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11 CLUB PAPERCRAFTER 18 DESIGNER FOR THE DAY 54 INTERNATIONAL CRAFT AWARDS
89 COMING NEXT MONTH 92 PAPERCRAFTER BASKET
14 THREE-STEP CARD Keren Baker brings Santa and his reindeer crew to life 31 CARD GALLERY Craft eight classy projects with Sue Hughes 38 5 REINDEER CARDS Our festive greetings are enough to 'fawn' over 42 SEASONAL STENCILLING Sarah Jackman Read crafts beautiful greetings with a splatter of ink
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GREETING GARLAND Corinne Bradd used the Brother ScanNCut CM900 to create stunning bunting 66 MADE BY YOU Try a project from new book Handmade Christmas 76 STASH BUSTERS! Create a festive forest from your seasonal stockpile 4
19 YOUR FREE GIFT 26 SUBSCRIBE TODAY 29 GIVEAWAYS 45 YOUR FREE PAPERS 94 READER OFFER
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87 NICE 'N' ICY Sizzix dies from Hochanda make cardmaking a breeze
58 MAKE YOUR OWN STAMPS Add a personal touch to your makes with the Silhouette Mint machine 61 ASK THE EXPERTS The industry insiders share their crafty advice 68 3D DIE CUTTING Invest in Sizzix supplies and get Christmas crafting with Elizabeth Moad 71 TRIED & TESTED: FIRST EDITION FOIL FOAM Corinne Bradd experiments with fabulous foils from Hobbycraft 82 STEP-BY-STEP Follow our easy guide to make a beautiful twisted poinsettia
Your free gift! Craft every letter of the alphabet and more with your 35-piece die set – worth £24.99!
COMING NEXT MONTH The creative possibilities are endless with our 11-piece nesting die set
7 TRENDS AND TREATS 57 WISH LIST 84 FIRST LOOK: CRAFTER'S COMPANION DIE'SIRE DIES 90 FAVOURITE THINGS
64 LOVE LETTERS AND PAPER POPPIES PaperCrafter marks Remembrance Day by looking at wartime crafting 74 CHRISTMAS CARDMAKER OF THE YEAR Find out who was crowned this year's winner 80 NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT Prepare for the Christmas crafty rush with our industry experts 98 THE LAST WORD Meet Tracey Dutton from Lavina Stamps
18th NOVEMBER 2016
Welcome to CraftStoreUK, your new favourite online crafting shop, stocked to the brim with dies, stamps, kits and and gifts! This wooden stamp kit has got us all in the Scandi mood this Christmas, and it will tempt you to do the same. It includes four beautiful wooden stamps, gift tag shapes, card blanks, envelopes, plus ink, twine and plenty more so you can add your personal touch in all sorts of ways. £19.99, craftstoreuk.co.uk
Treats Our round-up of juicy craft news and inspiration
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We can't get enough of the new sentiment stamps from Yorkshire-based polymer stamp brand Clarise Crafts. They're perfect for mass-producing gift tags, cards, homewares and jazzing up homemade presents. For year-round crafting, go for humorous sentiments like these darling stamps, or invest in Christmas sentiment designs from £6. clarise-crafts.co.uk
COLOUR AND CONSTRUCT
The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Christmas by Rebecca Jones and The Colouring Book of Gift Boxes: Christmas by Sarah Walsh (both £9.99, Nosy Crow) bring you all the Christmas colouring joy you could ask for. With 24 cards and envelopes in the former and 24 boxes to colour and construct in the latter, each book even comes with stickers to finish off your masterpieces. They're both ideal stocking fillers to keep someone creative happy on GO T Christmas Day. nosycrow.com O
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY ART MATERIALS LIVE Indulge your painterly impulses at the NEC in Birmingham on 3rd- 6th November. For more info, go to artmaterialslive.co.uk SIMPLY CHRISTMAS Count down to Christmas at the ExCel in London on 17th - 19th November and grab the last gifts for your friends and family. Buy tickets at simplychristmasshow.co.uk
FESTIVE FRIDAY Festive Friday is the last Friday in November, so on the 25th, send out your homemade greetings to loved ones. It gives the recipients weeks of admiring your cards before Christmas day! For more info on the campaign, go to greetingcardassociation.org.uk
Having recently celebrated its eighth birthday, Hunkydory Crafts is releasing its best ever decoupage designs for us lucky crafters this Christmas. This Snowy Season Collection is one of four themed cardmaking collections within the Christmas Craftaganza and features plenty of stunning Christmas scenes and adorable animals. Buy each set for £24.99, or why not splash out on all four Luxury Topper Collections, pictured below, for £39.99? 01772 272577, hunkydorycrafts.co.uk
SPOTLIGHT ON STATIONERY
Run by Mary and Rob Wright, Spotlight Stationery is a gorgeous new subscription service. Each month's box is packed with the latest stunning premium notebooks, notelets, pencils and postcards, and even showcases first releases from design graduates. Stationery addicts can sign up for monthly or bi-monthly boxes from £25 at spotlightstationery.co.uk. It will make the perfect last-minute gift!
Drum roll please... The winner of our exciting Christmas Cardmaker of the Year competition is announced on p74! We loved admiring all your amazing entries, but judges Stephanie Weightman and Greeting Card Association CEO Sharon Little eventually crowned a winner. Find out if it's you now! 8
ALPHABET DIES Use your letter dies to personalise this year's Christmas makes
Creating a personalised sentiment will be a whole lot easier now that you have a set of 35 amazing alphabet dies. Seeing as you're probably in the midst of your Christmas projects, they couldn't have come at a better time! Colette Smith has designed a gorgeous array of festive greetings, using the letters to spell out charming motifs. They include a cute pudding card, a money wallet and a twinkling gift box. We can't wait to see how you use your new dies!
P RO J ECTS TO TRY
TURN OVER TO SEE COLETTE SMITH'S FESTIVE IDEAS FOR YOUR FREE DIES NEXT ISSUE
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YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (see p92) Free alphabet die set Dies: flowers, circles, oval Stickers: snowflakes, Santa Frame: 12.5cm x 18cm Ink pad: red Hole punch Glitter glue Acetate Button Gift box
Cover the top 8cm of a top-fold 10cm x 15cm blank with Christmas tree paper. Add grid paper to the bottom half and apply a scallop-edged border across the join. Die cut ‘Oh Christmas tree!’ from green card and seven small trees from kraft card. Attach a tree under each scallop and stick the lettering underneath.
Cover the top 6cm of a 10cm x 15cm cream blank with Christmas patterned paper. Leave a 2cm gap, then cover the remainder with another strip. Die cut ‘Warm wishes’ from brown card and stick to the right of the 2cm gap. Add a red button to the left, tie with twine.
~ TOP TIP ~ USE A RULER TO LINE UP THE BOTTOM OF THE LETTERS WHEN STICKING THEM DOWN
ADD COINS HERE!
To create the wallet, cut a piece of green card to 18cm x 19.5cm. Score across at 9cm and 18cm. Fold along the score lines and stick down the tab on the inside and along one end. Punch a half circle in the centre of the open end. Die cut letters from cream and red card to spell ‘Naughty or Nice?’. Arrange and attach to the top of the wallet. Add a Santa sticker underneath the lettering.
USE YOUR FREE DIES
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Wrap a small gift box in white paper. Die cut stars from kraft, pink, green and blue card, along with the word ‘Merry’. Stick the stars onto the box, scoring some so that they go over the sides. Attach the lettering to white card and trim. Layer onto pink, then blue and finally green card. Cut the ends so that they are even. Punch a hole in the left side and thread with white twine. Wrap garden twine several times around the left side of the box and tie in a bow to secure the tag.
~ TOP TIP ~ INSERT A PIECE OF WAX PAPER BETWEEN THE DIE AND YOUR CARD TO MAKE RELEASING THE SHAPE EASIER
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Die cut a 7.5cm circle from red patterned paper, then two smaller ones from blue card and acetate. Cut another circle in the centre of the blue piece to create a ring. Stick the acetate to the back and add a layer of 3D foam pads around it. Cut out Christmas shapes from different colours of card and place in the centre of the red circle. Carefully stick down the ring on top. Punch a small hole, thread with twine and add a white bow.
2 CHRISTMAS COOKIES
Create a 9cm x 15cm top-fold blank and cover with a smaller piece of pink dotty paper. Die cut nine stars from kraft card then add a small piece of pink card to the back of each. Arrange in a square at the top of a 6cm x 9cm white panel, then stick down with 3D foam pads. Add a sentiment underneath, and a pink bow.
Use an 11.5cm circle die to create a blank then cover in pudding paper. Die cut another disc from white card. Trim half away, leaving a wavy line. Attach this piece to the top of the blank. Die cut â€˜Christmas wishesâ€™ from brown card then stick to the white section. Cut two holly leaves from green card and punch small circles from pink card. Stick to the top of the pudding, embellishing each berry with a gem.
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STENCILS Sarah Jackman Read crafts beautiful greetings in a matter of minutes
TRY WET STENCILLING TODAY
COST-EFFECTIVE It's so satisfying to find a crafty
technique that is not only quick to do, but extremely effective too. This wet stencil cardmaking method is ideal for the festive period when we have a lot more greetings to make than usual. It’s also very economical as you only need a few products to create amazing effects.
INK IT To try this technique you'll need sturdy, good quality card, a plastic stencil and ink pads. Ranger Distress ink pads are great to use as they blend seamlessly and come in a wide range of wonderful colours. If you don't have them in your stash, most water-based ink pads will work well.
KEEP IT SIMPLE I've kept my festive designs simple and
added only minimal embellishments, but you can add as many layers, gems and sparkles as you like! This technique works well with a patterned stencil which can be used as a background, then stamp a sentiment on top. The most important thing is to experiment and, of course, have fun!
~ TOP TIP ~ APPLY THE INK WITH SMALL SPONGES TO MAINTAIN CONTROL WHEN BLENDING
HOW TO DO WET STENCIL INKING
Stamp stars onto a 10cm x 15cm piece of white card, sprinkle with white embossing powder and melt with a heat tool
YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (p92) Leonie Pujol Mask and Stencil sets: Home, Joy Christmas stickers docrafts Jingle bells: white Ink pads: blue, pink, red, green, orange Embossing powder: white, clear Star stamp Water spritzer Mirri card: gold
PEACE, LOVE AND JOY
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Following the steps on the right, create an inked panel with a 'Joy' stencil. Layer onto a 10.5cm x 15.5cm piece of gold mirri card. Add 'Peace, Love &' gold stickers to the top left corner and add purple and gold gems. Matt the panel onto an 11cm x 16cm piece of textured blue card. Tie twine in a bow around the bottom of the layers and thread it through a white bell. Attach to the corner. Attach all of the layers to an 11.5cm x 16.5cm blank.
"I LOVE THESE CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AS THEY'RE VERY DIFFERENT TO THE USUAL FESTIVE MOTIFS" JESSICA ELKIN, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
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.Follow step 1 of the Peace, Love and Joy greeting, using a 'Home' stencil. Add an 'At Christmas time' gold sticker underneath the stencilled sentiment and glue coloured gems to the panel. Repeat step 3 of the Peace, Love and Joy greeting. Mount your panel onto an 11.5cm x 16.5cm blank.
SHOP ˚ STOP LEONIE PUJOL MASK AND STENCIL SETS, £5.99, 01708 344146, THATSCRAFTY.CO.UK CHRISTMAS TRADITIONAL GOLD STICKERS, £1, 0330 026 1400, HOBBYCRAFT.CO.UK JINGLE BELLS, £1, 01202 811000, DOCRAFTS.COM
Use an ink pad and a sponge to blend ink in a circular motion on the corners of the card
SHOP Apply other inks across ˚ STOP
the card, blending each colourPOLYSHRINK as you go
TRANSLUCENT SHRINK PLASTIC, £5.40 FOR EIGHT TRANSLUCENT OR CLEAR SHEETS, THECRAFTBARN.CO.UK
Spritz water on the back of a stencil, lay it on the card and remove after a few seconds. Leave to dry 43
& icy Sizzix dies from Hochanda make this modern card a breeze
YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (see p92) Sizzix Big Shot machine Sizzix Thinlits My Life Handmade Christmas die set Paula Pascual Christmas Messages stamps Pattern wheel
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Stamp a swirl in grey ink onto an 8cm x 10cm white card rectangle. Embellish with two strips of washi tape. Add faux stitched details using a pattern wheel. Die cut silver and blue snowflakes, a silver loopy strip and a white glitter card star. Trim the blue snowflake in half and attach one part to the top of the white rectangle. Mount the silver snowflake and loopy strip as shown, before adding the star using 3D foam pads. Stamp a ‘Season’s greetings’ sentiment onto white card and trim to size before mounting onto the panel with 3D foam pads. Attach a gem to the centre of each snowflake then fix the assembled rectangle onto a 10.5cm x 14cm blue blank.
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Published on Oct 17, 2016
Published on Oct 17, 2016
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