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Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection sneak peek & bonus projects!

12th July 2017

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Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection sneak peek & bonus projects!

Apple Blossom Cardmaking Collection is out on Thursday 13th July and this fabulous boxed kit is packed with goodies to help brighten up your crafting days this summer. 

The 68-page magazine is stuffed with ideas on how to use your free crafting kit, which includes a three-die set, 10 co-ordinating stamps, floral embossing folder, honeycomb stencil and 48-page paper pack, all with a cute bee theme.

In fact, our Design Team has been so busy this issue, that we couldn’t actually fit all of their projects into one magazine; it was bursting at the seams! So we’ve collected these bonus projects just for you…

Baby feet

by Keren Baker

You’ll need

free Apple Blossom cardmaking kit

white, pink & yellow cardstock

white Signo gel pen

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Up! glitter

twine

sandpaper

Fuzzy Lemon Baby Feet die

Tonic Studios Circle Layering die set

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Create a 10×14.5cm tent-fold card blank from white cardstock. Place the honeycomb stencil over the card front, add an embossing mat and run through the die-cutting machine.

2 Emboss the feet onto pink cardstock, sand them gently and die-cut into a circle. Die-cut a heart from yellow cardstock, die-cut the negative piece into a circle and decorate around the heart with white gel pen.

3 Layer the pieces up on the card front using 3D foam tape.

4 Tie a twine bow around the top of the card and decorate the embossed feet with glitter to finish.

Find more of Keren’s cute creations on page 28.

                                               

Happy birthday

by Tracy Evans

You’ll need

free Apple Blossom cardmaking kit

white cardstock

Dandelion & black Ranger Archival Ink

Wild Honey Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint

low-tack tape

non-stick craft sheet

paintbrush

manual die-cutting machine

heat tool

Step by step

1 Create a 15.2cm-square card blank from white cardstock.

2 Cut a piece of white cardstock to 12.7cm square and secure the flower die to it using low-tack tape. Run through a die-cutting machine to create an aperture, then repeat to create three apertures. Attach the piece to turquoise patterned paper.

3 Die-cut three flowers from pink patterned paper and fix them inside the flower apertures.

4 Stamp the sentiment onto the bottom-right corner of the piece and stamp the bees above it using black ink.

5 Add Wild Honey paint to a craft sheet. Dip a wet paintbrush into the paint and lightly flick it onto the panel before drying with a heat tool.

6 Matt the piece onto two different patterned papers, then adhere to the card front.

Take a look at the rest of Tracy’s projects on page 30.

With sympathy

by Carol Jones

You’ll need

free Apple Blossom cardmaking kit

white 5”-square card blank

Dusty Concorde Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

purple gemstones

Creative Dies Nesting Circles dies

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Cover the front of the card blank with patterned paper. Stamp the flowers across the bottom using Dusty Concord ink.

2 Die-cut a circle around the sentiment, then die-cut two co-ordinating patterned paper circles. Cut a border strip and assemble the pieces as shown using 3D foam pads for the sentiment circle.

3 Decorate the card with gemstones to finish.

See more designs from Carol on page 52.

Sending big hugs

by Shirley Foster

You’ll need

free Apple Blossom cardmaking kit

Ivory A4 pearlescent cardstock

white & black cardstock

blue inkpad

silver gemstones

yellow pearls

score board

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Trim two pieces of Ivory cardstock to 12×29.7cm. Score one at 12cm and 24cm. Score the second at 6cm, 12cm and 21cm. Fold and burnish all the score lines. Fold the 24cm line the opposite way and burnish. On the other piece, do the same with the 12cm line. Adhere the two pieces together to make a three-step stepper card.

2 Cut a 12cm-square piece from white non-coated cardstock. Apply blue ink to both sides of the embossing folder, place the cardstock panel inside and emboss. Trim around the frame and adhere the piece to the back step of the card.

3 Fix three strips of border patterned paper to the first step. Die-cut four flowers from white cardstock and one from yellow patterned paper. Trim the stems from three of the white flowers and stick to the first step. Stick the remaining flower to the third step and paper-piece with the yellow petals. Add a gold pearl to the centre of each flower.

4 Decorate the middle step using the stencil and blue ink. Cut out the sentiment topper, mount onto black cardstock and fix to the middle step. Finish with three silver gemstones as shown.

Be inspired by more 3D cards from Shirley on page 55.                                                                                                 

Bright day

by Sue Hughes

You’ll need

free Apple Blossom cardmaking kit

white & red cardstock

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Mustard Seed Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

3D foam pads

Go-Kreate Large Frame Frilly #10 die

circle nesting dies

Tonic Studios Scalloped Circle Layering Dies

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Use the frame die to create a red shaped card blank. Die-cut the same shape from red cardstock and fix it to the card front.

2 Die-cut a circle of yellow patterned paper and attach it to the card front.

3 Die-cut a 10.5cm-diameter circle from white cardstock. Apply Mustard Seed ink to the inside of the embossing folder, insert the die-cut circle and run through a die-cutting machine.

4 Stamp a sentiment to the right side of the circle, then matt it onto a red scalloped circle before fixing to the card front using 3D foam pads.

5 Die-cut a flower from white cardstock and attach to the right side of the card front. Cut another flower from red cardstock and stick the flower centre in the centre of the white flower.

Take a look at the rest of Sue’s colourful ideas on page 62.

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