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Die-cutting Essentials 55 BONUS card from Heartfelt Creations

9th August 2019


Die-cutting Essentials 55 BONUS card from Heartfelt Creations

Whenever it is that you get your hands on issue 55 of Die-cutting Essentials, you’ll be busy for the month with the  jam-packed 100-page issue of inspiration, news, tips and so much more!

And that’s before we even mention the gorgeous Card Making Magic four-die set for all your festive makes.

Christina Griffiths’ gorgeous holly spring and poinsettia comes with the issue alongside an intricate ivy panel die.

There are 10 projects in the magazine using your die gift, but there are also other features from some of your favourite brands, including Crafter’s Companion, Sweet Poppy, Spellbinders and US hit papercrafter Paige Taylor Evans.

There’s also a beautiful Christmas Heartfelt Creations feature – and we’ve got an exclusive web-only make here just for you!

Merry Christmas lantern



white & navy cardstock

Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Night of Navy & Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Up! inkpads

Lime Burst Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud inkpad

Magenta Hue Ranger Archival Ink

Go Man Go prills

Dandelion Yellow Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter

Dries Clear Art Glitter glue

3D foam pads

clear embossing powder

heat tool

Copic marker (R37)

Starry Night Decorative die

Candlelit Poinsettia stamp set

Glow of Christmas, Christmas Poinsettia and Holly & Snowy Pine Village stamp & die sets


1 Score and fold a white 14×7” panel at 7” on the long side to create the card blank. Trim a 6¾” square from large bauble paper and adhere to the card front. Cut the framed lantern scene into a 5¼” square and adhere to a white 5½” square. Affix this to the card front using 3D foam pads as shown.

2 Die-cut two white Starry Night borders and one white semicircle, then position onto the card front with Dries Clear glue. Stamp the sentiment onto white card using Night of Navy ink and heat-emboss. Die-cut into a circle and edge the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Die-cut a larger circle of navy cardstock and layer the circles together, then adhere to the card front using 3D foam pads.

3 Stamp the poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler ink onto flower shaping paper, colour with Magenta ink and die-cut. Edge the petals with Cherry Cobbler ink, then place face down into the shaping mould and spritz with water. Place the top on the mould and run through the die-cutting machine, then remove the shaped flowers.

4 Add glue in the centre of the medium and large petals and layer together, place the smallest set of petals on top and allow to dry. Place a yellow Crystal Drop in the centre of each flower and cover with prills, remove any excess and set aside to dry.

5 Stamp the largest poinsettias in Mossy Meadow ink and colour using the Granny Apple green ink. Die-cut and edge the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink, then place face down into the mould and spritz with water, place the top on the mould and run through the die-cutting machine. Remove the leaves and allow to dry.

6 Stamp the holly springs onto flower shaping paper using Mossy Meadow ink and colour using Lime Burst and Early Espresso ink. Die-cut and edge the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink, then colour the back of the holly. Colour the berries with Copic marker, spritz lightly with water and shape using the flower shaping tools.

7 Stamp the pine needles onto flower shaping paper using Early Espresso ink, then colour using Basil Leaf and Early Espresso ink. Die-cut and edge the pine needles with Mossy Meadow ink, then spritz and shape using flower shaping tools. Position and adhere the poinsettias, holly and pine needles to the top of the card using hot glue. Dab Dries Clear glue over the flowers and greenery and sprinkle with Crystal Clear glitter to finish.

We hope you love making this card!

If you want to pick your copy of DCE55 up from supermarkets, craft stores and independent retailers, it’ll be on shelves on Thursday August 15th.

Or you can order it from Craftstash or Moremags – it’s up to you!

There’s a brilliant subscription offer this issue where you can save 40% from the cover price if you sign up now , buying seven issue for just £41.96, or £5.99 per issue. Just check out issue 55 for all of the details.

And don’t forget to look out for next month’s fantastic Die-cutting Essentials – issue 56 comes with this handsome Simply Made Crafts Festive Foliage die set.

Imagine the crafting possibilities!

Happy die-cutting,

Kirstie McCrum


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