Die-cutting Essentials

Die-cutting Essentials 16 hits the shelves today!

13th October 2016


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?



Happy Birthday
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

sentiment stamp

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

glitter glue


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

PVA glue

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 becky.higgins@practicalpublishing.co.uk 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!


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