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273 Papercraft & Card Ideas

273 Papercraft & Card Ideas

273 Papercraft & Card Ideas

With 273 papercraft and card ideas, this new magazine from the Craft Stash series is all you need to help reduce your stash mountain! Along with beautiful makes, hints and tips this brand new magazine is packed with ideas on how to bust your stash. You'll love the Spring bouquet of papercraft flowers; find it hard to resist the 15 fabric and lace cards and 20 cute button cards and relish the 37 paper scrap ideas and 10 ways with Washi. Plus there are 21 easy tutorials and heaps of budget ideas that will save you £££s!

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited

in this issue

2 min
let it shine!

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE cards! These sequintastic cards provide added brilliance, shine and joy to your cardmaking. Adding sequins is particularly effective for celebration cards because of the manner in which they beautifully catch and reflect the light. Best of all, everyone’s stash has a surplus of sequins just waiting for a project like this. YOU WILL NEED Various sequins Smooth white card Craft peg Tag punch Paper clip Twine Paper scraps Sentiments JUST A NOTE THIS MAKE IS perfect for using up paper scraps. Mount a small square on white paper and top with coordinating sequins before adding a sentiment. TOP TIP Use a good PVA glue and a small paintbrush to stick your sequins HAVE A HAPPY DAY STICK STRIPS OF patterned paper across a 100x100mm card blank, then add butterfly sequins and a simple sentiment. SPARKLY SEQUINS ARE PERFECT FOR THE SEE_ THROUGH WINDOWS…

2 min
easter bunny

USING PATTERNED PAPERS and varnish is a wonderfully easy way to customise household items, and this sweet Easter bunny is the ideal project for crafters who are new to the technique. Simply decorate a cardboard rabbit with bold floral paper, following our step-by-step photographs, and it will look fantastic filled with little Easter eggs. Once the chocolate has all gone, put your bunny on your crafting shelf to decorate the room, as well as using him to hold handy stash bits and bobs. HOW TO MAKE THE EASTER BUNNY YOU WILL NEED Medium-sized cardboard rabbit Glue varnish White acrylic covering paint Floral paper Paintbrush Wiggly eyes (or buttons) 1 Apply two thin coats of white acrylic covering paint. Allow to dry between coats. This step isn’t essential, but a good idea if you’re using light papers. 2 Cut or tear…

3 min
come twine with me!

SWEET TREAT BAG 1 Layer pink stripy paper onto blue card, as shown, and stick to a paper bag. 2 Layer a square of fruit patterned paper onto kraft card and then onto blue card, wrap with twine and attach. 3 Layer a kraft circle onto a yellow scalloped circle and attach. 4 Add die-cut apple, bow and greeting. Fold over top of bag. Punch a scalloped border. Punch holes and tie through twine. BALLOON GIFT BAG 1 Use the template (from page 140) to make the kraft card box base. 2 Wrap blue twine around four lollipop sticks and stick into the corners of the box. Layer together three coloured die-cut circles using foam pads. Attach to two lolly sticks. Repeat for the other side. 3 Wrap one circle with twine, add die-cut hearts and twine bows.…

3 min
happy easter!

TIP GET THE CHILDREN TO MAKE THEIR OWN PAPER EASTER BONNETS TO WEAR DURING THE EASTER EGG HUNT CHILDREN WILL LOVE hunting around the garden to find Easter treats to pop in their baskets. Write your clues on the pretty cards, and make miniature boxes to hide the eggs in and dot them around the garden. There’s even a paper rosette to award those who complete the egg hunt and you can set the scene with the unique carrot garland hung as bunting in the kitchen – there’s plenty here to make your Easter extra special. Why not reward the lucky participants with gold chocolate coins, mini-chocolate eggs or homemade Easter cookies? EASTER BASKET YOU WILL NEED Patterned papers White card Decorative brads Oval nesting dies Ribbon 1 Score and fold a 300x300mm piece of white card at 100mm on…

1 min
summer time

A SUNNY CARD FOR BIRTHDAYS THE GREAT OUTDOORS is the inspiration for this butterfly and floral greetings card. Nature lovers and gardeners will love this fresh and pretty arrangement, and it’s perfect for those with summer birthdays. Remember to keep the background papers a sunshine colour to bring out the best of the motifs. Easy ways to BUST STASH YOU WILL NEED Butterfly stamps Patterned papers Paper flowers Adhesive pearl Fishtail banner die Sentiments Scalloped card base Circles dies ProMarkers Glitter glue Pink ink BUTTERFLY 1 Cut a 140x145mm piece of pink paper. Top with checked paper, leaving a small border. Add to scalloped card base. Add a banner of striped paper to the centre of the card. 2 Stamp and colour the butterfly. Die cut into a circle. Add ink around the image using foam while it is still in the die. Layer onto a circle…

1 min
garden party

PICK THE BEST of the bunch from your floral paperstack to make a pretty card that’s perfect for spring. Once you’ve selected your bouquet background all you need is a few carefully chosen embellishments from your stash to help bring your card to life and into full bloom. Look for pastel-hued pinks, blues, greens and yellows, then add paper flowers, ribbons, beads, buttons and of course – a little bit of love, and before you know you’ve made the perfect card. HOW TO MAKE THE WITH LOVE CARD YOU WILL NEED Blue and white card Floral papers Pinking shears Organza ribbon Button Paper flowers Black fineliner 1 Cut a 145x50mm piece of blue card. Mount onto white card. Trim the long edges with pinking shears. Add a strip of patterned paper and faux stitching detail. 2 Stick the panel across the…