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FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BECOME THE 2014 CARD MAKER OF THE YEAR

PaperCrafter Issue 70

EXPERT KNOW-HOW

PAPERCRAFTER ISSUE 70

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FOR MAKERS WHO LOVE PAPER

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AMAZING PROJECTS

TWO MINI KRAFT ALB UMS IN S ID ! D E SCORING BOAR HANDMADE TIPS & INSPIRATION

WREATH STEP-BY-STEP

BE A MASTER CRAFTER • Whip up an exotic paper-clad safari • Fashion an Easter mobile • Take your own watercolour challenge

SPECIAL SPRING MAKES

JUST FOR YOU! • Hot products and trends • Brilliant prizes • Craft Award winners revealed

CREATE FUN QUICK & EASY GRTINGS TONIGHT

cate raia blms

SEASONAL SHAPES F O R M A K E R S W H O L O V E PA P E R

USE YOUR BONUS BOARD!

l CARD MAKING l DECOUPAGE l SCULPTING + LOADS MORE


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MEET THE TEAM

EDITOR Ella Johnston

DEPUTY EDITOR Elaine Bennett

ED. ASSISTANT Jennifer Ward

EDITORIAL EDITOR Ella Johnston (01206) 505994 ella.johnston@aceville.co.uk DEPUTY EDITOR Elaine Bennett (01206) 505494 elaine.bennett@aceville.co.uk EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Jennifer Ward (01206) 505978 jennifer.ward@aceville.co.uk GROUP EDITOR Lynn Martin lynn.martin@aceville.co.uk ART DIRECTOR Ami Williams DESIGNERS Ami Williams, Sarah Mayes, James Tuthill PAPERCRAFTER KIT DESIGNER Rosie Simons

ADVERTISING GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER Martin Lack (01206) 505940 martin.lack@aceville.co.uk ONLINE ADVERTISING Martin Lack martin.lack@aceville.co.uk ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Rebecca Reynolds (01206) 505942 rebecca.reynolds@aceville.co.uk

INSIDE THIS IUE

PHOTOGRAPHY CliQQ (01206) 855477, cliqq.co.uk

PUBLISHING PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Helen Tudor

CIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTIONS SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES 0844 815 0031 papercrafter@servicehelpline.co.uk OVERSEAS SUBSCRIPTIONS 44(0)1795 414666 PROMOTIONS MANAGER Andrea Dickson andrea.dickson@aceville.co.uk

ACCOUNTS Mandy Parker (01206) 505906

NEWSTRADE SALES Marketforce Sales 020 3148 3300 Published by Aceville Publications Ltd. 21/23 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY SAFETY NOTICE: This kit is not a toy. Due to small parts and plastic bag, PaperCrafter is not suitable for young children. Adult supervision is required when using scissors. Š ACEVILLE PUBLICATIONS (2001) LTD. No part of this publication may be reproduced for public display or commercial usage without the prior written permission of the copyright owner

Kit creations 11 PAPERCRAFTER SHOWCASE Transform your PaperCrafter kit with some inspiration from Corinne Bradd

48 DECOUPAGE EGGS Your patterned tissue papers are perfect for crafting an Easter treat

FANCY FOLDS

19 BLOSSOMING BEAUTIES 40 CONCERTINA CARD Charge up your flower-power and try these two budding makes

20 SMILES FOR SPRING

You'll love embellishing your kraft card into a fashionable album for a friend

47 EASTER BASKET

Give your stash a fresh burst of colour by applying sunny pop-out motifs

Construct a simple container that will hold all of your seasonal treats

22 SEASONAL SENSATIONS

51 BOLD IMPACT

Adding a breezy touch to your projects is easy when you make use of the kit's colourful shapes

52 EXPERT ENVELOPING

26 CHEERFUL GREETINGS Impress your loved ones and show off a range of techniques that really display your card making skills

28 CRAFT FOR FUN Enjoy a host of fun, quick and easy projects using your kit

DAINTY DECOUPAGE

Introducing our enveloper maker projects Send your cards in style and by inspired by our top tips for easy embellishing

61 KIND WORDS We show you how to make a friend's day better with a thoughtful keepsake

more great makes 44 LACED PURSES Susan Niner Janes shows us how to shape pretty pouches using raffia strips

36 STYLISH SAFARI

56 MINI SHAKER BASKETS

Use simple sticking to create impressive ornaments for the home

Fold cute favour baskets that you can create time and again in your fave papers

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techniques to try 30 CRAFTER’S GUIDE TO PAPER CUTTING Learn about the Gyro-cut, a helpful handheld tool that can slice a range of materials for your makes

66 SHOP TALK Crafty business guru Nigel Coleman speaks about the wealth of possibilities with Decopatch

your PaperCrafter

32 CRAFT SCHOOL

8 HAVE YOUR SAY

Celebrate sunny days by the beach and dress your doors with a pinwheel wreath

Hear the latest from the PaperCrafter community and see the winner of our online Craft Challenge

45 ASK THE EXPERTS Our experts answer your questions on using offcuts, multi-purpose tools and Easter projects for the kids

chosen for you 6 TRENDS AND TREATS Be inspired this month by the latest crafty products and paper projects of the mo

25 CRAFT AWARDS

58 COMING NEXT ISSUE Crafters won't be able to resist the bumper card-making kit in our next issue. Don't miss it!

60 GIVEAWAYS We've got £500+ worth of prizes up for grabs this month

be inspired

We announce the lucky winners of our annual Craft Awards

34 IS PINTEREST BAD FOR YOU?

31 OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Dep ed Elaine takes a closer look at the popular image-sharing site

Unleash your wilder side with a selection of animal-inspired pieces

38 CRAFT NOTES Herald the darling buds of spring and enjoy our pick of flower-themed crafts for you this season

COMING NEXT IUE…

Our next issue sees our ultimate card-making kit and the launch of our Card Maker of the Year competition, with 190+ elements for you to get creative with. On top of your Studio Selection Paper Book, your kit will also include: • Pricking template and bonus folding tool • Alphabet stickers and glittery butterflies • Coloured card, metallic papers and quilling strips • And so much more!

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42 WAYS WITH WATERCOLOUR Give your makes a creative new identity with an exclusive art lesson in watercolour painting 5 PA P E R C R A F T E R

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Fancy being our designer for the day? If you'd like to see your paper project printed in the mag, cut out and fill in the form below to be entered into our random draw. If picked, you'll not only receive a future PaperCrafter kit before everyone else but will have a photo of your make and the instructions published in the mag. Send the form to Your Paper Project, PaperCrafter, 1 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY or email your name and contact details to jennifer.ward@aceville.co.uk. Good luck! Name:............................................................

YOUR PAPER PROJECT This month our designer for the day Victoria Norris sent us three fantastic cards that you can try for yourself. Victoria is very excited to see her design in print! Go online and visit papercraftermagazine.co.uk to get the instructions for Victoria's other delightful makes. ➊ Cut a pink card blank to a 11.5cm square. Cover the front with an 11cm square of green floral paper. ➋ Hand cut a 9cm scallopedged circle from the middle of the blank. ➌ Cover the inside of the blank with an 11cm square of blue polka dot paper. Cut out the cloud shape and stick to the back of the card, checking its position through the aperture.

Add the bunny using foam pads. Cut a quarter of the scallop circle and position to the left. ➍ Cut out the pink scallop border, 'Sweet springtime' sentiment and chevrons. Affix to the card as shown and knot a length of pink twine around the base. Add two eggs to the bottom right using foam pads. ➎ Take the offcut of pink card from the blank at the beginning and cut

along the score line so it measures 5.5cm x 11cm. Score at 2.75cm and fold in half, then score and valley fold at 0.5cm and 5cm. ➏ Position half a scallop circle, large bird and two chicks at the bottom of the card as shown and add to the first part of the mountain fold. Add glue along the two 0.5cm scored areas and stick to the inside to create a 3D effect.

VICTORIA’S FAVE KIT BITS I lod e ss d wdg — s 's nice  make a cd 'just cause'. T‫ ה‬twe d raia e lo  wk wh o!

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Why not join PaperCrafter's monthly #CraftChallenge over on our Facebook page? We can't get enough of your makes and love seeing what you've whipped up in your crafty sessions. To enter, post on our Facebook wall with your paper project, using any of our PaperCrafter kits or Studio Selection designer papers — and bits from your stash of course!

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TIFFANY HEGGS MORROW I've just started crafting so right now I'm still making what I think is pretty.

FACEBOOK FUN STEPH MORLEY ; FROM TELFORD I upcycled these ornam ental letters, which I fou nd in a local charity shop with the lovely papers from issue 68. It's amazi ng what you can do with papers and a bit of glue. Thanks guys!

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Head to papercraftermagazine.co.uk and try for these fab bonus projects from our designer for the day.

THE BEST SNAPS FROM OUR FOLLOWERS A N D B E H I N D T H E S C E N E S AT PA P E R C R A F T E R

Here's some blooming lovely makes shared with us by reader Clare Tanner. Absolutely quill-tastic!

This year is all about getting creative, and what better way to feel inspired than getting involved in our crafty community? It's a great chance for you to tell us what you've enjoyed and sneak a peek at what everybody else has been making, of course. Our team is always excited to see what you've made! Join us at facebook.com/papercraftermag to share your latest paper projects or just to say hello. This month, we loved Karen Hird's sequinned heart and Jane Backen's cheery quilled frog.

Visit papercraftermagazine.co.uk to view Barbara’s step-by-step for her spring paper basket.

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BLOSSOMING BEAUTIES ............................................................... CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH FUN ............................................................... FLORAL-THEMED GREETINGS ....................................................

YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter Kit ❂ Gems, clear ❂ Card, white ❂ Adhesives

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ffective looks don't have to be complicated, in fact sometimes it's best using simple techniques to make a good impression. Here, Colette Smith shows you how to do just that with this blooming fab duo. Simply cut and layer simple shapes to complement your kit elements for show-stopping flower power salutations.

ROUGHLY CU ING OUT THE CIRCLES GIVES A MORE QUIRKY, NATURAL LK TO THE FLOWERS

FOR YOU ➊ Make the flower by hand cutting three basic leaf shapes from green patterned paper and three circles in different sizes; one from green floral paper and two from the pink blank. Layer each circle and attach the leaves. ➋ Trim the top and bottom of the floral circle blank so it measures 14.5cm in height. Stick the ‘For You’ sentiment to the flower and adhere to the lower right corner. Embellish with gems.

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HAPPY SPRING ➊ Trim the top section off the floral/peach card to make a 11cm square top fold blank. Mount the sentiment onto a piece of peach card and fix to the upper left of the blank. ➋ Cover a wooden flower with white card and trim. Matt a peach flower onto green patterned paper and stick to the centre of the flower. Attach the flower and three leaf shapes cut from peach card to the lower right corner of the blank. Finish by embellishing with gems.


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Jungle-inspired finger puppets will keep the children entertained over the hols. Printable Finger Puppets, £1.84, etsy.com/uk/shop/pukaca Kids will go wild for a herd of smiling safari pencils. Pencil Safari, £8.39, binxie.com

Use your decoupage papers to make a unique ornament for the home. Paper Mache Small Giraffe, £5.50, 0845 463 4100, craftycrocodiles.co.uk

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Instil a fun tribal vibe with a set of animal print tissue paper. Safari Animal Print Paper, pack of 24, £5.99, 01793 327022, kidzcraft.co.uk

This fun collection is sure to create some roaring makes. Echo Park Day At The Zoo Kit, £6.95, craftie-charlie.co.uk

WE'RE WILD FOR SAFARI CREATURES AND ANIMAL PRINT. TRIP TO THE ZOO ANYONE?

Wrap gifts with adorable shapes and a splash of colour. Elly Wrapping Paper, £1.50, 01903 766777, tobytiger.co.uk

Send a card that will stand out loud and proud! Lion Pop Out Card, £3.50, 0845 548 5440, thekidwho.eu

These animal shapes will come in handy for both littl'uns and grown ups. 7" x 10" Safari Stencils, £1.19, craftsupercenter.net

Transform walls from bland to bright with a set of delightful stickers. Safari Animals Wall Sticker Set, £24, spincollective.co.uk

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YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter kit ❂ PaperCrafter Studio Selection Paper Book ❂ Gems, clear, white ❂ Card, white ❂ Adhesives

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➊ Trim the pink blank to a 11cm square. With the fold at the top, attach an 8cm square of patterned paper centrally in line with the fold. Stick a length of scallop border from the lower right corner of the paper panel to the left edge of the blank. ➋ Cut out the large yellow chick, the half hatched egg and clover

leaves. Assemble the pieces so that the chick is sitting in the egg with the large clover behind and the two small clovers in the front. Attach this to the bottom left of the blank. ➌ Trim the ‘Easter wishes’ panel from the patterned squares paper. Matt this onto pink card to give a 2mm border and snip it to leave the right hand edge without one. Adhere to the top right edge of the card and add a few gems. 22

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C UTE EASTER EGG ➊ Slice off the last two panels on a kraft album to make a folded blank with a scallop edge. Cover the inside of the blank with white card. Use zigzag tissue paper to cover a 6cm x 7cm section of white card and secure to the top of the blank, leaving a 0.3cm border. Wrap and tie pink raffia around the blank, covering the lower edge of the zigzag panel. ➋ Cut out the floral egg, mount onto pink card and stick above the raffia. Close the blank and fix gems to the centre of each scallop hole so the gems will be on the inside of the blank. Embellish the egg with a pink raffia bow and gems.


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THE BACKBOARD MOTIFS IN YOUR KIT ARE BRIGHT AND VERSATILE TO SUIT A RANGE OF CARD THEMES AND OCCASIONS Y E L LOW F LOW E R ➊ Slice off the last two panels on a kraft album to make a folded blank. With the crease at the top, cover the upper edge of the blank with patterned paper followed by a strip of yellow paper as shown. ➋ Snip the green backboard scallop border and adhere along the top of the yellow strip. Cut out the large yellow flower and fix to the patterned panel. Wrap and tie yellow raffia around the blank above the scallops. Add a white gem to the flower centre.

BU N N Y A N D BIRDIE ➊ Create a 7.5cm x 15cm white blank. Snip out sections along one edge of a 6cm x 7.5cm panel of green patterned paper to make the grass. Stick to the bottom of the blank along with a 7cm length of green scallop border. ➋ Cut out the bunny, a small bird and three flowers. Attach the bunny to the left of the blank, tucking his feet behind the grass. Add the bird to the bunny’s paw and the flowers to the lower right. ➌ Draw a a simple cloud shape from green patterned paper and cut out. Adhere to the top right corner. Embellish the flower centres, scallop border and sky with gems. 23 PA P E R C R A F T E R


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...................................................................................................... RELAX AND UNWIND WITH THESE FOUR SPARKLING IDEAS ......................................................................................................

YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter kit ❂ PaperCrafter Studio Selection Paper Book ❂ Sewing machine or needle and thread ❂ Pink thread ❂ Ink pad, blue ❂ Quilling tool ❂ Die cutting machine or circle punch, 5cm, 6.5cm

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lizabeth Moad's cute creations were made with just one thing in mind – fun! Pour yourself a nice brew and enjoy crafting spiral roses, stepper cards and an aperture design, then pop your finished greetings in your card drawer for that next special occasion.

BEAUT IFUL ST E PPE R ➊ Open out a patterned blank and cut a central 13cm slot 5cm in from one long edge. Score the smaller area above the slot at 5cm and 7cm from each edge. Fold into a concertina to make a stepper card. ➋ Cut a basket shape from blue card using the wooden motif as a template. Attach eggs to the reverse and a strip of floral patterned paper to the front. ➌ Tie a length of pink raffia to the handle. Glue the basket ensemble to the bottom left. Attach a chick motif to the top as shown. Fix a 'Life is beautiful' sentiment and flower to the floral section.

PAPER ROSES ➊ Trim a blue blank to 10cm x 11.5cm. Fix a slightly smaller panel of blue patterned paper to this. Using a sewing machine and pink thread, stitch a zig-gag line all the way around. ➋ Tie a bow of pink raffia around the spine. Cut a 5cm circle from blue card and attach a sentiment to this. ➌ From blue patterned paper cut one 5cm and two 6.5cm circles. Use scissors to cut each circle into a spiral, fringing the outer narrow end. See our post at papercraftermagazine.co.uk for stepby-step instructions. ➍ Lightly colour the edges of the spiralled papers with a blue ink pad. With a quilling tool, coil the spiral, starting at the fringed edge. Glue to secure. Cut three leaves from blue paper and glue the flowers and leaves as shown.

S HOPPING LIST .............................. Marianne Creatables English Rose Die, £9.99, 01252 377677, art-of-craft.co.uk

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the aperture as shown. Cut a 'Happy spring' sentiment into a banner shape and stick this to a slightly larger piece of green patterned paper. Fix this wording to the top left of the card.

➊ Cut a 6cm circular aperture from the centre of a patterned blank. Cover the inside back panel of card with green floral patterned paper. ➋ Trim around one rabbit and two chick motifs. Set one chick aside and glue the other two creatures to

➌ Punch out a 2.5cm circle of green patterned paper. Glue the remaining chick shape to this. Fix the circle to bottom right. Tie a purple raffia bow around the spine.

SWEET SP RIN GTIME ➊ Lay a pink blank flat on a cutting mat, with the fold horizontal. Cut one 11cm slot 6cm up from the bottom and 3.5cm in from the left edge. Repeat on the right side. ➋ Score across the card 6cm up from the bottom. Fold the card to create two 'steps'. Attach green patterned paper to the front section and two back steps. ➌ Cut out three large and two small flowers as well as two leaf sprigs and glue to the card as shown. ➍ Thread a 'Sweet springtime' sentiment with pink raffia ribbon. Fix it to the front of the card. Punch out four tiny flowers and glue to the card as shown.

"IF YOU FIND MAKING THE SPIRAL ROSES A LILE FIDDLY, THERE IS A SPECIAL DIE YOU CAN USE – FIND THE DETAILS IN THE SHOPPING PANEL!" ELIZABETH MOAD, PAPERCRAFTER DESIGNER

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ENJOY AND EXPLORE Our spring-themed kit has all you need to create great greetings, Easter cards and decorations, as well as a whole host of lovely looking gifts and keepsakes. We show you how to transform your bumper pack into terrific treats by following our easy projects. Our goodies include adorable designs from top illustrator Rosie Simons and lots of crafty treasures, such as two sets of decoupage papers and mini albums, plus your own envelope maker.

G R E AT I D E A S As well as all these treats, you can also find out the latest crafty news and take a look at our round-up of pretty paper crafting products for you to play with. There's plenty of useful insider crafty tips and advice too with Jennifer bringing you a fantastic masterclass on the art of watercolour. And Elaine reveals the styling secrets of those supposedly perfect Pinterest pinners. It really is too good to miss!

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