Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 141 is on sale tomorrow

14th December 2016


Papercraft Essentials 141 is on sale tomorrow


Issue 141 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves tomorrow (Thursday 15th December) and we cannot wait until you feast your eyes on the free gifts.


This month’s free Numbers die and stamp set is the perfect back-to-basics set for any crafter no matter their skill level. Better still, we’ve even got a set of BONUS paper & topper downloads for you – click here to find out more.


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 couple of bonus ideas right here for you – don’t say we never give you anything.


First up, Jo Rice is back and this time she’s putting the Brother ScanNCut CM900 machine through it’s paces to ensure that you’ve got plenty of ideas to make fun cards for kids!


Happy birthday



white 5×7” card blank

blue, yellow, turquoise & lilac cardstock 

Papermania large spring

3D glue gel

Step by step

1 Using the ScanNcut machine and blue cardstock, cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment (LO-A031) to measure 11.1x15cm.

2 Cut it out again using yellow cardstock and add four of the dinosaur image (AR-C024) measuring 3x43cm. Ensure that two face one way and the other two face the opposite way using the flip button on the base of the screen.

3 Cut the jagged oval frame (BA-A061) measuring 12.3x16cm from turquoise cardstock. Carefully layer the yellow sentiment onto the blue sentiment cutout, slightly offset to create a shadow effect and affix to the turquoise oval.

4 Layer the lilac cardstock onto blue cardstock, leaving a narrow border and affix onto the card front. Secure the frame to the card front using the spring and add the dinosaurs around the sentiment panel to finish.


Next up, we’ve got a bonus card from the Noor! Design Design Team using the brand-new Little Darlings All Dressed Up rubberstamps. These fabulous stamps are gorgeous and perfect for making cards for girls of all ages. Vicky Pass has excelled herself with this design…


Love the weekend

You’ll need
white cardstock
Little Darlings All Dressed Up Love The Weekend rubberstamp
Maja Design Vintage Romance 6×6” paper pad 
pencil & eraser
paper flowers
chosen colouring medium
wax cord
ruffled lace trim
sewing machine/needle & thread (optional)
manual die-cutting machine
Joy! Crafts Berry Sweet Strawberry dies
Little Darlings Fancy Rectangle & Layers, Squares & Little Things & Lovely View dies
Whimsy Stamps Bold Banners die & stamp sets

Step by step
1 Create a 15cm-square card blank from white cardstock. Matt a 14cm square of patterned paper onto white cardstock, machine or hand-sew around the outisde to add a stitched border.

2 Matt a 12.7cm piece of patterned paper onto white cardstock, leaving a narrow border all around, and add a machine or hand-sewn border.

3 Build up the layers on the card front adding a white cardstock Little Darlings View die-cut between the layers as shown. Attach lace along the bottom of the top layer.

4 Stamp the image onto white cardstock and colour as desired. Cut a piece of patterned paper using the Rectangle die, then using a smaller rectangle die, cut out the image and layer onto the patterned paper die-cut. Mount the panel onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

5 Die-cut leaves from strawberry die set and arrange onto the bottom corner of the card front along with paper flowers.

6 Using the Tag dies, cut two tags using co-ordinating patterned paper. Cut one of the inch-sized button dies from the Fancy Squares die set from patterned paper and thread wax cord through. Layer onto the tags and affix in the top corner.

7 Stamp and die-cut the sentiment and mount in the bottom-left corner of the card front to finish.


That’s all for this issue folks – we’re sure you’ve got plenty to keep you going over the festive period and until issue 142 goes on sale on the 12th January – if you’re yet to pick up your issue of 141 then click here to order your copy when the magazine goes on sale tomorrow.

Don’t forget there are bonus digital paper downloads as well from – they’re the perfect addition to your free gift! As is the Reader Offer in this issue – buy a copy of issue 11 of Die-cutting Essentials for half-price – Visit to find out more. The Brilliant Basics die set free with that issue of Die-cutting Essentials is ideal to use with the Numbers die and we’re excited to see what you can make using them. Send your makes to and you may find them in an upcoming issue of your favourite magazine, Papercraft Essentials!

All that remains is to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of the team at Papercraft Essentials and all the best for an amazing 2017.



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