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Issue 176 of Papercraft Essentials – on sale next week!

28th June 2019


Issue 176 of Papercraft Essentials – on sale next week!

Issue 176 of Papercraft Essentials hits the shelves on Thursday 4th July. Don’t miss our extra-special Watercolour Garden pop-up box kit!

We are so in love with the gift in issue 176. The Watercolour Garden pop-up box card kit is guaranteed to brighten these rainy summer days! Included in your kit is 12 die-cut sheets, 16 papers, a template and acetate, and we’ve got some beautiful inspiration to demonstrate how to make the most of it.


Turn to your Cut out & keep section on page 45 to get started. You’ll find lots of tips on how to create pop-up box cards. As well as this, our Design Team shares quick-and-easy makes, shaker cards AND a selection of gifts and giftwrap!


Aside from the fabulous Watercolour Garden kit, issue 176 includes crafty competitions, stash-stretching ideas and brand-new releases from your favourite brands. Including the new Gemini wrap dies from Crafter’s Companion on page 92. Check out Soraya Lara’s bonus card below, and click here to download the template to re-create her Just for you design.


With love

You’ll need

Snow White Centura Pearl 15x16cm gatefold card blank

Snow White Centura Pearl cardstock

Ocean Blue Spectrum Noir Harmony dye inkpad

ink-blending sponge


Gemini With Love Circle Sentiment die

Gemini Create-a-Card Regal Lattice Split Invitation die

Die-sire Essentials Lace Corner 1, Oval & Scallop Oval dies

flower dies

manual die-cutting machine

Step by step

1 Use the Regal Lattice die to cut the gatefold panels of the card blank. Apply Ocean Blue ink around the edges of the panel as shown.

2 Spread ink over a die-cut oval and scalloped oval, affix together and adhere to the left-hand side of the card front. Add gems around the scalloped edge.

3 Blend ink around a 14.5×15.5cm panel of Snow White cardstock and affix inside the card blank. Add a die-cut sentiment circle and die-cut flowers with inked petals. Attach gems in the centres, then add four die-cut corners.

4 Create the wrap and affix two pieces of inked cardstock behind the die-cut detail. Add the birds on the front and adhere the wrap round the card blank so that it can be removed.


That’s all for our sneak peek at issue 176. Be sure to pop down to your local large supermarket, WH Smith or independent craft retailer to pick up your copy when it hits the shelves on 4th July. You can also order from or 

Happy papercrafting!



  1. nwlawson

    I thought the flowers (12 diecut and papers) for the pop up box could be downloaded. I cannot find where to do that. However I was able download the box

  2. seaniger

    can not find how to download template for pop up box issue 176

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi there, the template for the pop-up box with issue 176 was included inside the kit. Hope this helps! Ria.

  3. Belinda Mcguinness

    I’m trying to find a video that shows how to use the template for the pop up box card. I’ve never used one before. I’m a beginner to card making. I would to see how to construct the box using the template. Please

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Belinda, we don't have a video showing how to use the template but there is a very helpful image step-by-step guide on page 47. I hope this helps! Ria.

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