Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 134 on sale now!

2nd June 2016


Papercraft Essentials 134 on sale now!

Papercraft Essentials 134 hits the shelves today and we’re so excited we thought we’d share some of our favourite bonus makes with you!

We fell head over heels in love with the free Floral Flutter nesting dies and stamp set as soon as we got our crafty little hands on it – better still, it’s been designed to complement the Floral Flutter embossing folders and stamp set free with issue 151 of our sister magazine, Simply Cards & Papercraft!

Take a look at this gorgeous free gift in action and combined with Simply Cards & Papercraft’s free embossing folder!







In flight butterfly


You’ll need

Floral Flutter dies & stamps free with Papercraft Essentials 134

Floral Flutter stamps & embossing folder free with Simply Cards & Papercraft 151

blue & white cardstock

white square card blank

silver glitter card

blue gems

Cornflower Hero Arts inkpad

silver thread


manual die-cutting machine

Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 22 dies

Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles & Circles dies


Step by step

1 Cut a square of blue cardstock to fit the card front. Die-cut a circle aperture from the centre of the panel, place this panel onto the card front and draw around the aperture using a pencil.

2 Use the circle die to cut a hole on the pencil line to create an aperture in the card front.

3 Using blue ink and the smallest flower die, stamp a patterned onto the card front as shown.

4 Cut two butterflies using the outline die from white cardstock, stamp the butterflies in blue on to the butterfly die cuts.

5 Trim a length of silver thread, glue two butterflies together back-to-back trapping the thread between them. Use tape to suspend the butterfly centrally across the aperture, trimming the thread to size.

6 Adhere the blue cardstock oanel onto the card front, lining up the apertures.

7 Cut a scallop-edged circle from silver glitter cardstock to measure slightly larger than the aperture on the card front and affix as shown.

8 Use both the inner and outer butterfly dies to create two butterfly edges in blue. Affix them onto both sides of the suspended butterfly and add gems to the central section of the body.

9 Cut a square of white cardstock to fit the inside of the card, emboss before affixing in place.


If the Floral Flutter die set and stamp set wasn’t enough, we even provided a 15-page Hunkydory Boutique Chic paper pack, we had so many card ideas for you, that we couldn’t quite fit them all in. So here they are…




With love



You’ll need

free Hunkydory paper pack


Hunkydory Boutique Chic toppers

white 8”-square card blank

silver Mirri card

pale blue ribbon

double-sided tape

3D foam pads


Step by step

1 Cut an 8”-square panel of silver Mirri card and cover with a slightly smaller panel of patterned cardstock from the topper set, aligning the scooter and puppy in the bottom-left corner.

2 Trim a piece of the foiled floral border and fix in place across the card, approximately 1” down from the top.

3 Cut an 11cm square panel of flotal patterned paper and matt onto Mirri card. Layer a scooter topper onto this panel using 3D foam pads before securing the whole panel onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

4 Add the sentiment using 3D foam pads, before embellishing with a ribbon bow to finish.




Let’s Celebrate

25 mins

You’ll need

free Hunkydory Boutique Chic papers

white 7×5” card blank

Hunkydory Boutique Chic Beautiful Boutiques & Puppy Love Topper Sets

Rainbow Mirri card

3D foam pads

Step by step

1 Cover the card front with patterned paper and Rainbow Mirri card, leaving narrow borders each time.

2 Trim the top banner section from the foiled topper sheet and affix across the top of the card front, trimming any over hang.

3 Affix the bottle die-cut from the topper sheet onto the card front using 3D foam pads. Add the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ sentiment below the bottle and add puppy die-cut toppers to finish.


Paper Nest Dolls also feature in the magazine with a super-cute range of new stamps. We couldn’t quite squeeze them all into the magazine, so here’s our last bonus make…



Cupcake girl

55 mins

by Gina Knott

You’ll need


Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Girl stamps

white cardstock

Joy! Crafts Spring Paper Bloc

Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers

white lace, trim, paper flowers, pearl trim


Dutch Doobadoo structure paste

Shabby Green Stampendous! embossing powder

La-La Land Heart Banner die

heat tool

manual die-cutting machine

Joy! Crafts 0303, 0285 & 1002 dies

Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #2 die

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10 dies

Step by step


1 Print the image onto white cardstock and die-cut using a Label die and colour. Sprinkle with embossing powder and dry using the heat tool from underneath.

2 Fold an A4 piece of cardstock in half and die-cut using the Go Kreate dies, slightly overhanging the fold to create a shaped card blank. Then fold one of the halves in half to create an easel card blank.

3 Matt and layer panels of patterned paper onto the card blank, spreading structure paste around the outside and leave to dry before layering onto the card front.

4 Cut a piece of white cardstock using the 1002 die and affix onto the card front. Cut white cardstock and patterned paper using the 0303 die and layer together before securing onto the card front.

5 Add a piece of cheesecloth, the image, sentiment and pieces of ribbon and lace, trimming to size. Make a double bow from pink ribbon and affix onto the card front, add a smaller lace bow and a pearl as shown.

6 Affix flowers, the banner die-cut, pearl trim, and pearls around the image as shown. Stick lace, ribbon and pearl trim to the bottom of the card front, layer the tag die-cut and ribbon bow on top.

The Paper Nest Dolls stamps are available from here

That’s all for this issue guys – just look out for a few more sneak peeks from the issue throughout the month – if you’ve not purchased you copy of the magazine yet, don’t miss out and order it today

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