Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials 189 is on sale NOW!

6th August 2020


Papercraft Essentials 189 is on sale NOW!

This issue we’re treating you to not one but TWO amazing kits, which are sure to inspire your all-occasion makes! The Wrap & Reveal kit allows you to create impressive interactive cards with ease, while the Making Waves Cut and Emboss folder plus additional dies & downloads is great for nautical themes and much more!

We’ve got techniques galore for you this month, including an unmissable step-by-step guide to adding embroidery to your cards! We couldn’t quite fit all of Ingrid Vichova’s stunning stitched cards into the magazine, so here is your bonus make!

HELLO by Ingrid Vichova

You will need
white cardstock
white 4”-square card blank
Paper Smooches cross-stitch template download
Picked Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Pale Gold That’s Crafty! Sparklers Spray
VersaMark inkpad
Opaque White WOW! Super Fine embossing powder
Neat and Tangled Crystal Clear sequins
pink, black, white & yellow embroidery threads
paper piercer & foam pad
Washi tape
manual die-cutting machine
WPlus9 Hello Hand-Lettered die 

Simply make
1 Cut a 3”-sqaure panel of white cardstock and sponge pink ink all over it.
2 Add ink splatters on the panel to add the impression of depth and texture using the Pale Gold spray.
3 Once dry, secure the downloaded cross-stitch template over the top, using tape.
4 Count the number of holes across the top and pierce an equal number of holes downwards to pierce a square in the centre of the card.
5 Begin stitching the panel with cross stitches using black embroidery thread.
6 Stitch arrows using white thread and continue to use various stitches to cover the whole panel. Back-stitch back over the arrows to add sequins for a touch of sparkle.
7 To create the tassels, wrap the same embroidery thread around a couple of your fingers, tie on top, cut the bottom, secure the top part with another thread and wrap a thin strip of a gold Washi around the top to add interest and create tassels and secure as shown.
8 Die-cut ‘hello’ from white cardstock four times, layer together and heat-emboss a couple of times using white embossing powder. Adhere the sentiment to the embroidered panel using clear-drying glue before mounting the panel onto the card front using 3D foam tape.

Papercraft Essentials 189 is on sale now from supermarkets, WHSmith, Hobbycraft, independent retailers and online from and

  1. linnielou

    I have Papercraft issue 189 and nowhere do I see where to download anything from this issue, I would like birthday fishes

    • Lee Campbell

      Hi, the downloads are available here:

  2. Freddie

    Hi Lee I can't download anything from papercraft essentials issue 189. It is not showing anything. Just Wrap and reveal and die and embossing picture.

    • Lee Campbell

      Hi - the downloads can be found here:

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