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Issue 109 free digital downloads are here for Simply Cards & Papercraft


Issue 110 digital downlods are now avaliable for Simply Cards & Papercraft


The latest digital downloads are now available for issue 111 of Simply Cards & Papercraft.


Here’s the bonus step-by-step instructions as promised in Complete Cardmaking issue 44, our anniversary..


Jenny Higham has created some fantastic cards incorporating paper folding, including this concertina-folded creation! Check out issue 96 of Papercraft Essentials for more inspiration, on sale 4th July!


Here’s just one of the fabulous cards you can make using the free Forever Friends stamps and paper stack free with Papercraft Essentials 96, on sale 4th July!


You'll need..


  • free stamps & papers
  • white 13cm-square card blank
  • Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Big Sentiments stamp set
  • white, yellow & blue cardstock
  • Graphite Black Brilliance inkpad
  • Rosebud & Tuxedo Black Memento inkpads
  • Letraset ProMarkers
  • watercolour brush markers
  • glitter gel pens
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • circle & square doily dies
  • buttons
  • twine
  • 3D foam pads


Step by step..


1 Cut a 13cm-square piece of patterned paper and ink the edges using a watercolour brush marker. Attach to a large square doily cut from yellow cardstock, then adhere to the card front.

2 Die-cut a circle from patterned paper and ink the edges using a watercolour brush marker. Matt onto a circle die-cut from blue cardstock and affix to the centre of the card front.

3 Stamp butterflies onto the patterned paper circle to form a border and colour the butterflies using ProMarkers.

4 Stamp the bear onto white stamping cardstock and colour in using ProMarkers. Cut out the bear, leaving a narrow border, and fix to the card front using 3D foam pads.

5 Stamp a sentiment in the top-left corner. Thread four buttons with twine, secure in the corners then add detail using glitter gel pens to finish.

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