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CLUB PAPERCRAFTER DESIGNER FOR THE DAY
90 COMING NEXT MONTH 92 PAPERCRAFTER BASKET
14 THREE-STEP CARD Elizabeth Moad crafts a cute robin greeting to ring in the festive season 31 CARD GALLERY Vicky Sheridan takes inspiration from the past with eight elegant floral cards 38 7 TRADITIONAL CARDS Craft our Christmas classics from your stash 41 POP-UP PERFECTION Impress your loved ones with Keren Baker's 3D greetings
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LITTLE BOXES OF FUN Sue Hughes uses Trimcraft First Edition dies to whip up adorable 3D cards 26 METALLIC MARVEL Create an eclectic look by punching shapes from an aluminium can 4
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Prepare for Christmas crafting with our five-piece star and tag die set!
66 HELLO DEER Corinne Bradd experiments with patterned paper to spruce up a wooden stag decoration 76 STASH BUSTERS! Add sparkle to your Christmas greetings with these starry makes
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ASK THE EXPERTS Get helpful craft tips from industry insiders 68 QUILL YOUR CHRISTMAS Make festive treats with Elizabeth Moad's masterclass 71 TRIED & TESTED: BROTHER SCAN 'N' CUT We get the lowdown on the new CM900 model 74 SUPER SPINNERS Give your Christmas makes the wow factor with spinner cards 82 STEP-BY-STEP Corinne Bradd shows you how to create a beautiful sliceform heart
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7 TRENDS AND TREATS 58 FIRST LOOK: HUNKYDORY WHITE CHRISTMAS STYLISH SILHOUETTES 84 FAVOURITE THINGS 89 WISH LIST
64 WORLD'S CRAFTIEST RECORDS We see how far papercrafters are willing to go to become the best 80 BRING UP A GOOD PAPERCRAFTER Why it's important to swap cartoons for crafting 98 THE LAST WORD We caught up with Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring papercraftermagazine.co.uk
23rd SEPTEMBER 2016
CREATE YOUR OWN WHITE CHRISTMAS
Start the Christmas shopping spree early with an exclusive 20% off at Hunkydory Crafts! We'll be spending ours on this charming Joy of Christmas Designer Deco-Large Collection, that features stunning Santa Claus, snowy scenery and snowmen motifs for your 3D cards. Just type 'PAPERCRAFTER20' at the online checkout to redeem your discount on any goodies you fancy* before 23rd September. Why not take the chance to pick up a few bits and bobs for your entry to our Christmas Cardmaker of the Year competition? £24.99, 01772 272577, hunkydorycrafts.co.uk
Treats Our round-up of juicy craft news and inspiration
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LOVE FROM BEATRIX
You'll love the new greetings from Spineless Classics, the brand that specialises in artwork featuring the complete texts from classic novels. Celebrate Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday with an adorable greeting. Our favourite is this one, which tells the tale of Squirrel Nutkin! For more info, go to spinelessclassics.com
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY SINCERELY YOURS PAPERCRAFT SHOWS
Don't forget to catch the next Sincerely Yours shows at Thetford on 4th September and Newark on 9th October. For more info, call 01684 561061 or visit sincerelyyours-shows.info
Featuring little dinosaurs with cake, balloons and party hats, Birthday Dinos is a new set of handillustrated papers from Sticker Kitten, AKA designer Sarah Douglas. At 15cm square, each of the ten designs are perfectly sized for matting straight onto standard card blanks, or you can cut the adorable motifs from the 160gsm papers for sturdy toppers. £6 for 30 sheets, stickerkitten.co.uk
GREAT BRITISH CRAFT FESTIVAL
STONELEIGH PARK, WARWICKSHIRE 1ST - 2ND OCTOBER After the brilliant success of GBCF North in June, GBCF Midlands is set to be a whopper of a crafting weekend. Enjoy four 90-minute workshops and a complementary lunch on Friday, a £50 goodie bag and entry to the show for the whole weekend. For both workshop and regular tickets, ring 01772 272577 or visit greatbritishcraft.co.uk
This year's Etsy Awards saw paper artisan Mairita Jonikane reach the final round with her storage bag brand WarmGreyCompany. Crafted from washable paper made out of natural cellulose fibre, these eco-friendly bags have 'luxe' written all over them. Congrats, Mairita – this pop of colour will certainly brighten our stash during the colder months! warmgreycompany.etsy.com papercraftermagazine.co.uk
WIN ALL OF THIS!
Our Christmas Cardmaker of the Year competition is still open until the 14th September, so there's still time to send us your entry! If you're crowned the winner by judges Stephanie Weightman and Sharon Little, you'll receive £500 of prizes from Tattered Lace, the competition's sponsor, plus a Sizzix Big Shot Express machine worth nearly £170! Five runners up will also receive a £115 goody bag. To download the entry form and for more details, search 'Cardmaker' at papercraftermagazine.co.uk
This month, there's a new slider die in the Whimsy Shapeology Die Collection. The Slip 'n Slide, designed by Nina-Marie Trapani, contains four different dies, including a 12cm wave and a 7.5cm circle. Use them to create fun, interactive slider cards. Compatible with the Sizzix Big Shot, Crafter's Companion Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Wizard die-cutting machines, they're a steal at approximately £14, whimsystamps.com
INDIGO FOR ALL
Bag yourself some goodies at SIVE Indigo Blu, one of our favourite EXCLU OFFER stamp suppliers. There's 20% off for PaperCrafter readers, which means you can create this 'Celebrate' mini canvas for less! It's easily created with the Indigo Blu Big Holly clear stamps, £8.99 – just enter the code 'PC20' at the checkout before 23rd September 2016 to make it yours. 01777 701980, indigoblu.com 8
This holiday season, Manor House Hotel is offering a brilliant deal for you and your crafty family and friends. There'll be exciting extras on offer, such as free mince pies, complimentary pre-dinner cocktails on selected days, free group photographs and a handy 10% discount on beauty treatments. It's the ideal way to wind down after all the Christmas cardmaking. Four-night midweek stays from £197pp, for more info go to manorhousehotel.co.uk
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Christmas dies Use your nesting die set to create vibrant festive cards and tags
Now that you have an amazing collection of star and gift tag dies in your hands, there's no better time to get started on your Christmas projects! These bold designs by Colette Smith couldn't be any easier to create and the bright colours make a change to traditional festive cards. Not only do we show you how to make wonderful greetings, but there is also an array of gift boxes, a wall plaque and gorgeous decorations for your tree.
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YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (see p92) Free Tool Buddies Christmas Nesting Die Set Punches: corner rounder, hole Dies: circle, heart, label Sentiment stamps Acetate Invisible cord Florist's wire Gift box Ink pad: black
Cover a 10.5cm x 15cm blank with blue card then layer with a smaller piece of white patterned paper. Die cut several stars in co-ordinating papers and fix to the centre. Stamp a sentiment onto white card, round off the corners and fix to the centre. Finish with coloured pearls.
Die cut three large tags in co-ordinating papers, then cut a small star from each. Place them in a line to make one long tag. Attach to white card and carefully cut out, leaving a 0.5cm border. Punch a hole through the top, thread with ribbon and add a bow.
Die cut three different sized stars in green, pink and white card. Layer with foam tape. Attach to a piece of blue card and carefully trim, leaving a wide border. Place onto white card and cut again, leaving a narrower border. Add a gem to the small star.
Stick four pieces of card together and top with a textured blue piece to form a stiff board. Trim to 13cm x 18cm. Stamp a sentiment in the lower left corner. Die cut several stars in turquoise, lime, white and pink card, with stars cut out of the centre of three. Stick to the board and decorate with gems. Add a loop of white ribbon to the back for the hanger.
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Die cut three small tags and stars in brown, blue and light pink card. Fix the tags onto a 4.5cm x 6.5cm piece of white card with the corners rounded.
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Matt the white panel onto a 5cm x 7cm rectangle of pale blue card, then onto a 5.5cm x 7.5cm piece of brown. Top each tag with a star and finish with lettering to spell ‘Joy’.
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~ TOP TIP ~ LAYERED DESIGNS ARE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO USE UP ANY LITTLE SCRAPS OF PAPER
Cover a 12.5cm square blank with a smaller piece of patterned paper. Cut an 8cm x 10cm co-ordinating piece of paper and fix to the left edge.
Wrap and tie twine around the blank and add a bow to the left. Add a sentiment to the bottom of a piece of 5cm x 7cm white card. Add a small die-cut tag to the top right and decorate with gems.
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Round off the bottom right corner of a 12cm square blank. Add a 5cm wide piece of patterned paper across the card, 2.5cm from the bottom.
Die cut three large tags and several stars in co-ordinating papers. Cut a small star from each tag and fill with a white star. Arrange the tags to the right and place the stars around them. Stamp a sentiment above the paper strip and add gems to decorate.
Cover the top of a 10.5cm x 15cm blank with 7.5cm blue patterned paper. Die cut seven small tags, with a star shape taken from each. Attach the tags to the top of the blank to form bunting. Fill in with white stars. Stamp a 'Christmas wishes' sentiment in the lower right corner. Tie ribbon around to cover the edge of the paper. Thread twine though the holes of the tags and finish with a gem in each star aperture.
YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (see p92) Fiskars Power Punch: 1.5â€? flower Aluminium drink can Embossing folder: floral Gilding wax: bronze Metallic brads Tin snips Cotton cloth
Create a vintage look by punching shapes from an aluminium can
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Wash out a drink can then use tin snips to cut off the top and bottom and a slit down the side. Flatten the sheet. Punch several flowers from the metal sheet, then use an embossing folder to add a pretty design. With half of the flowers print side upwards and the others with the plain silver side up, apply gilding wax to the surface with your fingertip. Work the colour into the embossed surface before buffing away the excess with a soft cotton cloth. Bend the petals up and layer two blooms together. Pierce the centre of the layers with sharp scissors and join with a metallic brad. Cover a 10.5cm x 16cm white blank with floral paper. Matt a different print onto a 6.5cm x 12cm rectangle of green card, leaving a 2mm border. Colour the edges of the panel with gilding wax and wrap the top and bottom with gold twine before fixing to the centre of the card with 3D foam pads. Write a sentiment with a metallic pen. Place this left of the centre on the card and arrange the flowers around it, fixing them in place with 3D foam pads.
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christmas decs Elizabeth Moad gets in the festive filigree mood with intricate makes
Quilling is a must-try technique at Christmas. The lovely swirls and coils really give a handmade card or decoration a special touch. That's not to mention the satisfaction that comes with creating a bespoke design, especially when it feels like the shops only seem to sell generic decorations year on year.
You only need three items to give the technique a go; a quilling tool, strips of coloured paper and glue. Some quillers roll the coils with their fingers, however I always teach quilling with a tool as it makes the process much quicker and easier. The speed that it can give you means you can make plenty more coils than you would otherwise.
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My three designs have a light, open feel to them that show off the elegance of paper filigree. It's easy for beginners to understand, too - the 's' shaped scrolls are simply strips of paper coiled at each end in different directions, and when grouped together, will always make your creations stand out. 68
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YOU WILL NEED: Craft essentials (see p92) 3mm quilling papers: light green, dark green, red, pink, orange 2mm quilling papers: black, brown Peel-off stickers: silver star, Happy Christmas sentiment White frame: 13cm x 18cm Foam board Graph paper Pins
Wrap a length of light green quilling paper around a circular object 7cm in diameter. Stick the ends together and wrap two more lengths on top of the first to strengthen it. Pin the green band of paper onto your foam board work surface. Take a 20cm length of pink quilling paper and using the quilling tool, make a loose closed circular coil 1.2cm in diameter. Make five more coils the same size and glue in a row inside the green ring. Using a 20cm length of red quilling paper, coil each end into an open 's' scroll shape.
Cut a 9.5cm x 13.5cm rectangle from light green card for the background. Make the first 's' scroll by taking a 10cm length of light green quilling paper and 10cm from dark green. Hold them together and coil one end into a spiral. Take two 20cm lengths, one light green and one dark, and quill the length completely to create a closed coil. Pinch into a long teardrop shape and glue at the top of the green card panel in the centre, along with the first coil. Repeat to make more 's' scrolls and closed coils, glueing them to the base one by one to form a tree. With 7cm lengths of red, make tight circular coils for berries. Tuck in between the teardrop shapes. Add a silver star peel-off sticker to the top of the tree, then mount the card onto foam board and red card the same size as the white frame. Clip into the frame and display.
Start by glueing some coils to the inside of the green ring, gradually filling the inner space as you go. Make the top of the bauble by glueing two strips of green quilling paper end to end and making a closed coil. Pinch one side to create two corners and fix the straight edge created to the top of the circle. Take a length of pink and wrap around your finger, securing it through one of the outer coil layers. Add a mini gemstone to each pink spiral to finish.
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HOW TO QUILL A PAPER BAUBLE
1 Wrap a light green length of quilling paper around a rammekin, then stick the end to itself
USE A CYLINDRICAL OBJECT SUCH AS A GLASS TUMBLER AS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU MAKE A PERFECT OUTER RING
2 Pin the green circle to foam board covered with graph paper. Begin placing circular pink coils inside
3 Quill open scrolls from red paper, then arrange and secure to the inside of the green circle
â€œMAKE THE SECOND BAUBLE IN THE SAME WAY BUT CONSTRUCT THE OUTER RING IN PINK, WITH GREEN 'S' SCROLLS AND RED CENTRAL COILSâ€? ELIZABETH MOAD, DESIGNER papercraftermagazine.co.uk
4 Quill a green circle and pinch the ends. Roll pink paper in a loop around your finger and stick all the elements to the circle
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