Die-cutting Essentials 74 is on sale now!
This month we’ve teamed up with the lovely Sam Calcott to bring you a fantastic Made to Surprise Super Slider Pop-up die set plus digital papers and toppers! This kit is ideal for making 3D cards with ease, and can also be used to create other styles of card as well as perfect off-the-page items! Inside the magazine you’ll find inspiration galore for using it, including five amazing designs from Sam herself! Here are just a few of the cards you could make with this set…
You can also watch an exclusive video where Sam shows us how to use the die over at www.craftworld.com
We’ve got an unmissable guide to creating die-cut gatefold cards this month, and here’s the bonus card from that feature:
white, pink & purple cardstock
Tonic Studios Christmas Present die
Woodware Just to Say stamp set
white embossing powder
3D foam pads
Step by step
1 Cut a 14x28cm piece of white cardstock and score each end at 7cm. Fold the cardstock to create the gatefold and burnish the score lines.
2 Place the centre of the present die on the centre of the card edge. Secure using low-tack tape on the left-hand side only, unfold the cardstock and die-cut.
3 Fold the cardstock and tape the die in place on the right-hand side only. Unfold the card and die-cut again.
4 Die-cut the present from purple cardstock and attach to pink cardstock. Trim the edges of the die-cut and add 3D foam pads to the reverse. Close the card blank and attach the present to the inside using the die-cut gatefold as a guide.
5 Cut a 29x3cm strip of vellum, wipe with an anti-static bag and use VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment. Heat-emboss in white then hold the vellum on the closed card blank, fold the ends around and tape the ends together on the reverse. Add gems to finish.
Also inside this jam-packed issue you’ll find fab new releases from Magnolia, Concord & 9th and many more, plus a guide to heat-embossed die-cutting, a look at dry-embossed die-cutting plus we guide you step by step through how to perfect the die-cut monoprint technique.
Die-cutting Essentials in on sale now from supermarkets and WHSmith, or you can have it delivered direct to your door by ordering your copy from www.craftstash.co.uk