The brand-new Joanna Sheen Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow!
Don’t miss this fabulous kit, which features £45 worth of Christmas cardmaking goodies!
We’ve teamed up with popular artist Jane Shasky this issue to bring you this amazing kit. Inside the box you’ll find:
* 10-in-1 wreath die
* A6 vintage watering can embossing folder
* 9 image & sentiment stamps
* 168 papers & toppers
* 68-page ideas magazine featuring 77 inspiring ideas for using the kit!
Our Design Team made so many amazing projects using the kit that we couldn’t quite fit them all in the magazine! Here are your bonus makes…
Sweet treats box by Victoria Dalziel
kit dies, embossing folder & paper pack
white, kraft, grey, red & green cardstock
gold mirror card
scalloped oval die or punch
red satin ribbon
white embossing powder
grey alcohol marker
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine
Step by step
1 Take an 8½x11″ piece of white cardstock and place on a scoreboard with the longest edge to the top. Score at ½”, 3½”, 5¾” and 8¾”.Turn the cardstock around with the shorter edge to the top and score at 3″ and 6½”. Turn back so the longest edge is to the top then make eight cuts – four on each side-by-side from the edge to the intersecting score line.
2 At the end where you have the ½” strip, cut away the two little outer corner strips leaving the centre intact – this will be the glue tab that holds the box together. Burnish all score lines using a bone folder.
3 Apply Red Line tape to the small tab but do not remove the backing to the tape yet as you need to make the handles first. Die-cut or punch a scalloped oval in the bottom larger section; you need to cut the oval bottom right then miss a section and cut the next square section, so when you look at the card you should have an oval cut out on the bottom right, a blank square to the left then an oval section and a blank section. The squares that are left not cut should have Red Line tape applied.
4 Peel off the backing from the tape from the side glue tab and press firmly, turn the box so that the top faces you (the end with the punched ovals) and open the flaps out. Remove the sticky backing from the tape left and right of the flaps, push these inside the box and stick; do this on both flaps.
5 Remove the backing from the tape from the bottom two panels – fold two smaller panels in and cover them with two larger ones that have adhesive on them. To secure the top of the box, punch two small holes on each top flap then thread ribbon through and tie in a box at the front.
6 Decorate the front back and sides with patterned paper matted onto red cardstock. Cut a strip of red cardstock to fit the sentiment, wipe with an anti-static bag then heat-emboss. Fix to the front of the box.
7 Die-cut the wreath from gold mirror card and kraft cardstock then glue together leaving a slight shadow effect. Die-cut lots of the fern branches and holly from green cardstock, shape using a ball tool on a foam mat then attach to the wreath. Die-cut the poinsettia flowers from red cardstock, shape as before and place on the wreath. Die-cut the bow from gold mirror card and red cardstock, then affix.
8 Emboss a piece of grey cardstock, cut out the watering can and secure to the centre of the wreath using 3D foam pads. Add a gold mirror card robin.
9 Add shimmer pen highlights to the flowers and a little glitter to the spout of the watering can.
Happy Christmas card & tag by Glynis Bakewell
kit paper pack
white 8”-square card blank
white & blue cardstock
Ranger Glossy Accents
3D foam pads
Pinflair glue gel
Step by step
1 Cut out and decoupage the birdhouse, cover the roof and basin with Glossy Accents and allow to try.
2 Matt a piece of snowflake paper onto dark blue paper, wrap ribbon around the bottom and add a sentiment using 3D foam pads. Secure to the card front.
3 Matt the decoupage onto dark blue paper, white cardstock then blue paper again. Attach to the card front using 3D foam pads.
4 Add a ribbon bow to the left-hand side of the ribbon strip.
5 Create a co-ordinating tag to add to the recipient’s gift!
The Joanna Sheen Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow in supermarkets and craft stores, and also online at www.moremags.com/joannasheen6 and www.craftstash.co.uk – don’t miss out! To find your local supermarket stockist, visit www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder and select ‘Craft Essentials Series’ from the drop-down menu