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Die-cutting Essentials 40 on sale and WOW! bonus card

19th July 2018

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Die-cutting Essentials 40 on sale and WOW! bonus card

Issue 40 of Die-cutting Essentials is out to buy NOW with its beautiful 2-piece Scenic Swallows die set.

Packed with projects from loads of our favourite design team members, it’s also got some brilliant makes for kids from Heffy Doodle.

And we loved them so much, we’ve got an extra one to treat you to right here. Thanks so much to designer Koren Wiskman for Sending Love.

MATERIALS
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Vellum Cardstock
Tattered Rose & Worn Lipstick Ranger Distress Oxide Inks
Stone Gray Your Next Stamp Die Inks
Watermark VersaMark inkpad
Ranger Multi Medium Matte Liquid Adhesive
Be Creative Double Sided Adhesive Tape 1/4 inch.
Stix 2 Anything Foam Adhesive Squares
Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder
The Crafters Workshop Stencil Material
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste
white craft foam
sponge daubers
2×2″ acrylic stamp block
Tonic Studios Easy Clean Craft Mat
Ranger Plastic Palette Knife
Fiskars 12″ Wire Guide Paper Trimmer
EK Success Powder Tool
Mini MISTI & Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Wager Heat tool
Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours stamp set
Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail stamp & Heffy Cuts die sets
Heffy Doodle Heffy Cuts Love die
Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die

SIMPLY MAKE
1 Cut a piece of The Crafter’s Workshop stencil material down to 4.25×5.5″.
2 Use the four heart dies from the Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail co-ordinating die set and cut them in a random pattern from the stencil material.
3 Lay the stencil onto a piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock die-cut with the second from largest Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. Ink blend the pattern with Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick to give an ombre effect.
4 Use the Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste a palette knife to cover the ink-blended hearts with the paste and set it aside to dry for at least an hour.
5 Prep a piece of Papertrey Ink Vellum Cardstock with the EK Success Powder tool and stamp the ‘sending’ sentiment from Heffy Doodle’s Yappy Happy Mail Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink.
6 Use Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment, then use the coordinating die from the Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail Die Set to cut out the sentiment.
7 Adhere the vellum sentiment by placing small amounts of adhesive dots onto the back of the heat-embossed areas.
8 Use the Heffy Doodle Heffy Cuts Love Die and Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock to cut out four word dies to create the dimensional ‘love’ sentiment.
9 Adhere the layers together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Liquid adhesive, then secure the dimensional word die to the front panel.
10 Coat the ‘love’ word sentiment with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to add shine, then stamp the ‘just for you’ sentiment from Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours with Your Next Stamp Stone Gray ink.
11 Place both of the solid hearts from the Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail Stamp Set onto a 2×2 acrylic block and stamp them with Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.
12 Use the co-ordinating dies from Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail Die Set to cut out three small and two medium hearts to scatter around the card front.
13 Adhere the hearts with Stix 2 Anything small foam squares.
14 Cover the hearts with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to finish.

And just so you don’t forget, issue 41 goes on sale on August 16th, and comes complete with a MASSIVE 39-piece A Tree For All Seasons die set that’s ideal for year-round makes – and getting ready for Christmas crafting, too.

Please keep sharing your ideas and crafty skills with me and the team at Die-Cutting Essentials – we love seeing what you’re up to and if we print your project in the magazine you’re in line for a free gift!

Happy die-cutting!

Kirstie McCrum
Editor
Kirstie.mccrum@practicalpublishing.co.uk

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