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Despite what some people might think, you don’t have to jet set across the globe in search of adventure. In my opinion, it can begin at home. Without wanting to sound corny, staying curious and keeping your eyes and heart open to absolutely everything offers the opportunity to experience life in a very interesting way. What’s more, craft, by its very nature, is an adventure and that’s the ethos we had in mind while putting this issue together. We’ve explored the art of origami, heritage scrapbooking, kinetic locomotives and even doughnut cards (this required extensive research… as you can imagine). As the old adage goes, “If you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got.”

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Janet Hughes

Janet works in nursing at her local hospital. Papercraft is her hobby and she’s always on the lookout for new ideas and techniques. Her favourite designs are clean and simple with style, and her two favourite techniques are stamping and heat embossing. Janet runs a monthly class to share her passion and help fellow crafting enthusiasts.

Sharon Dobson

Creativity regular Sharon’s love of all things arty has led her to work as a textile designer in Northern Ireland for over 2O years. She loves to have fun with papercraft projects, and can usually be found surrounded by scraps of paper, pools of paint and at least one bemused cat, with often unpredictable results.

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Laura and Tia are two Brighton-based mums, best friends and craft bloggers. With four children between them, their aim is to prove that there’s always time to craft – even if you only have the space of a short nap to do so! When they’re not making or blogging, they’re usually taking photos, baking or exploring their seaside city.

Katy Leitch

Katy has been papercrafting since 2OO5 when she discovered scrapbooking – and she’s never looked back! She very recently took the plunge into the freelance world to live the dream of crafting for a living. Her style is quite eclectic and she loves everything from messy, inky and vintage to clean and simple.

Daisy Martin

Daisy is 21 and from East Sussex. She’s been self-employed since she was 18, running a couple of online shops: Cloudy Cow (selling gorgeous washi tape and stationery) and Daisy Mae Jewellery. She also blogs and posts videos on her YouTube channel (MyGreenCow) about all the creative things she gets up to.

Sarah Jackman Read

Sarah is a freelance papercraft designer who lives on the Isle of Wight with husband Ian (Hoobs) and pug Lottie. She regularly makes projects for Creativity and several other UK craft magazines, as well as demonstrating for docrafts along the south coast. Her hobbies include Zumba and pug-cuddling.

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Woodland greetings.........................................................22-23 Six quick cards......................................................................26-31 Rustic gate card................................................................. 32-33 Handmade stationery set ..............................................38-41 Goody Bag makes ............................................................ 46-48 Woodland party invites................................................... 5O-51 Snow scene shaker card...............................................52-53 Craft with stars ...................................................................54-55 Double tri-fold card......................................................... 56-57 Glazed doughnut card ...................................................58-59 Scrapbook know-how...................................................66-67 Kinetic train card...............................................................68-7O Travel games .........................................................................72-74 Hot air balloon .................................................................... 76-78 Santoro watercolour card............................................ 82-83 Three ways with suitcases ..........................................84-86 Expanding document folder ..............................................9O

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Host a Macmillan Coffee Morning Tuck into some treats and get stuck into the fundraising spirit

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What sounds more enticing than The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning? As dedicated cake-eaters, we can’t think of much. Macmillan have been raising money for people facing cancer through Coffee Mornings since 1991, collecting over £165 million in the process. Host your own Coffee Morning on the 3Oth September and receive a kit to help with everything from inviting your friends to raising money. Alternatively, visit coffee. to find an event near you. As crafty so-and-sos, we love to decorate our fresh bakes to bring a little smile to someone’s face. Create some cute cupcake picks or pop some mini bunting on top of a tasty show-stopper. They’ll go down a treat! For some scrumptious ideas, visit our Inspiration gallery. Need a little help perfecting your cake decoration? Pop along to

Blog of the month All things bright and colourful can be found on A Kailo Chic Life (akailochiclife. com), the vibrant blog of designer Kara Whitten. Set up as a side project to her handbag and accessory company, Kara uses the blog to explore her other creative passions and inspire others to be bold with colour. Where do you find inspiration for your makes?  All around me! Maybe it’s a colour combination at a restaurant or a new product line in my favourite store. A lot of times I just think about what I would like to buy for my own house and find a way to DIY it.  What is your creative process like? Once I have an idea, I just start playing around with my materials until I like what I see. Most of my creative projects sort of evolve until I think they are just right. I start with the general concept

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Have we convinced you to host a coffee morning yet? Make a selection of these adorable biccie bags for your guests to take home with them. PDT member Camila Bertolini has created them using Geometric Kraft papers and craft tape, though they could lend themselves to almost any collection. For the full how-to instructions, visit the Inspiration gallery at

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If you have a female sibling, then National Sisters’ Day is your chance to craft a thoughtful card or gift for them. The Forever Friends collection is ideal for showing some sisterly love.


SECC, Glasgow, 27th - 3Oth October 2O16 Get ready for the festive season with a show packed full of free workshops, craft demonstrations and creations to inspire your own Christmas makes. Plus, there will be over 2OO exhibitors offering advice on papercraft, stitching and more. For more information, visit

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Have a go at scrapbooking for Book Lovers Day. Papermania scrapbook sets are the perfect starting point, or why not try binding your own?

29th August

The August bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some last-minute summer crafting.

and then keep adding things until it looks just perfect. 

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 6th – 9th October 2O16 Taking place in a spectacular setting, this international craft fair will feature over 15O skilled crafters showcasing a wide range of makes. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind items as well as learn the techniques that shaped them. For more information, visit

What is your favourite project on the blog at the moment? I would have to say my mini spring succulent planters. I love how easy they are to make but how unique they look! 

You’re a fan of colourful crafts. What are your top tips for working with colour?

Alexandra Palace, London, 5th - 9th October 2O16 Whether you’re a knitting novice or a seasoned stitcher, you’ll find plenty of inspiration at the UK’s biggest soft craft fair. There will be free demonstrations and talks from experts and sewing celebrities, plus a charity tea party. Visit

I am under the impression that all the colours go together! A lot of my friends are scared to use too much colour in their home, but I think the more the merrier. However, if you are just starting out, pick just one and use different shades of that one colour.

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Aside from the culture, camping and (of course) mud, festivals are the perfect place to showcase unique and colourful style. This fabulous book is full of ideas to help you craft that carefree summertime look. From pompom necklaces to feather garlands, all of the projects are on-trend and easy to follow with step-by-step guides and helpful illustrations. It’s not just fashion accessories filling the pages though, as there are also ideas for handy makes to adorn your campsite, including a DIY patchwork tent and a pocket organiser for holding all of your camping essentials. Each project is complemented by stunning photography that captures the festival spirit and is sure to inspire you to get crafting for your next summer celebration. Enter online at for your chance to win. Closing date 3Oth September 2O16.


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Check out some of our favourite kit from the latest ranges, ready to inspire your next projects. Whether you’re eager to get going with Christmas crafting or want to stick with summer trends, we've got it covered. For all of August’s new releases, pick up the free Creativity Essentials booklet.

Papermania Tales from Willson Wood Wooden Toadstools (PMA 355116) RRP £3 Adorn your woodland-themed makes with these adorable mini charms, straight from a fairy tale.

Papermania Tales from Willson Wood Die-cut Sentiments (PMA 157268) RRP £1.5O Beautiful tags, labels and more will come in handy for a variety of projects, from scrapbooking to cardmaking.

Forever Friends Opulent A6 Cards & Envelopes (FFS 15O6O5) RRP £4 Featuring metallics and marbling, this 12-pack of cards serves as a lovely base for your own designs.

Forever Friends Opulent Acetate Sentiments (FFS 168OOO) RRP £2 This set of golden messages provides the perfect finishing touch for elegant cards.

Xcut Dies Filigree Present Set (XCU 5O4O6O) RRP £9.95 Build your own beautiful present with a little help from this six-piece die set, complete with bow and tag.

Anita’s Foiled Decoupage Festive Furry Friends (ANT 169681) RRP £1 Layer up some animal magic for some cute crafting this festive season.

Create Christmas Small Mixed Wooden Shapes Snowflakes (PMA 1O5947) £2.5O Perfect for embellishing special cards or as a base for creating your own tree decorations.

Create Christmas A4 Glitter Paper Pack (PMA 16O919) RRP £5.95 Add some sparkle to your festive projects with this set of colourful Christmas papers.

Create Christmas Foiled & Embossed Stickers Alphas Upper Case (PMA 8O69O4) RRP £1 Personalise this year’s Christmas cards with ease!

Create Christmas Small Clear Stamps Baubles (PMA 9O7246) RRP £1 After stamping these pretty baubles, why not colour them in with watercolour pens?

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Claire Donovan ggi ng Cra fty sup er sta r an d blo me nt or Cla ire Do no van

Via her successful blog, Heart Handmade UK, Claire Donovan loves to inspire the crafty community with colourful projects and handy DIY hints. After being introduced to crafting while at university, she set out to learn as much as she could, and has since embarked on a mission

When did you first start crafting? I discovered the craft world back in 2OO7 through mixed media, art journaling and scrapbooking. Thanks to Flickr (the Pinterest of its day for inspiration quests), I was led into this creative haven and I’ve loved every minute of it. How has it become a career? It wasn’t until late 2OO9, after taking several creative journaling classes online and filling about eight art journals and sketchbooks, that I decided that I should start a blog to connect with my fellow classmates and surround myself with people who can constantly inspire me. It worked and in March 2O1O, was born. How would you describe your blog to someone who hasn’t come across it? Heart Handmade UK is a site dedicated to craft tutorials, interior décor and creative blogging. It’s choc-full of printables, DIY tutorials, inspiration and guides to help you decorate and get organised.

to motivate people of all ages and skill levels to follow in her footsteps and set up a craft blog of their own. In addition to her passion for pastels, Claire is also a self-confessed ‘crazy cat lady’ and can’t be trusted around chocolate. Creativity caught up with her to find out more…

What do you love most about making? I love the fact that the possibilities are fairly endless and it can be extremely hypnotic and relaxing. What is your favourite crafting trend at the moment? Paper flowers. I adore flowers in all forms and these forever-flowers make beautiful décor and an adorable gift idea for flower lovers! Where do you find your inspiration? Honestly, I find inspiration everywhere. It can be a colour combination, a piece of interesting

I like to think that I make mistakes so nobody else has to. I’m a big klutz, I always have been... packaging or an upcoming occasion. It’s the development and organisation of that inspiration that can lead to great projects. I’ve a guide to walk you through the process of developing ideas and inspiration on the blog.

Can you tell us a bit about your gorgeous craft room? The craft room is the room in my house where the most natural light can be found. I’ve always loved bright, natural sunlight and having a beautifully-decorated room on a bright sunny day can act as inspiration in itself! What do you consider to be your most essential crafting tool? My most essential crafting tool is my paper trimmer. I love making collages and cutting photos but I can’t cut a straight line with a pair of scissors! Have you ever had a project go horribly wrong? What happened? I’ve had too many go wrong! I don’t even remember them all. I like to think that I make the mistakes so nobody else has to, but my main problems are with personal safety. I’m a big klutz, I always have been...

Claire’s craft room is flooded with natural light and her favourite pastel colours

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Project by Jackie Jasper

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Mini card duo

‘Hello lovely’ notelet Cover a 4 x 4" card blank with a sheet of patterned paper (the scripted print works brilliantly with the sentiment stamps). Trim a 2" panel of white cardstock and heat emboss the 'Hello lovely' stamp towards the bottom, with clear pigment ink and gold powder. Cut a blue

Use this month’s fab freebies to create two teeny cards, perfect for last-minute makes

panel and layer them together, leaving a blue border to the left. Attach to the card front with strips of 3D foam tape. ‘Thank you’ card Cut a white cardstock panel to fit just under half of a 4 x 4" card blank. Heat emboss the

‘Thank you’ sentiment with clear ink and gold powder, as before. Cover the front of the card blank with patterned paper and attach the embossed panel with 3D foam pads. Arrange two small and one large heart (created using different sized palm punches) on the front, overlapping the panel.

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Heritage scrapbooking Delve into your family history and your craft supplies to create a keepsake to cherish for generations to come

Words by Joanna Stass

Projects by Jo Boland

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crapbooking is a great way to preserve your family memories, but why stop at documenting the lives of the relatives that you already know lots about? Looking into your family history can reveal fascinating and sometimes surprising stories about ancestors that you never had the chance to meet, ready to record in a timeless book that you can share and keep forever. Devon Noel Lee, who goes by ‘A Patient Genealogist’ on her family history blog, loves to capture and preserve information about her ancestors through modern research tools and scrapbooking. “Life is so short, and memories seem shorter. By recording the lives of family members (including ourselves), we don’t lose the words of wisdom and the sweetest memories.” Devon was motivated to start

looking into her family tree for a church project and, after receiving a stack of files from her mother, decided to start compiling all of the information into a scrapbook to send to her as a gift. “As soon as the package arrived, she tore open the box and called me with tears choking her voice. She would then pester everyone who visited her to take a look at the book I made for her,” she recalls. Back then, researching family history required a lot of leg work, exploring records in government offices and exchanging letters with distant relatives, but modern technology has made the task much easier. Over the next few pages, discover a range of top tips and tricks for finding out more about your own ancestors and inspiration for how to turn that research into a beautiful book.


Getting started The first step in creating your heritage scrapbook is to gather all of the information to go inside. With thousands of years of history to consider, this can seem like a daunting task. To make it more manageable, Devon suggests starting close to home. “Start with those who are living and learn every detail you possibly can about the people they knew in your family. Learn about their relationships to others and the locations they frequented. Then look through family heirlooms, documents and photos.” This process may even present you with enough to fill a scrapbook or two, but could also leave you asking more questions. Maria Nerius, professional crafter and author

A die-cut heart in the map shows where the family lives; after all, home is where the heart is

of Creating Your Family Heritage Scrapbook, acknowledges that some further research may be required before you get started. “Memories aren’t always clear and some facts may have been forgotten. Try to back up all of the facts, such as dates and locations, with paperwork like public notices, certificates, anything official – even newspaper clippings from birth announcements to death notices”. Thanks to the internet, tracking down all of this information is now easier than ever, as websites such as make it simple to search through billions of official records to find your ancestors and build your family tree. “As records have come online, my research has become more interesting and more efficient,” explains Devon, but she adds that it can be tempting to get carried away. “The people along the way are more important

than how far back you can go,” she explains. “The worst thing you can do is jump online and click a tree that may go back to a biblical name.” For your first scrapbooking project, she recommends focusing on your more recent family history, perhaps picking out just a handful of ancestors to feature. This will help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with

Why scrapbooking? Once you’ve found all the information you need, it’s time to do something with it. Maria believes there are many benefits to creating a scrapbook instead of simply slotting all your photos into an album. “A scrapbook

A scrapbook gives you an opportunity to really bring each family member to life. It's not just about the photos, it's about the whole person. information and give your book some focus. Starting with what and who you know and working your way backwards is the easiest way to get going.


gives you an opportunity to really bring each family member to life. It’s not just about the photos, it’s about the whole person. How did they live, what made them unique and what

Family tree contents page The gold embossed family tree doubles up as a contents page for the album, with little tags for family members and corresponding page numbers on the backs. First, stamp the image of the bare tree in watermark ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Repeat the process but with the leaf clusters. Embossing in steps like this adds a delicate layered effect to the tree. The watermark ink pad is used again to stamp relative names around the tree and left to dry. Cotton is tied to the tags, attaching them to the tree by threading through to the back where they are secured. The whole page is adhered to the inside of the front cover with doublesided tape and a title along the bottom.



Contrast old photos with brand new snaps to reminisce good times and celebrate the present

made them part of their own generation? Don’t fear documenting the stories and facts.” Other elements to consider including in your scrapbook are a family tree, to help the reader know who’s who and how they are related to one another, and pockets or paper clips to hold any mementos from their lives to keep them safe. Handwritten notes or letters can also help to capture a person’s character and tell their story in a more personal way. Your finished book will be a lovely keepsake that you can give as a meaningful gift to a family member or hold on to as a reminder of where you came from for years to come. Jennifer Wilson, from, wanted to create a book to help her daughter get to know her great-grandmother and namesake, so included photos, memories and examples of her handwriting. “Scrapbooking

is unique among crafts in that it is deeply personal.” she says. “That special cross between creativity and meaning is, I believe, why people become so passionate about the hobby.”

The supplies After compiling several heritage scrapbooks herself, Maria believes that all you really need to complete this project is paper, adhesive, a sharp cutting tool, and your creativity and imagination. “Scrapbooking doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg,” she explains. “Keep your supplies simple and invest in the decorative papers or embellishments you really want to use.” She also suggests using timeless designs, colours and patterns to prevent your scrapbook from looking too dated when it is viewed by future generations.


When choosing a colour scheme for your layouts, Maria believes sticking to no more than three different colours is the key to avoiding busy pages. Devon recommends picking understated, muted tones, as these will work best with black and white photos. “Bright colours overpower the older photos, but soft golds, greens, yellows, and blues work well.” This also applies if you are using more recent colour snapshots from the 7Os or 8Os, as softer colours help to compensate for the orange casts often present in photos from this era. However, one of the joys of scrapbooking is there are very few rules, so you are free to design your layouts in a way that best tells your family’s story. “Let go of perfection,” advises Jennifer. “Scrapbooks are a handmade gift to future generations. Don’t worry about having everything ‘just so’.”

Image transfer If you have any old documents with a relative's writing on them, layer strips of script over treasured photos to tie them into your layouts.

How to... transfer the image


Scan a piece of old handwriting and mirror the image before printing. This is very important, otherwise the handwriting will appear backwards when transferred. Generously cover a sheet of adhesive fabric with Craft Planet PVA Glue and place the print face down on the glued surface.


Once dry (overnight), mist the back of the paper with water and gently rub away the paper with a something like a nonscratch kitchen scourer until the letters appear clearly on the canvas. Be careful not to rub too hard as you don’t want to rub off the lettering. Leave to dry.



Once completely dry you can cut your image transferred lettering into strips with scissors and position them over a copy of an old family photo, removing the backing to adhere. It’s best to do this step one strip at a time so that you know which order to place them in.

Scrapbooking essentials The staple supplies for kick-starting your heritage scrapbooking journey

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Before you start your scrapbook, gather together everything you’ll need from your craft stash. Find a base for your book, a trimmer and adhesive to cut and stick down photos and whatever decorative elements fit with your design. Here are a few options:

Jennifer Wilson, Simple Scrapper Jennifer Wilson has been an active scrapbooker since 2OO8, when she launched the Simple Scrapper blog to share her memory-keeping journey. It wasn’t until her daughter was born in 2O11 that she developed an interest in scrapbooking stories from the past. “I felt a deep calling to make sure she would know our family’s history” she explains. Although heritage scrapbooking is traditionally about documenting stories of ancestors from past generations, Jennifer likes to see it from a broader perspective. “I try to connect the past with the present, giving a

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deeper context to the world we know today. For me, it’s not just about the details of my ancestors but how their lives shape my own.” When gathering the photos needed for her scrapbook, Jennifer has found it’s sometimes as easy as just asking. She organised a family reunion and asked everyone to bring along any old photos they had of their ancestors. “Often we don’t know very many details from the photos handed down across generations. We’re grateful when there’s a name and date pencilled on the back. I try to encourage scrapbookers to not let this become a barrier and instead tell the story from their own unique perspective.”

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Win a year’s subscription to Are you ready to research your own family tree? Enter our competition for a chance to gain access to billions of history records to help get you started! features over 4 billion records and 11 million historic newspaper pages ready to explore, enabling you to trace your roots back to the 15OOs. We have one 12-month world subscription (worth £156) to give away, giving you access to UK, Irish, Australian, British India and North America collections, with thousands of new records released every week. Plus, five lucky runners up will also win a one-month world subscription to get their research underway. Get going with your very own heritage scrapbook today!

How to enter Simply answer the question below: Which collection has Jo Boland used to make her ‘Travel through time’ scrapbook layout on page 15? Enter online at competitions for your chance to win. Closing date 31st August 2O16

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here are lots of different things that spring to mind when we think about adventures, whether it be travelling to an unknown land or embarking on one of life’s many defining moments. Whether you've got a wedding, graduation or another biggie coming up, we think it deserves a special card. This dinky project may be small in size, but it'll be sure to put a smile on the recipient's face.


Trim Kraftstax cardstock to 18 x 9.5cm and round each of the corners with an Xcut 1Omm Corner Punch. With the cardstock positioned landscape, score vertically at 8.5cm and 9.5cm to create the ‘spine’ of the card.

an ‘On your special day’ die-cut from the ultimate pack, using die-cut decoupage leaves to form a wreath shape around the greeting. Adhere to the front of the card with 3D foam tape.


Construct the envelope box, following the how-to below, and pop the card inside. Tie a length of jute twine around the centre and finish off with a die-cut tag from the Willson Wood ultimate pack. Punch a hole through the top, with the smallest nib on the Xcut Screw Hole Punch, so the tag can be threaded onto the jute.


Papermania Tales from Willson Wood A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (PMA 16O326) RRP £11.95

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Cover the outside and inside of the notelet with contrasting Tales from Willson Wood paperstock, using the corner punch to round the corners before adhering. Cut a strip of cream cardstock to 9.5 x 1cm and stick to the inside spine of the card with strong double-sided tape or Anita's Tacky Glue.


Forever Friends Opulent A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack RRP £ 12.95 Papermania Bare Basics Natural Jute Set RRP £3 Xcut Nesting Dies Circles RRP £9.95


Construct the woodland decoupage scene from the Papermania Tales from Willson Wood Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack, using foam pads to give dimension. Fix to the top half of the notelet inside with double-sided tape. Create the greeting on the lower half with the alphabet stickers from both the Willson Wood and Forever Friends Opulent ultimate packs.


Stick a rectangular note die-cut to the back of the card to write your personal message for the recipient. Decorate the front of the card with

How to... make the envelope box


Trim Kraftstax cardstock to 2O x 14cm. With the cardstock landscape, score at 9cm and 11cm along the long side and 2cm and 12cm along the short side.


Cover the outside of the box in your chosen paperstock. Carefully snip along the indicated lines in the picture above with a pair of sharp scissors.


Use the smallest nesting circle to create semi-circles on both short ends of the envelope box. Fold up the score lines and secure in place with strong double-sided tape.

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An afternoon make

ou may have noticed that heat embossing is one of our all-time favourite techniques. With a professional finish (and a supersatisfying process), it’s a lovely way to set off your stamping. This month we’re experimenting, and inking through our die-cut scraps to create luscious embossed shapes. Layer them up to form a gorgeous wreath, topped off with some palmpunched blooms. Heat tools at the ready!


Draw around a 4" circular nesting die in the centre of a 6 x 6" square of Kraftstax cardstock. Die cut three leaf sprigs from the Xcut A5 Leaves Die Set in a wreath formation, using the hand-drawn circle as a guide. Discard the sprigs and keep hold of the negative.


Xcut A5 Dies Set Leaves (XCU 5O3194) RRP £19.95


Trim a piece of white cardstock to 6 x 6" and place the die-cut stencil on top. Stamp through the gaps with a green pigment ink, keeping the stencil flat against the cardstock. Once the whole area is covered (and still wet), remove the stencil and sprinkle over clear embossing powder. Tip away the excess and set with a heat tool, ensuring that the heat is evenly dispersed. Repeat this process, staggering the die-cut stencil so that it overlaps parts of the first heat-embossed layer.


Die cut four sprigs in two different tones of green and ink with a variety of similar pigment inks. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the top and heat emboss, using a pair of tweezers to avoid getting burnt fingers! Adhere each of the die-cuts to the wreath with 3D foam pads to add depth.


Make six white flowers in varying sizes, using three different palm punches. Ink with a mixture of orange, yellow and pink pigment ink pads and heat emboss, once again with clear powder. Adhere gold Create Christmas Adhesive Stones to the centre of each flower and arrange in a cluster, using the image as a guide. Secure in place with dabs of tacky glue.


Cut a piece of white cardstock to 6.5 x 6.5" and add texture with the herringbone embossing folder. Apply foam tape to the back of the wreath panel and mat onto the embossed cardstock. Fix to the front of a 6.5" square card blank with double-sided tape.

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Stamp the ‘With love’ sentiment from the Create Christmas Nordic heart stamps centrally inside the wreath. Heat emboss with black powder. (It may help to mark out some light pencil lines to act as a guide when stamping).




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Craft the perfect option for any occasion with our helpful handful of hasty makes

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ou don't need to spend hours on a card to make it great. Often the best ones can be whipped up in an instant! Take a gander at this month’s express offering, including birthdays, thanks and novelty notelets. Guitar card Die cut curves on either side of an 8 x 8" kraft card blank, using the largest oval nesting die. Ink the edges with chocolate dye ink.



Emboss kraft with the round gilt frame folder and ink the pattern. Use the circle cutter to trim it and heat emboss with clear powder. Mount onto a black cardstock circle.


Fix on the card front with tacky glue and cut the centre out, leaving a black border on the inside. Stick the die-cut inside the card. Trim a 6 x 1Ocm piece of black cardstock and shape one end to curve around the circle. Adhere a narrow strip of white cardstock and two shortened gold borders.


Stick the panel to the card front and make six notches at the top with an Xcut Screw Hole Punch. Cut black cardstock to 2 x 12.5cm and score around a penny at each end. Gently curve the shape. Attach to the bottom of the card with black foam pads. Trim two more 2 x 8cm strips from black cardstock and notch each corner with a 2 in 1 corner punch. Create six holes. Fix small brads in one strip and stick at the bottom with 3D foam pads. Snip six lengths of twine and secure around each brad. Take each string and gently stretch to reach the corresponding notch at the top. Secure to the second strip inside.


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Stamp a sentiment and a scalloped circle and heat emboss with copper powder. Mat together with foam pads. Secure to the right-hand side of the card front to finish.

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Confetti card Position a 5 x 7" card blank landscape. Trim around the Forever Friends Opulent ‘One in a million’ sticker and fix in the centre of the card front. Flatten the edges with a paper creaser – this makes them less visible and will ensure that it stays flat.



Collect scraps of coloured cardstock (we used orange, yellow, green, lilac, and hot pink) and punch out confetti pieces

using a small circle palm punch. Make sure to keep each colour separate.


Scatter around the sentiment to fill up the white space. Gradually build up the design, balancing the colour spread as you go. Leave a selection from each shade.


Place the last handful around the card front with 3D foam pads to create dimension. Finish with an adhesive gem.

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PAPER CRAFT Trainer card Trim an 8 x 8" kraft card blank to measure 5 x 7" with the crease at top. Cover the front with red cardstock and set aside. Cut out the shoe base from adhesive fabric sheets, using the template on page 93.



Stick down the base, ensuring that the top is flush with the top edge. Use the template to cut the toe cap from cream cardstock. Score at O.5 cm intervals, turn over and score again between each of the previous score lines. Brush clear embossing ink over the toe cap and heat emboss with clear powder. Allow to cool and repeat twice more. Stick into

place with tacky glue, supporting the centre with 3D foam tape.


Cut a narrow strip of red cardstock and stick across the top edge of the toe cap. Attach adhesive fabric to cream cardstock and cut out the side pieces of the shoe. Draw faux stitching, referring to the image for placement.


Mark the position of the eyelets in pencil. Make a small hole in each with a screw hole punch and snip around the marked out circle. Palm punch six silver mirror board circles and make a hole in the centre of each. (It may be easier to start with the smaller hole).


Stick these eyelet pieces around the holes in the canvas. Apply a line of tacky glue to each edge of the shoe base. Fix the sides into place and hold until the glue sets. Lace lengths of twine through the eyelets. Secure the outside edge of the shoe, slightly overlapping the edge of the base.


Stamp a star sentiment onto a scrap of card-backed fabric. Trim, leaving a wide border and mount onto black cardstock. Cut down again and position onto the card front with 3D foam dots. Create a small fishtail banner sentiment in the same way and stick over the star.

Watercolour card


Trim an 8 x 8" card blank to measure 5 x 7" with the crease at the top. Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 4 x 6" and round the corners with a corner punch.


Scribble a design onto a glass cutting mat with the brush end of Santoro Dual-tip Watercolour Pens (we used the Brights set). Spritz with water. Lay the sheet of cardstock onto the colour, pressing down firmly. Continue until you’re happy.


Once dry, stamp ‘Thank you’ across the front with clear embossing ink. Heat

emboss with silver powder, holding the heat tool underneath the cardstock; this gives a smoother finish. Flatten the layer by running it through an Xcut Xpress. If your cutting plates are very marked, sandwich it between a sheet of cardstock.


Die cut a small heart shape underneath the sentiment and from a silver sheet of cardstock. Mat the watercolour layer onto silver mirror board and round the corners. Raise up the die-cut heart with a foam dot and place at an offset angle to the aperture. Adhere the watercolour panel to the centre of the card front with 3D foam tape.

Rustic gate card Craft a multilayer notelet with a detailed woodland scene and a friendly, inquisitive stag

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s you can probably tell, we’re making the most of the magical Tales from Willson Wood collection this month. With forest scenes galore, why not add one more? This charming card utilises papers from the A4 pack and combines them with weathered Mr Smith’s Workshop and brand new Xcut dies. Flip the gate back to reveal a majestic stag, tiptoeing through the toadstools.


Take a 13.5 x 19cm piece of white cardstock and mat a sheet of blue Tales from Willson Wood paper to create the sky. Trim a curved piece of green cardstock to form the grass and adhere to the bottom of the cardstock. Follow the steps below to make your trees, using green Willson Wood paper. Arrange on the blue background, overlapping the grass.



Papermania Tales from Willson Wood A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (PMA 16O326) RRP £11.95

Die cut the stag head using the woodland stag wreath die set, and the toadstools and pine cones with the woodland gift tag dies. Draw and cut out a body for the stag using the template on page 93. Stick the head to the body, making sure that the ears and ruff are pushed up (these areas are also die-cut). Insert a sticky foam pad under the ruff to ensure that it stays in place.


Xcut Dies Woodland Stag Wreath (XCU 5O4O47) RRP £9.95

Lightly ink the stag with a chocolate brown pigment ink pad. Once dry, use Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to define the stag’s eye and nose. Position onto the background and stick in place, using a few sticky foam pads on the head to raise it off the card slightly. Cut two small black hooves freehand and attach to the ends of both legs.


Heat emboss a few of the pine cones with copper powder and add Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to the tops of the toadstools. Adhere to the

front of the card, scattered around the grass area. Stick the deer down, so the end of his body is flush with the fold on the left-hand side of the card.


To create the gate, cut 19 1cm-wide strips from Mr Smith’s Workshop wooden panel paper and run a brown pigment ink pad over the top. Cut 13 of the strips to 1Ocm in length and a further six strips to 13.5cm. Place two of the longer strips parallel, 7.5cm apart on a cutting mat. Position another strip diagonally across, overlapping at the top right-hand side and bottom left. Adhere seven of the 1Ocm strips along the length with doublesided tape. Make sure it’s straight by following the lines of the cutting mat. Fix vintage brads diagonally and in the corners.


Flip the gate over and repeat, adhering the panels in place with foam tape. Leave the end strip on the right bare. Turn back over and attach to the card with 3D foam tape. Mount the finished panel to a white card blank.

How to... create the trees


Scrunch your paper into a small ball. Do this several times until you have a nice, natural texture.


Flatten the paper gently with your hand and graze an Artiste Chocolate Ink Pad along the ridges on the paper.


Cut into uneven strips with an Xcut guillotine or ruler and craft knife. Roughly ink along the edges to finish.

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Back to school Get set for the new term with a one-of-a-kind bag and pencil case


mpress everyone after the summer break with some snazzy handmade accessories; perfect to pop your everyday essentials in. Believe it or not, this cute, quirky bag is actually a lot easier than

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it looks. Customise completely by creating your own pattern with stamps and colourful fabric paint. Combine with Denim Blue patches and spotted ribbon; fiddly straps are made super-easy!



Cut four 3O x 42cm sheets of calico. Prepare a bowl of warm water and mix together with a teaspoon of Deep Petrol Blue and Bamboo Green Artiste Aquaglass Paints. Soak two calico pieces in the water overnight. When dry, stamp a pattern with neon orange fabric paint and geometric stamps. Iron flat.



Sew three Denim Blue sheets together and trim to 3Ocm wide. Fold over the top edge and sew onto the bottom of a stamped piece. Cut one square into a pocket shape and a felt sheet just bigger. Stitch the denim over the felt and add some pompom trim. AppliquĂŠ the pocket to the bag front.



Pin the two patterned panels together (right-sides together), with two lengths of denim ribbon sandwiched 8cm up. Stitch around the sides and bottom. Pinch in the bottom corners and measure 1Ocm across with your ruler. Mark that line and pin it flat. Stitch along the line and snip off the triangle end.


Cut two denim strips (one 1Ocm and the other 2Ocm), fold in half and sew in place. Secure the 1Ocm one horizontally to the front of the bag, 14cm down. Leave a gap of around 2cm unstitched in the middle. Sew the end of the other one vertically to the back of the bag (14cm down), so when the top folds over it can loop through the strip.

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Repeat with the two plain pieces. Turn the patterned bag out and put the plain one inside. Turn over the top edges of both and topstitch together. Trim the denim ribbon straps to 9Ocm and stitch the 7Ocm mark to the back of the bag, 1Ocm in and 1Ocm down from the top. Loop the 2Ocm ends to make a handle, pin in place and stitch to secure.

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Trace, cut and score the main shape of your pencil case on kraft cardstock using the template on page 93. Trim strips of magnetic tape and adhere to the inside of one end and the outside of the other.


Peel the backing off the adhesive fabric and cover the outside of your pencil case, overlapping the magnetic strips. Die cut a painted circle and a letter and stick to the centre of the front flap.


Glue the four lateral tabs to the main body, so that the side forms a triangle when complete. (You may choose to paint this a bright colour beforehand). Once the glue is dry, fold the pencil case into shape.

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Project by Camila Bertolini and Aisha Green

over two Xcut Adhesive Fabric Sheets, ensuring it’s firmly fixed to the fabric. Paint the gaps with a blunt paintbrush and the Geometric Kraft fabric paints. Leave to dry before completing the following steps:

Foldable pencil case Create a fun and stylish no-sew pencil case with the winning combo of canvas sheets and neon stencilling. Stick a Geometric Mocha chevron stencil

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Paint your organiser with a few licks of Artiste Acrylic Paint before lining the bases with matching patterned paper

Constructing the organiser box The Papermania Bare Basics Landscape Shadow Box contains lots of handy little compartments; take out the ones you don’t require and use them for a later project. Paint all the sections with two or three coats of tea pink acrylic paint and line the inside bases with pink patterned paper. This can either be done with matching prints and colours (like we’ve done here) or with contrasting ones – it’s all up to you! Leave to dry and secure the interior boxes into their new positions with double-sided tape. These little sections can now be used to hold cards and envelopes, pens and pencils, postage stamps and a special wax seal stamp – see the next page for more details on that! Once your stationery is all used up, re-decorate the box with another collection and start again. Let’s create the stationery… We used both the A4 and A5 paper packs to give lots of options for making different sized notelets and envelopes. You can opt for one or the other if you wish. If the A5 paper pack is your top choice,

Project by Jo Boland

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ver since last issue’s happy mail feature, we’ve been obsessed with writing letters by hand… Text messages just aren’t the same! A fantastic way to use the new Forever Friends Opulent collection to its full is with a beautiful array of colour co-ordinated stationery, ready for you to ping in the post to all your lucky loved ones. Craft an organiser from a Bare Basics shadow box and fill it with lovely foiled papers, folded into envelopes and completed with a stamped ‘wax’ seal. Here’s how:



match this with the A7 envelope die set for perfect sizing. If you pick the A4 paper pack, you have the option to use the Xcut Extra Large Envelope Die as well as the smaller size.


First, select the palest, most suitable designs to use for writing paper, trimming the A4 sheets in half to make matching A5 papers. Add stamped images from the co-ordinating Forever Friends Opulent A5 Clear Stamp Set to the papers, running sentiments along the bottom or printing the iconic bear in the corners. There are plenty of cute images as well as lovely scripted words such as ‘Hello’, ‘Love’ and ‘Thank you’. Enter online to win a Forever Friends Opulent A4 Paper Pack worth RRP £6.95 Closing date 3Oth September 2O16 competitions


Next, set about making notelets from the two greetings papers in the packs. Cut the sentiment panels apart (there are four per sheet) and adhere to a card blank, handmade by folding an A5 piece of darker patterned paper in half.


To pair with these notelets, make some lined envelopes from contrasting papers. The

Xcut A7 Envelope A5 Die Set makes envelopes that are perfect to house the notelets made from the A5 paper pack. Create some more lined envelopes to fit the A4 notelets, using the large envelope die. Stamp a pattern in the inside of some, rather than lining them, to achieve a different effect. The large envelope is sized slightly smaller than A6, so you may find that you need to trim a little off the edges of the notelets so that they can slide inside easily. Now your lovely box is brimming with bits and bobs, it’s time to send some love and happiness to friends in the post!

MUST HAVES Papermania Embossing Powder Copper RRP £4 Bare Basics Landscape Shadow Box RRP £5.95 Wooden Bobbins RRP £3 Xcut A5 Die Set A7 Envelope RRP £19.95 Extra Large Dies Envelope RRP £26.95 Nesting Dies Circle RRP £9.95 Turn to page 96 to find the full list of supplies

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Top tip Use funky foam sheets as a base to hand-cut your own stamp for the seal. Why not try die cutting a shape too?

Creating a ÔwaxÕ seal Develop your heat-embossing skills through creating a shiny stamped seal on your envelopes. Your friends and family are sure to be impressed by your attention to detail!


Cut a 1" circle from a sheet of Craft Planet Funky Foam and mount it onto a Papermania Bare Basics Wooden Bobbin with a Stick it! Permanent Adhesive Square or a hot glue gun.




Use your homemade stamp to apply Artiste Watermark Ink to the back of the stuckdown envelope. Cover with copper embossing powder, tip off the excess and melt with a heat tool. Repeat three more times.


Ink a small stamp from the Forever Friends Opulent A5 Clear Stamp Set with pigment ink. Repeat Step 2 one more time, and press the stamp into the (still hot) embossing powder to create the ‘wax’ seal.


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Meet Zinia Amoiridou, PDT member and keen scrapbooker We’re very jealous of you living in beautiful, sunny Greece! There must be inspiration all around you… Greece is definitely a beautiful country. I spent most of my life in one of the ‘big’ cities which has interesting architecture that can serve as a source of inspiration. Inspiration is really everywhere around us, from the colours of a sunset to a billboard design. Have you always been crafty? I’ve been a creative kid for as long as I can remember. When my classmates were spending their allowance going out or buying clothes, I was the little introvert that would spend hours in the

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bookstores checking for new pens and pretty stationery to buy. Do you have a favourite type of craft that you enjoy doing? This is a hard question because I’m the kind of person that loves trying anything and everything. My current obsessions are scrapbooking and art journaling. These two combined fulfil my need to preserve dear memories and express myself in a free and unrestricted way. Describe your crafting style in five words. [I'd say that it's] soft, minimalistic, artsy, whimsical and experimental. Visit to find the find the full Q&A from Zinia



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Dear Creativity, Please find attached the Father's Day card I made for my lovely husband. I love your mag and I look forward to it every month. Lou Richardson, Ramsgate.

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Creativity says: Try laying the acrylic block on top of a cutting mat and use the lines on the mat as a guide when positioning each letter. Use a small pair of scissors to carefully trim away any excess rubber around the letters – this will allow the alphas to sit snugly next to each other.

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Never cut wonky lines again with a helping hand from Xcut If you’re having problems cutting cardstock on a glass cutting mat, Facebook fan Terri recommends Xcut’s soft back ruler. Its non-slip backing ensures that the ruler stays firmly in place when drawing, cutting and scoring. It's also ideal for use with rotary cutters and craft knives due to it being made from strong steel. There's no need to worry about accidentally cutting through that!

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Community Editor Aisha can't get enough of the new Willson Wood collection, can anyone beat her haul? Share your craft haul with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by using the #docraftshaul tag.

When I want to add big ink or paint splatters on a project, instead of just tapping a really big, loaded brush on top and wasting a lot of colour, I use a medium-size brush and squeeze it gently with my fingers.

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Create Christmas Large Glitter Pots Iridescent

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Whether you want to go full-on glitz or add a splash of sparkle, the Xcut glitter sheets are a craft stash must-have. Available in a variety of colours, they’re adhesive backed for easy application. Recommended for: All manner of craft projects, and we’re not just talking about papercraft!

You’re all loving iridescent glitter at the moment. These minute shimmery grains are perfect for adding a subtle sparkle to cards and layouts. We’ve gone all-out and covered whole cards and polystyrene shapes with glitter this issue! There are five colours to choose from in the Create Christmas range. Recommended for: Adding a touch of sparkle to papercraft projects, filling snowy shaker cards and creating one-of-a-kind Christmas cards.

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Silicone glue is becoming increasingly popular with crafters. Creativity regular Mags uses it to add depth and height to her projects as it allows for quite a lot of wiggle time – perfect for any indecisive crafters. Recommended for: Adding height to die-cut elements and embellishments.

If you like to avoid getting mucky fingers, double-sided tape is a great alternative to tacky glue, and there’s the handy added benefit of no drying time! Recommended for: Papercraft and scrapbooking projects where you need to adhere paper, vellum and cardstock.

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DIY mini house

Project by Lorna Slessor

Decorate and assemble an adorable abode to call your own


he Create Christmas Make Your Own 3D Wooden House Decoration is a sweet little décor touch that you can keep on display all year round. Before decorating, assemble the structure to work out which are the exterior sides of the pieces and mark them lightly with a pencil. Once you’ve taken it apart again, paint

them with Sea Spray Artiste Acrylic Paint and leave to dry. Peel off the sticky backing of an Xcut Xtra Adhesive Cork Sheet and fix the two roof panels to the back. Cut around it carefully with a craft knife, taking care when trimming the two slots. Construct the house and pop some fairy lights inside for a subtle glow!



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Goody Bag projects

Project by Aisha Green

Delve into either of the jam-packed selection of treats from this month; take your pick from excellent everyday essentials or a festive feast

Use the Everyday Goody Bag (GDY O716) to create stunning notelets such as this one by Aisha Green

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hichever great Goody Bag you opt for, there are some fantastic cards to be made with the contents. Forever Friends embellishments make special notelets simple, while sparkly cards and outline stickers help kick off your Christmas crafting. Celebrate card Select an A6 card blank from the Forever Friends Opulent card pack and adhere copper alphabet stickers diagonally across the card front. Apply a foam pad to the back of each alpha to give extra dimension. Fix a corner sticker on each side of the card front to frame it. Carefully snip a selection of small singular copper domes from the border pack and arrange sporadically across the front of the card.




Tie a length of jute twine around the envelope three times and secure on the front right-hand side with a double knot. Use three of the smallest copper dome stickers to decorate the tag from the ‘Hello’ decoupage pack. Secure to a loop in the twine with a copper brad. Glitzy Christmas notelet Cut the width of a red glitter card down to 11.5cm, with the fold at the top. Trim the height to 15cm and snip a white glitter card in half. Make the piece of white glitter card measure 1O.5 x 14cm and attach silver snowflake stickers of various sizes across the panel. Trim the excess snowflakes around the edges to make them flush with the sides.

Project by Sarah Jackman Read

To make the envelope, take a sheet of plain vellum and position portrait on top of a cutting mat. Fold the top edge down by 3cm and the bottom edge up to the crease line you just created. Sharpen the folds with a paper creaser. Trim the vellum so that it measures 15cm in width and use an Xcut Corner Punch to round each of the envelope corners, including those on the back flap. Sarah’s card was made with some of the contents in the Create Christmas Goody Bag (GDY O716 XMAS)



Die cut a large snowflake in the righthand side of the white glitter panel, using the snowflakes die set. Remove the largest snowflake sticker from the backing and attach to a sheet of cardstock. Secure behind the aperture with 3D foam squares before snipping off the excess.




Trim a piece of vellum to 1O.5 x 3.5cm and stamp a ‘Noël’ sentiment in black pigment ink on the left-hand side. Sprinkle over black embossing powder, tap off the excess and melt with a heat tool. Make sure that you disperse the heat evenly and don’t hold the nozzle too close, otherwise the vellum may warp.


Attach the sentiment towards the bottom of the white glitter card with

double-sided tape, wrapping the vellum around the edges and securing at the back. Scatter red adhesive gems amongst the snowflakes, dispersing as evenly as possible. Fix the whole panel to the card front with 3D foam squares.


Stamp and emboss four snowflakes and punch out with a small star punch. Add red star gems, gluing one in the centre of the large snowflake and the others next to the heat-embossed sentiment.

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Create Christmas Craft Your Own Stag Kit (PMA 1O5968) RRP £1.5O

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Craft a wooden companion to brighten up your home How great is this little guy? Proof that deer aren’t just for Christmas, this natural wooden figure is a lovely addition to your décor. Spruce up with paints and papers or leave rustic, it’s as simple as slotting a few panels together. RRP £1.5O



Woodland party invite Aisha Green

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Papermania Tales from Willson Wood A4 Paper Pack (PMA 16O324) RRP £5.95

Craft wonderfully whimsical greetings for an upcoming event. Pop a removable RSVP tag on the front for a quick response!


woodland theme is a charming choice for invitations; create these detailed notelets and pop in the post for your lucky guests. Engage your organisational side and try working in a production-line style to cut all the pieces before assembly – it'll make your life so much easier if you've got a load to make! Working with Willson Wood papers, like we have here, enables you to cut several pieces in one pass, making these supercute creations incredibly easy!


Use the largest scalloped rectangle nesting die to cut as many kraft pieces as you want invites. Repeat with patterned paper (you can get two rectangles out of one sheet). Stick together.


Papermania Tales from Willson Wood Charm Pack (PMA 356OO1) RRP £4.5O

Papermania Tales from Willson Wood Paper Leaves (PMA 157269) RRP £2

Die cut an oval to go in the centre of each invite, filling the space as much as you wish. Print ‘When’, ‘Time’ and ‘Where’ down the centre with the 5 x 7" Wedding Ever After alphabet stamps and a brown ink pad (there’s one included in the Willson Wood stamp set). At this point you can write the details underneath or stamp them if you’re not confident with your handwriting.


Select a stamp – we used an adorable mushroom – and print the image at the bottom of each oval. While wet, sprinkle over clear embossing powder, shake off the excess and set with a heat tool. Adhere the oval to the main scalloped panel with double-sided tape. Stick two Willson Wood leaves in the corner of each invite with a layer of Anita's Tacky Glue.


Trim a thin strip of vellum for each invitation – around 2cm wide. Die cut the word ‘Party’ from adhesive cork sheets using the Xcut Slimline Alphabet Dies. These cut every letter in one go, so stick small squares of the cork behind the letters you want with craft tape to avoid wastage. Peel off the backing and stick the letters to the centre of each vellum strip. Wrap around your invites and secure at the back with two small dabs of tacky glue. (Hold in place with a paper clip until dry).

Die cut two tags using the largest piece in the woodland tag die set: one from kraft cardstock and the other from vellum. Cut the ‘RSVP’ from Willson Wood paper, using the small wedding dies, and stick to the bottom of each vellum tag. Loop a length of thin jute through the holes and thread some woodland charms onto each. Knot to secure and wrap around your invites to finish.



Xcut Small Dies Woodland Gift Tags RRP £5 Nesting Dies Scalloped Rectangle RRP £12.95 Alphabet Dies Slimline RRP £12.95 Xtra Adhesive Cork Sheets RRP £5 Turn to page 96 to find the full list of supplies

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Snow scene shaker card Create a swirling winter landscape, captured inside a glistening snow globe – perfect for a little ice princess

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glittery globe card is the perfect option for Christmas crafting, but it can also work brilliantly for other special occasions. With a change of colour and a tweak in the styling, the classic shape can be transformed into a birthday card that any child would be thrilled to receive. Packed with glitter and snowflakes and adorned with sparkly embellishments, it’s a truly eyecatching make.



Take a white Create Christmas glitter card blank and cut the height down to 11cm (with the fold at the top). Choose three shades of contrasting blue cardstock to complement the rest of the design.


Create Christmas 6 x 6" Glitter Cards & Envelopes (PMA 15O92O) RRP £5.95

Die cut an 11.5cm circle from one of the blue sheets. Adhere a selection of small stars and snowflakes from the Create Christmas Foiled & Embossed Stickers and outline sticker sheets. These are best positioned around the top of the circle, as most of your glitter will sit along the bottom. Punch several snowflakes from pale blue cardstock, using the Xcut Snow Crystal Medium Palm Punch.


Die cut three sections of white foliage using the Xcut Woodland Flourishes Large Die. Arrange around the sides and bottom of the circle and stick in place with tacky glue. Trim off the excess foliage around the edge with a small, sharp pair of scissors. Forever Friends Opulent Glitter Pack (FFS 4O1399) RRP £4

firmly once you’re happy with the spacing, to ensure they've adhered properly to the glitter.


Snip a luxury snowflake sticker in half and fix to the bottom of the card. Attach a pennant-shaped outline sticker to a spare piece of white glitter card and cut around the edges, leaving a small border. Add the relevant relative sticker across the pennant and glue on the lefthand side of the globe. If there’s not a sticker that’s appropriate for your recipient, you could always die cut the letters or write it freehand.


Adhere another luxury snowflake sticker to the end of the pennant and add a smaller one on top with a 3D foam square. To make it strong, you may want to cut around the acetate that the sticker comes on, rather than peeling it off. Layer and secure one large and two smaller snowflakes in the top right-hand side of the snow globe shape.


Embellish the large snowflake with one more thicker sticker. (We used the age of the recipient). Take three full stop stickers and secure in the centres of the small snowflakes. Position Create Christmas Iridescent Adhesive Stones either side of the snowflakes and pennant to finish.


Create the base and frame of the snow globe, following the steps below. Glue the circular shaker to the front of the glitter card blank. Arrange sparkly alphabet thicker stickers across the bottom to spell the recipient’s name. Press down

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How to... create the snow globe


Die cut an 11.5cm cardstock circle. Draw around it on the glitter card blank, with two diagonal lines at the bottom. Cut it out.


Cut another blue circle and die cut a 9.5cm aperture in the centre. Glue a circle of acetate to the back.


Run foam tape around the edge of the frame. Sprinkle glitter and punched snowflakes on the acetate. Stick to the circle.

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Craft with stars!

Take the twinkly shape and scatter around a dynamic layout, combining gorgeous gems with pretty punches, dies and embossing folders Xcut A6 3D Embossing Folder Stars RRP £3

Xcut Nesting Dies Stars RRP £9.95


Create Christmas Star Gems Gold RRP £1


scrapbook is a great way to document memories and remember how you felt at certain times in your life. Inspired by the idea of wishing on a star, we’ve created this lovely layout to remember an extra-special holiday (we’ve all wished we were back on the beach, right?). There are so many great products you can use to complement this starry theme, including nesting dies and glitzy embellishments from the new Create Christmas collection. So think hard about what you want to wish for and let’s get crafting!


Start off with a blank textured sheet of 12 x 12" cardstock. This particular layout has a large amount of white space to really make the key features shine. Work out a colour scheme (or copy our simple combination of coral and gold) and gather a range of papers and cardstock that will work together.

Xcut Small Palm Punch Traditional Star RRP £3


Trim a rectangle of white cardstock and run through the star embossing folder to create texture. Repeat with a panel of coral and mat the two together in the upper-centre of the page. Cut a strip of adhesive canvas and fix to the coral piece at a slight angle. Don’t worry about arranging these pieces perfectly; they will have photos and embellishments layered over the top.


Snip a thin strip of gold metal effect sheet and adhere on top of the white embossed panel, with the left-hand side flush with the edge. Follow the steps to the right to die cut a star aperture and layer it over the canvas shape. This reflects the white panel at the bottom. Fix a gold glittery ‘Wish’ wooden sentiment at the top of the coral section, mirroring the gold strip below. This helps to really tie your layout together.


Choose three key photos that fit your theme (this layout uses three contrasting pics from the holiday), ensuring that they’re square. Print them out and mount them onto adhesive cork sheets, trimming around the edge to create a thin border. Stick in a row, just overlapping the gold strip. Write a little journaling on some white cardstock and mat with more coral. Attach next to the ‘Wish’ to continue on the sentence.


Finish off with a variety of stars. Palm punch some, making different sizes from contrasting cardstock. Draw a selection of stars free-hand and trim around them, leaving a small border. Use nesting dies and Create Christmas embellishments for others, paired with a combination of cardstock and cork. Pop a palm-punched star in the centre of your diecut aperture to finish.

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Project created by Daisy Martin

How to... create the star aperture


Run a sheet of white cardstock through a die-cutting machine in the Xcut Stars A6 3D Embossing Folder.


Position two nesting star dies on the embossed area, using craft tape to keep them secured to the cardstock.


Run through the Xcut Xpress, ensuring that the dies have cut through fully. Remove the smaller star to reveal the aperture.

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Double tri-fold card

Create a mega show-stopper of a project with shiny Forever Friends goodies

M Janet Hughes A day make

any occasions (such as a 21st birthday) deserve an extra-special greeting. This fancy, folded make is sure to impress, and is something to keep on the mantelpiece long after the celebrations have calmed down. Combine the striking structure with Opulent papers and acetate sentiments, as well as handy die-cut pockets to pop little treats and meaningful notes in. Incorporate

lovely photos for a personalised twist, show off your skills and make someone feel special!


First things first, let’s create the structure. Score two pieces of 12 x 6" cardstock vertically at 2", 4", 8" and 1O". Make horizontal cuts in both panels at 2" and 4" down, in between the vertical score lines. Flip them so that they’re

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Find a template on page 93 for a helping hand with the structure

mirroring each other and place them end-to-end, ready for joining. Trim two 3⅞ x 6" panels of black cardstock and glue either side of the join. This hides the two ends and gives the card stability.


Cut another two pieces of black cardstock, this time to 6 x 8⅛". Position landscape and score both pieces vertically at 2" and 6⅛". Fix each either end of the tri-fold card, gluing the 2" section of the panels behind the 2" ends of the main card.


The whole card now needs to be folded along the score lines, following the template on page 93 to work out which require valley folds or mountain folds. (Make sure that the two sides are mirroring each other, otherwise it won’t fold inwards properly!).


Cut pieces of Forever Friends Opulent papers to fit the panels, contrasting the pattern with white cardstock. You can use the same paper throughout, as we did, or make the panels different. Add photos of the recipient to some of the small square sections and fix acetate sentiments to the wide middle panels.


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Trim pieces of gold mirror board to fit the panels on the end – these will be visible when the whole card is folded up. Use the hexagon nesting dies to cut five shapes, alternating mirror board and black cardstock. Layer up and adhere a die-cut hexagon in the centre with 3D foam pads. Stick this to the left-hand side, overlapping the fold so that it’s in the centre of the two mirror board panels when the card is folded.


Create another hexagon mat with vellum in the centre and mount in the middle panel. Palm punch small flowers and position them in the corners of the white cardstock pieces. Finish with an envelope and some die-cut strips, embellishing with number thicker stickers.


Forever Friends Opulent A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (FFS 16O124) RRP £12.95

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Forever Friends Opulent Acetate Sentiments (FFS 168OOO) RRP £2

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Glazed doughnut card Jo Boland

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Treat a special someone with a sweet tooth to a glistening, sugary treat that’ll last a whole lot longer than the real thing


ost of us love a good doughnut (though we often like to glaze over the nutritional value...). These baked beauties are colourful and fun, look delicious and contain zero calories – perfect! They’re easy to make and impressive when finished; have fun and go to town on customising them with different coloured icing and sprinkles!


Forever Friends Opulent Glitter Pack (FFS 4O1399) RRP £4

Fold an 8 x 4.5" piece of kraft cardstock in half and crease along the fold with a paper creaser. Alternatively, use some Papermania Recycled Kraft Square Card Blanks & Envelopes if you don’t have any kraft cardstock to hand. This has the added advantage of using the envelopes to pop the card in!


Xcut Nesting Dies Circles (XCU 5O3416) RRP £9.95

Position the largest and second smallest die from the Xcut Circle Nesting Die Set on top of the card blank, with the large circle hanging over the edge of the fold by ½cm. This is important, as you still need it to function as an opening card. Use craft tape to hold the dies in position. Run it through the Xcut Xpress Machine two or three times to make sure both layers of the folded cardstock are cut through. The Xcut Circle Cutter would also work well for this; simply change the position on the blade to cut a large and a smaller circle. Just make sure you press down firmly!


Create the iced top for your doughnut card by following the three steps below. (You could even pop little beads or gems onto the glaze to look like sprinkles).


Cut the edges unevenly with a small, sharp pair of scissors. Adhere the doughnut top to the front of the card blank with Anita’s Tacky Glue. You might find it helpful to hold the pieces in position with some paper clips while it dries or place it under a heavy book so that it dries flat. Whichever way you choose, make sure that the glaze is completely dry before doing this, otherwise the glittery layer could get damaged.


Write or stamp your sentiment inside the card (around the hole, of course!) and enjoy the look of glee on the recipient's face when they receive it.


Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss RRP £1.75 Forever Friends Opulent Glitter Pack RRP £4 Papermania 8 x 8" Kraftstax RRP £3 12 x 12" Solid Premium Cardstock Colossal RRP £22.95 Xcut Nesting Dies Circles RRP £9.95

How to... create the glaze


Position the two circle nesting dies on coloured cardstock, secure with craft tape and run through the Xcut Xpress.


Spread tacky glue over the surface with a paintbrush. Cover it with glitter and leave to dry.


Coat with Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss, carefully covering the surface with a paintbrush. Leave to dry for four hours.

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Armed with a trusty paper creaser set, there’s no limit to the things you can fold! Regardless of your previous origami experience, we have a project that’s perfect for you. Surprise someone with a fold-out ‘thank you’, hide a treat in a collapsible gift bag or keep your crafty bits and bobs in a decorated box with three secret compartments; take your pick. Handy templates can be found online and on page 93 to give you a little extra guidance with the projects. All that’s left to do is grab some paper packs and get going!



Transfer the template on page 93 onto Willson Wood paperstock, marking the score lines on the un-patterned side. Cut out neatly with a sharp pair of scissors.


With the paper in a landscape orientation, print the ‘Thank you’ cover gift stamp in the centre of the pattern with black dye ink. (You may want to measure exactly where the middle is beforehand). Sprinkle over copper embossing powder and set with a heat tool.


Score along the lines using the Xcut Paper Creaser Set, referring back to the template if needed. The dashed lines indicate valley folds while the dotted lines are for mountain folds.


Trim a rectangle of blue Willson Wood paper to 9.1 x 21cm and fold in half, with the patterned side remaining on the outside. Deboss, running the paper through the Xcut Xpress Machine, upside-down in the oak leaf embossing folder.

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Project by Jason Cluitt

Decorate the front panel with alphabet stickers from the Tales from Willson Wood ultimate pack. Adhere each letter with foam pads for added dimension. Position clusters of charms in opposite corners, using the image as a guide. Fix these with a layer of tacky glue and wait for them to dry before carrying on any further.


Adhere the folded paperstock to the cover with double-sided tape, making sure that the embossed sentiment is in the middle when you open it up.

Mountain fold The crease is at the top of the paper, with the sides going downwards diagonally. A dotted line represents a mountain fold.

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Valley fold The crease is at the bottom of the paper, forming a ‘V’ when you unfold it. Dash lines generally represent a valley fold.


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Transfer the base template from page 93 onto your chosen cardstock. Cut out and use the Xcut Paper Creaser Set to fold along the designated lines. Cut out two side pieces measuring 5¾ x 8". Stick patterned paper to the panels with double-sided tape and place to one side.


To construct the base, fix double-sided tape onto the four indicated corner triangles. Use a cupboard fold to bring both of the outside panels to meet in the centre, ensuring the tape is secure. (A cupboard fold requires both horizontal edges of the square to be brought in to meet in the middle of the sheet, using a valley fold on each side). Turn the base over so the central opening is on the underside. Adhere the decorated side panels, either side of the central square.


Trim two strips of paperstock for the handles, measuring 24 x 2cm. Use a ruler and creaser to score along the lengths. Place a strip of double-sided tape along one half and fold to secure both sides together.


Take the main body of the bag and lightly mark 2cm down from the top

and 2cm in from each side. Make two holes with the Xcut Screw Hole Punch. Repeat the process on the other side panel. Create holes in the handles and secure to the bag with copper vintage brads. Adhere a length of magnetic tape along the top of the inside, covering the brad legs.


Decorate the front of the bag using the balloon die set and various Forever Friends Opulent papers. Fix in the middle with 3D foam pads, layering them over each other. Bring both side panels together, fastening with the magnetic tape.


To create the greeting panel, use the smallest parenthesis from the nesting die pack to cut two pieces (one from Opulent paper and the other from vellum). Apply double-sided tape to the back of the vellum and secure on top of the Opulent die-cut.


Die cut the ‘Just for you’ greeting and stick centrally with tacky glue. Once dry, place the completed parenthesis onto the bag. To finish, colour the wooden bow embellishment with a copper ink pad. Secure to the bag when dry to touch.

This clever folded project is a great way to package up sweet gifts for your loved ones. Crafty items (such as boxes and stamp sets) fit perfectly in the inside compartment.

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This clever little make opens up to reveal three secret drawers – perfect for keeping small stash items. Decorate with patterned papers to make an eye-catching storage solution for your craft space.

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Transfer the template from page 93 onto a sheet of kraft cardstock. Score and fold along the designated lines, following the different dashes and dots on the template to work out which way to fold.


Fold up each drawer with double-sided tape. Secure each to the inside of the box, with the top and bottom drawers on one side and the middle drawer on the other.


Use the numbers on the templates to construct the main body of the box, using double-sided tape to keep everything firmly in place. Once again, the paper creasers will help you to achieve a sharp finish.


Construct both ‘Best wishes’ and owl decoupage pieces from the woodland creatures decoupage pack, using 3D foam pads to give them dimension.

Repeat the last step for the two remaining sides, adhering the owl decoupage on contrasting mats of Willson Wood paper. You should now have alternating decoupage on each side.

Cut three 23 x 21cm drawers and mark and score at 4.5cm along three sides and 2cm down the last. With the 2cm edge at the bottom, snip up the vertical 2cm lines and across the horizontal 4.5cm lines to make tabs.


Take two sheets of Willson Wood paper and cut two 14cm and 11cm square pieces. Mat to opposite sides of the box with double-sided tape. Fix the squirrel decoupage.

Decorate the top of the box in the same way, cutting each of the squares diagonally to fit the two sides. Centrally adhere a ‘Just for you’ topper with foam pads so that it overlaps the opening.



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Record memories from jetting off on your travels with this interactive layout

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here’s nothing quite like the moment you look out of an aeroplane window as you descend to your favourite holiday destination; that feeling of excitement and anticipation as your week of fun is about to begin is priceless! This cute page captures that moment and makes an ideal opening spread for an album dedicated to your adventures. This layout features miniature aeroplane windows that are hinged to reveal an area for journaling beneath. Decorate the rest of the page with elements from the kit, craft tape and die-cut shapes that fit the adventure theme.


Pick a scrapbook page that works for your design. The Geometric Kraft scrapbook set is the perfect base for your travel book and is small enough to take with you on your journey. The kit comes with stickers, paper clips and pockets for keepsakes, and as the papers are already patterned you have a lot of what you need in one handy, transportable package.


Papermania Capsule Geometric Kraft Scrapbook Set (PMA 1O5354) RRP £14.95


Create three windows as described in the steps below. Select a holiday scene photograph and cut into three 4 x 6cm sections to mount on top. Round the corners to fit the shape.


Xcut A5 Die Set Vintage Icons (XCU 5O3253) RRP £19.95

Die cut clouds from coloured paper and glue to the page, above and below where the windows will be located. (The Xcut Build A Scene All Aboard Around The World Kinetic Dies are ideal for holiday layouts and have cute cloud dies to use). Adhere the windows over the top, ensuring they're spaced equally apart.


blue and gold cardstock to make it realistic. Layer them up with tacky glue and stick to the front of a pocket from the scrapbook set.


Add an outline sticker to a fishtail banner to create a title for your page. Arrange this in a cluster in the bottom left-hand corner of the layout, with several other stickers, strips of craft tape and the pocket.


Finish your design by adding additional sticker elements and tape to the middle of the page, beneath the windows.

Die cut a globe from the vintage icons die set, trimming the separate sections in green,

MUST HAVES Anita's Outline Stickers Capital Letters Gold RRP £1 Outline Stickers Capital Letters Silver RRP £1 Create Christmas 5m Craft Tape Gold Glitter RRP £1 Xcut A5 Die Set Vintage Icons RRP £19.95

How to... create the window flaps


Cut blue paper to 5 x 7cm, grey paper to 4.5 x 6.5cm and one more piece of grey to a 4cm square. Round the edges.


Mat the grey and blue papers. Fold the 4cm square and glue to form a hinge for the photo. Cover the back of the picture.


Trim a 1.5cm strip of grey paper and round the edges. Add a tiny tab before sticking to the top of the photo.

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Kinetic train card Sharon Dobson A day make



Get moving with this fun, animated make, engineered with precision and a helping hand from Mr Smith’s Workshop!


f ever a craft project called for a clever moving mechanism, then a notelet featuring a diecut steam train is the one! This inventive card features an engine that puffs out smoke from its funnel, while the connecting rods go round and round as the wheels turn. What better collection to craft your locomotive from than Mr Smith’s Workshop? You won’t need your own shed to build a model train, just some fab patterned paper and a pack of brads. Add some grungy, rusty texture with distressed copper embossing, turning simple mirri board into a realistically metallic material. Your card’s recipient will be more than impressed by your paper engineering skills!


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Cut a piece of black cardstock to 18.5 x 15cm. Trim a strip of pale, wood-effect paper to slightly smaller, leaving a narrow border, and die cut a semicircle to the left of the bottom centre. Ink the edges with a black ink pad and adhere on top of the black panel. Attach another black piece, cut to the same size as before, to the back to create a card blank.


Make the animated smoke mechanism following the steps below, and fix the panel

to the card front with foam pads. Die cut swirly smoke and subtly ink the edges to give a more realistic look. Fix to the moving wheel with small dots of tacky glue.


Cut a piece of black cardstock to 24.5 x 9.5cm. Score at 2.5 and 3cm from each shorter edge and fold back the scored tabs. Cover with plank-patterned paper and add a strip of corrugated metal paper to the bottom, along with a die-cut studded border strip.


Hand cut the top edge into a wave shape, curving upwards towards the right-hand side. Die cut two even semicircles along the bottom of the panel using a 6cm diameter die and ink all the edges in black.


Die cut the train and carriage from grey and black cardstock, using the new Xcut Christmas Train Dies. Secure pieces of white cardstock behind the grey train’s windows and mount onto the black train silhouette with a glue stick, slightly offsetting to give a shadow effect. Add subtle ink shading, using a wet paintbrush to slightly stain the windows.

How to... make the smoke mechanism


Die cut a grey 1O.5cm ring and glue 1cm spokes across the middle. Add patches of copper embossing and small brads.


Trim a 14cm circle from gold mirri board. Apply black ink and emboss with copper powder. Distress with sandpaper.


Punch a hole 4cm from the base of an 18 x 11cm panel. Thread the pivotal brad through the hole and the middle of the circle.

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Anita’s Parchment Vellum (ANT 1622OO1) RRP £3

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Top tip Don’t attach your brads too tightly, as they need to be able to move around freely!


Trim the train and carriage from gold mirri board and emboss with copper powder (using the same technique as for the smoke mechanism). Cut out some of the details, such as the funnel and windows, to add some decoration. Sand to distress, then glue in place with a thin layer of tacky glue. Stick the train to the panel and punch holes through the centre of the wheels with an Xcut Screw Hole Punch.


Make the engine’s wheel mechanism, as shown in the photos below, and repeat the process for the carriage. Turn the spiro circles round to make sure that the wheels on both the train and the carriage move smoothly.


Glue the train panel to the card base using the folded tabs. This allows enough room behind the train for the mechanisms to move with ease. Pop out a sentiment from the Mr Smith’s Workshop ultimate die-cut & paper pack and mat on top of a fishtail banner. Slot a vintage brad through the corner and adhere to the top righthand side of the card front with a few strips of 3D foam tape.


Anita’s Mirri Board Gold RRP £4 Papermania Embossing Powder Copper RRP £4 Mr Smith’s Workshop A4 Ultimate Die-cut and Paper Pack RRP £11.95 Vintage Brads RRP £2.5O Xcut Christmas Train RRP £9.95 Nesting Dies Circle RRP £9.95 Spiro Circle RRP £9.95 Turn to page 96 to find the full list of supplies

How to... make the wheel mechanism


Emboss and distress gold cardstock and die cut wheels. Glue to black circles. Punch holes in the centre and side of each and glue a brad in the middle.


Make holes in an embossed strip of cardstock to line up exactly with the middle of the train wheels. (You may want to measure the spacing). Attach with the brads.


Use the brads to fix the wheels to the train. Die cut an 8cm spiro circle and emboss. Thread the brad from the central wheel through and glue the legs to the back.

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re we nearly there yet?" – that age-old question that we all know so well! Designed with children in mind, these vibrant snap cards and biccie board games are the perfect things to keep your kiddies entertained and make the time fly by. Both projects are super-simple to make; all you really need are a collection of stamps, a delicious die set and some fabulous patterned paper.


Cut 4O 7 x 1Ocm pieces of white textured cardstock, using a ruler and a craft knife. Round the corners of all 4O cards with an Xcut 5cmm Corner Punch.


Stamp out patterns on 2O of the cards, using various shapes from the Creativity Essentials Geometric Neon Stamp Set. Use a range of colours to make each card different. Try to assign one stamp to each card (this will make your life easier when a game of snap is involved!). When happy with the designs, repeat the patterns for the remaining cards, creating 2O pairs in total.

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Mat each card onto a sheet of paper that co-ordinates with your stamped patterns. Cut the coloured mat to slightly larger than your original cards, so that it forms a border. Round the corners and adhere the two together with doublesided tape.


Xcut A5 Wedding Alphas & Numbers Die Set (XCU 5O3266) RRP £19.95

Die cut, palm punch and fussy cut shapes from the same coloured cardstock to match the stamping and colours on your cards. Stick one shape to the centre of each.


Die cut each number between one and 2O twice, using the Xcut A5 Wedding Alphas & Numbers Die Set and black textured cardstock. Glue

the numbers on opposite diagonal corners of each playing card.


Construct the box base by following the steps below. Cut an 11 x 3Ocm panel from white cardstock and lay the box on top. Fold it around the box, creasing as you go to create a sleeve. Using a bone folder helps you achieve nice crisp edges. Secure the sleeve in place with doublesided tape.


Die cut more letters to spell out the word ‘Snap’, using brightly coloured cardstock and the same die set as before. Trim them once again from a sheet of black funky foam. Stick the cardstock letters on top and leave to dry. Cut a white paper panel slightly smaller than the box sleeve and fix to the top. Glue the letters in the centre to finish.

How to... make the box base


Cut a 21 x 24cm piece of cardstock and score at 2.5cm and 6.5cm on all sides. Follow the template to cut the dotted lines.


Trim each flap end diagonally to make a neater finish and easier folding when the box base is assembled.


Crease all the scored lines and fold up in to position. Adhere double-sided tape to the flap edges and assemble the box.

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Pack-up board games Die cut 24 circular biscuit shapes from dark brown cardstock, using the Xcut Filigree Tea Time Die Set. Repeat with light brown. Discard the heart from each, keeping the remaining pieces intact. Die cut a further 24 from white funky foam.



Punch 24 small red circles and 24 white. Adhere the white circles behind the dark biscuits’ heart apertures and the red circles behind the lighter biscuits. Assemble the counters by sandwiching a funky foam piece in between the cardstock.


Take a Create Christmas canvas bag and lay it flat on the work surface. Stamp out the word ‘Dunkers’ using the alphas folk stamp set. Make up two more biscuits and glue to the front of the bag.


Create a folded board by cutting eight 12.5cm squares of cardstock. Arrange them in pairs and use double-sided tape to make four firm panels. Lay two side-by-side and hinge one side together with double-sided tape. Repeat

with the other two panels. Turn them over and lay them together to form a square. Make one more hinge on one side, leaving the last join free to move.


Cut eight yellow 2 x 12.5cm panels and fold four around two opposite edges of the board with double-sided tape. Cut the remaining pieces diagonally and stick to the corners.


Measure and cut out 32 3cm squares from dark brown cardstock. Repeat with Country Life yellow gingham paper. Attach all the squares to the board, starting at the centre point. Flip the board over and cover with the same papers to finish.

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Perfect your stitching and paper weaving to reach new heights with this beautiful decoration


he gorgeous foiled Forever Friends papers are the perfect partners for this impressive hanging project. Ideal for a child’s bedroom, birthday party, or even for your own craft space, all it takes is some basic sewing and surprisingly-

simple paper weaving. As the basket is crafted from coloured cardstock, it’s strong enough to hold a little passenger or two, or to conveniently carry some of your stash! Copper details and pretty twine add the perfect finishing touch.


Stick sheets of patterned paper onto both sides of thick cardstock with a glue stick. Use the template on page 93 to cut four balloon shapes.


Mark a line down the centre of two. Place the balloon shapes in pairs and machine stitch them together along the lines.


Open each pair out and press flat so that there's a different paper on each half. As you're folding the cardstock in half, it may help to secure the sides together with a couple of paper clips before the next step.



Use an Xcut Screw Hole Punch to make two holes in the top and bottom of the balloon, 2.5cm from the centre. Thread and tie a length of sparkly twine through the top holes.

Place both pairs together and sew carefully down the centre once again. This will bind all the card pieces together. Try to keep the needle as central as possible.

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Paper-woven basket To make the basket, cut 2O 3O x 1.5cm strips of pink and blue cardstock. For this design you’ll need nine blue strips and 11 pink. Using a paper trimmer will speed up the whole process, though a craft knife also works.



On a flat surface (a cutting mat will help you to line the edges up) lay five blue strips next to each other, then weave five pink strips through them. Alternate between going under and over the strips to create a checkerboard pattern.



Fold the strips up to begin creating the sides of the basket, folding the paper against a metal ruler. Weave your remaining strips of paper through the loose ends, alternating the colours and weaving pattern.


The strips won’t be quite long enough to stretch all the way around the basket, so complete the unfinished side with extra strips and cut them to fit.


Trim some of the excess strips at the top and fold them into the basket,

securing with double-sided tape. Use an Xcut Screw Hole Punch again to make two holes in opposite sides of the basket. Thread the two lengths of twine through to secure it to the balloon. Tie it with a neat double knot, just above the edge of the basket. To finish, palm punch copper squares from Xcut Xtra Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets and stick them to the sides of the basket. They have a sticky backing, so simply peel the paper off and adhere. Now it's time to hang your balloon up proudly!


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veryone loves to receive something homemade, but why not go the extra mile and make something to wrap it in too? This cute idea is easy to create and will unleash the recipient’s inner fairy princess. Grab your crafty stash and spread a little magic!

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Wrapping paper Lay a large sheet of brown paper on a flat surface. Remove the Geometric Kraft circle stencil from the backing and place at an angle. Rub carefully to flatten and adhere to the paper. Mix Artiste Blush Pink and Blanc Acrylic Paint together and apply to some of the gaps in the stencil with a sponge or a blunt paintbrush. Leave to dry then apply another coat. Once completely dry, carefully remove the stencil. Move it across the paper and repeat the process until all the paper is covered.

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Fairy wand Hold onto the loop of a polystyrene star and apply Anita’s Tacky Glue to one of the points with a paintbrush. Sprinkle over pink glitter and repeat with the other points. Leave the star to dry then repeat on the other side. Die cut two stars in contrasting papers, layer up with 3D foam squares and add a gem in the centre. Glue to the middle of the star. Paint a wooden skewer with two layers of metallic silver paint. Once dry, remove the loop from the star and push the pointed end of the skewer into the hole.

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Gift tag Cover a plain white tag in patterned paper and cut a pennant in the end. Paint glue onto a small piece of white cardstock, sprinkle with glitter and leave to dry. Once dry to touch, punch a large circle and glue to the top of the tag. Make a hole in the middle and

thread through metallic twine. Attach sentiment stickers to marbled paper and cut out in a fishtail banner shape. Glue across the tag with pieces of contrasting paper. Wrap a long strip of metallic twine around the length of the present five times. Wrap another length around the width four times, weaving in and out of the existing twine as you do so. Thread the tag onto the twine and tie at the back to secure.


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Glitter Cover your polystyrene shape with any colour of glitter; Create Christmas has large glitter pots in five different shades.

Stencilling Use a range of stencils to achieve different effects, painting through the gaps with Artiste Acrylic Paints to create a sheet of patterned paper.

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Watercolour Santoro notelet

Mix elegant colours with delicate die-cuts to complement your favourite ‘gorjuss girl’


antoro's Gorjuss Watercolour Dual-tip Pens are ideal for dreamy backgrounds and subtle texture. This lovely, light card is incredibly simple to put together; once you master the technique you’ll be using it all the time! Pair with your favourite characters and match the colours to suit their style. Why not create a series to feature them all?



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Trim a piece of white cardstock down to 1O.5 x 15cm. This will act as your front panel. Pick some shades of Santoro's Gorjuss Watercolour Dual-tip Pens (preferably ones that match your ‘gorjuss girl’) that work nicely together. Scribble the ink onto a clear stamp block. Positioning it on top of a sheet of white cardstock will help you see where the colour is. Fill an empty spritzing ink bottle with some clear water and spray over the stamp block to make the colours flow slightly.


Press your cardstock panel onto the stamp block, flattening it so that the paper takes in the ink. Repeat this process as many times as you like and layer different colours until you are happy

3 with the result. It’s best to let each layer dry before you add the next, so the colours will sit on top of each other instead of blending together too much.


Die cut the filigree circle frame from another white piece of cardstock. Once the panel is dry, stick the die-cut to the right-hand side, with around 1/3 hanging off the edge. Trim the excess and glue in the top left-hand corner, with around 2/3 hanging off the top. Snip this excess.


Select a ‘gorjuss girl’ from the ultimate pack and pop out the pieces. If the first layer is a large background section, leave that and start with the girl’s figure. Layer up with 3D foam pads and adhere on top of the filigree shape. Add a ‘Simply gorjuss’ sentiment.


Cut a card blank to fit your panel, with the fold at the top. Round the bottom corners of both the card blank and the watercolour piece with an Xcut 1Omm Corner Punch. Fix the panel to the card front with double-sided tape.


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suitcases Whether you’re in need of extra storage or after a sweet decoration, we’ve got some adorable retro makes for you


uitcases aren’t just for your travels! Follow these three tutorials to upcycle or downsize the luggage staple, keeping cards, tags or teeny titbits safely tucked away. Practise your paper construction and use the shiny new collections to put that picture-perfect finishing touch to your makes. Take your pick or create them all!

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PAPER CRAFT Mini suitcases For the two smaller suitcases, deconstruct the outer sleeve of a Bare Basics matchbox, using a craft knife and a ruler to remove the tab and the large bottom panel. Cut two strips to fit the ends and attach with double-sided tape. Leave one long side un-attached at the corners (this lets the lid move up and down).



Cover both the base of the match box and the lid in Willson Wood paper with doublesided tape. Fix the lid to the main body with more tape and vintage brads.






Cut six tan circles using the medium circle palm punch. Fold into quarters and cut one quarter out. Stick to the corners of the case with tacky glue, matching up the two snipped sides.


Trim a 1 x 6cm strip of cardstock in the same colour as the corners. Attach to the top with two brads to create the handle. Complete the case by wrapping Bare Basics jute around it and threading on a wooden tag.

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Postcard album This adorable mini case makes a great scrapbook folder for holidays (find the full how-to on the blog). Simply trim postcards from kraft cardstock to fit inside the case (ours measures 14.5 x 1Ocm). Decorate the back of the cards with your favourite Forever Friends Opulent papers and use an Xcut 1Omm Corner Punch to round all of the corners for a truly authentic look! Then it’s time to get busy decorating – there’s no end to the things you can use! We've combined Create Christmas with Forever Friends and Xcut to suit our travel snaps.


Upcycled suitcase If you make one thing for your big day, it has to be this easy-peasy lined suitcase. We’ve decorated ours with summery Folk Floral deco sheets, but there are a whole host of Papier Patch designs to choose from to match your theme just right.

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Passport cover and luggage tag

Travelling never looked so good, thanks to Xcut and fab felt sheets


t’s holiday season! Travel in style with an ontrend, geometric passport cover. Co-ordinate your luggage with a nifty label so you can spot your goods on the conveyor belt with ease. All you need is a few pieces of felt and a couple of handy die sets and you’re away.



Using a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, trim three pieces of green felt: one that measures 2O x 14cm and two that measure 8 x 14cm. Die cut four hexagons from grey felt with the smallest hexagon nesting die, and put aside.

Xcut Dies Nesting Hexagons (XCU 5O3O8O) RRP £9.95


Use the 5 x 5" wedding alphabet stamps to print ‘Passport’ on an adhesive fabric sheet in dark pigment ink. Stamp each letter separately, ensuring they're close together. Pick a large shape from the tags and bookplates set and die cut around the word. Once dry, adhere to the centre of the right-hand side of the large felt panel. Slowly machine stitch around it with white thread. Pierce a small silver brad through the holes at either end.

Xcut Decorative Dies Tags & Bookplates (XCU 5O3O66) RRP £12.95


Position the four hexagons below the label, arranged in a diagonal line. Pin each one in place and appliqué around the edges.


Flip the panel over and pin the two smaller pieces to each edge. Stitch around the whole perimeter with co-ordinating green thread, leaving the middle open so that you can slide your passport cover inside the pockets.


To make the label, hand cut a whole tag shape and another with a rectangular aperture (do this with a craft knife). Measure the aperture and trim a sheet of adhesive fabric to slightly bigger. Do the same with a piece of acetate. Draw or stitch lines on the fabric and write your details. Peel off the backing and stick it onto the label, making sure the aperture fits over the top. Secure the acetate behind the aperture with double-sided tape and sandwich the four layers together, pinning in place. Machine stitch around the edge, using a strong needle.


Snip a 2cm gap in the end, just big enough for a button to fit through. Trim a length of ribbon and fold in half. Hand-stitch a button onto the end and pop through the hole to secure. Tie onto a bag and you're all set for your travels!


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Cut five outer pieces (front 8 x 5", back 8 x 7", two sides 3 x 5", base 8 x 2") and an internal divider (8 x 5") from kraft cardstock.


Cover the outer pieces in Tales from Willson Wood paper. Use a contrasting paper for the internal divider.


Score 1.5" tabs on the base and stick to the front and back panel. Concertina fold the sides at O.5" intervals and adhere.

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Embossing Folder Herringbone Pattern (XCU 515167) A5 Dies Set Leaves (XCU 5O3194) Large Palm Punch

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Handmade stationery set

Daisy (XCU 2618O9) Medium Palm Punch Petal (XCU

Craft Planet Funky Foam Sheet (CPT 8O26O)

26171O) Small Palm Punch Flower (XCU 2616O8)

Forever Friends Opulent A4 Paper Pack (FFS 16O122)

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Six quick cards

A5 Clear Stamp Set (FFS 9O7136) A5 Paper Pack (FFS 16O123) Papermania Bare Basics Landscape

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Snow scene shaker card

Anita’s Glitterations Borders Gold (ANT 8181O12)

Shadow Box (PMA 174O18) Wooden Bobbins (PMA

Creativity Essentials A5 Clear Stamp Set Birthday

1746O3) Xcut A5 Die Set A7 Envelope (XCU 5O32O9)

Create Christmas 6 x 6" Glitter Cards & Envelopes

Verses (DCE 9O7126) Forever Friends Classic

Extra Large Dies Envelope (XCU 5O3211) Nesting Dies

(PMA 15O92O) Adhesive Stones Iridescent White

Decadence A5 Clear Stamp Set (FFS 9O7133)

Circle (XCU 5O3416) Paper Creaser (XCU 2687OO)

(PMA 3519O6) Luxury Stickers Snowflakes

Opulent A5 Clear Stamp Set (FFS 9O7136) Copper

(PMA 8O69O1) Outline Stickers Snowflakes Silver

Sentiment Stickers (FFS 157126) Glitter Pack

(PMA 81O922) Thicker Stickers Christmas Alphabet

(FFS 4O1399) Metallic Twine (FFS 1572O2) Papermania

(PMA 35181O) Forever Friends Opulent Glitter Pack

A4 Mirror Board Assorted Gold & Silver Pack

(FFS 4O1399) Xcut Extra Large Nesting Dies Circle

(PMA 1645OO) Fine Glitter Iridescent (PMA 4O14OO)

(XCU 5O3427) Large Die Woodland Flourishes

Twine Pack (PMA 1719O1) Mr Mister A5 Clear Stamps Set

(XCU 5O3436) Medium Palm Punch Snow Crystal

Text (PMA 9O7233) Tales from Willson Wood

(XCU 261791)

A6 Cards & Envelopes (PMA 15O6O9) Santoro

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Watercolour Dual-tip Pens Brights (GOR 8511O1) Xcut 6 x 6" Embossing Folder Round Gilt Frame (XCU 515211) A5 Die Set Wedding Alphabet & Numbers (XCU 5O3266) Dies Wedding Flourishes (XCU 5O3267)

Craft with stars

Create Christmas Star Gems Gold (PMA 3519O9) Mixed

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Goody Bag makes

Wooden Sentiments Gold Glitter (PMA 1O5952) Xcut A6 3D Embossing Folder Stars (XCU 51513O) Nesting Dies

Medium Palm Punch Circle (XCU 2617O3) Small Palm

Goody Bag July 2O16 (GDY O716) Goody Bag July

Stars (XCU 5O34OO) Small Palm Punch Traditional Star

Punch Circle (XCU 2616O2) Xtra A5 Adhesive Fabric

2O16 Create Christmas (GDY O716 XMAS) Anita’s A4

(XCU 2616O4) Xtra A5 Adhesive Cork Sheets

Sheets (XCU 1744O4)

Parchment Vellum (ANT 1622OO1) Forever Friends

(XCU 1744O3) A5 Adhesive Fabric Sheets (XCU 1744O4)


We love... Create Christmas Large Glitter Pots. ‘Tis the season for sparkle! Perfect for late summer festivals and early Christmas crafting.

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Double tri-fold card

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Hot air balloon

Oval Dies (XCU 5O341O) Xtra A5 Adhesive Fabric Sheets (XCU 1744O4)

Craft Planet A4 Mirror Board Assorted Gold & Silver

Forever Friends Opulent A4 Paper Pack (FFS 16O122)

Pack (PMA 1645O) Create Christmas Christmas Thicker

Metallic Twine (FFS 1572O2) Glitter Pack (FFS 4O1399)

Stickers Gold Candy Stripes (PMA 3518OO) Forever

Mini Pegs Navy & Copper (FFS 3551O4) Papermania

Friends Opulent A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack

Capsule Collection Wild Rose A4 Cardstock Pack

Craft Planet Acrylic Felt Grey (CPT 7O14), Light Green

(FFS 16O124) Acetate Sentiments (FFS 168OOO)

(PMA 164115) Xcut Large Palm Punch Square

(CPT 7OO7) Papermania Mini Brads Metallics

Xcut Nesting Hexagons Dies (XCU 5O3O8O) Small

(XCU 2618O1) Screw Hole Punch (XCU 26812O) Xtra A5

(PMA 37411O4) Geometric Kraft Ribbon (PMA 367137)

Palm Punch Petal (XCU 2616O8)

Adhesive Metal Effect Sheets (XCU 1744O9)

Wedding Ever After 5 x 5" Clear Stamps Mini Alphas

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Technique Workshop

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Passport cover and luggage tag

& Numbers (PMA 1589O2) Xcut Decorative Dies Tags &

DIY gift wrap

Bookplates (XCU 5O3O66) Dies Nesting Hexagons (XCU 5O3O8O) Xtra Adhesive Fabric Sheets (XCU 1744O4)

Create Christmas Wooden Shapes Mixed Icons

Artiste Acrylic Paint Blanc (DOA 76326O), Blush Pink

(PMA 174919) Forever Friends Opulent Cover Gift

(DOA 763219), Metallic Silver (DOA 7631O1) Create

Stamp Set, A4 Ultimate & Die-cut Paper Pack

Christmas Make Your Own Decorations Polystyrene

(FFS 16O124) Papermania Embossing Powder Copper

Stars (PMA 827912) Forever Friends Opulent A5 Paper

Papermania A4 Kraftstax (PMA 16O6O4) Tales from

(PMA 4O21O14) Tales from Willson Wood A4 Ultimate

Pack (FFS 16O123) Adhesive Gems Navy and Copper

Willson Wood A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack

Die-cut & Paper Pack (PMA 16O326) Charm Pack (PMA

(FFS 351112) Copper Sentiment Stickers (FFS 157126)

(PMA 16O326) Sticker Sheets (PMA 157263) Wooden

356OO1) Xcut A6 Embossing Folder Oak Leaf Pattern

Glitter Pack (FFS 4O1399) Metallic Twine (FFS 1572O2)

Pegs (PMA 355117)

(XCU 515149) Mini Sentiments Die Just for you

Papermania White Tags (PMA 1743O1) Geometric Kraft

(XCU 5O4O36) Large Dies Balloons (XCU 5O32O1)

8 x 8" Adhesive Stencil Circles (PMA 5O328O) Xcut

Nesting Dies Rectangle Parenthesis Large (XCU 5O3O44)

Large Palm Punch (XCU 2618O3) Nesting Dies Star

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Kinetic train card

(XCU 5O34OO)

Anita’s Mirri Board Gold (ANT 1641OO1) Papermania Embossing Powder Copper (PMA 4O21O14) Mr Smith’s Workshop A4 Ultimate Die-cut and Paper Pack (PMA 16O323) Vintage Brads (PMA 3532O6) Xcut Dies Christmas Train (XCU 5O4O49) Nesting Dies Circle (XCU 5O3416) Nesting Dies Spiro Circle (XCU 5O34O3)

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Travel games

Craft Planet Funky Foam Sheet Brown (CPT 8O256), Tan (CPT 8O27O), White (CPT 8O258) Creativity Essentials A5 Clear Stamp Set Alphas Folk (DCE 9O7115) A5 Clear Stamp Set Capsule Geometric Neon (DCE 9O71O2) Create Christmas Canvas Drawstring Bag (PMA 1749O3) Papermania Country Life A4 Paper

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Three ways with suitcases

Pack (PMA 16O247) Xcut A5 Die Set Wedding Alphabet

Create Christmas 4 x 4" Clear Stamp Postage Marks

& Numbers (XCU 5O3266) Large Dies Filigree Tea Set

(PMA 9O7244) Forever Friends Opulent A4 Ultimate

(XCU 5O3434) Large Palm Punch Circle (PMA 2618O3)

Die-cut & Paper Pack (FFS 16O124) Papermania

Mini Nesting Dies Hexagons (XCU 5O3616) Nesting Dies

Embossing Powder Copper (PMA 4O21O14), Black

Square (XCU 5O34O2) Small Palm Punch Circle

(PMA 4O21OO6) Bare Basics Adhesive Wooden Letter

(XCU 2616O2)

C (PMA 1751O3), A (PMA 1751O1), R (PMA 175118), D (PMA 1751O4), S (PMA 175119) Burlap Roll (PMA 174852) Medium Matchboxes (PMA 174652) Large Matchboxes (PMA 174653) Natural Jute Set (PMA 174171) Folk Floral Deco Sheets Yellow Floral (PMA 169211) Mr Smith’s Workshop Vintage Brads (PMA 3532O6) Tales from Willson Wood A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack (PMA 16O326) Wooden Tags (PMA 3551O5) Xcut Medium Palm Punch (XCU 2617O3) Christmas Tags Dies (XCU 5O4O3O Mini Dies Snowflakes (XCU 5O4OO7) Nesting


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Stash Essentials

Anita’s Cards / Envelopes Various, Ribbon Various, Tacky Glue (PVA 22171) Artiste Acrylic Paint Various, Dual Tip Brush Markers Various, Dual Tip Pens Thick & Thin Various, Pigment and Dye Ink Pads Various, Value Brush Set (DOA 7672O2) Craft Planet 5" Craft Scissors Kids (CPT 2631OO), Assorted Tissue (CPT 6531OO1) PVA School Glue (CPT 3O5OO) Papermania A4 Mirror Board Assorted Gold & Silver Pack (PMA 1645OO), 12 x 12” Acetate Plain (PMA 16812OO) Basics Heat Tool Pink (PMA 4O12OOO), Cards / Envelopes Various, Clear Stamp Block Various, Embossing Powder Various, Kraftstax Various, Mini Ink Pads Dye Based Assorted Colours (PMA 55211O1), Pigment Assorted Colours (PMA 55211OO) Capsule A4 Premium Textured Cardstock Multi (PMA 16414OO), White (PMA 16415OO) Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen (SAI 4631OOO) Stick it! 3D Foam Dots (STI 4OO1), 3D Foam Mini Dots (STI 4OO2), 3D Foam Tape (STI 72O1), Double Sided Tape (STI 4621O2), Glue Gun Hot Melt Red (STI 2OOO), Removable Adhesive Roller (STI 5O1O), Xcut 4 In 1 Embossing Pen (XCU 2687O1), 9mm Craft Knife Soft Grip (XCU 2551O2), 12" Steel Ruler (XCU 2553OO), 13" Guillotine (XCU 268411), 13" Xtrim (XCU 2684OO), A4 Xpress Die-cutting Machine (XCU 2683OO), Palm Punches Various Designs, Paper Creaser Set (XCU 2687OO), Scissors Various

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