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Cardmaking & Papercraft

November 2019

With Cardmaking & Papercraft, you’ll never be short of Cardmaking ideas. Each issue is packed with the very best techniques, detailed step by step guides, essential advice and know how from top experts

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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welcome to the november issue

November is the ideal time to finish off your festive crafting, and we’ve got the perfect cover gift to help you do just that! With foiled toppers, matching papers and a sweet stamp set, The Nutcracker 73-piece cardmaking collection will help you to make magical cards in minutes. For inspiration with your gift, turn to p6. We also bring you five fun ideas using the new Christmas stamp range from Sweet Dixie on p26. Designed by the talented Sue Dix, these stylish designs are an absolute pleasure to craft with. Find out more about Sue on p98, where we chat to her about crystals, craft fairs and cats! For those of you looking for a fab new fold to master, turn to our cute corner easel cards on p10. Plus, we have…

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meet the team!

Robert Senior Art Editor “My children will have fun making this framed Santa to put on the fireplace on Christmas eve. Santa will love it, too!” Katriel Sub Editor “I’ve always loved owls, so this stylish wood-mounted stamp from The English Stamp Company is a must for my craft stash!” Thomas Senior Production Editor “I can’t wait to have a play with these new Alcohol Pearls inks from Tim Holtz – they produce such mesmerizing results.” Emma Deputy Art Editor “My aunty is an avid knitter and loves her kitties, too, so I plan to make this adorable card for her birthday next month.” For free downloads, tips and many more cardmaking ideas, visit www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com Like www.facebook.com/ cardmakingmag Tweet @cardmaking_mag Follow @cardmakingmag Pin www.pinterest.com/ cmpcmag Watch www.youtube.com/ cardmakingmag…

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ballet bliss

Make your Christmas cards the stars of the show with The Nutcracker toppers, papers and stamps cover gift. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s much-loved ballet, these beautiful foiled toppers, papers and stamps are sure to enchant your loved ones on Christmas morning! Hazel has used ProMarkers to bring her nutcracker soldiers and ballerinas to life, but you could try watercolours or coloured pencils for a more muted look. Season’s greetings 1 Cut two 117mm squares of patterned paper diagonally in half. Layer the triangles onto a 121mm square of gold mirri card. Cover the join between the two papers with a 10mm strip of gold mirri card. 2 Stamp a ballerina onto a die-cut oval with black ink. Colour with alcohol markers. Layer the oval onto a slightly larger oval of gold mirri card. Attach…

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polar pals

Surprise your friends and family this Christmas with an adorable Arctic scene waiting to be revealed in a corner easel card. Simply unfold the base, slide the easel panel onto the undecorated panel and pop the easel topper up to create the scene. These cards are perfect for posting, as they fold flat with ease so can be popped into a square envelope, but when choosing the embellishments for your design, make sure you keep them to a minimum so that the card still folds flat – punched snowflakes and small gems would work perfectly! Designer Clare used Heffy Doodle’s Warm Hugs stamp and die set for her three makes, and paired them with her own creatively inked and heat-embossed papers, but you could easily use Christmas patterns from your own stash…

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first past the post

Happy birthday! I just wanted to congratulate you on your 200th edition – I have been with you since the first! The cover gift from issue 200 was so cute and I decided to make this mouse design to add to my ever-increasing pile of Christmas cards. I am sure another couple will soon make their way to the pile from this great stamp set. Linda Winckles, Bradford Hayley says: We had a blast putting together the 200th issue, Linda – thank you for sticking with us from day one! Be the first to send us a photo of a card you’ve made using this month’s gift and you could win a mystery craft prize!…

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dear hayley

“I love hearing your crafting stories and seeing your wonderful cards, so please write in and share them with me!” Editor Stunning sunset I thought you might like to see the three cards I made using the gorgeous Summer Meadow stamp set that came with Cardmaking & Papercraft issue 198. One of my favourite techniques is currently stamping silhouettes onto ink-blended sunset backgrounds and when I saw the wildflower stamp set I knew it’d be perfect. To create the backgrounds, I blended blue, purple, pink, orange and yellow inks to create the ombré effects. I hope my silhouette cards inspire other readers. Beccy Holiday, Ashford Hayley says: We’re thrilled to see what you’ve made with the Summer Meadow stamp set, Beccy, the silhouettes and backgrounds are such a creative use of the cover gift. Your…