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Check out what’s inside Papercraft Essentials issue 179

6th September 2019


Check out what’s inside Papercraft Essentials issue 179

Issue 179 arrives in stores on the 12th September. This month we’re bringing you the Luxury Shaker Kit from Simply Made Crafts!

Issue 179’s kit includes everything you need to create fun and fabulous Christmas cards. Build a scene with the papers and window die-cuts or give your designs the wow factor by transforming them into shaker projects – the possibilities are endless!


On page 46 you’ll find Sandra Rayner’s scenic shaker cards. Sandra’s designs range from easel cards to clean-and-simple projects and a fun stepper make! Click here to download the template to recreate this card. As well as this, we’ve got step-by-step guide along with all-occasion ideas to try with your kit.


That’s not all. Issue 179 includes techniques to help you develop your cardmaking skills, plus a range of budget-friendly ideas so your crafting doesn’t have to break the bank. We’re also providing a little off-the-page inspiration for Christmas. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your own giftwrap on page 27, or upcycle your leftover jars on page 76.

And if that’s not enough, we share the latest products from Hunkydory, Crafter’s Companion, Stampin’ Up! and many more.


That just about covers our sneak peek into issue 179. Don’t forget that this issue we’re also giving you a set of Nutcracker-themed digital stamps so you can perfect your digital crafting! Click here to find out more.

Buy your copy of issue 179 online from or You can also pick up a copy from large supermarkets, WHSmith and independent craft retailers from the 12th September.

Happy papercrafting!



  1. Clive Buckley

    Not able to buy issue 178 papercraftessentials been trying all this month can you help me please

    • Victoria Clare

      Hi Clive, issue 178 is no longer on sale in shops but you can still buy a copy online from - hope this helps! Ria.

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