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Hello!
A painter’s palette has endless possibilities.
There’s always a feeling of excitement when
your paintbrush touches the first colour, and
it’s that buzz that we’re celebrating this month.
So I ask you to find the artist within yourself with our 12-page
Watercolour Special (p25), which includes impactful tie-dye inking
and some cheeky faux paint effects. Perhaps you’re a seasoned
painter? I hope you’ll find lots of new ideas to invigorate your cards.
Team PaperCrafter is very excited about Easter too. Make
eye-catching party decorations on page 81 and see the Lawn Fawn
Eggstra Special stamps and dies in action on page 66. Elsewhere,
Amelia has rounded up the best Easter events and activities (p38),
and I’ve been busy gathering my favourite rainy day products on
page 69 – well, it wouldn’t be a true bank holiday without a
downpour, would it?
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ISSUE 119:

CONTENTS 60
SOCIAL
13 Club PaperCrafter
17 Designer For The Day
87 Ask The Experts

REGULARS
93 Coming Next Month
94 PaperCrafter Basket

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PRESENTS

84
26 Card Gallery: watercolour
effects with pens and papers
31 Achieve faux watercolouring
in three steps
32 Seven watercolour card ideas
34 Master the tie-dye inking
technique 26
MAKE IT
37 Decoupage trays with
a bohemian twist
57 Recycle everyday objects to
create miniature makes
72 Five ways with paper straws
81 Craft for the ultimate
Easter bonanza

LEARN IT
60 Make a statement with
embossed vellum
66 We test out Lawn Fawn’s
Easter stamp and die set
90 Create a collection of
greetings with one card kit

BUY IT
9 Trends & Treats

72
69 Shopping: rainy days
76 First Look: Dovecraft Hello
Spring collection
79 Shopping: pretty in pink

READ IT
38 Find a crafty event near you
this Easter
63 Discover paper modelling
and meet the author behind
Paper World
75 Six ways to spring clean your

45
craft room
80 Reading Corner
98 Interview: Project Crafter,
Lara Pomeroy
34

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Hoppy
Easter
Make this your craftiest season yet

S
pring is in the air which means Easter is on the horizon. It’s
one of our favourite times of the year as it gives us the
perfect opportunity to get the family together for good food,
fun and games. What’s more, it’s a paper lover’s paradise! Not only
can you craft greetings for your nearest and dearest, but also
bunting, bright paper flowers, and even bunny ears to keep the kids
amused. There’s no limit to your creativity and we have some
fabulous projects and ideas on our website to get you started.
Simply search ‘Easter cards’ or ‘Easter decorations’ to read our
blogs for inspiration.

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We love seeing an artist at work
and we just can’t get enough of
Sarah Miller’s stunning illustrated

TREATS
style to her decorative chalk homeware and stationery range.
paint line. This inspirational The Chelsea collection features
image features the shade Lem illustrated birds brought to life
Lem, a soft, warm green that was with opulent teal, gold and pink.
inspired by fields of alliums that Shop this beautiful range at
Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown by Step into spring with Debenhams (debenhams.com)
women farmers who are supported
by Oxfam’s Ethiopian Seed Project.
these crafty goodies and throw a vintage tea party with
pretty cake forks, a cake slice and
Every pot of this shade that’s sold raises delicately decorated mugs.
funds for the charity (oxfam.org.uk).

DATES FOR YOUR

Diary
THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW
19th - 21st April 2018
If you’re looking for an inspiring weekend
filled with all things crafty this show is not
one to be missed. The Creative Craft Show is
a haven for knitting, cross-stitch, SIMPLE PLEASURES
papercrafting, jewellery and sewing This delightful new collection from American Crafts (americancrafts.com)
enthusiasts. Shop for supplies, watch celebrates the beauty that is present in our lives every day. Whether that be
demonstrations and gain advice from a country bike ride, an afternoon curled up with a book, or a pot of tea. Adorn
industry experts. Fancy going? Purchase your card projects with mellow, decorative peach and blue papers, warming
your tickets in advance online to save! sentiments and foiled accents. Our favourite product from the collection has
stitchandhobby.co.uk to be this adorable cabin box which includes 12 notecards, envelopes
and stickers.

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TRENDS & TREATS...
HOMEMADE GIFTS
We crafters love to gift
handmade goodies, so why
not have a go at creating

Free
your own lip balm? You could
craft mini boxes, pop these

Easter
handmade treats inside and
gift them to your friends. The

projects
Soap Kitchen has a fabulous
kit that contains all of the
ingredients you need to
create your own lip balm at
home. Plus you can follow
their easy step-by-step
YouTube video. Choose your
own flavour oils to go along
with the recipe, or opt for
a delicious chocolate
flavour. Lip balm recipe
bundle, £8.65,
thesoapkitchen.co.uk

M A K E YO U R M A R K
Create personalised trinkets
for your loved ones with
uni-ball paint markers.
Designed to deliver vibrant
colour, these markers are
waterproof and permanent,
meaning you can decorate
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including metal, glass, plastic,
wood and stone. So you can
get creative and make
decorative keepsakes for your
nearest and dearest. Why not
grab yourself a collection box PAPE
Free
RC
with a variety of colours? They DOW UTTING
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also make fabulous gifts for D
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CRAFT LIFE
If you’re a fan of papercutting or fancy
giving the craft a go you’ll love Bloom:
50 Decorative Papercut Patterns by Choi
S P R I N G PA R T Y Hyang Mee (£19.99, laurenceking.
Throw an eggcellent gathering for your friends com). Craft your way through spring
and family this Easter with this adorable party with this stunning book which includes
supplies collection from Ginger Ray over 50 ornate floral and fauna inspired
(gingerray.co.uk). The new Hoppy Easter designs for you to cut. PaperCrafter
range includes these adorable rose gold foiled readers are also in for a treat as
bunny plates, carrot shaped napkins and we’ve got a stunning floral love
pom-pom tail bunny bunting. So what are you wreath for you to download from
waiting for? Get everyone together and enjoy papercraftermagazine.co.uk today.
some quality time with your loved ones over the Simply print it onto 150gsm card and
bank holiday weekend. have fun creating your design!

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ime
E A S T E R PA R A D E F A M I LY
Felt flowers, faux grass bunnies and a
cracking selection of egg-shaped blanks are
perfect for decorating your home this
spring. Create unicorn and bunny-inspired
r bank
egg decorations – yes, you read that right G e t s e t fo n w it h
– and find out how you can craft the h o li d a y fu
es and
stunning cascading paper flower E a s te r g a ma re
decoration. Discover the makes at p a rt y w
blog.hobbycraft.co.uk.

Family Easter quiz pack, £6,


sainsburyshome.co.uk

POOH CORNER
Explore the timeless, classic
The great Easter egg hunt kit,
world of A.A. Milne and E.H.
£6.49, talkingtables.co.uk
Shepard at The Victoria and
Albert Museum (vam.ac.uk) in
London this spring. From now
until 8th April 2018 the magical
Hundred Acre Wood is
brought to life with support from the Unwin Charitable
Trust (unwincharitabletrust.org.uk) in a charming
exhibition, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. This
playful, multi-sensory experience is not to be missed.

Online shop of the month TA K E N OT E


Whether we’re juggling
Easter bingo, £6,
sainsburyshome.co.uk
multiple crafty projects or
Shop for beautiful stamp trying to finish a batch of
designs and accessories cards in a rush we all need a
from one of your favourite little pep talk from time to
crafty brands. Not only can time. Take control of your
you purchase dainty fairy, crafty ventures with this
floral and animal stamps, inspirational clipboard from
but also get your hands on The Contemporary Home
a range of accessories. Jazz (tch.net) for just £7. Hook it
up your stamped designs with embossing inks, foils, ink pads on a pinboard in your craft
and dyes. Can’t wait for your items to arrive? You’ll love the room for everyday motivation,
range of digi stamps and kits available too. Don’t forget to or use it to keep tabs on the
visit Lavinia Stamps at The Creative Craft Show in Birmingham many projects you have on Paper Easter garland, £4.95,
on 15th-18th March 2018. laviniastamps.com the go. dotcomgiftshop.com

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CLUB

# craftchallenge
COME & JOIN OUR

Why not show off your latest project in the next issue? For your chance
to feature, share your makes with us on Facebook or Twitter!
“I have a lot of birthdays “I used the free gift and features from issue 117 as inspiration
coming up so I decided to for my designs and a range of techniques from embossing
make this card with the help of powders to stamping and die cutting. I enjoy the challenge of
my ten year-old grandaughter. using up my stash of
We used the free Tea & Cake oddments to make my
Stamp Set from issue 117 and cards which I sell for the
both loved getting creative with Alzheimer’s Society. My
them. I have been crafting and best Christmas present
making cards for a while now was a stamping platform
and it’s great to pass down my which creates really
hobby to the younger members crisp images”
in my family” NATALIE COOPER,
CHRIS JONES, COVENTRY LEICESTER

“For the background, I blended together “Whilst on a three-hour train


distress oxide inks in three shades of journey, I read my first copy
red and used a circle stencil and wet of PaperCrafter and was
wipe to remove some of the ink in order completely inspired. I then got
to create a distressed look. Next, home after my trip only to find
I stamped the girl and coloured in the out that my electrics had
bow and boots in pink, before adding blown. After everything was
spots with white embossing powder. To sorted, I made a drink and got
finish, I adhered the die-cut sentiments stuck into a spot of card
and matted the panel onto a white card making. Suddenly, all was calm
which I had stamped beforehand” and the world was a better
KERRY GIBSON, WEST MIDLANDS place. Ah, the joys of crafting!”

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SUE MORGAN
“Inspired by walks in the
IS countryside, I used
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Bee collection to make my
greeting. I cut an aperture
out from the main section to create a
border and to reveal the lovely bee
motifs beneath. I then added some
inked flower embellishments, a tag, a sentiment
and a little dusting of glitter to finish off my design”
Well done, Sue – your card is truly bee-utiful!

Courtesy of The Paperbox, Sue has won a bundle of card making goodies
worth over £30, including ribbon, card blanks, gems and more!
thepaperbox.co.uk

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We asked...
How do you
get the kids
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crafting?
“My five year-old
nephew loves
stamping and I help
him die cut cars and
boats for cards”
REEDA SARDAR

“My sons like to


create cards – they
made some gorgeous
Christmas greetings
Create a stunning centrepiece for your Spread your crafty wings and make a family of
Easter feast. ohhappyday.com origami chicks. thehousethatlarsbuilt.com for the staff at their
school last year”

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• SOCIAL •
Wish farewell to the avid globetrotter with
PaperCrafter reader Naomi Hanlon’s ‘bon voyage’

DESIGN ER card. Or why not switch up the sentiment to


celebrate an upcoming anniversary for the ultimate
day
for the
romantic greeting? Inspired by French shabby chic,

Naomi
Naomi’s design incorporates vintage prints and
a subtle wash of watercolour for an elegant and classic look.

Hanlon
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to embark on your
next stamping adventure!

How did you come up with


your latest design?
My card was inspired by a recent
trip to Paris for a big birthday.
I love to travel with my family and
friends and am always on the
lookout for my next adventure.
I am also loving the vintage look
at the moment and these stamps
from Hunkydory really lend
themselves to that style.

What is your all-time


favourite crafty product
to work with?
Stamps are incredibly versatile
as they can be used in so many
ways and with a huge variety of
choice, you can achieve the exact
look you're after. I must have
hundreds of stamp sets in my
stash and I know the next kit I
come across will end up coming
home with me. I am a complete
stamping addict!

Tell us about your journey


as a crafter?
I had a very creative childhood –
we always made our own cards
and decorations. I remember
buying my first paper pack from
Hunkydory and I have been
hooked ever since. I am now a
member of the Hunkydory For
FIND OUT HOW TO CRAFT NAOMI'S DESIGN
The Love Of Stamps design team AT PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z IN E .CO.U K
and am in the process of setting
up my own blog.

What impact has crafts had


on your life?
Show off your skills
I can’t thank crafting enough for
the many positives it has brought
to my life. Not only does it help
in a future issue!
me to switch off and de-stress, If you’d like to see your paper project printed in PaperCrafter, email or write to us with
I have also made many special your contact details to be entered into our random draw. If picked, you’ll have a
friendships. I regularly meet up photo of your make published in the magazine and instructions on our website. Find
with friends for regular craft our contact information on page 3. Good luck! For terms and conditions please
sessions which always seem to visit papercraftermagazine.co.uk/designer-for-the-day
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Watercolour
S P E CI A L

PRESENTS

Watercolour
This issue...
★ Create psychedelic
effects with ink sprays
★ Speedy yet dreamy
SPECIAL
“Nothing beats a dreamy,
swirled watercolour
background. If you love the
effect as much as I do then
you’re spoilt for choice. Over
18 te r
a ARD c l
oSo u r
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makes with pretty the next 12 pages you can delve into the
watercolour papers world of watercolour with a fabulous
★ Learn how to work masterclass on how to use ink sprays (page C
34), plus try using ink pads to create a
with watercolour speedy three-step greeting on page 31. BY
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your stash to with paints to marker pens to create
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create beautiful whimsical finishes.”
backgrounds STEPHANIE WEIGHTMAN,
TATTERED LACE DESIGNER

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PRESENTS
Watercolour

Brush strokes
SP E C IAL

Keren Baker shows you how to use pens and patterned


papers for the ultimate watercolour hack

T 7
here are many ways you can apply watercolour effects to your creations.
Here Keren has used aqua flow pens to add colour to die-cuts,
sentiments and stamped images. This is a very speedy, easy way to bring

easy
a painted look to your designs. Plus, watercolour pens are easier to use and
control than paints, making them great for beginners or those that want a
quick creative fix. To really give your designs the full effect why not use a watercolour
patterned watercolour paper pad too? The infusion of colours and whimsical
finish complements and enhances hand painted elements beautifully.
cards
YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94)


› Dies: My Favorite Things
Words For Friends &
Friends; Tonic Studios
Wings & Things Monarch &
Princess, Royal Fern, Happy
Birthday, Best Wishes
› Stamps: PaperArtsy
JOFY59, 62, 64, Mini 59;
Winnie & Walter In a Word
Thanks; Concord & 9th
Seasons of Joy
› Paper collection,
Hobbycraft Watercolours
› Watercolour card
› Markers, Tonic Studios
Nuvo Aqua Flow
› Ink pad, black

Friend
1 Cover a 10cm x 16.5cm white
blank with purple card, leaving
a narrow border. Fix zigzag
watercolour paper, 9.5cm x
16cm, on top of it.

2 Take 7.5cm x 13.5cm of


white watercolour card.
Stamp flowers and dots in the
centre, then apply colour to
the flowers with blue inks.
Use the darkest shade in the
centre, getting lighter as you
work outwards.

3 Colour the centre of the


flowers with orange paint,
then the dots and another flower
in green and yellow. Die cut
‘Friend’ from watercolour paper,
stick to the bottom of the panel
and adhere to the card front.

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Watercolour
S P E CI A L

Fivete
minuke
ma

Thinking of you Smile


1 Adhere purple card to an
11cm x 15.5cm white
top-folding blank, leaving a
1 Create a 7.5cm x 14.5cm
top-folding white blank. Fix
purple card on top, leaving a
narrow border. Trim a 10cm x narrow border, followed by a
14.5cm piece of blue layer of spotty paper.
watercolour patterned paper and
fix to the card front. 2 Take 4cm x 13cm of
watercolour card and stamp

2 Die cut two foliage pieces


from purple and white
patterned paper. Arrange and
a length of flowers with black ink.
Add colour to the flowers with
pink and purple watercolour
adhere the die-cuts to the right of paints. Surround the florals with
the card front. Stamp a ‘Thinking light blue strokes.
of you’ sentiment with purple ink
to finish. 3 Stick the finished panel to
purple card, leaving a narrow
border. Fix this to the right of the
card front. Die cut a ‘Smile’
sentiment from watercolour
patterned paper, then fix it to the
right of the greeting.

TOP TIP
When applying
watercolours add
water to the area first,
then colour – the
Keren has used PaperArtsy paint will blend more
JOFY Stamps on her cards, easily this way
papermaze.co.uk

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PRESENTS
Watercolour
SP E C IAL

Thanks
1 Create a 13.5cm square blank.
Fix a slightly smaller piece of
pink and yellow patterned paper
onto it. Stamp several large
petals onto white watercolour
card with black ink. Apply colour
to them with pink and orange
aqua flow pens.

2 Once dry, trim, then layer the


flowers together and fix to
the right of the card front with 3D
foam pads. Stamp a ‘Thanks’
sentiment onto decorative
watercolour paper, then trim.
Adhere the sentiment to the
bottom-left of the greeting.

E
CREAT N BY

layeringts
SIO
DIMEN

die- cu

Best wishes
1 Stick dotty patterned paper to
a 10cm x 13cm top-folding
white blank. Trim purple
patterned watercolour paper,
7.5cm x 10.5cm, and fix to the
card front.

2 Die cut a ‘Best wishes’


sentiment from decorative
purple paper and fix to the left of
the greeting. Stamp a flower and
leaves onto watercolour card.

3 Apply purple, pink and blue


to the stamped images with
watercolour pens. Colour the
leaves with green. Once dry, fix
these to the right of the greeting.

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Butterfly smiles
1 Take a 12.5cm x 13.5cm
white blank and matt a
slightly smaller piece of purple
watercolour paper to it. Die cut
a large butterfly from white
watercolour card, then apply
purple and blue using aqua
flow pens.

2 Leave the die-cut to dry,


then adhere the butterfly’s
body to the card front, leaving
the wings free. Die cut ‘Smile’
from purple decorative paper,
trim the negative into a
rectangle, mount onto yellow
decorative paper, then fix
below the butterfly.

Enhance plain
die-cuts with
watercolour

Dainty touches
DECORATE YOUR CARD DESIGNS WITH A MYRIAD OF COLOURS AND USE DELICATE
TATTERED LACE DIES TO CREATE A FOCAL POINT, AVAILABLE FROM CRAFTING.CO.UK

Watercolour pencils Kaleidoscope Ditsy flower


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Happy birthday
1 Watercolour tips
Adhere a layer of blue and
purple decorative paper to a
10cm x 13cm white blank. Stamp
flowers and foliage onto
watercolour card with black ink.
• Made a mistake? Wet • Texture plays an
the paper and blot the important role in
Colour the flower with purple area thoroughly to lift watercolour painting.
and blue watercolour pens, and off the paper Make sure you use
the foliage with green.
• Use the right brush –
2
good quality Watercolours 6 x 6
Fix the foliage to the right of a soft one will work watercolour paper patterned paper pad, £5,
the greeting, then the flower
on top with 3D foam pads. Die
best as it’ll allow you to • In a hurry? Dry your hobbycraft.co.uk
create smooth lines design with a hair dryer Tonic Studios dies,
cut ‘Happy birthday’ from pink whilst retaining control to speed up the process craftydevils
watercolour card and glue it to papercraft.co.uk
the left of the card front.

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Step
Keren Baker gives you a S P E CI A L

lesson in faux watercolour

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hort for time or lacking painting supplies?
You’ll love this watercolour effect cheat! This
look is surprisingly easy to achieve and all you
need is a collection of water-based pens in vibrant
shades and a stamping block. We’ve used a butterfly
stamp to finish our design, but get creative and use
whatever you have in your stash. This dreamy design
YO U W I L L N E E D : is a lovely way to cheer up a friend.
› Craft essentials (see p94)
› Stamp, butterfly
› Embossing powder, clear
› Acrylic stamping block
› Marker pens

Step One
Create a card blank, 12cm x
14.5cm. Add a smaller matt of
floral paper, followed by white
cardstock. Stamp ‘Happy’ onto
this last piece and emboss.

Step Two
Using a variety of marker pens
scribbled onto an acrylic block,
add water to each shade and
paint stripes of colour onto the
piece. Add a little of the new
colour into the previous one to
blend. Leave to dry slightly and
add more colour.

Step Three
Leave to dry, then wipe the
embossed area with tissue to
make sure there’s no ink left on it.
Stamp and emboss a butterfly,
then add colour in the same way.
Attach to the card and secure a
button to the centre. Draw
dashes of colour around the

Get the look!


edges of each layer.

TOP TIP
Don’t have an acrylic
block? An old tile SHOP THE PRODUCTS AND GET CRAFTING THIS BEAUTIFUL DESIGN
or plate will do
perfectly instead!

Shop Stop
Artiste pens,
docrafts.com
Butterfly stamp, Indian Summer designer
paperartsy.co.uk paper pack, £12.98, Dovecraft mini clear stamp Craft buttons light pink, £1.10,
claritystamp.com butterfly, craftelier.co.uk createandcraft.com/buy

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7 cards Become a painterly


pro with these easy
tips and tricks

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here are so many ways you can create beautiful, fluid
watercolour effects. Whether you want to create dreamy
backgrounds, add colour to stamped images or create an
artistic finish, we’ve got seven easy card projects for you to get stuck
Stephanie
Weightman's
into. What’s more, you don’t need to go out and buy any new
supplies – learn how to use pigment inks, ink pads, or, if you
have them, watercolours themselves.
favourite!
Birthday balloons
Maker: KITTY FRAMPTON
Spray watercolour paper, 13cm x 16cm, with
a water mister. Cut acetate slightly larger
than the panel. Apply ink pads directly onto
it and spray with the mister to create large
ink pools. Place the inked acetate face down
onto the stamping card. Rub the back of it
with your fingertips to blend the colours
together. Lift the acetate off, blot with
kitchen roll, then dry using a heat gun.
Splatter inks onto the panel using the tip of a
paintbrush. Die cut the completed
background into a rectangle. Stamp and die
cut balloons, fix them to the card front and
stamp balloon strings and a sentiment
underneath. Decorate the bottom and
top-right corner of the greeting with ribbon
and pearls, then mount the panel onto a
top-folding 11.5cm x 14.5cm white blank.

Daisy painting
Maker: COLETTE SMITH
Download the daisy template from
papercraftermagazine.co.uk Hummingbird
and copy it onto watercolour Maker: SARA NAUMANN
paper, omitting the square outline. Stamp and emboss a hummingbird and sentiment
Wet the paper around and up to onto white card with blue ink. Colour the wings in
the daisy with clean water. Wet pink with pigment ink, concentrating the application
some green paint and apply to the on the wing base. Immediately add orange, blending
paper, then leave to dry. Use the from the base of the wings to the tips. Repeat with
wet on wet technique to fill in the the tail feathers. Add touches of blue at the base of
centre, first with light yellow, then the wings, blending out to the tips. Colour the bird’s
add shading with darker yellow body with yellow. While wet, immediately add pink
and leave to dry. Use the same to the head, blending into the yellow. Add watery
technique to fill in the petals with blue to the belly. Apply touches of yellow to the
grey. When dry, trim the design bird’s wing tips. Once dry, mount the panel onto
and fix it to the front of a card black, then fix to a 14.5cm x 16cm card mounted with
blank, then stamp a sentiment in orange decorative paper. Stick a pink bow to the
the top-right corner. bottom-left of the watercolour panel.

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Thank you kindly Watercolour
Maker: SARA NAUMANN S P E CI A L
Add some colour to a foliage stamp with a yellow marker. Tint
the edges of each leaf in dark green, and the stems with light green.
Spritz a little water and stamp onto watercolour paper, 10.5cm x 12cm.
Stamp a sentiment in brown, slightly overlapping the leaf. Mount onto
pink, then white card. Take a 15.5cm square blank. Cut pink patterned
paper slightly smaller than the card front. Trim pink patterned paper,
4cm wide, and mount the long edges with pink, white, and green card.
Stick a 1.5cm wide strip of white card in the centre. Place to the right
side of the larger patterned paper piece and trim the edges evenly. Glue
the stamped focal to the patterned paper. Wrap green ribbon over the
stamped piece, and fix to the card front. Add rhinestone embellishments
and a green bow to finish.

Wishing you sunshine


Maker: SARA NAUMANN
Spritz card with rubbing alcohol. While wet, randomly drop on the
lightest colour of alcohol ink, leave to dry, then apply the second
colour. Leave to dry, then repeat with a third shade. Trim the panel,
mount it onto blue card, then white, leaving narrow borders on both
the left and right sides. Wrap blue organza ribbon around the left of
the panel twice and fix to a green card blank. Use the colouring
technique to create a green paint splat rectangle, then adhere it onto
blue paper and stick a ‘Wishing you sunshine’ peel-off sentiment in
the centre. Adhere this to the greeting with 3D foam tape. Tie a knot
in a wide blue ribbon and glue to the card front.

Double bubble
Maker: COLETTE SMITH
Use Claritystamp’s
Double Bubble stencil to
create this fun, bubbly
design. Select an area of
the stencil large enough
to cover a 10cm x 15cm
panel. Place card
underneath and hold
in position using low
tack tape. Start with
the first colour and
use a stippling
motion to fill in the
bubble with
Feather pigment inks. Move
Maker: COLETTE SMITH onto another area
If you’re in a hurry you’ll love this speedy, colourful creation. Flick of the stencil using
the chisel nib of a magenta marker from left to right onto white card the same colour. Repeat this
to form a block of colour, then with orange going from right to left. with two more colours of pigment ink until the
Continue alternating with yellow, green, blue and purple, allowing panel is complete. Carefully remove the stencil and allow the
the colours to overlap. Trim the panel, then stamp five feathers and ink to dry completely. Hand draw sketchy lines around each bubble
a sentiment to it in black ink. Matt green paper onto a top-folding with a black fine liner. Trim the panel and adhere it onto a black
blank. Mount the feather panel to the front, then wrap baker’s twine top-folding card blank. Stamp a large sentiment at the bottom and
around the top and tie a bow to the left. finish with a few black pearls.

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Tie-dye inking
Ingrid Vichova shows you how to master bright
psychedelic backgrounds with ink spray
Technique off your 2018 bucket list! amount of water and lots of
YO U W I L L N E E D :
talk This technique is very colour to create a saturated
My baby addictive and once you try it shade. You can also use
› Craft essentials (see p94)
wipe tie dye you’ll want to make a whole lightly diluted acrylic paints
technique will bunch of these prints. and other water-based › Dies: Xcut Large
most definitely media, so before you go out Sentiments; Tonic Studios
bring the Paint box and buy any new materials Mixed Layered Ovals
creative fun that you crave so I’ve used ink sprays for quick delve into your stash and › Stamp, Hero Arts Large
much. You can make beautifully results, but they can stain your see what you can use. Petal Background
vibrant, funky cards for your fingers so make sure you wear › Ink spray, Dylusions: Funky
family and friends, plus you’ll gloves. If you’d prefer you can Fuchsia, Pure Sunshine,
also get to tick that ‘try try using your favourite

ala
Cherry Pie, Calypso Teal

n d
something new today’ box watercolour paints, a small

a
› Ink pad, Tsukineko

M sign
VersaFine Onyx Black

de
› Xcut Adhesive Metal Effect
Sheets
› Water spray
› Baby wipes
› Elastic bands
› Vellum

Thanks
1 Follow the step-by-step
opposite to create a
background pattern, folding the
wipe in an accordion fashion and
colouring with pink, red, yellow
and blue ink spray.

2 Once dry, stamp a large


petal background onto the
printed background with black
ink. Die cut a large scalloped oval
die from the centre of the
decorated card. Use the same
die and an oval one slightly
larger to die cut a border from
black card.

3 Adhere the three die-cuts to


a white top-folding blank,
then trim any excess from the
edges. Die cut a ‘Thanks’
sentiment from black card and
from a gold sheet. Stick the
sentiments on top of one
another, offsetting them, then
onto the greeting.

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STEP-BY-STEP
Ink pray background
Many thanks
1 The pattern on this card is
created using a spiral folded
baby wipe. Follow the step-by-

11 22
step to create a decorative
background using yellow, pink
and red ink sprays.

2 Take a 14.5cm square white


top-folding blank. Trim the
coloured background into a
13.5cm square, mount it onto
black card leaving a narrow
border. Fix the panel to the
card front.

Choose a tie-dye pattern and fold a wet baby Saturate each section of the baby wipe
3 Die cut a ‘Many thanks’
sentiment from a gold sheet
and black card, then stick the
wipe accordingly, then secure with thin bundle with ink spray in your chosen colours die-cuts together. Fix the
rubber bands
sentiment onto a 7cm vellum

3 44
square, then use foam adhesive
to adhere it to the centre of the
card front.

CHANN
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THE SIXT L
WITH TIE IES
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DESIGN YE
Once the wipe is coated with colour Lightly mist 15cm x 21cm of white card with
S
carefully remove the rubber bands, then water, then lay the inky wipe over the top. Place
unfold the baby wipe more card on top, press to imprint, separate the
layers and leave to dry

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1 Follow the step-by-step,
preparing the baby wipe in
from black card and a gold
adhesive sheet.
a diamond fold and colouring
with red, pink and orange
inks. Trim the patterned
3 Adhere the die-cuts together,
offsetting the gold one
slightly, then fix them to the
background into a 9.5cm x centre of the card front.
12cm panel, mount it onto
black card leaving a narrow
border, then cut it into two TOP TIP
diagonal panels. Try exploring and
Oval die
Xcut oval die,
Tim Holtz distress mixed
media spray stain kit,
2 Fix the two panels onto a
10.5cm x 15cm top-
folding white blank, leaving a
experimenting with
different tie-dye
£14.99, £23.99, createand gap between the two. Die cut techniques to create
craftelier.co.uk craft.com/buy a ‘Many thanks’ sentiment various patterns

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Decoupage décor
Give your home a makeover in minutes with this simple technique

T
YO U W I L L N E E D : hink twice before you throw away your tired, unwanted homewares
because you can guarantee to spruce up pretty much any item in
› Craft essentials (see p94)
your home that’s screaming out for a little pick-me-up. Decoupage is
› Metal tray
such an easy craft to master and the results are incredibly effective! We
› Decoupage paper
have opted for bohemian patterned papers and have added a touch of
› Spray paint, metallic
metallic spray paint for a distressed finish, but there are various decoupage
› Mod Podge sheets on the market to suit almost any décor.
› Gilding wax

Boho tray
1
s t an t
Wash a tray in warm, soapy

In ate
water to remove any grease.
Add a light layer of metallic spray

upd
paint and leave to dry completely
before applying a little gilding
wax with your fingertip, avoiding
the centre of the tray. Wipe away
the excess with a soft cloth.

2 Lay a sheet of plain bond


paper in the centre of the
tray. Use your thumbnail to trace
around the middle, making a
crease in the paper as you do so.
Remove it and cut around the
crease line to create a template.
Lay it over the wrong side of
printed decoupage paper,
draw around it and trim.

3 Paste the centre of the tray


with adhesive, working it
right up to the edges. While the
glue is wet, lay the decoupage
paper lightly on top and slide to
fit. Begin smoothing the paper
down from the centre out in all
directions and leave to dry
completely. When flat, seal with
two thin coats of adhesive.

TOP TIP
Use a polish with a
suitable silver cleaner
to ensure the tray's
surface is clean
and dust-free

Shop Stop
First Edition
decoupage papers,
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DDATiaESry
Stuck for ideas on how to keep you or the
kids entertained over the Easter holidays?
We’ve done the hard work for you and have
hunted down the top crafty events
happening across the country. From a range
of craft workshops and breaks suitable for
various skills, ages and budgets, let the
seasonal celebrations get into full spring!

Hop to an egg-citing event near


you for a truly craft-filled Easter!

Take a
break!
A new season calls for a new craft! The National
Trust’s Sandham Memorial Chapel in Hampshire
is hosting a variety of workshops for you to learn
new techniques and create stunning gifts. From
Gather the family Easter card making, decoupage to jewellery
together or round up crafting, there’s plenty to choose from. Plus,
the girls for an there’s also something for the little ones –
unforgettable week children can enjoy crafting an Easter basket
away this Easter. The ahead of their all-important egg hunts!
Manor House and From 23rd March - 4th May, prices
Ashbury Hotel in vary on workshop, nationaltrust.
Devon is the perfect place to retreat to for org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel
an all-inclusive holiday and this spring, there
are over 18 tutored workshops to enjoy
including painting, sketching, card making

Low-cost
and hot press printing. Of course, a hard
day’s crafting calls for a little pamper time

day out!
so head to the spa or why not catch a
breath of fresh air on the golf course?
Full-board four-night midweek
breaks start from £278 per
person. Visit manorhousehotel.
co.uk or call 01837 53053 for
more details

“I’m always on Looking for fun things to do over the Easter


the lookout for holidays but on a tight budget? Get creative at
your nearest Hobbycraft with craft demos and
something new workshops taking place across the country.
to try and what There’s a host of events suitable for all ages and
occasions. For spring, the kids are bound to love
better time to discover crafting their very own bonnet or why not spend a
day making paper flowers with the special lady in
a new craft than your life for Mother’s Day? After all, mums go free!
From £2 per person, visit hobbycraft.co.uk/
at springtime?” store-events for dates and bookings
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Call in at Tea and Crafting’s inspiring


workshop in Covent Garden for an
evening of springtime papercutting.
Ideal for both beginners and
experienced crafters, be guided
through the basics and master your
own intricate design to take home.
If you’re after something different,
there are plenty of other crafts
to choose from
including
calligraphy,
knitting,
crochet,
watercolouring
and more!

Papercutting workshop, 9th April, 7pm, £30 per person, teaandcrafting.co.uk


Fancy updating your craft stash
for spring? The Crafting Live
Celebrate Easter with the WI at Be inspired by the stunning show is heading to Malvern for
Denman College and craft to spring scenes outside at Kew the very first time where you
your heart’s content alongside Gardens with their Pen and Ink can meet with celebrity
fellow crafters. Learn how to paint workshop this spring. Grasp crafters, watch live
spring blooms using watercolours, various techniques in line demonstrations and stock up
brush off your quilling tools or even drawing such as stippling and on crafty must-haves. Plus,
make an Easter bunny with needle hatching – you don’t get more there are sensational
felting. Whether you’re interested Easter-y than that! – and get to workshops on offer – simply
in trying out something new or grips with dip pens to achieve a head to the booking point on
are an all-round crafter, there really blooming beautiful botanical the day from 10am. Ready, set,
is something for every interest drawing that you can frame shop ‘til you drop!
at Denman. and treasure. 24th-25th March, £5 per

Reader
Visit denman.org.uk for 24th-25th March, 10:30am - person for one day,
workshop dates and receive 4pm, £150 per person, craftinglive.co.uk

offer
10% off of any course at kew.org
Denman. Simply call 01865
391991 to book and quote the
code 10PC

FREE EASTER PROJECT!


Stay in the comfort of your home
and achieve this cheerful greeting
Head to the crafty dens of London, Manchester or Glasgow, in three simple steps. Or why not
otherwise known as Project Craft! Paperchase’s flagship stores host your very own crafty event
run tutor-led craft workshops, exclusive to Easter. Get the entire and make this card as an
family involved and make paper flowers for spring, a seasonal invitation?
bonnet to wear for the big day or learn how to apply foiling to
your cards. Ink the edges of a 12.5cm x 16.5cm
From £5 per person, head to paperchase.co.uk for dates card blank. Fix yellow paper to the
and bookings left-hand side, trim pink to 6.5cm x
10cm and layer with embossed white
card. Die cut a grass panel and various sized eggs. Position the
eggs behind the grass and adhere to the card. Fix lace around the
base of the pink and attach twine. Add a sentiment and two
pennants. Finish with gems in the right-hand corner.

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Lettering
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› Craft essentials (see p94)
› Your FREE lettering digi
stamps from papercrafter
magazine.co.uk
› Stamps: Hero Arts
Color Layering Flamingo;
My Favorite Things Spell it out with this month’s bonus printables

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Meant To Be
› Dies: flowers, balloons, oval
ay anything you please with your bonus alphabet printables. You can
spell out various sentiments or even the recipient’s name with this
› Alcohol markers
full set – our designer Kitty Frampton has gone for ‘mum’, ‘thanks’
› Ink pads
and beyond. Colour them in with striking shades that complement the rest
› Paper, watercolour
of your card design, or why not scribble inside the lines for a Zendoodle
› Acetate
effect? Make sure you download yours today and never be stuck for a
› Heat gun sentiment again.

Mum a white scalloped blank. Die cut embossing folder. Attach a frame 11.5cm x 15.5cm white blank. Tie
Cut peach patterned paper,
three balloons and strings from onto the oval and stick to the a bow with the ribbon, add an
10.5cm x 13.5cm. Trim flowers
different colours of card. Glue card with 3D foam pads. Cut out enamel dot and glue to the
from patterned paper and glue
the strings in place and secure paper flowers with leaves and top-left corner. Colour and cut
them at the top of it. Wrap pink
the balloons with 3D foam pads. attach onto the card with 3D out the letters to spell ‘Aunt’. Fix
ribbon around the top of the
Colour the letters to spell ‘Wish foam pads. Colour and cut out the letters onto the card and add
panel and tie into a bow. Mount
big’ in blue. Cut out each letter the letters to spell ‘For you’, then three enamel dots.
onto dark pink card and glue to
and attach to the card with 3D attach onto the oval with 3D
an 11.5cm x 14.5cm blank.
foam pads. Cut three strips of foam pads. Add two gems to
Colour the letters to spell ‘Mum’
in pink. Cut out and adhere to
coloured card with a fishtail at
one end and glue onto the card.
finish. TOP TIP
the card. Attach a strip of leaf
Add three gems to finish. Print onto normal
paper onto the bottom and add Hello super smooth
three gems. Create an 11cm x 14.5cm white
Friend blank. Cover the front with bright stamping card if
Thanks Make an 11.5cm x 14.5cm white pink card. Trim watercolour you’re using
Create a 14.5cm square white blank. Cut honeycomb paper, paper, 10cm x 13.5cm. Apply alcohol markers
blank. Mount spotty paper onto 10.5cm x 13.5cm, mount onto distress inks onto acetate, spritz
pink card, so it’s slightly smaller yellow card and glue onto the with water and place onto the

Downlodaady!
than the blank. Matt floral paper blank. Trim white card, 5cm x watercolour paper face down.
13.5cm, matt to yellow and fix Blend the inks on the back of the

them to
onto pink and glue to the centre
of the spotty piece. Attach across the card. Colour in the acetate and dry with a heat gun.
gathered pink ribbon across the letters to spell ‘Friend’ using a Glue the panel onto the card.
panel, then add white ribbon on yellow pen. Trim and glue to the Cut a strip of black striped paper,
top. Fix the panel onto the card. panel. Stamp, colour and cut out snip a fishtail at one end and stick
Die cut flowers and secure to the three small bees. Attach to the to the card. Stamp a flamingo
card with pearls in the centre. Tie card with 3D foam pads. Stamp a onto white using various pink
a white ribbon bow, add a pearl sentiment onto white and stick at inks. Trim and adhere to the card
heart to the middle and glue in the bottom of the card with 3D with 3D foam pads. Colour and
place. Trim white card, 4cm x foam pads. cut out ‘Hello’, then fix to the
11.5cm, and mount onto pink. card. Add pink sequins to the
Attach to the card with 3D foam For you background.
pads. Colour and cut out the Trim floral paper, 11cm x 14cm,
letters to spell ‘Hello’, then stick and glue onto a white 11.5cm x Aunt
to the panel. 14.5cm blank. Cut pink floral Mount a topper, 10.5cm x Visit papercraftermagazine.
paper, 6cm x 12.5cm. Mount 14.5cm, onto lilac card. Attach co.uk/downloads to get your
Wish big onto white and fix to the left side lilac ribbon across the bottom of full 26-piece alphabet
Trim cream card, 13.5cm square, of the card. Die cut an oval from the panel and across the top-left digi stamps
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PAPER COLLECTION
Our exclusive papers and toppers are
egg-sactly what you need this Easter

I
nvite loved ones round for an egg
hunt with Alice Potter’s playful
prints. From chirpy chicks to
bunnies in bow ties and patterned eggs,
there’s a little bit of everything to make
your Easter crafting the best it’s ever
been. Don’t forget to turn to page 56 for
your selection of toppers – there are
sentiments and extra motifs for you to
cut out and craft with.

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at p ap e r
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the
greeting overleaf to really make the them at
illustrations pop. Circle dies make
your life easier when creating
these cards, while brads, pearl YO U W I L L N E E D :
gems and resin flowers › Craft essentials (see p94)
add a decorative › FREE PaperCrafter
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› Template from paper
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› Punch, corner rounder
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› Brads
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› Resin flowers

Easter wishes
1 Create a 13cm x 17cm
white blank and round off
the corners with a punch.
Trim pink paper, 12.5cm x
16.5cm, round off the
corners, then fix to the front.

2 Cut our floral paper, 8cm


x 12cm, and adhere
across the centre of the card
front. Trim two pieces of egg
paper, 4cm x 12cm, round
off the top corners on one
and the bottom corners on
the other, then fix to the
card front. Add brads in
each corner.

3 Die cut a 5.5cm circle


from bunny paper,
centralising the motif, and
layer onto a white circle. Die
cut a 3.5cm circle from dark
pink paper, fix a circular
flower on top, then stick
both circles to the front of
the card.

4 From pink paper, die cut


a 5cm circle. Adhere our
‘Easter wishes’ sentiment on
top, then secure to the card
front with 3D foam pads.
Add a baker’s twine bow and
ENHANCE YOUR CARDS WITH THE flower button to the top of
AMAZING SILHOUETTE CAMEO 3 the sentiment. Finish with
DIGITAL CUTTING MACHINE, a large gem and mini
pearl gems.
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stepper card
template

Step to it Happy Easter


1 Use our template to cut, score
and fold white card to create a
stepper blank. Trim floral paper,
1 Make a 13.5cm square white
blank and trim the front to
6.5cm. Cut egg hunt paper,
7cm square, matt onto pink 12.5cm square, matt onto blue,
paper, then fix to the card front. then fix inside the card. Add

2 Cut our aztec paper, 3cm x


15cm, layer on pink, then
stick along the bottom of the
brads in the right-hand corners.

2 Trim daffodil paper, 5.5cm x


12.5cm, layer onto blue and
card front. Trim two pieces of adhere to the card front. Die cut
floral paper, 3cm x 7cm, glue 4cm and 6cm diameter circles in
onto pink and attach to the sides. two contrasting papers.

3 Die cut a 6.5cm circle from


aztec paper, matt onto pink,
stick pearl gems all around the
3 Fix the circles to blue paper,
leaving a narrow border, then
stick to the card front. Cut a large
perimeter, then attach to the card and small egg, then attach to the
front with 3D foam pads. Add a circles with 3D foam pads.
bunny head to the circle with 3D Finish with a flower button
foam pads. and pearl gems.

4 Trim a heart, fix in the


top-right corner, then add a
large gem to the centre. Wrap TOP TIP
ribbon across the bottom of the Write your message
card. Fix a sentiment in the centre
of the ribbon with 3D foam
on the inside-left so
pads, then add flower buttons you don’t ruin the
either side. finished look

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Over there
1 Create a 13.5cm square
top-folding white blank. Trim
floral paper, 12.5cm square, matt
on dark pink paper, then fix to
the card front.

2 Die cut an 11cm diameter


circle through the card front.
Fix bunny paper inside the
greeting. Trim two children,

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secure behind the bottom
of the aperture.

3 Cut out five eggs and attach


to a length of baker’s twine.
Adhere across the top of the card
and add baker’s twine bows at
each end. Stick a resin flower to
the central egg.

4 Wrap ribbon around the


bottom of the card. Layer our
‘Easter’ sentiment on dark pink
paper, then fix underneath the
aperture with 3D foam pads.
Finish with a line of pearl gems
on the ribbon.

Trio of chicks
1 Create an 8cm x 18cm
top-folding white blank and
round off the bottom corners
with a punch. Die cut three
5.5cm circles – two in daffodil
paper and one from floral – and
layer onto pale yellow. Adhere
along the top of the card. Cut out
three chicks and fix to the circles
with 3D foam pads, then add
pearl gems to the central one.

2 Trim egg paper, 7cm x 17cm,


then round off the bottom
corners. Matt onto yellow, round
off the same corners, and fix to
the card front. Secure two brads
in the bottom corners.

3 Wrap ribbon around the card


front. Stick our ‘Happy
Easter’ sentiment on yellow
TOP TIP paper, then secure on the
left-hand side with 3D foam
Fussy cut the various motifs and pads. Add a resin flower to the
don’t worry if they’re not perfect right of the sentiment to finish.

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• MAKE IT •

Makes in
miniature
Recycle everyday objects to create doll’s
house furniture and decorations

M
iss Violet’s Doll’s House by Sam
DOWNLOAD McKechnie will capture your imagination.
FREE ARTWORK Featuring 25 projects and a wealth of
T’S
FROM MISS VIOLE T inspiration, this new book shows you how easy and
DOLL’S HOUSE A
creative it can be to make items for a little one’s doll’s
PAVILION house – or, in fact, anywhere that they can play
BOOKS.COM make-believe. So take a break from card making and
see what you can come up with...

PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K 57
YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94)


› Kitchen foil
› Sewing thread
› Washi tape
› Pressed flowers
› Paint brush

Mirror, mirror
on the wall
To make a mirror, cut out an oval from
card and smooth a small piece of
kitchen foil over the top. Add a frame
by cutting an oval-shaped ring from
card and glueing over the edges.
Fix a loop of thread to the back of the
mirror with a small strip of washi tape
for hanging.

Works of art
Make dried flower pictures by cutting a
simple shape from card and glueing
the flower on top. You can also draw
people to create portraits, and look
out for old stamps, cards, game pieces
and labels to add to your doll’s house
art collection.

Press your
own flowers!
Both projects use pressed
flowers, so why not make your
own? Choose a selection – we’ve
gone for daisies, ragged robin,
angelica, cornflowers and leaves
from the garden – and place in
a flower press or under a
heavy book for one week.

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• MAKE IT •

Flowey
wallpape
Trim a piece of till roll or paper strip to
the right length and paint a thin layer
of water-based glue over the top.
Arrange pressed flowers in a pattern
across the paper. Once dry, paint a
second layer of glue over the top of the
flowers to seal. When completely dry,
turn it over and roll a glue stick over
the back. Hang the paper in the
desired room, starting from the top
and smoothing down to the end.

FIVE MINUTES WITH


Sam McKechnie
Hear from the author and be inspired
to give it a go for yourself

Why use everyday objects? was, in my mind, so incredibly beautiful,


I learnt as a child that necessity scented with roses, so dark and fierce,
is the mother of invention. that the soppy girl asleep had no
Shops often don’t sell what charm for me. As a grown-up, one
I envisage, want or need, of my favourites is The Magic
and I learned by trial and Toyshop by Angela Carter.
error to be adaptable and I believe in magic.
harness my imagination
with found objects. I’m still What’s your top tip for making
the same and struggle to interiors for a doll’s house?
throw anything away. Foil on Don’t let anything stop you. If you
Christmas sweets is a particular don’t have a doll’s house, use a shoebox,
collection, as you just never know... if you don’t have a shoebox, use a shelf. There
are no rules, no financial restraints, no judgement. This project has been
Where do you find your inspiration? This is pure imagination, creating your own world adapted from Miss Violet’s
Books. I’m an avid reader. As a child it was where you are in control and you call the shots, Doll’s House by Sam
Beatrix Potter, The Borrowers and most fairytales. without question. I have Instagram followers McKechnie (£20, Pavilion).
I remember very clearly as a child not being at all @themagpieandthewardrobe, creating their own Photography by
interested in the princesses but rather their houses and magic – tag #missvioletsdollshouse Tony Briscoe.
surroundings, such as the magical rose forest that and join the miniature revolution!
completely surrounds Sleeping Beauty’s castle. It

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MASTERCLASS

Embossed vellum Make an impression and put your


vellum to good use with Keren Baker
Stash
secrets
We all have a
collection of
vellum in our
craft cupboard
that we use as
a handy accent for cards,
but it’s time to make vellum the
star of the show. By embossing
it you can create truly unique
effects for your greetings.

Try texture
Each of the cards in this
masterclass use vellum that’s
been embossed in different
ways to add a variety of textures.
If you don’t already own
multicoloured and patterned
vellum, you can colour it using
alcohol markers instead.

YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94)


› Paper collection, Echo Park
Summer Dreams
› Embossing folders: Crafter’s
Companion Hessian;
Stampin’ Up! Pinewood
Planks, Layered Leaves
› Dies: Tonic Studios Someone
Special, Wings and Things
Monarch and Princess,
Hearts; Reverse Confetti
Donut You Know
› Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Thanks A Bunch, Puppy Love;
Stampin’ Up! Number of
Years; Reverse Confetti Donut
You Know
› Stencil, Winnie & Walter
Harleen Creative Screenings
› Vellum: pastel, white
› Embossing powder, white
› Acetate
› Alcohol markers
› Ink pad, black
› Punch, heart

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• LEARN IT •

Butterfly birthday
1 Follow the step-by-step below
to emboss the vellum and
create die-cut butterflies. Add
a small die-cut red heart and
gold beaded antennae to the
top butterfly.

2 Stamp and white heat


emboss the ‘Happy
birthday’ sentiment on pink card,
trim, then add to the greeting.

Keren Baker says...


“Use your stencils
with an embossing
mat to create embossed
details on both your
cardstock and vellum”

Embossed vellum
Everlasting bouquet
1 Using the stencil and an
embossing mat, emboss an
11cm x 15cm piece of striped
STEP-BY-STEP
vellum. Fold it over the top of an
11cm x 14.5cm tent-fold blank,
then attach it to the reverse of
the card.
11 22
2 Stick the vellum to the front
of the card blank where
you’ll place the flowers. Stamp
the flowers with black ink onto
white card and colour in using
alcohol markers, then cut out.
Trim a 2cm x 12cm fishtail banner
from white card and adhere to
the centre.

3
Emboss a 14.5cm x 15cm piece of green vellum Die cut a heart aperture in the centre of a 14.5cm
Add the flowers on top with
using a wood-effect embossing folder and trim paper-mounted card blank
3D foam pads. Stamp a
to 5.5cm x 14.5cm
‘Birthday wishes’ sentiment onto

33 44
a small piece of white card using
black ink. Trim one end into a
fishtail and the other at a slant
and secure on the greeting.

TOP TIP
When adding
adhesive under
vellum, plan your card
layout carefully so you
can hide glue with Die cut one large and one small butterfly from Adhere the butterflies to the vellum panel and
sentiments and motifs pink and white patterned paper use the tips to stick them to the card front

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Doughnut trio
1 Stick purple spotty card to a 12cm
square white blank leaving a
narrow border, then layer a slightly
smaller piece of white card on top.
Die cut three doughnuts from yellow
and kraft card that are 5cm in
diameter and remove the inner circles
from two of them.

2 Die cut three bits of icing from


white and yellow vellum and
remove the central circles from two of
them. Emboss all of the doughnuts
with a hessian folder, then colour
them in using alcohol markers.

3 Die cut sprinkles from coloured


cardstock. Add the doughnuts to
the right of the blank and adhere the
sprinkle strands on top using a small
amount of PVA glue. Stamp the
sentiment to the top-left of the card
using black ink.

Dog greeting
1 Cut 10cm from the front of a 10.5cm
x 14.5cm tent-fold blank and trim
the excess piece to 5cm x 10.5cm.
Emboss a 10.5cm x 14cm piece of
vellum using the leaves folder and
colour in the reverse of it with a yellow
alcohol marker.

2 Adhere the vellum behind the card


front and stick the 5cm piece of
card to the bottom of the vellum, flush
with the back of the blank. Layer a piece
of yellow card to the top and bottom
panels, leaving a narrow border.

3 Add an identical sized panel of


acetate to the reverse of the vellum.
Adhere pink and purple strips of card to
the bottom of the greeting. Stamp the
puppy and bone motifs onto white card
using black ink, colour them in using
alcohol markers and cut out.

4 Punch a heart and add to the


centre of the dog, then adhere to
the card with 3D foam pads. With black
ink stamp the ‘Birthday’ sentiment onto
a strip of mint paper and glue to the
bottom of the card.

Shop Stop
Vellum, grafixarts.com
Embossing powders,
wowembossingpowder.co.uk

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• READ IT •

‘Cause we are living in a


Paper world Become a paper modelling pro
with Helen Friel’s charming book
WORDS BY ROSIE SAVAGE

F
rom an angular armadillo on one page to a classy vintage camera on
the next, Paper World is filled with models to pop out and put together.
Described as the paper equivalent of painting by numbers, Helen
Friel’s new release can be enjoyed by complete beginners and beyond – all you
need is clear, all-purpose glue and something sharp like a toothpick, and from
there you simply follow the numbered system. Turn over to learn all about the
paper engineer behind the book’s pages.

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somewhere in the loft,” she says. Fast forward to
2009, and Helen’s graduated from Central Saint
Martins with a BA in Graphic Design.
“When I graduated and started creating paper
work I wasn’t sure how best to describe what
I was doing,” she remembers. “I’m more of a
designer than an artist so ‘paper engineer’
seemed like the best fit. It does confuse people
sometimes – I’ve had to explain more than once
that I don’t have a degree in engineering.”

Animal
instinct
An affinity with unusual animals is how
WHY WORRY ABOUT WATERING A Paper World began. Helen made the armadillo
SUCCULENT WHEN YOU CAN MAKE and piranha for her own home, and the other
THIS PAPER VERSION INSTEAD?
ideas followed from there. But if she could be
any animal, what would Helen most like to be?
“An anteater. Preferably a tamandua. I’ve been

Perpetual studying and drawing them for one of my


upcoming books and I think they’re fascinating.

dreaming
Although I also love aardvarks. Apparently any
animal beginning with ‘a’ is fine by me!”
For this book, Helen wanted to come up with a
“Paper doesn’t have to be one-dimensional, glueing system that meant people didn’t have to
flimsy and throwaway,” insists Helen Friel, who follow complex instructions. “Initially I worked
hopes that her new book, Paper World, shows on a colour-coded scheme before settling on
people just how versatile the material can be. numbering the glue tabs.” Despite it being
“I enjoy the precision that paper allows you. It’s simple, I ask her if she has any top tips for paper
also a cheap and easily available material – I like modelling. “Pre-fold everything!” she
the accessibility of it.” As for the appeal of paper recommends. “Take your time as well. Let the
models, it goes without saying that many of us glue dry on each piece before moving onto the
made paper aeroplanes or boats as children. next. Also, make sure you have plenty of light so
“What I do is just an extension of that,” she you can see what you’re doing.”
explains. “I think paper appeals to people who

Paper pals
are quite fastidious. That’s certainly true of
the other paper engineers I know. We’re an
accurate bunch!”
Helen’s first memory of paper and card was What does Helen hope crafters will get out of
her mum giving her and her brother unwanted Paper World? Happiness is the simplest answer.
cardboard boxes and loo roll tubes to create “I hope that people enjoy making the models
things with – or, indeed, just to keep them quiet. and might be inspired to design their own too,”
“I was a big fan of Blue Peter and we probably she explains. “Over the years I’ve created little
still have a half-finished version of Tracy Island models for friends, family and just for fun. My
studio is full of them. I love having them around
and I’m really looking forward to seeing some
THE PIÑATA IS HELEN'S FAVOURITE BECAUSE pictures of the models people create.” She also
SHE LIKES HIS STARTLED EXPRESSION! finds the whole process very therapeutic, so she
wishes for the book to have that same effect
on people.
As well as working on books – she has two
more exciting titles coming out this year –
Helen has also created models for a wealth of
well-known clients. Picture these in paper form:
a piggy bank for Tesco Mobile, oranges chilling
by the pool for Fanta, an old-fashioned till for
Time Magazine, and a world-first pop-up cocktail
menu for the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel.
From whimsical to swanky, Helen has certainly
proven the versatility of paper. And we couldn’t
be more excited to try it for ourselves.

Visit helenfriel.com for a visual feast!

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• READ IT •

H THIS
CRE ATE A FAU X FISH TAN K WIT
SET – NO FEED ING REQ UIRE D
QUICKFIRE
QUESTIONS
Favourite food?
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Favourite band?
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Favourite weight
of paper?
135gsm

Favourite colour to
craft with?
Blue

Morning person or
night owl?
Morning person

Describe yourself in
one word.
Organised

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R IED & TESTED
T

Coordinate it!
Tracey Daykin-Jones has an eggcellent time crafting
with Lawn Fawn’s Easter stamp and die collection

Craft a
whole
set of
adorable
Easter
greetings for your
family and friends
using the Lawn Fawn
Eggstra Special
collection – the
matching stamps and
dies create a cohesive
look which really help
to give your cards a
professional finish.
I paired the Lawn
Fawn designs with
colourful patterned
papers and bright
colouring in to put a
modern twist on a
traditional Easter
motif. Try not to nibble
on the chocolate
bunnies yourself,
they look good enough
to eat!

YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94)


› Stamps, Lawn Fawn Eggstra
Special Easter
› Paper collection, My Favorite

2 3
Things Party Patterns
Field of bunnies Join the papers together Stamp and colour the

1
› Dies: Lawn Fawn Eggstra
Cover the outer panels of an on the reverse and trim bunny images using alcohol
Special Easter; Scallop-
11cm gatefold blank with into a circle. Layer this onto a markers, then adhere to the
edged border; Scallop-
yellow spotty paper. Pass white die-cut scallop-edged centre of the circle with 3D
edged circle; Paisley
overlapping green and blue circle and secure to the left foam pads. Adhere
› Alcohol markers patterned papers through a of the greeting using 3D multicoloured spotty paper
› Brads die-cutting machine with a large foam pads. inside the blank.
paisley die layered on top.

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• LEARN IT •

Chocolate bunny
Shop Stop
and insert white brads. Add

1 Layer vertical striped paper


onto a 10.5cm x 15cm
tent-fold blank, leaving a narrow
a die-cut spotty green oval to
the pink card and attach a
chocolate bunny design using
border. Trim a fishtail banner 3D foam pads. Lawn Fawn Eggstra

3
from pink card and adhere to Using black ink stamp the Special Easter
the centre. ‘Earresistible’ sentiment onto stamps and dies,

2 Pierce tiny holes in the top a 1.5cm x 7cm piece of yellow onceuponastamp.co.uk
two corners of the banner polka dot paper, trim and secure
to the card.

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Egg stra special
1 Take a 10.5cm x 15cm
landscape blank and cover
the bottom 3cm with green
dotty paper. Stamp a
sentiment onto stripy blue
paper and adhere to the top
of the card.

2 Add a scallop-edged
white border between the
papers and stick a length of
pink ribbon on top. Die cut an
oval from yellow spotty paper,
trim the bottom and glue to
the left of the card.

3 Stamp a bunny, eggs,


basket and beans onto
white card with black ink and
colour in using alcohol
markers. Adhere the stamped
motifs to the greeting.

“Layering motifs with 3D foam pads


helps to add character to your designs
and can really bring a greeting to life"
AMELIA BOLTON, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

NEW VIDEO!
If you want to develop your
die cutting skills, watch
Tattered Lace’s video at
youtube.com/
thecraftschannel

Happy Easter
1 Using an 11cm square blank,
cut a vertical line to remove
5.5cm from the card front. Cover
the remaining section with bright
pink card and add green spotty
paper to the inside.

2 Stamp bunny, basket and


bean images onto white
card with black ink, then colour
with alcohol markers. Use black
ink to print the sentiment onto
pink dotty card and trim to a
10cm square.

3 Round the two right-hand


corners and add to the front
of the blank. Stick the basket
and beans onto the centre
and adhere the bunnies using
3D foam pads.

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• BUY IT •

Rainy days
Embrace wet weather with your crafting 1
because every cloud has a silver lining

E njoy our rainy day delights! Use the napkins for


decoupage, the toppers for a ‘get well soon’ card and the
English rain fragrance to send a scented greeting. Plus,
we’ve thrown in some dreary day must-haves… a cuppa makes
everything seem right as rain (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves)
and a spot of colouring certainly wouldn’t go amiss. 2

7 3
8

6
4

9
10 1 Happy Cloud paper plates,
£1.95 for eight, dotcomgiftshop.com
2 Happy Cloud napkins,
£1.95 for 20, dotcomgiftshop.com
3 Tea Time clear stamps, visit
averyelle.com for stockists
4 Paperways mini notebook,
£3, thefoxandstar.co.uk
5 Blue rain drops washi tape,
11 £2.50, luckandluck.co.uk
6 Livework 10 colour twin pen set,
£12, thefoxandstar.co.uk
7 Sizzix Rainy Days and Sunshine Thinlits
dies, £10, hobbycraft.co.uk
8 Blue crystal glass faceted drop beads,
£1.99 for 20, beadsdirect.co.uk
9 docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in
Periwinkle, £1.25, therange.co.uk
10 Feeling Under The Weather topper set,
£2.99, hunkydorycrafts.co.uk
11 English rain fragrance,
£3.92 for 30ml, thesoapkitchen.co.uk

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ENTER FOR FREE AT PAPERCRAFTERMAGAZINE.CO.UK
CREATIVE
CRAFT SHOW
Spend a weekend absorbed in the world of
craft at the fabulous Creative Craft Show. As
always, the event will be brimming with
supplies, innovations, product launches,
demonstrations and workshops that are
designed to encourage and inspire your
creativity. We’re giving away 50 pairs of tickets
to the Manchester show which is being held
on 6th-8th September 2018 and 50 pairs to
the Exeter event on 27th-30th September
2018, worth £20 per pair. Enter online now for
your chance to win.

veaways
Giworth
£7,690
CARD TO BE WON!
MAKING
KIT
Hunkydory (hunkydorycrafts.
co.uk) is giving away a crafty
bundle to five lucky readers
worth over £100 each. Each
winner will receive goodies
from the Twilight Forest
collection, including inserts,
stamps and more. Plus, SHOPPING
you’ll get your hands on a VOUCHER
bright Tropicanarama card
stack and those all-important
GADGET LUCKY DIP Shop until you drop with a £100 gift
voucher to spend at Flamingo Gifts
Has your die-cutting machine seen better days? Or maybe you
essentials such as gems, (flamingogifts.co.uk). We’ve got four up
fancy trying hot foiling? If this sounds like you, don’t miss this
card blanks and envelopes. for grabs. Home to novelty gifts,
amazing opportunity. Three lucky winners will receive a
mystery gadget worth £150. What are you waiting for? Enter stationery and beautiful homeware, you’ll
online to be in with a chance of winning. find yourself spoilt for choice. We’re
loving the colourful Happy Jackson pens,
pencils and notebooks. Treat your loved
ones to a little gift, or splurge the whole
lot on yourself.

CALLIGRAPHY BUNDLE
Ever wanted to learn how to master the art of calligraphy?
Now you can! We’re giving readers the opportunity to win
a fabulous book bundle worth £50 each from Quarto
(quartoknows.com). Five winners will receive a copy of
Learn in 15 Minutes: Calligraphy by William Paterson,
Creative Marker Art & Beyond by Lee Foster-Wilson,
Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit by Gabri
Joy Kirkendall and Julie Manwaring, plus Lettering with
Purpose by Brittany Luiz. You’ll be a pro in no time!

70 PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K
ENTER FOR FREE AT PAPERCRAFTERMAGAZINE.CO.UK

STAMP STASH
You can never have too many stamps and dies in your stash!
Fancy owning more? Enter online for your chance to win
some from Sheena Douglass’ In Full Bloom collection for
Crafter’s Companion (crafterscompanion.co.uk). The dainty
designs feature some of our favourite flowers including
anemone, gerbera, lily and poppy. Each bundle is worth
£130 and we’ve got four up for grabs.

SHOW TICKETS
In need of some crafty inspiration? We’ve got just the thing for you! We’re giving
away 80 pairs of tickets to the award-winning Crafting Live show (craftinglive.
co.uk)! You and a friend could win a day out full of craft shopping,
demonstrations, and even get the chance to spot your favourite crafty TV
celebrities. Head online to enter and choose from the following event locations:
Bolton (8th-9th June 2018), Doncaster (14th-15th July 2018), Coventry (21st-
22nd September 2018), or Peterborough (19th-20th October 2018).

MYSTERY
BOOK CRAFT TITLES
BUNDLE Build your creative library with a selection of books from DK
Publishing (dk.com). Three lucky readers will get their hands
If you’re anything like us and enjoy on a bundle of inspiring titles worth £93. Whether you fancy
curling up with a good, creative book trying something new, want to craft with little ones or create
at the weekend you’ll love this prize. something over the weekend you’ll love the projects in these
We’re giving five winners a bumper books. Each winner will get their hands on a copy of
book bundle that includes fun project Supercraft and Supercraft Christmas by Sophie Pester and
titles, inspiring reads and colouring Catharina Bruns, plus Craft Techniques, Paper Craft and
books, worth £200. If you fancy The Sewing Book by Alison Smith.
winning this mystery prize enter online
now for your chance to win.

ENTERING IS EASY
1 Visit our website
papercraftermagazine.co.uk
TREASURE BOX
Turn your creative hand to construction with this stunning wooden kit 2 Click the 'Giveaways' tab

3
and create your very own intricate treasure box. We’ve got eight kits
to give away from UGears (ugears.online) worth £50 each. This Select a giveaway and enter details
exquisite puzzle box is ideal for storing your jewellery and trinkets.

Closing date: 17th May 2018


Plus, you don’t need to use glue to put the box together, it all
perfectly slots into place, then once assembled the moving gears
captivatingly turn without the use of batteries.

PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K 71
WAYS WITH...

Paper straws
Corinne Bradd crafts with decorative paper
straws and proves the possibilities are endless

5
YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94) Organise your


craft space
crafty
› Paper straws
› Metallic spray paint

ways
› Small jar

I've put paper


straws to the
test and
the results
are truly
marvellous
– even if I do say so myself.
Round up your stash of
leftover straws and
discover five clever ways to
incorporate them into your
crafting. These nifty party
accessories are a common
household item and my
makes require minimal
supplies so are great if
you’re on a budget. From
impressive wall displays to
speedy storage solutions,
be prepared to be amazed.
Straws at the ready...
Pen pot
1 Measure the height of a glass
jar and cut several stripy straws
2mm shorter. Wrap two bands of
double-sided tape around the jar
and stand it upside down.

2 Press the straws up against


the tape so that they are
perpendicular and the uncut
ends are adjacent to your work
surface. Alternate the colours
of the straws until the entire jar
is covered.

3 Wrap baker’s twine three


times around the top and
bottom of the jar before tying
tightly in a reef knot and trimming
the ends.

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• MAKE IT •

Corinne B radd says...


“Straws are not
just for sipping!
Use these simple paper
tubes to create gorgeous
accessories for the home”
Sunburst
1 Trim a 9cm diameter circle
from card, mark the centre
and divide into eighths with a
pencil. Fold four straws in half
and glue along the pencil
markings to make eight points.
Cut four more straws in half and
glue these between the first set.

2 Cut eight straws in half and


glue between each existing
straw. These straws will sit
about 2cm longer than the first
set. Allow the glue to dry before
spraying the straws with bronze
metallic paint.

3 Once dry, adhere a navy


straw between each bronze
straw to complete the design.
Next, cut a 9cm circle of glitter
card and fix over the centre of the
sunburst to finish.

Use up
your paper
scraps
Cupid bows
1 Cut a straw in half and use a
craft knife to cut 7mm long
slits down both ends, ensuring
the orientation is the same at
each end.

2 Trim heart arrowhead shapes


and notched fletches from
double-sided patterned papers.
TOP TIP
Apply a little tacky glue inside
Use a craft knife
both ends of the straw and fix the for intricate designs to
paper shapes into the slits. achieve precise cuts

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Heart hanging
1 Cut a large heart shape from card and
glue a patterned straw down the centre
of this. Add more straws either side until the Ideal
entire heart is covered. Allow the ends of
the straws to overlap the edges. wedding
2 Once the glue is completely dry, trim
the ends of the straws in line with the
heart. Fix a long loop of baker’s twine to the
gift
reverse to hang.

TOP TIP
To ensure the straws
stay in place, pinch
the end of them and
use a strong glue

Initial display
1 Sketch out a large capital letter
onto thin card and cut out.
Measure a straw to one side of the
letter, cut straight across for a serif or at
an angle for curves and fix into place.

2 Continue measuring, cutting and


glueing the straws according to
the letter template until it is completely
covered. Allow the glue to dry before
clipping the edges to neaten.

3 Mount the initial onto a circle or


heart panel of patterned paper
and fix a length of ribbon tied into a
bow to the reverse for hanging.

Get the look...


Shop our picks of paper
straws to recreate
Corinne’s designs

Liberty betsy
paper straws, Multicoloured
£3.99, Rose gold straws, £3.50,
candleand paper straws, talking
cake.co.uk £3.99, tables.co.uk
candleand
cake.co.uk

74 PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K
6
• READ IT •

WAYS
TO
Spring
clean
YO U R S PA CE!

1
Display your set of alcohol markers in
stackable pen trays to ensure easy access
and enhance their lifespan. If you have
“I can spend
hours on
end in my
craft room
5 PIN IT!
Pegboards are a creative
way to keep your stash
organised and are great
for those of you with small spaces. Line
double-ended nib markers, it is essential to
store them horizontally in order to distribute
so it’s essential to up your craft tools for easy access and
keep your materials at arm’s reach. Or
the ink flow evenly. Marker storage, £19.99,
crafterscompanion.co.uk
create a space that is why not create a mood board to inspire
your crafting?
both creative and

2
Pegboards are available to buy from
roseandgrey.co.uk – prices start
snug — a comfortable from £30!

desk chair is a good


place to start!”
STEPHANIE WEIGHTMAN, TATTERED
Illuminate your craft corner with a sleek

4
desk lamp and create a comfortable LACE DESIGNER
environment to work in. Be sure to
invest in a lamp with a flexible arm so
that you can position the light exactly Pretty
where you need it. Task table lamp,
£59, cuckooland.com
Practical
It’s a well-known fact that loose
ADD A POP OF odds and ends can be tricky to
COLOUR TO tidy and can quickly clutter up any craft
YOUR ROOM room. The latest storage solution from We

6
WITH BOLD R Memory Keepers is a nifty way to
ACCESSORIES! conceal your chaos. Featuring 16 different CLEAR
compartments on various levels, twist the P L AS T I C

3
flower to reveal your neverending stash of CO N TA I N E R S
washi tapes, ribbons and buttons. ARE A
Bloom embellishment storage, M U S T- H AV E !
£18.90, craftelier.co.uk
S M A R T S TO R AG E
Give your craft room the detox it deserves
with a foldaway workstation from Storage 4
Crafts! Available in various finishes, the
Keep your collection of Storeaway includes two strip LED lights, two
PaperCrafter magazines in a desks and an assortment of storage boxes
contemporary wire magazine rack and which can all be folded away into one neat
reach for some crafty inspiration! wardrobe unit. Storeaway Knightshayes 2.0,
Copper wire magazine rack, £18, from £2,095, storage4crafts.co.uk
made.com

PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K 75
FIRST LOOK

Hello Spring
Get your fix of irresistible Easter characters with the
latest card making collection from Dovecraft

Spring has sprung and achieve adorable greetings in a huge range of elements. The 3D
A new season means a new paper matter of minutes – they’re sure to toppers and puffy stickers are great
pack and the Hello Spring kit is a melt your loved ones’ hearts! for adding extra dimension to your
celebration of all things Easter. makes and the sentiments are
Think cute cottontails, chirpy Embellishment galore simply the sweetest. Plus, with
chicks, dainty florals, woolly lambs Not only are the papers utterly cute, everything you need in one
and April showers in gorgeous the collection includes a whole host complete kit, the collection is ideal
pastel hues of blue, pink, yellow and of coordinating accessories to for those looking to whip up Easter
green. Take a look at how I’ve inspire your crafting – I could have greetings in a hurry.
crafted with this stunning collection spent hours experimenting with the

76 PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K
• BUY IT •

Buy the kit!


YO U W I L L N E E D :

› Craft essentials (see p94)


› Paper collection, Dovecraft
Looking forward to crafting Hello Spring
with this charming kit? › Embelishments: Dovecraft
You can purchase the Dovecraft Hello Spring puffy stickers,
Hello Spring paper collection at stickers, mini wooden pegs,
hobbycraft.co.uk 3D toppers
› Embroidery thread

I heart spring
1 Score a 14cm x 21cm panel
of pink card 7cm in from one
end, then fold to make a half
fronted card. Cover the inside
of the card with lamb
patterned paper.

2 Decorate the front half with


bunting patterned paper.
Mount a narrow length of stripy
paper onto yellow and use 3D
foam pads to fix down the left
side of the card front.

3 Adhere two puffy stickers


onto blue card and trim into
rectangles. Matt these onto
zigzag patterned paper, then
onto peach card, before
attaching to the top and
bottom-right of the greeting
with 3D foam pads.

Rainy days
1 Cut a 9.5cm x 14cm panel of
goose patterned paper, layer
onto orange to create a 1mm
border and fix to the centre of a
10.5cm x 15cm yellow blank.

2 Sketch out the body of a


goose onto white card and
create two separate wing
shapes. Cut these out and layer
together with 3D foam pads.
Add a yellow beak and feet
before tying a length of red
embroidery thread around
the neck.

3 Trim a 6cm circle from


peach card, glue to the
centre of a 7cm square panel of

10
raindrop patterned paper and
mount onto yellow. Fix this to
TOP TIP
minute
the top-centre of the greeting.
Place the 3D goose in the
Match your cardstock
makes!
middle of the circle.
with the key colours of
the collection so that 4 Layer a ‘Rain, rain go away’
sentiment sticker onto
orange card and trim to leave a
the layers coordinate narrow border. Position in the
bottom-right of the card and
adhere using 3D foam pads.

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Bunny kisses
1 Create a 10.5cm square blank
and cover with gingham
patterned paper. Add an 8.5cm
square of bunny patterned paper
to the centre and attach a round
sticker in the middle.

2 Cut a 1cm wide strip of striped


paper and trim into three
shorter pennant shapes. Glue
these into a fan and adhere to the
top-left of the greeting. Arrange
small flower stickers at the top of
the fan and clip a small yellow peg
over the ends to finish.

Eggcellent Easter
1 Cover a 10.5cm x 15cm blank
with floral patterned paper.
Create a 7.5cm x 10.5cm frame from
zigzag patterned paper, adhere to
the centre of a slightly larger blue
frame and use 3D foam pads to fix to
the middle of the greeting.

2 Mount a ‘Happy Easter’ banner


sentiment sticker onto blue
card, trim to leave a narrow border
and adhere below the frame. Fill the
centre of the frame with two 3D egg
toppers, ensuring they overlap.

“The simple outlines


of the animal toppers
are easy to replicate by
hand, allowing you to
create additional elements to
add to your projects”
AMELIA BOLTON, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Complete the collection

Mini wooden Sentiment Character


pegs, £2.50 stickers, toppers, £2
£1.50
You can purchase all of these extras at hobbycraft.co.uk

78 PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K
• BUY IT •
Get the gloss
Nuvo Crystal Glass
Drops in Carnation Pink,
Pink tint £1.99, craftelier.co.uk
Spectrum Noir pen
set, £8.99, crafters
companion.co.uk Pigment paradise Finishing
Distress ink in Picked Raspberry
touches
Baker’s twine, £3.95,
and Spun Sugar, from £4,
dotcomgiftshop.com
craftelier.co.uk

Strike a rose
Noted frames, £2, Roll up, roll up
hobbycraft.co.uk Quilling strips in Pink and Cerise,
from £1.75, jjquilling.co.uk

Pretty
in pink
Give your projects a rosy
makeover they deserve with
our monthly picks
F eeling blue? Think pink! This ultra
flattering shade has always been a
firm fave here at PaperCrafter HQ,
but we’re celebrating this optimistic and
empowering shade more than ever because,
quite frankly, we’re feeling tickled pink! From
coral to cherry and blush, there’s something
Colour splash Watercolour stamp, to suit all tastes. Plus, we’ve even thrown in
£3.95, littlestampstore.com hints of rose gold for an extra touch of luxe.

Stash staple
Pink quatrefoil washi tape,
£2.99, cre8tapes.com

Copper notes
Foldback clips, £7,
papermash.co.uk

OUT
FIND CRAFT
Pretty in ink TO
HOW H PAPER
Drawing ink in W I T N
WS O
Cerise, £3.50, STRA E 72!
hobbycraft.co.uk PAG
Metallic accents
Rose gold foil, £3.99,
crafterscompanion.co.uk
Pink party
Mix and match straws, £3.50,
talkingtables.co.uk

PA P E R C R A F T E R M AG A Z I N E .CO.U K 79
Reading Corner
Lose yourself in one of our top crafty reads
FA N TA SY T H AT ! B R E AT H E E A SY
Release the artist within and Take a break from the chaos of
experiment with colour in your chores for some quality
this whimsical journal by down time. Work your way
Suzy Ultman. Packed full of through Creative Flow by Jocelyn
weird and wonderful De Kwant and instantly feel a
illustrations inspired by the sense of zen. Including daily
make-believe, Draw, Color prompts to kickstart your
and Sticker: Enchanted creativity, begin to embrace the
Sketchbook is sure to keep little things in life with a spot of
you busy and get your doodling, colouring or even
creative juices flowing. Plus, list-making. It’s amazing what a
the uncoated pages mean minute of mindful crafting can do!
they will withstand a range (£12.99, Leaping Hare Press)
of mediums from pencils, quartoknows.com
markers to paints.
(£10.39, Quarry Books)
quartoknows.com D OT TO D OT
Couple adult colouring
GO WILD with doodling, and
Chika Miyata’s latest title is a you’re left with Lots Of
great creative outlet for both Dots by Ana Enshina.
animal lovers and those Complete with
looking to sharpen up their step-by-step
drawing abilities. How To instructions, templates
Draw Almost Every Animal and thumbnails for
includes easy-to-follow steps inspiration, simply add
on how to achieve a detailed colour to create
sketch of your favourite eye-catching designs.
creatures from playful Featuring an array of
primates to flamboyant flamingos and more. Why illustrations to choose
not make your very own card toppers or frame from including
your finished result and gift to a loved one? botanicals, animals,
(£12.99, Quarry Books) mandalas and sea creatures, this stunning activity
quartoknows.com book is perfect for both children and adults alike.
(£12.99, Rock Point) quartoknows.com

Head over to
HUE KNEW?
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to download your free hand
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lettering practice sheets
Artist Toolbox: Color is the
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ultimate guide for the aspiring
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• MAKE IT •

Easter Raid your

bonanza
patterned and
tissue paper stash
to make these easy
party favourites

W
e know how much
you all love crafting
for Easter, so we
thought it prudent to put together
a selection of projects that’ll
make this year’s celebrations the
best they can possibly be. Have a
blast with our bunny piñata,
serve homemade cupcakes with
adorable decorations, then go on
an egg hunt with our paper
baskets. You’re bound to have a
really fantastic time!

Head over to
PAPERCRAFTERMAGAZINE.CO.UK
for your
free templates

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STEP-BY-STEP

Easter pop-up
F
rom colourful blooms to newborn lambs, there are all sorts of things
Craft an egg- springing up at this time of year and what better way to capture this joy
sploding box than with an adorable pop-up greeting? PaperCrafter designer Colette
card this spring Smith has created super cute Easter digi stamps for you to download and colour
in, including eggs, a chick, flowers and a ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment. Your recipients
in nine steps are sure to love the surprise as the card opens to reveal a delightful display!

1 2 3

Download and print the chick and ‘Happy Download and print the eggs, flowers and Cut 5mm x 10cm strips of acetate, glue one
Easter’ templates from our website. Colour leaves several times, colour in, then trim end to the back of each motif and leave to
them in and cut out one side

4 5 6

Print out the box card template twice. Lay one Cut out the box panels. Score along the Glue the back of one flap and stick to the
on white card and draw around the outline. marked score lines and trim along the cut inside of the other box panel. Repeat with
Mark the score and cut lines. Repeat on another lines for the top flaps the other flap. This will create a tall box
piece of card with the second template shape when opened

7 8 9

Cut four 6cm x 8cm pieces of pink card and Score 1cm in from each end to create a 1.5cm x Take a motif with an acetate strip and fix it to
stick one to each of the inside flaps 7cm strip of card with a 1cm deep tab at each the end of an inner support. Repeat with the
end. Bend back the flaps of the box and glue remaining motifs. Decorate the flaps and
the tab ends to the inside, 1cm from the top the sides of the box to finish

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YO U W I L L N E E D : Colette Smith says...


› Craft essentials (see p94) “The pop-up box
› Templates from paper
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› Marker pens for any occasion – simply use
› Acetate
patterned papers, stickers
and die-cuts from your stash”

Shop Stop
TOP TIP
For larger motifs,
use wider acetate
strips to help
support the weight

Colour Happy brush pens,


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ASK THE
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Experts
CORINNE BRADD

JOANNA SHEEN

HOW CAN I
C R E AT E A
C AT-T H E M E D
GREETING FOR
A FRIEND?
COLETTE SMITH SAYS: I’ve made this
adorable feline-friendly card which is
suitable for any occasion and is sure to
put a smile on your recipient’s face. Get
started by downloading the template from
papercraftermagazine.co.uk and printing
it out. Cut the main cat shape from blue card.
Trim the main body, inner ears, nose and tail
from decorative paper and stick it to the cat.
Draw on closed eyes, mouth and whiskers
with a black fine liner. Create an 8cm square
top-folding blank, then attach it to the back of
the cat, ensuring the blank is in line with the
bottom of the cat. If you’re sending this card
C A N YO U
RECOMMEND
TOP TIP
to someone who has a pet you could SOME BASIC If your patterned paper isn’t
personalise it to look like their furry friend.
Simply change the colour of the card,
TO O L S F O R very thick, stick it to a piece of
SOMEONE WHO
and maybe even add googly eyes for I S S TA R T I N G TO card to stiffen it, then cut out
a comical look. MAKE CARDS? the template
JOANNA SHEEN SAYS:
Colette Smith is a PaperCrafter I can’t do without: tweezers, craft knife, glue to have cocktail sticks, wet wipes or cotton
designer who enjoys creating new gel, double-sided tape, good scissors, a clear buds handy, as well so you can clean up as
card designs to share with you ruler that has mm and inch markings and, of you go along.
course, a scoring board. I use a guillotine a lot,
a selection of white 300gsm card, then white Joanna Sheen is an experienced crafter
and coloured 160gsm card. And, importantly and a talented card maker. Take a look
for me, a large craft mat – I use one that is as at her collections at joannasheen.co.uk
big as possible as I’m messy! My tip is always

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W H AT
TECHNIQUES
C A N I U S E TO
C R E AT E A
D E C O R AT I V E
C A R D T H AT
D O E S N ’ T TA K E TO O LO N G ?
ELIZABETH MOAD SAYS: Die cutting
is such a quick, easy technique to
master. Here I show you how to get
creative with it and make an elegant
card for a friend who’s retiring. By
placing a decorative die-cut over an
aperture, I’ve managed to create a
beautiful paper lace effect. I achieved
this by simply creating an aperture with
a circle of the same size, and placing an
embossed die-cut over the top.
Embossing the die-cut is a speedy step
yet it adds a lovely texture to your
design. The sandwich of the cutting
plates is simply altered for embossing in
a die-cutting machine and a silicone
rubber pad is used on the stack for this
technique which allows the paper or
card to be pushed through the die
slightly. Many dies now incorporate an
element of embossing in the design so
take a look at your stash to see what
finishes you can create.

Elizabeth is a PaperCrafter
designer who loves answering
your crafty queries

TOP TIP
If you’re pressed for time,
replace the paper folded
roses inside the orange
flowers with gems

STEP-BY-STEP Decorative aperture

1 2 3 4

Die cut a patterned circle from a Remove the dies from the card Die cut four flower shapes from Adhere green card to a cream
square of turquoise card, then and push out any remaining orange card, score each, then blank, then die cut the scallop circle
run it through the machine again pieces of the decorative circle fold inwards. Make paper folded through both layers to create an
to emboss the central part. Die with a needle, then adorn roses with a quilling tool and aperture. Glue the circle over it,
cut a scallop-edged circle from with gems glue them to the centre of the then adorn the card with orange
another square of blue card orange flowers ribbon, the flowers and a sentiment

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• SOCIAL •
QUICKFIRE
question CORINNE BRADD SAYS: Yes, it’s a
I ’ V E H E A R D T H AT
H A N D M A D E PA P E R great way to use up old newspapers,
I S E A S Y TO M A K E bills and printer paper. The pages
What are you FROM JUNK MAIL from magazines may not work quite
AND OLD BILLS, CAN as well though, because of the
crafting for Easter? YO U S H E D S O M E glossy finish. Some recycled papers
LIGHT PLEASE? may not be suitable too. You will
need to shred the papers finely
“I’m planning to make a and also construct a mould and
woven paper basket with deckle from a couple of old
bright, decorative prints frames. Once you have the
from my stash” paper making kit set up, pulp
Amelia Bolton, the shredded paper with a little
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT water in a food blender.
Papermaking kits are easy to
find – try the House of Crafts
kit, available from
fredaldous.co.uk
“I intend to make an Easter
diorama to display in my Corinne Bradd is a
home as I always like to PaperCrafter designer
make something pretty who enjoys trying new
with a spring theme” techniques, materials
Lesley Pyle, READER and designs

W H AT A R E T H E
PROS AND CONS
“Ahead of Easter I’m going OF CLEAR ACRYLIC
to craft lots of cards, gift S TA M P S ?
boxes and tags for family COLETTE SMITH SAYS:
and friends” As acrylic stamps are clear,
Ayesha Weatherley, they are perfect for lining
READER up wording and images because you can see
where to position the image. Clear stamps
are packaged flat, which makes them easy to
store and keep clean. They tend to come
“I’ll be crafting lots of with quite a few motifs, words or images,
Easter baskets using an making them great value for money too.
Adorable Scoreboard with However, clear stamps can attract a lot of
my year one class. We’ll dust and fibres – it’s best to give them a quick
then decorate eggs to go dab over with a piece of sticky tape before
in them” use. Acrylic stamps are generally quite robust
Naomi Hanlon, READER and, if looked after, will last a lifetime.

Colette is a PaperCrafter designer who


enjoys trying new crafty techniques and
“I’m looking forward to sharing them with you
making cute paper

Get in
garlands in the shape of
bunnies, chicks and eggs”
Samantha Lovett,

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MASTERCLASS

Just one kit


Corinne Bradd is on hand to show you how to make
the most of coordinating card kits

All-
inclusive
crafting
Splashing
out on
papers, dies,
toppers and
embellishments individually
can quickly become rather
expensive, so that’s why I love
a complete card making kit
such as this one from
Hunkydory. The Foxy and
Friends luxury card collection
includes the entire
coordinating supplies you
need from die-cut toppers to
sentiments and borders. Plus,
there are four pop-up and
aperture cards to assemble
for spectacular greetings in a
matter of minutes.

Deer-lightful
designs
If you know someone who
loves animals just as much as
I do, then you’ll want to get
crafting with this whimsical
collection. Featuring adorable
woodland scenes, furry
friends and uplifting
sentiments, create a stunning
collection of cards to cheer up
a chum. What’s more,
Hunkydory has also thrown in
some floral prints and foil
accents for an added
glamorous twist.
Bear hugs
1 Fold a sheet of foiled
patterned card in half to create
layer a teepee motif panel on top
of the pink card.

YO U W I L L N E E D :
a 15cm x 21cm blank. Press out a
tribal print frame and mount onto
a 13cm square panel of pink
3 Matt an arrowhead tag onto
pink and trim to leave a
narrow border. Punch a hole in
TOP TIP
› Craft essentials (see p94) card, leaving a narrow border. the point and thread with loops These cards are great
› Paper collection, Hunkydory
Foxy and Friends 2 Fix lengths of embroidery
thread and ricrac diagonally
across the right side of the panel
of embroidery thread. Bind the
hank of thread close to the point
and clip the ends to make a
for using up any
leftover lengths of
› Embroidery thread
and adhere to the centre of the tassel. Fix the tag to the bottom- ribbon or twine
› Ricrac blank using 3D foam pads. Next, left of the greeting to finish.

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• •LLEEAARRNNIT
IT• •

Deer friend
1 Crease the aperture blank
along the score line and pop
out the central disc. Score and
press out the elements from the
corresponding triangle panel
and adhere to the reverse of the
card on the right. Fold the panel
so that the triangle overlaps the
front of the card.

2 Tie a length of orange


organza ribbon down the
left fold and tie into a bow. Fold
the left side of the blank over and
fix a circular motif to the back of
the card within the aperture.
Next, add a foiled die-cut to the
top-left of the greeting.

3 Close the triangular front


over. Press out the
corresponding banner pieces
and mount onto the front of
the card.

Woodland party
1 Take a pop-up base and fold
in half, ensuring the print is

Create a
on the inside. Select the
corresponding pop-up

pop- up
elements, crease along the
score lines and assemble

card
into boxes.

2 Fix the boxes in descending


order to the back and base
of the folded card using
double-sided tape, ensuring
the card folds flat each time.
Decorate the rest of the card
with die-cut elements.

3 Using leftover patterned


background card, trim into
small pennant shapes and
Shop Stop
punch two small holes in the top
corners of each flag. Thread the
pennants onto embroidery
thread and decorate with gems.

4 Fix the centre pennant to


the foreground of the card
using a 3D foam pad. Punch two
small holes in the top corners of
the card, thread the ends of the
bunting through and tie at
the back.
Foxy and Friends luxury
card collection, £24.99,
“The die-cut elements for the pop-up hunkydorycrafts.co.uk
cards are clearly numbered so you can Flatbacked gems,
adhere each panel in the correct position” beadsdirect.co.uk

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1 Die cut two large egg
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4 Make three small eggs
and three clouds, then
place onto the front using the
from spotty blue and stripy image as a guide. Turn the egg
pink paper. over and apply glue to the tip, Attach centrally to the top of a

2 Matt the blue shape to the


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white card.
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Make a grass border bottom of the blank

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it to hide the join.

3 Attach three gems


to the ribbon.
Stamp a sentiment at
the base of the egg. Adhere the bunny so his ears
Stamp, colour and die are under the slit and position
cut a bunny and fix to the egg over the bunny. Add
the left of the egg using 2mm strips of 3D foam pads to
the outside of the bunny paws Mini doilies, £4.50,
3D foam pads. talkingtables.co.uk
and stick in place. Attach the
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A MOMENT WITH…

Lara Pomeroy
We chat to Paperchase’s Project Crafter about what it’s like to
run crafty workshops and the hottest new trends
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST creating a memorable experience. Crafting is
POPULAR WORKSHOPS? incredibly therapeutic and through running
Currently we run around 14 different craft workshops I’ve seen the direct impact it
workshops for adults and children, the can have.
popularity of different ones does tend to
ARE THERE ANY NEW
change seasonally. We
CRAFT TRENDS ON
offer three types of card
THE HORIZON?
making workshops: die
It’s not a new craft, but I
cutting, lino printing and
think bullet journalling will
foiling. So there’s plenty
continue to grow in
on offer. Scrapbooking is
popularity. It’s the perfect
one of my favourite
way to be organised and
workshops to run as I love
creative. Crafting as a
hearing people reminisce
whole is becoming more
about their travels and
popular, especially with
family life. Our most
adults. I think it’s because
popular kids’ workshop
it’s easier than ever to
is Kids Craft Club on a
have access to inspiration
Saturday morning, we do
with the likes of Pinterest,
a different craft each week.
and workshops like ours bridge that gap IS THERE A NEW CRAFT YOU’D
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT between seeing what you want to make and LIKE TO TRY OUT?
RUNNING WORKSHOPS? learning how to do it. I always have lots of crafts on my list of things
I get to meet people from all walks of life, teach I want to make. We will be starting a marbling
WE LOVE MARBLING – DO YOU
children, young people, and adults, all of which workshop soon and I’d really like to do a
HAVEA FAVOURITE WAY TO USE
offer me incredibly rewarding moments. I love combined marbling and foiling session –
THE TECHNIQUE?
running the Saturday morning Kids Craft Club. imagine how amazing marbled stationery
I have a very quick cheat way of doing marbling;
It’s creative... glittery chaos at its best! I also would look with foiled lettering over the top?
put shaving foam or wallpaper paste in a tray,
really enjoy making a positive impact and I also want to learn calligraphy to the next level;
swirl ink into it with the end of a paintbrush, then
it’s such an art with so many variations.
place the paper in, quickly pull it out and scrape
“Crafting is incredibly the foam off. You’ll be left with beautiful Fancy going along to a crafty workshop?
therapeutic and marbled results. Find out more at paperchase.co.uk/

through running HOW DO YOU ORGANISE YOUR


CRAFT STASH?
project-craft

workshops I’ve seen Not very successfully I have to say. Hands up,
the direct impact
Lara’s crafty tips
I’m a hoarder! I take over an entire room at
home and at work I take over a desk, a store
it can have” room and the craft area. I do try to be organised
though, I have a wheelie trolley
where I keep all the essentials I • Relax and enjoy it! Don’t worry
need for each session. I split all of too much about how the end result
my tools up into boxes too, so I is going to look – let your ideas
have my washi tapes in one and develop naturally
stamps in another. I also have a
• Don’t stick anything down until
large portfolio bag where I store
you’re happy, play around with
paper scraps. At the start of my
positioning first as you might get a
scrapbooking and card making
stroke of inspiration
workshops I tell attendees to
have a good rummage in the • The first time you try a new craft it’s
bag and make a pile of their never going to be perfect – practise
favourite materials. and enjoy the journey

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