Die-cutting Essentials 16 hits the shelves today!
Issue 16 of Die-cutting Essentials hits the shelves on Thursday 13th October and you’re going to love the free die and embossing folder…
The free Nativity Scene panel die and co-ordinating embossing folder is perfect to make all of your Christmas makes. The fabulous design makes creating your cards in a flash easier than ever before.
Amy Gray was of course on hand to create stunning card samples to inspired and motivate you to get crafting straight away. And if that’s not enough, Su Pennick is once again back to showcase a striking range of off-the-page makes.
What’s even better than that? We’ll you can download the bonus papers and toppers from our blog, click here to go directly to the download page – they’ll make your makes even quicker and Christmassy – we’re way too good to you sometimes!
Aside from the bonus freebies and the amazing free gift, we’ve got even more ideas and inspiration right here for you. The Die-cutting Essentials Design Team are just way too good at what they do, so they always provide more amazing projects than we can fit in the magazine.
First up, Natalie Helyer got all fruity with her striking makes – despite the time of year, this bright makes are perfect birthdays and much more – not everything has to be about Christmas after all, does it?
by Natalie Helyer
white 8.5×10.5cm card blank
white, yellow & coral cardstock
Pebbles Fun in the Sun 6×6” paper pad
Fancy Pants Designs Brag Cards
Chrome Yellow &Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink
clear ZIG Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
3D foam pads
Hero Arts Fruit Salad dies
1 Layer the card blank with a 6×10.5cm border of coral cardstock. Stamp the sentiment onto a brag card and secure it onto the card front using 3D foam pads.
2 Die-cut three bananas from yellow cardstock, ink and colour them with a glitter pen and mount them onto the card front as shown. Add sequins to the card front to finish.
Also in issue 16 we featured an amazing selection of traditional males from Hot Off The Press. We’ve got one more striking design here for you. To buy Hot Off The Press products visit www.paperwishes.com
by Debbie Samples
white 12.5×16.5cm card blank
white & silver cardstock
Hot Off The Press Navy Suede paper
Hot Off The Press Framed Angel die
1 Cover the card blank with silver cardstock and layer it with paper, leaving a narrow border.
2 Die-cut the Framed Angel from white cardstock, cut out the angel, star and sentiment toppers and secure them to the card front as shown.
3 Embellish the die-cuts with glitter glue and a gem to finish.
Crafter’s Companion were also keen to showcase their designs for Christmas – this project is stunning and we know you’ll love.
Merry Christmas box
by Laine Webb
Snow White, silver & black Centura Pearl cardstock
silver Pebeo Gilding Wax
Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas 6×6” paper pad, Flourishing Flakes embossing folder, Metal Charms & Ice Blue Luxury Ribbon
Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Seasonal Sentiments & Snowflakes of Joy die
The Big Score scoreboard
silver Crafters Companion Candi
1 Create a 5×7” box from Snow White cardstock, layer the box front with silver cardstock, leaving a narrow border and repeat with a panel of patterned paper.
2 Emboss a piece of black cardstock, cover it with gilding wax and cut it into a tag shape. Add a white die-cut sentiment to the tag, embellish it with a bow and secure it to the box front.
3 Die-cut a selection of snowflakes from black and white cardstock, emboss and layer them onto the box front as shown and add Candi embellishments to finish.
Kim Dellow is of course one of DCE’s favourite designers and she’s always inspiring – this month she’s urging us to stretch our stash and use everyday embossing folders and for a selection of festive makes. This is a fab card, and we just couldn’t wait to share it.
Merry & Bright
by kim Dellow
dark red, white & cream cardstock
Clearly Besotted Be Merry stamp set
Vermillion& Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink
3D foam pads
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty One & Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
Darice Large Dot embossing folder
1 Die-cut a shaped label from cream cardstock then emboss it with a large dot embossing folder and stick it to the card front using 3D foam pads.
2 Die-cut an oval shape to fit the inside of the label from white cardstock and stamp it with the sentiment.
3 Stick the oval to the label using 3D foam pads.
And that’s all for this issue folks – don’t forget to send us pictures of your die-cut makes. Send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may even seem them an upcoming issue’s Social Network pages. Buy your issue of Die-cutting Essentials from www.moremags.com
Happy die-cutting readers!