Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials issue 155 hits the shelves on Thursday!

5th January 2018


Papercraft Essentials issue 155 hits the shelves on Thursday!

Issue 155 of Papercraft Essentials goes on sale on Thursday 11th January and as a little new year treat we’re sharing a preview of our latest free gift!

Free with issue 155 you’ll receive the magical Joanna Sheen Fairy die set along with an A4 sheet of mirror card from Payper box to help make your designs sparkle! If you head to page 3 of the magazine you can also find out how to get your crafty hands on the co-ordinating Joanna Sheen stamp set!


To kick us off this month Sandra Rayner has created some enchanting designs really showcasing the versatility of the fairy die set. Did you know you can use her wings to make butterflies? Check out her cards below and on page 15 of the magazine.


You can also use your free gift to design shakers, easel cards and much more! Head to page 86 to see Sue Hughes’s contemporary creations and follow her step-by-step guide. Not only that, if you want to see the master at work turn to page 81 where you’ll see two cards from the lady herself, Joanna Sheen! 

Also this issue we have our beginner’s guide to spotlight stamping (page 36), where Kim Dellow talks you through the stunning technique and demonstrates how to achieve the perfect spotlight effect in her step-by-step guide. Here’s a little sneak peek just for you…



You’ll need

white 12×16.5cm card blank

Olive & white cardstock

My Favorite Things Brushstrokes Birthdays & Sketchy Flowers stamp sets

My Favorite Things Die-namics STAX Stitched Circle dies

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

Prismacolor Pencils

black marker pen


3D foam pads

My Sweet Petunia MISTI tool

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Follow the step-by-step guide on page 39 to stamp three flowers onto two white panels slightly smaller than the card front using black ink. Die-cut one panel using a stitched circle die as shown.

2 Colour the circle image using pencils and attach to the larger panel using 3D foam pads as shown. Layer the stamped panel onto a slightly larger piece of Olive cardstock and attach to the card front.

3 Use black ink to stamp the sentiment, fussy-cut then attach to the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.


That’s about it for this issue, don’t forget to pop to your local supermarket or WHSmith on 11th January to pick up your copy, or head to to order a copy when it goes on sale.

Why not make your new year’s resolution to see your designs published?! Send us your letters, emails and cards to and you could see your cards in Papercraft Essentials very soon.

Happy papercrafting!



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