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ays have gotten shorter and the weather has turned chilly, which means it’s time to cosy up at home – not a bad prospect for those of us who love crafting! It’s a good time of year to try out new techniques, and this issue has lots tto choose from. Clare Buswell shares a modern takke on quillingg in her beautiful trio of Chr hristmas cards (page 42). For a great stamping project, don’t miss Fleur Pearson’s cards (page 18), which feature the cutest new House-Mouse stamps. Our designers have also whipped up some great ideas for festive papercrafting for you to try, from Ruth Hamilton’s die-cut gift bags (page 24) to Dorothy Wood’s 3D advent calendar (page 68). Finally, don’t miss the chance to win yourself some free crafty stash and storage solutions with our giveaways on pages 27 and 59.

Try out quilling with these festive ideas from Clare Buswell page 42

Make an advent calendar for your Christmas countdown page 68

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“Jo Nevill’s Christmas cards are an eye-opener! Who knew corrugated cardboard could look so festive?”

“Gold is really on-trend this year, so I can’t wait to try out Simonne Clay’s expert tips for gilding this Christmas”

“I love the vintage look of Sarah-Jane Rae’s cards. The lace and crystals look so pretty with paper flowers”

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November 2014 On the cover Your free gift


Create Christmas cards and more with your free Hunkydory luxury paper collection*

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Colour and embellish new stamps from HouseMouse to make cute Christmas cards!

Something for the weekend


Make your gift-giving extra-special with Ruth Hamilton’s elegant die-cut gift bags

Quick makes


Get your Christmas cards done in a jiffy with these 12 stylish greetings ideas



Home sweet home advent calendar



Impress friends and family with our three fantastic ideas for quilled Christmas cards

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Use your free Christmas bonus papers right away and make three wintry designs

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Bring the Midas touch to your Christmas cards with our step-by-step guide to gilding

Crafting with Barbara Gray

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Learn how to create a layered autumn landscape with the founder of Claritystamp!

Home sweet home

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Count down the days to Christmas in style with this gorgeous 3D advent calendar



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More to make 10 ideas with... paper feathers 28 Try Carolyne Knott’s clever gifts and cards

5 ways with… vintage style


Ink and distress to your heart’s content to create these antique-chic cards

6 ideas with... corrugated card 67 Use printed cards in your Christmas cards

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Paula Holifield shares three festive designs using Wild Rose Studio papers and stamps

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Christmas cards to make with your free gift 10 Glam


All the templates for this issue’s projects



Cardmaking terms made simple


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Just in time was just about to make a card for my other-in-law’s birthday, but didn’t really know what I was going to use. So when your issue 134 arrived with S tthe beautiful free papers, I knew right aaway they would make her a lovely ccard. Thanks for saving the day! Brenda Davidson, via email B Sienna S says: I’m so glad that our magazine arrived just in the nick of m ttime. This card looks fabulous! Brenda has created a stunning easel card with her gift


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I have used issue 134’s free gift to make this card. This gorgeous Tiddly Inks digital stamp makes a great focal point, but I think the subtle, pastel papers really help to bring this cute fairy card to life. I finished off with a few carefully placed coloured gems and a selection of die-cut butterflies. Rachel Gillham, via email

All year round My friend and I were having a crafty debate about whether your free Oscar Owl & Pals stamps could be used all year round or just for the summer. I thought I’d prove her wrong by making a seasonal selection of cards. The bright pastel card is great for summer, but the other two show that these stamps can be used throughout the cooler months, too. I think I’ve made my point! Nicola Chandler, via email Sienna says: I love the different ways you’ve used these animal stamps to show that they are perfect for crafting all year round.

I was so inspired by the ‘Boxing clever’ feature in issue 134 where Sarah-Jane Rae upcycled old cereal boxes that I grabbed a Weetabix box from my kitchen cupboard as soon as I had read the piece. Not only is it a great storage folder, but it saved me putting the cardboard out for recycling win, win! Alexandra Arnold, via email Sienna says: Your magazine holder looks impeccably finished,, Alexandra! Nice work! We love Alexandra’s bright and beautiful storage box

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Pastel perfect Here is a card that I have made using issue 133’s free die. The flower die is so pretty, and I was so excited to begin making a card with it. I’ve also used a Spellbinders die, and I think they work really well together. I love the pastel and white combination it’s fresh but also girly. Thank you for such an interesting and helpful magazine. Margaret Frost, Yorkshire Sienna says: I really like how you’ve incorporated the die-cut flower into your card, Margaret.

My mother and I had the pleasure of crafting with Leonie Pujol in March this year for three days in my birth town of Bridlington at the Royal Hotel, and what a fantastic time we had. We were set to craft from 10am every day, and one day, even after our tea we went back to crafting. Leonie was happy ppy to carry on crafting, too, so we stayed up until 10pm! I learnt so much from Leonie, and as a group we had a great time and laughed so much. I know Leonie features a lot in your magazine, so I wanted

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Carry on crafting I just wanted to write in to tell you how inspiring issue 132 was. The free Oscar Owl & Pals stamps made me want the issue as soon as I saw it in the shop. Then when I got it home I couldn’t wait to get to work with the stamps. Here are two of the cards that I made. I’ve also enjoyed following some of the other projects in that issue, too – including Simonne Clay’s fabulous Gorjuss cards. I just can’t stop crafting! g! Shirley Paterson,, Angus

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Thank you so much for a fantastic freebie that came with issue 134. Instead of making the usual batch of cards I thought I would try something completely different and create some stylish lids for my origami gift boxes. The papers, along with matching 3D toppers, were totally perfect for these boxes! They look great, don’t you agree? Now I’m off shopping to find some cute presents to put in them! Marie-Therese Kielty, Clydebank

Seaside visit I’ve always loved beach huts, so I was really pleased to see them on the cover of issue 133! I couldn’t resist having a photo taken in front of these fabulous, funky beach huts while on holiday in the Isle of Wight. I hope you like my snap! I look forward to your magazine coming through my letter box every month and to see this picture on the letters page would be amazing. Karen Halliday, Hertfordshire Sienna says: It’s amazing that you’ve fo ound some cuter-than-cute beach huts just like the ones on our cover!

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Luxuryy Paper p Collection Your free Hunkydory Love Christmas paper and die-cut topper set is perfect for making festive cards, gift bags & more. Carolyne Knott has six festive ideas for you to try


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hristmas cardmaking is easy with this month’s free gift, featuring classic festive imagery from cute robins and vibrant poinsettias to glittering trees and sleighs piled high with gifts. This month’s luxury crafting set includes 10 pretty printed background papers, plus four sheets of foiled and die-cut toppers. With gorgeous illustrated panels, festively patterned borders and an extensive variety of seasonal sentiments, you’ve got your Christmas cardmaking supplies sorted! Carolyne Knott couldn’t wait to get into the holiday spirit, and she’s designed six stylish projects using your free gift, including five cards and one gift bag. Try them out, and spread the Christmas cheer! We’d love to see what you make with your gift, so do o details below).

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U your F E Use EE papers and toppers to make gorgeous Christmas cards & more

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Tr y these designs With lots of love 1 Layer a 190mm square of cream patterned paper onto gold mirri card and attach to a 203mm square white base. 2 Cut four 83mm squares from different pink patterned card and layer each onto gold mirri card. Attach, as shown. 3 Attach a foiled topper to each square with sticky fixers. Layer a small sentiment onto a larger circle image; attach to base. Add red pearls to the corners of the squares.

S y sh season Styli 1 Cut a 190mm square of heart patterned paper, add a 190x60mm p piece of heart/leaf paper to the bottom and attach a border strip aacross the join. Layer onto gold mirri card and then attach to a 203mm square white base. 2 2 Cut a 120mm square of striped card in half diagonally to form two ttriangles and layer each onto gold card. Score a 390x130mm piece of white card at 130mm and 260mm; score, fold and cut the front o pieces in half diagonally. Attach striped triangles to front and stick p ttogether along the bottom to form pocket. 3 Add a border strip across the centre of the pocket and attach the ssleigh topper to centre. Layer onto gold mirri card; attach to base. 4 Layer a 120mm square of dotty card onto gold mirri card. Add a laayered flower topper to the top edge and place in the panell in i the pocket. Add sentiment and Card Candi, to finish. p

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Merry Christmas M 1 Layer a 190mm square of the dress p patterned paper onto gold mirri card, and then attach to a 203mm square white base. Die-cut an oval from the front left of the card. 2 Die-cut a larger oval from acetate, and then a scalloped oval frame from gold mirri card and white card. Attach gold frame to the acetate and stick over the top of the aperture. Attach the white frame behind the aperture, on the inside of base. 3 Add the small robin topper, a sentiment and a ribbon bow to the acetate, as shown. Emboss a 190mm square of white card, layer onto gold mirri card; attach to inside of base, to finish. cardmakingandpapercr ft

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Season’s greetinggs 1 Score the front of a 203mm square white hit b base card d iin half vertically, and fold to the left side. Layer a 190mm square of tree paper, with tree in bottom right corner, onto gold mirri card. Attach to inside of base. 2 Cut a 95x190mm piece of the tree paper, u red star pattered end, and wrap with red or ribbon. Layer onto gold mirri card and th the front of the folded-back panel. 3 Layer the dress topper onto white c base so it overlaps the folded-back Add a ribbon bow and a sentiment

Red robin 1 Wrap a 190mm square of floral paper with red organza ribbon, and then attach a 50x190mm strip of bauble paper down the left side. 2 Add a border along the join as shown. Layer onto gold mirri card and attach to a 203mm square white base. 3 Attach the large robin topper with sticky fixers. Add sentiment to bottom left corner and a red bow, to finish.

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1 Add a strip of red organza ribbon across the top of a 130mm square of robin p with the robin in the bottom right co Layer onto gold mirri card and attac front of a 140x145mm white paper giff


2 Add a ribbon bow. Punch a small hol a circular sentiment, thread with twine, and then attach to the bow using a glitt button or brad, to finish.

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Festive papers

Chirpy chaps!

These bright and beautiful festive papers are bound to leave you feeling Christmassy. From cute holly sprigs to Fair Isle snowflakes, this paper pack has all you need to make a bunch of adorable Christmas cards!

What’s Christmas without a chirpyy robin redbreast? These cute and cheery chaps will add a fun new flaair to your cards. We also think these digital stamps would work really well on Kraft card gift tags. Simplyy click to buy, print out and then get crafting – it’s as easy as that!

Bebunni Christmas A4 designer paper pad, £12.99. To order visit

Digi Stamp Boutique Cute Robin Chicklets, £2.50. To order visit

The Wish F catwalk to From ccraftroom, retro prints like this Liberty floral pattern are in vogue. Use them to add colour and attitude to your makes!

Let it snow Embellish your cards and papercrafts with these striking modern snowflakes from Basic Grey. Some come with handy loopholes for hanging (if you so wish), and the selection of both traditional Christmas colours and fresh pastels makes them ideal for using in all sorts of designs. Basic Grey Evergreen metal shapes, £4.99. To order visit


Dress: Allium B, £95

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Hey, Mr. Postman! Send warm wishes this Christmas with these cardboard postage stamp toppers. As well as featuring the man himself, Father Christmas, the stamps also include other iconic Christmas scenes and cute, festive sentiments. With 32 pieces per pack, they should take you all the way to December 25th. docrafts Papermania A5 Foiled Postage Stamps, £2. To order visit

Tag team Stampin’ Up! has made it super-easy for you to make your own gift tags (hooray!). This hand-held tag punch-cuts a tag shape in one simple step, so that means no more fretting about getting those angled corners just right with your scissors. Then when you’ve got a perfectly cut tag, you can decorate it in any way you like. Trust us, once you’ve got one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Stampin’ Up! Tag Topper Angled Punch, £20.95. To order visit

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Trending now… Trees

Musical makes Create harmonious papercrafts for the festive period with this stylish cotton ribbon printed with musical notes. The simple black and white design contrasts well with traditional reds and greens, making it ideal for using in your Christmas crafting. Once your Christmas cards are made, you can move on to the all-important business of present wrapping, where this chic ribbon will come in very handy indeed!

Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas 12x12 designer paper pack, £7

Vintage Crafts Cotton Ribbon Musical Notes, £2.95. To order visit

To die for! or! Wild Rose Studio has launched its Christmas dies collection just in time for you to make some fantastic festive cards! The range includes versatile swirl borders as well as frosty snowflakes and Christmas greetings. So what are you waiting for? Team them with your favourite papers and get die-cutting, folks.

Christmas tree wooden buttons, £1.99

Wild Rose Studio Specialty Craft Dies, from £8.49. For stockists visit

Fabulous flowers Learn how to make beautiful flower creations from paper with this fabulous step-by-step book, containing 35 gorgeous project ideas. No matter whether you’re an experienced crafter or new to the magical world of papercraft, this book will help you to make fantastic floral projects. You never know, you could be making whole bunches of flowers by Christmas time! And if you’re looking to save money on Christmas presents, pretty paper flowers are a thrifty gift that any of us would love to receive.

Sizzix Triplits die set – Christmas Trees, £10.99

Paper Flowers by Denise Brown, £12.99. To order visit

Christmas tree hand carved rubber stamp by Skull & Cross Buns, £7

Happy holly-days! If you’re a fan of embossing, then you’ll love this brand new embossing folder from Helz Cuppleditch. The detailed holly wreaths and twee dotty bows would look gorgeous on any Christmas card, and for under £5 you really can’t go wrong, can you? In fact, we’re off to the shops now…

docrafts Create Christmas clear stamps – Christmas Tree, £4

Winter Wonderland by Helz Cuppleditch embossing folder, £4.99. For stockists visit

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Creative Craft Show 13-15th November Belfast

Kaiserkraft Outdoor Trail 6.5x6.5 paper pad, £7.45

This show features an exciting range of crafts and hobbies and is the perfect opportunity to stock up on goodies. With experts on hand, there will be many new and innovative crafts to try, plus an extensive workshop programme and Make & Take sessions to keep you entertained. Admissionn is £8 (£6.50 in advance), and you’ll receive one free ticket for every six bought. There’s lots to see and do at this show

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Kaiserkraft Outdoor Trail 6.5x6.5 paper pad, £7.45 as above

The Festive Gift Fair 20-23rd November Time to get into the Christmas spirit!

National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

Kaiserkraft Outdoor Trail 6.5x6.5 paper pad, £7.45 as above

The Festive Gift Fair is – yes, you guessed it! – all about Christmas and is the place to go to find wonderful, unusual and affordable presents, as well as lots of inspiration. In addition, there are brilliant show offers and plenty of fabulous ideas to inspire your own Christmas crafting. There will be 350 stalls brimming over with gifts for everyone. Shop for decorations, toys and stocking fillers, festive food and

drink, crafts, gifts for cooks and gardeners, health and beauty, fashion and jewellery, gadgets, home interiors and much more. It’s Christmas wrapped up! Admission is from £8.50, and there’s a postal-only advance offer that gets you one free ticket when you buy three. For more information visit

Half the fun of giving presents is wrapping them beautifully…

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Christmas knits

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Snow & mice You’ll love stamping and colouring these cute little critters from House-Mouse Designs. Fleur Pearson shows you how to achieve the perfect ďŹ nish


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Time: 1-2 hours per card Expert: Fleur Pearson Stamping is one of designer Fleur’s favorite crafting techniques, and she really shows off her mastery of this art with these expertly coloured and embellished makes. Fleur is on the design teams for Lili of the Valley and Noor! Design, and she also demos at Sir Stampalot, her local store.

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Stamping Bring these sweet stamps to life using Distress Markers, festive papers, Glossy Accents and glitz!


ow adorable are these cute little mice, especially when used on a Christmas card? Team them with Kraft card and a modern colour scheme, and they make the perfect festive greetings for grownups and children alike. The images work especially well with Distress Inks, which give them a softer, muted look. Inked edges take away the harshness of the bright white watercolour card next to the Christmasthemed papers and Kraft card. For the greetings you can use digital sentiments, or make up your own and print them directly onto Kraft card or patterned paper for a personalised touch. Don’t forget to add plenty of Stickles glitter glue, Glossy Accents and other embellishments to give your cards a wonderfully luxurious finish.

Shopping list 2 Dovecraft Krafty Christmas 12x1 9 £6.9 , pack r pape From The Glitter Pot

1 Cut a 110x80mm piece of white watercolour card. Stamp the Angel Mice House-Mouse Designs image right in the centre of the panel using black Archival Ink, as shown.

2 Colour around the outside of the stamped image with an Old Paper Distress Marker, blending with an almost dry brush as you go. Then add some darker shading using the Pumice Stone Distress Marker.

4 Add shading with Walnut Stain Reinker, and blend using a dry brush. Colour halos with fine nib of the Pumice Stone marker, then ink edges of the image panel with the Frayed Burlap inkpad.

5 Layer image onto Kraft card, a 120mm square of flourish paper, Kraft card, a 140mm square of gingham paper, and Kraft card. Attach to a 150mm square white base. Add Glossy Accents and glitter.

l House-Mouse cling stamps: Ange y, Stor s stma Chri 9; £6.9 , Mice 9; £8.99; Gingerbread House, £8.9 se, Mou a Sant 0; £5.8 , Tied Bow £4.30; Stockings Hung, £5.75 From The Stamp Man t Watercolour card, cream card, Kraf card, black Archival Ink, buttons, ribbon, Stickles glitter glue, Glossy Accents, Distress Markers, Distress Inkpads, Distress Ink Reinkers, pearls, digi sentiments From your local craft shop o stockists turn to page 93 For

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F leur’s top tip Although these pa pers aren’t traditional alone, pairing them with Kraft ca rd and buttons gives them a vintage Christmas feel

Gingerbread house 1 Stamp image onto a 125x112mm piece of watercolour card. Colour with Distress Markers. Layer onto Kraft card. 2 Layer a 155mm square of red gingham paper and a 115x140mm piece of blue striped paper onto Kraft card. Attach to a 165mm square cream base card. 3 Print sentiment onto blue spotty paper. Trim to 93x20mm, ink edges and layer onto Kraft card. Attach to base. Add red button and then decorate image with glitter and Glossy Accents.

Trace the ‘icing’ detail on the gingerbread house with glitter glue

Turn the page for Flleur’s hints &t s 3 Colour image, using light shades first: diluted Pumice Stone for wings, Antique Linen for faces and shawls, Frayed Burlap for fur, Mowed Lawn for holly leaves, red for berries, and a bit of red for the faces.

Add Glossy Accents to the baubles and lights for a contrast

Christmas story 6 Stamp image onto a 70x95mm piece of watercolour card; colour as shown. Layer onto Kraft card, gingham paper and Kraft card; trim top edges into a tag as you go. Punch hole; thread with ribbon. Add glitter.

1 Stamp image onto a 125x112mm piece of watercolour card. Colour with Distress Markers and layer onto Kraft card. 2 Layer a 145mm square of red gingham paper onto Kraft card and attach to a 155mm square cream base card.

3 Print sentiment onto watercolour card. Trim to 55x18mm, ink the edges and layer onto Kraft card. Attach sentiment and image panel to base card, as shown. 4 Add three green buttons and decorate with Glossy Accents, to finish. 21


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Bow tied B 1 Stamp image onto a 95x59mm piece of watercolour card, colour with Distress Markers and attach w tto the top of a 100x90mm piece of Kraft card. 2 Print sentiment onto watercolor card. Trim to 75x19mm and ink eedges. Attach to Kraft card panel. 3 Layer a 130mm square of blue sspotty paper onto Kraft card, wrap the bottom twice with twine; w aattach to a 140mm square cream base. Fix image to top left corner. Add button, and highlight bows with Glossy Accents, to finish. w

Perfect your technique and achieve expert results with Fleur’s tips ‘ After the coloured ink has dried, add glossy accents over certain elements in the stamped images to add depth and texture. ‘ Don’t be afraid to mix and match your patterned papers, especially for festive cards. For example, the Gingerbread House card makes use of stripes, gingham and polka dots!

This simple card is festive without the traditional colours

‘ Use digital sentiments; these c be printed off to the size of your can cchoice to fit your card. The ssentiments I used here are from You w ccan also choose to write your own ssentiments on a computer, select a font or fonts of your choice, and print them directly onto your chosen p ccard or paper.

Stockings hung 1 Stamp image onto a 80x85mm piece of watercolour card and colour with Distress Markers. Layer onto Kraft card. 2 Layer a 110mm square of snowflake paper onto Kraft card, a 130mm square of blue spotty paper, and then Kraft card. Print a sentiment onto Kraft card and attach between layers, as shown.

‘ Always use a quick-drying, w waterproof ink such as Archival to sstamp your images before colouring tthem with Distress Inks. Waterproof inks won’t run when you colour in stamps

3 Attach the layered panels to a 140mm square cream base. Add image to centre and decorate wit withh star-shaped buttons. Add Gl Glossy Accents and glitter, too fifinish. Colour your stamps to match your embellishments

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1 Place the Tonic Studios Tent Gift Bag die onto white card and pass through your die-cutting machine. Add the embossing mat and pass through your machine again.

2 Now take the two little dies with holes in, place onto the die-cut and embossed bag shape as shown, and pass through your machine once more.

3 Score the die-cut shape along the marked lines using a bone folder. Apply glue along the side flap, fold into shape and then stick the flap in place.

4 Die-cut an outer shape from gold mirri card and turquoise glitter card using the Bauble Keepsake set. Place bauble inner die on top of glitter card; pass through machine.

5 Glue the glitter card die-cut on top of the gold shape and attach to the front of the gift bag. Die-cut sentiment using the outer shape and then stick to back of bag.

6 Thread the edged blue ribbon through the holes in the top of the bag and tie in a neat bow. Add a cream pearl to the front flap as shown, to finish.

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marked edges using a bone folder before folding to ensure a crisp edge.

‘ Try mixing and matching the insert dies for different looks. It’s a quick and easy way to personalise the bags for each recipient. ‘ Choose ribbons that coordinate

with your chosen card. Natural twine and raffia looks great teamed with gingham patterned papers and Kraft card for Scandi-style.

‘ I love this modern turquoise and

gold colourway, but you could easily use more traditional shades to make your gift bags. Alternatively you could opt for crisp whites and shimmering silvers for a really contemporary look.

‘ These clever little bags are so versatile! Fill them with sweet treats for quick-make table favours. Use them to gift-wrap smaller presents such as jewellery. Or thread your bags with longer loops of ribbon and hang them from your Christmas tree!

Gold gift bag

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10 ideas for… paper feathe Be inspired by Carolyne Knott’s wintry makes using delicate paper feathers to add some handcrafted plumage to your Christmas designs

3 Dream catcher 1 Wrap a thin metal bangle with twine. Loo twine around 12 points on the bangle to g Continue create a shape within the bangle. to loop twine thrrough the lines of this shape. Add bead ds and continue threading the paattern to fill in centre of circle. Knot annd glue at one edge. 2 Die-cut three feathers, ink edges and punch hole in tops. 3 Cut three piecces of twine, one longeer than the others; knot ends. Thread featherss onto twine, add knot and beads; tie too bottom of banglle. Add a loop of twine to top of bangle to hang.

1 Chic candle 1 Hold a piece of printed tissue paper tightly onto a pillar candle with baking parchment and heat with a heat tool, to cover. Remove parchment. 2 Stamp and cut out two large feathers and die-cut a third from blue spotty paper. 3 Attach feathers to candle with wet glue. Wrap the bottom of candle with ribbon and twine; glue into place. Add twine bow.

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bilities – Spellbinders Shapea 9 7.9 £1 , ers Feath Night 12x12 First Edition Silent 9 2.9 £1 d, pa paper Bingo stencil, Crafters Workshop £4.99 From BGPayne d tissue paper Papermania printe .99 £2 4), 20 (ref 169 t From The Glitter Po Stamps, ff The Press Feathers Hot Off £15.99 Inks – Antique Tim Holtz: Distress p, Stormy Sky, rla Bu yed Fra , Linen Tape, £8.49 e su ��3.99 each; Tis y aft Cr s at’ Th From Kraft card, Heat gun, glue gun, wire, buttons, s, ad be , gems, twine sp, hole punch, cotton reel, book cla ntiment se , ink vellum, brown ground stamp, ck ba r be rub s, mp sta box canvas, ’s ist art metal bangle, , Funky Foam, ribbon, mountboard corners, tal me k, oo doily, noteb parchment g kin ba x, wa ing gild ft shop From your local cra to page 93 For stockists turn

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2 Framed poetry 1 Take a 127x175mm box canvas, and cover the wooden frame at the back with tissue tape and add metal or die-cut corners. Cover the inside panel with patterned paper. 2 Stamp or print a sentiment; distress and ink the edges. Attach at bottom of panel, as shown. 3 Die-cut two small feathers from patterned paper, ink and shape with your fingers; attach above sentiment. Add a twine bow and three buttons, to finish.

4 Free spirit 1 Using the templates on p89, hand-cut feather from spotty paper; ink the edges. Snip the edges to create a fringe. Glue a strip of white card down the centre and glue a pen nib at the bottom, as shown. 2 Distress and ink edges of a 140mm square of white card and a 80x125mm piece of patterned paper. Wrap a doily around the smaller piece and attach to the square, as shown. Wrap centre with ribbon, layer on Kraft card and stick to a 148mm square white base. 3 Stamp greeting, then add gems, feather and bow.

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5 Window hanging 1 Die-cut your chosen number of feathers from patterned papers; edge with Distress Ink. 2 Knot each feather onto a length of twine. 3 Thread twine through one button per feather and trim. Using hot glue, attach buttons to the back and front of the knots around each bu feaather, with the threaded button as shown, to finish.

6 Ti Time tto ddream 1 Cut three feathers from patterned papers using the ttemplates on p89; ink edges. Snip along the edges to create a fringe. Glue thin strips of white card down centres. 2 Border punch one long side of a 140x50mm strip of white card. Distress top edge with scissors. Ink top and side edges. Cut a 140mm square of white card and a 140x25mm strip of patterned paper; distress and ink edges. Add patterned strip to border, wrap with twine and attach to white square. Layer onto Kraft card; attach to a 148mm square base. 3 Stamp sentiment and attach feathers. Add twine bow and buttons.

8 Notebook 1 Cut a piece of Funky Foam to wrap aaround the notepad, so it overlaps at the front. Heat foam with a heat gun, and whilst it is hot, stamp with the background w stamp, holding in place for a few seconds uuntil foam cools. 2 Apply gilding wax to the raised areas. Turn over and glue the back of the notebook inside, just off b ccentre. Fold cover into position; add clasp to front, as shown. 3 Die-cut two feathers, eedge with ink, shape and attach. Add twine bow,, to finish.

7 Gift tag 1 Using the template on p89 cut a tag from white card, cover with Antique Linen Distress Ink and edge with Frayed Burlap. 2 Apply ink over Bingo stencil to create background and use leftover card from die-cut feathers as stencils to add feather images. 3 Wrap tag with vellum and stamp with sentiment as shown. Layer tag onto Kraft card and then white card. Punch hole at top, add ring reinforcer (optional) and thread with ribbon. 3 Die-cut and ink two feathers; attach. Add twine bow and buttons, to finish.

9 Place setting 1 Using the templates on p8 89, hand-cut two medium feathers, eachh from two layers of paper from an old book. b Glue pieces together in pairs with a piece of florist wire sandwiched between, as shown. Fringe and ink the edges in brown. 2 Stamp a smaller s feather in brown ink, cut outt; ink edges. Die-cut two smaller feathers from patterned paper; ink the edges. 3 Stamp smallest feather along a strip of patterned paper in brown innks, distress edges; wind around a wooden cotton reel. Insert ends of featherss into cotton reel; fix with wet glue. Add bow, b to finish.

10 Wreath 1 Cut a 135mm ring from mountboard (with a 95mm aperture). Wrap with ribbon to cover. Make hanging loop from ribbon and fix into place with sewing pins. Add bead to base of hanging loop and secure with a hott glue gun. 2 Die-cut approx 50 feathhers from patterned papers, edge with distress ink and shape with your finngers. Attach to ring with hot glue gun, with each feather overlapping the last, until the ring is covered. 3 Add bow, to finish. 29

5 ideas with… vintage style

1 Say hello 1 Stamp a doily pattern in white ink onto the bottom left of a 138mm square of Somewhere in Time paper. Distress edges with scissors and layer onto Kraft card. 2 Cut three 30x135mm strips from different patterned papers. Stamp zig-zag stitch lines around the edges of each in dark brown and then white ink. Distress edges with scissors and attach to right side of panel, as shown. 3 Wrap the left side of panel with burlap and lace, trimming ends into pennants, as shown. 4 Add wooden flourish and crystal stem. Die-cut ‘Hello’ from blue paper and Kraft card, coat with Glossy Accents; attach as shown. Decorate with brads and gems.

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vintage style mbine ribbon, lace and distressed elements for a romantic, an ntique look. Sarah-Jane Rae has five stylish greetings for you to try

Shopping list Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection: 12x12 paper pack, £18.95; brads, £4.95 Bo Bunny Gateway and Stitches stamp sets, £4.99 each From Craftie-Charlie Bo Bunny Kraft wood shapes – Elegant, £5.65 From Sir Stampalot Coloured card, lace, twine, heart-shaped paper doilies, circle, flower and butterfly punches, burlap, word die, sentiment stamps, crystal stem, Glossy Accents, pearl string, flower punches, ink (dark brown, light brown, pink, white), pearls, gems, ribbon From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93


5 With love 1 Draw a heart onto Beauty paper and cut out. Layer onto Somewhere in Time paper, trimming and distressing the edges as you go. Stamp sentiment in brown. 2 Scrunch and ink a heart doily; attach to the bottom right corner of a 146mm square of Timeless paper (with pennants in top left corner), and top with layered heart. Stamp straight stitch around edges in light and dark brown ink, and then distress the edges heavily with scissors. 3 Wrap a burlap pennant over the top edge of panel, as shown. Attach to a 148mm square mustard base card. Attach pearl string and scrunched seam binding bow to heart, using a brad. Add wooden rose, brads and pearls, to finish.

5 ideas with… vintage style

2 Birthday wishes 1 Cut two 138x64mm pieces of Passage paper, distress with scissors and stamp stitches around the edges. Attach to a 143mm square of Antiquity paper. Wrap with crochet trim and tie in a decorative knot. 2 Cut or punch a circle from Passage paper and then layer onto a larger circle cut from Evening Mist paper, distressing the edges as you go. Stamp sentiment in brown, and then stamp the edges of the circle with doily images (stamped off to make the ink paler). Stick to panel and then attach to a 148mm square Kraft base with sticky fixers. 3 Punch five large flowers and four medium flowers from patterned paper. Spritz lightly with water, scrunch and layer to make three flowers. Attach as shown. Add a wooden flourish and a selection of brads, to finish.

3 To someone special 1 Layer a 138mm square of Beauty Paper onto Evening Mist paper, and add a 138x90mm piece of Keepsake paper across the centre, distressing all edges with scissors as you go. 2 Stamp a flourish along the short sides of the Keepsake panel, and then stamp the sentiment in pink. Attach a wooden frame over the top, as shown. Wrap panel with twine and then attach to 148mm square Kraft card base with sticky fixers. 3 Add a lace bow and top with a brad. Scrunch up and ink a doily; attach to bottom right corner and top with three punched flowers. Add pearls, brads and gems, to finish.

4 Butterflies 1 Cut a 138mm square of Chrononaut paper, distress the edges with scissors and make several tears. Stamp stitches around each edge in light and dark brown ink and layer onto distressed Somewhere in Time paper. 2 Wrap centre of panel with lace and then with butterfly ribbon and tie in a bow at the front. Now tie a brown twine bow around the ribbon to hold the butterfly bow in place. Stamp sentiment onto patterned paper, punch into a circle and distress the edges with scissors. Attach panel to a 148mm square blue base with sticky fixers. 3 Add a small wooden embellishment to bottom right corner and top with a brad. Decorate with punched butterflies and gems, to finish. 31

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You’ll have your Christmas cards done in no time with these fast and festive ideas from our designers This month’s designers Sharon Armstrong Purvis Featuring Trimcraft’s new Me to You Christmas collection, Sharon’s makes are S perfect for crafters p who love stamping. w The sweet teddy T designs are sure to d delight loved ones. d


Hazel France

Sue Hughes L Looking for fuss-free Christmas cards? C Then check out T Sue’s designs! Made S with Hunkydory’s w Contemporary C Christmas set, these C stylish cards can be assembled in a flash.

We’re stunned by how beautiful Hazel’s sparkling snowflake cards are s and can’t wait to a make them. Detailed m but elegant, these b Christmas cards will C definitely stand out. d

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Peace on Earth Santa’s sleigh

With love Holiday sparkle

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Modern elegance

Heartfelt wishes

With love

Peace on Earth

1 Stamp image onto an 88x115mm piece of white card. Colour using a selection of alcohol markers. Round the corners using a decorative corner rounder punch, and then layer onto a 98x125mm piece of text paper.

1 Cut a 140mm square piece of snowflake paper and edge with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Stamp two snowflakes onto a piece of patterned paper, die-cut into snowflakes; ink the edges.

2 Layer a 140mm square piece of tree paper onto a 148mm square white base card. Add a 148mm piece of green spotty ribbon 30mm from the bottom edge. 3 Attach image to centre of base. Cut out a greeting from patterned paper and stick to top of image, as shown. Add a 3D holly sticker, gems and a ribbon bow. Decorate with Card Candi, to finish.

Shopping list Trimcraft Me to You Christmas collection: 12x12 paper pack, £7.99; clear stamp – Heart, £3.99; 3D stickers – Poinsettia Bouquet, £1.99 From The Glitter Pot Alcohol markers, green spotty ribbon, decorative corner punch, gems, Card Candi From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

2 Glue a piece of gold elastic to the back of each snowflake, and then attach the snowflakes to the snowflake paper with sticky fixers. Trim elastic, wrap over the top of the patterned paper and secure at the back, as shown. 3 Layer the snowflake panel onto Kraft card and attach to a 144mm square white base card. Stamp sentiment in black. Add gems.

Shopping list Stampendous Snowflake die-cut set, £19.99 Stampendous Delicate Snow cling jumbo stamp set, £11.99 Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, £4.99 From That’s Crafty First Edition Gilded Winter paper pad, £7.99 From Craft Superstore Die-cutting machine, Kraft card, sentiment stamps, gold elastic or ribbon, gems From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

Design by Sharon Armstong Purvis

Design by Hazel France

Winter glitz

Classic design

Holiday sparkle

Santa’s sleigh

1 Cut a 115mm square of spotty paper. Layer onto Kraft card, a 140mm square of gold patterned paper, and then Kraft card, inking the edges of the papers with Distress Ink as you go. Attach to a 148mm square white base.

1 Layer a 165mm square of snowflake patterned paper onto burgundy card and attach to a 172mm square white base. Cut a 165x45mm strip of snowflake paper, layer onto burgundy card and attach across centre of base.

2 Stamp one large and two small snowflakes onto patterned paper. Die-cut into snowflakes and edge with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. 3 Attach largest snowflake to base, followed by the two smaller snowflakes as shown, building the layers with sticky fixers. Decorate with Star Dust Stickles. Stamp sentiment and add gems.

Shopping list Stampendous Snowflake die-cut set, £19.99 Stampendous Delicate Snow cling jumbo stamp set, £11.99 Ranger: Stickles glitter glue – Stardust, £1.95 ; Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, £4.99 From That’s Crafty First Edition Gilded Winter paper pad, £7.99 From Craft Superstore

2 Add the gold frame from the topper sheet to the centre of the base, and then attach the Santa image using sticky fixers. 3 Secure the background panels to each corner of the base using sticky fixers, as shown. Add two sentiments, to finish.

Die-cutting machine, Kraft card, sentiment stamp, gems From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

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Design by Sue Hughes

Shopping list Hunkydory Contemporary Christmas: Christmas Eve individual topper set, £2.99 From Hunkydory Burgundy card From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

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Warm wishes


Season’s greetings

Bearing gifts

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Starry night

Cosy Christmas


Warm wishes

1 Cover the front of a 172mm square white base with silver mirri card. Attach a 165mm square from dark blue snowflake paper.

1 Cover a 148mm square white base with green leaf paper and then punch a scalloped border along the bottom and sides of the base, as shown. Ink edges in red.

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2 Add an 85mm piece of gingham ribbon to base, as shown, Cut out a heart from the paper pack and ink the edges in red. Add a 3D teddy bear sticker to the centre; attach to bottom of ribbon.

Trimcraft Me to You Christmas collection: 12x12 Christmas paper pack, £7.99; die-cut sentiments, £1.49; 3D stickers – Poinsettia Bouquet, £1.99 From The Glitter Pot

3 Attach sentiment over ribbon using sticky fixers, and then add glitter and Card Candi, to finish.

Scalloped border punch, red ink, gingham ribbon, glitter, Card Candi From your local craft shop

2 Draw a 150mm circle onto light blue snowflake paper using a compass. Cut out and layer onto a slightly larger circle cut from silver mirri card; attach to centre of base. 3 Build the layers of the fox image with sticky fixers in the centre of the circles. Die-cut one small and one large star from silver mirri ard and attach to top left corner of card. Add sentiment, to finish.

Shopping list Hunkydory Contemporary Christmas: Together at Christmas individual topper set, £2.99 From Hunkydory Memory Box Star of Wonder die, £3.99 From Klassy Kards Silver mirri card, compass From your local craft shop

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Design by Sharon Armstrong Purvis

Design by Sue Hughes

Merry metallics

Stamping fun

Season’s greetings

Bearing gifts 1 Stamp teddy image onto a 148mm square white base card in black Memento ink. Colour with alcohol markers. 2 Stamp image again onto a sticky note. Cut out and use it to cover the top of your coloured image. Stamp greeting across the base and over the top of the sticky note. 3 Remove the sticky note and add a 148mm piece of ribbon, just below the greeting, to finish.

Shopping list Trimcraft Me to You Christmas collection: clear stamps – Let It Snow, £3.99; clear stamps – Presents, £3.99 From The Giltter Pot Alcohol markers, Memento ink pad – black, ribbon, sticky notes (or Post-it Notes) From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

1 Stamp one large and three smaall snowflakes onto patterned paperr. Die-cut into snowflakes and ink edges in Pumice Stone. 2 Stick the smallest snowflakes to the right edge of a 144mm square white base for a border. Edge a 140mm square piece of gold snowflake paper in Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Layer onto Kraft card and attach to base. 3 Stamp sentiment. Cut out, ink edges and layer onto Kraft card. Stick the largest snowflake to the back of sentiment; attach to base with sticky fixers. Add gems and Stickles Stardust, to finish.

Shopping list Stampendous Snowflake die-cut set, £19.99 Stampendous Delicate Snow cling jumbo stamp set, £11.99 Ranger: Stickles glitter glue – Stardust, £1.95; Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, £4.99 From That’s Crafty First Edition Gilded Winter paper pad, £7.99 From Craft Superstore Die-cutting machine, Kraft card, sentiment stamp, gems From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

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Design by Hazel France

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Festive plumes Chic snowake Merry Christmas Winter style

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Quick makes

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Partridges & pears

Chic snowflake

Festive plumes

1 Cut a 140mm square of grey patterned paper, layer onto Kraft card and then attach to a 144mm square white base. Cut a 113mm square aperture from the front as shown. Ink edges of a 140mm square of grey paper, layer onto Kraft card; attach inside of base.

1 Cover the front of a 172mm square white base with beige card. Cut a 160mm square from partridge paper so the bird is at the bottom left corner. Layer onto red card; attach to base.

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2 Cut a 160x35mm strip from partridge paper, layer onto red card and attach near top of base with sticky fixers.

Hunkydory Contemporary Christmas: A Partridge in a Pear Tree individual topper set, £2.99 From Hunkydory

3 Attach the partridge topper and sentiment to base using sticky fixers, as shown. Add a red ribbon bow, to finish.

Red and beige card, red ribbon From your local craft shop

2 Score and fold a 148x60mm piece of card 10mm from the top and bottom edge, and along the centre. Attach folded strip to the bottom inside of the front and inside back of the card, as shown. 3 Stamp a large snowflake onto white card, die-cut into snowflake; ink edges. Run a piece of thread along the back; glue another die-cut snowflake to the reverse to secure. Attach ends of thread to inside top and bottom of base. Stamp greeting and add gems.

Shopping list Stampendous Snowflake die-cut set, £19.99 Stampendous Delicate Snow cling jumbo stamp set, £11.99 Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, £4.99 From That’s Crafty First Edition Gilded Winter paper pad, £7.99 From Craft Superstore Die-cutting machine, Kraft card, sentiment stamp, gems From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

Design by Sue Hughes

Design by Hazel France

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Snowy streets

Winter style 1 Cover the front of a 172mm square white base with silver mirri card. Cut a 160mm square from grey snowflake paper, wrap with red ribbon as shown, and then layer onto red card. Fix to base. 2 Attach the image to right of base and the sentiment to bottom left of image using sticky fixers. 3 Add a large red ribbon bow and three red gems, to finish.

Shopping list Hunkydory Contemporary Christmas: Festive Finesse individual topper set, £2.99 From Hunkydory Red card, silver mirri card, red ribbon, gems From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

1 Layer a 120mm square of bear paper onto green leaf paper. Cut in half diagonally. Attach the two triangle panels onto a 148mm square white base, as shown. 2 Cut a tag from the paper pack, attach a 3D teddy sticker to the centre and then stick to a 72x95mm piece of white card. Add a triangle cut from stripe paper to each corner. Layer onto red text paper. 3 Attach image to front of base. Add resin flowers and then a sentiment sticker using sticky fixers. Decorate with glitter and gems, to finish.

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Design by Sharon Armstrong Purvis

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Festive quilling

ThesestylishquilledChristmascardsaresure toimpress and easier to make than you might think! Clare Buswell shows you how


Masterclass festive quilling

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Project: Christmas quilling


Time: 1 hour per card Expert: Clare Buswell Clare has been a lifelong arts and crafts enthusiast – she studied graphic design at college and worked as a full-time artist before her daughter was born. She enjoys trying different papercraft techniques like paper piecing and quilling, and loved creating this set of stylish quilled Christmas cards for you to try. 43



Festive quilling

Snowflake card

Curl and coil simple paper strips, then join them together to make Clare’s three on-trend Christmas cards


hether you are a seasoned quiller or trying this technique for the first time, we just know you are going to love making these three superstylish Christmas designs! Quilling is one of the most artistic cardmaking techniques around, and once you’ve learned to make the basic shapes, the possibilities are endless. If you haven’t tried quilling before, it traditionally uses strips of thin paper rolled into coils, shapes and scrolls to make various patterns. For this project, Clare has also used quilling strips on their sides to create outlines and elements in her designs. For those of you who are just starting out, try the Snowflake card first, as it’s by far the easiest and quickest to make. Practise creating the coils and eyes a few times before making up your card so that you get a feel for the quilling needle. The Bauble and Christmas tree designs take a little bit longer, but the shapes are still fairly simple, and the finished cards are well worth the extra effort. Once armed with some colourful papers and the confidence to make the basic shapes, you can have fun trying new variations and creating your own unique quilled motifs. Quilling needle and paper strips at the ready? Then let’s get started...

1 Cover the front of a 122mm square white base with blue Core’dinations. Print/stamp greeting onto light blue card, trim to 100mm square and layer onto white card, rounding the corners as you go. Attach to base.

2 Roll a 225mm white quilling strip into a loose coil using a quilling needle tool. Repeat to make six in total. Pinch each coil into an eye shape by squeezing both ends. Attach quilled pieces in centre as shown.

Bauble card

1 Cover the front of a 122mm square white base with pink card. Print/stamp greeting onto white card and trim to 100mm square. Layer onto green card, rounding the corners as you go. Attach to base.

2 Roll a 305mm blue quilling strip into a loose coil using the quilling needle tool. Repeat with another two blue, three fuchsia and three lime quilling strips. Shape each coil into a teardrop, by pinching one end.

Christmas tree

Shopping list 3mm quilling strips – Kingfisher Blue, Fuchsia, Lime Green, Dark Grey, Ultra White, Leaf Green, £1.85 each JJ quilling needle tool, £2 From JJ Quilling Design Core’dinations – Jillian Dot 12x12 card pack, £16.49 From Cardcraft Plus Light blue card, corner rounder punch, toothpick, fine tweezers, digi greetings or sentiment stamps From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93


1 Cover the front of a 122mm square

white base with green card. Print/stamp greeting onto white card, trim to 95mm square and layer onto blue card, rounding the corners as you go. Attach to base.

2 For the tree: roll a 220mm grey strip into

a loose coil. Pinch into an eye shape by squeezing both ends, turn and pinch remaining sides into points to form square shape. Attach to base with glue, as shown.

Masterclass festive quilling

Clare’s hints & tips Try Clare’s top suggestions too master the art of quilling 3 Fold 80mm white quilling strip in half and glue together to make a 40mm strip. Repeat five more times. Apply a tiny amount of glue to where the strips will be placed; position strips on top, on their sides using tweezers.

4 Roll a 115mm white quilling strip into a loose coil and pinch into an eye shape by squeezing both ends. Make another 23; attach, as shown. Roll six 60mm white strips into loose coils; glue to tips of snowflake.

‘ Make sure you arrange all your quilled pieces on your card and are happy ppy with the layout before you start gluing them in place. ‘ Use very little glue – you just need a small amount to hold the pieces together. Always use a clear-drying glue, and apply with a toothpick. ‘ Ensure your coils are rolled evenly. I usually keep my finger over the top of the shape as I roll to keep the edges even. ‘ When trimming your strips to

3 Roll nine 115mm grey quilling strips into small loose coils with a quilling needle. Pinch each into an eye shape by squeezing both ends, then turn and pinch remaining sides into points to form rectangle shapes.

4 Cut two grey quilling strips to fit across the top half of panel, as shown. Apply a tiny amount of glue to where the strips will be; position strips on top, on their sides, with tweezers. Attach quilled bulbs, to finish.

size, tear them instead of cutting with scissors. The torn edge can be glued better than a cut edge and is less obvious.

‘ Use tweezers to move your

quilled shapes around on your card, as the small pieces can be difficult to handle and position in place using just your fingers.

‘ Adhering the strips on their sides can be a tricky technique to master. Practise so you know how much glue to apply before attempting it on your finished project.

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3 Roll a 230mm leaf green strip into a loose

coil. Repeat seven times, then twice more using lime strips. Roll a 170mm leaf green strip into a small loose coil. Repeat 17 times, then make five more with lime strips. Attach.

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4 For the tree decs: Roll 145mm quilling

strips into tight closed coils using a quilling needle tool. Make 12 in total – six blue and six fuchsia. Attach decs to tree using small amouts of glue, to finish.


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Christmas gilding h with the addition of metallic gilding akes. Simonne Clay shows you how


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KNOWHOW Project: Five gilded cards and a tag Time: 45 minutes per card Expert: Simonne Clay Simonne caught the papercrafting bug in 2008 after making her mum a birthday card. She loves trying out new techniques and revisiting old favourites, too, including gilding! She especially enjoyed creating these stylish Christmas card designs for you to try.

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How to make this card & tag

f festive gilding Add the Midas touch to your Christmas cards this year with festive gilding – it’s fun, easy and totally addictive!


ilding flakes are a fantastic way to add a touch of metallic luxury to your papercraft projects and are a great alternative to heat embossing with metallic embossing powders. If you have never gilded before, then the IndigoBlu FlitterGlu Kit is definitely for you! It has everything you need to get started just add your choice of gilding flakes from the 12 different IndigoBlu colourways, ranging from single hues to pots of multi-tonal flakes. Simonne has chosen a delicate colour palette of gold, pale grey and white to show off these new contemporary Christmas stamps from Clearly Besotted Stamps (available to purchase from 5/10/2014). The clean and simple layouts, together with the use of vellum, hemp cord, colour spray and sequins gives her cards wow factor and allows the images to take centre stage.

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1 Add half a teaspoon of FlitterGlu to the white side of a 25x50mm piece of Phat Foam to create glue inkpad. Work the glue into the foam using a palette knife. Cut a 105x140mm piece of white card and machine stitch around three edges.

2 Arrange stamps from Sparkle Mini set onto an acrylic block in a tree shape, ink with glue inkpad; stamp at top centre of card. Stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set in the centre of the piece of vellum using the glue inkpad.

4 Rub the stamped image and sentiment

5 Fold a 285x115mm piece of grey card

gently with the black IndigoBlu Scoochy sponge using small circular motions. This will remove any excess flake and reveal the detail of the gilded designs. Return any excess flake to the container.

in half for a base (fold at top). Attach the gilded Christmas tree image panel, as shown. Layer the vellum onto a 115x36mm piece of grey card and fix across the bottom of the base, to finish.

Clearly Besotted Stamps stamp sets: Ornamental Style, £9; Little Pudding Mini, £4; Christmas Sparkle Mini, £4 From Clearly Besotted Whimsy Stamps: Happy Large word die, £8.25 Impression Obsession: Small Snowflake die set, £6.50 From Dies To Die For IndigoBlu: FlitterGlu Kit (without MegaFlake), £11.99; MegaFlake 9 Chariot of Fire gilding flakes, £5.9 lu goB Indi From Die-cutting machine, sewing l), machine & white thread (optiona kle spar gold y, spra gold ink, gold hemp cord, grey card, vellum, , sequins, hole punch, palette knife stipple brush From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93


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Peace & joy 1 Cover a 108x122mm piece of grey card with vellum. Ink the largest bow from the Ornamental Style set with a glue inkpad and stamp five times down the right side. Sprinkle with gilding flakes, press down and rub gently to remove excess.

Keep your designs neat and simple for a contemporary finish

2 Fold a 108x129mm piece of white card in half to make a base (fold at top). Stamp a sixth bow and sentiment from the Ornamental Style stamp set at the bottom and gild with Chariot of Fire flakes. 3 Wrap bottom of stamped vellum panel with gold sparkle cord to hide the join. Attach to front of base card.

3 Sprinkle Chariot of Fire gilding flakes onto the stamped image and the sentiment over a clean box to catch any excess. Now press the flakes down using a stipple brush or clean fingers and rub gently to remove as much excess flake as possible.

Die-cut snowflakes from vellum for subtle embellishments

Merry Christmas 6 Stamp tree onto a 64x112mm piece of

stitched white card and the greetings onto a 64x18mm piece of vellum using the glue inkpad. Stick image to a 74x112mm piece of grey card; attach vellum strip. Add vellum snowflakes. Punch hole; thread with cord.

1 Cut a 143x100mm piece of white card. Stamp three baubles from the Ornamental Style stamp set using a glue inkpad as shown. Ink the largest sentiment from the same stamp set with a glue inkpad and stamp underneath. Sprinkle with gilding flakes, press down and rub gently to remove excess.

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2 Fold a 148x210mm piece of grey card in half for a base (fold at top). Machine stitch around the edge of the image panel with white thread, and then attach to base card using sticky fixers. 3 To finish, add four small snowflakes die-cut from vellum and a few drips of gold spray to the image panel as shown. 57


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Two more to tr y Be merry 1 Cut a 85x148mm piece of grey card, cover with vellum and machine stitch along both of the longest edges using white thread.

Choose sparkly cord to coordinate with the gilding flakes

2 Stamp the sentiment and pudding in the bottom right corner with a glue inkpad. Sprinkle with gilding flakes, press down and rub gently to remove excess. 3 Fold a 200x148mm piece of white card in half for a base (fold at top). Attach the image panel to the centre of base. To finish, add two pieces of gold sparkle hemp cord to either side of the grey panel as shown.

Simonne’s hints & tips Try Simonne’ss expert advice for a fab finish ‘ Empty your pot of flakes into a box before you start working so you can work over the box. Remember to wipe your box with a tumble le dryer sheet or an anti-static bag before adding your flakes to eliminate static. ‘ Once you have created your FlitterGlu ‘inkpad’, place it white side down on a ceramic tile or plate whilst you are working to prevent it from drying out. ‘ Once you have finished stamping, it is very important to wash the glue off your stamp straightaway. Immerse the stamp in a container of clean water and use an old toothbrush to clean the stamp thoroughly. FlitterGlu remains tacky, so you don’t have to worry about applying the flake too quickly.

Happy times 1 Fold a 290x148mm piece of white card in half for a base (fold at top). Now cut a 105x148mm piece of white card and machine stitch around the edges using white thread; attach to base.

‘ Remember to wash your hands once you have finished stamping using your glue inkpad so you don’t end up with flakes stuck to your fingers when you start to apply the gilding flakes!

2 Carefully ink the word Christmas from the Ornamental Style stamp set with gold and stamp onto base as shown. Die-cut four snowflakes from vellum and stick to base. 3 Cover the front of a scrap piece of card with a glue inkpad, sprinkle with gilding flakes, press down and rub gently to remove excess. Die-cut the word r Happy from the gilded piece of car ard using ng the Whimsy Stamps die.. Attach At to basee aas shown. 4 Add a selection of wintery sequins, and then en some drips of gold spray, to finish.

‘ FlitterGlu is specially formulated so that it’s water soluble. Once you have finished with your Phat Foam, wash with lots of water to remove any remaining glue, leave to dry and then it’s ready to use again another day! Add drips of glitter spray for an inky effect

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Barbara Gray Claritystamp founder and TV presenter Barbara shows you how to overlap colours for a beautiful autumnal card ello there! Can you believe that autumn has rolled round again?! No sooner have the flowers bloomed, then the wind curls around us! But with it come the most beautiful colours of the year. All those wonderful warm reds, yellows, oranges – it really is my favourite season. So to celebrate the beauty of autumn, this month let’s work with just four colours: red, yellow, green and blue, and see what happens when we overlap them. While I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet, the Clarity stencil brushes I’ve used here really are fantastic! Although you can rinse them with cold water when you’ve finished using them, I think it’s best to dedicate one brush to a particular colour. Then you can ensure the colours aren’t muddied when you apply them.


Barbara ra’s top tip Barba on porous card, let the stamp p sit for a few seconds to allow the ink to soak in

Shopping list Funky Foliage clear stamp; £10.25; Word Chain 1 clear stamp set, £9:98; Journaling stamp set, £15.98; Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, £4.50 each; Archival Ink – Black, £5.48; Clarity stencil brushes, £19.99; Micron black pen, £2.50; Spectrum Noir colouring pencils – Essentials, £19.99 From Claritystamp Ltd Sharpie marker, coloured card, low-tack masking tape From your local craft shop For stockists turn to page 93

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Make two folds along a sheet of A4 card and tear two slits along the folds. You want the apertures to be irregular and hilly when you open the card.


Turn the apertures 90 degrees to make vertical blocks. Once again, new hues are introduced by layering. Mask off any areas you don’t want altered.



Secure aperture to white card with low-tack masking tape from behind, then gently brush Distress Ink through the opening with a stencil brush.


Leave a white space for the stamp and use the torn paper from the aperture to mask off the green area. Stamp the Funky Foliage Claritystamp in black ink.


Time to colour in the stamp. I used coloured pencils from Spectrum Noir’s Essentials set. You can use these pencils to enhance the funky panel areas, too.

This step is optional. If you are a tidy worker, then you may not enjoy it! Flick a little water at your work, allow to soak in, and then blot with a paper towel.



If you like grunge and altered art, add coffee ring stains in a range of inks, using the Journaling Claritystamp set. I chose to stamp four stains for a balanced look.

Layer onto white card, then onto a complementary colour. I selected red for a warm, autumnal effect. Attach to card base, to finish.


Repeat with other colours, allowing for some overlap. When you layer up blue on yellow, for example, the overlap will turn a lovely green.


Add a meaningful stamped message. This one is from the Word Chain line. To enhance the illusion of layers, outline the panels with a fine black Micron pen.


Use a ruler to help you create a border along the outside edges with a black Sharpie pen. This will make the stamped images jump off the page. Barbara is Director of Claritystamp Ltd and has over 20 years experience in the industry. In the early ‘90s, she invented transparent stamps. Barbara presents a two-hour live show on Create & Craft TV on the first Sunday of every month, from 9-11am. Go to barbaragrayblog. to follow her and enter crafting contests. Barbara also uploads new step-by-step tutorials to YouTube every Tuesday at www. Or chat with her and other crafters at www.

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i again, crafters! I hope I find you ready for Christmas... I say this, knowing full well I will not be ready at all! I used to worry about this, but have now accepted it’s going to happen, and I’m pretty sure I will definitely have something I have forgotten about. Let the panic begin! For this month’s article. I decided to work with the wonderful MDF (mediumdensity fibreboard) pallet art set from Stamps Away, which has been so popular on Create and Craft. It’s a very simple design, which makes it extremely easy to work with. Christmas is a great time to make home decorations that are pretty and can be used year after year, and it’s even better if they are functional. Here I

“The beauty of the chalkboard paint is that you can wipe it clean and write over and over again” have combined my MDF slats with chalkboard paint (I used Pinflair’s Blackboard Paint), for a wonderful piece of home décor. The beauty of the chalkboard paint is the fact you can wipe it clean and write over and over again just like magic! The kit can be used in so many configurations, and you do not need special glue or tools to put it together. The first piece is quite large, making it perfect for your Christmas reminders, to-do lists and more. Have fun!

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Shopping list shelf Stamps Away MDF pallet and ns atio Cre lt rtfe Hea 99; £9. art kit, ion, lect Col er Pap Festive Christmas , glue er mm Shi mic Cos ; .99 £19 bow £7.99; Embellishment Attic .99 £12 ker, ma From Create and Craft anza Chalkboard paint, gold org , Glossy gold – rls Pea id ribbon, Liqu Accents, black pen From your local stockist e 93 For stockists turn to pag

1 In your pallet set you will have larger pieces and smaller pieces. For this design, I used four of the larger slats. First, you’ll need to paint all sides which would be visible using the chalkboard paint. Allow to dry and then give them a second coat. 2 After the slats are completely dry, you can then glue them together using the Cosmic Shimmer PVA, with thinner slats attached at the back to make the piece sturdy and secure. 3 Now it’s time to choose your decorations! I adore the Heartfelt Creations papers, and found it quite difficult to decide which ones to use. When selecting papers, I wanted something I could easily fussy-cut and turn into toppers. I used the large baubles and holly.

Get crafty with Leonie Don’t worry too much about cutting out the detail – just take away enough so you emphasise the main images. I also cut out some of the poinsettias, the two doves and two of the sentiments. 4 Next, cut out some of the background papers. I cut out two strips, one for the top and one for the bottom. I layered them onto a piece of red card and then glued them onto the pallet. 5 Glue the baubles onto the top left hand corner. Arrange the other elements in the bottom right hand corner. I layered one of the sentiments onto a piece of red card and then onto a piece of green card. Allow them to overlap to create a cluster of images images. This also helps if some of the images aren’t

complete, as it gives you more scope. 8 Using the bow maker, make a three-looped bow from gold organza ribbon, to attach at the bottom of the pallet. The bow maker is such a fantastic tool, and allows you to create these really stunning bows with ease. 9 Now, run a length of the ribbon around the top of the pallet and tie in a bow over the top of the baubles. Use the baker’s twine to tie another bow and glue this over the top of the organza ribbon bow using the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue. 10 Add Glossy Accents to the berries and Liquid Pearls to the poinsettia, to finish.

Leonie’s hints & tips Here’s Leonie’ss expert advice to help you get started... ‘ Apply the chalkboard paint with a brush in long strokes for even coverage. ‘ Your chalkboard paint can be

painted directly onto walls, as well. This can be great fun for kids’ rooms, but it’s completely the kind of wall I’d appreciate, too!

Festive notes

‘ The MDF pallets are great to use as single slats on their own, which are big enough to make a statement piece. Combine them with plain notebooks, blank calendars, mirrors, key hooks – the possibilities are endless! ‘ MDF is great for creating things with the kids, as it’s sturdy and cost effective and will take a wide variety of paints and glues. ‘ Use your Christmas chalkboards for to-do lists, cooking schedules, menus, festive greetings, guest lists, naughty and nice lists, letters to Father Christmas ... there are so many possibilities, that are both fun and practical!

To demonstrate how you can use the slats in a different way, I have also done an alternative piece for you. This is made using just two of the larger slats, with a piece of thick card at the back to provide extra support. I used the thick baker’s twine to thread through the holes and hang the chalk paint creation. I think this smaller one would be great for writing messages and cute ‘This Way Santa’ wall hangings. Use the papers, sentiments and tags to complete your hanging. These are very easy to do, and yet they look really effective.

(Left) MDF wood slats in large and small. (Right) A bow maker is fab for pretty ribbons

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Modern lines

Winter forest

Here, I used layers of corrugated card to make snowdrifts for the background, along with snowflakes stamped onto Kraft card. I heat-embossed the green card Christmas trees with white embossing powder to add additional texture. additio

I cut patterned corrugated card into triangles to make modern Christmas trees, decorated with sparkly twine and coloured gems. A nice gold star adorns each tree, making them the perfect focal point on this card.


Frosty snowman

Making 3D shapes from corrugated card is fun! Roll strips of card with your fingers, gluing at intervals to make the snowman’s body and head. I used white distress stain to lightly colour the card white. I made the hat from corrugated card coloured with a marker pen. Again, I used Distress Stains on the die-cut stars to highlight the texture of the card.

6 ways with…

Corrugated card This cardmaking material is very on trend right now, and looking at these cards by Jo Nevill, it’s no wonder why. Try these six great ideas to get you started...


Corrugated card is bang on trend r right now. It’s so versatile; you can paint it, stain it, ink it and die-cut it, roll it to make 3D shapes, or cut it into thin m strips and use it for quilling. The texture gives cards that extra zing. Corrugated card works for both vintage or modern styles. My favourite for vinta Christmas cards is the Kraft-coloured type, as I love how this looks with Christmas colours and all the glittery embellishments and twines. Try teaming these patterned corrugated card sheets from Die Cuts with a View with seasonal ers for a standout look.

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Off-cut tree

Mixing off-cuts of patterned paper, Kraft card and corrugated card is a great way to use up leftover scraps! Just cut the papers at different lengths and layer. Add some sparkles and stick a button on the top, and you have the perfect Christmas tree. I also used corrugated card to cover the front of my base, together with patterned paper.


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I made my own background for this die-cut star using white embossing paste and a holly stencil. I love the texture embossing paste gives, just like snow. I raised the star up on sticky fixers and added Christmas favourites of glitter, twine and sparky sequins. I like the look of wooden embellishments here, as they work so well with the colour of the Kraft card.


Christmas spots

For this card I cut the negative die-cut leftover from making the previous card into a rectangle, rounded off the corners and then used it as a centre piece. I attached it to festive paper with sticky fixers to give the card depth. I Iove the patterned paper peeking through, with the sentiment placed in the centre. Finish with some gold glitter glue around the outline of the star. 67

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Count Make Dorothy Wood’s stylish advent calendar and then stash with festive goodies for a fun-filled fun filled countdown to Christmas! Christm

How to make the advent calendar 1 Trace the box template on page 88 onto a thin white card; cut out, score and fold along the marked lines. Apply double-sided tape to the areas, as shown on the template and then fold the box up and stick the flaps in position. Cut out, score and fold 25 boxes in total. 2 Stamp all over a 6x6 sheet of patterned paper in VersaMark ink using one of the stamps from the Cold Country set. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder, tap off the excess and apply heat with a heat gun until melted. Stamp three more pieces of patterned 6x6 paper with the same stamp and then heat emboss. 3 Switch to a different stamp from the set; stamp and heat emboss four more 6x6 pieces of patterned paper. Repeat the process with the remaining two stamps to give you 16 stamped pieces in total. Cut each into 49mm squares, and divide into bundles of five. Put any excess strips of paper to one side. 4 Paint the boxes one side at a time with appliglue and stick a square on each side and on the top of the lid. Cover all the boxes with paper squares. Stick long rectangles onto the front flap of each box and then leave to dry. 5 Decorate the boxes in sets of four to give you six different designs with one left over. Stick microdot adhesive tape around some boxes and sprinkle with glitter, and then decorate others with blue lace tape, snowflakes punched from pearlescent paper, gems and/or twine.

6 Type the numbers 1 to 25 onto a Word document in five rows and change the font to Handwriting Dakota size 48; print onto printable acetate. Cut the numbers into strips using a paper trimmer then cut into individual numbers. Staple a number onto each box. Punch a semi-circle from the top front edge of each box as shown.

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Dorothy’s hints & tips Get your calendar off to a flying start with Dorothy’s expert advice

7 Cut a 300x430mm piece of thin cardboard for the backing board; trim the top two corners as shown. Cut five 70x340mm strips of cardboard; score and fold along one long side 20mm from the edge, and then 20mm from each end. Cut out 20mm squares at each corner. Stick one strip to the bottom of the backing board via the long flap and use brown paper tape to stick the side flaps in place as shown. Add the other shelves, spaced 70mm apart in the same way.

‘These boxes are 49mm square rather than 50mm so that you can cut two boxes from a single A4 sheet of card. You could also cut the boxes from thick patterned paper.

8 Paint the shelving with white acrylic paint. Once dry, sponge with Distress Inks and stamp all over with text image in silver ink. Add blue lace tape, punch two holes at the top and thread with twine to hang. Add the boxes, to finish.

‘The printable acetate will work with laser or inkjet printers. Just ensure you print onto the slightly rough side.

‘For speedy boxes, use a 30cm paper trimmer with a scoring blade. You can score all the lines and then cut the excess card away with the blade.

‘To prevent the shelves from curving up as they dry: once the paint is dry to the touch, hang the display unit up with a light weight on each shelf so that each one is level. Paint the back of the board last and then lay flat to dry.

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Experts Jo Austin Stamp addict Jo is a regular on Create & Craft TV, and she also runs her very own v papercrafting classes. Luckily for L you, she’s y here to help h with all your w craft queries. c

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Put your crafting questions to our team of top experts


What direction should I fold cardstock after I’ve scored it? In the valley, or on top of the mountain?


Barb Striethorst, Canada Dorothy says: What a great question, Barb! Well, you need too score on what will be the outside surface and then fold the card in a mountain fold so that the bump p on the reverse side ends up insidee the card, because you get a much h cleaner fold that way. If you try to fold the card with the dip inside, the card has to stretch across the u outside fold, and this will give you a rough finish. When folding concertinas, you should score every second line on one side and d then flip the card to score the

Sharon studied graphic design and has many years of experience in the world of papercraft. p She’s a colour S expert and e loves to colour in n stamped im mages.

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other lines so that they fold in the opposite direction altternating between valley and moountain folds. Also, if you are loooking to try step cards or easel cards, take care to score the card on the correct side for each e (mountain fold) crease.

O O O O O O O A crisp fold makes your card look professional


M husband and I are celebrating our My golden wedding anniversary soon. g Could you please suggest a card idea? C Janet JJa e Nash, Cornwall


J says: Firstly, congratulations! A golden anniversary calls for Jo a veryy special card. For this one I cut dark brown card to fitt a 148m mm square base card with scalloped edges. I then tookk a piece of Stampin’ Up! gold glitter card and cut the outsside frame with a Tonic Affections base die. I layyered up brown card onto cream, and then em mbossed a smaller piece of cream card for the top. I th hen added a strip of brown card along the centre an nd decorated it with a pretty sequin ribbon. I used th he remainder of the glitter card for the die-cut numbers, and the sentiment is from Tonic Studios. I n finished the card off with a sprinkling of sequins for fi that extra-special touch! Hope you like it, Janet.

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Use a good quality card for your base. The ideal weight is around 250gsm – any lighter and the card will not be strong enough to stand up and may warp or buckle.


Invest in the right tools. A proper bone folder and a good quality trimmer will make all the difference when folding and cutting. See page 92 for our guide to cardmaking tools.


Less is really more when it comes to crafting. So, yes that may mean stepping away from the glitter pot once in a while.



Remember to vary your adhesives. Some embellishments will require a humble sticky fixer while others will need a stronger glue to keep them firmly in place.


Go the extra mile with your cardmaking by crafting your very own envelopes to fit your cards perfectly and maybe even consider using card inserts if you’re looking to make a real impact!


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I want to make a nice retirement carrd for my male friend but I can’t find any nice stamps. Any suggestions? Susan Bloom, Hartlepool Jo says: Little Claire does a stamp set that is perfect for this! The silhouette image makes an ideal topper for a retirement card. I have stamped using black Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, for both the main image and the sentiment. I coloured the background of the main image with a selection of blue ink and washed this over with water. I made the patterned panel by stamping onto white card with Pigment ink and heat embossing with silver. I then layered these panels onto blue and black card and attached them to a 142mm square base card and finished with a bow.

Create interest in your card with clever layering

I love stamping, but I’m not very good at colouring. Can you please give me some top tips for basic shading? Marie Preston, Aberystwyth colour palettes are best to use. But just remember, crafting is all about having fun, so don’t stress about your technique too much just enjoy being creative!

Sharon says: Well, first up I would advise you to get some alcohol markers (if you don’t already have them). These are ideal for shading as they blend really easily. Then start by shading using a couple of colours only there is no point over complicating things is there? Also, the stamp packaging often has a coloured image that can be helpful to use as a reference when colouring and shading. I personally like to see how the company thinks the stamp looks best. Thee image shows you what areas require shading and what

Take your time when colouring to perfect your skills

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I’ve got a lot of buttons in my stash and I’ve run out of ideas for using th them on my cards. Can you help? Michelle Lyons, Durham Christine says: Every crafter I’ve ever know wn has always had an abundance of buttons in all sortts of sizes, shapes and textures, and it sounds like yo ou’re no exception! I find it very satisfying to find a use u for something that’s been hanging around my stash for a while, and I think Christmas is a great time tto use all kinds of embellishments, including buttons d so you’re in luck. For this card I used small red buttons that I had already in my stash, to represent the berries on pieces of holly. I’ve theen matched this motif with cute holly paper. A holly wreath in this style would also work really well. Another idea I had was to create a card with an assortment of buttons in a triangle shape to represent a Christmas tree. Each layer could have a different coloured set of buttons. I hope these ideas have sparked your imagination. Good luck, Michelle!

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Sketch class 1

Project: 1 sketch, 3 cards Time: 30 minutes per card Expert: Paula Holifield Paula has been crafting for seven years and particularly loves making cards. She works as a designer for Wild Rose Studio, Joanna Sheen and Nitwits Collections, and also does craft demonstrations in her spare time. Visit her blog paulaholifieldcrafts. for more cardmaking ideas.

13 sketch, ways Use one simple sketch to create three harmonious cards. Paula Holifield has these fun, festive designs for you to try...

What’s a sketch? If you haven’t heard of them before, a sketch is a term used to describe a basic card layout. It’s there to provide you with an idea of how to build up your card. From this you can introduce your own ideas by following the layout, but using your own choice of papers and embellishments.

Use this sketch to help you position the different elements on your card

Simplify your Christmas cardmaking by using one sketch in many different ways! By adapting a simple layout of rectangles with a strip down the middle, Paula has added diversity to her designs using different papers and embellishments. She used the gorgeous new Christmas stamps by Wild Rose Studio: Reindeer Flying, Angel on Reindeer, and Girl and Snowman, priced £5.49 each from, perfect for creating adorable cards like this and more.



Follow sketch exactly. Layer a square of patterned paper onto Kraft card; attach to a base. Layer a panel of red paper onto Kraft card, add Kraft card triangles to two corners; attach as shown. Border punch a piece of Kraft card and add a strip of green paper along one edge; attach to centre of base. Stamp image, colour and trim to size. Layer onto Kraft card; attach to base. Add sentiment. Decorate with glitter, to finish.



Rotate sketch 90° anti-clockwise. Layer a square of stripe paper onto aqua card, and add a panel of patterned paper layered onto aqua card to the bottom. Punch a strip of white card and attach across centre of square, along with a strip of stripe paper layered onto aqua card. Wrap with twine, knot at the right side; attach square to base. Stamp image, colour and trim. Layer onto aqua card; attach to base. Add sentiment and charm. Decorate with glitter.



Flip the sketch so that the sentiment is on the left. Layer a square of patterned paper onto blue card and add a rectangle of floral paper layered onto blue card to the right side. Wrap square vertically with ribbon; attach to base. Stamp image, colour and trim to size. Layer onto blue and then silver mirri card; attach to centre of base. Add sentiment, gems and glitter, to finish.

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i 1 Cut an 80x145mm tag from green card. Emboss a 40x75mm piece of red card using a festive folder, attach to bottom of tag and trim the bottom edge into a pennant. Wrap centre of tag with yellow ribbon. 2 Die-cut an image from a used Christmas card into a circle, layer onto a scalloped circle, and then attach to tag using sticky fixers. 3 Add a trimmed and inked sentiment, and some snowflakes punched from a used card. Punch hole in top of tag and thread with twine, twine to finish. finish

Santa greeting Christmas gift Ch f bbox 1 Make a 95x95x30mm box from Kraft card, or use a ready-made box. Cut four 25x87mm pieces from used cards and attach to each side. 2 Cover the top of the box with a 90mm square cut from an old card. Wrap box with ribbon, as shown. Die-cut an image from a used card into a circle and layer onto a larger plain circle and a larger scalloped circle die-cut from used cards. Layer with sticky fixers and attach. 3 Add an inked sentiment and four stars punched from used cards, as shown.

1 Cut four 52mm square images from used Christmas cards, ink the edges, and attach each to a 65mm square of green card using sticky fixers. Arrange onto a 148mm square of red card and stick into place. 2 Cut a sentiment from an old Christmas card, trim end into a pennant and ink the edges. Attach using sticky fixers. 3 Wrap left side of panel with twine, thread a button onto the centre; tie in a bow. Glue button to edge of sentiment. Attach panel to a 148mm square white base, to finish. 81

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1 Cut a 140mm piece of star paper, ink the edges and attach to a 148mm square white scalloped base card. 2 Cut a 115x28mm border from circus paper and layer onto a 115x40mm piece of cream card, inking the edges as you go. 3 Ink edges of the bear die-cut and attach to base with sticky fixers. Stamp greeting onto tag, ink edges, tie with thread; attach. Add button.


My circus

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2 Ink the edges of the lion and elephant die-cuts and attach to base using sticky fixers as shown.

Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft

Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft Pink and brown ink, thread From your local craft shop

Pink and brown ink From your local craft shop


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1 Layer a 134mm square of checked paper onto a 143mm square of cream card, inking the edges as you go. Attach to a 148mm square base. 2 Add a 134x15mm strip of wood paper. Ink edges of the strongman die-cut and attach with sticky fixers. Ink edges of a small tag, tie with thread; stick to base at an angle. Secure thread on the inside of base.





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1 Cut a 121mm square of lined paper with the greeting in the bottom right corner. Ink edges in brown; attach to a 125mm square white base card.

3 Stamp sentiment in brown ink.

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3 Add buttons to top right corner and stamp the sentiment in brown.

Shopping list Fancy Pants Everyday Circus: 6x6 paper pad, £5.99; Ephemera Pack, £2.99 Small Decorative Tags, £2.99; Button Set, £3.99 From Hey Little Magpie Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft Pink and brown ink, thread From your local craft shop

10 minute makes


Please come

1 Layer a 100mm square of star paper onto cream card and then a 120mm square of number paper, inking the edges as you go. Attach to a 125mm square white base card. 2 Ink the edges of the bunting and ringmaster die-cuts and attach to base with sticky fixers as shown. Stamp sentiment in brown, to finish.


It’s a party

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Thank you

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1 Cut a 135mm square of light wood paper, ink the edges and attach to a 148mm square white base card.

Fancy Pants Everyday Circus: 6x6 paper pad, £5.99; Ephemera Pack, £2.99 From Hey Little Magpie

Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft

2 Cut a 45x130mm, a 40x110mm and a 25x100mm strip from different patterned papers, trim ends into pennants, ink the edges of each and stick to base as shown.

Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft

Cream card Pink and brown ink From your local craft shop

3 Ink the edges of the die-cut elephant and attach to base using sticky fixers. Stamp sentiment.

Fancy Pants Everyday Circus: 6x6 paper pad, £5.99; Ephemera Pack, £2.99 From Hey Little Magpie

Pink and brown ink From your local craft shop

For stockists turn to page 93

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1 Cut a 140mm square of diamond paper and ink the edges in pink. Attach to a 148mm square white scalloped base card.

Fancy Pants Everyday Circus: 6x6 paper pad, £5.99; Ticket Roll, £2.99 From Hey Little Magpie

2 Cut a 55x140mm piece of red patterned paper and stick 25mm in from the left edge of the base.

Pink and brown ink From your local craft shop

3 Select five different tickets from the roll and lightly ink the edges of each; attach to base using sticky fixers as shown, to finish.


Great show

Shopping list

1 Cut a 138mm piece of brick paper, ink edges, layer onto grey card; attach to a 148mm square base.

Fancy Pants Everyday Circus: 6x6 paper pad, £5.99 From Hey Little Magpie

2 Cut three posters from patterned paper, and then curl, tear and ink the edges as shown. Attach to base.

Papermania Tall Urban Stamps Madame Pyraud – Mini Typewriter, £4.49 From Craftydevils Papercraft

3 Stamp the sentiment onto cream card, trim to 75x30mm and ink the edges. Layer onto wood paper and attach to base with sticky fixers.

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Accordion folding A mountain and valley style folding technique which creates a concertina style fold.

shape, such as a pattern or greeting. It’s traditionally done by hand, using a stencil or board with an embossing tool.

Brads This is the American name for paper fasteners, with split pins that go through paper then pull apart and flatten on the reverse to secure.

Embossing folder These plastic folders have a raised design one side and indented design on the other. You put card in between and roll through a die-cutting machine to emboss.

Bone folder A tool used to make a neat, sharp crease in paper or card. Chipboard Used to make chunky shaped embellishments. Buy it plain or ready-decorated. Die-cutting A die-cutting machine cuts out shapes from paper or card. The machine sandwiches metal dies (templates) over your chosen card, which is then fed through a roller by turning a handle on the machine. Digi papers This is where you save (download) backing papers from a website onto your computer. You can then print as many times as you like. You can do the same with images. Visit www.cardmakingandpapercraft. com to download our free papers. Découpage There are two very different découpage techniques. The first is the art of creating a 3D image from paper layers. The smaller parts of a repeated image are cut out and layered on top of the original image with sticky fixers. The second is when pieces of specialist découpage paper are used to cover an object to decorate it, usually using watered down PVA glue or Mod Podge. Distress Markers These are water-based marker pens made by Ranger. Make sure you stamp your image using a permanent ink before colouring with these to ensure your outlines don’t bleed. Embossing This adds a raised

Embossing powder These grainy powders melt when heated with a heat gun to create a shiny, raised effect on your cards. Gilding The process of applying fine foil, usually metallic, to your cards. Glossy Accents This is a clear, three-dimensional gloss made by Ranger. Use it to accent and protect distinct areas of your projects. Heat embossing This technique gives stamped images a glossy, raised finish. Add embossing powder to images stamped with pigment ink and melt the powder with a heat gun. Kraft card This is light brown, usually recycled, card that is used for layering with backing papers. Pigment ink This is a sticky, slow-drying ink that is recommended for use when heat embossing. Quilling This technique involves rolling strips of paper into a variety of shapes to make various patterns. Punches These are used to quickly punch out shapes to decorate cards. There is a huge variety available, including border punches and nesting punches. VersaMark ink This clear pigment ink creates a ‘watermark’ version of the stamped image when stamped onto coloured card. It’s ideal for heat embossed designs.

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Toolbox 1

Back to basics

You’ll need most of these items in addition to those listed on our shopping lists for every project you do....

White card Use to stamp onn and to make base cards

Black ink Ussee to stamp greetings annd d images

Your indispensable guide to the craft essentials every cardmaker should own...


Tools of the trade

Some cardmaking g techniques techniques require special toolls; these are the most co omm mon...


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Once you’ve got the basics sorted, you’re ready to get creative... Stamps, inks and embossing powders Use stamps to create perfect imagess, and d add texture witth heat embossing ng

Heat gun For heat embossing: use with clear pigmennt ink like VersaMaark ink and embosssing powder for a glossy, raised effect on stamped images

Trimmer, craft knife, craft mat, scissors Use for basic cutting and trimming

Die-cutting machine There are traditional, electronic and digital models available. They use dies to cut out shhapes from a variety of matteriaals Base cards Available in a variety of sizes and colours – buy ready-made or make your own

Eyelet setter Use to add decorative eyeleets to your designs

Bone folder Use to achieve a U Us ssharp crease whenn ffolding base cards

Glues Adhesive doots, sticky fixers, glue stick cks, double-sided tape and silicon one glue are most commonly used

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Patterned papers Use patterned papers to add layers, colour olour and texture to your desiigns

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1 Score and fold 48x252mm of white card to create a mountain fold at 52mm and a valley fold at 114mm. Attach to front of a 148mm square base, so that valley fold sits level with bottom of base card. 2 Layer a 138mm square of white card onto red card; attach to base. Now layer a 138x40mm piece of white card onto red card and attach to front panel. 3 Ink edges of a plain circle die-cut from white card and layer onto a larger scalloped circle die-cut from red card and a plain circle die-cut from gold mirri card; attach to base. Die-cut Father Christmas, presents, ivy corners and

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sentiment; attach as shown. Die-cut the sack from Kraft card, ink edges and tie with twine. Decorate with Stickles glitter glue and red gems, to finish.

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