Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 132 bonus ideas & inspiration

18th May 2016


Papercraft Essentials 132 bonus ideas & inspiration

We fell in love with the flamingo die free with issue 132 of Papercraft Essentials – it’s on trend, cute and super adorable, what’s not to love?! We’ve even got bonus cards from Hunkydory and Joanna Sheen!


This amazing flamingo card just couldn’t try to squeeze into issue 132, so we’ve popped here to you instead! We love it – and such a good idea to use something other than sequins in your shaker cards!

Happy birthday

You’ll need

free die & paper downloads

white & pink cardstock

pink mini peg

black embossing powder

My Mind’s Eye My Story enamel dots & shapes



3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

Lil’ Inker Designs Dual Dotted Rectangle dies


Step by step

1 Create a 41/4×51/2” card blank from white cardstock, affix a slighty smaller panel of stripy patterned paper onto the card front.

2 Die-cut a rectangle from white cardstock and die-cut the flamingo from the panel.

3 Add a piece of acetate to the reverse of the card front and 3D foam pads around the outline of the shape.

4 Add black embossing powder and close the shaker element with a panel of pink cardstock.

5 Add the rectangle to the card front and add a printed sentiment, enamel dots and a mini peg to finish.


You are the bee’s knees

This cute, fun card comes from the Hnkydory Design Team… and we love it!



You’ll need

white 6×6” cardblank

Stylish Silhouettes Wishes on Wings Luxury Foiled card pad, Honeybees and Ladybugs & Bees Knees stamp set

Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Tim Holz Blending Tool

Spectrum Noir pens

silver 6×6″ Mirri sheet

double-sided tape

Step by step

1 Take the Honeycomb corner silver foiled sheet from the Wishes on Wings Luxury Foiled Card Pad. Blend Mustard Seed Distress Ink around the edges.

2 Once dry, take the Honeycomb stamp image from the Bees Knees: Wishes on Wings Stamp Set and stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink as shown. Do the same with the sentiment.

3 Snip out two bees of differing sizes and colour and blend with BG5, BG7 & BG9 pens from the Lights and Darks Pen Set. Colour a piece of card with CT2 and C4 from the Yellows Pen Set and stick behind the bodies of the bees using Collall Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Stick the bees to the front, lifting the wings for dimension.

4 Matt the honeycomb foiled card to a 6×6” silver mirri Sheet using double-sided tape and then affix onto the card front to finish.


Poppy hanger

This stunning poppy wall hanging comes to us from Joanna Sheen – it’s elegant and striking, and we’re sure you’ll know someone who’d love to receive it


You’ll need

black, pale grey, raspberry & green cardstock

jump rings

baker’s twine


hole punch

Pinflair Glue Gel

Joanna Sheen Signature Poppy & Mirrored Pairs Mini Ivy Flourish dies

Spellbinders Nestabilities Plain Circles & Scalloped Circles dies


Step by step

1 Use the nesting dies to cut scallop-edges frames to measure 11.5cm and 8cm from black and grey cardstock.

2 Die-cut two circles from grey cardstock and affix together. Glue the black frames together and then affix a grey frame to each side to create a sold frame.

3 Punch a small hole in the frames and connect together using jump rings so that the smaller frame is suspended within the larger one.

4 Punch two small holes in the solid circle and suspend this within the smaller frame using jump rings.

5 Die-cut the mirrored ivy dies twice in green cardstock to give four sprays of ivy. Use 3D foam pads to affix these to the frames as shown.

6 Cut the poppy die twice in green, raspberry and black cardstock and add a poppy head and leaves to both sides of the circle.

7 Secure baker’s twine to the largest frame to hang the design and pearls to both sides of the frame to finish.



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