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PA C K E D W I T H P R O J E C T S , I N S P I R AT I O N S A N D A M A Z I N G H O W - T O S
PaperCrafter Issue 67
ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
PAPERCRAFTER ISSUE 67
FOR MAKERS WHO LOVE PAPER
GET CREATIVE TONIGHT!
+ 1 50 paps si!
CARDMAKING TIPS, TRICKS & IDEAS
WE SHOW YOU HOW
• Craft a creative album • Have fun with iris-folding • Perfect paper-cutting
make a bird hse CUT OUT AND CRAFT
F O R M A K E R S W H O L O V E PA P E R
WHIP-UP STUNNING GRTINGS TONIGHT plus! • Fashion fab ﬂowers • Our favourite papers • Top prizes galore! • Stylish storage – sorted
USE YOUR BOOK PACK
● CARD MAKING ● BOOK BINDING ● DECOUPAGE ● PAPER-CUTTING
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MEET THE TEAM
EDITOR Ella Johnston
DEPUTY EDITOR Elaine Bennett
ED. ASSISTANT Jennifer Ward
EDITORIAL EDITOR Ella Johnston (01206) 505994 firstname.lastname@example.org DEPUTY EDITOR Elaine Bennett (01206) 505494 email@example.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Jennifer Ward (01206) 505978 firstname.lastname@example.org GROUP EDITOR Lynn Martin email@example.com ART DIRECTOR Vicky Taylor DESIGNERS Vicky Taylor, Ami Williams, Sarah Mayes PAPERCRAFTER KIT DESIGNER Jennifer Ellory
ADVERTISING GROUP ADVERTISING MANAGER Martin Lack (01206) 505940 firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE ADVERTISING Martin Lack email@example.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Rebecca Reynolds (01206) 505942 firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOGRAPHY CliQQ (01206) 855477, cliqq.co.uk
INSIDE THIS IUE Kit creations 11 PAPERCRAFTER SHOWCASE
paper perfection 26 BO BUNNY SPECIAL
PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Helen Tudor
Our PaperCrafter showcase is certain to bring out your softer side
Use our extra special Studio Selection papers in these gorgeous scrapbooking projects
CIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTIONS
17 DREAMY GREETINGS
30 CUSTOMISED CADDY
Put your freebie aperture cards to good use and try these fab makes
Try your hand at decoupage with Kaisercraft's great storage solution, the ingenious craft caddy
SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES 0844 815 0031 email@example.com OVERSEAS SUBSCRIPTIONS 44(0)1795 414666 PROMOTIONS MANAGER Andrea Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org
18 DAINTY FLORAL DESIGNS
50 FLY-AWAY GARLAND
Colette Smith's pretty ideas are sure to leave you smiling
Whip up Corinne Bradd's whimsical make for your home tonight
20 PRETTY CARDS
54 EYE-CATCHING ARTWORK
Mandy Parker (01206) 505906
Special is made simple with Tracey Daykin-Jones' lovely designs
Elevate your interiors with these oh so clever paper-cutting projects
25 IRIS FOLD GREETINGS
Marketforce Sales 020 3148 3300 Published by Aceville Publications Ltd. 21/23 Phoenix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY
Master this delightful technique and impress your friends
35 ELEGANT SWEETIE BOX Store sweets in a stylish centrepiece for even more party treat fun
36 MULTIFOLD CARD 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. © 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
Add to your card-making skills and try Katie Skilton's innovative design for a fabulously fresh greeting idea
FLOWER POWER 32 EVER-LASTING BLOOMS Create permanent flowers that can even brighten up your wardrobe
47 FLORAL FRAME Give your blossoms a textured look with the help of a paper ribbler
more great makes
42 JAUNTY JOURNALS
60 OWL GIFT BOXES
We’ve got four inspiring book-binding ideas using our fantastic journalling kit
Craft some cute containers to deliver your presents in style
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techniques to try 38 CRAFT SCHOOL Try your hand at the easel card box, the ideal make for storing your precious keepsakes
your PaperCrafter 8 HAVE YOUR SAY
51 ASK THE EXPERTS
See the latest makes and more from our great PaperCrafter community, and don’t miss our designer for the day
Our PaperCrafter gurus talk crafting for kiddies, office DIY and easy Gatsby style
53 COMING NEXT ISSUE
57 CRAFTERS’ GUIDE TO DIGITAL CRAFTING Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion tells us all we need to know about the world of digi-crafting
chosen for you 6 TRENDS AND TREATS Get the latest on what’s new in the pretty world of paper
24 OUR FAVOURITE THINGS You won’t be able to resist the vintage-inspired trend with our pick of charming products
46 CRAFT NOTES Add another dimension to your makes for the new year and see our guide to 3D inspiration
66 SHOP TALK Crafting television superstar Stephanie Weightman tells us about her creative life
We know you won’t be able to resist the dazzling projects we’ve got in store for you next time
COMING NEXT IUE…
Don’t miss the wonderful prizes we’ve arranged for you this month to celebrate the start of 2014
Create stunning makes in red hot colours with our romantic Bollywood-inspired kit designed by Bethan Janine. As well as a Studio Selection paperbook you’ll also get: • Dazzling transfers • Polystyrene heart kit • Chipboard frames ...plus so much more!
ON SALE 10 j 2014
be inspired 28 WHAT I DO ALL DAY We speak to surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor about living the dream
40 PAPER PARLOUR Feast your eyes upon the carefully selected patterns and plush designs we’ve put together for you
58 PICTURE PERFECT Editor Ella Johnston gives us her pick of the best illustrative talent we’ve seen this year
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ND A CARD SENTIMENT? Our handy verses app can be downloaded from verseofthedayapp.com
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OUR ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST CRAFT NEWS AND INSPIRATION
L a age f a lod e wh a pap pige! ltsque.com BIG WOOP If you have a penchant for print or tickle for typography, you're bound to like the fanciful prints from Woop Studios, a creative team comprising of the same graphic designers we know from the Harry Potter franchise. The teams' affection for language and collective nouns shines through their work, which combines colour with the quirks of the English language. Watch out for our exclusive giveaway with them in issue 68! woopstudios.com
TREAT YOURSELF With 2013 coming to a close, we're looking forward to the fresh start that the new year will bring. Get your 2014 off to a crafty beginning with pretty blooms and deep red and purples. The majestic Poppy Meadow card collection from Card Craft Plus just oozes luxury. 01772 272572, cardcraftplus.co.uk
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POWDER DRY Give your crafty projects a rustic look without the powdery mess, and try some handy chalk ink. Great for applying to edges on both light and dark card, you'll love giving your makes this impressive finish. 0844 848 5692, pandurohobby.co.uk
DESIGN DIRECT We're not the only ones with a flavour for florals. Design-led stationery supplier GO Stationery celebrate the botanical trend with its Vintage Rose collection, just part of its Different by Design range. The team also offer a bespoke service so you can create a notebook in your fave pattern. 020 8799 6333, gostationery.net 6 PA P E R C R A F T E R
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Whimsical Whi Tap VENETIAN ROMANCE Now we’re in the mood for soft feminine colours, we can’t resist this breezy look donned by Stampin’ Up! We particularly love these Window Frame dies, perfect for creating a fresh Venetian style that looks wonderful with the pretty pastel colours in our Vintage Rose kit. stampinup.co.uk Paris Umbrella Tape, £8.20, bellandboo.com
Cהck t e unique rge craft suppli availab at maהLLs.com Colourful Bird Washi, £1.59, etsy.com
ORIGAMI OPULENCE We all deserve a little treat, and what better than this whimsical gold necklace? Jewellery-maker Judith Ritchie of A Box For My Treasure is kindly giving away two of these in our special online giveaway. etsy.com/shop/ABoxForMyTreasure
AROUND THE WORLD
Wide Safety Pin Washi, £4.99, washitapes.co.uk
If you're a fan of vintage maps, add a charming ornament into your room with these cute globes. Great to use as a paperweight or simply to fritter away time with a spinning sesh. 01273 202044, poshtottydesigns.com
O U R P I N T E R E S T F AV E S Hearts and Clouds, £3, paperchase.co.uk
For an easy go-to embellishment, whip up some pretty pinwheels. From hearthandmade.co.uk
Paper bouquets are soaring in popularity and are the perfect lasting memento. From mywedding-concierge.com
This paper display makes for a stunning centrepiece. From thenaturalwedding company.co.uk
Follow our pin boards at pinterest.com/papercraftermag
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Embroidery washi tape, £2.75, thefoxandstar.co.uk
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DREAMY GREETINGS ............................................................................................... USE YOUR BEAUTIFUL APERTURE CARDS TO FASHION ............................................................................................ THESE EASY MAKES THAT REALLY SHOW YOU CARE ............................................................................................
YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter kit ❂ Flat-backed pearls, cream
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ur stunningly designed aperture cards and lovely motifs are not only attractive but are also super adaptable to suit a range of occasions. Here Colette Smith allows the kit's beauty to shine while showing you how to whip up two impressive looking cards with the minimum of effort.
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➊ With the fold at the top, cover the inside of the pink frame blank with the green striped paper. Close the blank and attach the ‘For You’ motif to the inside of the card so it sits centrally in the aperture. ➋ Attach the large pink rose chipboard motif to the lower right of the blank and finish with a few pearls as shown.
COLETTE SMITH, PAPERCRAFTER DESIGNER
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FLORA L BOUQ U ET ➊ Trim the floral bouquet blank so it measures 11.5cm x 13.5cm. Cover the inside panel with the ditsy floral paper. ➋ Cut out a lilac scallop circle from the back board, add a cut-out 1.5cm lilac paper circle and purple flatbacked gem. Close the blank, stick the scallop to the inside of the card so it sits in the centre of the aperture. ➌ Attach a cut-out butterfly from the back board and a bow made from spotty ribbon to the front.
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For instant allure, brighten up your makes with botanicals. Garden Washi Tape, £5.25, thefoxandstar.co.uk
Perfect for trimming fine edges, these come in handy for extra precision. Vintage Craft Scissors, £4.95, 020 8746 2473, dotcomgiftshop.com
Create a special environment with these ambient lanterns. Dress Up Dolly Party Lights, £19.95, 020 8746 2573, dotcomgiftshop.com
Fans of orchids have to try the Cattleya flower dies from Sizzix! Sizzix Thinlits Die Set, £11.99, 01444 247644, theglitterpot.co.uk
This working clock kit provides the perfect rainy day activity. Colour-In Cuckoo Clock, £6, 01772 600904, verynicethings.co.uk
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS THIS MONTH WE'VE GOT A FIRM EYE ON THESE VINTAGE-INSPIRED FRIPPERIES
We'll be embellishing our makes with antique-look stickers. Ephemera stickers, £10.95, 07989 573171, hamptonblue.co.uk
Celebrate Britain's baking history with sugary sweet ribbons. Great British Baker Ribbon, £19.99, 01707 257175, oakroomshop.co.uk
A floral flower press is ideal for preserving your favourite blooms. Flower press, £11.99, 0117 230 9336, planetapple.co.uk
Great for decoupage projects, try these pretty retro-style napkins. Vintage napkin collection, £6, 0800 408 0660, dibor.co.uk
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Give your makes the once over with these stylish motifs. Vintage clear stamps, £9.99, 0844 848 5692, pandurohobby.co.uk
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DAINTY FLORAL DESIGNS ................................................................ CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE FOR BLOOMS WITH ................................................................ THESE SWEET AS CANDY MAKES ............................................................
YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter kit ❂ Card stock, white, cream ❂ Ribbon, lilac, yellow ❂ Just a Note stamp ❂ Ink, lilac ❂ Compass ❂ Gems
e think the PaperCrafter kit is absolutely gorgeous this issue, packed with pretty pink hues and fresh lemon shades. Our talented PaperCrafter designer Colette Smith has designed these five gorgeous makes to get your 2014 off to a flying start. Why not send them to your closest friends and wish them all the best for the new year too?
WITH LOVE ➊ Cover the bottom 8cm of a 12cm square blank with large flower paper. Wrap lilac ribbon around the card, covering the join. ➋ Attach the large rose motif and the ‘With love’ sentiment, as shown.
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J U ST A N OT E
➊ Cut out the front of the birdhouse. Make a roof and base from the zigzag-edged striped card. Snip a purple heart, two flower clusters, two birds and a branch from the back board and attach to the birdhouse.
➊ Cover a 10cm square blank with cream card. Die cut a circle from blue striped paper and adhere to the bottom right corner, trimming the excess.
“I WIll BE MAKING THESE AS THEY ARE GREAT FOR SO MANY OCCASIONS!” JENNIFER WARD, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
➋ Hand cut three various sized circles in lilac floral paper. Cut in spirals, roll up and glue the bases to make paper roses.
➋ Attach a length of lilac ribbon to the top, secure on the reverse and add a bow. Trim a wavy edge along blue tartan paper and stick to the bottom half of an A6 blank.
➌ Fix the roses to the green circle along with a folded length of lilac ribbon and three hand cut leaf shapes in cream card. Add the ‘Best wishes’ sentiment to the top left corner.
➌ Cut a cloud shape from peachy card and snip three trees from the backboard. Stamp and cut out ‘Just a note’, fix to the blank, and add a gem.
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P EACH Y ROSES
➊ Trim a yellow blank to a 10.5cm circle. Cut out a half circle in zigzagedged striped card and adhere to the bottom of the blank.
➊ Trim a peach blank to 7cm x 15cm. Cover the bottom 10cm with peach leaf paper.
➋ Wrap yellow ribbon around the card as shown and add a bow to the left. Attach the pink rose motif to the centre.
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➋ Attach the large peach rose motif to the top of the blank, covering the join and overlapping the sides.
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YOU WILL NEED: ❂ PaperCrafter kit ❂ PaperCrafter Studio Selection Paper Book ❂ Cardstock, 30.5cm2, taupe, teal ❂ Circular sentiment stamp ❂ Scalloped circle nesting dies ❂ Ink pad, pink, blue ❂ Heart punch ❂ Decorative border punch
MULTIFOLD CARD ➊ Take a 30.5cm square of taupe card. Measure 15cm along two opposite edges and score a line between these points. Turn the square and score a line at 15cm from the edge down to the previously scored line. Score again at 15.5cm. ➋ Trim off a rectangle, 6cm in width, from the outer edge of the bottom left side. Crease again at
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➎ To decorate the two inside panels, trim two pieces of brown cardstock to 14.5cm square and glue one to each panel. Layer a slightly smaller square of pink floral patterned paper to each one.
sing a fabulous blend of teal, chocolate and rich pink, Katie Skilton has created a hearts and flowers design that reveals an inside pocket ➏ Add a punched green patterned strip, 6cm x 14cm, to each side. once opened. This is the perfect place to slip a voucher, handmade Adhere a button to a small paper bookmark or pair of tickets to a special event for your recipient. flower and layer this onto a larger flower before adhering to the green ➍ Punch a border along one 15.5cm. Decorate the edge of the edge of a 6cm x 14cm rectangle strip. Repeat this with a second trimmed section with a flower border matching embellishment. of green patterned paper. Glue punch. Cut along the central crease to the centre and fold the trimmed section over to create a pocket. ➌ Cover the front of the card with teal card, leaving a small border all around. Layer a square of polka dot patterned paper over this. Add two triangular corners from turquoise card and adhere a punched heart decorated with a paper flower and gem to each.
this across the middle of the card. Add a strip of blue spotty ribbon across the centre. Ink the edges of six pink petals and fix in place with foam pads, as shown. Stamp a sentiment onto a 4cm circle of card. Layer this onto a slightly larger scalloped circle and fix to the centre of the flower. 36
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➐ Layer a 14.5cm square of turquoise cardstock, topped with a slightly smaller square of pink swirly patterned paper, to the inside pocket. Repeat this with a 7.5cm x 13.5cm rectangle of brown paper and starburst patterned paper on the outer pocket. Glue a length of chevron ribbon as shown and add a bow on top. Seal the pocket down with double-sided tape.
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“I LOVE THE EﬀECT PRODUCED BY INKING THE EDGES OF THE FLOWER PETALS. IT REAllY MAKES THEM POP OUT FROM THE POLKA DOT BACKGROUND” ELAINE BENNETT, DEPUTY EDITOR
➊ Cut a rectangle of turquoise card to 7.5cm x 14.5cm. Punch a floral border along one short edge. Layer a slightly smaller rectangle of patterned paper to the tag. ➋ Add a panel of brown card, 5.5cm x 10cm, topped with a slightly smaller rectangle of green patterned paper, to the centre. Glue an orange button to a pink paper flower and stick this to the top left. Punch a hole below the punched edge and thread through a length of pink ribbon and blue 37 PA P E R C R A F T E R
S HOPPING LIST .............................. Xcut Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies, £9.95, docrafts.com, Xcut Decorative Flower Doily Border Punch, £7.95, 01908 227001, onestopcraftshop.com
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EMBRACE YOUR SOFTER SIDE We simply love all things feminine and vintage at PaperCrafter HQ, so we thought it would be a wonderful idea to round off the year with some sweet-looking, floral-themed projects. They make great gifts and greetings for friends and loved ones. BO BUNNY BONUS! This new issue is extra special as we've teamed up with Bo Bunny to give you a 32-page Paper Book showcasing a range of the paper producer's wonderful designs. And as an extra treat Bo Bunny has also given us three exclusive step-by-step projects that are sure to inspire.
ALL YOU NEED As usual, our PaperCrafter kits provide you with plenty of creative options. Designed by Jennifer Ellory, our individual gifts have a soft, vintage style that will guarantee ‘Oohs’, ‘Ahs’ and admiring glances. We show you how Jenny's adorable bird box makes for an ultra cute, adaptable decoration and our clever crafty designers have ultised Jenny's card kit to give you a wealth of gorgeous greeting ideas. Plus, we've got a real gem for those of you who'd like to try your hand at making a journal with a stunning book-making pack and five different binding and embellishing how-tos.