Create these adorable Easter chicks and bunny in no time at all! Made them faux fur and fleece, they’ll make you feel eggstatic about the upcoming celebrations. They’re unbelievably easy to make and the polystyrene eggs used in this project come in assorted sizes, so you can easily make up a whole family!Download now »
Stamp and colour our fantastic Spring designs to make joyful greetings for a loved one. A wealth of pretty motifs combine to make cards for Easter, May Day and Spring birthdays. Cut out and layer for a 3D effect. This pack is available FREE with the March issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.Watch video »
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These designs represent a continuous theme, capturing a particular moment in time. The colourful greetings and accessories use a built up 3-D structure to draw the eye towards the scene within. Bright shades and faded effects produce an inviting tone that the recipient will not be able to resist. This initial outline is embellished with complementary markings as well as fine detailing on the central motif. The elephant is a symbol of huge strength, stature, wisdom and courage making this a great gesture for a loved one. Relief paint is a fantastic material to use when adding final touches to any greeting and make the rich image really stand out.Download now »
Celebrate the new season with these irresistible stacked designs illustrated with beautiful paintwork
Easter cards don’t necessarily have to feature chicks and bunnies! Using a different approach will certainly make your greetings stand out by a mile. Spring florals in muted tones are a new take on an old classic. Encasing these beautiful layered blooms in an egg-shaped aperture keeps the project traditional whilst the individual motifs are anything but! Busy floral motifs are very much on trend right now. All the big fabric designers, from Cath Kidston to the latest Liberty prints, feature wonderful eccentric floral patterns. The shapes shown in this project are inspired by early 20th century Russian textiles, where bold shapes and outlines produce striking effects, perfect for the delicate stacked effect here.Download now »
Create a set of endearing characters and decorate with groovy paper art and easy, home-made felt
All things chicken-related have become an enduringly popular Easter theme and this quirky interpretation is sure to raise a smile. Utilising basic triangular shapes, these clever designs can quickly become charming, cheery characters. Create cute hen cards, or a perfect perch from where a sweet tin hen topper can rule the roost. The little gift box makes the ideal companion and craftily conceals a chocolate treat! Finish it all off with a felted egg cosy made from an unwanted woolly scarf; just right for a scrumptious Easter morning breakfast. Enjoy!Download now »
Create a gorgeous selection of seasonal makes by bringing the traditional craft of quilling up-to-date
Lily of the Valley is a delicate flower and ideal for Easter cards and greetings. The bell-shaped blooms are formed by coiling strips of paper - an effect that can only be achieved through quilling. Combined with simple rub-on lettering and heartfelt sentiments, the overall finish is charming, feminine and perfectly suited to this time of year. Don’t be put off by the technique, it’s actually easy to master and great fun to experiment with!Download now »
Use vibrant sheets to construct seasonal decorations and cheerful greetings
Spring fever is in the air and colourful paper is all you need to create jolly Easter themed gifts and ornaments that can be brought out every year! Bright blues, yellows, pinks and greens make a lovely seasonal combination. The cute bunny basket is perfect for filling with yummy mini chocolate eggs. This time of year is a celebration of fresh beginnings and the pretty bird house card is an ideal way to welcome your friends into their new home.Download now »
Helen Philipps works up a springtime gift set with a novel twist
Got the stitch itch? We’ve got just the project for you! This embroidered Easter trio would make the perfect gift for a kiddie’s birthday, but do be careful of the buttons. Our advice is: if in doubt, replace with thread - simply sew little round circles or flowers instead of any easily-swallowed embellishments. Helen’s project is also a great one for newbie stitchers as her designs are small-scale and super easy to follow. Once you’ve got your confidence up, why not adjust the dimensions and work up the cute leaping bunny as a wall hanging? You could even sew the little tot’s name and birthday underneath the rabbit for a personal touch.Download now »
These 3-D paper craft projects are fun to make and ideal for keeping the kids occupied over the holidays. Choose bright patterned papers for the Party baskets, then embellish with feathers and pre-printed stickers. Cathie’s fab templates make the job of cutting out the chicken shapes so easy. Why not trace the outlines onto heavy weight card or a cereal packet, then you can use them over and over again.
Keep the kids busy making Cathie Shuttleworth’s cheery Easter basketsDownload now »
Spruce up tinware with a touch of shell brit styling and a shimmer of glitter
Taking inspiration from this Summer’s Diamond Jubilee, these tinware pieces have been given a patriotic feel using a suits selection of emulsion paint tester pots. make unique Easter gifts, especially for grown-ups! Our designer, Jane Kharade, used a pastel colour palette, but why not try out a more traditional The decorated tins can be filled with look, with red, white and blue for a chocolate eggs and sweet treats to really striking effect?Download now »
Make your Easter do the pick of the parties with these cute makes
Nothing brings a child’s party to life quite like costumes and matching favours, and these designs from Colette Smith are the perfect set to ensure that your little one’s celebration goes with a pretty bang! An Easter egg hunt will be even more fun with this adorable basket in which they can stash their delicious discoveries, and the bunny ears and invitations will have them hopping with excitement!Download now »
Give papercrafts a springtime feel with these cheery makes
Easter is such a magical time for children, so why not create this cute selection of simple ideas to add to the excitement of the day? Debi Potter’s gorgeous bunny box designs can be piled high with chocolatey treats, making them an adorable addition to any Easter egg hunt. Just stock up on plenty of paper and sticky stuff to ensure that the kids get the chance to design their own - it’s the perfect holiday project to keep little fingers busy and brains engaged!Download now »
Project ideas that will keep the kids entertained are always welcome with the Easter holidays looming. These cheery makes by Cathie Shuttleworth use folding techniques that are easy to duplicate. Cathie advises: `Keep your creases crisp with a bone folder and lightweight paper is best for children, as it is easier to fold into shape’. The 3-D bunnies make a delightful table setting for a breakfast spread on Easter Sunday - why not create one in a snazzy colour for each member of your family?Download now »
Bring some fun to your Easter gifts with these pretty pastel creations
Papercraft eggs-pert (excuse the pun!) Niki Rowland has come up with these adorable designs so you can celebrate Easter in Spring style. Let’s face it, British weather can never be counted on even on special days such as this which is where the cheery pink and yellow shades of these makes come in handy! As well as card ideas, we have a cute gift-tag and basket for you to personalise your gifts.Download now »
Decorate your Easter table with Helen Fitzjohn’s cute bunnies and mini baskets
Keep the acetate found in packaging as it works just as well as the sheets you can buy, plus it’s a good way to recycle and will save you moneyDownload now »
Brighten up your Easter breakfast table with Jenny Arnott’s super-cute stitched table settings
Stitching through cardboard and paper will blunt your sewing machine needle, so replace it before you begin working with fabric againDownload now »
Add a touch of elegance this Easter with hand-painted
Long before Easter, eggs were viewed as a sign of rebirth in many cultures; Greeks, Chinese, Persians and Egyptians gave each other dyed eggs every spring as symbols of life and vitality after the winter, with Christians later adopting this. These designs, set in chalky pastels and inspired by vintage French lace, feathers and roses, are keepsakes that can be reused year after year.Download now »
Easter Table Decorations Jenny Arnott’s egg, chick and flower templates were used to create a range of breakfast table goods. These templates can be used for a whole range of crafts.Download now »
Easter Egg Box and Card Helen Fitzjohn’s boxes and bunnies template was used to create easy Easter table papercrafts. Why not attach the bunny motif to a lollipop stick and stick them around the garden for an Easter egg hunt?Download now »
If you haven’t got your hands on a copy of the February 2011 issue of Crafts Beautiful yet, this sneak peek will have you heading for the newsagents in no time. The latest edition comes complete with a bumper free gift – a brilliant A4 luxury paper collection that boasts 20 beautiful patterns to be used across your papercrafting projects.
We’ve selected two of our favourites (although it was very hard to choose!) to give you a taste of what’s inside.
Step into Spring with these fab Easter designs
Make this easter eggstra special with a funky handmade greeting. For full instructions on how to create a fab card design with these downloads, see the Spring Celebrations card book FREE with the March 08 issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine, available now from all good newsagents.
Alternatively, come up with brand new design yourself using the papers as inspiration!
To see the full range of digital designs by Chris Warner, see http://www.papercraftworld.comDownload now »
Celebrate the Easter season with this adorable sugar-sweet basket motif
Whether you want to create a special greeting or nifty ‘clue’ cards for a magical easter egg hunt, this fun design is a great place to start. Transfer it onto card, colour with ink or watercolour pencils and add a fitting sentiment for a simple look. Alternatively, try tracing several images, trimming and layering for a clever decoupage effect.