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Issue 146 Designer for the Day

Card making Papercraft Papercrafter Projects

We’ve been admiring Michelle’s works from afar for a while now; each of her makes is wildly different, sumptuously made and always well-photographed, which is rule number one if you ever want to go pro! She specialises in mini makes, and you can see why – her pull-out gift box is intricately detailed, with a seemingly endless bundle of little touches and flairs.

Issue 146 Designer for the Day

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You will need:
Patterned papers
Embellishments: metal handle, brads, metal charms, gems, wire, beads
Punch, flower
Adhesives, 3D foam pads, PVA glue

1. Search online for a matchbox template of your choosing, or use an empty matchbox you have lying around. Layer the inside and outside with patterned paper.

2. For the handle, cut a small strip of chipboard and fix it to the inside front panel. Affix brads through the holes on the handle through the front panel into the chipboard. Cover the backs of the brads and the chipboards with the same patterned paper you’ve been using.

3. Embellish with charms, gems, and punched flowers. Adhere a wooden page pennant to the top, then sprinkle with punched flowers, gems and metal charms. Add a handmade beaded wire.

4. Cut a chipboard plaque to your preferred size, add a large sentiment, them embellish with punched flowers and gems to complete.

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Circus Aperture Greeting

Template from
Patterned papers: Craft Consortium Circus
Stamps: Craft Consortium Circus Greatest Show, The Circus,
Embellishments: Wood Shapes, Adhesive Stars, Big Top Charms; baker’s twine
Dies: square
Adhesives, 3D foam pads

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