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Creative ideas for every card maker!
Issue 177 May 2018
114
craty makes to
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Ideas with doily dies
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Hello!
Stamping, die cutting or a right royal carry on? at s t e
choice we’re giving you with our main projects this issue!
Stamp your heart out with amazing Lili of the Valley digital
characters (p8), die cut delightful orchids (p20) for 3D craty
makes, or download and print our royal-themed printables
(p66) to make show-stopping cards that won’t blow your
budget! Our free Lavender and Lilac papers (p39) will help
with that, too. If you use up all the papers in the magazine,
and want more, you can download and print them from our
website for your own personal use.
With all the great new launches from the CHSI show and
loads of gorgeous stash releases, this is a wonderful month
to be a card maker. Happy crating!
Write to us Papercrat inspirations, Immediate
Media, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN
Email us: papercrat@immediate.co.uk
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6 Your gift!
May
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Papercraft
Every issue…
Crafty know-how
6 YOUR GIFT Make the most out of your
Twist & Pop card making kit
14 INSPIRATIONS FOR MAY
All the latest crat news and best
buys, plus events for your diary
18 YOUR INSPIRATIONS
Our fabulous readers’ letters, top tips,
craty confessions and cards
71 BACK ISSUES Complete your
Papercrat inspirations collection
72 NEXT MONTH Find out what’s
coming up in the June issue
74 #PAPERCRAFT Get your digi ix here
with blogs, best buys and more
76 STOCKISTS Stock up on the stash
and accessories from this issue
77 TEMPLATES All the templates you’ll
need for this month’s projects
29 MASTERCLASS Get to grips with
superb sliding cards
34 BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS Hot gossip
and winners from this year’s awards
58 ASK THE EXPERTS Our crating
gurus solve card making dilemmas
63 MEET THE DESIGNER Sue Hughes
shares her creative crating advice
29
We did it!
Look out for our reader
testers’ makes in the issue
16
Karen
Karen enjoys stamping,
die cutting and fussy
cutting. She likes mixed
media, too
Lesley has been card
making and paper
constructing since 2012.
She loves a challenge!
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Ways to save
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64 READY STEADY CRAFT Transform
ive fab buys into ive creative projects
Prizes to win!
25 COMPETITION Win a great gaming
bundle from Winning Moves!
82 GIVEAWAYS Craty treats to be won!
39 Free papers!
Projects…
8 DIGI STAMPING Create
fabulous makes with the latest
Lili of the Valley digital stamps
16 HOME STYLE Crat your
house beautiful with our
framed die-cut wall hanging
20 INKING Be inspired to
create botanical beauties with
our orchid inking projects
56 GIFT STYLE Turn krat card
into beautiful seasonal gits
66 PRINTABLES Give your crat
stash the royal treatment with
our regal collection
Alison
Kath
Gail
Kath has been crating
since childhood and is
completely hooked on
card making
Alison could knit before
she could read, but now
loves card making and
scrapbooking
Sally
Sue
Monika loves crating by
experimenting with a
range of styles
Gail started card making
22 years ago and loves
simplicity and clean
lines in her designs
More to make…
39 FREE LAVENDER & LILAC PAPERS
Pull out from the magazine or
download for free FREE PRINTABLES!
49 3 LOOKS WITH...
A HUNKYDORY PAPER PACK
Find out how to use the Little Book
of Foxy and Friends paper pack to
great efect in your creations
51 OCCASIONS Find card ideas to
say thank you, shaped children’s
birthday and party cards, or to send
a heartfelt message
60 10 INSPIRATIONS FOR... Whip up
some fab tea-time treats using
paper doilies and doily dies
Alison has been crating
for seven years and
enjoys card making
because it’s relaxing
An avid crater with
many skills, Sue loves
making box canvasses
with die-cut elements
Monika
Lesley
Alison
Sally loves creating
pretty things with paper,
stamps and fabric. Crat
is a true love of hers
Papercraft
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inspirations for
Your free gift!
Use your Twist & Pop set to bring
bright bursts of colour to cards
Cards designed by
Angela Dodson
of
Angela won Cardmaker
the Year 2016 – visit her
e.
blog at pollypurplehors
blogspot.co.uk.
Shopping list
Basic card kit & your
free gift, plus
* White, lilac, green & yellow
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
card
Pink, yellow, green & black
ink
Alcohol markers
White gel pen
Acetate
Vellum
Paper doily or doily die
Beads or sequins
Ribbon
Sticky foam pads
Die-cutting machine
See page
77 for
stockists
Add pale pink Distress
Ink around the edges
of the floral panels and
attach to the twist & pop
card base. Add details to
the rose blooms using a
white gel pen.
Glittery blooms
Create a shaker vase by die cutting an
aperture into one of the patterned papers.
Fill the aperture with beads and cover
with acetate. Fussy cut the tulips and add
extra leaves to display in the shaker vase.
Reader
Challenge!
Show us what you make
with your free gift – our
favourite card will win a
papercraft goody bag!
Simply send a photo
of your card or make to
papercraft@immediate.
co.uk by 1st May 2018 for
your chance to win!
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Twist from
a rose
Papercraft
TV
Learn how to use your
gift with our handy
how-to video
youtube.com/
papercrafttv
IDEAS FOR YOUR GIFT
Birthday bouquet
Fold vellum and a pretty doily into a cone and
create a bouquet by filling with layered up
fussy-cut roses. A rose embossing folder adds
extra detail to one of the panels.
Top tip
Position jar or
vase die centrally
towards bottom
of floral panel
to allow room
for the flower
display
Sunny
wishes
Decorate a card blank
with your favourite
papers and die-cuts.
Create a card sleeve
for the finished make,
topped with more diecut details.
Flower power
Cover a card blank with panels from the
cover gift, along with a sentiment on the
bottom flap. Add a flower panel and bow
to the outside of the card, to finish.
1
2
3
Fold the card blank in half and concertina fold
the four-panel piece. Mountain fold the long
centre line of the mechanism piece and valley
fold the criss-cross lines. Burnish your folds.
Open mechanism piece and add double-sided
tape to bottom let and top right edges of piece.
Stick the four-panel panel to the mechanism
piece, lining up the corners over the tape.
Adhere the triangles on the mechanism piece
to the inside of the card blank, lining the tip of
the triangle to the score line. Decorate the
panels of the card with patterned papers.
Papercraft
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How to make a twist and pop card
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DIGI STAMPING
Digi sta mp
Skills
Create fun
feminine cards
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Digital papers – Romance
& Roses, from Nitwit
Collections
* Thoroughly Modern Misses
*
*
*
*
*
digi stamps – March, May,
June, October & Sentiments,
from Lili of the Valley
My Favorite Things Dienamics die sets – Stitched
Rectangle Scallop Frames,
Stitched Oval Scallop Edge
Frames, Hip Clips, Celebrate,
A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax
Set 2, Stitched Mod Square
Stax, Stitched Scallop
Edges & Stitched Tiny Tags,
from Dies to Die For
Tonic Studios die set –
Deco Trellis Base, from
Emerald Crats
Altenew Creative Edges die
set – Notebook, from Altenew
Creative Expressions
Sue Wilson die set –
Camellia Complete
Petals, from IconUK
Pink-&-white baker’s twine
* Sequins * Bunting dies
* Flower charm * Pearls *
Die-cutting machine
Template on page 77
See page
76 for
stockists
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Papercraft
The fashionable girls and women in your life
will love these chic and trendy designs
L
ili of the Valley has added to its
collection of cute images, with
the Thoroughly Modern Misses
range. These designs are available as
digital images, with one for each month
of the year, plus lots of lovely sentiments
designed to complement the images.
These stylish designs are bound to be a
big hit with teenagers and young women.
Here, Kat Waskett has used paper
layers, borders and pretty embellishments
for a feminine feel. Leaving a generous
amount of white space around the images
helps them stand out as the real focal
point against coloured
mats and frames, too.
Colour in the images to
match your papers and
set the mats and frames
at an angle, to help
enhance the modern
appeal of these cards.
DIGI STAMPING
Designed by
Kat Waskett
Kat has been designing
and
cards for over ten years
ing
loves stamping, colour
and layering most of all.
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DIGI STAMPING
How to...Craft a spring card
Gorgeous shades of green and
pink give a lovely, fresh feel
Top tip
Add a tiny bit
of pale-blue
around the
whites of the
eyes, to stop
them looking
too flat
1
Resize the March digital image to 9.5cm tall and
print it onto white card. Colour in the image with
your choice of medium – we’ve used Copic
marker pens in shades of pink and green.
2
Trim the image to 11x8cm. Die cut one white and
one green 11x8cm, scallop-edged rectangle
frame. Attach the die-cut frames together then
attach over the top of the stamped image.
3
Resize ‘hello lovely’, from the General
Sentiments set, to 1.5cm tall and print onto
white card. Die cut the greeting into a label
shape and attach below the image panel.
10
4
5
6
Cut a 14x14cm piece of rose-patterned paper
then layer a 12x12cm piece of pink paper and
a 6x14cm strip of text paper on top, as shown.
Add a stitched border to the edges, if desired.
Attach the image panel on top of the layered
papers. Wrap two lengths of twine around the
let-hand side, as shown. Attach the whole
panel to the front of a 14.5x14.5cm card blank.
Die cut or punch a selection of small flowers, in
diferent sizes, from patterned paper. Layer the
smaller die-cut flowers onto the larger ones.
Thread a small metal flower charm with twine.
Papercraft
DIGI STAMPING
We did it!
Alison
Karen
Lesley
Take a oo at our reader es ers
creations on the next page!
TURN FOR
MORE
How to…Layer die-cut shapes
Combine notebook and paperclip
die cuts with more traditional
rectangular shapes
1
Create a 15x12cm, white, top-fold card
base. Cut a slightly smaller piece of aqua
paper, add a machine- or faux-stitched
border then attach onto the card base.
2
Resize the October image to 9.5cm tall,
print onto white card then colour in. Cut
the image panel with an 11x8cm stitchedrectangle die then layer onto aqua paper.
3
Die cut a notebook edge into light-pink
paper, trim it to 13x10.5cm then attach
the image panel on top. Add a pink, die-cut
paperclip to the top-let corner of the layered
panel then adhere it onto the card front.
4
Resize the digital sentiment to 1.6cm
tall and print onto white card. Trim to
2.5x4cm and layer onto a slightly larger
rectangle of aqua paper.
5
Attach the sentiment, at an angle, to the
bottom-right corner of the card front. To
inish, stick on a few pink sequins.
Gorgeous girl buys!
7
Attach the flowers onto the card in two clusters
around the image, as shown. Stick an adhesive
pearl in the centre of each flower. Tie the metal
flower charm on with a baker’s twine bow.
CherryBeamCreations
Rubber Stamp – Girl
Stamp, £4.10
from Etsy
A Day for Daisies digi
stamp – Hepburn Dress,
£3 from A Day for Daisies
Santoro rubber
stamp – Oopsa-Daisy, £9.99
from docrafts
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DIGI STAMPING
Summertime shading
Add pretty borders, bunting and twine to the June digital
image for a beautiful, summery card. Add a twine bow
to the top of die-cut bunting to inish of the design.
TRY THIS!
Shade a ‘ground’
section below
your image
Special birthday
These designs are perfect for teenagers,
especially when combined with the birthday
sentiments, as shown on this sweet-16 card.
We did it!
Alison Girvan
Q What did you enjoy
most about this project?
A I really enjoyed this
project, as I got the
h
t b
out my alcohol markers
for colouring in the stamp. I then used
coordinating Distress Inks around both
the image and sentiment before cutting
them out with dies.
Q What else did you use to complete your
fabulous digi-stamped design?
A I die cut a frame for my image, and edged
everything with
a silver marker.
I surrounded
my frame with
adhesive
gems.
To finish,
I added
pink paper
flowers and
leaves to
the card.
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Papercraft
Take a look at our reader testers’ makes this month!
Lesley Pyle
Q What did you think
about the stamps?
A The images are great
for all sorts of occasions.
I chose to colour mine with alcohol markers,
but coloured pencils would look just as
pretty. To add interest, I matted and layered
different pink, patterned papers and stuck
them at various angles onto the card.
Q Do you have any top crafty tips?
A By matting and layering your papers onto
black card, it helps to separate the colours
yet makes them work well together.
Q Tell us about your
seasonal card
A I wanted the lovely Lili of
he Valley stamp to be the
i f ur o
card, so I used a minimal
amount of contrasting papers, and I coloured
the girl in the same colours as the papers.
Q What would be your top tip for using
digital stamps in your makes?
A Digital printing is great, as the images can
be used so many times. One of the best
things about them is that they can be resized
– which is handy when working with smaller
cards, or for experimenting with layering.
Includes embossing
fo
olders, stamps, dies,
papers, foil transfers
and more!
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insp irat i ons for
Marvellous new releases
to usher in a crafty summer
See page
76 for
stockists
Pantone’s colour for 2018 is Ultra Violet, and what better way to
make the most of the inventive and imaginative qualities of
purple than with the Misty Mountains paper collection from
Kaisercraft. Featuring a variety of mysterious patterns in this
season’s hottest colourway, these papers, stamps and
collectables are sure to bring some on-trend magic to your stash.
Misty Mountains papers, from 85p at Merly Impressions
ADVENTURE
AWAITS
Whether the summer plan
is a weekend in Whitby or a
month in the Maldives, the
Sidekick Side-Order Travel
Set of dies from Sizzix will
allow you to create an
adventure-inspired make.
The collection of dies
features a vintage suitcase,
a plane, globe and a
sentiment, making it ideal
for sending love to a friend
travelling to distant shores.
Sidekick Side-Order Set
– Travel, £10.99 from Sizzix
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Papercraft
Time for tea
Papercraft
Loves
this!
Pop the kettle on and settle down for the afternoo
h
Sara Signature’s new Vintage Tea Party collection. There
are delicious cake, teapot, teacup and doily dies, sugarysweet stamps, pretty papers and tea-riffic sentiments on
the menu – the perfect ingredients for summer birthday,
anniversary and wedding makes!
Vintage Tea Party, from £3.99 at Crafter’s Companion
SHOPPING
Card maker's May
ca lendar
Save the date
If you tend to leave all your crafting to the last
minute, then the Perennial Birthday Project Kit
from Stampin’ Up! will solve that day-before
panic! The kit comes with enough components
to create 16 cards, and a storage box with
handy dividers for a month-at-a-glance
reminder. There’s even a coordinating stamp
set of beautiful blooms! Turn to page 82 for
your chance to win a kit!
1st May
9-13th May
Issue 178 on sale!
London Craft Week
Die cut tags to stamp an
array of
greetings in
with our free
3o-piece
sentiment
die-andstamp set!
Locations across London
This city-wide event will be
showcasing the very best in
high-quality British and
international craftsmanship.
For more information about
what’s happening, visit
www.londoncraftweek.com
5-7th May 11-13th May
Weald of Kent
Country CraftShow
Penshurst Place, Tonbridge
Discover beautifully-crafted
products at this popular
family event. Book in
advance to save £2!
www.ichf.co.uk
The Handmade Fair
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Kirstie Allsopp presents this
annual crafting extravaganza,
with shopping, demos and
hands-on workshops! Tickets
are available to buy from
www.thehandmadefair.com
Perennial Birthday, from £20 at Stampin’ Up
Essential Gadget
Makes punc hing
s uares so easy!
Creating picture-perfect frames and
square-shaped toppers for your card
designs has never been so easy with the
Square Punch Board from We R Memory
Keepers. The punch board’s adjustable
guides mean you can cut your desired
squares and rectangles with ease – perfect
for making personalised squares for
toppers, journaling panels, gift tags and so
much more! Even better, the board’s clever
design lets you continuously punch
squares and rectangles without having to
keep re-positioning your paper.
Square Punch Board, £38.99
from Crafts U Love
sted ct for
Tried &h te
board is perfe
“This punc
for
id-effect frames
creating polaro
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Papercraft
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HOME STYLE
Clear radiance
Sandwich die-cut designs between panes of glass, to
create trendy framed art that light can shine through
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Sara Signature Flutterby die
set – Trio of Wings, from
Crater’s Companion
* Sizzix Thinlits die – Meadow
*
Flowers, from Hobbycrat
Coloured card * Small glass
panes * Copper washi tape
* Hanging thread * Glue
dots * Hot glue gun
See page
76 for
stockists
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Papercraft
G
lass-frame art, also known as a
floating frame, is in vogue at the
moment, and we think adding
some die-cut designs is a great way to
create bespoke decorations for your
home, or gits for your friends and family.
With two small panes of glass, some
metallic washi tape and your favourite dies
at the ready, you can easily piece together
fantastic creations. Here, Zoë Patching has
used a palette of rosy pinks and lime green
Top tip
You may also
wish to glue the
panes of glass
together before
adding washi
tape around
the edges
coupled with butterfly dies, for a fabulously
fresh, summery feel. Copper- or rose-goldcoloured washi tape will also help to give
your framed art more modern appeal.
You might want to include just a few
small die-cut elements, or create a larger
design with a background. Whether your
glass frame is half full or half empty, when
hung in a space with plenty of natural light,
the clear glass and lacy shapes will allow
sunlight to gleam through your design.
HOME STYLE
How to create framed die-cut art
1
2
3
Die cut butterflies from diferent shades of
coloured card then link them together with
double-sided tape. Use a small dab of glue
to attach the butterflies to a piece of glass.
Layer a second piece of glass on top of the
design. Add copper washi tape around the
edges of the frame to bind the two panes.
Attach the hanging thread with a glue gun.
Use more copper washi tape to create a faux
frame efect around the edges of the glass
panels. Make sure you cover the ends of the
copper thread at the top of the frame, too.
Use die-cut
backgrounds to add
more interest
Papercraft
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CONNECT
Your
Share your crafting stories,
tips and cards with us!
There’s a prize for every
letter we feature...
inspirations!
WORTH
£30
Send in and win!
Share your cards, creations and crat
room snaps with us. Every letter printed
wins a Hunkydory So Deer to Me and
Can’t Bear to Be Without You topper set,
worth £5.98. Our Letter We Love Most
will also win a Foxy and Friends Luxury
Card Collection and card inserts, worth
£28.98. You can browse the range by
visiting www.hunkydorycrats.co.uk
Your Crafty
Confessions!
How do you make the most of
a craty mistake on your card?
Barbara Moss Cook, on Facebook
“There are no mistakes in
crating, only opportunities
for more embellishments!”
Jane Hamilton, on Facebook
“Rethink the design! My ideas
never end as they started, so
don’t think too much of it.”
Denise Mahoney, on Facebook
“Cover it up with a layer, bling,
label, or make it part of the card.”
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Papercraft
Tickled pink
made this personalised
card for my mum’s
orthcoming retirement.
created the base by
ayering squares of
ma hing pink papers, at diferent
angles, that could be seen from
beneath the top square. The mini
clothes-peg bunting sentiment
was inspired by the 10 Ways with
Paperclips feature in issue 174.
Buttons were added to hide the ends
of the twine. I made the toppers from
scraps of card and gold letters.
I added silk-efect roses to the corners
to complete the pretty pink look.
Annamarie Plant, Stafordshire
What a precious make, Annamarie –
we’re sure your mum will love it!
Letter we
love
most!
made this card for a friend
who’s just inished her last
ound of chemotherapy for
her cancer treatment. We’re
now all anxiously awaiting
t e inal sc n results, so I wanted to
make something positive to tide her
through this period. The sentiment is
a printed border from the Kaisercrat
Golden Grove paper pack. I paired it
with a die-cut border from the paper,
and a topper. I added burlap ribbon to
complement the krat paper, and then
inished the card with embellishments
from my own crat stash.
Tan Wui Wui, Singapore
Wow Wui Wui, we love the sentiment of
your thoughtful make. We really hope
your card brightens your friend’s day!
CONNECT
Your craft room
Show of your craty space! Whether
it’s a big room or a tiny desk, we’d
love to see where you make cards…
Reporting for duty
made this card for a friend
of mine who is in the marines.
used a Crater’s Companion
die-cut topper for the soldiers.
used dark-brown and darkr
f r
trees, to complement the
camouflage theme. I mounted the
design on gold card, and added hessian
to give a realistic efect.
Hannah Horn, Cumbria
Your birthday card is irst-rate, Hannah. The
ir trees and hessian certainly set the scene.
Your friend will be delighted!
Colourful canvas
covered a canvas with
various Distress Inks and
pearl paint. I coloured pieces
of card with matching ink and
hen stamped each butterfly.
t
hed the fussy-cut butterflies
and added a touch of glitter to each
one. I inished the canvas with a die-cut
sentiment. It was a welcome change from
card making and I never thought I would
manage anything like this, but I’m really
proud of my irst attempt.
Vicci Matthews, Stafordshire
It’s great to see how you’ve applied your
card-making skills to this bright canvas,
Vicci – it’s really efective.
Reader Challenge
May Jones is this month’s reader challenge
winner, with her fabulous floral card, made
using the free rosette maker and flowerpatterned papers from issue 175. May says,
“I recently received my irst issue of Papercrat
inspirations, and I have to say I have enjoyed it
very much. I enjoyed using the free git rosette
maker and the lovely Trimcrat papers.”
If you’d like to have a go at this month’s reader
challenge, turn to page 6 for inspiration and
details of how to enter.
Dawn Deacon says, “My little
crating space is so important to
me. We moved house last year,
and a spare room means I don’t
have to crat in the dining room
an pac away mid-project anymore. I’m
hoping to sell some cards this year, so this
little area will help keep me going.”
Thanks for sharing your crat space, Dawn –
we hope your cards are a sell-out!
New tricks
Ater seeing so many
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INKING
Ink in g
Skills
Create an
orchid display
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* First Edition 6x6in paper
*
*
*
*
pack – Paper Flowers *
Papermania pink & copper
embossing powder,
from The Range
Stamp set – Climbing
Orchid * Framelits die
set – Orchid Builder, from
Stampin’ Up!
VersaColor pigment ink –
Raspberry, from Hobbycrat
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Ink
Set 1, from Fred Aldous Ltd
Coloured card * Sequins *
Cream ribbon * Acetate *
Brown crat foam *
Rice * Sandwich bag *
Heat gun * Hot glue gun
* Die-cutting machine
Template on page 77
See page
76 for
stockists
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Use your stamping and inking skills to make
a floral masterpiece for friends and family
W
hether you want to add bright
florals to your cards, create
dimensional toppers or even
crat a realistic paper pot plant to adorn
your home, the new Climbing Orchid
stamps from Stampin’ Up! will help you
develop beautiful designs.
To keep the orchids looking crisp, you
can either stamp them using a solventbased ink or, even better, try embossing.
Embossing the stamped blooms produces
a raised border, which is perfect for using
with watercolours or inks. By irst adding
water to the area you want to colour,
followed by a small amount of ink, you’ll be
able to see the pigment bleed across the
paper before reaching an embossed area.
This makes it so easy to colour the orchids,
and it’s exciting to see the patterns that the
ink makes across the paper!
Here, Angela Poole also shows you
how to create a paper orchid plant, which
makes a great git for friends and family
and will look stunning in your home, too!
INKING
Designed by
Angela Poole
Angela is a designer and
tor
was commissioning edi
s
of Papercraf t inspiration
for over four years.
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INKING
How to...Make dimensional orchids
Treat a special someone with
this beautiful floral make
1
Create a 19x15cm white card blank. Trim down
the card front to 8x12.5m. Cover the front and
inside with patterned papers. Attach a stamped
greeting and ribbon to the front of the card.
2
Mix together pink and copper embossing
powder. Use raspberry pigment ink to stamp
the orchids and buds onto card, then cover with
embossing powder. Heat emboss the images.
Top tLp
Mix embossing
powders
together to
create your
own unique
shades
3
Brush the petals with water and paint your ink
onto the centre of each petal. The ink will run
and stop at the embossed edges. Repeat for
all of the petals and buds.
4
5
6
Die cut all the orchid petals and buds. Carefully
cut out the orchid centres, without leaving a
border – you don’t want any white paper to
show around the orchid’s centre.
Use a hot glue gun to stick three small circles
of card to the back of a thin twig. Add more
glue over the top of the twig then secure the
die-cut orchids in place.
Cut out a vase printable (page 77) from white card,
colour with ink, cut a slit in the top, thread the twig
through then place sequins around it. Cut a vase
from acetate then glue it on top of the irst vase.
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Take a oo at our reader es ers
creations on the next page!
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How to…Craft a houseplant
This realistic paper orchid makes
a wonderful, low-maintenance
houseplant option for your home!
1
Make two flowerpots with the templates
on page 77. Apply pretty papers to the
larger pot. Put a bag illed with rice inside
the smaller pot then stick a 10x10cm piece
of brown crat foam inside the lip of the pot.
2
Stamp and die cut the orchid pieces.
Shape the pieces with your ingertips
then layer them up, as shown.
3
Use green ink to paint lengths of twig.
Once dry, use a glue gun to join the pieces
together. Use a hot glue gun to stick ive small
paper circles to the back of the twigs, add
more glue over the top then add the orchids.
4
Glue the small pot inside the larger one.
Make a slit in the brown foam then insert
the twig. Cut leaves from green card then
colour with water and ink. Whilst the leaves
are damp, score a line down the middle and
insert them either side of the twig. Lit the
leaves onto the edges of the pot, so they dry
curved. Finish by adding decorative stones.
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Tie cream ribbon around the vase and secure.
Use sticky foam pads to adhere the vase to
the card front. To complete your card, attach
a small orchid flower next to the vase.
Hobbyart Stamps
stamp set –
Daffs & Bells, £10.99
from Hobbyart Stamps
Papermania Freshly
Cut Flowers stamp set
– Flower Vase,
£4 from docrafts
Hero Arts Layering
stamp – Large Orchid,
£17.85 from Craftie Charlie
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INKING
Floral display
Use one of our vase printables to make this pretty
design. Two small cuts are made at the top of the
vase, so the embossed stem can be inserted into it.
TRY THIS!
Emboss the
centres of
the orchids
Perfect petals
These gorgeous stamped blooms look great
when coloured with raspberry pigment ink
and set against a plain background.
We did it!
Q How did you get on
with the orchid stamps?
A I wanted to keep this
design clean and simple,
I us a d
die-cut border in the
same colour as the ink. I love the stem
stamp, which is only small but allows you
to extend the branches in any direction.
Q Do you have any helpful tips for other
crafters who want to try this project?
A Try using clear sticky pads to attach
a vellum
sentiment
to the card
– that way,
you can
see through
to the
patterned
papers
behind! It
creates a
lovely effect.
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Take a look at our reader testers’ makes this month!
Q Can you tell us about
your vase card?
A First, I stamped and cut
the vase template from
patterned paper. I s amped the stalk across
the card front and then covered the joins
with a flower and leaves. I then added
petals that had been stamped and cut
out then curled at the edges. Having the
dies is a bonus but the petals can be cut
out with scissors quite easily, too.
Q How did you create the layered inking
effect on your orchi et l ?
A Start with your
lightest ink and g
a bit darker with
each layer. If you
don’t have many
inks, colour wh
card with pale
pink and then
stamp the petal
on top, using
two darker
shades of pink.
Monika GraeflingGladysiak
Q Tell us about your
ovely shaker design
AF ,Is
and masked the orchids, in
different inks, on the background and the
frame. I stamped the orchids with VersaMark
ink and heat embossed with gold embossing
powder. I then painted the fussy-cut orchids
and added them to the frame. I filled the
frame with sequins and adhered the shaker
card pieces together.
Q Do you have any heat embossing tips?
A When heat embossing, use your regular
ink pads as watercolour paints, to colour
the stamped design – you’ll get great
results and a dramatic effect in seconds!
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Masterclass
Your step-by-step guide to being a better papercrafter
Get to grips with...
Slider cards
Put the power of a paper panel to good use and
create moving cards with a hidden surprise
Y
ou may have seen slider cards
before and wondered how they work
– the answer is a simple hidden
panel and some papercrat knowhow. A
slider card is a brilliant way of adding a
surprise element to your make that will
certainly bring a smile to a loved one’s face.
To create your own dynamic slider, simply
choose your favourite character stamp or
a cheery sentiment, then follow Nicole
B EG I N N
ER
Haupka’s helpful instructions on how to
build the mechanism and best conceal your
chosen surprise.
The great thing about slider cards is you
can let your imagination run wild in creating
a hidden world from which your character
pops out of – perfect for children’s birthdays,
thank-yous or even celebratory cards. So, get
your slider skills up to scratch and stamp a
surprise of your own!
Designed by
Nicole Haupka
You might recognise Nic
ole
from past issues – she
was
our 2015 Cardmaker of
the
Year competition winner
!
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MASTERCLASS
Make a sliding
base card
Bright stripe-patterned papers work wonders in
concealing a sentiment in this design
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* My Favorite Things stamps
*
*
– Beary Special Birthday *
Die-namics dies – Stitched
Circle Scallop Edge Frames
* Lawn Fawn dies – Party
Balloons * Bountiful
Blooms dies, from Seven
Hills Crats
Stampin’ Up! paper pack
– Whole Lot of Lovely
Designer Series, from
Stampin’ Up!
White, yellow, pink & gold
glitter card * Nesting circle
dies * Alcohol markers *
Black ink
See page
76 for
stockists
Try this
Use a sentiment in a
small font to hide a
message underneath the
pull-out tab
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BEGINNER
LEVEL
Suitable for
everyone
O
ne of the easiest ways to get to grips with
slider cards is by creating a sliding base
card. The mountain fold created by this
card fold conceals your surprise sentiment and
is the perfect base for a shaped topper of your
choice – here, a scallop-edged circle creates a nice
contrast alongside the striped papers.
The pull tab that reveals the magic of your
make can either be kept as white card, or you
could add ribbon or a little bow as a charming
detail. When constructing your base card, it’s
important to keep the inside of the card with the
stamped sentiment completely flat so that it can
be easily pulled out to reveal the greeting.
Once you’ve mastered this sliding base card,
you’ll be able to whip up a design really quickly,
making it ideal for last-minute makes.
1
2
Cut two 10.8x14cm panels from patterned
paper and white card. Cut two 10cm-long
vertical lines 2cm from the edge. Cut a line
between two ends to create a flap.
Use a scoring board, or a bone folder and ruler,
to score the flap created in step 1 at 2cm, 6cm
and 10cm from the horizontal cut line. Burnish
your score lines with a bone folder.
5
6
Stamp the sentiment centrally on the white
panel made in step 1, 2cm up from the bottom.
Stick the card panels together, with the
sentiment on the same side as the flap.
Stamp the My Favorite Things teddy bear in
black ink and colour in. Fussy cut the bear,
along with an additional stamped and coloured
nose. Attach the nose with a sticky foam pad.
MASTERCLASS
Wh at you’ ll need...
Use strong doublesided tape to adhere
your layers of card
together
A sharp crat knife
and metal ruler will
ensure clean edges
on the base card
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Choose your favourite
character stamp to sit
in the shaped topper
Essential kit
3
4
Use a small circle die to cut a semi-circle in the
centre of the top of the panel, on the opposite
edge to the horizontal cut line, and in the same
position on the white panel made in step 1.
Cut an 8.5x12cm panel from white card to be
your tab. Turn the flap upside down and secure
double-sided tape along the bottom. Align the
smaller panel along the bottom of the flap.
7
8
Die cut a scallop-edged circle and banner.
Stamp the banner. Attach a scallop-edged
circle frame cut from gold glitter card with
sticky foam pads. Add the banner and bear.
Die cut a yellow and a pink balloon from
coloured card. Attach with sticky foam pads
around the edges of the gold circle frame.
Stick the scalloped circle onto the flap.
Lawn Fawn
dies – Party
Balloon,
£21.50,
from Seven
Hills Crats
My Favorite
Things stamps
– Beary Special
Birthday,
£14 from Seven
Hills Crats
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MASTERCLASS
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Stampin’ Up! paper pack
*
*
*
– Whole Lot of Lovely
Designer Series * Stampin’
Up! stamps – This Little
Piggy, from Stampin’ Up!
Spellbinders die – Build a
House, from Sunrise Crats
Lawn Fawn dies – Simple
Pufy Cloud Frames, Grassy
Border, Slide on Over *
My Favorite Thing dies
– Stitched Scallop Basic
Edges * My Favorite Things
stamps – Hog Heaven, * Lil’
Inker dies – Of the Heart,
from Seven Hills Crats
White, black, green, blue &
red card * Alcohol markers
* Black ink * Acetate *
Glamour Dust
Make a fairy-tale
surprise
Pull the tab on this charming design to
reveal a cute hidden character
T
his design features many layers and a simple
easel base will ensure your design is well
supported, along with being a great way to
showcase your sliding element. The easel fold base
is also great for adding a surprise sentiment to your
make. All you’ll need to make the sliding panel is a
shaped die and sticky foam pads, making it a really
easy skill to add to your craty repertoire.
To create a real element of disguise, make sure
your character is fully hidden when the tab is push
in – Nicole has covered a window and a door to full
conceal the pig. Even better, that special someone
will get a little sneak peek of the pig through the op
window as it ‘travels’ outside! Following Nicole’s e
to-follow instructions, your slider-card wishes will a
come true – pigs really can fly!
See page
76 for
stockists
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ADVANCED
LEVEL
For the keen
crafter
1
2
3
Cut a 13cm square of aqua-flower-patterned
paper. Measure 2.5cm from the bottom edge
and secure the slider die in the centre. Die cut
the slider aperture from the patterned paper.
Layer the panel onto a 14cm square of white
card using sticky foam pads, as shown, being
careful to leave an opening on the right-hand
side of the square for the pull-out tab.
Die cut a 13cm-long grassy border from
dark-green card. Using scissors, cut out a
section of the grassy border where the house
will be placed on top.
7
8
9
Cut a 1.5x12cm strip of white card. Attach a
black die-cut arrow to the white strip. Attach
the coloured pig image onto the strip with
sticky foam pads.
Push the pull-out tab to the let to conceal
most of the strip. Peel of the backing paper of
the sticky foam pads on the house and secure
to the card.
Die cut another 13cm-long grassy border from
light-green and add sticky foam pads on the
reverse. Attach to the base of the card, below
the blue die-cut house.
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MASTERCLASS
Wh at you’ ll need...
Add a sprinkle of
Glamour Dust for a
luxury touch
Alcohol
markers are
great for
colouring
detailed
designs
Set a magical
scene using
character stamps
Use sticky foam pads
to build up the layers
of the sliding design
4
5
6
Stamp and colour the pig using Copic markers.
Fussy cut the pig, leaving a white border
around the edge. Add a small strip of acetate
between the nose and flower to strengthen.
Die cut the house from light-blue card. Trim
of the scalloped edges from the sides of the
house. Die cut the windows, door and eaves
from white card.
Secure the windows and door with tape on the
reverse. Stick white card behind the top
window and door. Add sticky foam pads
around the edges and leave an opening.
10
11
12
Stamp and colour the flying pig image. Fussy
cut the stamped image. Add glue to the wings
and sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Attach the pig
and die-cut clouds to the square.
Cut a 14.8cm square easel base. Layer on pink
paper. Stamp and attach a die-cut sentiment,
half way down. Cut a 14.8cm square and score
at 2cm and 8.4cm to make your easel.
Stick the short tab of the easel under your
base. Mount the slider square onto a 14.8cm
square and attach to the front of easel. To
inish, add die-cut mini hearts.
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The British
Craft Awards
2018
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Thousands of card makers across the country voted for
the top brands, designers and more in 2018’s British Crat
Awards. Here are the winners!
At the end of last year, we
asked you to nominate and vote
for your favourite companies,
products, people and more in the
annual British Crat Awards. With
over 23,600 craters voting in ive
competitive categories, we are
very excited to share the results
with you! The winners include both well-known
favourites and fresh faces, but all are outstanding for
their contributions to papercrat in the past year.
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The winners were irst announced at an awards
ceremony attended by the biggest names in British
crat, held this February at the Crat Hobby + Stitch
International show at the NEC in Birmingham – we’ve
picked the highlights from the celebratory evening
to share with you here!
I’d like to thank each and every one of the
thousands of you who took the time to support the
people and companies who inspired you to vote.
Read on to discover who’s been named champions
of card making in 2018!
HERO OF THE YEAR
Sara Davies
It’s been an amazing couple of years
for Crater’s Companion founder
Sara Davies. In 2016, Sara was
appointed a Member of the Order of
the British Empire (MBE). Then she
opened a flagship, 7000-squarefoot store in Ayclife and a second
store in Chesterield. And, this was
whilst looking ater her two young
children! Of course, this was all
in addition to releasing her new
Signature Collection, including the
popular Vintage Tea Party range,
and presenting on crat TV in the
UK, the US and the Netherlands.
It stands to reason that this year
Sara wins the noteworthy title,
Hero of the Year! “I’m absolutely
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Anne-Marie Catterall
As a Hunkydory design team member and
Create and Crat guest presenter, AnneMarie Catterall is a very well-known face in
British crating. Since her early childhood,
Anne-Marie has always shown a creative
flair, which originally started with cross
stitch and embroidery lessons with her
grandma. In 2004, Anne-Marie
joined the Hunkydory team as a
Customer Service Advisor. Her
knowledge and enthusiasm
for card making was clear,
and Anne-Marie’s role soon
developed as she began
hosting workshops
for Hunkydory. The
rest is history as
Anne-Marie soon
made it to the
bright lights of
Create and
Crat TV as a
demonstrator. Now the much-loved face
of Hunkydory, Anne-Marie consistently
shares her tips and techniques on the
latest products. Her fresh, fun and stylish
approach has won over viewers everywhere
and Anne-Marie has now been awarded the
coveted title of Designer of the Year. “I’m so
shocked to have won this amazing award.
I’ve been nominated a few times but
this is the irst time I’ve won. I’m
absolutely over the moon!”
Visit the Hunkydory website at
www.hunkydorycrats.co.uk to see
Anne-Marie’s creations
thrilled with my MBE, which is the
biggest achievement of my life,” says
Sara Davies. “I’ve noticeably seen
the impact it’s had on the crating
industry. I think the fact that the
Queen recognises the crat industry
seems to have really put it on the map,
and that means a lot to me.”
Having founded Crater’s Companion
from her university bedroom at the age
of 21, Sara is truly a crating hero and
creative inspiration.
Find out more about Sara,
follow her blog and shop for
the latest items from her Signature
Collections at
www.craterscompanion.co.uk
DESIGNER OF
THE YEAR
THE RUNNERS UP
Barbara Gray
As the founder of
Claritystamp, Barbara
is renowned for
regularly launching
new stamping products
that always shake up the crat world. Her
blog, barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk,
is updated with fabulous project ideas,
stories and more.
Tim Holtz
As the king of
mixed media, Tim
Holtz is quite the
crating celebrity. He
consistently launches
innovative and groundbreaking products,
such as the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and
much-loved Distress Inks. Head to timholtz.
com/blog for more of his unique ideas.
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The British
Craft Awards
2018
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
RETAILER OF
THE YEAR
THE RUNNERS
UP
Stampin’ Up! UK
Winning Retailer of the Year for the second year
running, Stampin’ Up! UK impressively retains
its coveted title in the 2018 awards. The global
brand once again stood out for its numerous
and varied stamp and die collections, as
well as beautiful papers, cardstock, ribbon,
twine and more. Craters can order directly
in 10 diferent countries, or they can also
purchase their craty supplies from one of
Stampin’ Up!’s team of approximately 45,000
demonstrators around the world – or even
become demonstrators themselves! One voter
noted that the company’s “customer service
is outstanding,” with numerous ways to buy
products. Many readers commented about how
perfectly colour coordinated the collections are,
and others raved about the high quality of the
stamps, which come in clear, wood-mounted
and photopolymer versions.
Hunkydory
“Stampin’ Up! is very passionate about the
quality of their products and as a team we work
towards bringing creativity to the world,” says
Kelly Francis from Stampin’ Up!’s UK oice. “I’m
very proud to be accepting this award on behalf
of the global Stampin’ Up! team today.”
Visit the Stampin’ Up! website and
ind out more about the products at
www.stampinup.eu
The much-loved brand expanded
beyond its signature card collections
this year with the launch of the For
the Love of Stamps range, Stylish
Silhouettes and more!
Create and Crat
Titan of crating, Create and Crat
boasts not only a star-studded
24-hour TV channel, but also an
online shop with thousands of
products from top brands!
BLOG OF THE YEAR
Pootles
Based in North Wales, Sam Hammond has been a crater for 14 years, and an independent
Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since March 2013. She posts every day on her blog,
Pootles.co.uk, with how-to guides to cards, papercrats and crating techniques. Her fun,
engaging and informative writing is illustrated with beautiful, high-quality photos, and to top it
all of, she even creates corresponding daily tutorial videos for her YouTube channel! Alongside
this, Pootles.co.uk is a friendly, helpful resource that clearly takes a lot of time and passion to
maintain to such a high standard, and has tons of information
nd support for those who are interested in joining the team of
tampin’ Up! demonstrators. “It’s amazing to win this award for
he second year in a row. I’m so honoured and humbled. Keep an
eye on my blog as I’ll be doing more of the same this coming year
with a little added extra,” Sam says.
Visit Sam’s award-winning blog (and ind out the story behind the
name ‘Pootles’!) at pootles.co.uk
THE RUNNERS UP
Crating with Hunkydory
Barbara Gray’s blog
cratingwithhunkydory.tumblr.com
barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk
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The British
Craft Awards
2018
BRAND & PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Hunkydory
Winning irst place for both the Brand of the Year and papercrat
Product of the Year categories in 2018, Hunkydory is this year’s crating
favourite. The new For the Love of Stamps range clinched the title for
best papercrat product, with craters united in their love of the fun,
afordable and innovative range. “For the Love of Stamps is a new brand
for us and one that we really love,” says Hunkydory designer AnneMarie Catterall. “It’s so wonderful to know that our customers love the
range as much as we do. Stacie Al Gamari, the designer behind the
range, is amazing”. The intricate artwork ranges from sophisticated to
cute, with designs for all occasions and to suit all kinds of recipients.
Hunkydory also shines as a company, winning the notable Brand
of the Year accolade at this year’s awards. Hunkydory is renowned
for their stunning paper collections, easy-to-use card making kits,
crating compendiums and more. “We’re very excited for the coming
year, in which we have lots of exciting releases for the Hunkydory
brand. We’ll be branching out in 2018 and our customers can look
forward to ink pads and pens amongst our new releases.”
Find out more about Hunkydory and shop the range at
www.hunkydorycrats.co.uk
Hunkydory impressed
voters with their extensive
product range
BRAND OF THE YEAR
THE RUNNERS UP
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
THE RUNNERS UP
Stampin’ Up! UK
Brother ScanNCut
The global brand and its multitude of crating demonstrators has
been named your runner up Brand of the Year. The worldwide brand
ofers a stunning selection of stamps, dies, and more, as well as a
crating community. Find out more at
www.stampinup.eu
The irst-ever crating cutting machine to come with
a built-in scanner, the ScanNCut allows you to cut any shape
without needing any dies! These machines also come with
built-in fonts, alongside hundreds of image iles. For more
information, visit www.scanncut.co.uk
Claritystamp
Claritystamp’s Pergamano
Barbara Gray is the proud founder and owner of Claritystamp. The
home of parchment crat, it is your one-stop destination for all the
latest tools, stamps, stencils and more!
See more at claritystamp.com
Claritystamp’s Pergamano range is dedicated to introducing
parchment crat to the masses with specially created tools to
help you master the technique. Visit claritystamp.com for more
information.
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Free Papers
6 double-sided papers 3 pretty borders
38 butterfly toppers & greetings
Lavender loveliness
Download & p
rint
these papers
from
our website
for FREE!
W
hisk away a loved one to the
lavender ields of Provence with
these lilac and lavender papers,
perfect for a birthday, holiday or a retirement
card. Fluttering butterflies in this season’s
hottest trend bring a real breath of fresh air
to the classic combination of these summer
blooms. Fussy cut the delicate button and
butterfly details and combine with the
sentiments and toppers to add some French
romance to your cards – ooh la la!
Cards & papers
designed by Jenny Ellory
Top tip
Back the
fussy-cut
butterflies
with black
card to make
them really
stand out
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FREE PAPERS
Shopping list
Your free papers and
toppers, plus...
* White A6 card bases
* Double-sided tape
* Sticky foam pads
* Ruler
* Scissors or crat knife
* Crat mat
Template on page 77
See page
76 for
stockists
How to make a retirement card
1
Cover the front of an A6 card base with
floral-patterned paper. Cut away a 3cm-wide
strip from the right-hand side of the front
card flap using scissors or a crat knife.
2
Cut a strip of lavender-patterned paper to
4x14.8cm. Attach the paper strip to the
right-hand side of the inside of the card
base, using double-sided tape.
3
Add layered greeting flags to the top let of
the card. Fussy cut some butterflies and
attach them to the right-hand edge of the
front flap using sticky foam pads.
Download this month’s free papers from www.papercratinspirationsmagazine.co.uk
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We love to see what you make! Send in your cards to:
Your Cards, Papercrat inspirations, Immediate Media, Tower House,
Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN or email a picture of your card to
papercrat@immediate.co.uk. There’s a prize for all those we publish!
Lavender & Lilac
Fields of lavender
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Looks
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Ruth Mackie-McCartan creates adorable
makes with this sweet Little Book pack
Cute characters
With six of these gorgeous images included in the Little
Book, why not layer them up to create a découpage
effect? Leaving white space around the characters
ensures they are the stars of the show, and a touch
of rainbow mirri frames the design nicely.
Piecing it together
Decorate a gift bag by using the ‘jigsaw’ method – split the
image into six squares then use double-sided tape and sticky
foam pads on three squares each, to create this dimensional
effect. A pretty ribbon bow and handles, in coordinating
colours, give the bag a professional finish.
Put a lid on it
Add more interest to a gift box by splitting an illustrated
page from the Little Book of Foxy and Friends into three
panels before layering onto rainbow mirri. Leave a little
space between each panel, so more of the mirri shows
through. A scalloped edge will soften the lines of the box.
Star
product!
The Little Book of Foxy
and Friends, £9.99
from Hunkydory
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76 for
stockists
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Occ asions
Make cards for everyone! Great designs to collect and keep
Thank you p52
Send someone a little note of thanks
ar
by
Sarah Jackman-Read
Sarah works as a Creative
Designer and loves
coming up with new ideas
for papercraft projects.
With love p53
Gorgeous designs to let
friends and family know
you’re thinking of them
Children’s
birthday
Ca es gns y
Sue Hughes
p54
Add adorable animals
to cards for youngsters
Sue started card making
over ten years ago. She
loves to find new ways
to get the most out of
her craft stash!
Card designs by
Becky James
Becky got into card
making over 15 years ago.
She loves stamps, inks,
dies and pretty papers.
Children’s birthday
p55
Make cute dinosaur cards!
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OCCASIONS
Thank you
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
*
*
*
*
*
Dovecrat 12x12in paper
pack & pufy stickers –
Nature’s Grace,
from Trimcrat
Sizzix Framelits
die-&-stamp set –
Wild Butterfly,
from Hobbycrat
Xcut die set – Scalloped
Rectangle, from
Mountain Ash Crats
Ranger Tim Holtz
Distress Inks – Pumice
Stone & Seedless
Preserves, from
Joanna Sheen
Black ink * Nesting
circle dies * Adhesive
gems * Washi tape *
Die-cutting machine
Designed by Becky James
1
Use the largest scalloped
rectangle die to create a
tent-fold card blank. Cover the
card front with mustard-coloured
floral paper from the Nature’s
Grace pack.
2
Trim grey, butterfly-and-birdpatterned paper to 12.5x8cm
then mat it onto cream patterned
paper. Layer up another 5x7cm
mustard-coloured piece onto
cream paper then fuchsia
card, to create a topper. Attach
the topper near the top-right
corner of the grey paper, then
stick the whole piece onto
the card front.
3
Add strips of washi tape in
the top-let and bottom-right
corners of the mustard-coloured
topper. Mount the ‘thank you’
pufy sticker onto fuchsia card
then cream patterned paper,
which have been cut with nesting
circle dies, and arrange so that it
overlaps the bottom-let corner
of the topper panel.
4
Stamp a butterfly onto mixed
media card then colour it with
Distress Inks. Attach the butterfly
onto the topper then arrange
pufy sticker butterflies around
it, as shown.
5
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76 for
stockists
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Papercraft
To complete the design, layer
up matching washi tapes and
paper strips towards the bottom
of the grey paper and inish by
adding adhesive gems, as shown.
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* 3D embossing folder
*
– Butterfly Trellis *
Die’sire die set – Take
Flight * Stamp set –
Say it with Words, from
Crater’s Companion
Gold mirri & white card
* Dark-purple & purple
paper * Adhesive gems
* Purple ink * Ribbon
* Die-cutting machine
Designed by Sarah Jackman-Read
Top tip
Gluing just
the centre of
the butterflies
means the
wings can
still flutter!
1
Cut and fold white card to
create a 18.5x13.5cm card
base. Cut gold mirri to
17.5x12.5cm and layer onto
a slightly larger piece of
dark-purple paper. Cut white
card to 16.5x11.5cm, place in the
embossing folder then run it
through a die-cutting machine.
2
Colour the embossed design
with purple ink then layer
onto a slightly larger piece
of purple paper. Attach the
embossed panel on top
of the other layers, wrap
ribbon across the front then
stick the inished panel onto
the card base.
3
Die cut two large butterflies
in gold mirri card and
two in dark-purple paper. Add
glue to the back of the body
of the gold butterflies then
stick them on top of the purple
ones before adhering onto the
card front. Stamp three small
butterflies, cut them out,
then use sticky foam pads
to attach them onto the card
front, as shown.
4
Stamp a sentiment onto
white card, cut it out and
layer onto dark-purple paper.
Use sticky foam pads to attach
the sentiment on top of the
ribbon, on the right-hand side.
Add a ribbon bow underneath
the sentiment then inish with
gold and purple gems.
OCCASIONS
With love
TURN FOR
MORE
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
*
*
*
*
*
Dovecrat 12x12in paper
pack – Nature’s Grace,
from Trimcrat
Sizzix Framelits
die-&-stamp set –
Wild Butterfly,
from Hobbycrat
Tim Holtz stickers –
Chitchat * Tim Holtz
sticker book –
Big Chat, from
Buddly Crats
Ranger Tim Holtz
Distress Inks – Wild
Honey, Pumice Stone
& Seedless Preserves,
from Joanna Sheen
Coloured card * Black
ink * Paper flowers *
Washi tape * Iridescent
glitter * Baker’s Twine *
Die-cutting machine
Designed by Becky James
1
Trim flower-and-birdpatterned paper to 1cm
smaller than an A6 card blank.
Mat the paper onto black card,
leaving a narrow border.
2
Cut a 14.5x2cm strip of grey
butterfly-patterned paper.
Mount the strip onto black card
then stick it down the right-hand
side of the patterned panel from
step 1. Wrap baker’s twine around
the panel, over the grey strip,
then attach the whole thing
onto the card front.
3
Swipe Distress Ink pads
randomly over a crat mat,
spritz with water and mop up the
inks with a 12.5x8cm piece of
mixed media card.
4
Once the inked card is dry,
stamp two butterflies on top
of it, placing the wings slightly
over the edges. Watercolour the
wings with contrasting inks then
add a touch of iridescent glitter.
Use an inverted, round corner
punch to shape the corners of the
inked panel, mount onto black
card then shape the corners again.
5
Embellish the inked panel
with strips of washi tape and
black card, as well as a row of
mini paper blooms. Add a further
strip of washi tape overlaid with
a greeting made from Chitchat
stickers. Use sticky foam pads to
attach the inked panel onto the
card front. To inish, add gems.
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* 3D embossing folder
*
– Country Cottage *
Die’sire die sets – Take
Flight, Cottage Window
& Parisian Mirror *
Stamp set – Say it
with Words, from
Crater’s Companion
Silver mirri & white card
* Pink & purple paper *
Vellum * Pink & purple
ink * Embossing ink
* Silver embossing
powder * Ribbon *
Heart gem * Silver
gems * Heat tool *
Die-cutting machine
Designed by Sarah Jackman-Read
1
Create a 14x14cm, white,
tent-fold card base. Score
and fold the centre of the front,
to create the easel element. Cut
a 15.5x14cm piece of white card,
cover the front with pink paper
then attach to the easel front.
2
Cut white card to 14x12cm,
place in the embossing
folder then run through a
die-cutting machine. Use the
window die to create an aperture
over the window section on the
embossed image. Rub pink and
purple inks over the embossed
design. Add embossing ink to
the design, sprinkle with silver
embossing powder then melt
with a heat tool.
3
Die cut a window in silver
mirri then trim it, leaving a
small border of mirri down the
outside edges. Attach vellum
behind the window then add it
to the aperture. Layer the panel
onto purple paper then silver
mirri and attach it to the easel.
4
Stamp ten butterflies onto
white card and colour them
with pink and purple inks. Stick
two butterflies onto two strips of
acetate then attach to the back of
the window. Add more butterflies
inside and around the window.
Add a ribbon bow to the window.
5
Create a layered sentiment
stopper and add it to the base
of the easel. Finish with gems.
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OCCASIONS
Children’s birthday
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Dovecrat Back to Basics
*
*
*
8x8in paper pack &
mini satin bows – Baby
Steps * Simply Creative
glitter stickers – Stars,
from Trimcrat
For the Love of Stamps
stamp set – Safari
Adventure, from
Hunkydory
Xcut die set – Wedding
Alphabet & Numbers,
from Cratelier
Mixed media & coloured
card * Rounded corner
punch * Black ink *
Washi tape * Alcohol
Markers * Enamel dots
Designed by Becky James
See page
76 for
stockists
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Papercraft
1
Round the corners of an A6
tent-fold card. Layer yellow
patterned paper onto dark-grey
card, leaving a narrow border.
Round the corners. Wrap washi
tape around the horizontal and
vertical central points then stick
the panel onto the card front.
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* For the Love of
2
Cut star-patterned paper to
11.5x8cm, round the corners,
layer onto a slightly larger piece
of grey card, round the corners of
the card, then place the panel
centrally onto the card front.
3
Trim two pieces of yellow
polka-dot paper to 2.5x10cm.
Shape each end into a pennant
and mount onto slightly larger
pieces of grey card. Add a thin
strip of grey floral paper across
the middle of each pennant
and then attach one at the top,
and one at the bottom, of the
star-patterned panel.
4
Stamp the elephant and lion
characters onto mixed media
card then colour them with
alcohol markers. Fussy cut the
animals and arrange as shown.
Attach a heart-embellished star
between the animals. Decorate
the top pennant banner with a
ribbon bow and enamel dot.
5
Die cut the word ‘party!’ from
yellow card and complete the
design by arranging it over the
top of the star-patterned paper.
*
*
*
Stamps stamp set –
Safari Adventure,
from Hunkydory
First Edition die set –
Weather, from Trimcrat
Pebbles thickers –
Happy Hooray,
from Papermaze
Mixed media & coloured
card * Alcohol markers
* Nesting circle dies *
Washi tape * Black ink
* Iridescent glitter glue
* Die-cutting machine
Designed by Becky James
Top tip
For extra
dimension,
position the
clouds so they
overhang the
card edges
1
Cut sky-blue card to 13.5x9cm
then layer onto slightly larger
pieces of white and brown card.
Die cut a large, olive-green circle
and attach it in the bottom half of
the blue panel, to create a hill
efect. Trim away any excess. Die
cut two smaller pale-green circles
and attach over the olive-green
section, to create smaller grassy
areas in the forefront. Again, trim
away the excess then attach the
layered panel onto a card blank.
2
Stamp and colour a variety of
characters, animals, a truck
and trees onto mixed media card.
Fussy cut the images then
arrange them towards the bottom
of the hill background, as shown.
3
Die cut a 3.5cm-wide sun from
yellow card and stick it onto
the blue card. Use sticky foam
pads to attach two die-cut
clouds over the sun.
4
Cut a 2x10cm piece of sky-blue
card and mount onto a slightly
larger piece of brown card. Wrap
washi tape around the middle of
the blue card then use sticky foam
pads to attach the panel onto the
bottom of the card front.
5
Add the word ‘birthday’ using
alphabet stickers, as shown.
Stamp the ‘sssssurprise’ greeting
onto white card and place next to
the snake. Add glitter glue to the
clouds and ‘birthday’ flames.
OCCASIONS
Children’s birthday
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Pink, purple, white
& black card * Pink
polka-dot paper *
Circle & heart nesting
dies * Black ink pad
* Sentiment stamp *
Googly eyes * Ribbon
* Adhesive gems *
Die-cutting machine
Template on page 77
Designed by Sue Hughes
Top tip
Fold a hinge
on the tail,
so it will fold
back and
make the card
easier to post!
1
Create a 9.5x11cm, purple,
tent-fold card base. Line up
the dinosaur body template with
the top folded edge of the card
base and cut out to create the
shaped base. Trace the tummy
template onto pink polka-dot
paper, cut out and stick onto
the body, as shown.
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Crater’s Companion
2
Cut two feet from pink card,
using the template. Cut three
small circles from pale-pink card,
cut in half and adhere to the feet
with sticky foam pads, to create
claws. Use sticky foam pads to
attach the feet to the bottom
edge of the dinosaur’s body.
3
Trace the head template onto
purple card. Use the
templates to cut two tusks and a
horn then attach them onto the
face. Add googly eyes and a
ribbon bow near to the top edge.
Trim a small black circle to create
the mouth then stick it in place.
4
Position the head to overlap
the folded edge of the body
and secure with sticky foam
pads. Stamp a sentiment onto a
pink heart, add three small gems
and aix to the centre of the
body with sticky foam pads.
5
Trace the tail template onto
pink card and cut out. Aix to
the back panel of the card base,
so it overlaps the right-hand
side. Decorate with purple gems.
*
Sara Signature 6x6in
embossing folder –
Scattered Dots,
from Crat World
Green, white & black
card * Circle nesting
dies * Small hole
punch* Green & black
ink pad * Sentiment
stamp * Googly eyes *
Die-cutting machine
Template on page 77
Designed by Sue Hughes
Top tip
Embossing
scales on the
paper will
add a lovely
textured efect
to the card
1
Create a 9.5x11cm, green,
tent-fold card base. Line up
the dinosaur body template with
the top folded edge of the card
base and cut out to create the
shaped base. Trace the tummy
template onto pale-green card,
cut out and emboss with a dotty
embossing folder. Brush with
green ink then attach to the
lower edge of the body.
2
Trace two feet templates
onto green card, emboss
with a dotty embossing folder
and brush with green ink. Cut
three small white circles, snip
each in half, to create claws,
then secure to the lower edge of
the feet with sticky foam pads.
Attach the feet to the body.
3
Trace the dinosaur head
template onto green card,
emboss with a dotty embossing
folder and brush with green ink.
Use the templates to cut out two
horns and a tusk from white card
then secure to the face with
sticky foam pads. Add googly
eyes, and small black circles,
for the nostrils, then use sticky
foam pads to attach the head,
at an angle, onto the body.
4
Cut the tail from pale-green
card, emboss it and brush
with green ink. Attach the tail
to the back of the card base, so
it overlaps the right-hand side.
To inish, add a sentiment flag.
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GIFT STYLE
Seasonal surprise
See page
77 for
stockists
Conceal presents in this gorgeous die-cut gift box,
decorated with wreaths for every season
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* My Favorite Things 6x6in
paper pack – Watercolour
Wash, from Dies to Die For
* My Favorite Things 6x6in
*
*
*
paper pack – Dots & Stripes
Bright, from Crats U Love
BoBunny 6x6in paper
pack – Dreams of
Autumn * Couture Creations
embossing folder –
Christmas Vineyard,
from Papermaze
Spellbinders Lene Lok die
sets – Four Seasons Box
& Four Seasons Wreath
Elements, from Sunrise
Crats
Krat card * Gold organza
ribbon * Die-cutting machine
Top tip
Use the wreath
dies to add
decoration onto
a coordinating
card, too!
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T
his dinky little git box is so easy to
make, as it is formed with a single
die set; perfect for delivering
handmade jewellery and sweet keepsakes.
Keep the box itself simple, by using plain
card, and then embellish with a beautiful
handcrated wreath – choosing the
elements suitable for the time of year.
Debbie Simpson has coupled the git
box with wreath embellishments from
the same Spellbinders range. She has
used a variety of pretty patterned papers in
seasonal tones, to create a wreath beitting
to each of the four seasons, to decorate
each side of the git box.
Debbie has also used an embossing
folder to create panels to place over the
sides of the box. This is a great way of
adding extra interest without taking the
focus of the wreath designs. It also allows
you to conceal the ribbon that seals the
box, so just the bow is on show.
GIFT STYLE
How to die cut a gift box
1
2
3
Cut two pieces of the Spellbinders Four Seasons
box die from krat card – each piece is one half
of the box, and the die scores the folding lines
you’ll need to construct the box.
Place adhesive on the side tabs – use either
glue or double-sided tape – as shown, and
adhere to the inside of the corresponding
flap. Repeat on every tab.
Tie a length of ribbon around your completed
box before adding embossed panels to the
sides. Die cut your seasonal wreath elements
then add them to the embossed panels.
A gift for all
seasons
They say great things come
in small packages – this
little box will definitely
charm a loved one and can
be adorned with seasonal
blooms to suit the occasion!
Add wreaths to match
the season, or create
one for each!
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Experts
Ask the
Your Experts
Got a crafty question? Let our team
of experts answer it for you!
Above & right:
A mini glue gun
is easy to handle
and great for
adding glue to
detailed designs
Hannah Bellis
Left: Avoid a fuzzy
finish around your
stamped image,
by keeping your
stencil tightly fixed
with low-tack tape
Editor
Hannah is a stickler for
getting the basics right
Ink ingers
homas oad
Production Editor
Thomas is a fan of die
cutting and following
the latest trends
Q
I’ve never tried them before,
but I got a couple of stencils
to make inky backgrounds on my
cards. The results look kind of
blurr and not crisp at all. What
am I ing wrong?
Chris e Bettise, by email
Diferent formulas of ink on
your chosen papers can give
varied results when using stencils,
so a bit of trial-and-error may be
all that’s needed, Christine. Also,
it’s worth bearing in mind that you
need to hold your stencil tightly to
the paper for a smudge-free inish.
We like to tape down our stencil
edges with washi tape, or try a low-
A
Sarah ackman- ead
Craft designer & blogger
Find out more about Sarah
on her website at
www.kraftidesigns.co.uk
uth outhorn
Stuck like glue
Q
What should I look for in a
good glue gun? I have had
a few and not found one I like,
I always make a bit of a mess
using them and the glue drips
all over my projects.
Carol Ely, by email
A
Glue guns are super tools –
hot glue is ideal for irm ixes,
sticking heavier embellishments
and making 3D items. Many
glue guns come in high or low
temperature settings. Most craters'
glue guns are hot melt ones,
which are ideal, as they still heat
up quickly and the bond will form
more readily as it cools. Choose
the diameter of glue stick to it your
gun, either mini or full-size. Most
have a handy stand, and drips are
best avoided by not over-squeezing
the trigger. Practise gently melting
a little at a time, and with a nonstick crat mat, too, if possible.
Any excess drips can quickly be
scooped up or used from the
mat, avoiding mess. The Hot
Melt 7mm Mini Glue Gun from
www.hobbycrat.co.uk costs
£5 and is a great all-rounder.
Perfect condition
Papercrafting guru
Ruth was editor of The
World of Cross Stitching
for many years and is a
passionate papercrafter
Q
Be sure to clean
the stamp once
conditioned
with an eraser
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tack or repositionable spray glue
to get a temporary ix while you’re
inking. Hold the stencil irmly while
inking, and don’t worry if you get
messy ingers as you go! Distress
Inks applied with a blending
tool are best for sotly shaded
colour, ideally when applied in
a stipple action.
I’ve heard some craters
recommend conditioning
stamps before using them. Should
I be doing this, and if so, how?
Bryony Searchant, East Grinstead
Conditioning is not always
essential but can be useful,
A
Bryony. Conditioning gets rid of
excess rubber or photopolymer
particles let on the stamp’s
surface, creating a crisper ink
transfer. All you'll need is a pencil
eraser. Gently rub it over the stamp
surface, before using it for the irst
time, then take care to brush of all
flakes – tape will help pick them
up, too. Another conditioning tip
is to repeat-stamp with VersaMark
ink onto scrap paper, before you
ink up for your irst time. The sticky
ink can be good at liting of any
residue particles.
Inlaid intricacies
Q
I’ve seen a card made with
an intricate die – it was a
butterfly, but the background
Quick Fixes
I have to crat at my diningroom table. Any tips for quick
crating without having to
clean up aterwards?
See page
76 for
stockists
Use a wipe-clean tablecloth
A pair of
tweezers can be
useful for adding
the paper pieces
while you're crating to collect
your crat scraps. It works well
for inking techniques, too – use
it like a giant crat mat! Then,
was all in rainbow colours. Not
inked, but it was as though the
butterfly was cut in black and like
a colourful stained glass window.
Do you know how it was done?
Lucy Charleston, Wolverhampton
It sounds like it was made
with the inlaid die-cutting
method. Cut out the die irst in
A
black card, then again in several
colours. Make sure you keep all
the little pieces from the die, as
these will be inlaid into your black
die-cut shape. Place the black
one face down and position the
coloured cut-outs back into the
holes. Add double-sided tape over
the back of the shape to secure it.
when it’s dinnertime, wipe
down and fold away.
I’m looking for
a die that I
saw on a
tooth-fairy
git, but I
don’t know where
it's from. It
looks like
Your guide to...
Tinkerbell, flying,
with wings. Where
can I ind it?
There are a few fairy dies
Creating a
night-time sky
that sound like this one, but
one of our favourites is by
Spellbinders – Fairy Ariana, £8
from www.diestodiefor.com.
We think she’d make a great
silhouette, especially if cut from
1
Begin by choosing four or five shades of Distress
Ink. Work the ink in circles, to blend them in,
without worrying about being too neat. Build up from
light to dark, and fill all the gaps.
shimmering glitter paper!
When making my card blanks,
should I fold them with the
crease inwards, or outwards?
Choosing a mountain or valley
fold won’t make a diference to
2
Layer Black Soot Distress Ink on top of the
multi-coloured piece. Start at the edges, working
smoothly in circles. Your first black layer will still
leave colour showing, but add a second layer, and
then a third around the edges, for deep space.
your inished card, but folding
with the valley crease on the
outside of your card is better,
as the ibres of the card will
have been scored and broken
to stretch around your fold.
Get in touch!
3
Spritz water from a height of at least 20cm, to soften
the blended inks. When dry, finish by spattering on white
craft paint – dilute a small amount with the same amount of
water, to avoid large splotches. Gently flick it, by bouncing it
on your finger from a height. You’ll create a random look
of small stars, not large stars splattered in lines.
Email us: papercrat@
immediate.co.uk
Write to: Papercrat
inspirations, Immediate
Media, Tower House,
Fairfax Street, Bristol
BS1 3BN
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DOILY DIE IDEAS
10
insp irat i ons for
Doily dies
Sarah Jackman-Read creates
delicate, lacy layers with dies
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
* Papermania 12x12in paper
*
*
*
pack, adhesive tiles &
embellishments pack –
Moroccan Haze * Xcut
dies – Vintage Notes Doily
& Mini Doily, from docrats
Intricut dies – Doily & Heart
Doily, from Hobbycrat
Papermania sentiments –
All Occasion, from The Range
Krat & coloured card * Krat
git bag * Baker’s twine *
Buttons * Brads * Acetate *
Acrylic paint * Flower punch
All tied up
For an alternative to a
gatefold design, trim
a pretty die-cut doily
in half and attach the
pieces to a card front.
Thread baker’s twine
through the holes
in the die cuts to tie
them together. Add
a sentiment tag and
a decorative tassel
to the twine before
tying it into a bow.
Dream big
Lovely layers
Layered, die-cut doilies can
be turned into a beautiful
dreamcatcher. Strengthen
the main section with a
layer of acetate and add a
loop of baker’s twine to the
top. Finish the design with
decorative tassels and gems.
The eye-catching pinks and
purples mean this will look
great in a little girl’s room,
and it will make a great,
feminine gift option, too!
Use sticky foam pads to layer up
several sizes of die-cut doilies, to
add lots of texture and interest. Tuck
a sentiment among the layers and
add a bit of bling with metallic gems.
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See page
76 for
stockists
DOILY DIE IDEAS
Touch of class
Pick of the bunch
Keep things simple with a row of die-cut
doilies, to create a border across the centre
of your card. Leave the central doily whole and
trim the other two to fit the card front. Add
minimal embellishments, for an elegant look.
Make gorgeous lacy flowers to adorn
gift boxes by simply die cutting a
medium-sized doily in coloured paper
then cutting out the centre. Pleat the
doily then join the ends together. Add
more layers on top in different sizes.
Matters of the heart
Trim a card base in half to showcase a pretty heartshaped doily on the front. Use the inlaid die-cutting
technique to fill in the central part of the heart, to
add extra colour and sturdiness to the design.
Plain & simple
Create an intricate background by cutting
doily shapes into plain card then layering
onto a contrasting colour. Keep the rest
of the design fairly subtle and simple.
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DOILY DIE IDEAS
Colour mask
Doilies are perfect for using as a stencil.
Die cut in sturdy card then use low-tack
tape to attach onto plain card. Carefully
sponge paint or ink through the design
to match your chosen colour scheme.
Window dressing
Create cute lace curtains by die cutting
a medium-sized doily in coloured paper
then trimming in half and attaching
behind a die-cut window frame. Add
a feminine touch with small punched
flowers in a window box!
Top tips
• Layer plain paper
behind the doilies
to enhance the
intricate patterns.
• For a super-sparkly
look, add glitter glue
or small metallic gems
across the doilies.
Seal of
approval
A die-cut doily snipped
in half makes a divine
decorative flap for a
gift bag. Layer together
two die-cut doilies in
coordinating colours
and fasten to the bag
with a Velcro dot. For
extra decoration, add
some metallic brads,
and attach a tassel
with baker’s twine.
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• For best results
and a sharp inish,
die cut the doilies
using paper and
card between 140
and 220gsm.
• Use a glue gun for
super-quick results
when creating your
doily flowers.
• For a more delicate
look, die cut doilies
from thin sheets of
vellum then layer
them together.
MEET THE DESIGNER
Meetthe
Designer...
Sue Hughes is a keen stamper
and savvy crater, whose
designs regularly feature in
Papercrat inspirations
What irst sparked your interest in
crating and card making?
For as long as I can remember, I have
loved drawing. From a young age, I
made hand-drawn ‘thank you’ cards,
which I gave to friends and family. Later,
I started to buy crat magazines and was
inspired to make cards for all occasions,
using a range of crating techniques.
What is the one thing you enjoy most
about card making?
I love the whole process, from having an
idea, putting it together to then seeing
the end result. It’s nice to be able to
tailor cards to suit the recipient’s likes
and interests – seeing that your card
has given them so much pleasure
is extremely rewarding.
What are some of your favourite
papercrating techniques?
I am not sure if I can pick a favourite, as
I love so many aspects of papercrat! At
one point, I would have said stamping
and colouring. However, I also enjoy
the versatility of die cutting. It’s
great to experiment with dies,
and I ind it really fun discovering
diferent ways of using them in
my crat projects.
Sue has certainly won
herself favour at court
with these majestic
makes, using this
issue’s printables
Sue’s recent projects
have included rustic
kraft gifts and stylish
bejewelled makes
Where do you look for inspiration for
your makes?
When I irst started card making, I used
to collect ideas, layouts, tips, and jot
them in a notebook, which included
inspiration I found from crat blogs, crat
forums and various magazines. This
book soon became full! Now, I love using
Pinterest, as it’s a great place to collect
and gather ideas, tips and tutorials.
Are there any crats you haven’t tried
that you’d like to have a go at?
I am hoping to start bullet journaling
soon. I do like to try and be organised,
so this appeals to me because it’s a
to-do list, sketchbook, notebook and
diary all combined together in a fun
and creative collection.
Aside from crating, how do you like
to unwind and relax?
I love yoga. I believe it helps to reduce
stress, enables me to clear my mind and
completely relax. Also, I enjoy walking.
I am fortunate to live near the coast
and some beautiful countryside, so
I’m really spoilt for choice.
Do you ever sufer from creative block
when you’re crating? If so, how do
you overcome it?
When this happens, I like to do
something completely diferent.
If possible, I take a break and get
some fresh air, as I ind it works
wonders for me. I also like to look
back on my past creations, just to
give myself a bit of a conidence boost
and remind myself that I can do it!
Tell us a surprising fact about yourself.
I adore penguins and I used to draw
cards featuring penguins for friends
and family. I have a huge collection of
over 200 china penguins – many have
been given to me as presents and some
have been rehomed from charity shops
and car boot sales.
Treat a special someone like royalty
for the day with Sue Hughes’s
fantastic royal printables and
step-by-step guides on page 66!
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Ready Ste
Our designer challenge...
Only use 5 items!
We challenged Sarah Jackman-Read
to make five cards using just five
bought items – plus a few extra bits
from her stash!
Shopping list
Basic card kit, plus
1
2
3
4
5
Papermania 12x12in paper
pack – Freshly Cut Flowers,
from docrats
Papermania clear stamp
set – Freshly Cut Flowers
Flower Vase, from docrats
Papermania ribbon – Freshly
Cut Flowers, from docrats
Papermania mini stickers –
Freshly Cut Flowers,
from docrats
Papermania brads – Freshly
Cut Flowers, from docrats
Bag it up
This super-sweet gift bag
is easy to make with the
template provided on page
77. Decorate the bag with
pretty papers and floral
stickers then use brads to
attach the handle and a tag.
Embellish with ribbon and
a stamped greeting. With
a lovely, fresh, spring feel,
this bag is a gorgeous
way to display a special
birthday present.
Template on page 77
See page
76 for
stockists
Thanks a bunch
A large image from the paper pack
creates a dramatic background for
the smaller, delicate vase stickers.
Layer up the three vases with sticky
foam pads, to create depth, then
add texture by distressing the
layers. Ink and stamp the outline
of the tag stamp three times, then
hand write a greeting inside the
tags before attaching with brads,
as shown. Add an extra splash
of colour with a length of ribbon
across the centre of the card.
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MONEY SAVER
Bursting with colour
Just Add: Papermania 12x12in clear acetate pack,
from Emerald Crats
Show off all the pretty, floral, mini stickers by attaching them
onto strips of acetate and placing them inside a box card.
Create your own sentiment by stamping small leaves in a
circular pattern before die cutting and adding your message
in the centre. Complete the design with small lengths of
bon and matching brads across the flaps of the box.
JUST ADD
Clear
acetate
Top tip
Use a brad to
secure loops
of ribbon
through the
top of tags
Petal power
Just Add: Xcut large
circle palm punch,
from Hobbycrat
Fantastic florals
Iris folding is a great way to showcase patterned
papers and frame a small sentiment. Use the
template on page 77 to cut a vase aperture then
cut strips of paper to 10x3.5cm, fold in half then
crease flat. Place the aperture face down onto the
template, then attach the strips by following the
design. Mix large, fussy-cut flowers with flower
stickers, to create a gorgeous bouquet, then hold
everything in place with complementary brads.
Punching out circles in lots
of pretty papers is a quick
way to create a textured
background that replicates
the look of layered petals,
too. Add glue to the top of
the circles then lift the edges
slightly, to add a little depth.
Stamp small flowers across
the top of the tag then add
lengths of ribbon an
brads, for a coordina
Get in touch!
Email us: papercrat@
immediate.co.uk
JUST ADD
A circle
punch
Write to: Papercrat
inspirations, Immediate
Media, Tower House,
Fairfax Street, Bristol
BS1 3BN.
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PRINTABLES
Make cards
it for royalty
Shopping list
Basic card kit & royal
printables, plus
* Crater’s Companion
*
Die’sire die – Cottage
Window * Tonic Studios
die set – Circle Layering,
from Hixxysot
Red, white, beige, purple,
blue & green card *
Adhesive gems *
Die-cutting machine
Template on page 77
See page
76 for
stockists
Download these royal designs
from our website:
www.papercrat
inspirationsmagazine.co.uk
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Printables
Skills
Discover the famous kings, queens and palaces
from British history, in handy printable form!
T
he British royal family are known
and admired around the world.
With Prince Harry’s upcoming
marriage in May and a new royal baby due
in April, what better time to look back on
Britain’s royal history and heritage?
These free printable images, designed
by Naomi Hocking, are so much fun and
can be used for a wide variety of cards.
The royal palaces and castles make the
perfect background for the wonderful
selection of igures, which include a Tudor
king, beloved queens, and, of course,
some corgis! Combine these with the fun
sentiments and a few gems to create a
unique card it for a king or queen!
PRINTABLES
Designed by
Sue Hughes
g
Sue started card makin
over ten years ago. She
loves to find new ways
to get the most out of
her craft stash!
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PRINTABLES
How to...Make a palatial stepper
Create a royal scene by adding
elements to a stepper card
Top tip
For added
dimension
and interest,
use sticky foam
pads to attach
layers to
your design
1
Cut a 27x19cm piece of white card. Score the
long side at 2.5cm, 5cm, 9cm, 13cm and
20cm. Fold along the score lines to create
a three-tiered stepper card base.
2
Cut a 9x18cm piece of green card, marking the
centre of one long edge. Cut a beige triangle,
using the template on page 77. Glue the triangle
to the green card, with the tip at the centre mark.
3
Cut the green panel into 2cm, 3cm and 4cm
strips, as shown. Attach the 4cm piece onto a
6x18cm piece of beige card. Layer each piece
onto red card, then add to the stepper base.
4
5
6
Print out and fussy cut the palace, leaving a
white border. Use sticky foam pads to attach
the palace to the back panel of the stepper
base, 2cm up from the folded bottom edge.
Print two queens onto white card. Fussy
cut the images, leaving a narrow white border.
Use sticky foam pads to attach the fussy-cut
queens to the middle stepper panel.
Print and fussy cut the king, queen and a corgi.
Use sticky foam pads to attach the images onto
the let-hand side of the front panel. Fussy cut a
floral border and wrap it around the front panel.
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PRINTABLES
We did it!
Sue
Kath
Alison
Take a oo at our reader es ers
creations on the next page!
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How to…Add palace gates
Use a single die to create garden
gates that can be opened and
closed on your card front
1
Layer a 16.5x12cm piece of beige card
onto a slightly larger piece of red card
then attach to a 17x13cm white card base.
2
Attach a 9x10.5cm piece of green card to
the lower edge of a 15x10.5cm piece of
blue card, then stick it to the centre of the
beige panel. Cut out a palace, then aix it
7cm from the lower edge of the beige card.
3
Print the floral frame onto white card
then trim the card to 15.5x11cm. Die cut
the window outline in the centre of the white
card, to create an aperture. Use sticky foam
pads to attach the white panel to your card.
4
Cut a window frame from beige card.
Taper each of the side edges then secure
it at the sides of the window aperture on the
card base. Add a queen to the aperture.
5
Attach the queen image 2cm from the
lower edge of the card base. Add a
mounted sentiment to the top of the card.
More rega l buys!
7
Print and fussy cut the sentiment and a crown.
Attach the crown to the top-right corner of the
sentiment. Attach the sentiment to the top-right
corner of the palace on the back stepper panel.
My Favorite Things
stamp set – Once Upon
a Time, £19.89
from Craftie Charlie
Xcut die set –
Princess & Castle,
£10.99 from docrafts
Hunkydory stamp set
– Pretty Princesses,
£8 from Hunkydory
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PRINTABLES
A royal occasion
A front panel, fancy-fold card base gives extra space
to display the royal igures. The large floral frame works
well for the background and inishes the scene nicely.
TRY THIS!
Add adhesive
gems to the
crowns!
Playing with scale
What could be more fun than a giant corgi?
Add a royal palace behind a circle aperture,
to create depth and interest to the design.
We did it!
Sue Cass
Q Tell us how you made
your corgi card
A At a recent workshop,
learnt how to create
p
,
paper and a kebab
skewer, so I used this technique to create
a background for my corgi. I chose a
purple-and-silver sentiment, which I tied
in to the make with silver butterfly stickers.
Q Do you have any top crafting tips?
A To add subtle glitter touches, as on
the collar and crown, use a shimmer
brush pen, such as Spectrum Noir.
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Take a look at our reader testers’ makes this month!
Q How did you create
your palatial card?
A I made the frame base
and surrounded it with
br ckwork patter
card. I cut out the
printable palace and figures and attached
them onto the card, creating perspective.
I then added the sentiment to the card, with
a Tudor rose either side, and added sparkly
Stickles to the crown and the characters.
Q How did you create the brickwork effect
on your backing paper?
A To create the brickwork effect, I used
a brickwork stamp on kraft card and
coloured the bricks using alcohol markers.
I then brushed inks across the card, to
make it look like aged plaster.
Alison Walker
Q What did you think of
hese royal printables?
A All of the figures are
rilliant, especially Henry
VIII and his wives. I made a birthday card
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