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Issue 157 June
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112 ideas for summer
Make perfect cards, gifts and more for every occasion
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* Make a never-ending card * 6 ideas with paper doilies * Fab makes for Father’s Day
Tried & tested TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS CRAYONS
BREAK THE MOULD
Fun ways with die-cuts
Make your own toppers
How to make the card and tag
Summer shaker cards Give your shaker cards an extra-special twist with die-cuts and shaped apertures
haker cards are so much fun to make and lovely to receive. Give your shaker design extra detail by combining them with die-cuts as I have done here. Start by cutting out your choice of shaped aperture for the shaker, then position the die you would like to include so that it partially overlaps the opening. Secure acetate to the reverse of the aperture and insert your die-cut shape in place on top of the acetate. For these cards I have used a set of fabulous summer dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. However, the same effect can be achieved with any combination of different shapes, themes and colours. I hope I’ve inspired you to have a go at this style of card – they are a lot simpler to make than they seem and guaranteed to put a smile on the recipient’s face!
Shopping list Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies – 9; Strawberries, £13.99; Kites, £9.9 Hot Air Balloons, £9.99; Shells Large, £10.99; Lighthouse, £6.99 From Crafts U Love
1 Layer a 140mm square of green spots paper onto red card and attach to a 148mm square white base. Wrap green ribbon around a 115mm square of red striped paper, layer onto green card; add to base. Add a scalloped circle die-cut from red card.
2 Die-cut strawberry leaves from a circle of white card as shown. Position the larger outline strawberry die overlapping the leaves aperture as shown, secure with low-tack tape and die-cut. Repeat with the smaller strawberry outline die on the right.
4 Apply foam tape around reverse edges of the aperture, ensuring there are no gaps. Sprinkle beads and sequins into the acetate section. Place a die-cut circle of green spots paper on top to seal the panel. Add to base.
5 Trim a stamped sentiment, layer onto green card and attach to base. Die-cut fve leaves from green card, ink edges and add to base with six die-cut fowers as shown. Finish with pearls and a green ribbon bow.
Die-Namics Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Dies, £11.50; Die-Namics Stitched Arch Stax Dies, £15.95; , Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Dies £9.95; My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes 6x6 Paper Packs: Fresh, Sorbet, £5.95 each From Seven Hills Crafts Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Perfect Peony Complete Petals Dies, £13.99; Crafty Impressions Medium 5 Everyday Messages Stamps, £5.7 From The Glitter Pot Die-cutting machine, circle and scalloped circle dies, scalloped border die, green ink pad, clear s acetate, coloured card, seed bead and sequins, pearls, green ribbon From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 91
Sueâ€™s top tip Use low-tack tape to hold your dies in place while running through your die-cutting machi ne. It can be easily removed after
Now tr y these Thinking of you 1 Layer a 140mm square of blue striped paper onto yellow card and add to a 148mm square white base. 2 Attach a 112x35mm piece of green striped paper to bottom of a 115x140mm piece of white card. Die-cut a circle aperture as shown. Position lighthouse die so the top overlaps the aperture and cut out. Stamp sentiment. Attach acetate to the reverse of the aperture. 3 Die-cut lighthouse outline from teal card and attach to the acetate inside aperture. Cut lighthouse from red, blue and white card, carefully remove the negative pieces and glue in place inside outline, leaving windows open as shown. 4 Add foam tape around edges of the aperture, ensuring there are no gaps. Add more foam tape around the edges
Insert the negative pieces back into your die-cut shapes
of the panel. Sprinkle sequins and beads into the acetate section. Place a 105x130mm piece of yellow spots paper on top to seal. Add to base. Add corners and a thin strip of yellow spots paper as shown, to fnish.
3 Attach acetate to reverse of aperture with double-sided tape. Die-cut small and large strawberries from red and green card. Ink stalks in green and add to strawberries. Attach strawberries on top of the acetate into the strawberry-shaped apertures.
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Use of-cuts from die-cutting as embellishments!
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6 Layer a 75x115mm tag of green spots
paper onto red card. Add a 65x90mm piece of white card. Add a stamped sentiment, die-cut leaves, strawberries, stalks, fowers and pearls. Punch hole; thread with ribbon.
1 Layer a 140mm square of yellow striped paper onto red card and attach to a 148mm square white base. Stamp a sentiment 30mm down from the top left corner of a 100mm square of white card. Attach to a 115mm square of yellow card, and layer onto red card. Add to base at an angle as shown. 2 Die-cut a circle aperture from a 110mm square of blue card. Die-cut the solid kite twice as shown, overlapping the circular aperture. Back the aperture with acetate.
3 Die-cut the kite twice from yellow card and attach on top of the acetate. Die-cut kite strings from yellow card and attach in place. Embellish with bows, stripes and dots die-cut from red card as shown. 4 Apply foam tape to create a frame around the reverse of the aperture and to the edge of the square. Sprinkle sequins onto the base, underneath the sentiment and attach the kite panel on top. Embellish with red card dots left over from die-cutting the kite, as shown.
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Sue’s expert hints & tips
Create your own perfect shaker cards with Sue’s helpful tips and ideas
1 Attach a 135mm square of blue card to a 145mm square of yellow card, and add to a 148mm square white base. Die-cut a crab from red spots paper and assemble with a crab outline cut from beige card. Add to base. 2 Attach a 135mm square of blue spots paper and a 135x60mm piece of yellow spots paper to a 140mm square of blue card as shown. Die-cut an arch from the centre, and die-cut shells from bottom edge. Back aperture with acetate. 3 Attach solid shells die-cut from yellow spots paper and corresponding outlines die-cut from beige card to acetate. Apply foam tape around edges of aperture, ensuring there are no gaps, and more foam tape around the edge of the panel.
Attach die-cuts inside your main aperture for added interest
4 Sprinkle beads and sequins onto the base, and attach the aperture panel. Add another die-cut shell, a die-cut sun, blue scalloped borders and a stamped sentiment. Consider creating a number of small shaker areas
1 Layer a 140mm square of blue spots paper onto yellow card and attach to a 148mm square white base.
4 Die-cut balloons from various coloured card, trim away baskets and attach balloons and details as shown. Finish by attaching the die-cut clouds as shown.
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Rubbing the inside of the acetate and the sides of the foam tape with an anti-static bag or talcum powder will prevent the sequins and seed beads from sticking to the edges. Experiment with using different fllings for your shaker element. As well as sequins, seed beads, confetti and chunky glitter, you could also use buttons, small punched shapes and other small embellishments. Be careful not to overfll your shaker though, or it won’t shake properly!
2 Stamp a sentiment near the top of a 140x110mm piece of white card. Use cloud dies to cut out three apertures as shown. Set the die-cut clouds aside. Place the larger hot air balloon die so that it overlaps two clouds and cut out. Repeat with the smaller balloon die, overlapping remaining cloud. Back the panel with acetate. 3 Die-cut hot air balloons from beige card and insert into apertures as shown. Apply foam tape around the edges of the cloud apertures, ensuring there are no gaps, and more foam tape around the edge of the rectangle. Sprinkle sequins inside each opening, and add blue spots paper to the back of the panel to seal. Add panel to base.
When die-cutting intricate designs, it’s a good idea to add an adhesive sheet such as Stick It sheets (available from Hobbycraft at £5.99 for fve sheets) to the reverse of your card, before placing the die on top and running through your die-cutting machine. This will make it easier to attach the die-cut piece to your design and will look neater. Alternatively, you could use double-sided tape in the same way.
To make sure that none of your shaker contents fall out, ensure that you apply plenty of foam tape around the reverse of the aperture and that there aren’t any gaps. Add foam tape around the outer edges of the shaker panel as well, for some essential added support. It is very important that the foam tape is thick enough to allow room for the contents of the shaker panel to move around freely. If you only have thin foam tape, consider using two layers to increase the height. Experiment with positioning your overlapping die-cut shapes across different sections of your aperture, but ensure that you don’t cover too much or you won’t be able to see the contents of the shaker panel!
Make your own card toppers with lightweight clay and intricate moulds
sing embellishments can really add something special to your cards, but the downside is that they usually only come in very small packs. These detailed moulds from Katy Sue Designs can be used with super lightweight clay to make an unlimited number of beautiful embellishments in a variety of colours and fnishes. For these cards I used white clay as the base and added red to create shades of pink, black to create a soft grey and a dark green to create a pale green. Once dry, the embellishments were coated by brushing with white paint or adding antiquing cream for a shabby chic look. It’s really easy to use the moulds to create two-tone embellishments by simply adding different colours of clay into selected areas. You can also create an impressive gilded effect by painting them with a gold or silver metallic paint. There are lots of different moulds to try, so have fun creating your own designs!
Shopping list Hearty White Super Lightweight er Modelling Clay, £8.99; Hearty Sup Lightweight Modelling Clay: Red, Dark Green, Black, £3.98 each; 98; Manuscript Alphabet Mould, £12. ld, Mou ction Colle er Decorative Corn £9.98; Decorative Keys & Locket ld, Mould, £9.98; Little Flowers Mou n £7.99; Rose, Bud & Leaf Decoratio
1 Mould four decorative corners, a heart
2 Paint the lock and key with gold paint.
lock and a key using white clay. Mould letters to spell ‘LOVE’ from the alphabet mould using white clay. Release all of the shapes from the moulds and leave to dry.
Distress the edges of a 138mm square of patterned paper and add stitched borders. Layer onto grey and white card and distress edges. Add to a 148mm square white base.
1 Mix white and black clay to make grey. Mould ‘WISH’ letters and a heart lock using the grey clay. Release from the moulds and leave to dry. Cover with white antiquing cream. Once dry, wipe over the raised areas with a wet baby wipe to reveal the grey clay.
2 Mix white and red clay to make two shades of pink. Mould four small fowers using white and pink clay, using a darker pink for the centre of the fowers. Release from the mould and leave to dry. Dry brush with white paint to create an aged look.
Mould, £7.99 From Katy Sue Designs Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die, £7.50; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip Die, £9.50 From The Art of Craft Trimcraft First Edition The Promise ia 6x6 Paper Pad, £8; DecoArt Med £2 m, Crea g quin White Anti From Hobbycraft e Die-cutting machine, scalloped circl on, ribb , lace , card grey frame die, t pearls, white acrylic paint, gold pain shop t craf l loca From your For stockists turn to page 91
1 Mix white and red clay; add the pink clay to the rose and rose bud areas of the mould. Mix white and dark green clay, and fll in the rest of the mould with pale green clay. Release from the mould and leave to dry.
2 Repeat to create another clay rose and leaves. Dry brush the two clay shapes with white paint to create an aged look. Carefully trim two roses and two leaf sprigs from the clay shapes as shown.
Masterclass customised toppers
Carolyne’s hints & tips
3 Distress the edges of a 100mm square
4 Attach the decorative corners to the
of patterned paper. Add stitched borders. Attach a piece of lace across the top of the square as shown and layer onto white card. Distress the edges and add to the base.
base. Add the gold lock and key and the ‘LOVE’ sentiment to the centre of the base as shown. Finish by attaching a small grey ribbon bow above the lock.
Follow all of Carolyne’s expert tips to create elegant clay toppers for your cards Dust the moulds with cornfour prior to using to make it easier to release the clay embellishments. Experiment with creating your own unique shades of clay by combining the white clay with small amounts of a darker coloured clay. You can also use inks or paints. Condition the clay by working it in your hands prior to placing in the moulds to make it easier to use. If the clay is wet when it comes out of the packet, give it a few minutes to dry out a little before using.
3 Layer 50x95mm, 110x60mm and 75x110mm pieces and a 138mm square of patterned paper onto grey and white card. Distress edges and add stitched borders. Attach lace across the 110x60mm piece as shown. Add to a 148mm square white base.
4 Layer a 90x25mm piece of white card onto grey and white card. Distress edges, add stitched borders and add to base. Add the ‘WISH’ sentiment and the lock. Attach a die-cut fourish and die-cut leaves. Add the clay fowers. Finish with a white ribbon bow.
3 Layer 110mm and 138mm squares and a 70mm ring of patterned paper onto grey and white card as shown. Layer the ring onto a die-cut scalloped circle frame. Add the squares to a 148mm square white base.
4 Cover a 65mm circle of patterned paper with lace and add to base. Add ring on top using sticky fxers. Attach die-cut leaves and clay fowers and leaves. Finish with pearls, a white ribbon bow and a printed sentiment.
Don’t panic if you dent or distort the clay shape when releasing it from the mould! As long as the clay is still moist, just press it back into the mould, and it will usually pick up the details again. To ensure that it doesn’t dry out, store your opened packet of clay in an airtight container or bag and place a baby wipe in the container with it, making sure it isn’t in direct contact with the clay.
Hearty Super Lightweight Modelling Clay is available in a range of colours
5 ideas with… jars
1 Cupcake jar 1 Stamp the cupcake image onto Post-it Notes three times and trim. Stamp a jar onto white card and stamp three cupcakes in the centre using green ink. Mask of the frst cupcakes using the Post-it Notes and stamp more cupcakes between them with orange and purple ink, moving the Post-it Notes as necessary until the jar is full. 2 Stamp and heat emboss a jar in silver and die-cut to remove the centre. Attach over the cupcake-flled image. Tie baker's twine around the lid. 3 Trim striped paper to 140mm wide, cut vertically at 97mm, fip and attach together with copy paper at the rear so the stripes are opposite. Trim to make a 140mm square, layer onto white card and add to a 148mm square green base. Stamp a sentiment. Add sequins and sequin stars as shown. Highlight the cake tops using a clear Wink of Stella pen.
5 ideas with…
Sarah-Jane Rae has fve creative ways for using just one coordinating stamp and die set to make cards for all occasions
Shopping list Taylored Expressions Mason Jar Die Set, £12.99; Taylored Expressions Mason Jar Stamp Set, £6.99 From Crafts U Love American Crafts Dear Lizzy Documentary Paper Pad, £14.99 From Craftie-Charlie Petite Petals Punch, £11.50; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, £15.50; Apple of My Eye Stamp Set, £19; Party Wishes Stamp Set, £17 From Stampin’ Up! Die-cutting machine, printer, heat tool, sentiment die, silver and gold embossing powders, waterbrush, vellum, watercolour card, coloured card, coloured inks, alcohol, sequin trim, sequins, , sequin stars, gems, wooden stars acetate, twine, brads, clear Wink of Stella pen, Post-it Notes From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 91 46 www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com
2 Lemonade 1 Stamp three lemons in yellow ink and trim. Attach two of the lemons, along with a straw trimmed from striped paper, to a white die-cut Mason jar. Stamp a jar onto white card in grey ink and die-cut to remove the centre. Die-cut a jar from vellum and use a sponge and yellow ink to colour the back. Attach behind the die-cut jar outline. Attach on top of the frst jar and trim excess. 2 Cut black and white spotted paper to 148mm square, fip and draw a curve from top to bottom. Trim and ink edges in pale grey. Ink edges of a 65x148mm piece of heart paper and add to the right-hand side of a 148mm square white base. Add spotted paper over the top, using sticky fxers along the curve and gluing the left-hand side fat. Add the jar of lemonade. 3 Print a sentiment, trim into strips, ink the edges and attach to the base as shown. Finish with yellow and white sequins.
5 ideas withâ€Ś jars
3 Smile shaker 1 Stamp a jar onto white card in grey ink, and die-cut to remove the centre. Die-cut eight more jars from white card, layer and glue together adding acetate between the top two layers. Fill with sequins and attach a solid jar die-cut from patterned paper at the back to seal. 2 Stamp a jar onto pink card in pink ink, and die-cut to remove the centre. Attach on top of a solid jar die-cut from patterned paper. 3 Layer a 140mm square of yellow striped paper onto yellow card, and add to a 148mm square white base. Attach the jars to the base as shown. Add sequin trim tied with a twine bow as shown. Die-cut a sentiment from pink card and attach over the shaker jar as shown. Finish with sequins.
4 Ship in a bottle 1 Use the template on p87 to cut a boat from three diferent papers. Attach to a solid jar die-cut from blue card. Tear a strip of blue card and attach over the boat as shown. Stamp jars onto cream and gold card in grey ink. Die-cut the cream jar to remove the centre, and trim the lid from the gold jar. Attach the die-cut pieces on top of the blue jar as shown, and wrap the lid with twine. 2 Stamp anchors in pale beige ink across the bottom of a 130mm square of notepad paper, layer onto blue card, and add to a 148mm square sand-coloured base using sticky fxers. Add the jar to the base with sticky fxers as shown. 3 Stamp a sentiment onto cream card in blue ink, tear the edges, scrunch the card, ink in grey, roll the ends to make a scroll shape and attach below the jar as shown. Finish with wooden stars.
5 Flower vase 1 Stamp a jar onto watercolour card, colour using a waterbrush and blue ink to make 'water', leave to dry, and then die-cut. Stamp a jar and lid onto cream card and heat emboss in gold. Die-cut both pieces, removing the centre section of the jar. Back the aperture with vellum. 2 Punch fve fowers with the Petite Petals punch and one smaller fower using the Itty Bitty Accents fower punch from pink and red card. Spritz the fowers with alcohol and scrunch. Layer together, add to another punched fower and secure with a brad. Repeat to make fve fowers. 3 Attach the watercoloured jar to a 138mm square of foral paper layered onto grey card, glue green paper stems on top as shown and add the vellum-backed jar on top. Glue layered fowers to the ends of the stems. Wrap the right-hand side of the panel with twine, thread with a sentiment stamped onto a pennant of cream card and tie in a bow. Add the panel to a 148mm square white base. Finish with gems.
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Try positioning accents so that they hang over the edges of your base
Make your own quirky nostalgic cards with Fleur’s helpful top tips
1 Distress the edges of a 125mm square of patterned paper and layer onto Kraft card. Attach to the centre of a 140mm square cream base. 2 Stamp your chosen image onto a 100x70mm piece of watercolour card using black ink. Colour the image with Distress Markers and add shading. Use some grey to add shading to the white clothing and add shadows underneath the characters. Lightly distress the edges with sandpaper.
Fleur’s top hints & tips
If you have plain chipboard
3 Layer the coloured image onto Kraft card and add to the base as shown. Add two decorative corners to the bottom of the stamped image as shown.
4 Attach a sentiment sticker to the bottom right corner of the base and add a stamp sticker to the top right corner of the base. Add a chipboard tab to the left-hand edge of the base as shown. Finish by adding three small round chipboard accents to the bottom left corner of the base.
Use alphabet stickers to make unique sentiments
buttons or shapes in your stash, they can be covered with patterned paper to match your colour scheme.
I have used brown string to add texture, but you could also look around the house for objects to upcycle. Pieces of old corrugated card look great and add extra dimension to your cards.
1 Distress the edges of a 135mm square of patterned paper and layer onto Kraft card. Attach to the centre of a 148mm square cream base. Cut a 128mm square of patterned paper, trim in half diagonally to create a triangle, distress the edges and add to the base as shown.
Colour the clothing in shades
2 Stamp your chosen image onto a 90mm square of watercolour card using black ink. Colour the image with Distress Markers and add shading. Lightly distress the edges with sandpaper. Layer the coloured image onto Kraft card and add to the base as shown.
papers to make up your background, as I have done on my main card. It’s a great way to use up any leftover scraps of paper!
3 Add shading and sand the edges of a 98x30mm piece of watercolour card. Stamp a sentiment and layer onto Kraft card. Attach to the base as shown.
that coordinate with your chosen papers. For clothes that you would like to appear white, simply colour with grey where you would normally shade and leave the rest untouched.
Use thinner strips of contrasting
Don’t be afraid to ‘go off the
4 Add a chipboard tag to the left-hand side of the base as shown, and top with a large black pearl. Use alphabet stickers to make a sentiment of your choice and add to the base.
page’. I love cards where there are elements that stick out at the side, as they break up the sharp edges of the card. Be careful not to stray too far from the edges if you’re posting the card though, as it will still need to ft inside an envelope!
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Brown string adds to the aged, vintage look of these cards
6 ways with… doilies 1
Lots of love
To make fabulous textured fowers, cut a doily into a spiral and, starting with the outside edge, wrap the spiral around a pencil. Remove from the pencil and glue the spiral together at the bottom. Add a large pearl gem to the centre to complete the look. Make a whole bouquet of blooms, then fold another doily into a cone to present them in!
For a super-stylish card, why not make a fan embellishment? To transform a paper doily into a fan, fold it in half and then again into quarters. Concertina fold four times, then carefully open out to reveal your fan. Attach a large gem or paper fower to the pointed end to look like a handle, and use your fan to hold in place a folded back corner of patterned paper for a really gorgeous effect.
Thinking of you
Pastel coloured doilies make very pretty curtains! Frame them in a window created from strips of card. Simply cut a doily in half and position one half behind one side of the window. Cut to the length required, then glue in place. Repeat, matching up the other half of the doily on the other side of the window. Embellish with a window box flled with fowers cut from patterned papers.
6 ways with… paper doilies
Get creative with paper doilies to make unique embellishments for your cards. Sarah Jackman Read shows you how...
Pretty, versatile and so much fun to use – what’s not to love about a good old paper doily? There are so many different effects you can create with doilies – they make beautiful backgrounds, add instant interest to layered panels and can be transformed into really striking embellishments to use on your cards. Doilies naturally have a really pretty and feminine feel, so stick to pastels and neutral colours to keep your cards elegant. I’ve given you six ideas to get you started, but there are so many other gorgeous effects you can create, so try some of these, then have fun coming up with your own paper doily creations!
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Make gorgeous backgrounds for your cards by teaming coloured doilies with pretty patterned papers. If you cut small triangles from a doily so the straight edges are at 90 degree angles, then you’ll fnd they ft perfectly into the corners of your base card or mounted panels for a sweet, decorative touch. A doily in the centre of your card makes a beautifully subtle frame for a focal topper or sentiment.
If you want to really go to town, then make a pretty gown from a pastel pink doily. To start, cut three different sized triangles from a doily and layer these together to create the pleated skirt. Cut a smaller triangle for the bodice, then glue all the elements together and add a button or a length of ribbon at the waist. Attach dress to a die-cut mannequin and embellish the base with lace for an extra feminine touch.
Doilies make gorgeous frames and are quick and easy to layer with other crafty items. To make this card, attach several layers of doilies on top of coordinating papers, then trim the edges off another doily and attach these pieces behind a wooden frame. Add a sentiment inside the frame and attach this to the base as shown. Embellish with delicate ribbons, rosettes and buttons.
10 ideas with… sunshine
10 ideas with… sunshine
Brighten someone’s day with Clare Buswell’s range of cheerful makes inspired by summer sunshine
1 Rosette gift box
2 Quilled magnet 1 Cut 5mm wide strips of yellow and orange paper. Glue a yellow and orange strip together to make one long strip, and use a quilling tool to roll into a loose coil shape, starting with the orange end. Glue the ends together to secure. 2 Cut a 30mm circle of yellow card and attach the quilled coil to the circle. 3 Accordion fold a strip of yellow and orange paper to create a zigzag efect. Carefully glue the folded strip to the outside of the quilled coil shape as shown. Finish by attaching a small piece of magnetic tape to the back.
1 Use the rosette die to die-cut two strips from yellow card, and glue the ends together to make one long strip. Accordion fold along the die-cut lines and glue the ends together. Glue 35mm circles of yellow card to the front and back of the rosette. 2 Add a yellow button to the top of the rosette. Stamp a sentiment onto a strip of white card and trim to a pennant. 3 Wrap a patterned paper box with yellow gingham ribbon and yellow twine. Attach the sentiment tag and rosette on top as shown.
3 Ribbon card 1 Cover a 145mm square white base with orange card. Round the corners of a 120mm square of white card and attach to the base with sticky fxers. 2 Cut 60mm lengths of ribbon, fold in half and glue to a 65mm circle of white card to create tabs as shown. Attach a 70mm circle of yellow card on top. Stamp ‘friend’ onto the circle in black and add to the base with sticky fxers. 3 Stamp ‘hello’ onto white card in black, trim and attach to the base with sticky fxers. Add two yellow enamel dots to fnish.
4 Sunrise shaped card 1 Layer a 115x60mm semi-circle of yellow card onto a 125x65mm semi-circle of orange card. 2 Cut nine 15x60mm strips of yellow card and attach to the back of orange semi-circle to form the sun rays. Attach panel to a 115x55mm semi-circular base (see template on p86). 3 Stamp a sentiment onto a 110x55mm semi-circle of yellow card using VersaMark ink; heat emboss in white. Stamp sentiment again in black ink to create a shadow. Add to base with sticky fxers. Finish with yellow buttons.
5 Frame card 1 Cover a 145mm square white base with blue card. Round the corners of a 120x130mm piece of white card. Stamp sentiments in yellow and orange to create sun rays as shown. 2 Layer the panel onto yellow card and attach to the base with sticky fxers. Add yellow enamel dots. 3 Stamp a sentiment onto a 110x20mm strip of white card in black. Trim to a pennant and add to the base with sticky fxers. Attach a yellow button tied with twine to fnish. 64 www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com
10 ideas with… sunshine
7 Mosaic coaster
6 Sunshine tag 1 Cut a 125x75mm tag shape from blue card and layer onto orange patterned paper. Attach a 75x30mm strip of yellow patterned paper across the centre of the tag as shown. 2 Die-cut two clouds from white card and a sun from orange patterned paper. Add the die-cut shapes to the tag with sticky fxers. 3 Stamp a sentiment onto the tag in black and add two yellow enamel dots as shown. Add three clear dots using a hot glue gun. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread with yellow gingham ribbon. Add a small yellow button tied with yellow twine to fnish.
1 Cut 100mm circles from chipboard and a cork sheet. Attach together using a hot glue gun. Coat the chipboard with a layer of white gesso and allow to dry. 2 Use Decopatch glue to attach a 35mm circle of orange patterned paper to the centre of the coaster. Brush over the top with glue. 3 Cut 5mm wide strips of blue, yellow and orange papers. Trim into small rectangles as shown, and attach to coaster with Decopatch glue. Brush over the surface with a fnal layer of Decopatch glue, to fnish.
8 Cloud card 1 Cut a 55mm circle from scrap card to use as a mask, position on a 110x145mm piece of watercolour paper and ink around the edges with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink using a blending tool. Remove the mask and apply Mustard Seed Distress Ink to the circle. 2 Blend Mustard Seed Distress Ink into the white areas using a wet paintbrush. Drip water onto the paper and dab with a paper towel to lift colour. Stamp ‘birthday’ in black. Attach to a 120x145mm piece of blue card. Wrap with twine and add to a 145mm square white base with sticky fxers. 3 Die-cut clouds from white card and add to base with sticky fxers. Stamp ‘happy’ onto white card, trim and add to base with sticky fxers. Add clear dots using a hot glue gun.
9 Button card 1 Cover a 145mm square white base with orange patterned paper. Add a 130mm square of yellow card to the base. 2 Round the corners of a 120mm square of white card. Trim a curved section from a 75mm circle of yellow card and attach to the white square. Pierce holes along the curved line and around the circle using a piercing tool. Use a darning needle and twine to stitch through holes as shown. 3 Stamp a sentiment onto the panel in black. Attach the panel to the base with sticky fxers. Add yellow buttons to fnish.
10 Sunburst card 1 Trim and attach strips of red, orange and yellow patterned paper to a 120mm square of white card as shown to create a sunburst efect. Trim edges and round corners. Attach to a 145mm square white base using sticky fxers. 2 Layer a 35mm circle of orange patterned paper onto orange card, and trim one side to create a straight edge. Add to the base using sticky fxers. 3 Stamp a sentiment onto white card, trim and attach to the base with sticky fxers. Add two yellow enamel dots to fnish.
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