Papercraft Essentials

Bonus Papercraft Essentials projects

21st December 2015


Bonus Papercraft Essentials projects

We’ve got a bonus makes from issue 128 of Papercraft Essentials…


Claire Newcombe’s free gift feature was so amazing we struggled to narrow down the cards to feature. So here is a bonus make using the Thank You die free with issue 128 of Papercraft Essentials




Thank you star

You’ll need

free gift

cream cardstock

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Patterns & Solids 6×6” paper pad


manual die-cutting machine

Xcut Stars Nesting dies


Step by step

1 Cover a cream 11x15cm tent-fold card blank with patterned design paper.

2 Matt and layer a piece of 10x14cm cream patterned paper onto dark red cardstock, leaving narrow borders.

3 Die-cut an aperture using the second largest star nesting dies, passing through the die-cutting machine a few times to ensure both layers are cut cleanly, then secure to the card front.

4 Die-cut the ‘Thank You’ sentiment from a contrasting patterned paper, and adhere within the star aperture. Embellish with sequins to finish.


Sprinkle Twinkle loved the Lawn Fawn dies so much they created so many projects we just couldn’t squeeze them all into the magazine! Turn to page 91 to see the projects inside the magazine… and here is the bonus goody bag idea!


Goody bag

You’ll need

pink & white cardstock

Crate Paper 12×12” patterned paper

Onyx Black VersFine inkpad

Precious Remembrance Positive Thoughts stamp set


Deep Sea, Wild Rose, Lobster & Sunflower Lawn Fawn inkpads

Pink Lemonade Lawn Fawn cord

manual die-cutting machine

Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag & Stitched Journaling Tag dies


Step by step

1 Die-cut the goody bag twice from patterned paper. Assemble and glue the bag as shown.

2 Tie a length of twine through the handles to close. Stamp and die-cut a flower 10 times in various colours.

3 Die-cut a banner and stamp the sentiment onto pink cardstock. Trim into a banner and secure onto the front of the gift bag.

4 Secure the flowers onto the bag front as shown, adding a gem to the flower stuck onto the banner strip to finish.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.