch, then trim floral
the card, using more foam pads on the lower panel. Embellish layers of a postcard decoupage
patterned paper to 10.5cm
to create a stopper for the top each decorative panel with kit using 3D foam pads, then
x 16.5cm and glue it on top.
part of the easel. four pink pearls. mount on pink card with
Mount this on pink card, then
rounded corners, leaving
a narrow border. Fix to
the centre.

3 Stamp a sentiment onto


pale yellow card, trim to
size, then use more foam pads
to affix it in the top-left corner.
Punch five leaves from green
patterned paper, then stick
one to the sentiment and four
around the bottom-right of the
decoupage image. Add paper
flowers on top, then decorate
with pink pearls.

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Boutique centre. Layer this onto pink border. Glue onto each greeting. Assemble the
mannequin card, leaving a narrow border. side of the gatefold front mannequin decoupage kit

1 Create a gatefold blank


by cutting white card to
Adhere to the inside of
the blank.
so the ribbons are at
opposite corners.
using 3D foam pads, then
stick to the centre panel.
18cm x 24cm then scoring 6cm
in from each short edge and
folding inwards.
3 Trim two 5cm x 17cm
panels from stripy paper,
wrap blue ribbon across one
4 Mount a 7cm x 14cm piece
of blue patterned paper
onto yellow then pink card,
5 Stamp a sentiment onto
pale yellow card, trim
around in a banner shape,

2 Trim patterned paper to


11cm x 17cm with the dress
form and chair motif in the
corner of each, securing at the
reverse, then mount each on
pink card leaving a narrow
leaving narrow borders.
Glue to the left side so that
it sits centrally on the closed
then fix below the decoupage
image. Decorate the corners
and sentiment with a few
pink pearls.

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Designer Y
Beverley has designed a bright and colourful beauty
that’s perfect if you’re starting to prepare for
springtime birthdays. The splatter of ink and red

DA
gemstones really bring this greeting to life and we

FOR T H E can’t wait to give it a try ourselves. Beverley has used

er le y
a stamp from Sheena Douglass’ Taste Of India

Bev
collection (crafterscompanion.co.uk) and
watercolour paints from Brusho Secrets

b er
(brushosecrets.com) to make the central motif.

K im
Find the easy step-by-step on our website.

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
Sheena Douglass
Henna stamp
Brusho paint powder:
Leaf Green, Lemon
Ink pads: black,
orange, yellow
Embossing powder: black
Stamping card
Masking fluid
Foam applicator

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S P E E DY C A R DS ★ S P E E DY C A R DS ★ S P E E DY C A R DS ★ S P E E DY C A R DS ★ S P E E DY

Speedy-make

S
ometimes, even the keenest
of crafters leave making a card to craft in ten minutes or less
to the last minute, and although one of our New
Year’s resolutions is to be more organised, it can’t hurt to
be prepared. In case you need a greeting faster than you
can say ‘PaperCrafter’ and you’re stuck for inspiration,
here are seven great cards you can whip up in ten minutes!

Heart to heart
MAKER: TRACEY DAYKIN-JONES
Adding a drop-shadow to your greetings creates the illusion
of 3D depth. For this design, die cut a heart aperture from
11cm squares of light blue and navy card and layer using 3D
foam pads, offsetting them slightly. Mount 11cm square
patterned paper onto yellow, then onto a 12cm square blank.
Use 3D foam pads to secure the blue panel in the centre.
Stamp a sentiment on a pink die-cut heart, then offset it on
a yellow one. Glue this at the right and embellish with gems.

Pretty pattern card, then use a white gel pen to add


stitched detailing around the edges.
MAKER: LOUISA MCLEAN Wrap a red ribbon around the front,
Embossing folders are a really useful tying in a knot at the front, then secure
time-saving tool. To create this design, with glue. Fix the sentiment to the top
place a 13cm square of blue card in an with 3D foam pads.
embossing folder and run through a
die-cutting machine. Lightly rub a
white ink pad over the design so that
the embossed pattern stands out.
Cut a simple sentiment from red

TO P T I P
Try lightly sanding the raised
design for a rustic look

Pack a
punch
MAKER: VICKY SHERIDAN
To make this design, cover a
12cm x 14cm blank in striped
paper. Round the corners of Caught a bug
an 11cm x 13cm white rectangle, MAKER: COLETTE SMITH
then glue on top. Stamp a Keeping shapes as simple as possible also
sentiment in the corner. Punch saves time and fuss. Stamp or draw a few
a 7cm circle from double-sided ‘splatter’ shapes onto white card. Colour, cut,
patterned paper and fold one then add googly eyes. Mount onto black card,
side in, then stick on the front. then stick to different lengths of 5mm wide
Stick a heart and triangle to acetate. Cover a 7cm x 11.5cm blank in blue
the bird’s body to make a tail paper, then add a chevron patterned panel to
and beak. Attach a black gem the bottom. Fold the acetate strips over the
for an eye, then draw on legs top edge of the blank, then secure on the
to finish. reverse. Stamp a sentiment on white card,
mount onto black, then fix to the right edge.

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Butterfly love
MAKER: KITTY FRAMPTON
Butterflies are an easy motif that look very effective when
grouped together. Mount a lattice-embossed square of white
card on four coloured cards, leaving a narrow border between
each, then tie a red ribbon around the bottom and secure on S AV E
the reverse. Stick onto a square tent-fold blank. Cut a large D IE - C U T
heart from white card. Punch butterflies in a range of sizes P IEC E S F
OR
and colours, then scatter and stick to the heart. Mount the FUTURE
heart in the centre, then embellish with pearls and gems. P RO JECT
S!

Thanks paper onto a 10cm x 16cm


MAKER: KEREN BAKER tent-fold blank, offsetting at
Layering simple rectangles of different angles. Arrange
different patterned papers alphabet dies on a 5cm x 15cm
under an aperture sentiment is piece of wood-patterned
a fast way to finish a card. paper, using washi tape to
Layer a 2.5cm x 15cm panel of secure. Remove the letters
blue patterned paper and 4cm and attach the aperture panel
x 15.5cm of green patterned to the centre of the card.

Stuck on you
MAKER: KATY LEITCH
To make the most of your stash and save
time colouring in, make a foam stamp to add
instant brightness to your card. To create
this design, stamp a cactus image and
outline onto an 8.5cm x 12.5cm piece of
white card. Repeat with a yellow flower on
another piece, then trim around and glue on
the plane. Place a dotty stencil over the
edges and blot with yellow ink, then stamp a
sentiment. Mount onto green card, then
stick to a 10.5cm x 13.5cm white blank.

• H OW TO C R E AT E •
quick foam stamps

1 Stamp an image onto a piece of


craft foam. Wait until it’s dry,
2 Mount the foam, stamped side
up, onto an acrylic block. Cover
3 Print over the top with black
ink and the original stamp to
then cut out with ink and stamp onto card add an outline

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★ Maste r c l a s s ★

Perfect pleating
Marianne Fisher gets creative with fun folding techniques

“Pleating adds such a


Inspire sophisticated touch to your
me makes, but it is so simple to do”
I really enjoy
experimenting with various JESSICA ELKIN, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
pleating folds. You can find
so many examples and
inspiration on Pinterest –
it’s such a helpful source for
crafty creativity. I used
a doily for the Fancy Frock
card, but it would work just
as well using a doily die and
textured paper.

Front to back
When you’re folding paper
at a diagonal angle, the
reverse of the paper will
be visible. I recommend
using double-sided
patterned paper for this
bit. With your chosen prints,
follow the instructions in
my projects, or if you’re
feeling adventurous,
try experimenting
with extra folds.

Keep it neat
If your folds aren’t precise
your pleated card can
look messy, so accurate
measurements are essential
for a professional finish. Be
certain where you want to
fold before you go ahead, and
marking a line with a pencil
and ruler can be quite
helpful. Use a bone folder to
give crisp folds – this is
especially important for TO P T I P
thicker paper and card. Practise the folding technique
on scrap paper first

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Fancy frock until you have folded all Wonderful


YOU WILL NEED:
1 Emboss white pearlescent the paper.

3
friend
1
card with the Make A Wish Cut out the final piece
Craft essentials (see p92) Matt a 14cm square of
embossing folder. Cut to 14cm of the doily to use as a
Embossalicious Make dark pink patterned paper
square and layer onto a slightly bodice, then fold both ends of
A Wish 6” x 6” onto a slightly larger piece of
larger piece of purple card. the pleated doily underneath
embossing folder pink card. Layer onto a 14.5cm
Wrap with ribbon and secure to create a skirt. Attach the
square blank.

2
Marianne Design on the reverse. Matt the panel two together and wrap a piece
Collectables flower Take an 8cm x 27cm
onto a 14.5cm square blank. of purple lace around the

2
die set piece of double-sided
Fold a purple doily in half waist. Stick to the card front.

4
patterned paper and score
Toile de Jouy Rose Red three times, unfold it and Die cut four butterflies,
8” x 8” paper pad vertically at 4cm, 5.5cm, 9cm,
cut along a fold line to the two from lilac card and two
10.5cm, 16.5cm, 18cm, 21.5cm
My Favourite Things centre. Make a mountain fold from purple. Layer together,
and 23cm. Mark down 4.5cm
Party Banner die with the first section and take then wrap twine vertically
on each of the short sides
Butterfly die the first fold to the second line. around the pair. Tie in a double
and 13.5cm on the long side.
Fold the second section in knot and trim to form an
Purple lace Cut diagonally from the 4.5cm
half to create a valley fold. antennae. Stick on either side
Purple doily marks to the 13.5cm mark.

3
Continue pleating in this way of the dress and embellish with
Make a mountain fold
Ink pad: pink purple pearls.
followed by a valley
fold twice. Wrap the ends
underneath and position pink
ribbon across the top of the
pleats. Stick to the centre of
card using double-sided tape.

4 Cut fishtails into both


ends of a 13cm piece of
ribbon, fold in half and add to
the centre of the pleats.
Position a ‘Wonderful friend’
sentiment on top. Die cut a
banner and two sets of
flowers from pale pink paper,
ink the edges and glue to the
card. Embellish with pink
pearls to finish.

Shop Stop
Embossalicious Make
A Wish embossing
folder, £4.75,
cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk
Marianne Design
Collectables flower die set
[COL1323], £4.39,
0800 033 7651,
buddlycrafts.com
Toile de Jouy Rose Red
8” x 8” paper pad, £6.45,
0113 287 7794,
craftworkcards.co.uk
My Favorite Things
Party Banner die, £5.50,
020 8224 9101,
diestodiefor.com

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Everyday
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Let your crafting
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Corinne Bradd's
feathery card

Start with...
b Tattered Lace die, 360863
Decorative Feather
b Card
b Washi tape
b Gems
b Adhesives

Feather Card
1 Die cut decorative feather shapes

Corinne’s Tidy Tips


from green and blue card, then glue
together so they overlap a little. Cut a
9cm x 13cm frame with an aperture,
5cm x 9.5cm, then glue to the centre
Our in-house crafter shares of a green blank, 10.5cm x 15cm. Fix
a few crafty pointers the feathers to the centre of the frame.

b Tattered Lace dies are very b This feather die is ideal to b If you use intricate thinlits
2 Die cut letters from pink card to
spell ‘Hello’. Lay them on a grid-
marked cutting mat, stick a piece of
delicate and look beautiful on fit along one edge of the plate a lot, consider getting another washi tape lightly over the top, then lift
your projects, though if you are when die-cutting, which is set of plates that are just for the letters from the mat. Glue the backs
having trouble removing the where most of the pressure will this type of die. Your plates will of them and fix to a small rectangle of
card before peeling away the tape.
leftover pieces of paper from be. If you find that part of the wear down less, meaning that
the metal frames, get them
out using a toothbrush.
die hasn't cut, add a section of
card below and put through the
both sets will have more usage
in the long-run.
3 Trim the rectangle into a neat tag,
shape and fix to the top-left of the
blank. Embellish with a gem, then
machine again. add three more to the bottom-right
corner to finish.

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PAPERCRAFTER PROMOTION

Shows you how


Start with... coats, working the brush in the same
direction for a smooth finish. Leave to
Create delicate bohemian dry completely.
b Wooden cotton
designs with this cute kit
from You Can Folk It! that
reels, two
b Folk It! Dotty Collection,
2 Lightly sketch a pencil line around
the shape, 7mm from the edge.
Use white paint on the large ball end
Sweetheart Designs of the tool to create a line of dots,
includes easy-to-use acrylic This kit contains: 3mm apart.
paints. Roses, hearts, dots,
and dashes are simply
b 3 acrylic paints
b 6 patterns 3 Use spirals of pink and white paint
in the centre of the heart to make
a cluster of roses. Use the smaller end
b transfer paper
made from paint applied b 1 dotting tool
of the tool to make a spray of smaller
rosebuds at one side.
with a ball ended tool b 6 heart shaped mount boards
b Instruction booklet with link to
an online video
4 Decorate the edges of the cluster
with comma-shaped leaves in
purple, then add decreasing lines of

Corinne’s
b Glamour dust dots to represent tendrils.

Pink reel
Top Tips:
See our shopping
list opposite Paint a small wooden cotton reel
pink, then leave to dry. Apply a row
line at the top-right and bottom-left of white hearts around one end,
of the shape. adding purple dots between each
l Dots: Use either end of a ball
ended tool to create same size dots. Dip into
paint so half the sphere is covered. Dot onto a
2 While the paint is still wet,
sprinkle a little glitter over, then
shake off the excess. Add a line of
one. When dry, wind baker’s twine
around the reel, leaving the painted
end uncovered.
surface no more than twice before re-dipping. pink dots between the white ones
Make bi-coloured dots by dotting one shade using a large ball end. Dot a small white Purple reel
from a larger ball and applying a second shade spot in the centre of each pink one. Create a spray of roses on one side of
in the centre of the first with a smaller one.
l Dashes: Dip a ball ended tool into paint 3 Create clusters of roses in the gaps
in the line using pink and white
paint. Add decreasing sized dots
a wooden cotton reel in purple and
white. Add small dots, then leave to
dry. Cut a length of baker’s twine and
and draw a short line onto your surface. Avoid around the roses to represent small fold in half. Knot the end and thread
making the line longer than 6mm as the paint flower sprays. the loop through a wooden bead.
may taper off. Slide the loop through the centre
l Hearts: Dip a ball ended tool into paint and Purple heart of the reel, then add a second bead.
make a comma shape. Dip again, then draw a
mirror image to create a heart. Fill in the centre
1 Mix purple and white paint, then
cover the heart with two thin
Secure the beads with a dab of glue
and use the loop to hang.
with dots of paint.
l Roses: Draw a tight spiral in one colour
using the large ball end of a tool. While the
paint is still wet, draw a second spiral in a
contrasting shade over the top in the opposite
direction. The two colours will merge unevenly,
creating a rose petal effect.

Cream heart
1 Sketch a very faint pencil line around a
heart blank, 1cm in from the edge. Apply
a line of white paint dots with a large ball
ended tool, 5mm apart. Leave gaps in the

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Design range for three maison makes stunning results!

Patiserrie Box 2 Fix two 1cm x 6cm pieces


3 Fold up and glue the house

1
of chipboard horizontally together. Slip it over the
Die cut a house shape from
onto the wrong side of the box base to hold it in shape,
YOU WILL NEED: a 21cm x 30cm sheet of
thick card. Lay flat, then cover
house shape, 6cm up from then fold in the top tabs,
Craft essentials (see p92) the bottom. Pop out windows, securing with glue. Fix a tiled
with cream brick patterned
a door, awning and a balcony panel from the decoupage
docrafts Deco Design paper. Score fold lines on the
range: Xcut house die set, from the decoupage sheet, sheet onto the pitched roof.
cream side, matching up with
Parisian decoupage pack then fix to a rectangular face Add a small decoupage pigeon
those on the die-cut piece.
of the house. Decoupage a to the top.
Chipboard: two Cut a box base from lilac card,
tree and bistro set onto the
1cm x 6cm pieces score and fold, then secure
adjacent wall.
with glue.

The door
opens out!

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Botanic
building
1 Create a die-cut house
from thick pink card,
then crease along each
perforated line. Flatten, then
use washi tape to position a
door and window dies on
one face. Run through a
die-cutting machine, then
repeat with windows on
two more walls.

2 Use the same dies, plus


the larger co-ordinating
window dies, on light pink
card. Remove the apertures,
then glue the window frames
and door onto the base.
Die cut three window-boxes
from lilac card, flowers
from blue and leaves from
green, then arrange under
the top windows.

3 Assemble the house,


then glue a 7cm square
of thick card to the bottom
as a base. Shape the roof,

Easy then fold a 7.5cm x 10.5cm


rectangle of grey card in half

assembly and stick it to the top so it


overlaps slightly on all edges.

4 Use the dormer window


and chimney stack dies
to cut from pale pink card,
then assemble and stick in
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frame from the darker pink,
plus two small heart shapes.

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Stick one heart above the
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Boutique card door. Create a roof for the
window by folding a 2cm
Carefully press out
elements from the x 3.5cm piece of grey card
decoupage kit to create in half.
a shop front, then snip the
roof piece in half. Arrange
the pieces on a 7cm
x 17.5cm blue blank, glue
down the windows and Parisian decoupage
door images, then use 3D pack, £4
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We know you
papercrafters will love Kitty
Frampton’s fab designs. They’re
so simple to create, especially
when you’ve got all
the papers you’ll need on the
following pages. Be sure to show
off your amazing creations
straight away!

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
PaperCrafter patterned
papers (p49)
Die-namics dies: Cause
For Celebration, Thanks
& Hello, Dainty Bow,
Fancy Butterflies
Nesting dies: round-
edged stitched rectangle,
stitched scallop-edged
circle, scallop-edged
circle, double-stitched
circle
Corner rounder
paper punch
Kraft paper bag
White doily

“Mount your backing papers onto


Best wishes white card to lift the bright colours
1 Create an 11.5cm x 14.5cm
tent-fold blank. Cut an
11cm x 14cm piece of red
and strengthen the whole project”
KITTY FRAMPTON, DESIGNER
background paper and
put aside. mounting onto white card as with a punch, then attach

2 Trim 4cm x 12.5cm strips of


paper from the blue and
before. Glue each banner onto
the red panel.
to the card front with 3D
foam pads.
yellow floral papers. Clip a
fishtail shape in the bottom
of each and mount onto
4 Trim an 11cm length of
white lace and glue across
the card, securing on the
5 Die cut ‘Best wishes’ from
white card and glue onto
the rectangle. Matt the
white card. reverse. Die cut a round-edged sentiment panel onto the

3 Cut a 3.5cm x 13cm piece


of the white floral paper
and cut one end into a fishtail,
stitched rectangle from more
red paper. Mount onto white
card and round the corners
banners and mount the entire
panel onto the blank.

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Hello you
1 Create a 12.5cm square
top-fold blank. Cut a 12cm
square of yellow spotty paper
and glue onto the card. Mount
a 10cm square of blue floral
paper onto white card and
adhere on top.

2 Cut a 3cm x 10cm strip of


red backing paper and glue
across the lower section of the
card. Die cut a butterfly from
red paper and white card, layer
together, bend the wings up
and glue onto the card front.

3 Die cut ‘Hello’ from white


card and attach to the red
strip. Add three blue brads
beside it with 3D foam pads
to finish.

Gift bag
1 Cut a 12.5cm x 16.5cm piece
of red patterned paper.
Matt a 10.5cm x 15cm panel of
yellow floral paper onto white
card and glue onto the red.
Attach the panel to the front
of the gift bag.

2 Die cut a stitched scallop-


edged circle from white
card and mount onto a white
paper doily. Die cut ‘Happy
birthday’ from blue card and
glue onto the circle.

3 Use the Dainty Bow die


to cut from red paper.
Assemble with glue and wrap
a 1cm wide strip of blue floral
paper to secure the middle,
then glue it onto the white
circle. Finish by attaching the
circle topper to the front of
the bag.

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Relight my fire
1 Trim a 5cm x 19.5cm strip
of the yellow spotty paper
and wrap it around the candle,
securing the ends with
double-sided tape. Stick
a 3cm x 17cm strip of red
patterned paper on top.

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Cut out assorted floral
images from yellow floral
paper. Arrange on the front
of the candle and secure
with 3D foam pads.

Shop Stop
Die-namics dies,
find stockists at
mftstamps.com

TO P T I P
Decorate a matching
tealight holder or dish for
the perfect gift set

Thanks a lot
1 Make a 10.5cm x 14.5cm
tent-fold blank. Cut a 9.5cm
x 13.5cm piece of white floral
paper, then matt it onto a 10cm
x 14cm panel of blue card.
Adhere to the blank.

2 Die cut a blue scallop-


edged circle and glue onto
a small white doily. Die cut
a piece of red card using a
stitched circle die and matt
onto the blue. Trim the side
and adhere to the card, lining
it up with the right edge of
the card.

3 Cut a fishtail end into a


1.5cm x 9cm strip of yellow
spotty paper and glue across
the circles. Die cut ‘Thanks’
from white card and
glue above.

4 Add a gingham bow and


three pearls to finish.

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Wish LIST
Create something dynamic with a spot of 3D crafting
Pop-up fun!
These Matchbox Pop-Up cards
from Hunkydory Crafts are perfect
if you’re new to three-dimensional
projects as they’re really simple to
make and create a very special
result. Once you’ve put each piece
together, simply pull open the
drawer and the motifs will pop up.
They make a great alternative to a
traditional greeting and are sure
to impress a crafty friend. Each set
makes four boxes and includes
instructions and envelopes.
Shimmering Pearl Matchbox
Pop-Up Cards, £5.99, 01772
272577, hunkydorycrafts.co.uk

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of Master Craftsman for eight, 01772 272577,
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A great challenge for
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Sunny

First
YOU WILL NEED: disposition
Craft essentials (see p92)
Hobbycraft Intricut
Dies: Fox, Tree,
1 Layer decreasing panels
of pink, orange and blue
patterned paper from the
Butterflies, Background Paradise Crush collection
Xcut Border English onto a 13cm x 18cm blank.
Countryside die set Trim two 1cm thick strips of
paper and add ribbon and

LOOK
Paper pads: Simply
twine to one. Glue both strips
Creative Folk Song, First
Edition Paradise Crush to the card, one along the
right-hand side and one
Paper punches: small
across the bottom.

2
heart, medium heart,
Die cut 8cm, 9cm and 10cm
small flower, dot border,
circles in lemon, gold glitter
diamond border,
and orange patterned papers.
corner rounder
Circle nesting dies
Embellishments: paper
flowers, buttons, clear TO P T I P
crystals, mini peg Die cut multiple
Acetate elements at once to
prepare a stash of motifs
Wire

INTRICUT DIES
for future projects

Rebecca James tries out amazing


Intricut dies from Hobbycraft

On trend
Delicate detailed dies are all the rage
in the crafting world at the moment
and these Intricut dies from
Hobbycraft are no exception. From
filigree characters and beautiful
iconic wedding motifs to stunning corners and
borders, there really is something for everyone
within the range.

Neat and tidy


The precision cutting achievable makes the quality
of these dies superb. Whether your cardmaking taste
is contemporary or more traditional, you’ll be able
to find a design suitable for the project you are
crafting next.

Plenty of possibilities
The designs available are incredibly versatile,
allowing you to create stunning centrepieces, simple
silhouettes, dainty backgrounds and paper-pieced
images. You can even use the dies as a mask for wet
stencil inking or colouring in. Try it for yourself!

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Matt on top of each other and
position in the top-left of the
design. Use dark brown paper 3D beauty 2 Create a fishtail banner to the acetate using 3D foam

1
to cut the Intricut tree and from a strip of 10cm x 19cm pads. Place crystals behind the
Cover the front of a
pale brown paper to create a mint coloured paper and add acetate and adhere a square
14.5cm x 21cm tent-fold
trunk. Stick the lighter paper to the right of the yellow panel. of floral paper with more foam
blank with grey Folk Song
behind the tree. Layer smaller banners in pads to seal the crystals inside.
paper. Using a punch, round

3 Adhere to the card front, narrow strips of grey, green Attach the entire centrepiece
the corners of a 14cm
overlapping branches over and floral patterned papers on to the front of the design
x 20.5cm piece of green
the nesting circles. Die cut two top. Wrap 3cm wide ribbon with pads.

4
patterned paper and a
birds from pink glitter paper and twine around all the panels. Add a ‘Happy birthday

3
13.5cm x 20cm panel of
and position in the tree. Using pale green paper, to you’ sentiment to the
yellow patterned paper.
Arrange six paper roses die cut the Intricate bottom of the frame and place
Matt the yellow onto the
and eight punched hearts on Background and adhere to a gems around the edges.
green and add to the card
wire at the base of the tree 12.5cm square piece of acetate. Complete the design with
using 3D foam pads.
and embellish with gems and Add a 1cm wide peach border a trio of punched flowers.
a sentiment.

Intricate
layering

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3D DIE
CUTTING

Feeling foxy 9cm orange one, then matt and position more grass of white card onto 9.5cm x

1
both onto an 11cm grey circle. around its feet. Stick a 12cm of glittery floral paper.
Cover a 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Die cut a grass border from punched heart to the fox’s Pierce a dotty border around
top-fold blank with floral
mint paper and place across chest and add buttons, gems the edge. Add a 3cm wide
patterned paper. Mount 9cm
the circles, then attach to the and a sentiment to finish. orange banner to the bottom
x 13cm of mint patterned paper
card with 3D foam pads and of the panel and layer
onto a 9.5cm x 15cm piece of
trim the excess.
Make a wish a 2cm wide strip panel on

3
orange card. Add a 2.5cm wide

1
Die cut two fox shapes top, along with a 1.5cm thick
fishtail banner across the Create a border with dot
from brown and orange fishtail banner.

3
bottom of the panel and and diamond punches along
card. Cut the body once more Wrap twine around the
adhere a narrow strip of pink the right-hand side of a 10.5cm
and the head a further two layered panel and stick
paper on top with brown string x 15cm landscape blank, then
times, then layer each die-cut to the greeting with 3D foam
wrapped around it. Stick the cover with pearlescent
together. Cut the face, chest pads. Die cut a butterfly from
panel to the greeting with butterfly paper from the
and tail from cream and add to grey card and place it on the
3D foam pads. Paradise Crush collection.

2 2
the outermost fox. Add to the left of the card. Mount a
Layer an 8.5cm zigzag Using 3D foam pads,
card front with 3D foam pads die-cut greeting onto glittered
patterned circle onto a mount a 9cm x 11cm piece
paper and add to the centre
of the shape. Embellish with
a bow.

4 Layer a ‘Happy birthday’


sentiment onto patterned
paper and decorate with pearls
and a mini peg. Cover the
inside of the card with

Shop Stop
Hobbycraft Intricut dies,
from £12, 0330 026
1400, hobbycraft.co.uk
Simply Creative Folk song
paper pad, £3.75, First
Edition Paradise Crush
paper pad, £10.15,
craftelier.co.uk
Xcut Border die set,
£19.95, paper punches,
from £3, 01754 612050,
cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk

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Q: How do
Q: What craft I design a
projects will romantic ‘save
uplift me in the date’ card?
the new year? VICKY
JOANNA SHERIDAN SAYS:
SHEEN SAYS: Let your guests
There’s plenty you know about an
can make in 2017 exciting event with
that will make a beautifully handcrafted card.
January’s long days speed up They don’t have to match the
and springtime arrive faster. actual invites, so take the
How about Craft Consortium’s opportunity to try a new
elegant decoupage paper, theme or technique. Play with
which promises good things colours, motifs and fonts to
to come? Each set contains create something that will
three sheets, measuring 35cm get guests excited for the
x 40cm, that will easily cover occasion. Bear in mind the date
larger areas. The papers are by which they must be posted
and the number of cards you
need to make, and tailor your
design accordingly. I’ve gone
for a classic vintage theme and TO P T I P
focussed on a pretty clip art Search online for fonts
image printed on damask that are free to download.
coloured card. A length of lace This card’s sentiment used
or ribbon will add a touch of Kunstler Script
luxury to the look; use a good
quality double-sided tape (from
stix2.co.uk) to fix such Vicky Sheridan runs a craft
elements to the card. Make blog at blush-crafts.com and
your own rolled roses with a loves to knit, sew and crochet
flower die or buy them
ready-made to save time.
Finish by applying glitter glue
ag e
ep
around the image to make
the design sparkle!
n th
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Q: How can I Firstly, print the online template
at papercraftermagazine.
element before you begin
cutting the design as it’s much
Keren Baker is a professional
crafter based in Liverpool
create a ‘Happy co.uk and trace it onto harder to do vice versa. and enjoys leading

New Year’ card? lightweight card. Score one


central fold and two side folds,
Finish your card by layering
Sweet Celebrations patterned
crafty workshops

KEREN plus a tab either side, and your paper from My Favorite Things
BAKER SAYS: sentiment will jump out at the and using stamps to decorate
Pop-up elements recipient with a bang! Follow the front and inside panels of TO P T I P
are still popular with the step-by-step below to the card. Whoever your Always cut the smallest
cardmakers, but to recreate my design, but be sure recipient is, they’ll love the elements first such as the
match them with the current to practise the lettering on effort that has gone into it. middle of round letters
trends, why not create a panel scrap paper first. Remember to and the tails on ‘y’
with a papercut sentiment? score and fold the pop-out

USE YOUR
online
TEMPLATE

• S T E P- BY -S T E P •
How to papercut a pop-up panel

1 2 3 4
Download the template from Flip it over to the blank side. Score and fold along the Using a sharp knife, cut out
our website. Trace onto card Draw the sentiment lettering, indicated lines on the reverse, the letters. Back with glittery
and mark the score lines making sure the letters aren’t then flip back to the paper, line up the central fold
too small or fiddly. Cut out sentiment and repeat with the inside fold of the
the panel blank and stick the tabs
underneath panels of paper
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QUICKFIRE Q: When hot foiling,

questions how do I get the foil


to stick down
properly?
CORINNE BRADD SAYS:
Hot foiling works best on a

Q: What is your crafty slightly rough card surface


at the correct temperature.
New Year's resolution? No glue is used when hot
foiling; it is simply the heat that
“To use up most of my stash transfers it onto the card surface.
before buying anything else. Most DIY hot foilers, whether they
It's much easier said than done!” are letterpress style or laminator type,
CHARLOTTE PAULS, are designed to automatically keep
PAPERCRAFTER READER the optimum temperature and speed
for their own brand of foil. There may
be a slight variation in temperature
“I must tidy my craft room, amongst different brands so it’s worth
which is bursting at the seams! testing a new packet before you
embark on a major project. You can Corinne is an in-house designer
I intend to donate my unwanted
hot foil onto smooth, polished card for PaperCrafter and shows you
craft items to a local U3A
but I’d recommend allowing the all the crafting possibilities with
cardmaking group”
project to cool before you peel your free gift each month at
CHRISTINE MOSES, away the carrier film. youtube.com/thecraftschannel
PAPERCRAFTER READER

“I'm going to start designing


craft downloads again. My
creativity has taken a long
holiday, but this year I want
to get back into it”
JEAN KING,
PAPERCRAFTER READER Classic cuts
“I want to carry on with Project The popular TV series may have
Life and get ahead on cards for ended but you can still get your
2017. Before that, I plan to give Downton Abbey fix with a new
my craft room a good clean to collection of metal dies from
get things back in order!” Crafter’s Companion. The classic
Edwardian theme is perfect for
HELEN PARKAR, adding decorative flourishes to
PAPERCRAFTER READER your projects. Use swags and bows
to embellish cards or gift boxes
“I'll try and use up what and give a nod to the elegant style
I already have in my stash of a bygone era. £4.79, 01388
before shopping for more. 663251, crafterscompanion.co.uk
It should be easy but I keep
buying on impulse”

Get in
JUDITH BAKER,
PAPERCRAFTER READER

Next month's question:


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5
Resolutions
CRAFTY
New Year’s
YOU SHOULD MAKE
Your guide to creating promises
you’ll actually stick to

I
t’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new year...
for papercrafting! We’ve taken five common
resolutions and offered you a practical
alternative that really will help you become a better
crafter. Take all the inspiration you can and use our
advice to work your new mantras into your daily
crafting. Which promises will you adopt for
yourself? Let us know by getting in touch via
Facebook or Twitter @papercraftermag!

1 INSTEAD OF “I WILL
KEEP MY CRAFT ROOM
TIDY” SAY “I’LL TAKE
EXPERT CARE OF MY
TOOLS AND
EQUIPMENT”
Have you ever heard people say that a messy
space is a creative space? Though that might
2
Instead of “I will
well be us crafters talking, we think it’s
certainly true for a lot of people. Create &
not buy more
Craft USA blogger Jinger Adams says: “When stamps or dies
I’m in the crafting groove and the creativity every month” say
is flowing, I don’t want to interrupt myself
to tidy up. Sometimes I let it get to such a
“I’ll go back to
severe point that I can’t even see my worktop my oldest
most-loved dies
JINGER’S CRAFT ROOM
or the carpet!” AT HOME IN UTAH, USA
Instead of focussing on tidiness, instead
promise your notions, materials and any and use them in
extras that you will look after them so that any a new way”
mess that does occur won’t cause them
damage. That means putting dies, embossing
folders, stamps and inks – you name it – back
in its packaging and storing them away at the
end of the day, as well as doing any cleaning or
fixing that needs to be done before you forget.
READ OUR TOOL TIPS AT
PAPERCRAFTERMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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3 INSTEAD OF
“I WILL KEEP MY
BULLET JOURNAL
IMMACULATE” SAY
“I’LL MAKE A LIST OF
ALL THE PROJECTS I WANT
TO MAKE AND CROSS THEM
OFF AS I COMPLETE THEM”
4 Instead of “I will make and send all
my family members and friends
regular cards” say “Each month
I’ll make someone smile with
something I’ve made for them”
So what if your latest few pages aren’t a work Our power as papercrafters ‘punny’ designs will keep you going all the
of art? Your bullet journal should double up as means that we can make way up until World Happiness Day in
anything else you want it to be, meaning its someone feel good without November. By then, you’ll be onto finishing
priority shouldn’t be neatness. even having to be there. your 2017 Christmas cards!
Instead, use the wonder of lists and note There doesn’t even need to
down the page and issue numbers of your be a reason or a special
favourite projects in PaperCrafter. On new occasion to send a card,
pages, sketch out your own card designs and apart from, of course,
stick paper samples next to them. just ‘because’!
Sammy Claridge, who runs the blog Live It Be inspired this January
Love It Make It, uses a planner as an outlet for by our fab blog ‘10 No
her creativity. “I go colour and sticker crazy in -Occasion Cards to Spread
FIND INSPIRATION AT

5
my planner. The thing I find most useful is to Happiness’. The precious,
PAPERCRAFTERMAGAZINE.CO.UK
be able to look back and see what effect the
things I was doing had on my mood’. Great
idea, Sammy – we might try that ourselves! INSTEAD OF “I WILL
We love seeing you show
BECOME A BETTER off your latest designs, and
PAPERCRAFTER” SAY our Facebook community is
“EVERYTHING I MAKE just the place to do it. Show
I’LL LOVE, BECAUSE us your favourite makes on
I’VE DESIGNED IT IN our Monday round-up by
MY PERSONAL STYLE” posting on our wall and using
For us, papercrafting is our way of expressing the hashtag #MondayMakes,
ourselves. When it comes to paper projects, and we could even share it
we don’t necessarily care about what is ‘good’ and show off your projects
L PLANNER
or ‘bad’, just how much we enjoyed making it. for you!
OLOURFU
SAMMY’S C

THE TEAM SHARE THREE CRAFTY PROMISES...


Have you only ever used
your stamps with ink? This
year, it’s time to try new “In 2017, “This year, “My crafty
textures instead of buying I want to I vow not to resolution is
experiment keep my craft to learn a new
new designs. For example,
more with stash – books, technique.
invest in a dry embossing colour. We tools, yarn, I want to get
pad to give stamps a sticky all have our crochet hooks, out of my
surface, then heat emboss favourite shades or magazines, everything – in one creative rut, so I’m going
using coloured powder. You combinations, but I’ll be place. I’ll spread it out between to attend more workshops
could even try embossing stepping out of my comfort bedroom drawers, the spare to get inspired!”
glitter instead to give a motif zone which I hope will room and my car. You never JESSICA ELKIN,
some glamourous sparkle. produce exciting results” know when you’re going to get EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
It’s the same with dies – ELAINE BENNETT, the opportunity to craft!”
they’re so versatile that if EDITOR ROSALIND MOODY,
you’re creative, you’ll never DEPUTY EDITOR
fall out of love with any of
the ones in your stash.
Try our fancy flip-its
masterclass on p68, which
will show you how to cut Whether or not you take any of
simple shapes into z-fold
cards and create a double-
these on board, we hope you have
sided sentiment panel [left]. fabulous fun and, most of all,
Your lucky recipients will be crafty New Year’s Eve celebrations.
so impressed with all of your Here’s to 2017 – hip hip, hooray!
amazing innovations!
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Butterfly kisses
Hunkydory’s latest luxury kit makes cardmaking a breeze
The new Flutterbye Rainbow collection from Hunkydory
gives you eight topper sets filled with beautiful foiled
die-cuts, blanks and box templates that you can pop out and
craft with. The papers are all at least 300gsm in weight, so
your stash will love them. If you’re after maximum impact
with minimal effort, Ingrid Vichova’s how-to and this kit
are what you’ve been waiting for.

With love Fly away


YOU WILL NEED: 1 Cut the rainbow flower A4 card to 16.5cm
x 21cm and fold in half. Pop out a gold strip 1 Cut the purple A4 card to 14cm x 28cm
and fold in half to create a square blank.

Craft essentials (see p92)


from the matching decoupage sheet and add
across the top of the flowers. 2 Using tacky glue, add a silver strip from
the decoupage sheet between the foiled

2
Hunkydory Flutterbye Adhere a circular butterfly motif to the right and plain sections of the blank.

3
Rainbow Luxury Card of the card, using 3D foam pads for some Pop out and adhere the circular
Collection parts and glue for others, to create different decoupage pieces over the silver strip,
dimensions. Do the same with the small ‘With using 3D foam pads and glue. Fix a ‘Best
love’ sentiment disc. wishes’ sentiment to the left.

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Butterfly
accordion 2 Thread the acetate
sheet through both TO P T I P

1
parts then adhere the two Follow the marks that show you where
Pop out the decoupage blanks together with the acetate sheet should be adhered
pieces from the relevant double-sided tape.

3
sheet. Remove the clear To finish, decorate
acetate die-cut from a the acetate with Golden kisses
1
separate sheet. Burnish the die-cut butterfly motifs Remove the yellow butterfly pieces from the
score lines on both of the and a sentiment. decoupage card. Adhere three butterfly
two blanks.
shapes together with double-sided tape on the
body only.

2 Fix these to the front of the yellow blank,


without folding the scored section. Decorate
the front design with a round ‘Butterfly kisses’
sentiment and a small gold butterfly.

3 Decorate a square envelope to match by


adding two trimmed strips from the
decoupage sheet and three butterfly motifs.

TO P T I P
Use a craft knife to gently separate
the decoupage pieces from the sheet
to prevent any tearing

Lovely
layers

FUN
PRESENTATION
Card box
IDEA
of the box, alongside a piece of silver Shop Stop
1 Pop out the box template and make
it up using a bone folder and
double-sided tape.
glitter washi tape.

3 Add a small matching butterfly to


the lid. Use a glue dot on the inside
Hunkydory Flutterbye Rainbow
Luxury Card Collection,
£24.99, 01772 272577,

2 Trim two strips from the leftover


decoupage sheet and add to the top
of the box to keep it closed once your
card is inside.
hunkydorycrafts.co.uk

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A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A

Masterclass
Colette Smith
★ shows us a clever
★ way to send loved

Fancy flip-its
ones not one,
but two sweet
sentiments at once

Economical
Ideas
‘Flip-it’ or ‘swing’ cards
are so on-trend at the moment in the
papercrafting world, and you can buy dies that
cut the moving part for you. Because these can
be quite expensive, I have designed three cards
that show you how to make your own using
simple dies you’ll have in your stash. One uses
a circle, another a fancy square and the third
card features a star.

Fun for everyone


The great thing about these cards is that they
will suit all sorts of recipients. Simply choose a
design, image or phrase, stick it to a shaped
die-cut panel on the front and, when your
loved one opens the card, the panel will flip
over to reveal another image or follow-on
phrase. Once you’ve mastered the technique,
they are really quick and easy to make.

From stash to swing


You can experiment with most shaped dies
for the flip section, placing them anywhere on
the fold. The handshots on the right will help
you to create a 15cm square card when folded
which can then be trimmed to any size of
blank. Have fun!

YOU WILL NEED:


Use
Craft essentials (see p92) simple
Patterned papers: Simple
Stories Let’s Party, Bo shaped
Bunny Believe
Paper Smooches stamps:
dies
Bee Mine, Incognito,
Glasses
Hello honey
1 2 3
Dies: My Favorite Things Following the step-by-step Die cut hexagons from Trim two 6.5cm circles of
Die-namics Hexagons, white card and attach to the
on the right, create a flip different shades of yellow
Sizzix Framelits Stars
card with a 7.5cm circular card and arrange along the front and back of the flip panel.
Primitive, Paper
panel. Fold and trim the bottom of the blank. Cut For the front, stamp, colour and
Smooches Clouds
blank to 15cm x 15.5cm when clouds from white card and cut out a bee, then glue to the
Nesting dies: circles, opened out (10.5cm x 15cm secure along the top. top side. Print a hive, hearts and
fancy squares when closed). ‘Hello honey’ sentiment and fix
Ink pad: black to the back panel.
Promarkers

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E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★ M A S T E RC L A S S ★

Super specs size as the flip panel and

1 Follow the step-by-step to


create a flip card blank with
an 8.5cm fancy square panel.
secure one to each side.

3 Cut two white 6cm fancy


squares. Stamp large
Stick a 6.5cm x 14cm section of spectacles and a ‘You nerd’
pink paper to the left and 9cm sentiment on one, colour and fix
x 14cm panel of striped paper to the front of the flip panel.
on the right. Print ‘You’re spectacular’ and

2 Die cut two fancy squares


from green card the same
small spectacles on the other
and secure to the back to finish.

• S T E P- BY -S T E P •
create a flip panel

Colette’s
Top Tips
1 2
Only place the cutting
pads up to the score
Cut card to 15cm x 20cm. Position it Score down each line. Use the
line before running the
landscape, measure 7.5cm and 10cm markings to line up the centre of card through the
from the left edge, and draw lines the die with the 7.5cm crease and die-cutting machine,
down at these points on opposite sides place the card on your cutting mat otherwise you will cut
of the card out the shape from the
blank completely
Experiment with
different shapes and
sizes of die, but make
sure that the centre of
the die is always lined
up centrally with the
left-hand score line
If you don’t want to use
dies at all, create a flip
card by drawing around
an object or shape
and cutting up to the
vertical score lines
with a craft knife

3 4
If you’re experimenting
with different sized
Lay the top cutting mat only up to the Erase any pencil marks. Close the cards, use scrap paper
fold line. Cut, turn the blank around card along the z-fold to create a to make a template and
and repeat up to the other scored line. 15cm base and trim the sides. write down any
measurements for
Stick patterned paper, die-cut on one Decorate the swing panel with
side each, around the swing panel sentiments on either side
future reference
ag e
th ep
n
Tur
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You’re a star! large stars from pink card


Shop Stop
1 Following the handshots,
create a card with an 11.5cm
and fix to each side of the
flip panel. Paper Smooches Bee Mine and Incognito

3
star-shaped flip panel. Cover Cut three smaller stars in stamps, approx £12 each, Glasses stamp,
the left side with 6.5cm x 13cm green, turquoise and white, approx £5, papersmoochesstamps.com
yellow star patterned paper then layer and matt onto the MFT Die-namics Hexagon, £10, Paper
and the right with 9cm x 13cm front star. Die cut a smaller Smooches Clouds, £8, 020 8224 9101,
multi-coloured paper from the white star, stamp a sentiment diestodiefor.com
Let’s Party paper pad. onto it and secure it to the

2 Fold the blank and trim to inside shape. Decorate the Simple Stories Let’s Party Paper Pad, £5.99,
13cm square. Die cut two front panels with gems. Bo Bunny Believe Paper Pad, £5.95,
craftie-charlie.co.uk

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r
T - i e d Die’sire
- & ed
T e s t Edge’ables dies
Jenny Pearce reviews sweet sentiment dies from the
new range of Edge’ables by Crafter’s Companion

Crafter’s Companion’s
Die’sire Edge’ables metal
dies are the perfect addition
to your toolbox. Recreate my
pink card and use it to make
a simple sentiment border strip, or if you
want to craft a design similar to the green
greeting (overleaf) simply align the die-cut
words so they overlap a fold or spine of the
card. You could even feature a sentiment
diagonally as well as inside an aperture, just
like my lilac card. There are so many ideas
you can try with these products, and I think
my next project will involve die cutting with
them down the inside edges of a gate-fold
card. Wish me luck!

YOU WILL NEED: SHOW US


Craft essentials (see p92)
YOUR VERSION
Die-sire Edge’ables dies:
Friends Like You, Thank ON FACEBOOK
You Very Much, Happy BY TAGGING
Birthday to You, To The US @PAPER
Moon and Back, The
Best of Luck CRAFTERMAG!
Die Cuts With A View
DIY Project Stack: Basics, birthday’ from pink card and sticker down the middle of the
Birds and Butterflies colour with pink and red inks. bodies, decorate with gems,
When dry, fix across the then stick to the card.

5
Paper punches: petals,
centre of the card with 3D Punch a flower from pink
leaf frond, flowers,
Happy birthday foam pads and apply glitter card and brush the edges

1
5cm circle, heart,
Create a white 15cm x 21cm glue with a paintbrush. with pink ink, then layer on top

3
corner rounder
blank and use a punch to Use the same die to cut of three punched red leaves.
Ink pads: pink, red, lilac round the corners. Use the another sentiment from red Fix onto the card with 3D
Outline stickers: silver ‘Happy birthday to you’ die card and trim three flourishes foam pads.
Silver star sequins
Glitter glue
to cut a stencil from acetate.
Use it to print the background
design, once across the top
from it. Brush them with glitter
glue and fix onto and around
the die-cut sentiment. Add
6 Cut three more leaves from
white card and three small
flowers from pink. Stick them
Paintbrush
and again at the bottom of ‘to you’ below it with gems. onto the large flower with 3D

4
Acetate the card, with pink ink. Pop out butterfly motifs foam pads, add pearls, then
Allow to dry. from the paper stack and finish with a final flower next

2 Repeat above and below


the original prints, this time
ink the edges of the wings.
Layer up in pairs, bending up
to the main sentiment.

p age
the
using less ink. Die cut ‘Happy the top wings. Add an outline
n
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Friends like you


1 Create a 10.5cm
x 21cm landscape blank.
Concertina fold a 15cm x 21cm
and stick below the ‘Friends
like you’ greeting. Wrap with
white ribbon and secure on
TO P T I P
To give the moon more
texture, lightly rub
piece of card at 5cm intervals the reverse. blending chalk around

“Play around and attach the back panel to


the reverse of the first blank’s 4 Pop out several butterfly
shapes from the paper
the edges and in
the middle
with the die-cut front flap. Trim the front of stack and lightly curl the wings.

sentiments by
the folded section with Attach to the card with 3D
decorative-edge scissors. foam pads and top with gems.
splitting up the
words, or even
2 Die cut a ‘Friends like you’
sentiment from green card.
Line it up along the top fold of
5 Punch leaves and flower
heads from white and
turquoise card and layer Shop Stop
individual letters, the back card and stick down.
Die cut a ‘Thank you so very
together, attaching to the card
with 3D foam pads. Add three
Die’sire Edge’ables
dies, £11.99 each,
to spell out much’ sentiment from darker mini turquoise flowers to the cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk
different green card and glue across
the front panel.
ribbon and decorate the
centres of each with gems.
Die Cuts With A View
messages”
3 Trim the top of a Finish with a bow on the front
paper stacks, £17.99 each,
7cm x 21cm panel of fold and more gems. 01902 897096,
ROSALIND MOODY, sunrisecrafts.co.uk
turquoise patterned card
DEPUTY EDITOR
with decorative-edge scissors

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Moon and back


1 Create a 15.5cm square
blank. Open out and die cut
panel and matt purple card
on top.
on top of the other with 3D
foam pads.
the sentiment diagonally across
the centre of the front fold.
Measure a 1cm border around
3 Add an 11cm wide triangle
of chevron patterned
paper to the bottom-right
5 Die cut a ‘You are the best’
greeting from purple card.
Stick two words to each heart,
“Create bespoke
sentiments for
the top and left sides and use
to draw an aperture outline.
corner of the front. Use strips
of Silver Line sticker to line all
then punch two leaves from
white card and stick them
your friends and
Cut from the front layer only, four sides of the card and below. Top the card with bows family using
meeting each end of the below the die-cut sentiment, and purple gems.
co-ordinating
sentiment to form a
triangular gap.
mitring the corners.

4 Punch two hearts from 6 Punch a circle from white


card. Brush the edges with papers and
2 Back the aperture with a
15.5cm square piece of
acetate. Stick blue diagonally
white card. Matt onto
purple and add dots around the
edges in purple pen. Stick to
lilac ink, add glitter glue to
the right half and stick to the
acetate. Decorate the acetate
Die’sire
Edge’ables dies”
lined paper to the back inside the card, layering one slightly with star sequins to finish.
JENNY PEARCE, DESIGNER

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squeaky
clean
Spoil someone special
with handmade soap in
gorgeous packaging

T
hese three mini
makes by Corinne
Bradd have been
designed to house luxury
soaps up to 6cm wide. We’ve
used beautiful heart-shaped
lovelies from The Soap
Kitchen, which you can
make yourself at home with
the company’s easy-to-use
embossed moulds. Use your
zingiest papers for this
speedy gift idea.

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
Acetate
Washi tape

Yellow
matchbox
1 Score an 11cm square of
card 2.5cm in from each
edge. Clip the intersections of with floral motifs. Insert the 22cm strip of patterned paper. clip and fold up as before
the score lines to make tabs tray into the sleeve and secure Add another 6cm paper circle to make a lid.

3
and fold up into a tray. by tying with the ribbon. to the base. Clip a 6cm square of clear

2 Cut an 11cm square of


patterned paper, score as
before but cut away the Mini basket
4 Bend a 1cm x 15cm card
rectangle and fix the ends
acetate and glue inside
the lid to cover the aperture.
to the inside of the basket to Decorate the lid with
intersections at the corners
completely. Fold up and slip
inside the tray as a liner.
1 Cover one side of a 6cm
card circle with patterned
paper. Score a 3cm x 22cm
make a handle. Embellish with
washi tape and floral motifs.
floral motifs.

3 Cover a 6cm x 21cm strip


of card with patterned
strip of card 5mm from one
long edge. Clip a small fringe Aperture box
paper and score across at 5cm,
2.7cm, 6.2cm and 2.7cm. Wrap
it around the tray, securing the
in this scored section.

2 Wrap the strip around the


circle and secure. Fold
1 Repeat step 1 and 2 of the
yellow matchbox, covering
the outside with washi tape.
Shop Stop
Make these soaps with a
overlap underneath.

4 Slip the sleeve off the tray


and fix lengths of narrow
and glue the fringe to the
underside of the disc with 2 Cut a 10.3cm square of
card and cover with
Heart Shaped Embossed
Soap Mould, £4.79 for a
tacky glue. patterned paper. Cut a 4cm set of five, 01237 420872,
ribbon inside the base of it.
Decorate the top of the sleeve 3 Cover the outside of the
basket with a 2.5cm x
circle from the centre. Score
all sides 2cm from the edges,
thesoapkitchen.co.uk

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Caring I t’s easy to create charming and
professional-looking cards that appeal

creatures
to everyone using sweet stamps and
blendable markers – without needing the
skills of the old masters. The secret to
success with this technique is blending,
which creates the illusion of depth.
Our new designer Karin Åkesdotter has
demonstrated the simple technique in her
five debut cards. The bright and fresh hues
Stamp and colour five friendly greetings, complete the look and would work well for
taking inspiration from Karin Åkesdotter male and female recipients of any age.

GET TO KNOW 2-step


Karin
AT PAPERCRAFTER
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BLOG

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Critters at the Dog Park,
Hello Bab, My Favorite
Things Top Dog, Lucky
Dog, Mama Elephant
Purrfect Pair, Avery
Elle Band Camp
8.5cm stitched square die
Ink pad: black
Copic markers

Love cats
1 Die cut an 8.5cm stitched
square from white card.
Top dogs
2 3
Stamp two cats, a heart and

1
Stamp two dogs and three Glue two tennis balls to
fish at the bottom, plus a Create a 9cm x 12cm
tennis balls onto white the front, then attach the
sentiment at the top. Mount tent-fold blank. Trim
card, then cut one of the dogs panel and third ball to the
the square on grey card. a slightly smaller white card

2
in half. Colour using Copic blank using 3D foam pads.
Colour the images with rectangle, then cut a 7cm
markers, then trim around Attach the dogs with more
Copic markers. Use 3D circle aperture from the top
leaving a narrow border. foam pads, tucking the
foam pads to stick the panel half. Stick 6cm x 8cm of blue
Stamp a sentiment on the trimmed dog behind the
to the front of an 11cm square dotty paper, then 4cm x 8cm
bottom of the panel. window and overlapping the
blank covered with blue of grass-shaped green dotty
aperture with the other one.
plaid paper. paper to the card front.

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D
S TA M P E
IM AG E S
B E H IN D “Build up colour gradually,
RES it’s easier to add more than to
A P E RT U
start over if you go too dark”
JESSICA ELKIN, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

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Dog with a bone
1 Matt light blue patterned paper
onto a 9cm x 12cm card blank.
Trim a 7.5cm x 10.5cm piece of green
card, then layer a stitched rectangle
die-cut on top. Attach to the front
using 3D foam pads.

2 Stamp a sentiment, sausage dog


and bone onto white paper.
Colour the images with Copic
makers, then cut out. Shape the
sentiment into a speech bubble.
Arrange on the green panel and
secure with 3D foam pads.

Playful pooches
1 Trim a piece of blue patterned
paper to 9cm x 13cm, then layer
a 3cm x 13cm strip of green along the
bottom. Mount this onto white card,
then attach to a 10cm x 14.5cm
white blank.

2 Stamp four dogs onto white card,


colour with Copic markers and
trim around. Using 3D foam pads,
attach the images 1cm in from the
bottom. Stamp a sentiment at the
top of the blue paper.

TO P T I P
Add subtle shading to white areas with a
very light grey marker

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STAMP ON
shrink plastic
Band together Colour the images with Copic

1
markers. Glue the completed
Die cut a 12cm stitched
panel onto a 12cm square blank. Us
square from white card,
sta
then glue a 2.5cm x 12cm strip
of green dotty paper to the col

Shop Stop
bottom. Cover the top of the
green with a 0.5cm x 12cm
length of red striped paper. Head over to papercraftermagazine.
2
Stamps, from £10.95,
Stamp a few animals, a co.uk for our five-step guide to stamping
flagpole and music notes
01305 319054,
mymumscraftshop.co.uk and colouring on shrink plastic
on the white panel, then add
a sentiment to the banner.

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Paper
Saver
Find out how you can get crafty
with your cash this year

O
nce a new year arrives, you often have to tighten the
purse strings and resist treating yourself to the latest
craft products. PaperCrafter vows to make that a
thing of the past. This year you don’t have to set any crafty
limits because we’ve found amazing projects that you can
recreate for under £5. “Under £5?” we hear you squeal. Yes,
really! Carry on crafting and save yourself some pennies at
the same time.

Under
£4 TRY Decoupage...
Use decoupage paper to
upcycle old household items.
It’s a fun money-saving craft
project that can be enjoyed
by all the family and will give
your much-loved possessions
a new lease of life too.

Add a burst of colour with


these papers from Hobbycraft.
£3.80 each, 0330 026 1400,
hobbycraft.co.uk

We caught “Decoupage and scrapbooking are both CASSIE’S BOX OF


CRAFTY GOODIES
up with fantastic ways of using up your paper stash,
papercrafter making them very thrifty hobbies indeed!
Cassie Fairy, They’re the reason I keep everything – I can’t
an award- bear the thought of adding to the landfill pile.
winning Jazz up your decoupage project with
blogger who prides herself something sparkly or personalise your
on being an expert on all scrapbook with pressed flowers from your
things thrifty. Her website garden; whatever you make, your supplies are
cassiefairy.com is already there. Plus, mementos are free and
jam-packed with creative, often more meaningful, so there’s no need to
money-saving projects. spend money on specialist items to create the
look you want”

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Under
£3 TRY Recycling...
Scour your shelves and give book art a go, just
like our ‘Hope’ project. If you’re not ready to
attack a title you already own get your hands
on an old tome from a charity shop. It makes
a great ornamental piece and will definitely
impress your guests. Find the how-to by
searching ‘book art’ at
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KATIE ARMOUR

It’s time to brush the dust off your old maps


and reuse them the crafty way

Cassie’s top tips • Create your own wrapping paper by


“Even the small • Never throw anything away! Save recycling brown parcel paper. Simply open
ribbons that keep buttons, ribbons, string, offcuts of paper
and fabric scraps
an A4 envelope by cutting down one side
and across the bottom, then turn it so the
clothes on a coat • Recycling is so important. Using old matt side is
hanger can be items to make new crafts is the ultimate facing up and CASSIE’S DIY
WRAPPING PAPER
way to be sustainable feed it into
reused – they’re • Before putting something in the bin, the printer.
the perfect size to think about the crafty possibilities and Create a repeat
decorate cards” what it could be turned into. Ask yourself
this – if you need some patterned card
design on your
computer and
CASSIE FAIRY, BLOGGER to embellish a greeting, could you use print. Ta da!
leftover fabric instead?

Under
£2 TRY Digital Stamping...
This adorable greeting was stamps that you can get
A great range of stamps is made using the Stanley your hands on for the
an ultimate part of your Dog Set digi stamp from bargain price of £1.90 each.
crafty stash, but what digistampboutique.co.uk. The luxurious and intricate
makes digi stamping so At only £1.20, it’s an absolute style of the designs will
amazing is that the motifs, must-have and you can still really make your cards
characters and designs are treat yourself without stand out and will definitely
endless. You can find damaging your funds. have an ‘expensive touch’ to
anything you’re looking for Lavinia Stamps feature a the lucky recipient.
online to make a card stunning range of mythical 01824 710691,
exactly as you’d imagined it. and magical-themed digital laviniastamps.com

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITES


Zen Mushroom Houses • Zen Butterfly “Digi stamps are so quick and
easy to use, no mess, no fuss.
Simply print out your image,
then colour and create. What
I love about digital stamping is
that you are guaranteed a
precise image every time. If you’re someone
who struggles for space in the craft room, then
they’re the perfect product for you as they can
all be stored on your computer!”
TRACY DUTTON,
OWNER OF LAVINIA STAMPS

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p

Desk
e

y s t
p b
A
perpetual calendar is just the

★ S
te thing to help us look forward to
a new year of crafting. We’ve

calendar
made it so easy for you to create, with
free templates to download on our
website and nine simple step shots
below. Our designer Corinne Bradd
had a ball making everything in mini
for this dresser, as well as the adorable
accessories, and we know you will too.
Let this decorative dresser be the Show us your versions by tagging us on
chicest project you make all year Facebook @papercraftermag!

1 For one digit box, stamp the


numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 0, and for
2 Matt each die-cut onto a dark
coloured scallop-edged circle
3 Use the templates on our website
to trace, cut and score two 4cm
the other print 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, square cubes from pink card.
all onto white card. Die cut circles Cover each panel with patterned
around each and keep the 3.8cm squares
sets separate

4 Fold up the boxes into cubes and


glue the tabs. Designate a stamped
5 Use blue ink to stamp names of
each month onto white paper. Trim
6 Draw the template of the dresser
pieces onto chipboard and cut out.
number set to each box and stick a and mount them onto both sides of Cover each front with patterned
number to each face six 3.5cm x 10cm rectangles of papers. Assemble, avoiding the
patterned paper. Punch a hole in middle shelf. Leave to dry
the top corners

7 Use a sharp pencil or craft knife to


pierce a hole at each end of the
8 Glue more pins into the dresser
where shown. Cut pennants from
9 Push the cubes into the cupboard,
storing the other months
top shelf and glue brass paper washi tape and fix to two lengths underneath. Decorate with die-cut
fasteners into them. Stick the of embroidery thread. String across paper plates, cotton reels and
shelf into the dresser two shelves crochet doilies

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“There’s no need to stamp the
number six as the nine can be
YOU WILL NEED:
flipped over and used for both”
CORINNE BRADD, DESIGNER
Craft essentials (see p92)
Template from
papercrafter
magazine.co.uk
Alphabet and number
stamp set
Scallop-edged circle die
Chipboard: 21cm x 30cm
Paper fasteners: brass
Hole punch
Ink pad: blue
Mini acessories: paper
plates, cotton reels,
crochet doilies
Embroidery thread

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★ Mas t e r c l a s s ★

Oriental decorations Corinne Bradd celebrates the Chinese Year of


the Rooster with her crafty offerings

Party
time
It’s always fun to
honour a special
tradition, even if
it’s not one we
would tend to mark every year.
With Chinese New Year fast
approaching, I wanted to do it
the crafty way. My masterclass
includes three unique projects
that you can make to bring a
touch of class to any room in
your home.

Colour queen
I’ve used a vibrant ensemble of
colours in my projects, but you
could choose more subtle shades
to customise your decs. You’ll
definitely wow your guests with
whatever colour scheme you go
with, and they won’t believe
they’re handmade!

Fold it
These projects are great if you
want to set yourself a challenge
and try something new. If you get
stuck, follow the photo guides
and you’ll soon have a house full
of nightlights and lanterns.

Nightlight
covers
2 Cut out three ovals and
two half ovals so there’s
using thin strips of card glued
at the top and bottom.

YOU WILL NEED:


Craft essentials (see p92) 1 On the reverse of a 10cm
x 21cm piece of patterned
one shape on each 5cm
marking. Rub out the pencil
lines and use the same oval
4 Decorate the panel with
washi tape and wrap it
around a glass jar. Allow the
card, mark 5cm intervals along die to cut four separate shapes half ovals to overlap to create
Dies: 6cm oval, small
decorative motifs both long sides and draw a from different coloured card. one whole shape and secure
horizontal line 2cm up from Using a small decorative die with double-sided tape. Repeat
Three small Mason jars
one edge. Position an oval die cut a motif from the centre to cover two more jars.
Embroidery thread so the bottom touches the of each.
2cm line and sits centrally
on a 5cm mark. 3 Fix the oval shapes to the
centre of the apertures

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• S T E P- BY -S T E P •
score a lantern
CHINESE
NEWYEAR
IS 28TH
JANUARY
2017!

“Wrap
foil tape
around
1 Take a piece of plain and patterned
card, each measuring 9cm x 10.5cm.
2 Cut slits between the score lines at
5mm intervals and use scissors to
the long
ends of the lanterns
Score vertically along both sides, curve the card to ensure they don’t
1cm in from the edge spring open”
JESSICA ELKIN,
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

BONUS
step-by-step online

3 Use double-sided tape to adhere the


patterned panel over the plain piece,
4 Roll 6.5cm x 15cm of card into a
3cm diameter tube and secure. Use
offsetting the slits by 2.5mm double-sided tape to fix the seam KUSUDAMA DECS
of the lantern to the tube

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We tour the crafty world on the
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Use these vintage
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The Last Word


A CUP OF TEA WITH
Leonie Pujol
We sit down with the fabulous frontwoman
of craft channel Hochanda
Happy New Year! What are you most
looking forward to in 2017?
Hochanda is growing rapidly, and I’m really
looking forward to meeting all the new
suppliers we’re bringing in this year. I love
learning new techniques and creative
possibilities from them. When you work
in crafts, there’s always something new
to have a go at – it’s like a gift that keeps
on giving.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?


I want to attend a lot more workshops than
I did last year. It’ll be lovely to go to a class
My favourite part of the day is always seeing
just to enjoy it.
“When you work the crafty goodies that I get to play with, and I
How has your crafting changed
recently?
in crafts, there’s love when it’s something a bit different.
A few weeks ago I got to try pottery!
Working with Hochanda this past year has always something
Do you have any funny stories you’d
allowed me to really get back into crafting;
before, I found that not having my crafty
new to have a go love to tell us?
freedom stunted my creativity. I also love being at – it’s like a There are so many that happen on set. When
able to choose the products for my ‘Let Leonie
Loose’ shows (every Wednesday at 2pm). I get
gift that keeps you’re working in live TV, anything can happen
and the silliest thing can send you and your
to play and experiment now more than ever on giving” guest into fits of laughter. It can get you into
terrible trouble with the producers who are
and, at the moment, I’m really enjoying working
with mixed media. It’s so fun layering things on a either laughing themselves or telling you to stay
canvas and adding paint because the results can calm and keep crafting.
be amazing. I have some incredible pieces of
work that I’m really proud of. I’ll always love my LEONIE’S What does your craft room look like?
I’m ashamed to say my craft room is a disaster
stamps, though! TO P T I PS
site. I’d love to claim I know where everything
l Good quality
What are your plans for 2017? is, but that would be an utter fib. When I
essentials will give your attempt to tidy my craft room – which doesn’t
I’m always having ideas about new products I’d
projects a better finish: happen often – I can get quite distracted. I’ll
like to develop so to be able to do that with
always invest in a good come across items thatI haven’t played with for
Crafter’s Companion is an amazing opportunity.
paper trimmer, ages and start making something instead of
I am so excited to launch some of my favourites
adhesives and card tidying. Oops!
this year and I can’t wait to see what crafters
l Try not to spend
do with them.
money on things that
will never get opened.
Read Leonie’s blog at
What does a typical day look like
for you? Get them out and leoniepujol.blogspot.co.uk and
My day starts quite early. I’ll arrive at the studio use them!
l Always
catch her on Hochanda via
and pick up my information sheets for all the experiment
shows I’ll be presenting that day, then we’ll have with new tools and channels Sky 663, Freeview 85
meetings with the guests to discuss their techniques – you never
know what you’ll end
and FreeSat 817, or watch live
demonstrations and the products they’ll be using.
After that, off we go to set and begin filming! up creating at hochanda.com

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