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Check out what’s inside issue 173 of Papercraft Essentials

18th April 2019


Check out what’s inside issue 173 of Papercraft Essentials


Issue 173 of Papercraft Essentials arrives in a supermarket near you on the 25th April. We’ve got the perfect gift for crafting in this beautiful weather!

With issue 173 you’ll receive our Garden Delights gift. This collection includes a 28-piece stamp set, a delightful watering can die PLUS an A6 embossing folder! As well as this, we’re throwing in six paper downloads so you can build-a-scene with your garden-inspired kit. Click here to download your papers.

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Issue 173’s Garden Delights collection is just so versatile. Inside the magazine you’ll find exciting ideas for contemporary cards, shaped card blanks, designs for women AND a selection of inspiring projects to help you get ahead for Father’s Day!


As well as a selection of fabulous designs using your gift, issue 173 includes new releases from Craftwork Cards, The Paper Nest Dolls and Hunkydory, to name a few. There’s also stash-stretching techniques from new ways to use your own dies to fun designs using your patterned paper!


To find out more about what’s inside issue 173, check out our Facebook or Instagram pages. And don’t forget to send pictures of your cards to – we love to see your designs!

Buy your copy of issue 173 when it goes on sale on 25th April. You can order online from or pop to your local large supermarket, WH Smith or independent craft retailer.

Happy papercrafting!




  1. Gill Hargrove

    I can't find anywhere to enter the competitions from Papercraft Eseentials issue 173. Help ???

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Gill, please head to the home page of our blog ( Across the top click on the 'comps' header and select the competition you would like to enter. Once you have selected the competition, scroll to the bottom of the post to find the actual entry form. I hope this helps – Ria.

  2. Tottle0

    Cannot access Zip file on iPad for paper backgrounds issue 173

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi there, I have just checked the file and can confirm it is working. Please try again and if this doesn't work contact us at and we will send you the files directly. Thanks, Ria.

  3. Vonnienz

    Hi, I am wanting to buy a back copy of this magazine can you please send me a link...i am in NZ...thank you

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi there, I'm afraid issue 173 has sold out on our usual online channels. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Ria - Editor.

  4. Lyn Young

    Its now October. Can I still buy this issue anywhere?

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