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28 Apr

Papercraft Essentials issue 145 free gift!

There's so much you can do with your Safari Friends embossing folder & stamp set free with Papercraft Essentials issue 145!

Hi everyone!
I really hope you’re enjoying this month’s issue of Papercraft Essentials. Our Safari Friends free gift is going down a storm and I’ve been sent some really adorable cards with our cute and cuddly animals. Thanks so much to everyone who's sent in theirs already!

If you’re looking for a different way to use your Safari Friends free gift and downloadable papers, then look no further. Our very own Natalie Helyer (Editor of Die-cutting Essentials) has made these four stunning cards:


Our beautifully designed background papers make for gorgeous cards for all ages. Find your downloads in our last Papercraft Essentials blog post www.moremags.com


Go get 'em, tiger

20 mins


You’ll need

free gift

free paper downloads

white 11.5cm-square card blank

white & black cardstock

Mix & Matt die set free with Die-cutting Essentials issue 24

manual die-cutting machine

Butter to Orange Hero Arts inkpad

black Rico super jersey

3D foam pads

PC & printer


Step by step

1 Ink the debossed side of the embossing folder, place a panel of white cardstock into the folder and run it through your die-cutting machine to create a faux letterpress effect.

2 Trim the panel to measure 10.5cm square, wrap it with a piece of jersey cord and tie with a knot.

3 Mount the panel onto black cardstock, leaving a narrow border and affix it to the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Print out the sentiment downloads onto white cardstock, die-cut your chosen sentiment into a stitched circle, layer it onto a black die-cut label and secure to the card front to finish.



It’s a jungle out there!

15 mins


You’ll need

free gift

free paper downloads

white 10cm-square card blank

white cardstock

My Favorite Things Die-namics STAX Stitched Circle die set

nesting circle dies

Mix & Matt die set free with Die-cutting Essentials issue 24

manual die-cutting machine

3D foam pads

PC & printer

gems


Step by step

1 Print out the patterned papers and sentiment downloads onto white cardstock, die-cut your chosen sentiment into a label and set aside.

2 Place a large circle die over the fold of the card blank and die-cut to create a shaped card blank.

3 Use the same die from Step 2 to die-cut a patterned paper, mount it onto the card front and matt a white die-cut stitched circle on top.

4 Use precision scissors to cut and paper-piece flowers onto the card front using 3D foam pads. Add the sentiment topper using 3D foam pads and embellish it with gems to finish.


If you haven’t got your copy yet, Papercraft Essentials issue 145 is in stores over Bank Holiday weekend until Wednesday 3rd May, or you can buy online at www.moremags.com.

Enjoy your papercrafting!
Jenn x
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