Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 139 bonus ideas & inspiration

19th October 2016

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Papercraft Essentials 139 bonus ideas & inspiration

Issue 139 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves on Thursday 20th October and we can’t wait until you feast your eyes on the Poinsettia-themed free gifts

This month we’ve got a fabulous bumper-sized selection of free gifts for you – the Festive Elegance freebies consist of a stencil, embossing folder and stamp set and is the perfect addition to any craft stash at this time of the year.

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As normal we’ve got a collection of bonus ideas and inspiration that we just couldn’t squeeze into this month’s magazine. First up, we’ve got two wonderful ideas for using your free gifts from Ingrid Vichova.

 

Joyful Christmas wishes

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You’ll need

Festive Elegance stencil, embossing folder and stamp set free with Papercraft Essentials 139

white cardstock

white gesso

Space Cadet, Sage & Hey Pesto Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints

Gold Rich Regular WOW! embossing powder

vellum

VersaMark inkpad

manual die-cutting machine

Crafts Too Circle die

heat tool

3D foam pads

Ranger Glossy Accents

paintbrush

sandpaper

 

Step by step

1 Cut two identical strips of white cardstock to measure the same as the embossing folder, emboss and paint with gesso

2 Lightly brush with all three paints and allow to dry before sanding the embossed areas.

3 Affix the embossed panels onto a white tent-fold A2 card blank as shown. Die-cut a circle of vellum and heat-emboss the sentiment in gold, then tap the edges onto the VersaMark pad and heat-emboss with gold embossing powder.

4 Add a touch of Glossy Accents behind the embossed edge and adhere to the centre of the card front as shown.

 

Good tidings

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You’ll need

free gifts

white cardstock

Space Cadet, Sage & Hey Pesto Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints

Gold Rich Regular WOW! Embossing powder

vellum

red pearls

VersaMark inkpad

Ranger Glossy Accents

sponge

heat gun

manual die-cutting machine

Crafts Too Circle die

 

Step by step

1 Cut a 4×8” panel of white cardstock and score at 4” to make a 4”-square card blank.

2 Stencil the design onto the card front gradually layering all three paints onto the card front, rotating the stencil.

3 Die-cut a circle from paper, stamp the bird, branch and sentiment onto it as shown using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat-emboss. Repeat around the border of the die-cut.

4 Mount the vellum onto the card front using Glossy Accents behind the embossed areas and add red pearl accents to finish.

 

Next up, we’ve got a fabulous festive make from Kay Molyneux – she’s using Apple Blossom’s newest Christmas-themed embroidery stamps. We love this collection and cannot get enough of the embroidery hoop die!

Happy Christmas

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You’ll need

white 10.5x21cm card blank

white & green cardstock

green Bazzill Basics cardstock

patterned paper

Apple Blossom Banner Sentiments stamp set & dies

Apple Blossom Bow die set

manual die-cutting machine

Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink

3D foam pads

black fine-line pen

button

 

Step by step

1 Layer the card blank with green textured cardstock, leaving a narrow border and repeat with a panel of patterned paper. Stamp the sentiment onto a white die-cut banner as shown and affix it to the card front.

2 Layer a 1.5×19.5 strip of green textured cardstock onto a border of green cardstock leaving a narrow border and mount it onto the card front.

3 Die-cut the bow from green textured cardstock, build it using 3D foam pads and layer it onto green cardstock. Cut it out and adhere it to the card front to finish.

 

Lastly, you may have spotted Travy Evans’s amazing baubles on page 98 of the magazine – we fell in love with these as soon as we saw them. We couldn’t wait to share the rest of the makes with you…

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Green & gold bauble

You’ll need

Dovecraft Christmas Basics plastic baubles & wooden shapes

Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Broken China & Evergreen Bough Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint

Olive Bronze PapertyArtsy Treasure Gold Wax

paintbrush

heat tool

twine

sequins

ribbon

non-stick craft sheet

 

Step by step

1 Open a plastic bauble and drip Moved Lawn, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints into both halves of the bauble. Fix the bauble back together and shake to disperse the paint and allow to dry.

2 Add glue around the edges of the bauble to secure. Add a small drop of Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints to a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and then dip a wooden Christmas tree into the paint, remove and dry with a heat tool. Repeat the process to add a second layer and dry with a heat tool to until the paint starts to bubble.

3 Highlight the texture using Treasure Gold wax and add sequins for a touch of festive sparkle. Add the tree to the bauble.

4 Apply Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and mop up the ink with two lengths of ribbon. Scrunch up the ribbon and dry with a heat tool.

5 Thread one length of ribbon through the top of the bauble, tie a second length into a bow and affix to the top of the bauble.

 

Purple bauble

You’ll need

Dovecraft Christmas Basics plastic baubles & wooden shapes

Dusty Concord, Fired Brick & Seedless Preservers Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint

Dusty Concord & Fired Brick Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

silver PapertyArtsy Treasure Wax

paintbrush

heat tool

ribbon

non-stick craft sheet

 

Step by step

1 Open a plastic bauble and drip Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Paint into both halves of the bauble. Fix the bauble back together and shake to disperse the paint and allow to dry.

2 Add a few drops of Fired Brick Distress Paint into the bauble. Shake again and allow dry. Add glue around the edges of the bauble to secure.

3 Apple Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and mop up the ink with a length of ribbon. Repeat with a touch of Fired Brick Distress Ink. Repeat until happy.

4 Scrunch up the ribbon and dry with a heat tool. Tie the ribbon in a bow and affix to the top of the buable.

5 Add a small drop of Dusty Concord Distress Paint to a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and then dip a wooden Christmas tree into the paint, remove and dry with a heat tool.

6 Repeat the process to add a second layer and dry with a heat tool to until the paint starts to bubble. Highlight the texture using silver wax and affix the tree onto the bauble.

 

Manuscript bauble

You’ll need

Dovecraft Christmas Basics plastic baubles & wooden shapes

book/manuscript pages

DecoArt Media Matte Medium

paintbrush

hessian

twine

word stickers

 

Step by step

1 Apply a coat of Matte Medium to the a bauble and tear pieces of book pages or manuscript papers to adhere onto the bauble.

2 Press each piece of paper onto the bauble to ensure they stick down properly. Repeat until the whole bauble is covered.

3 Add a top coat of Matte Medium to add protection. Affix one of the wooden trees onto the bauble as shown, adding hessian behind for texture.

4 Cut a length of natural twine, tie into a bow and affix onto the bauble as shown. Add a sticker to the centre of the tree.

 

That’s all for this issue folks! I hope you enjoy issue 139… if you still haven’t bought your copy, click here to order your copy now – we can’t wait to see your projects made using the free gifts and/or the inspiration in the magazine. Don’t forget to send them to becky.higgins@practicalpublishing.co.uk and you may spot them in a future issue of Papercraft Essentials!

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