Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 140 bonus ideas and inspiration

16th November 2016

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Papercraft Essentials 140 bonus ideas and inspiration

 

Issue 140 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves on tomorrow (Thursday 17th November) and we cannot wait until you feast your eyes on the free gift.

 

 

This month’s free Winter Wonderland free gift consists of a super-cute stamp set, dies and embossing folder – perfect for all your winter makes. We’re so excited about this issue and we hope you are too!

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As usual we’ve been eager to cram as many ideas into the magazine as possible, so much so we couldn’t fit squeeze it all into the magazine! So we’ve got a ton of bonus inspiration right here for you.

First up, Christine Smith makes her Papercraft Essentials debut and she has sure gone all out to impress you! You’ll have seen Christine’s videos using previous our free gifts on our Facebook page over the last few months, and they’re always so amazing we couldn’t resist asking her to join our Design Team!

This month she had such a blast paying with our free gifts that she just couldn’t stop crafting… inside the mag you’ll find five amazing cards, as well as her helpful guide to reversing stamped images, and if that wasn’t enough… and because we’re so good to you, we’ve got two more here for you!

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Thank you
***30 mins

You’ll need
Winter Wonderland stamp set, embossing folder & die free with Papercraft Essentials 140
white 10.5×14.5cm card blank
Mermaid Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tide Pool Hero Arts inkpad
Letraset ProMarkers
black fine-liner
ink-blending tool
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
double-sided tape
3D foam tape
black Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen

Step by step

1 Cut a 10x14cm piece of white cardstock and blend with Cracked Pistachio, then stamp the ‘Thank You’ stamp all over the background using Tide Pool ink.

2 Cut another piece of white cardstock to measure 7.5x12cm and start to create your scene, to get the elements behind one another you will need to mask off the most forefront images before stamping the next.

3 To create the snow penguin, first stamp the items of clothing in the right place and mask off, then ink up only the very edge of the symmetrical penguin stamp, and stamp over the top, you can then draw in a carrot nose and coal eyes and buttons.

4 Colour the scene as desired. Add a hand-drawn border as shown, colouring the small hearts in a co-ordinating colour. Add the stamped sentiment in the top corner and use a black glaze pen for the penguin’s eyes.

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Skatin’ by
***40mins

You’ll need
Winter Wonderland stamp set, embossing folder & dies free with Papercraft Essentials 140
white 20.5×10.5cm card blank
Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tide Pool & Bubble Gum Hero Arts inkpads
Letraset ProMarkers
black fine-liner
ink-blending tool
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
double-sided tape
black Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss
Cosmic Shimmer

 

Step by step

1 Cut a 20x10cm piece of white cardstock ink blend the top half with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry and the bottom half with Cracked Pistachio.

2 Stamp the heart and gust of wind stamps using co-ordinating ink all over the background.

3 Cut a 16.5cm piece of white cardstock and start stamping the scene, using sticky note masks to place one character behind another. Hand-draw icy patch for the ice skating penguins and an iceberg for the seal.

4 Colour the scene as desired. Lightly ink blend Mermaid Lagoon towards the top of this panel to create the sky.

5 Stamp, colour and cut out the ice skates separately and add them to the penguin’s feet. Add a sentiment, hand-cut into a banner and add clear gloss to the ice patch and iceberg for to finish.

Next up, we’ve got Sandra Rayner using the brand-new Intricut dies available exclusively from Hobbycraft. The intricate dies are lovely and we’ve fallen head over heels in love with the designs. We’ve got her bonus butterfly-themed card right here for you

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Butterfly trio
***15mins

You’ll need
white 9×19.5cm card blank
white pearlescent cardstock
patterned paper
pink & dark pink textured cardstock
Intricut Butterflies die set
Cheery Lynn Designs Happy & Birthday die sets
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads
pearls

Step by step

1 Affix a 5×19.5cm panel of patterned paper across the top of the card front, die-cut the sentiment from white cardstock and affix it across the bottom.

2 Die-cut three white butterflies, layer them onto shades of pink cardstock, cut them out and mount them onto the patterned paper border using 3D foam pads. Add pearls as shown to finish.

Next up we’ve got the links to the iris folding templates to help you get cracking with Nicole’s super-inspiring iris folding feature on pages 76-80 of the magazine.

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These cards are sure to impress any recipient and with the extra addition of the foiled accents the more contemporary version of iris folding is bang on trend.

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Download the triangle template you need for this card and the Birthday, Hi and Hello cards from: http://www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding/triangletemplate.html

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Download the template you need for this card from:

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Lastly we’ve got the fabulously quick last-minute makes from Liz McGuire using the Snow Globe card kits from Craftwork Cards.

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Let it snow

***15mins

You’ll need
Craftwork Cards Snow Globe with Warren & Lola kit
red cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles dies
twine
gems
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine
Spelbinders Nestabilities Circles & Scalloped Circles dies

Step by step

1 Using red cardstock die-cut a scalloped circle and attach to card base using 3D foam pads.

2 Adhere the Warren topper to the scalloped circle. Die-cut the background topper to create a frame and attach to the card front using 3D foam pads.

3 Attach the sentiment to the card front and add a gem. Wrap twine around the card front and tying a bow.

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Merry Christmas
***20mins

You’ll need
Craftwork Cards Snow Globe with Warren & Lola kit
teal cardstock
gems
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles & Scalloped Circles dies

Step by step

1 Using teal cardstock, die-cut a scalloped circle and attach to card blank using 3D foam pads.

2 Adhere the Warren topper to the scalloped circle. Die-cut the background topper to create a frame and attach to the card front using 3D foam pads for extra dimension.

3 Adhere gems to the ‘scallops’. Attach the sentiment to the card front and add a gem to finish.

That’s all for this issue folks – we’re sure you’ve got plenty to keep you going until issue 141 goes on sale on the 15th December – if you’re yet to pick up your issue of 140 then click here to order your copy now.

So we’ll leave you to it – don’t forget to download your bonus papers created by Colette Smith – you’d be crazy to miss out!

HAPPY PAPERCRAFTING!

 

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