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Featuring Creative Cardmaking Each issue includes a FREE cardmaking kit and is packed full of fantastic ideas for using your craft stash, as well as all the latest products from your favourite craft companies. Get Latest Issue

Each issue includes a FREE cardmaking kit and is packed full of fantastic ideas for using your craft stash, as well as all the latest products from your favourite craft companies. Get Latest Issue
21 Mar

Creating paper lace

Published in How To

Create beautiful faux lace effects using Martha Stewart's border punches

Border punches, and in particular the Martha Stewart range of border punches, has expanded recently to include designs suitable for almost every occasion. We love that the designs can be subtle and unassuming, or fancy and decorative.

A collection of even a few of these punches will mean that the resources that you have for your papercrafting have unlimited possibilities. Readily available from most craft shops, these punches mean that you can create pretty paper lace embellishments to co-ordinate with all of your projects.


The border punches, and their recent addition the 'punch around the page' sets are very easy to use and will punch through patterned paper and thin cardstock. There is a guideline printed on each punch to make it very easy to line up the punched pattern to create a continuous pattern, and once the pattern is aligned with the printed grid you can operate the punch to make lengths of pretty paper lace.

The range includes a vast array of designs from pretty and feminine, to bold and geometric, as well as several designs for major celebrations such as Christmas, birthdays, Easter and Halloween. So whatever the project, there is a design that will be just perfect!

19 Aug

How to make...

Published in How To

Creative Inspiration for making tri-fold cards

20 Dec

How to make

Published in How To

Patsy Jackson show you how to create penny slider cards

08 Aug

How to make...

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Hints and tips for creating easel cards

17 Sep

How to make...

Published in How To

Step by step guide for creating concertina cards

 

29 Jan

Off the page

Published in How To

Just for men, Jackie Huckstepp from the Glitter Pot takes her stamping off the page to create this collection of gift ideas

20 Aug

How to make...

Published in How To

Step by step guide to creating diamond fold cards

Here are four BONUS projects for using your free gifts from issue 46 of Creative Cardmaking

27 Mar

I Sketch 3 Ways

Published in How To

Sketches are generally created by using just three very important but basic products; matting paper, designer paper and embellishments.
The matting element is generally cardstock and is used to frame the design. Designer papers are available in many patterns, colours and textures, and these normally correspond to the theme, person or occasion that the card is being created for. Embellishments can be as varied as you want them to be, but are generally based on the theme of your designer paper and will co-ordinate to bring the whole card together and create the completed look.


Versatile time savers
The most time-consuming element of cardmaking is deciding where to put all of your components. Sketch layouts can be used again and again saving you the headache of what to do next and reproducing an old-favourite design can save you a lot of time when you need to get a card made quickly.
Varying the colours, embellishments and orientation of a sketch will produce different results using the same style of layout. This adds to the versatility of using sketches for making cards and don't forget that Scrapbooking layouts can be downsized for cardmaking too.

Where to buy
All of the products used here are available from The Art of Craft Ltd

31 Jul

How to make...

Published in How To

Create gorgeous gatefold cards with ease!

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