11 Apr

Die-cutting Essentials 36 hits the shelves this week

Issue 36 of Die-cutting Essentials is out to buy on Thursday 12th April  â€“ and the FREE gift is an adorable Underwater Friends die worth an amazing ÂŁ22.99.

The versatile scene-building stamp gives you all you need to create beautiful all-occasion, birthday and anniversary cards – as well as everyday greetings for your loved ones. 

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The FREE gift is perfect for cards for men and for women. In the new issue, see page 11 Simonne Clay’s bright and beautiful makes – like this one below - or head to page 41 to find inspiration from Sandra Rayner’s stunning makes for men.

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The issue also features gorgeous off-the-page projects from Sizzix that will help your big day go with a bang.

We love the cute favour boxes…

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MATERIALS

Mint, light pink & white cardstock

gold non-shed glitter card

white baker’s twine

Sizzix Thinlits 4PK Heart Box die set

PC & printer

SIMPLY MAKE

1 Die-cut the sides of the box from Mint cardstock. Die-cut the top and base from white cardstock and use the heart pattern die to add detail, adhering a piece of pink cardstock trimmed to size below the die-cut hearts.

2 Use a PC and printer to print out the names of the guests onto an A4 sheet of Mint cardstock.

3 Use the tag die to strategically crop the name of the recipient and die-cut tags from pink cardstock and gold glitter card.

4 Trim the glitter tag to size and attach to the Mint tag.

5 Use a length of white baker’s twine to attach the tags to the assembled box.

If you’re keen to make the most of different die-cutting techniques this month,  Christine Smith’s masterclass is just for you. She’s giving you a step-by-step guide to embossing different materials.

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This is the perfect time to let you know that issue 37 goes on sale 5th May, which comes complete with a fabulous Radiant Butterflies die set offering so many gorgeous opportunities for projects that you will love.

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Please keep sharing your ideas and crafty skills with me and the team at Die-Cutting Essentials – we love seeing what you’re up to and if we print your project in the magazine you’re in line for a free gift!

Happy die-cutting!

Kirstie McCrum

Editor

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