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Sneak peek at issue 172 of Papercraft Essentials

22nd March 2019


Sneak peek at issue 172 of Papercraft Essentials


Issue 172 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves on 28th March. We’ve teamed up with Chloe Endean to bring you our fabulous Stamps & dies by Chloe gift!

With issue 172 you’ll receive this versatile bicycle die plus co-ordinating 32-piece stamp set! Not only that, we want to help you create the best cards possible, so we’ve also provided five scenic downloads to add to your designs. Click here to find out more.


We couldn’t resist asking Chloe Endean to design some pretty cards using issue 172’s gift, turn to page 15 to see her sparkly creations! As well as this, Nicky Gilburt has pulled out all the stops with her beautiful projects that you won’t want to miss. Head to page 81 to find instructions and follow Nicky’s step-by-step guide!


We wanted to show you just how versatile your Stamps & Dies by Chloe gift really is. We asked Vanessa Hodgson to use the 32-piece stamp set to create cute cards for kids! You can see these inspiring ideas on page 61.


To find out more about what’s inside issue 172, watch our video at the top of the page. You can also like or follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up-to-date with everything at PE headquarters!

Don’t forget to buy your copy of issue 172 when it goes on sale on 28th March. Order online from or head to your local large supermarket, WH Smith or independent craft retailer.

Happy papercrafting!




  1. W421903TPh

    I am trying to open the download but without success. Can you tell me what I do once I have downloaded the file and how to open it. thanks Pauline

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Pauline, once the file has downloaded into your 'downloads' folder you just need to double click and all of the papers are inside. I hope this helps, Ria.

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