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See what’s inside issue 174 of Papercraft Essentials

10th May 2019


See what’s inside issue 174 of Papercraft Essentials


Issue 174 of Papercraft Essentials goes on sale on the 16th May. If you can’t wait until then, here’s a sneak peek at our exclusive kit and bonus projects.

Issue 174 includes the amazing Wallace & Gromit foiled kit and co-ordinating stamp set. Our foiled kit is made up of four A4 foiled and die-cut topper sheets, plus 10 designer papers with toppers and borders. While the stamp set includes 17 of your favourite Wallace & Gromit images and sentiments. We’re so excited for you to see the projects our Design Team have made with this crackin’ kit!


Issue 174 is packed with inspiration using your kit. Head to page 15 to see Nicky Gilburt use your kit and stamps to create this fabulous collection! As well as this, Jo Boland uses just your foiled kit to make quick and easy cards on page 36.


On page 61 Liz McGuire has created an unmissable selection of cards for women using the Piella designs from your kit. While on page 82 Laura Bradley has designed a range of gifts and giftwrap ideas for men and women!

Turn to page 15 to see the Angel policy for this kit.


On page 87 you’ll find new layering stamps and dies from Crafter’s Companion. We love these products so much that we’ve got a bonus project just for you!


Blossoming lilacs

You’ll need

white 14x18cm card blank

black cardstock

white stamping cardstock

Snow White Centura Pearl cardstock

Carnival Blue Crafter’s Companion 12×12” Luxury Cardstock

Crafter’s Companion Blossoming Lilacs layering stamps & dies

Gemini Expressions Happy Birthday die

Crafter’s Companion Geometric Triangles 3D embossing folder

Baby Blue, Ocean Blue, Midnight Blue, Grasshopper Green & Spring Meadow Green Harmony Quick Dry inkpads


Collall Tacky Glue

3D foam pads

stamping platform

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Cut a 17×13 cm piece of blue paper and adhere to the card front.

2 Emboss a slightly smaller piece of Snow White cardstock using the folder then adhere to the card front at an angle as shown.

3 Use the stamping platform to stamp the first layer of flowers in Baby Blue ink, the second layer in Ocean Blue ink and the third layer in Midnight Blue ink. Die-cut using the co-ordinating die.

4 Stamp the first layer of leaves using Spring Meadow Green ink and the second layer using Grasshopper Green ink then die-cut using the co-ordinating die.

5 Create two sets of lilacs and attach to the bottom of the card front using 3D foam pads.

6 Die-cut the sentiment from black cardstock and adhere in the top-left corner. Add gems to finish.


As well as some wonderful designs using your kit, issue 174 includes new collections from StickerKitten, Graphic45 and Kaisercraft. Plus exciting techniques for all cardmaking abilities, and inspiring ideas to stretch your die stash!


To find out more about issue 174, visit our Facebook or Instagram pages, and as always feel free to send pictures of your projects to

Pick up your copy of issue 174 when it hits the shelves on 16th May. You can order online from or head to your local large supermarket, WH Smith or independent craft retailer.

Happy papercrafting!




PS. Check out this fun *BONUS* Wallace & Gromit Windmill card tutorial:


  1. Pendle22

    Love this mmm magazine

  2. Jill

    Very very disappointed I didn't get the papers with this magazine - I would not have bought it if I had known - how can you make the cards without the papers. I won't be buying anything else from this company.

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Jill, I do apologise for this, we were not aware you hadn't received the papers with your copy of Papercraft Essentials. If you'd like to contact us directly at then we will send a new copy out to you. Thanks, Ria.

  3. Margaret Leatherland

    Why can't I get into the Competitions? This is not the first time it has happened

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Margaret, I have just accessed the competitions page and can confirm everything is as it should be. Please visit the homepage of this blog, click 'comps' along the top and it is the first blog post. Thanks, Ria

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