Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 140 extra card ideas

2nd December 2016


Papercraft Essentials 140 extra card ideas

Issue 140 of Papercraft Essentials is still available – and if the adorable covermount hasn’t tempted you to buy it yet… then these BONUS makes certainly will!

We’re still head over heels for our Winter Wonderland FREE embossing folder and stamp set on the current issue of Papercraft Essentials… and we just know that you’ll love it to.


Christine Smith loved the free stamps and embossing folder so much she made so many cards we just couldn’t fit them into the issue… so we’ve kept them to exclusively share them on the blog with you – if you’ve already got your copy of issue 140 then why not give these ideas a try? And if you haven’t got your copy… order it now so you can try them out!



Warm winter wishes

***30 mins


free gifts with Papercraft Essentials 140

white 13.5cm-square card blank

Uppercase Alphabet die free with Die-cutting Essentials Special issue 1

Lawn Fawn Scripty Wishes & Hearts dies

manual die-cutting nachine

label machine

Letraset ProMarkers

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue

black fine-liner


1 Cut a 13cm square of white card Then die-cut the word warm using the Apple Blossom alphabet die, die-cut the scripty Wishes die and also 3 medium sized hearts from more white card.

2 Stamp one hat and three scarves using the free stamps, you will then need to use a black pen to extend the scarves depending on the size of heart used.

3 Colour all your elements. To give the words a different look use two tones of the same colour to give an ombré effect.

4 Add sketchy black lines around the hearts to make them tie in with the stamped images and add a wobbly border to the edge of the main panel.

5 Stick down all your elements and finish your sentiment using a DYMO labeller to write the word Winter.



Sorry it’s late
***45 mins


free gifts with Papercraft Essentials 140

white A6 card

Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies

Lawn Fawn Year Two stamp set

Mermaid Lagoon Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Letraset ProMarkers

clear Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Anita’s 3D clear gloss

black fine-liner

manual die-cutting machine

Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Onyx Black Versafine inkpad

Uppercase Alphabet die free with Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition

Apple Blossom Lower Case Alphabet

double-sided tape

3D foam tape

Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue


1 Cut a piece 10x14cm piece of white cardstock and draw a sun in the top-right corner, and some ground along the bottom, colour and blend Mermaid Lagoon ink to form the sky.

2 Stamp the hat, ear muffs and a couple of icy patches, also draw a carrot and pieces of coal in the icy patches, then colour and cut these out.

3 Arrange your puddles and other elements so it looks like a melted snowman.

4 Use a combination of stamps and alphabet dies to create your custom sentiment.

5 Die-cut white clouds to finish your summery scene and use a sparkle pen and 3D clear gloss to add extra details.


The bonus patterned paper downloads are still available so click here to download them – Colette Smith shared these papers with us especially for you luck readers after she created them to co-ordinate with Kate Hadfield’s Bring on the Cake digikit.

Don’t forget to order your copy of Papercraft Essentials right now before it’s too late… click here now. Once you’ve got your amazing free Winter Wonderland stamp set and embossing folder please send us images of any of your makes using it, send them directly the Editor at

Happy papercrafting!

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