Papercraft Essentials

Bonus ideas and inspiration from issue 130 of Papercraft Essentials

12th February 2016


Bonus ideas and inspiration from issue 130 of Papercraft Essentials

Issue 130 of Papercraft Essentials is on sale now and we’ve got even more ideas and inspiration right here for you. Read on for more information…

Issue 130 comes with the amazing free Winnie the Pooh stamp and die combination free gift. We love it, and we’re sure you will too! The magazine itself is crammed full with over 80 projects, ideas and inspiration, but we thought you’d like to see a few extra ideas from us!

Kim Dellow was on hand to help us get creative with our die-cutting, creating apertures using the partial die-cutting technique. The five ideas in the feature are amazing, but we couldn’t resist showing you this one too:


Happy day

20 min



You’ll need

yellow & blue cardstock

Washi Tape

craft knife

metal ruler

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC dies



Step by step

1 Arrange the ‘H’ ‘A’ and ‘P’ dies on the card front and use the Washi Tape to hold them in place, then use Step 1 of the die-cutting step-by-step instructions on page 26 of the magazine to cut the letters.

2 Repeat Step 1 for the rest of the word ‘Happy’ and for the word ‘Day’. Then cut away the unneeded cardstock as shown in Step 2 of the step-by-step technique on page.

3 Use 3D foam pads to stick yellow cardstock behind the two word apertures to finish.


Jo Boland used the Little Man collection from Echo Park to create a range of striking cards for little boys. She had so much fun she create this extra card just for out blog!

You’re one of a kind

25 mins


You’ll need

teal cardstock

Echo Park Little Man collection papers, stickers & die-cut cardstock pieces

3D foam tape


Step by step

1 Trim the turquoise cardstock to create a 4×6″ card blank.

2 Cut a piece of ‘little man’ paper slightly smaller and adhere to the card blank.

3 Place the skater sticker on to scrap dark cardstock and carefully trim out leaving an outline of cardstock showing. Mount with foam pads to the centre of the card.

4 Place the red ‘one of a kind’ banner sticker to the bottom of the card and add the red arrow sticker to the top right corner, both are from the Elements Sticker sheet.

5 Beneath the arrow add a ‘Happy’ word sticker and spell ‘Birthday’ with little letter stickers, both from the Alpha Sticker sheet.



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