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.
Snow White Centura Pearl 15x16cm gatefold card blank
Snow White Centura Pearl cardstock
Ocean Blue Spectrum Noir Harmony dye inkpad
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
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 www.moremags.com/pe176 or www.craftstash.co.uk