Simply Cards & Papercraft

Simply cards & Papercraft 172 – on sale soon

22nd December 2017


Simply cards & Papercraft 172 – on sale soon

Issue 172 of Simply Cards & Papercraft hits the shelves on the 28th December and we’re loving the free All-Occasion stamp set

Issue 172 of Simply Cards & Papercraft hits the shelves on the 28th December and we’re loving the free All-Occasion stamp set – it’s the perfect gift to help you kick-start your 2018 crafting – you won’t want to miss it.


As we look ahead towards 2018 it’s the perfect time to build your stash – this stamp set is the sure-fire way to get sentiment stamps for all occasions. Pair that with the bonus free template and topper sheet* and you’ll be crafting cards in no time at all.


Our DT have once again gone to town with their makes and we bring you 13 inspiring free gift projects to get you started. From Sue Hughes’s cards for women to Sandra Rayner’s off-the-page gift and giftwrap ideas – you’re bound to be inspired.

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Dont forget to check out Christina Griffiths video using your free gift here

Next up, we’ve got a bonus mixed-media project from Sue Larney – this stunning card is the perfect way to try a new skill and get to grips with a more layered mixed-media effect.


Birthday wishes

You will need

white square card blank

docraft Capsule Collection Wood papers & die-cut elements

Papermania Chronology stamps

Kaisercraft Birthday Mini stamps

Tea Dye Rangter Tim Holtz Distress Ink

white acrylic paint

Ranger Glossy Accents

white Decoart Shimmer mist

enamel dots

manual die-cutting machine

Tonic Studios Square Nesting dies

Papermania Chronology Cogs dies

Memory Box Steampunk Corner & Honeycomb die

Simply make

1 Cover the card front with distressed patterned paper and ink the edges and cut two slightly smaller panels of patterned paper. Ink one with acrylic paint and stamp with a sentiment.

2 Die-cut cogs and corner cogs from patterned paper and cork along with leaves and a honecomb element.

3 Stamp the image using black ink and apply Glossy Accents once dry to highlight. Dry brush acrylic paint around the image.

4 Arrange the sentiment onto a topper as shown and back with a honeycomb die-cut. Spritz with summer mist.

5 Assemble the layers and embellishments onto the card front, adding some elements between the layers to add to the impression of depth and dimension.

Jo Kill knocked it out of the park with her New Baby-themed feature – so much so we couldn’t resist keeping this one to post on this blog just for you!


Danced with the stars

You will need

white square card blank

white & grey cardstock

Dovecraft Back to Basics Baby Steps papers, flowers & frame

Crate Paper Little You Ephemera

gold glitter tape

enamel adhesive heart & arrows

Designer Digitals Watery grids & Brushes 07

PC & printer

photo-editing software

manual die-cutting machine

Sizzix Thinlits Magical Unicorn dies

Simply make

1 Cover the card front with grey cardstock. Open a blank page using photo-editing software and add a grid brush in yellow, print the image and trim to fit the card front, leaving a narrow border.

2 Add ephemera sentiment and gold glitter tape behind a frame and affix to the card front.

3 Die-cut shooting star from patterned paper and add a flower, die cut star and enamel heart, affix. Add two more die-cut stars and add enamel arrows to finish.

Top tip

Download the digital elements from

That’s all of the bonus projects for this month – don’t forget to send us images your crafty projects – we love seeing what you all get up to.

Mark your calendars for the 25th January when issue 173 hits the shelves – you will not want to miss the fabulous free gifts with that issue!

But for now, we wish you a very merry and crafty Christmas from all of us here at team Simply Cards & Papercraft

Happy cardmaking & we hope you have a lovely Christmas

Becky & the SCP team!



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