Brighten up your craft space with Keren Baker’s mix ‘n’ match stationery set. Your desk will be the envy of everyone with your own handmade pen pot, paperclip box and sticky note holder! Plus, if you’re planning on gifting these to a friend, there’s a matching card that completes the collection.
1. Double-sided patterned paper with a decent weight makes creating gift boxes easy. the contrasting pattern also makes a nice surprise when you open the box.
2. Look out for coloured elastic to add to your papercrafting projects - we used silver for this set but neon brights would work just as well.
3. Papercrafting isn’t all about gift tags and greetings. Brighten up your office space with this fun stationery set, or send it as a gift for a student’s new academic year.Download now »
Corinne Bradd talks you through how to use your dies, free with issue 92 of PaperCrafter. Using the clever design, add 3d motifs for an extra flourish to your cards. http://www.papercraftermagazine.co.uk...Watch video »
This quirky alternative to traditional decoupage makes a fun and cheery greeting
The pyramage technique is an alternative form of the classic 3-D decoupage used by card makers and a fun way to design dimensional cards, especially if you want to get the kids involved with the making process. The main image is built up using graduating layers of the central design to give a pyramid shape to the card.
Traditionally square or rectangular layers are used, but layers can also be round, oval or any shape you wish. Nesting dies are the ideal way to create your own pyramage designs. Just make sure that the same section of the main image is used and that each layer is lined up perfectly with the one below. I’ve created a simple design for this tutorial, which is easy to replicate if you’ve never tried pyramage before.
Coloured in with bright, cheery shades, it makes a perfect card for a child’s birthday whatever the age.
Spellbinders' Tool 'n One is the must have tool for intricate dies! It is a portable tool that performs multiple craft functions, including piercing and paper removal. It also boasts a unique storage solution. What is the solution? The attachments are housed within the "pod" of its main body. The Tool 'n One easily crosses over for other hobbyists using small pieces and parts such as airplane models and miniature houses.Watch video »
Watch this Sizzix® video for inspiration on how to make patchwork block patterns to create a beautiful full sized quilt. The Big Shot™ machine and patchwork dies enable you to cut multiple layers of fabric making patchwork quick and easy!Watch video »
Watch this Sizzix® video for inspiration on how to create the most intricate designs with the beautiful Thinlits™ dies. Use these wafer thin dies with the Sizzix® Big Shot™ machine to both cut and emboss your paper and card, creating detailed shapes for all your cardmaking and papercraft projects!Watch video »
Watch this Sizzix® video for inspiration on how to use just one die in many ways! With the Sizzix® Bigz™ dies and Big Shot™ machine, you can create a variety of projects from cards and clothing embellishments to beautiful items for the home and even quilts!Watch video »
Sizzix designer Pete Hughes has used a gorgeous set of dies designed by Eileen Hull (available here http://bit.ly/Uz2fpA From The Heart Range) to make boxes that can be used to wrap sweets, favours and presents.Watch video »
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Sizzix have lots of great papercrafting ideas on their website. In this video, Paula Pascual demonstrates how to make a fabric-covered concertina greeting by introducing embellishments and stitching to the die-cut shape.Watch video »
Paula Pascual's fabulous greeting card is so easy to make with Sizzix's ingenious magnetic Pop 'n Cuts die-cutting system. Just start with a base die and add your chosen insert for a personalised card of your choice. Each insert is designed by Karen Burniston who has also created a whole host of sentiments, shapes and labels that you're sure to love!Watch video »