The brand-new Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow!

31st October 2018


The brand-new Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow!

Don’t miss this fabulous kit, which features over £50 worth of Christmas cardmaking goodies!

If you’re looking for inspiration for your festive crafting, look no further than this stunning kit! Inside the box you’ll find:

* A 68-page magazine jam-packed with 81 inspiring ideas for using your kit
* 6-item die set
* A6 winter scene embossing folder
* 18 stamps
* 2 exclusive designer card collections featuring foiled & die-cut toppers!

The kit is SO versatile, and is suitable for Christmas makes for all of your friends and family. Here are some bonus projects that we didn’t quite have room for in the magazine!

Merry Christmas by Naomi Hanlon

You’ll need
kit dies, stamp set, embossing folder & Deck The Halls card collection
white Ink Me! cardstock
gold Mirri Card
Snowfall Acetate
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens
Walnut Stain & Lucky Clover Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
tear tape
3D foam pads
Adorable Scoreboard
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Cut two 20x15cm pieces of white cardstock. Score both pieces at 2.5cm, 5cm, 15cm and 17.5cm on the longest side. Burnish the score lines.
2 Take one of the pieces and use a craft knife and metal ruler to cut a rectangular aperture in the central panel, leaving a 1.5cm border all the way round. Place acetate behind this aperture.
3 Matt patterned paper onto the front panels. Fussy-cut two border strips of patterned cardstock and score as before. Adhere these at the top and bottom of the card front.
4 Emboss three white cardstock panels – one 10x14cm to fit the base of the card, then two panels with 1cm tabs on both sides so that you can attach them to the card to create the scenery.
5 Use Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool to add colour the trees in the scene, remembering to leave the places where snow would be white. Stick the complete embossed piece into the centre panel at the back of the shadow box.
6 To create the layers for the scenery, fussy-cut along the snowdrifts of two of your embossed pieces, making sure you leave the tabs in place. Fold the tabs for the second panel and fix in place, using the snowdrifts to line up the pieces. The third panel will then lie across the middle of the shadow box and be fixed into place when you join the two halves.
7 Stamp and colour in three houses, three trees and a snowman. Cut out and attach. Die-cut the sentiment from gold Mirri Card and snip into the words to separate them. Stick them to a banner strip cut from white cardstock and secure to the card front using 3D foam pads.

Warm & cosy wishes by Nicky Gilburt

You’ll need
kit stamp set
white cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass & Shaded Lilac Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
white Posca paint pen
Sea Glass & Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue
scoreboard & bone folder
square nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads

Step by step
1 Cut one piece of white cardstock to 18cm square and another to 17.8cm square. Score along each side at 2cm from the edge, and cut and create four flaps on each in the corner. Die-cut a large square aperture in the lid (the 18cm-square panel). On a 13.5cm square of cardstock, cut a smaller aperture for framing later.
2 Blend Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers lightly all over the lid area, then stamp small snowflakes in the darker colour. Leave to dry then add the white inner frame and create both parts of the box by adhering the flaps to the sides. Pierce two holes and thread narrow ribbon through one side, adding a bow.
3 Blend a mixture of Distress Oxide ink on another 13.5cm square of cardstock, spritz to oxidise then splatter the white paint pen all over. Cut three ‘hillsides’ to fit across the panel and layer them on using 3D foam pads.
4 Stamp a selection of houses, trees, lampposts and the church onto white cardstock and cut out. Add 3D foam pads to each and create a village on the hillsides. Affix the scene inside the box base and add Star Dust Stickles.
5 Add adhesive to the inside sides of the lid and seal the box closed. Matt a stamped sentiment onto a panel of inked cardstock, then apply Sea Glass Stickles to each snowflake.

Top tip
When assembling the village, position the elements away from the edge so that they can be seen when the frame is in place

The Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow in supermarkets and craft stores, and also online at and – don’t miss out! To find your local supermarket stockist, visit and select ‘Craft Essentials Series’ from the drop-down menu

Click HERE for a sneak peek at what’s inside the box!

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