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! K O O L NEW

Less is more

How to keep it chic and simple

BONUS pull-out activity pack

FREE 35 exclusive digi stamps!

Sketches and designer inspiration inside!

ISSUE 88

Christmas comes early! Get the wow factor with Fusible Film

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s worth of prize to be won!

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Die-cutting masterclass Handmade toppers made easy

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Beautiful binding 6 new ways with this hot trend

Reuse and recycle Money-saving tips for men’s birthday cards

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unique projects

Autumn delights Stylish seasonal designs for all ages

Exclusive Forever Christmas Cards paper stack Plus ideas and inspiration for beautiful cards

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WELCOME

Hello

And welcome to issue 88 of Simply Cards & Papercraft. With autumn just around the corner, we’ve been getting into the festive mood here in the office. While it may seem a little early, I’m sure every crafter has found that it always pays to be organised when you’re creating your own handmade Christmas cards! That’s why we thought we would provide you with a little early inspiration for this year’s projects. To kick things off, your FREE Hot Off The Press Forever Christmas Cards paper stack is a must-have for quick and easy cards. Featuring 24 high-quality paper designs and 12 pages of elements and sentiments, it has everything you need for stunning results – check out Lindsey’s design ideas on page 12. Meanwhile, Su Pennick’s gorgeous creations are all about putting a little extra sparkle into Christmas, as she experiments with Fusible Film and Angel Hair on page 34. If you’ve never tried it before, you will see that there are so many applications for this unusual material, allowing you to create eye-catching cards that will stand out from the crowd. Plus, Stacey Rogers shows you how to design handmade toppers for your cards in her die-cutting masterclass on page 68. Many crafters now own some form of die-cutting machine, so if you’re looking to save money this year it’s worth digging out your dies. Of course, you can have too much of a good thing, and if you’re not in the festive spirit just yet we also have some fab seasonal designs for you to try. Kim Dellow shares some thrifty tips for recycling old safety pins, maps and corrugated card to create funky designs for the men in our lives on page 24, while new designer Liz Maguire demonstrates the theory of less is more on page 78 – her stunning designs are so simple yet so stylish, utilising white space for maximum impact. Finally, Kirsty Maluga takes a look at the latest craze for vintage seam binding on the cover and on page 59, showing just some of the beautiful effects you can achieve. I really can’t wait to get my hands on some of this must-have material, and after seeing Kirsty’s designs, neither will you! Simply Cards & Papercraf t is now on Twitter! Follow With all this plus the usual letters, news and readers’ galleries us on @SimplyCards_mag for and so much more besides, I think I’ll leave you to it. Enjoy! all the latest crafty news from your favourite cardmaking ma g Editor melanie.tickle@practicalpublishing.co.uk

PS... If you love SC&P you’ll love our sister magazines, Papercraft Essentials, Scrapbook Magazine, Creative Beads & Jewellery, Simply Homemade and the all-digital Complete Cardmaking – plus the craft store-only title Creative Cardmaking

EDITORIAL Editor – Melanie Tickle Editorial Assistant – Lindsey Hopkins Art Editor – Tym Leckey Sub-Editors – Becky Higgins, Justine Moran Photographers – Tym Leckey, Rachel Burgess

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Dellow, Laura Dougherty, Lindsey Hopkins, Jo Kill, Kirsty Maluga, Liz McGuire, David Parkins, Bev Rochester, Stacey Rogers, Su Pennick

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Issue88

47 ACTIVITY PACK Our full-out activity pack is bursting with essential sketches and adorable digital images

78 LESS IS MORE Keep your designs chic and simple with our guide to white space

34 SHIMMER & SHINE Give your Christmas cards the wow factor with Fusible Film

68 MASTERCLASS Use your die-cutting machine to create fab handmade toppers

59 BEAUTIFULLY BOUND Designer inspiration for using vintage seam binding

24 REUSED AND RECYCLED Creative and cost-effective tips for perfect men’s birthday cards

12 SEASON’S GREETINGS Get set for Christmas with your FREE HOTP Forever Christmas Cards paper stack

16 SUGAR AND SPICE Stylish seasonal designs that both children and adults will love

Step-by-step guidance through every project! This issue we’re bringing you some adorable cards for autumn, creative ideas with corrugated card and a handmade toppers masterclass. Plus stunning ideas with Fusible Film, designer inspiration for vintage seam binding and tips for chic and simple results

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Sugar And Spice: Bev Rochester gets set for autumn with her collection of gorgeous creations in a muted autumnal colour palette, perfect for kids and adults alike

TRADITIONAL

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Reused And Recycled: Kim Dellow reuses corrugated card, pins and map pages to create the perfect accents for her funky distressedstyle makes for men

CONTEMPORARY

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Shimmer And Shine: Su Pennick explains how Fusible Film and Angel Fibres are perfect for Christmas cards and handmade decorations with the 'wow' factor

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REGULARS All the usual news, reviews and features to keep you in tune with modern cardmaking Using your free 6 What’s New gift – page 12 10 Letters 12 Using Your Free Gift 32&92 Competitions 42&76 Giveaways 44 & 45 Shopping Guide 98 Next Issue Letters – page 10

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Beautifully Bound: Ink, scrunch and ruffle your way to stunning results with Kirsty Maluga’s tips for using vintage seam binding

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To Die For: Layer die-cut elements into handmade toppers to create show-stopping cards in no time, as Stacey Rogers demonstrates

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Less Is More: Liz McGuire suggests mastering the art of the clean and simple design for cool, understated results...

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Sealed With A Kiss: Laura Dougherty creates eye-catching wax seal effects using the Dremel hot glue gun


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CONTENTS

SEASONAL

24 TRADITIONAL

34 CONTEMPORARY

59 SOPHISTICATED

68 MASTERCLASS

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FOCUS ON...

Giveaways

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SCRAP RAT

Scrap Rat kits contain a unique combination of the latest products from some of the best manufacturers on the market. These affordable first-class kits are packed full of glorious goodies. If you love embellishments you won’t be able to resist these, as extra

attention is given to ensuring a generous quantity of accents are included to complement the papers and cardstock. Monthly kits are not themed or project based, and the contents will always be suitable for use on a whole variety of different projects. Go to www.scraprat.co.uk for more details

DIGI DELIGHTS

Sit back with a brew as we bring you all the latest from the world of crafts We have five sets of cupcake découpage car DELICIOUS DÉCOUPAGE d kits to give away, so for your Take a look at these delightful new chance to win a set send your name and address on a additions to the range of postcard to: SC&P88 Pap er Cellar card kits, découpage card kits available Practical Publishing, Un it 1 Adlington from Paper Cellar. Featuring a Court, Adlington Busin ess Park, selection of scrummy cupcakes, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL, to these latest releases are sure to be a arrive by 15th Septem ber big hit, plus there are also tools, 2011

kittens, puppies and vintage card designs to choose from, to suit all kinds of occasions. Each pack includes four craft sheets, four envelopes and even 3D foam pads! The découpage sheets feature an A6 pre-scored card, with the backing image already printed on it for matting directly onto your card blank. RRP: £3.75. To see the new range, go to www.papercellar.com or call 0871 871 3711 for more information

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Digi Crafts has announced details of its forthcoming Christmas 2011 discs, due for release in early September. These new CD-ROMs will retail at a new lower price of £12.99, and feature even more stunning and professionally commissioned illustrations than previous CD-ROMs. Squeezee Santas feature skilfully illustrated Santa Claus characters that are warm and welcoming for everyone, while Christmas Cottage Robins will be released following the success of last year’s Christmas Cottage Delights, with beautiful and traditional country scenes incorporating our little national treasure! Each disc features 15 projects in three sizes, text editable PDFs with co-ordinating boxes, and now new box liners for a totally professional finish. Check out www.digicrafts.co.uk for more details call 0844 499 8181


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what’s new NEW PRODUCTS FESTIVE FEELING

Take a look at these delightful new additions to the Craftime catalogue, which are ideal for a wide variety of Christmas crafts. The range includes MDF sets with and without stencils, A6 stencils, silhouettes and A4 die-cuts. Add instant embellishment to both your contemporary and traditional designs with this great new selection, including robins, trees, holly and more!

SENSATIONAL SHOW

To see the full range go to www.craftime.com or call 01623 722828 for more details

PRO PERFORMANCE

Now you can use wafer-thin dies up to 12x14” in the Big Shot™ Pro Machine! Designed exclusively for use with the Big Shot™ Pro, Sizzix® introduces the 12x14” Solo Platform and Shim with Wafer Thin Die Adapter. This fabulous new accessory means that, as well as every Ellison® and Sizzix® design ever made, you can now use the bigger Wafer Thin dies in the Big Shot™ Pro Machine. Perfect for use with larger nesting dies, the Wafer Thin Die Adapter creates the perfect conditions for a precise cut, so you can take all your papercrafting projects to the next level with layering, framing and much more!

RRP: £26.99. For more information go to www.sizzix. co.uk or call 0844 499 8181

Put some fun and creativity back into your Christmas shopping by visiting Crafts for Christmas/ Hobbycrafts/Art Materials Live at the NEC, Birmingham from the 3rd – 6th November, and Crafts for Christmas/Hobbycrafts at the SECC, Glasgow from 27th – 30th October! Away from the crowds and queues of the high street, this is a more relaxing shopping experience that will allow you to create a handmade and personalised Christmas for you and your family. Whether it’s a nostalgic toy for the children or a beautiful necklace for someone special, Crafts for Christmas offers a huge selection of fine handmade crafts for you to choose from, with over 200 crafts people present. Hobbycrafts, the UK’s largest creative crafts show, will be bigger and better than ever this year, with over 200 exhibitors bringing the best of the creative craft world together. Stock up and discover new products with an unrivalled choice of supplies, and speak personally to the exhibitors for information on all

the latest trends, ideas and top tips for a wide range of creative crafts including papercrafts, felting, beading, stamping, parchment craft, découpage, calligraphy and much more. With daily on-stand demonstrations and mini workshops, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your own creative craft projects. Get creative at UK’s liveliest and biggest art materials show, Art Materials Live (Birmingham only) where leading professional artists will be on hand to offer the very latest in art supplies, ideas and innovations, as well as free demonstrations to leave you feeling inspired and enthused. Visitors can vote for their favourite painting in the Simply the Best competition organised by the Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines, or attend one of the pre-bookable hands-on workshops. Demonstrating artists include Bob Elcock, who specialises in pastel pencils, Jeremy Ford who regularly features on the Painting and Drawing Channel, Fraser Scarfe who enjoys landscape painting in acrylics and oils, watercolour expert Matthew Palmer and many more.

SECC, Glasgow Crafts for Christmas & Hobbycrafts Two shows for the price of one! 27th – 30th October 2011 Open: 9.30 – 17.00 (Sat 17.30) Tickets: Adults £5.50 advance/£7 on the door Seniors £4.50 advance/£6 on the door

We have five pairs of tickets to give away to both the Glasgow NEC Birmingham and Birmingham shows, so for your cha nce Crafts for Christmas, Hobbycrafts & to win a pair send you r name and address on a postcard Art Materials Live to either: SC&P88 Gla sgo w or SC&P88 Birmingha Three shows for the price of one! m, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adling 3rd – 6th November 2011 ton Court, Adlington Business Par k, Macclesfield, Open 9.30 – 17.30 (Sun 17.00) Cheshire SK10 4NL, to arrive by Tickets: 15th September 2011 Adults £8.50 advance/£10 on the door

Seniors £7.50 advance/£9 on the door Two-day ticket (advance only) adults £14/senior £12 Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult (or £3) To buy tickets visit www.ichf.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 01425 277988 www.simplycardsmag.com

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NEW PRODUCTS what’s new EXCALIBUR FAIRS

Excalibur Fairs has been organising events in the Midlands area for almost 15 years, using premier venues such as The National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham, which currently hosts the weekly computer fair, and Perdiswell Park Leisure Centre in Worcester. Featuring leading craft companies from around the country and offering fantastic products for various crafts, the upcoming Excalibur Fairs are not to be missed! Excalibur will be hosting a papercraft fair every two months at The National Motorcycle Museum, and in addition to We this there will be a computer fair running have five pairs of tickets alongside. This means that anyone visiting r obe Oct d 23r the to give away to the papercraft fair will also have access to win a pair to nce cha r you for so show, a on ail em the computer fair for free, where you can and s res send your name, add find computer goods at trade prices! postcard to: al Publishing, SC&P88 Excalibur, Practic Adlington rt, Cou ton ing Adl Forthcoming dates: 1 Unit ld, Cheshire sfie ccle 17th September: The National Business Park, Ma h SK10 4NL to arrive by 15t Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham 1 201 ber Septem

23rd October: Brunswick Leisure Centre 20th November: Fenton Manor Sports Complex 26th November: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

For discounted entrance fees and special offers, either sign up as a member at www.papercraftfairs.co.uk or become a Facebook fan – www.facebook.com/papercraftfairs

BREAST CANCER CARE

Breast Cancer Care is encouraging people to liven up their Friday afternoons by taking part in the charity’s Pink Friday fundraising campaign throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign is to help fund vital services, such as the charity’s helpline, information points in hospitals and support groups for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Getting involved with Pink Fridays is easy to do, and can include anything from a tea break in the office with pink food and drinks, to a pink pamper party with your mates at home. Breast Cancer Care Ambassador, Lisa Snowdon, said: “I’ve been an ambassador for Breast Cancer Care for nearly seven years now and I’m so excited about hosting my own Pink Friday this October. It’s the

Cardmaker’s Calendar 2011

1st – 3rd September Manchester Creative Crafts Show Event City, Manchester www.sccshows.co.uk Tel: 01822 617744 3rd September The Craft Barn Mixed Media Day Surrey www.thecraftbarn.co.uk Tel: 01342 836398 3rd September Just Scrapbooking workshop The Centre, Newlyn www.justscrapbooking.co.uk Tel: 01736 785695 4th September Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show Coventry www.sincerely-yours.co.uk Tel: 01684 561061 4th September Max Papercraft Show Bramhall Lane, Sheffield www.maxpapercraftshow.co.uk Tel: 01623 443607

8th – 10th September Crafts for All show The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre Bristol www.craftsforall.co.uk Tel: 0117 907 1000 9th – 11th September Weald of Kent Craft Show Penshurst Place, Tonbridge www.ichf.co.uk Tel: 01425 272711

best excuse ever to get my girlies together for a laugh and a chat while knowing we are making a real difference.”

16th – 18th September Esher Creative Crafts Show Sandown Park Exhibition Centre Esher, Surrey www.sccshows.co.uk Tel: 01822 617744

Register now for a free Pink Fridays fundraising kit, full of party ideas and fundraising tips. Visit www.breastcancer care.org.uk/ pinkfridays or call 0870 164 9422 By entering these competitions you accept that your details may be passed on to a third party.

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17th September The Craft Barn Kick Off To Christmas workshop with Carol Cockbain Lingfield, Surrey www.thecraftbarn.co.uk Tel: 01342 836398 17th September Excalibur Papercraft Fair National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham www.papercraftfairs.co.uk Tel: 07976 350520 17th – 18th September Creative Journey Art Journaling Weekend Workshop Derbyshire www.creativejourneyworkshops.co.uk Tel: 01335 344183 22nd – 25th September Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts Westpoint Centre, Exeter www.ichf.co.uk Tel: 01425 272711 24th September Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn crop Malvern Wells, Worcs. www.funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk Tel: 01684 891648 24th – 25th September The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show Alexandra Palace, London www.bssbs.co.uk Tel: 01536 481778 25th September Max Papercraft Show Moorways, Derby www.maxpapercraftshow.co.uk Tel: 01623 443607


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To buy HOTP products, visit www.ideal world.tv

Every issue our Star Letter winner receives HOTP stash worth £50, and all other letters printed win a free gift! Email letters@practicalpublishing.co.uk or write to Letters, SC&P, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL

HAPPY SUBSCRIBER

I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my subscription to Simply Cards & Papercraft. The vintage-style Fancy Pants papers with issue 85 were fantastic, and they really inspired me to make dozens of cards. The ‘Girly girl’ card was made entirely with your papers, and the ‘Sending you smiles’ card (my first vintage design!) was made with the addition of some Papermania Birdsong stamps and a little

colouring using ProMarker pens. The steampunk article in issue 84 was so good I had to buy some of the Kaisercraft papers and had a go at all the cards, and issue 86 kept me crafting all weekend. The Designer Labels article was particularly enjoyable, and I even managed to get a “Wow” from my husband for my own frame card based on Su Pennick’s gorgeous design, along with elements cut from Kaisercraft’s Secret Bird Society papers, some die-cuts and various vintage bits from my button box. Thank you so much for keeping the magazine so up to date and give yourselves a big pat on the back. Maddy Herbison, by email SCP: It’s always great to hear such lovely feedback from readers, and we’re so happy you’re enjoying the magazine, Maddy. We hope you enjoy this issue just as much!

MONKEY MAGIC

CRAFTING CRAZY

I am so inspired by your magazine – every time it hits the shopfloor I’m sure I am the first to buy it! I started cardmaking about nine years ago when I found a copy of Corel Photo House on my new computer at home – so I started making some photo cards, then using some images or cliparts for others. I then sneaked into rubberstamping after my husband bought me a craft box from Argos for Christmas. Then

I just loved the cheeky monkey digi stamps in issue 87. I have only just started to use ProMarkers so decided to give it a whirl, unfortunately I couldn’t stop at one! I made a male card (‘King of the swingers’), an anniversary card (‘Luv you this much’), a Valentine’s card, where I couldn’t resist turning one monkey into a female with red lipstick and painted toenails, and two children’s cards, one with wiggly eyes. I had lots of fun creating these cards and I hope you like them! Kate Earle, Hull SCP: We’ve had such a good response about these little fellas, and we absolutely love your cards, Kate! We hope last issue’s ProMarker masterclass by Lindsey Hopkins helped you on your way to making the most of these cheeky characters too. Enjoy your Star Letter prize!

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LETTERS

PLEASANT SURPRISE

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for my wonderful Stamping Bella Blingabella rubberstamp that I won in issue 84. The last thing I won was 20 years ago when I was 9! I was so happy to think that I had been chosen, as I have sent off so many postcards for freebies in the past and never had any joy – until now, that is! It has absolutely made my day. I hope you like the card I made using the newest addition to my stamp stash! Emma Stanfield, Somerset SCP: Thanks for your letter, Emma – it just goes to show how there’s always the chance you could win some crafty goodies by entering our giveaways! Be sure to enter for this issue’s prizes on pages 42 and 76. Good luck!

constantly ignored as I am busy working on my latest creation! Stamping and découpage are my favourite mediums, and I love mixing bright vibrant colours with cute images. My husband loves me making cards as it saves him having to remember to buy and then send dozens of family birthday cards – now I do it all and love it! The hobby started off saving us money but now I think I help the economy by buying lots of things here and there, and I am always keen to try out new trends. Penny Black stamps are my favourite, closely followed by anything to do with Popcorn the Bear. Christine Hall, Lanarkshire SCP: Thanks so much for sharing your cardmaking story and creations, Christine! It sounds like you’re very lucky to have such a supportive family who encourage you to keep crafting. Keep up the good work!

DIGIS AND DRAGONS

I loved the mythical creatures digi stamps in issue 86, especially the dragons. I think the little baby dragons especially have many uses, such as new baby, Easter and congratulations. I hope you like my effort, and I can’t wait to

try out another baby dragon design soon! Margaret Smith, Kent SCP: We love your card, Margaret! Those baby dragon designs were just too cute – turn to page 50 to check out more of David’s fab images, and be sure to let us know what you made with this issue’s designs.

LOVELY LADYBUG

As you can see by this card, I’ve been busy playing with my free Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps from issue 86. They’re so cute and great for kids, although I think some of my friends would love the little girl, as they like to shop til they drop! I used the sketch on page 49 as it was a perfect fit for the little girl, then I shortened it for the ‘Just for you’ sentiment. My hubby is a sweetie, as he bought me a subscription to Simply Cards & Papercraft for my

If you are having difficulty locating a particular product, or have seen one used in an article and want to know where you can get it, write to us at: Where Do I Find, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL or email letters@practicalpublishing.co.uk with ‘SC&P Where Do I Find’ as the subject

Q On page 21 in issue 86 of Simply Cards & Papercraft there was a project using a Prima Postcard clear stamp. Can you please tell me the stockist/ website/price, as I would love to try this stamp? Jean Whittle, by email A Kirsty Maluga designed this card and tells us that she bought hers from www.crafts4eternity.co.uk, but we’ve checked their website and they’re now sold out! www.artfulsplodger.co.uk has some postcard influenced-style stamps, which make a great alternative.

Q I have been asked to make a card for a steam engine enthusiast and wondered where I could find stamps, découpage or related materials? Moira Reid, by email A Craft Creations springs to mind instantly, as it stocks a great selection of découpage and other craft products. Visit www.craftcreations.com; Tel: 01992 781900 to purchase this George V Steam Train découpage sheet (DCD544)

Q I’ve been trying to find some screw and nail-type brads for my masculine projects but have had no luck so far. Can you help? Erika Middleton, by email A These are available from Crafts 4 All Seasons – www.crafts4all seasons.co.uk; Tel: 01564 784021 birthday, so I’m over the moon – no more going to the shops for it. I have been cardmaking for well over 10 years, and I sell my cards at the local craft shop as well as making cards for charity, which keeps me busy. I really love designing and making cards and entering cardmaking competitions – I enjoy a challenge and it keeps the little grey cells working. Jane Hennis, Cumbria

hope you enjoy this issue’s free Hot Off The Press Forever Christmas Cards paper stack just as much, and be sure to show us what you made.

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Season’s greetings Christmas has come early this issue, with this stack of beautiful papers from Hot Off The Press. Lindsey Hopkins provides some festive inspiration...

MERRY & BRIGHT SIMPLY make... a 9.5x10.5cm card blank from red cardstock and cover 1Create the front with patterned paper. a 2” strip of green paper onto patterned paper and attach 2Mount to the card as shown. the border, a sentiment and two ‘C’ monograms from the 3Trim paper stack. Attach the border across the bottom of the layered strips and overlap with the sentiment then highlight with glitter glue. the first ‘C’ to the card, and cut the holly and berries 4Attach from the second. Découpage these over those on the first ‘C’ and highlight the berries using Glossy Accents.

Materials ✿ Hot Off The Press paper stack ✿ red cardstock ✿ Ranger Glossy Accents ✿ gold Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ 3D foam pads Hand-making your own smaller-scale card blanks is a great way to stretch your supplies

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FREE GIFT

SPECIAL HOLIDAY MEMORY SIMPLY make... a 20x10.5cm piece of red and fold the ends in 1Cutcardstock the centre to create a gatefold card. Cover each flap using patterned paper. patterned paper with brown paper and attach 2Mount centrally across the flaps. a sentiment and attach of brown paper. Matt 3Cuttowithaoutpanel patterned paper and brown cardstock, leaving a narrow border of each. a brad in each corner and attach the left-hand side of 4Position the panel to the left-hand flap.

Materials ✿ Hot Off The Press paper stack ✿ brown and red cardstock ✿ brads

NOEL

SIMPLY make... a 10.5cm-square card blank from red cardstock. Matt and layer panels of 1Create green and brown paper onto the card front, leaving a narrow border. a strip of patterned paper to another strip, and affix across the 2Attach bottom half of the card. two tags, a border and three of the sentiments from the paper stack. 3Cut‘noel’ Overlap the tags and attach to the card using a glitter brad. Highlight using glitter glue. the border across the top of the card and sit the first ‘Noel’ on top of it. 4Attach from the second ‘noel’ and the from the third. 5Cuthollytheand‘O’berries the ‘O’ and holly onto the first ‘Noel’ using 3D foam pads, and highlight 6Découpage the berries using Glossy Accents.

Materials ✿ Hot Off The Press paper stack ✿ red cardstock ✿ glitter brad

✿ Ranger Glossy Accents ✿ Crystal Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ 3D foam pads

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FREE GIFT

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

SIMPLY make... a 15x8.5cm card blank from red cardstock and 1Crease-fold cover with patterned paper. a strip of musical paper onto brown paper and attach 2Mount across the bottom of the card blank as shown. the sentiment panel and from the stack. Mount 3Cutbrackets onto brown and patterned paper before attaching centrally onto your card. 3D foam pads to attach the brackets on each side of the 4Use sentiment, and highlight using Glossy Accents.

Materials ✿ Hot Off The Press paper stack ✿ red cardstock ✿ Ranger Glossy Accents ✿ 3D foam pads Hot Off The Press paper stacks, collections and kits are a great investment, as they often include everything you need to make great cards

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS SIMPLY make... Make a 15x6.5cm card blank from red cardstock.

1 1cm-wide strips of patterned paper onto green 2Layer paper, and a 2”-wide panel of brown paper onto patterned paper as shown. Attach the larger panel in the top-half of the card blank, with a space and the narrower strips on each side.

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Materials ✿ Hot Off The Press paper stack ✿ red cardstock ✿ brads ✿ Xmas Red Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ 3D foam pads

the tree and sentiment from paper stack. Attach the 5Cutthe sentiment to the strip at the bottom of the card using brads. the tree on the largest panel using 3D foam pads. 6Position Highlight the tree and papers using glitter glue.


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Sugar and spice

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ids’ cards can sometimes be difficult to create if you’re looking for something a little bit different. From dinosaurs, aliens, bugs and cowboys to princesses, fairies and teddies, there are all kinds of fun images and papers available to suit cards for children. However, they’re often in bright primary colours and a wacky cartoon style. While this is great for most children, it means that kids’ cards can often become a little formulaic. By using these stunning images from Lili of the Valley, I have tried a different slant on the traditional child’s card – mixing hand-coloured images with age-specific sentiments and interesting

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texture, creating results that will appeal to both child and parent alike.

WHAT’S IN A NUMBER

Age- or name-specific sentiment stamps can of course be very difficult to find, so use your printer to create your own unique greetings. There are so many free fonts out there on websites such as www.dafont.com, plenty of which are fun and quirky so they’re perfect for children’s cards. Alternatively, you could doodle the child’s age with a gel pen, or use letter rub-ons or stickers to personalise your cards. Another trick is to layer up punched shapes for maximum impact, and look at different ways of using your punches, as I have

BEV ROCHESTER Designer

These gorgeous stamps from Lili of the Valley are great for recipients of all ages, but the adorable designs are especially cute for kids’ cards. Bev Rochester shows how you don’t have to go colour and texture crazy, but instead lets the images do the talking with this range of stunning cards in a muted autumnal colour palette

Mixing hand-coloured images with agespecific sentiments and interesting texture creates results that will appeal to both child and parent alike

done with the Astronaut card on page 18. If you want to be a little more creative, a fun way of forming age embellishments is with pipe cleaners or straws. It’s cheap and simple to do, and adds a different dimension to your designs. Another great way of making the recipient’s age take centre stage is to create a shaped card, either hand-drawn or using a template. For example, it’s a really simple but effective idea to draw a large number seven onto the front of a card, making sure it overlaps the fold slightly, then carefully cutting around the edges to produce your shaped card blank. Then simply use paper, punches or images of your choice to finish off the look.


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autumn birthdays SEASONAL

DAISY CHAIN SIMPLY make... a square of red rosespatterned paper to fit the front 1Trim of a white 15cm-square card blank. Matt with red cardstock, leaving a narrow border. a piece of red cardstock to measure 1 ⁄ ” wide and fix in 2Trim place onto the left-hand side of 1

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the card. Adhere lace and seam binding over this, then fix a bow with a pearl brad in the centre at the top of the strip. and colour your image with Copic pens, trim and matt 3Stamp with red cardstock, leaving a narrow border. Mount onto the card front at an angle as shown. a piece of seam binding and gather into a tight circle. 4Stitch Fix a mulberry flower in the centre and affix the rest of the flowers in place as shown. out your sentiment onto white paper, trim and matt 5Print with red cardstock. Fix in the top right-hand corner of the card to finish.

Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Daisy Chain stamp ✿ NitWit Collections Crab Apple Lane FQB digital downloads ✿ lace ✿ seam binding ✿ mulberry flowers ✿ pearl brad ✿ Copic markers Tools ✿ leaf punch ✿ PC and printer

DIGITAL DELIGHTS

I have used digital download kits for these cards, as they are great for making your creations co-ordinate perfectly. Companies like NitWit Collections have a range of gorgeous child-orientated design kits in soft pastel tones as well as modern brights, so you can achieve the look you want. Don’t be afraid to layer up your patterned papers – using a digital kit means all the hard work of matching colours and patterns has been done for you, so be daring and pile up those layers! Children love texture, and a unique way of adding it is with layered punches, flowers, buttons, ribbon, or even raffia as I used on the ‘Aeroplane’ card on

page 21. This is so they can feel their way around the card as well as look at it. When working with digital papers, choose a good-quality heavyweight paper (around 160gsm) to print onto, to give a professional finish and ensure that when adhering to cardstock the colour will not show through to the front of the digital paper. Bear in mind, when printing from an inkjet printer, that the ink will bleed if it is wet, so use wet glue sparingly to avoid smudging. If you are using wet glue, a good idea is to use a solvent-based one like Collall All Purpose glue, which rubs off if smudged and does not affect the print like wet glue would, for perfect results. ■

SIMPLY shopping Lili of the Valley stamps are available from www.lili ofthevalley.co.uk Seam binding, lace, buttons, brads and mulberry flowers are available from www.wild orchidcrafts.co.uk NitWit Collections FQB digital downloads are available from www.nitwit collections.com

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ASTRONAUT

a square of dotty paper with red cardstock, leaving a 1Matt narrow border around the edges. Wrap the left-hand side of the panel with red grosgrain ribbon. Adhere to the centre of a white 15cm-square card blank.

a corner from yellow cardstock, fix brads in place as 2Punch shown and adhere in the top right-hand corner of the panel.

Fix two brads in the bottom lefthand corner of the card. Stamp ‘Time To Celebrate’ onto yellow cardstock and punch into a circle shape. Adhere to the opposite corner of the card.

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Stamp and colour your image with Copic pens, trim and matt with red cardstock. Mount in the centre of the card at an angle using 3D foam pads.

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a 1 ⁄ ” circle from yellow cardstock. Punch an oval from 5Punch yellow cardstock and cut out 1

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the centre so that you can slip the punched circle inside to represent Saturn. Fix a red number sticker in the centre, then secure to the top left-hand corner of the card to finish.

Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Astronaut and Mixed Circular Sentiments stamps ✿ NitWit Collections Above & Beyond digital download ✿ number sticker ✿ red brads ✿ red grosgrain ribbon ✿ yellow cardstock ✿ glitter glue ✿ Copic markers ✿ 3D foam pads Tools ✿ corner punch ✿ 11⁄4” circle punch ✿ oval punch


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autumn birthdays SEASONAL

ABRACADABRA SIMPLY make... a square of orange plaid paper with orange cardstock, 1Matt leaving a border around the edges. Matt a smaller piece of multi-block paper with orange cardstock and fix in place in the centre of the plaid piece.

a strip of orange cardstock Punch or die-cut stars from black using the Trellis punch and and orange cardstock, layer and 2Trim 4 adhere to the card as shown. fix in place as shown, with a Wrap a piece of black grosgrain ribbon across the centre, and add a bow to the left-hand side. Stamp and colour the Abracadabra image, die-cut into a circle and mount onto an orange scalloped circle. Mount in the centre of the panel as shown using 3D foam pads.

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button tied with string in the centre of each. your sentiment and trim into a 5Computer-generate banner shape before fixing to the bottom right-hand corner of the panel. Adhere the finished panel to the front of a white 15cm-square card blank.

Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Abracadabra stamp ✿ NitWit Collections Monster Mayhem FQB digital download ✿ black grosgrain ribbon ✿ black and orange buttons ✿ string ✿ Copic markers Tools ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ star, circle and scalloped circle dies ✿ Martha Stewart Trellis Deep Border punch ✿ PC and printer

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SIMPLY make... Stamp and colour the Milly Me and a scalloped circle from My Dog image using Copic pens, 4 white cardstock using the 1Die-cut die-cut into a circle and matt with largest die in the set. Score and fold in half. a circle form orange cardstock, using the largest die 2Die-cut in the plain circle set. Trim to fit the front of the card. a piece of patterned paper from the next smaller3Die-cut sized die and fix in place on the orange half circle. Adhere lace and ribbon across the top, then mount onto the folded card.

an orange scalloped circle. Fix in place onto the card front as shown, so that it is overlapping the top of the card fold. out your sentiment and mount onto a panel die-cut from 5Print orange cardstock. Adhere to the bottom of the card, below the image. Add mulberry flowers and punched butterflies around the image as shown to finish.

MILLY ME AND MY DOG

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Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Milly Me & My Dog stamp ✿ NitWit Collections Buds ‘n Blossoms FQB digital download ✿ ribbon and lace ✿ orange cardstock ✿ Copic markers ✿ mulberry flowers

Tools ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Circle, Grand Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle dies ✿ Stampin’ Up! Word Window punches ✿ small butterfly punches ✿ PC and printer


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AEROPLANE SIMPLY make...

Stamp and colour the a piece of travel-patterned Aeroplane image using Copic 3 paper with red cardstock. Trim a 1Matt pens, trim and matt with red 2 ⁄ ”-wide piece of plaid paper 1

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and matt with red cardstock. Adhere to the left-hand side of the panel. Trim a 3”-deep piece of red dotty paper, matt with red cardstock and adhere in the centre of the panel. Tie a piece of raffia around the centre as shown, knotting on the right-

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machine). Fix this frame in place, weaving it over the image as shown. Mount in the centre of the card using 3D foam pads.

hand side. Adhere the layered panels onto the front of a white 15cm-square tent-fold card blank.

cardstock. Make a frame from the largest and second largest circle dies, by laying one die inside the other on a piece of red cardstock (you may want to tape them in place so they don’t move when you run through the die-cutting

a star from red cardstock and affix in the top 5Die-cut left-hand corner of the card. Thread some twine through a button, tie in a bow and adhere the button to the star.

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Print out your sentiment and cut out each letter separately. Affix to the bottom right-hand corner of the card as shown, staggering the letters.

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Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Aeroplane stamp ✿ NitWit Collections Away We Go FQB digital download ✿ raffia ribbon ✿ twine ✿ large button ✿ red cardstock ✿ Copic markers Tools ✿ star punch or die ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle dies ✿ PC and printer www.simplycardsmag.com

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SEASONAL autumn birthdays

DOGGIE DELIGHT

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cream rose-patterned paper to fit the front of a white 1Trim 15cm-square card blank. Matt with red cardstock, leaving a narrow border.

a piece of red rosepatterned paper to measure 2Trim 2 ⁄ ” wide and matt with red 1

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cardstock, again leaving a narrow border. Mount towards the left-hand side of the panel as shown.

Materials ✿ Lili Of The Valley Doggie Delight stamp ✿ NitWit Collections Crab Apple Lane FQB digital downloads ✿ lace ✿ Copic markers ✿ red cardstock ✿ mulberry flowers

Tools ✿ corner die or punch ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle and Fancy Tags dies ✿ Stampin’ Up! Word Window punch ✿ PC and printer

red leaf-patterned paper Stamp and colour the Doggie Print out your sentiment and Attach the flowers as shown, to measure 4 ⁄ x4”, matt with Delight image using Copic punch into an oblong shape curling the waste stem from the 3Trim 4 5 6 pens. Die-cut into a rectangle using a window punch. Die-cut flowers around a pokey tool red cardstock and fix in the 1

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centre of the panel. Adhere a strip of lace across the centre of the panel, then adhere to the centre of the card blank.

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shape and matt with a red scalloped rectangle as shown. Fix in place in the centre of the card blank.

a fancy tag from red cardstock and adhere your sentiment to the centre. Fix this at the top of the image as shown.

and fixing in place amongst the flowers to finish.


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KIM DELLOW Designer

Reused and recycled

A lot of these items are perfect for making really interesting and textured masculine cards

You might look at corrugated cardboard and think that it couldn’t possibly be made into something beautiful on your projects, but Kim Dellow shows how it is the perfect accent for distressed cards for men

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ne of my favourite things in crafting is recycling and repurposing items into my projects. I often scramble through second-hand shops, library sales and markets for unwanted bits and bobs. I love old books, maps are such a bonus, and my day is made if I find a vintage button or two! It is well worth rummaging around to see what you can find, and if you are really lucky you will find somewhere you can still pick these items up at bargain prices! When you are looking for second-hand

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books to repurpose, it is worth bearing in mind that different books use different kinds of papers. Start getting different books to experiment with, and work out which papers you enjoy working on. The shinier and smoother the paper, the less absorbent it is to inks and paints, and it may need sanding and/or a layer of Gesso before you can work with it, especially if you are using water-based colouring materials. Some of the older books often have very absorbent paper that will fray and ‘bobble’ when worked on, and if over-worked will tear and break up. Both types of papers have lots of

different uses, and you are sure to form your own favourites for working with so have a play!

PERFECTLY PACKAGED

But what about your packaging? I am a total packaging hoarder – not only is it useful for repackaging items, it is also a wonderful material to make things from. I love card, and corrugated card is amongst my favourite materials to use in cardmaking. You can buy already ‘naked’ corrugated card, where the corrugation is already exposed, but the best finds are the old boxes made from sandwiched corrugated card, where it


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corrugated card TRADITIONAL

PINS AND PINWHEELS SIMPLY make... a strip of fabric measuring 3cm wide and 16cm long. Fray 1Tear all the edges and scrunch into a ball to create crease lines in the fabric as shown. tear three circles from the corrugated card to fit inside 2Roughly the fabric strip, and brush Grape VersaColor ink over the edges. Pierce holes into the three circles and attach safety pins. the three circles onto the fabric strip with Golden Heavy 3Stick Gel Medium. Once this is dry, trim a strip of cardstock to slightly smaller than the fabric strip, and attach it to the back of the fabric with the Golden Heavy Gel Medium. double-sided tape to stick the fabric strip to the card front. 4Use Colour white cardstock with Cardinal Red VersaColor ink to stamp the small pinwheels from the Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamp set. Cut out the pinwheels and stick to the corrugated circles with silicone glue to finish.

Materials ✿ kraft A6 card blank ✿ white cardstock ✿ corrugated card ✿ Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamps ✿ Grape and Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpads ✿ Jet Black Ranger Archival inkpad ✿ Golden Heavy Gel Medium ✿ calico fabric ✿ safety pins ✿ silicone glue is very easy to lift off the top layer of the card to reveal the corrugation. Don’t overlook the plastic packaging either! I keep everything from plastic bags to that hard, clear plastic packaging that is always a struggle to get into – the kind that you can only open by finding the scissors, not that you haven’t already spent half an hour trying to open it! Well, don’t throw the packaging away in frustration, as it can be used as a very useful alternative to acetate transparencies. So you have been storing all these wonderful items: packaging; old maps; books; buttons; safety pins; fabric; but what

to do with them? How about some birthday cards for men, which are always tricky to make? A lot of these items are perfect for making really interesting and textured masculine cards. A little touch of colour here and there with some tearing, and you have some easy-to-achieve effects that add an extra dimension to your creations. It doesn’t just stop at cardmaking – these items can be used in all of your crafting projects to add layers of intrigue to a project. It also means you can do your bit for the environment and give all these bits and pieces a beautiful new purpose! ■

SIMPLY shopping Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life and My Cute Stamp Keys stamps are available from www.makethedayspecial.co.uk Golden Heavy Gel Medium is available from www.arti folk.co.uk

Crafter’s Workshop Antiquities 6x6” masks are available from www.happy-daze.net

For stockists of ZIG Painty Markers visit www.kuretake.co.uk

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All the corrugated card I’ve used here has come from packaging materials such as boxes. If you carefully peel off the top layer you can expose the corrugated card beneath

UNLOCK YOUR BIRTHDAY

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an old map page to fit the of a 15cm-square kraft 1Cutfront card blank, leaving a narrow border. Stamp and clearemboss the My Cute Stamp Keys stamps as shown.

a blending tool and VersaColor Grape inkpad to 2Use colour the embossed map page purple. Use a clean cloth to wipe the ink off the embossed keys and distress the edges, then stick to the card front.

Materials ✿ kraft A6 card blank ✿ corrugated card ✿ old map page ✿ My Cute Stamp Keys stamps ✿ Grape and Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpads ✿ Jet Black Ranger Archival inkpad ✿ sentiment stamps ✿ VersaMark inkpad ✿ clear embossing powder ✿ string ✿ silicone glue

one of the keys onto the Cut out a lock shape from the Stamp your sentiment onto back of the corrugated card, corrugated card and use a white cardstock and cut out. 3Stamp 4 5 then cut the key out. Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpad Punch holes in the sentiments, to colour both the lock and key.

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tie with string and stick to the card front as shown.

Tools ✿ hole punch ✿ heat tool ✿ blending tool


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corrugated card TRADITIONAL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CIRCLES

SIMPLY make... scrap card with lightly scrunched newspaper using 1Cover PVA glue. Once dry, brush with white acrylic paint. the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to cut a 2Use medium-sized circle from the newspaper-covered card and two circles from old map papers, a small one from the index and a large one from the map itself. a corrugated strip to cover the length of the card. Stamp 3Tear the back of the corrugated card with a key and use it as a guide to cut out a key shape. Colour both keys red using Cardinal Red VersaColor ink.

Materials ✿ white 15.5cm-square card blank ✿ newspaper ✿ corrugated card ✿ old map pages ✿ spare card ✿ My Cute Stamp Keys stamps ✿ Grape and Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpads ✿ Jet Black Ranger Archival inkpad ✿ sentiment stamps ✿ vintage button ✿ silicone glue ✿ white acrylic paint ✿ PVA glue Tools ✿ blending tool ✿ Cuttlebug die-cutting machine ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies

the two map page circles purple, using Grape VersaColor 4Colour Arrange the elements as shown ink. Cover the medium onto the card front and adhere. 5 newspaper-covered circle with Stamp your sentiment above red ink to highlight the creases.

the largest circle to finish.

KEY TO YOUR BIRTHDAY

SIMPLY make... PVA glue to stick the old book page to scrap cardstock. 1Use Once dry, coat with Gesso and allow it to dry. kraft cardstock to fit the of an A6 card blank, 2Cutfront leaving a narrow border around the edges, and adhere. Tear the book page-covered card to fit the kraft layer. the torn book page with the My Cute Stamp Keys images 3Stamp using a Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpad, and stick to the front of the card. a corrugated strip and colour with Grape VersaColor 4Tear ink before sticking to the card front. Attach a vintage button with Golden Heavy Gel medium and add your sentiment at an angle to finish.

Materials ✿ white A6 card blank ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ old book page ✿ spare card ✿ corrugated card ✿ My Cute Stamp Keys stamps ✿ Grape and Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpads ✿ Jet Black Ranger Archival inkpad ✿ sentiment stamps ✿ vintage button ✿ silicone glue ✿ Golden Heavy Gel Medium ✿ white Gesso ✿ PVA glue Tools ✿ heat tool

Golden Heavy Gel Medium can work as an extra-thick glue to attach those ‘awkward’ items, such as fabrics or heavy elements. But, if you don’t have any, don’t despair – you can try fabric glues or extra tacky glues as a possible alternative – simply try the glues you have to see what works

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SIMPLY make... Trim two rows of three holes in a piece of kraft cardstock to the top right-hand corner of the 2 the front of an A5 card 1Cutcover corrugated card, and add safety blank, leaving a narrow border, and adhere. Trim a piece of corrugated card to fit the kraft cardstock, again leaving a border, and colour with Cardinal Red VersaColor ink. If you don’t have a circle template you can always use a bottle or one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies as a template

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pins before sticking down the card front. of fabric the length card and about 3cm 3Ripofwide,thea piece then fray the edges. Tear a piece of an old map page to fit inside the fabric, use a piercing tool to add holes and sew the two strips together. Stick to the front of the card. Tear acetate into a rough rectangle, paint one side with white acrylic paint and allow to

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Materials ✿ white A5 card blank ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ corrugated card ✿ Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamps ✿ old map page ✿ Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpad ✿ Jet Black StãzOn inkpad ✿ Golden Heavy Gel Medium ✿ calico fabric dry. Turn the acetate over and stamp the Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life bicycle image with StãzOn ink. Add colour to the

✿ safety pins ✿ white acrylic paint ✿ acetate/ plastic packaging ✿ red thread ✿ red Zig Painty Marker Tools ✿ needle ✿ piercing tool ✿ hole punch bicycle using a red ZIG Painty marker, then mount the acetate to the card front as shown with Golden Heavy Gel medium.


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the packaging card to fit the front of a 15.5cm-square 1Tear card blank, and partly lift some of the top layer to reveal the corrugated card beneath.

a craft knife and circle template in the bottom left2Using hand corner, cut the top layer in the packaging card and lift off to reveal the corrugated card inside the circle.

Materials ✿ white 15.5cm-square card blank ✿ packaging card ✿ Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamps ✿ Grape and Cardinal Red VersaColor inkpads ✿ Jet Black Ranger Archival inkpad

✿ sentiment stamps ✿ white cardstock ✿ silicone glue ✿ sandpaper ✿ thread ✿ brad

Tools ✿ circle template ✿ craft knife ✿ Cuttlebug die-cutting machine and Swiss Dots embossing folder ✿ Crafter’s Workshop Antiquities 6x6” mask ✿ blending tool

the revealed corrugated Colour white cardstock with Add a brad to the centre of the Stick the banner flags to a piece card with a circle mask, and use Grape VersaColor ink using a large pinwheel and stick to the of thread and secure to the top 3Cover 4 5 6 a blending tool to colour with blending tool, and stamp with corrugated circle as shown. Use right-hand corner of the Cardinal Red VersaColor ink. Keep the corrugated circle covered, and use a Crafter’s Workshop Antiquities mask and red inkpad to add more detail to the packaging card.

the large pinwheel and banner flags from the Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life stamp kit, before cutting out.

the Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss the banner flags, then lightly sand with sandpaper to highlight.

packaging card before adhering to the card front. Add a stamped sentiment as shown to finish.

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READERS’ GALLERY This readers’ gallery is sponsored by Abi’s Craft and each reader featured will receive £10 worth of Abi’s Craft products. For a vast array of scrapbooking and papercraft products go to www.abiscraft.com

Take a look at these fab birthday cards created by our talented readers

ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY by Sue Plummer, from Kent

MATERIALS ✿ patterned paper ✿ green pearlescent card ✿ Papermania brads and gems ✿ gingham ribbon ✿ Penny Black image

CATCH A FALLING STAR

FOR MY FRIEND by L. Edwards, from Ceredigion

MATERIALS ✿ terracotta and gold cardstock ✿ Laura Ashley patterned paper ✿ paper doily ✿ ribbon ✿ peel-off corners ✿ vintage photo prints ✿ recycled sentiment ✿ 3D foam pads

SENDING YOU SUNSHINE

by Lorraine Wood, from North Somerset MATERIALS ✿ white cardstock ✿ Fancy Pants Designs patterned papers ✿ My Mind’s Eye patterned papers ✿ Anita’s fairy card topper ✿ glitter card ✿ peel-off stars ✿ peel-off pen ✿ Tim Holtz Distress Ink

by Sarah Mills, from York MATERIALS ✿ Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 84 David Parkins image ✿ tracing paper ✿ brown cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Bloom & Grow patterned paper ✿ buttons ✿ gems ✿ Panduro Hobby nylon flowers ✿ Polka Doodles flower stamp ✿ Paula Pascual sentiment stamp ✿ Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ glitter Want to see your card on these pages? Don’t be shy and send your creations to: Readers’ Gallery, Simply Cards & Papercraft, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL. Don’t forget to include your name, address and a list of the materials you used to make your card

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Dorothy Howell, from Cleveland MATERIALS ✿ pink cardstock ✿ Simply Cards & Papercraft free papers ✿ sentiment panel

by Julie Dunn, from West Midlands MATERIALS ✿ white cardstock ✿ Simply Cards & Papercraft free stamps ✿ Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ Black Soot, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ Clarity Fern stamp ✿ Pinflair glue gel TOOLS ✿ die-cutting machine ✿ corner-rounder punch ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities die


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Sizzix has donated some amazing prizes this issue, meaning that one lucky winner will win £140.30 worth of prizes, and three runners-up will each get £121.80 worth of products. The new Charming range is the latest offering from Sizzix and is now available. This is a stunning collection of medium and large Originals Dies, perfect for creating bespoke jewellery pieces. The steel rule dies in the range will cut everything from cardstock to craft metal, so you can use them for many different crafts, including papercrafting and jewellery making. With beautifully delicate designs and so many applications, this range is sure to add a little charm to all your creative projects this year.

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usible Film is a transparent, iridescent, cellophane type of sheet, which can be bonded to itself to produce a material that can be used with a number of techniques, creating beautiful backgrounds and embellishments for many craft projects. There are various brands of Fusible Film available, which all perform in pretty much the same way. Different manufacturers also provide their own versions of Fusible Fibres. These are, simply, shredded versions of the film that are available either finely or coarsely cut. Fine fibres, known as Angel Fibres or Angelina Fibres, depending on the brand, are like angel hair. They are very lightweight and produce a finer ‘web’ when

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bonded. Coarser fibres, known as Crystalina, are stronger and produce a thicker ‘web’ when bonded.

HOW TO USE

Fusible Film is very easy and straightforward to use, although it does require a little practice to achieve the desired results. The layers of film are placed together, along with any other additions that may be included, between two sheets of paper. Colourcraft Ltd recommends the use of baking parchment when bonding its fibres, whereas ordinary plain white paper is fine for use with the Cosmic Shimmer products used here. It is always important to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using new

SU PENNICK Designer

Shimmer and shine

Fusible products are available in such a wonderful array of bright and shiny colours, there is bound to be something that fits every project

Fusible Film and Angel Fibres bind together to create a stunning iridescent shimmer that’s perfect for Christmas cards and handmade decorations with the ‘wow’ factor. Su Pennick explains all

products, as little variations in technique can have an impact on the finished item. With the film, or fibre, placed between the paper sheets, a warm iron is applied evenly and firmly over the film/paper sandwich. If several layers of film are being bonded together, then it is advisable to carefully turn the papers over and apply the heat to both sides. This is also necessary if several layers of fibres are being bonded together, which is the point at which some experimentation is needed. The temperature setting of the iron needs to be carefully selected, as too much heat can alter the colour of the film and distort it, whereas too little will mean that the film will not bond successfully. It is worth taking a little time to get this right.


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fusible film CONTEMPORARY

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SIMPLY make... a 13.5cm-square card blank from pearlescent 1Crease-fold pink cardstock. Trim a 12cm square of pale pink cardstock, round the corners and adhere to the card front. Cut an 11.5cm square from the green side of the patterned paper and round the corners. two layers of Aqua Sparkle film, each 2Place approximately 11cm long, between two sheets of plain white paper. Follow the package instructions to bond the layers of film together. Repeat this with four layers of the Sassy Pink film and the pink and white Angel Fibres. the largest die to cut circles from the bonded film, the 3Use glitter vellum and white cardstock. Glue the film and vellum, on top of each other, to the centre of the green square from Step 1. Apply glue to the edges of the circles only. scallop-edged scissors to cut a frame around the 4Use aperture left within the white die-cut cardstock. Glue this to the green square and apply a line of glitter glue to the join as shown. Leave to dry. a length of pink organza ribbon across the green 5Attach square, fixing it in the centre of

stars of different sizes from the bonded film and 6Die-cut fibres, then attach to the card

the circles and around the back of the square. Attach this to the card front.

NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS

front as shown. Add adhesive to the centre of the stars only, so it will be hidden by the different layers. Apply a rub-on sentiment to finish.

The resulting bonded film, or web of fibres, has a number of applications on your projects. It can be stamped on, scissor-cut, punched or die-cut, and it can be sewn to clothing and other textile projects. It is also possible to trap heat-resistant items, such as sequins, glitter, feathers, dried pressed flowers etc, between the layers of film prior to bonding, which makes great backgrounds and decorations. Dark-coloured fibres trapped between light-coloured film also looks particularly effective. The strength of Fusible Film and fibre increases with the number of layers that are bonded together. If you are making embellishments for cardmaking or

Materials ✿ pearlescent pink, pale pink and white cardstock ✿ BoBunny Sophie Wildflowers 12x12” patterned paper ✿ Papermania Holly Flourish glitter vellum ✿ Cotton Candy Stickles glitter glue ✿ Aqua Sparkle and Sassy Pink Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Iridescent Glitter Film

scrapbooking, two layers of film will be adequate. The finished item will not need to be particularly strong, as it will be attached to another surface. If you are wishing to use the fused film without such backing, as has been done with the decorations shown here, then your will find four layers of film to be far more sturdy. It is important to bear in mind, however, that the increased number of layers of film does reduce the transparency of the finished item. As fusible products are available in such a wonderful array of beautiful and bright, shiny, iridescent colours, there is bound to be something that fits any project. They are perfect for adding a little shine to your Christmas cards and decorations. ■

✿ Summer Blush Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Angel Fibres ✿ pink organza ribbon ✿ Letraset rub-on sentiment Tools ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles dies ✿ scallop-edged scissors ✿ corner-rounder punch ✿ Sizzix Stars #2 die

SIMPLY shopping The vellum, cardstock and dies used here are available from www. kimscrafts.co.uk

Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Fusible Film and Angel Fibres, stamps and inkpads are available from www.craftbarn online.co.uk

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STEPBYSTEP

OVAL TREE DECORATION

separate a small amount of fibres and sandwich them 1Loosely between two pieces of plain white paper. Apply a warm, dry iron to the top sheet of paper until the fibres have bonded together.

two of the oval dies to cut two frames from glitter 2Use cardstock. Use the largest of the two dies to cut an oval from the bonded fibres.

the fibre oval between the two glitter card frames. Punch 3Stick several snowflakes from glitter cardstock and glue them to the bonded fibre within the frame as shown.

Materials ✿ Summer Blush Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Angel Fibres ✿ white glitter cardstock ✿ Cotton Candy Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ lime green satin ribbon ✿ green gems Apply a line of glitter glue around the inside edge of the frame and leave to dry.

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Punch a hole in the top of the oval and thread with ribbon. Add a bow and gems to finish.

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Tools ✿ snowflake and hole punches ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval dies

Take a little time to experiment with the bonding of the film and fibres. Different irons will require slightly different heat settings. There is only a small difference between ‘not hot enough’ and ‘too hot’ Too much heat can cause colour change and deterioration of the film and fibres


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fusible film CONTEMPORARY

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SIMPLY make... Cover the front of an A6 card blank with the green side of the patterned paper. Attach a 7.5cm-wide strip of pearlescent pink cardstock across the centre. Trim a 7cm-wide strip of vellum and attach to the pink cardstock, using a strip of double-sided tape along the middle and at the left-hand edge where it will be hidden.

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together two layers of Fusible Film, wide enough to fit 2Bond the card front, and cut a 2cm strip from this. Attach to the

vellum with a single strip of double-sided tape along its middle, then cover with a length of ribbon. a 6.5cm circle from patterned paper and mount 3Die-cut onto a slightly bigger circle cut using scallop-edged scissors. Adhere to the card front. Bond together some of the white Angel Fibres and fold the bonded sheet over onto itself to create more layers until it is not transparent. Cut out a snowman shape and attach to a scrap of white cardstock. Trim the card to fit and secure a length of ribbon around the snowman’s neck. Fix this to the card front as shown.

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Materials ✿ BoBunny Sophie Wildflowers 12x12” patterned paper ✿ Papermania Holly Flourish glitter vellum ✿ Black Diamond Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ Sassy Pink Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Iridescent Glitter Film ✿ Summer Blush Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Angel Fibres a hat and nose cut from appropriately coloured 5Add cardstock, along with features drawn with glitter glue. Add a pink gem and a stamped sentiment to finish.

✿ pearlescent pink, black and orange cardstock ✿ pink ribbon ✿ pink gem ✿ ‘Happy Christmas’ stamp ✿ black inkpad Tools ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies ✿ scallop-edged scissors Why not try using the film, along with diecut shapes such as butterflies, to create sun-catchers and mobiles?

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HANGING DECORATION

SIMPLY make... together four layers of pink and four layers of Frosted 1Fuse Lime film, both approximately 20cm wide. the green bonded film, cut eight 10x1cm strips and 2From eight 6x1cm strips. From the pink film, cut eight 8x1cm strips and eight 4x1cm strips. Use a piercing tool to make a small hole in each end of every strip 0.5cm from the edge. a 15cm length of wire and the round-nosed pliers to 3Cutuse form a small loop in one end. Thread on one larger bead. Thread each of the 10cm-long strips onto the wire, adding a small spot of glue between each to hold them in place. Arrange so that they are evenly spaced as they stick out from the wire. Thread on a second large bead followed by the other end of the 10cm strips, then add a spot of glue to hold them in place. on another large bead followed by the 8cm strips. 4Thread Repeat the same threading and construction procedure for the four different lengths of bonded strips, incorporating a large bead between each layer. all have been threaded, add two large beads and two 5When small beads to the end. Push all of the threaded materials along the wire until they are bunched up. Holding them together firmly, trim the wire and form the end into a loop that will hold everything in place. Finish by adding a length of organza ribbon for hanging.

Materials ✿ Sassy Pink and Frosted Lime Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Iridescent Glitter Film ✿ pale pink organza ribbon ✿ silver 0.8mm wire ✿ two sizes of clear faceted beads Tools ✿ wire cutters ✿ round-nosed pliers

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The colour effects of the film do change slightly after bonding. The iridescent effect of the film and fibres means that the colour can look quite different when viewed from different angles. Care is needed, therefore, in colour matching these products with other supplies


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fusible film CONTEMPORARY

FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS

SIMPLY make... Create an A6 card blank from lime green cardstock and diecut a large oval in the front. Colour the edges of the card and the aperture with white and green ink. Stamp the greenery images from the set around the edges using a green inkpad.

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two 12cm lengths of Fusible Film and sandwich 2Trim some of the pink Angel Fibres between them. Place between two pieces of paper and apply a warm iron on both sides. Cut the bonded film to size and stick to the inside of the card behind the aperture. two houses, two trees, two lamps, a moon and a 3Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock and colour with watercolour pens. Cut out and stick in place onto the card as shown. Trim a 1cm-wide strip of white cardstock and a 0.5cm-wide strip of pearlescent pink cardstock, and attach both

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Materials ✿ Aqua Sparkle Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Iridescent Glitter Film ✿ Summer Blush Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Angel Fibres ✿ lime green, white and pearlescent pink cardstock ✿ Hobby Arts Town House Scene-its clear stamp set (CS010D) ✿ Jet Black StãzOn inkpad across the bottom of the card front as shown. together some of the pink Angel Fibres and die-cut a small 5Bond

✿ watercolour felt pens and brush ✿ Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ pink star gems ✿ green and white inkpads Tools ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities oval dies ✿ Sizzix Stars #2 die star from the centre. Stick in place along with pink star gems, adding glitter glue highlights to finish.

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CONTEMPORARY fusible film

SLEIGH RIDE

STEPBYSTEP

the front of a square card Trim a 12cm square of vellum, blank with lime green cardstock 1Cover round the corners and colour 2 and round the corners. Edge with the edges with pink ink. a pink inkpad.

the edges of the white cardstock with pink ink and 5Colour attach to the vellum square. Wrap a length of ribbon around all of the layers and affix.

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together two layers of film, with several sequin 3Bond snowflakes between them.

the bonded film to form a square, and stamp with the 4Cut9cm house and Santa images using StãzOn ink. Once dry, attach this to a slightly larger square of white cardstock.

the vellum to the card front, using tape in the centre 6Attach and a small piece in each corner. Add a strip of bonded film, a bow and gems to finish.

Materials ✿ Sassy Pink Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Iridescent Glitter Film ✿ lime green and white cardstock ✿ Hobby Arts Town House Scene-its clear stamp set (CS010D) ✿ Jet Black StãzOn inkpad ✿ pink inkpad

✿ Papermania Holly Flourish glitter vellum ✿ white snowflake sequins ✿ lime green satin ribbon ✿ pink gems Tools ✿ corner-rounder punch


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BIRTHDAY CLEAR STAMPS Stockist: Merly Impressions www.merly impressions.co.uk Tel: 07913 394451 RRP: £9.95 This lovely clear stamp set from Kaisercraft features a fabulous selection of sentiments and imagery LETRASET PROMARKER PENS Stockist: Emerald Crafts www.emeraldcrafts.co.uk Tel: 02380 283199 RRP: £7.99 A set of five top-quality marker pens ideal for colouring stamped images and adding colourful detail

PUMPKIN PIE STAMP Stockist: Crafty Sentiments Designs www.craftysentiments designs.co.uk Tel: 07883 031574 RRP: £5.20

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This delightful image is perfect for autumn birthdays, featuring a little boy surrounded by pumpkins and eating cake! MIMOSA TULIP BIRTHDAY WISHES STICKERS Stockist: Crafts U Love www.craftsulove.co.uk Tel: 01293 863576 RRP: 99p Lovely whimsical designs feature on the selection of Tulip elements stickers available TILE BLUE STAMPABILITIES AUTUMN CRUISE STAMP Stockist: Crafts U Love www.craftsulove.co.uk Tel: 01293 863576 RRP: £6.99

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Thread that fuses under the heat of an iron, and can be used to fuse very small pieces of fabric where webbing would be impossible to handle. 150-yard reel ANITA’S A4 ANGEL HAIR Stockist: Emerald Crafts www.emerald crafts.co.uk Tel: 02380 283199 RRP: 99p A sheet of A4 gold and silver angel hair

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EtchaSketch JO KILL Designer

Jo Kill demonstrates the different effects and designs that you can create using the same sketch as your starting point

ENJOY YOUR TRIP

MATERIALS

■ card blank ■ Pink Paislee Daily

Junque Tickets and Junque papers ■ Webster’s Pages Spring Market, Yacht Club & Country Estate paper collection triple pack ■ velvet and lace trim ■ spotty Washi tape

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■ button twine ■ paper rose ■ adhesive pearls ■ Creamy Brown

ColorBox inkpad

■ 1942 Report and Travelcons fonts

■ Safmat

TOOLS

■ needle and thread

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JO SAYS:

“Sketches are brilliant for those times when you need a little inspiration. I had cards in mind when I designed these sketches, but they could easily be adapted for making tags, ATCs or even a simple scrapbook layout. You don’t have to follow a sketch exactly to the letter, instead you could take a portion of it to create a focal point within your card, or try changing the dimensions. “You don’t have to use the sketch to make just one card either – try making two or more and changing the colours that you use. Alternatively, add a background ribbon or lace, and leave another with just a paper background. Shapes are interchangeable too – add a flower instead of a circle or change a square shape into a diamond.”

Simply make Print the travel icons and your sentiment onto Safmat, trim and rub onto the front label as shown.

Cover the front of your card blank with the reverse of the Junque Tickets patterned paper, trim and ink the edges.

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Trim a panel of Spring Market patterned paper, ink and stitch around the edges, before adhering to the card front.

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Cut labels from Junque Tickets patterned paper, ink and adhere to the card as shown.

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Tie lace trim and button twine around the right-hand side of the card and adhere a white paper flower to the centre where it overlaps. Add a torn piece of spotty Washi tape and three white adhesive pearls to finish.


Sketch template shown actual size

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Simply make Cut a panel of Junque Map patterned paper, ink and stitch the edges. Affix to the card front, then tie ribbon and button twine around the bottom of the card, adding a bow and pearl brad.

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BON VOYAGE

Trim panels from Webster’s Pages patterned paper, round and ink the corners of one and stitch the other. Add a ‘destination ahead’ panel cut from Junque paper and adhere to the card as shown.

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From Webster’s Pages paper cut a circle, ink and adhere to the card front. Add torn spotty and stripy Washi tape strips and add a sentiment using rub-on letters to finish.

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MATERIALS

■ button twine ■ pearl brad ■ Doodlebug Design Jack

■ card blank ■ Pink Paislee Daily Junque Map and Junque papers

and Jill rub-ons

■ Webster’s Pages Spring

Market, Yacht Club & Country Estate paper collection triple pack ■ green ribbon ■ spotty and stripy Washi tape

TOOLS

■ needle and thread ■ corner-rounder punch

WHERE TO BUY Velvet and lace trim, Washi tape and rose fabric tape is available from www.themakeryonline.co.uk Ribbon, buttons twine and stick pins are available from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

1942 Report and Travelcons fonts are available from www.dafont.com www.simplycardsmag.com

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AUTUMN by David Parkins This issue David Parkins designed a spread of super- cute digi stamps and sentiments for your autumnal cards. Simply trace, scan or copy the images, then colour and embellish as desired. If you want to change the size of any of the images, simply enlarge or shrink them using a photocopier or scanner.

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WE’VE MOVED

Simply make Crease-fold your card blank from kraft cardstock, and adhere an inked panel of the reverse of Birds of a Feather patterned paper as shown.

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Affix a strip of Washi tape along the side of the card and attach brads to the opposite two corners. Ink and adhere a paper doily to the centre of the card, then wrap with velvet and lace trim as shown.

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Die-cut circles from kraft cardstock and Junque Map patterned paper. Layer together along with a house hand-cut from Vintage Whimsy papers.

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Punch leaves from patterned papers and attach to the bottom right-hand corner of the circular panel. Add a paper rose overlapping the leaves as shown.

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Add a mini peg, button tied with twine, stick pin and pearls to decorate the card. Stitch on letter stickers to create your greeting to finish.

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MATERIALS

■ clothes peg ■ October Afternoon

Whimsy Birds of a Feather, Frou Frou and English Garden Stripe patterned papers ■ Pink Paislee Daily Junque Map and Tickets papers ■ paper doily ■ spotty Washi tape ■ black stick pin ■ paper rose ■ velvet and lace trim ■ adhesive pearls

■ Doodlebug Design Jack

■ kraft cardstock ■ Girl Paperie Vintage

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letter stickers

and Jill rub-ons

■ spotty button ■ button twine ■ Creamy Brown

ColorBox inkpad

■ black brads

TOOLS

■ leaf punch ■ Spellbinders

Nestabilities dies

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NEW HOME

Cover the front of your card blank with Junque Tickets patterned paper and ink the edges.

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Adhere a paper doily to the centre of the card front as shown. Wrap rose-patterned fabric tape around the centre of the card.

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Die-cut a scalloped circle from Map paper and colour using a ProMarker pen. Cut another circle from Birds of a Feather patterned paper, stitch and adhere both to the card as shown.

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Adhere a paper flower and leaves along with two stick pins towards the right-hand side of the card. Add letter stickers and rub-ons to create your sentiment to finish.

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MATERIALS

■ card blank ■ Pink Paislee Daily Junque Tickets and Map papers

■ Girl Paperie Vintage Whimsy

Birds of a Feather patterned paper ■ paper doily ■ paper flower and leaves ■ pink stick pins ■ rose fabric tape ■ adhesive pearls ■ October Afternoon letter stickers ■ Doodlebug Design Jack and Jill rub-ons ■ Creamy Brown ColorBox inkpad ■ Sandstone ProMarker pen

TOOLS

■ needle and thread

WHERE TO BUY Webster’s Pages Spring Market, Yacht Club & Country Estate paper collection triple pack is available from www.atripdown memorylane.co.uk

Pink Paislee Daily Junque papers are available from www.sarahs cardsltd.com

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Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. ~Elizabeth Drew The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. ~Susan Heller A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ~Anatole France

Travel quotes If you’re struggling for the perfect sentiments for your Bon Voyage cards, why not give some of these quotations a try?

~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~G.K. Chesterton To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. ~Charles Horton Cooley And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. ~Dave Barry

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~Lin Yutang

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. ~Mason Cooley

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. ~Regina Nadelson

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” ~Daniel J. Boorstin It is not down in any map; true places never are. ~Herman Melville What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.

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If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport. ~George Winters I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. ~James Baldwin Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before. ~G.K. Chesterton Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. ~George Bernard Shaw I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. ~Caskie Stinnett To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lillian Smith

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ~G.K. Chesterton

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. ~Ray Bradbury

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ~Hilaire Belloc

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. ~Orson Welles

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. ~Benjamin Disraeli

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye


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seam binding SOPHISTICATED

Beautifully bound Vintage seam binding has been popping up everywhere in the papercrafting world lately, and with these gorgeous cards by Kirsty Maluga it’s easy to see why – you can ink, scrunch, twist and ruffle your way to stunning results that are sure to make a huge impact on your cards...

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e, as papercrafters, are always on the look out for more innovative and stylish materials to add to our craft arsenal, and one of the obvious places to visit is the haberdashery store. For years we have added buttons, ribbons and stitching to our creations, to complement the homemade look of our cards. In recent years this repertoire of materials has expanded to items such as bobby pins, twine and felt, but one new product that has taken the papercrafting industry by storm recently is the humble seam binding.

Seam binding has been used for years in the haberdashery industry, and is simply a narrow strip of fabric that was attached to the unfinished edge of a seam or hem to keep it from unravelling. Because it’s an item that isn’t seen from the outside on the finished item of clothing, it is cheap to buy and usually comes on large rolls. Being far cheaper than ribbon, seam binding is the obvious choice to use in abundance on our papercrafting projects, for creating beautiful accents like flowers, borders or large bows. In fact, doubling up on seam binding doesn’t even feel extravagant, so we can really have fun with this product and be as creative as possible.

KIRSTY MALUGA Designer

MORE THAN IT SEAMS

The seam binding I have used in these projects has already been dyed a specific colour, but if you purchase white or a neutral shade of seam binding it can easily be altered with inks and sprays to match any colour scheme you choose. It also crinkles up in an attractive and unique way when water is applied to it, and can even be dyed a lovely vintage shade with an everyday tea bag! Seam binding is also very adept at absorbing ink colours, so another idea to try is to ink your seam binding creations after they have been made, to simply add highlights or to create a distressed shabby chic look to your card creations. www.simplycardsmag.com 59


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WITH LOVE SIMPLY make... a 5x4 ⁄ ” card blank and round the right-hand corners. 1Create Trim a rectangle of floral 1

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patterned paper, round the right-hand corners, ink the edges and attach. a heart from kraft cardstock. Using double-sided 2Die-cut tape, attach ruffled seam

binding all around the edges of the heart shape. Adhere to the card front as shown. a chipboard heart with striped paper, layer ledger 3Cover patterned paper behind the aperture and apply a rub-on greeting. Attach centrally to the die-cut heart. two butterfly shapes, ink the edges and attach adhesive pearls 4Punch to the body. Wrap twine down the left-hand edge of the card with a wooden spool accent to finish.

Materials ✿ kraft and white Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers ✿ Fancy Pants chipboard heart ✿ Crate Paper sentiments rub-on ✿ Oloroso seam binding ✿ blue & white baker’s twine ✿ Maya Road wooden mini spool

✿ adhesive pearls ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tools ✿ die-cutting machine and heart die ✿ We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper ✿ HobbyCraft butterfly punch ✿ Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Adhering the butterflies, one on top of the other, will add dimension, but make sure you only adhere them together, and to the card, just along their bodies. Also bending up their wings will create a more realistic look like they have just landed on your card!

My first card sees seam binding used to create a very basic but classic flower head. Whereas we would normally attach ribbon flat onto our projects, seam binding can easily be manipulated and attractive ruffles created, like I have done on the ‘With Love’ card above. A large double bow with two different shades of seam binding was the finishing flourish I needed for my third card, and a pleated border added dimension and texture to the ‘Hi’ card on page 62. For my last two cards I decided to experiment and create some flowers. With some double-sided adhesive sheets and a simple circular shape to start with, I created two very different floral embellishments. I

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found that, because of the nature of seam binding, namely being thinner than regular ribbon, it was easy to manipulate and attach effortlessly to a sticky surface. Also, creating on-trend rolled flowers with ribbon would normally be quite extravagant, but with seam binding these were not only really simple to create but proved to be very cheap and cost-effective too. Be warned, these rolled flowers are very addictive! I hope I have given you some ideas for incorporating seam binding into your future creations. In fact, you might already have a supply of it in your needlework stash already. But one thing’s for sure, this cheap and versatile product is here to stay! ■

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STEPBYSTEP

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

along the crease lines on the card blank and stand upright. 1Fold

two lots of panels from floral patterned papers 2Trim measuring 1 ⁄ x ⁄ ”, 1 ⁄ x1 ⁄ ” and 3

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13⁄4x2”. Ink the edges and attach to the card as shown.

one large central panel of paper, ink the edges 3Cutpatterned and matt with kraft cardstock.

Materials ✿ white Which Craft? Double Concertina Step card blank ✿ kraft Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers

✿ Anita’s Glitterations sentiment sticker ✿ Posie seam binding ✿ American Crafts corduroy brad ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Tools ✿ Cuttlebug scalloped circle die ✿ Woodware 1” circle punch

Trim and attach to the card blank.

three lengths of seam Attach the seam binding loops Die-cut a scalloped circle from Trim a stem shape and, using binding to measure 4”. Fold to to a 1”-diameter cardstock patterned paper, ink the edges the circle punch, cut two leaf 4Trim 5 6 7 make a loop and secure the circle to form a flower head. and attach in the middle of the shapes from green patterned ends together using tape.

seam binding flower. Fix the brad to the centre of the flower.

paper. Ink the edges and attach the stem, leaves and flower to the card as shown, then add a sentiment sticker to finish. www.simplycardsmag.com

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HI SIMPLY make...

add seam binding along the adhesive, creating pleats as you go. Fold the ends of the seam binding behind the panel.

a white 5x4” tentAttach the border-punched fold card blank and round the 1Crease-fold panel to a larger panel of kraft 5 bottom corners. cardstock, wrap with baker’s Cut a slightly smaller panel of twine and create a bow as paper, round the 2patterned shown. Attach this to the front bottom corners, ink the edges of the card. and matt with kraft cardstock before inking the edges again. a border-punched strip of kraft cardstock and two thin 3Add strips of dotty pattered paper across the card as shown. Between the strips of patterned paper, adhere some strong double-sided tape and gently

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I ADORE YOU SIMPLY make... a 4 ⁄ ”-square card blank. Cover entirely with 1Crease-fold patterned paper, round the 1

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corners and ink the edges. Attach a doily centrally to the card front. a 3”-diameter circle from patterned paper and die-cut a 2Trim heart from the bottom. Ink the edges and attach dotty patterned paper behind the aperture using 3D foam tape. the circle to the card front as shown, together with a 3Attach sentiment label sticker. two lengths of seam binding, create a large bow and 4Using adhere over two heart pins. Thread a metal button with baker’s twine and attach securely to the bow to finish.

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Materials ✿ brown Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers and label sticker ✿ Rose Petal and Oloroso seam binding ✿ blue & white baker’s twine ✿ blue heart pins ✿ white doily ✿ metal button ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tools ✿ Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Hearts die ✿ We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

four scalloped squares, in two sizes, from patterned 6Die-cut paper and attach to the card, raising the smaller square up on 3D foam tape. an ‘H’ and an ‘I’ and adhere as shown. Add a corner 7Die-cut accent and adhesive pearl highlights to finish.


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Materials ✿ kraft and white Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers ✿ Posie seam binding ✿ blue & white baker’s twine ✿ HobbyCraft adhesive pearls ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tools ✿ Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Market alphabet die ✿ Cuttlebug scalloped square dies ✿ Martha Stewart Topiary border punch ✿ We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SIMPLY make... Create a 41⁄2x61⁄2” tent-fold card blank and round the corners. Trim a smaller panel of patterned paper, round the corners, ink the edges and attach to the card front.

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Cut a 23⁄4x41⁄2” panel of patterned paper, ink the edges and matt with white cardstock, trimming on each side to leave a narrow border.

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cover with a double-sided adhesive sheet. from the outside in, gently adhere the seam 5Working binding, creating subtle ruffles as you go. Use four different colours of seam binding and attach a decorative button to the centre. Attach the flower to the card as shown along with die-cut and embossed leaves.

Cut a banner shape from white two strips of kraft cardstock, add your rub-on 6 cardstock. Attach behind the 3Border-punch sentiment, layer onto kraft panel as shown, then adhere the panel to the card front.

cardstock and trim. Attach to the card as shown.

make the flower, punch a Punch a butterfly shape, ink the circle from patterned 4Toscalloped edges and attach. Add adhesive 7 paper. Trim a slightly smaller pearls to the body to finish. circle from spare cardstock and

Materials ✿ kraft and white Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers ✿ Crate Paper sentiments rub-on ✿ Posie, Rose Petal, Oloroso and Limoges Blue seam binding ✿ Woodware double-sided adhesive sheet ✿ adhesive pearls and vintage button ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tools ✿ Sizzix leaves die ✿ Woodware 31⁄2” scalloped circle punch ✿ Cuttlebug machine and D’vine Swirl embossing folder ✿ Martha Stewart butterfly punch ✿ We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper ✿ Martha Stewart Double Loops Border punch www.simplycardsmag.com

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SOPHISTICATED seam binding

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Materials ✿ kraft and white Bazzill Basics cardstock ✿ My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie collection patterned papers ✿ Craftwork Cards message ✿ white heart pins ✿ Posie and Rose Petal seam binding ✿ adhesive pearls and rhinestones ✿ Woodware double-sided adhesive sheet ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tools ✿ Tim Holtz Alterations Ornamental die ✿ Woodware Fern punch ✿ Woodware 11⁄2” and 13⁄4” circle punches ✿ HobbyCraft butterfly punch ✿ Martha Stewart butterfly punch

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Ink the edges of the panel, layer To make the flowers, punch a 5 ⁄ x4” tent-fold card numbered patterned paper three circles from patterned 2 3 blank. Cut a panel of patterned 1Create behind the aperture and attach papers, two small and one paper to fit over the ornamental 3

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die, die-cut as centrally as possible and trim to fit the card front, leaving a narrow border.

to the card blank.

slightly larger. Cover the circles with a double-sided adhesive sheet.

Don’t try and make your seam binding roses too perfect... their charm is in their shabby chic appearance, so don’t over-think the process and just go for it! Word of warning, though – they are extremely addictive!

a knot in the end of the seam When all three flowers are Tuck two heart pins behind the Punch two butterfly shapes, ink and attach this to the made, attach to the card as middle flower. Layer your the edges and attach. Add 4Tiebinding, 5 6 7 centre of the sticky circle. shown, along with the punched sentiment onto patterned adhesive pearls to the body, Twisting the binding in your fingers, gently attach it in a clockwise direction to the circle, working from the middle outwards. When the whole circle is covered, secure the end below and cut off any excess.

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leaves, raising the middle flower up on 3D foam tape.

paper, trim and attach as shown using 3D foam tape.

then affix adhesive rhinestone and pearl accents to finish.


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You don’t need fancy readymade embellishments to create perfect card designs – layering die-cut elements into handmade toppers means you’ll have show-stopping cards in moments

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ie-cutting is a lot like using a cookie cutter to cut shapes into dough – you can create the same shape again and again without the timeconsuming effort of using scissors. This is why a die-cutting machine such as the Sizzix Big Shot™ is perfect for when you need to create a batch of Christmas cards, because all the hard work is done for you. Sometimes the task of creating so many Christmas cards can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Keeping your designs simple and mixing plain cardstock with inexpensive stash such as glitter, gems and pearls means that you only need to gather together a few items before starting your cards. Cutting your elements from various different materials, like the Grungepaper,

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cardstock and felt designs here, means that you can create handmade toppers that will look instantly professional, but you don’t need to stop there – try cutting your designs from mirri card, cork, fabric or foil to add your own twist to these projects. Not only will the finished result look stunning, but these toppers will cost half of those you can buy readymade in a store.

HOW TO DIE-CUT

To die-cut a shape, simply place your Bigz™ die onto a clear cutting plate, place your card or material onto the die and add a second cutting plate on top. Feed this die sandwich into the machine and turn the handle to complete the process. With dies like the Bigz™ and Originals™ that I used in these projects, you can cut paper, card, felt,

STACEY ROGERS Designer

To die for

Cutting elements from various different materials means that you can create handmade toppers that look instantly professional

material, leather, craft metal, cork and much more, which is great for experimenting with different techniques. If you are using a Sizzlits® Die, which are the smaller, thinner dies, then you still place your die and paper between two cutting plates, but this time place the sandwich onto the platform before passing it through the machine. With these thinner dies you can cut paper and thin cardstock, so the intricate designs available are perfect for traditional papercrafted cards. The Big Shot™ doesn’t just cut fantastic crisp shapes, but is also great for embossing. Simply place your card into the folder, add a cutting pad either side, place onto the platform and run it through the machine. This will give a beautiful embossed design to use in your craft projects, providing even more scope for your designs.


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handmade toppers MASTERCLASS

SIMPLY make...

SNOWFLAKE SWIRL

a piece of white cardstock in half to create a 13x16cm card 1Fold blank and round the corners. Cut a piece of purple cardstock the same size, round the corners and glue to the front of the card. a 10x12cm piece of lilac cardstock and round the two 2Trim bottom corners. Glue this to the bottom of the card, leaving a purple border. a piece of Snowflake cardstock to measure 3CutShimmer 5x12cm, round the top corners and glue to the top half of the card as shown. Trim a 12cm-long strip of pale green ribbon and attach to the card, along the edge where the lilac and Shimmer cardstock meets. a 12cm-square piece of Shimmer card and 4CutSnowflake place into the holly-textured folder to emboss, then die-cut using the swirl die. Attach the swirl to the card as shown. two snowflakes from white glitter felt. Layer on top of 5Die-cut each other and attach to the card front, in the centre of the swirl. Add an adhesive white pearl to the centre of the snowflake.

Materials ✿ Snow White, Snowflake Shimmer, purple and lilac cardstock ✿ white glitter felt ✿ pale green ribbon ✿ adhesive pearl gem

TIPS AND TRICKS

Tools ✿ Sizzix Big Shot™ Machine (655268) ✿ Sizzix Bigz™ Swirl Die (657056) ✿ Sizzix Originals™ Snowflake #3 Die (656731) ✿ Textured Impressions™ Powdered Sugar & Snow Globe set (657065) ✿ corner-rounder punch

All these different design options meant that when I was asked to make handmade card toppers for Christmas cards, I couldn’t wait to get started! There are so many options, but the trick lies in putting the cards together. Instead of working on one card at a time, die-cut all the elements you’ll need before starting, then create your handmade toppers first. Once decorated, they are ready for you to add to your cards at your leisure. A good idea is to make more than you need, and you can then keep some aside for when you need to create a card in a hurry. To create these cards I used a layering technique to build up the card toppers. First I die-cut the shapes from Grungepaper or chipboard to give a nice chunky look, then I

die-cut the shapes from different-coloured papers and layered them onto the Grungepaper, adding inks and glitter glue for extra detail. For the two advanced cards I die-cut felt, chipboard, Grungepaper and brown paper, using the paper rosette die to add another level to the toppers. With the ‘make do and mend’ attitude so popular right now, there’s never been a better time to make your own cards and gifts. Once you get the hang of these toppers you can add them to gift tags and boxes to make every gift you give that little bit more special. Die-cutting is so quick and easy that you can make handmade cards for everyone on your Christmas list in no time at all – just think of all the money you will save on those expensive shop-bought greetings cards! ■

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MISTLETOE

a piece of white cardstock in half to create a 17x13cm base card 1Fold and round the corners. Cut a 17x13cm piece of Snowflake Shimmer card, round the corners and attach to the card front.

a 15x11.5cm piece of purple cardstock, round the corners and 2Trim affix in the centre of the card.

a 12x4cm piece of lilac round the bottom 3Cutcardstock, corners and glue to the bottom of the purple piece. Trim a strip of lilac ribbon and attach along the top edge of the lilac card using double-sided tape.

Materials ✿ Snow White, Pistachio Green Snowflake Shimmer, purple and lilac cardstock ✿ white glitter and green felt ✿ Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ Tim Holtz Grungepaper ✿ lilac ribbon Tools ✿ Sizzix Big Shot Machine™ (655268) ✿ Sizzix Originals™ Mistletoe (656726) and Phrase, Love #2 (656728) dies ✿ corner-rounder punch

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‘Love’ from pale green Die-cut the mistletoe shape, Glue the layers together, and purple cardstock. Glue the first from pale green cardstock affixing the felt mistletoe shape 4Die-cut 5 6 pale green phrase onto the then from grungepaper and over the pale green shape. purple phrase so that the purple is still slightly visible, then highlight with glitter glue. Glue the phrase to the bottom of the card as shown.

green felt. Die-cut the berries from Grungepaper and white felt as shown.

Glue the berries onto the mistletoe and add glitter to highlight. Tie a small lilac bow around the mistletoe and attach to the card.


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handmade toppers MASTERCLASS

CHRISTMAS TULIP SWIRL the Holly-textured folder and SIMPLY make... attach, leaving a lilac border.

pink pieces. Glue this on top of the purple flower, leaving the purple flower visible along the edge.

Use the flower die to die-cut a a piece of white cardstock in Add five green adhesive pearls to tulip from pale green and Candy 3 half to create a 13.5x17cm base 1Fold the flower stem and decorate the 5 Pink cardstock. Die-cut a second card. Cut a piece of lilac edges of the flower with glitter flower from purple cardstock and cardstock the same size, round the corners and attach. a 16x12.5cm piece of Snowflake Shimmer cardstock 2Trim and round the corners. Emboss the bottom 2cm to 3cm using

a third flower from Grungepaper. Glue the purple tulip onto the card as shown. the Grungepaper flower, using the pale green and 4Decorate

glue. Add a small piece of green pompom ribbon around the stem of the flower, and a long piece of white pompom ribbon along the bottom edge of the card to finish.

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ORNAMENTS SIMPLY make... Fold a piece of white cardstock in half to create a 13.5x17cm base card and round the corners. Cut a 16x12cm piece of Snowflake Shimmer cardstock and round the corners, then glue to the card front.

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the Ornaments from Grungepaper and purple, lilac 2Die-cut and Snow White cardstock. Glue the layers together to create two finished ornaments as shown. Glue the first ornament onto the lower right-hand side of the card and attach the second ornament above it using 3D foam pads. Trim two thin strips of purple

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cardstock and glue down as the string for the ornaments. Attach a small green ribbon bow to the top of each ornament. the phrase ‘Peace’ from purple and pink cardstock. 4Die-cut Layer, so that a purple shadow can be seen, and glue to the bottom of the card. Add glitter glue highlights to finish.

Materials ✿ Snow White, Snowflake Shimmer, Candy Pink, purple and lilac cardstock ✿ Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ Tim Holtz Grungepaper ✿ green ribbon ✿ 3D foam pads Tools ✿ Sizzix Big Shot™ Machine (655268) ✿ Sizzix Bigz™ Ornaments #3 Die (657054) ✿ Sizzix Originals™ Phrase, Peace Die (656729) ✿ corner-rounder punch


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handmade toppers MASTERCLASS

STEPBYSTEP

GINGERBREAD MAN

a piece of white cardstock in half to create a 16.5x12.5cm base 1Fold card and round the corners. Cut a 12.5x9cm piece of Snowflake Shimmer cardstock. Round the bottom corners and attach.

a 12.5x8cm piece of lilac round the top corners 2Cutcardstock, and emboss. Glue to the card.

a 12.5cm-long strip of lilac ribbon and attach to the card, 3Trim along the edge where the lilac and Snowflake Shimmer cards meet.

Die-cut a holly and mistletoe flourish from purple cardstock, and add glitter detail to the leaves. Glue the flourish shape to the card as shown, then arrange the holly leaves and glue down.

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Materials ✿ Snow White, Snowflake Shimmer, purple and lilac cardstock ✿ brown paper ✿ lilac ribbon ✿ green adhesive pearls

✿ Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ white pompom ribbon Tools ✿ Sizzix Big Shot™ Machine (655268) ✿ corner-rounder punch

a paper rosette from Die-cut the gingerbread man pale green cardstock, fold at from a small piece of mount 5Die-cut 6 the creases and gather. Stick a board or thick card. Die-cut large 3D foam pad to a clean, flat surface and stick the rosette to the 3D foam pad. Use a glue gun to glue the two sides of the rosette together, then add glitter glue to the edges.

again from brown paper and glue to the mount board, then add a purple bow and two green pearls as buttons. Colour the edges of the gingerbread man with a brown inkpad.

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a piece of lilac ribbon into a and glue onto the paper 7Tiebow rosette. Glue the gingerbread man onto the bow, then mount the paper rosette onto the card using the 3D foam pad. Add a small piece of white pompom ribbon for decoration.

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MASTERCLASS handmade toppers

CHRISTMAS STOCKING SIMPLY make...

Add a strip of white pompom ribbon along the bottom edge.

a purple rosette by dieDie-cut two holly leaves from cutting the rosette shape from pale green cardstock, curl 3Create 5 purple cardstock, folding along slightly with the edge of a pen each crease and gathering the rosette together. Stick the rosette onto a large 3D foam pad to hold in place whilst you glue the two edges together. Add glitter glue detail to the edges of each crease.

a piece of white cardstock in half to create a 13x16cm 1Fold base card and round the corners. Cut a 12x15cm piece of Snowflake Shimmer card, round the corners and glue to the front of the card. Trim a thin 12cm-long strip of purple cardstock and glue to the card, 2cm from the bottom.

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white pompom ribbon. Glue the stocking to the top of the rosette.

Die-cut the stocking from lilac cardstock and white felt. Trim the toe, heel and cuff from the felt stocking and glue to the lilac stocking, then add a trim of

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and glue below the rosette. Attach the rosette to the card using the 3D foam pad. Fold a small piece of pale green ribbon to create a tab and attach to the right of the rosette. purple, pink and green cardstock, die-cut the phrase 6From ‘Joy’. Layer up the phrases in that order and glue to the card just below the rosette, adding glitter glue to finish.

Materials ✿ Snow White, Pistachio Green, lilac, purple & Snowflake Shimmer cardstock ✿ Ranger Stickles glitter glue ✿ white felt ✿ pale green ribbon ✿ white pompom ribbon ✿ 3D foam pads Tools ✿ Sizzix Big Shot™ Machine (655268) ✿ Sizzix Originals™ Stocking #3 Die (656733) ✿ Sizzix Bigz™ Flourish, Holly & Mistletoe Die (656734) ✿ Sizzix Sizzlits® Decorative Strip, Paper Rosette Die (656931) ✿ corner-rounder punch


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ike many crafters, I love all the stamping, matting, layering, ribbons, buttons etc that go into creating our card masterpieces. But sometimes it’s good to strip things back. So join me in entering the world that is clean and simple, rather than over fussy and over-embellished. Clean and simple is a trend that is becoming ever more popular. The clean and simple style makes for cool, trendy and contemporary results often championed by top US designers such as Cathy Zielske. You can still use colour, layers and embellishments, and your card style can be cute, elegant or vintage. However, the overall aim you should be striving for is uncluttered; lots of open space and one clear focal point. Keeping it simple is the name of the game! These Cart-US stamps are perfect for this style of card. Use bright colours for your card blank and you can create an eye-catching set of co-ordinating makes just by the addition of a small embellishment and a piece of patterned paper. In fact, isn’t this a great way to use up those paper snippets we can’t throw out? For the six cards in this set I also decided to set the focal point off-centre to add interest and to get away from the traditional style. ■

RECIPE OF LIFE SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from green cardstock. 1Crease-fold Cut a strip of dotted paper to fit across the centre of the card and attach. a black inkpad, stamp branches, flowers and a 2Using birdcage directly onto the card front as shown. a sentiment and stamp in the bottom right-hand 3Choose corner of the card to finish.

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Birds with Branch (1064), Birds With Cage (1063) and Butterfly With Flowers (2060) stamp sets ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ green cardstock ✿ dotted paper ✿ black inkpad Tools ✿ acrylic block

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Less is

more

While some people might be going crazy for the over-embellished look, Liz McGuire suggests toning it down a few notches and mastering the art of the clean and simple design for cool, understated results...

LIZ MCGUIRE Designer

SIMPLY shopping

The Cart-Us stamp sets that Liz used here are available from www.the craftbarn.co.uk


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clean and simple FOCUS ON...

BEST FRIEND SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from green cardstock. Cut 1Crease-fold rectangles from green, yellow and pink cardstock. Stamp a tree onto each of the rectangles and attach to the card. three strips of dotted paper, trim the ends and adhere to the 2Trim bottom of the card as shown. your sentiment onto the bottom strip and add buttons to 3Stamp as shown finish.

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Three Trees stamp set (2053) ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ green, yellow and pink cardstock ✿ dotted paper ✿ small buttons ✿ black inkpad ✿ adhesive Tools ✿ acrylic Block

A FRIEND IS A GIFT SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from pink cardstock. Cut a 1Crease-fold piece of dotted paper to fit across the bottom of the card. two butterflies onto the card blank using a black inkpad. 2Stamp Stamp two butterflies onto white cardstock with pink ink, carefully cut out and attach to the card blank on top of the two black butterflies. two circles, one from black cardstock and a smaller 3Die-cut circle from white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment and attach to the card with 3D foam pads.

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Fantasy Butterflies stamp set (1059) ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ pink, black and white cardstock ✿ dotted paper

✿ black and pink inkpads ✿ adhesive Tools ✿ manual die-cutting machine and circle dies ✿ acrylic block www.simplycardsmag.com

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SPECIAL MEMORY SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from yellow cardstock. 1Crease-fold Cut two pieces of dotted paper and a rectangle of white cardstock. Round the corners of each and attach across the bottom of the card as shown. a black inkpad, stamp the bird and birdcage onto the 2Using white panel and directly onto the card blank as shown. a sentiment and stamp below the dotted paper. Add a 3Choose small button to finish.

ANGELS WITHOUT WINGS

SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from blue cardstock. Cut 1Crease-fold a piece of white cardstock to fit

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Birds With Branch stamp set (1064) ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ blue and white cardstock ✿ black and pink inkpads ✿ adhesive ✿ fine-liner pens Tools ✿ acrylic block

across the top of the card. Using black and pink inkpads, stamp the birds onto the white strip. Draw lines above and below with fine-liner pens.

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your sentiment below the bottom line to finish. 3Stamp

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clean and simple FOCUS ON...

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Birds With Cage stamp set (1063) ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ yellow and white cardstock ✿ dotted paper ✿ small button ✿ black inkpad ✿ adhesive Tools ✿ acrylic block

TOUCHES YOUR HEART SIMPLY make... a 12cm-square card blank from brown cardstock. 1Crease-fold Using the Labels One dies, cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of dotted paper. Attach. a black inkpad, stamp the birds onto the white die-cut 2Using card as shown. your sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner of 3Stamp the card to finish. These images are great and nicely detailed, but also quite small. Drop down a card size to maintain impact

Materials ✿ Cart-Us Birds On Branch stamp set (2052) ✿ Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments stamp set ✿ brown and white cardstock ✿ dotted paper ✿ black inkpad ✿ adhesive Tools ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One dies ✿ acrylic block Don’t be afraid to stamp directly onto your card blank. If you’re unsure, try practising on spare card first

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COFFEE BREAK red gingham designs

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ed Gingham Designs is a new UK-based design company specialising in creating clear acrylic stamps, die-cut design sheets and stickers. Red Gingham Designs stamps are beautifully hand-drawn with the most gorgeous colour palettes to inspire your creativity. Every design comes complete with their own gallery of card samples – just look for the Red Gingham button on Little Claire’s website to gain access to lots of ideas & inspiration. ■

Heidi Green created this gorgeous design in the time it takes to enjoy a brew

STEPPER SIMPLY make... purple cardstock to measure fold in half and fold one 1Cut14x29cm, side forwards. Cut lilac gingham paper to measure 13x14cm and 13.5x6.5cm. Stick the largest panel inside the card, and the smallest panel onto the folded card front.

HEIDI GREEN Designer

the Little George image and Red Gingham Snowflake 2Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Colour the image with ProMarkers and die-cut into a label shape, then matt with purple cardstock. a 4cm Nestabilities die, cut out the sentiment and mount 3Using onto a purple scalloped circle. Edge both the image and sentiment with Lulu Lavender Memento ink. out two snowflake borders from lilac cardstock. Punch one 4Punch large and three small snowflakes from purple cardstock. Stick the larger snowflake on the left-hand side of the card front, and stick lilac snowflake borders at the top and bottom. two purple snowflakes to the bottom right-hand side of the 5Attach image before attaching to the card front as shown. three large round adhesive dots, stick the sentiment in the top 6Using right-hand corner of the card, making sure that the image will fit snugly under the sentiment and the card can lie flat. a 8.5x4.5cm panel of white cardstock, stamp your sentiment 7Trim and matt with purple cardstock. Colour using ProMarker pens as shown, then adhere to the inside panel of the card, adding the remaining purple snowflake. Cosmic Shimmer to one side of the moon and onto the owl’s 8Add hat on the image. Add lilac selfadhesive gems to the centre of the snowflakes, and place a gem at the top of the card and on the left-hand side as shown to finish.

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Materials ✿ white, purple and lilac Little Claire Designs cardstock ✿ lilac gingham paper ✿ red gingham snowflake sentiment ✿ lilac self-adhesive gems

✿ Lulu Lavender Memento inkpad ✿ Amethyst, Lilac, Vanilla, Caramel, Putty, Lime Green, Pear Green, Warm Grey 2, Ice Grey I, Mustard and Berry Red ProMarker pens ✿ Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue

Tools ✿ Martha Stewart Snowflakes & Snowflake Border punches ✿ 2” scallop punch ✿ manual die-cutting machine and Sizzix Scallop die


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glue gun TAKE ONE

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ot- and cool-melt glue guns are often looked at as simply a tool to adhere heavy or awkwardly shaped objects. Dremel, however, has created a dual-heat setting glue gun, for which you can also purchase coloured and glitter glue sticks, which opens up a wealth of possibilities for you to create your own glittered embellishments and wax seals. Wax seals were historically used in place of a signature, as centuries ago there were very few people who could read and write; they acted as a visually recognisable stamp and validated the authenticity of a document, as only the head of a noble family would be in

Sealed

A glue gun opens up a wealth of possibilities for you to create your own glittered embellishments and wax seals

LAURA DOUGHERTY Designer

The Dremel hot glue gun is great for adhering embellishments to your cards, but Laura Dougherty considers some of the different applications you can achieve SIMPLY with this handy tool possession of the seal. However, in modern times wax seals are often used as more of a decorative feature on a wedding invitation or a certificate. For these nostalgic Christmas cards they were the perfect choice – mixed with kraft paper and some stunning vintage images, we used the Dremel glue gun along with Papermania wax sealing stamps to create a beautiful Victorian-themed effect for your cards. ■

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS SIMPLY make... Cut and fold a sheet of Kanban tartan cardstock to create an A6 card blank.

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the wax stick and allow a small pool to drip onto the 2Light heat-proof surface, stamp the wax seal into it and leave for a moment. Remove the stamp and allow the wax to set. Once the wax is hard, slide the end of a craft knife under the seal and it should come away in one piece. a panel of manila paper emboss with the Budding 3Cutand Vine embossing folder. Colour the embossed image by lightly brushing over the inkpad, tear the image into a rough shape and ink the edges. Adhere the distressed panel to the card front. Print out an image from the CD-ROM and round the corners before distressing and inking the edges. Attach this to the card front as shown.

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Materials ✿ Kanban tartan double-sided patterned paper ✿ brown manila wrapping paper ✿ Fee J Designs A Merry Christmas CD-ROM ✿ tree brads ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ burgundy satin ribbon ✿ burgundy fabric flower Tools ✿ Dremel glue gun and glue stick ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder ✿ computer and printer ✿ corner-rounder punch a loop from ribbon, adhering together using the 5Create glue gun. Add a flower and wax seal to the ribbon and attach to the card front, adding tree brads to finish. www.simplycardsmag.com 87


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A HAPPY CHRISTMAS SIMPLY make... an A6 tent-fold card blank from kraft cardstock, 1Create round the corners and distress the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. inside the embossing folder with ink and emboss a 2Colour panel of manila paper to create a distressed background. Tear the panel roughly and adhere to the card front. a few blobs of red glue onto a heat-proof surface, press 3Drip the wax seal into the glue and leave for a few seconds. Remove the seal from the glue and allow to cool thoroughly before using a craft knife to remove it from the surface. two white paper flowers using ProMarker pens, attach 4Colour together using a brad and affix to the card front. out a panel from the frames patterned paper, distress and 5Pop

Materials ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ white Woodware paper flowers ✿ Cherry Red and Forest Green Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ Graphic 45 Christmas Past frames 12x12” patterned paper ✿ glittered brad ✿ manila paper ✿ Airmail baker’s twine Tools ✿ Dremel glue gun and red glue stick ✿ Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ corner-rounder punch ink the edges before adhering to the card front. the card front several times with Airmail baker’s twine 6Wrap and tie into a knot. Attach the glue seal over the knot to finish.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

SIMPLY make... cardstock to tent-fold card blank. 1CutcreateandanfoldA6kraft the inside of the Budding Vine embossing folder with 2Colour Vintage Photo Ink and emboss a panel of manila paper. Tear the edge of the embossed panel and adhere to the card front. out an image from the CD-ROM, round the corners, 3Print distress and ink the edges, then attach to the card front. a stamp from the patterned sheet and adhere to the 4Cutpaper top right-hand corner of the card front. Affix a burgundy flower to the bottom right-hand corner of the card as shown. a small slit in the spine of the card, thread with Airmail 5Trim baker’s twine and wrap the card front as you would a gift. Tie into a knot and add a wax seal to finish.

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glue gun TAKE ONE

ST NICHOLAS

SIMPLY make... a wax seal by dripping green glue onto a heat-proof 1Create mat, press with a wax seal and allow to cool. Remove the seal and allow the glue to set completely, slide the end of a craft knife under the seal and remove from the mat. an A6 tent-fold card blank from kraft cardstock, 2Create distress and ink the edges before rounding the corners. Cut a panel of Kanban tartan patterned paper, round the corners, distress, and ink the edges using a red inkpad. Attach to the card front.

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out a frame from the patterned paper sheet, 4Pop distress the edges and edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before affixing in place. some white paper flowers using ProMarker pens, 5Colour layer them together, securing

Materials ✿ Kanban tartan double-sided patterned paper ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ red inkpad ✿ raffia ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ white Woodware paper flower ✿ Cherry Red, Holly and Forest Green Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ Graphic 45 Christmas Past Frames 12x12” patterned paper Tools ✿ Dremel glue gun and green glue stick ✿ Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ corner-rounder punch with a brad, and affix to the card front. the card several times with craft raffia and tie in a 6Wrap bow at the centre. Attach the seal to the raffia bow as shown to finish.

Materials ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ Graphic 45 Christmas Past Jolly Old St Nick 12x12” patterned paper ✿ brown manila wrapping paper ✿ Fee J designs a Merry Christmas CD-ROM ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ burgundy fabric flower ✿ Airmail baker’s twine Tools ✿ craft knife ✿ Dremel glue gun and glue stick ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder ✿ computer and printer ✿ corner-rounder punch When using wax seals, always make sure to extinguish the flame before putting the wax stick any where near your paper

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TAKE ONE glue gun

A LETTER FOR SANTA SIMPLY make... a 15cm-square tent-fold card blank from kraft cardstock 1Create and round the corners. Distress and edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. an 11x8cm panel of tartan paper, distress and ink the 2Trim edges. Attach to the bottom of the card front. a 10.5x7.5cm panel of paper, write an address 3Cutmanila on it in black pen and crumple up a little to add an aged effect. Mount onto the tartan paper, leaving a narrow border. Trim a stamp from the Graphic 45 patterned paper sheet and attach to the top-right hand corner of the card front. Add the postmark rub-on from the Kaisercraft sheet.

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two paper flowers with ProMarkers and layer together 5Colour using a gold brad. Attach this to the card front as shown.

Materials ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ white Woodware paper flowers ✿ Cherry Red and Holly Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ Graphic 45 Christmas Past Jolly Old St Nicholas 12x12” patterned paper ✿ gold brad ✿ black pen ✿ household string ✿ Kanban tartan double-sided patterned paper ✿ Kaisercraft Travel Postmarks rub-ons Tools ✿ corner-rounder punch a small slit in the top of the card front, thread with household 6Trim string and wrap it around the card front as you would a gift, tying in a bow at the centre. several blobs of gold sealing wax onto a heat-proof surface, 7Drip press with the wax seal stamp and remove. Once the wax has hardened, remove from the heat-proof surface and attach.

CHRISTMAS EASEL SIMPLY make... a 15cm-square card blank from kraft cardstock, 1Crease-fold distress and ink the edges. Fold the card front in half, to create the mechanism for the easel. a 15cm-square of kraft round the corners 2Cutcardstock, and ink the edges. Emboss a panel of manila cardstock, colour using the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and attach to a square of kraft cardstock. Pop out the panel from the Frames patterned paper, distress and ink the edges before fixing into position. Cut out a postage stamp from the Jolly Old St Nicholas patterned paper and affix to the top righthand corner of the square.

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Colour three paper flowers using ProMarkers and fix into position with a brad. Wrap the square with raffia and secure with a glue gun seal, then attach the completed square to

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Materials ✿ Papermania wax seal set ✿ Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink ✿ raffia ✿ kraft cardstock ✿ white Woodware paper flowers ✿ Cherry Red, Holly & Forest Green Letraset ProMarker pens ✿ Graphic 45 Christmas Past Frames and Jolly Old St Nicholas 12x12” patterned papers ✿ Airmail baker’s twine Tools ✿ Dremel glue gun and red glue stick ✿ Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder ✿ manual die-cutting machine ✿ corner-rounder punch

the folded card front to complete the easel. the inside of the card with Airmail baker’s twine and tie 5Wrap into a bow. Fix a wax seal to the bow to create the easel stopper.


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Full steam ahead – From steampunk to pretty grunge, Barbara Shepherd demonstrates the wide appeal of this must-try trend

Bring a bottle – Transform the humble bottle top to create colourful Christmas cards Seeds of friendship – Create a card and gift in one using plantable paper

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