Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials issue 154 goes on sale on Thursday!

12th December 2017


Papercraft Essentials issue 154 goes on sale on Thursday!

Issue 154 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves on Thursday 14th December and we thought we’d show you a sneak peek of our next free gift, it is Christmas after all!

Free with the next issue you’ll receive our fabulous Apple Blossom Hearts & Flowers embossing folder and stamp set, from the All Occasion Collection that brought you ‘THAT’ embossing folder!


I’m super excited about this gift, our designers Fiona Wilkes and Christine Smith have truly outdone themselves this time with some amazing and versatile designs demonstrating all of the different looks you can achieve with this wonderful embossing folder. Here’s just a few…

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Not only that, if you head over to our Masterclass on page 76, Claire Rhodes-Brandon uses the faux-letterpress technique with your free gift to create another inspiring make!


The lovely Claire has also created this extra design just for you!



You’ll need

white 12.5x17cm card blank

white & pink cardstock

watercolour cardstock

Prima Marketing Crochet Doily die –

Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words die

Rose Bud Memento inkpad


acrylic glue

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Add Rose Bud ink to the cutting edge of the doily die. Carefully place the cutting edge down where desired onto a 10×14.5cm piece of watercolour cardstock and run through the die-cutting machine using the base plate, embossing mat, cardstock, die and top plate.

2 Remove the die, layer the embossed panel onto a 10.5x15cm piece of pink cardstock and adhere to the card front using 3D foam pads.

3 Die-cut the sentiment from pink cardstock and attach to the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.

*Top tip*

Attach low-tack tape to the reverse of the die before inking, this makes it easier to pick the piece up and place where desired without touching the ink


That’s all for issue 154, to see more marvellous makes and discover inspiring ideas using your free gift, mark your calendars for 14th December and visit to order your copy when it goes on sale.

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be sure to send your makes from your Christmas crafting to and I look forward to bringing you more fabulous creations from your favourite papercrafting brands and designers in 2018.

Happy papercrafting!



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