Our de­signer chal­lenge... Only use 5 items!

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We chal­lenge Sarah Jack­man-Read

We chal­lenged Sarah Jack­man-Read to make five cards us­ing just five bought items – plus a few ex­tra bits from her stash!

Dainty dé­coupage

As there are sev­eral sheets of the same pa­per in the pack, you can layer them up with sticky foam pads to cre­ate your own dé­coupage. Die-cut an in­tri­cate doily and trim to fit the cor­ner of the card, adding the sen­ti­ment in the mid­dle. Fin­ish with gems in the cor­ners and around the doily cen­tre for a touch of sparkle.

For a paper­craft fan

Just Add: Anita’s 10mm or­ganza rib­bon — Soft Pink, from Grafton Crafts

Use the tem­plate on page 77 to make a lan­tern-style gift box in teal card. Dec­o­rate the sides with four sheets of match­ing pa­per. Die-cut small in­tri­cate doilies in match­ing card and cut in half, then glue down the sides adding gems in the cen­tres. Fussy cut a fan, stamp and em­boss a sen­ti­ment on top, then punch a hole in the end to cre­ate a tag. Thread rib­bon through all the holes and tie at the top to hold the box to­gether.

Light the way

Just Add: Paper­ma­nia Cap­sule baker’s twine Spots & Stripes Pas­tels, from Hob­by­craft

Die-cut an in­tri­cate back­ground and then at­tach to con­trast­ing pa­per. Add a piece of white card through the cen­tre. Fussy cut lanterns from the pa­per pack and layer up on the white card, adding gems and twine to cre­ate the hang­ers and tas­sels on the lanterns. Add con­trast­ing strips of pa­per around the card front and layer the lanterns on top with sticky foam pads. Stamp a small sen­ti­ment and layer on con­trast­ing pa­pers, then at­tach un­der the cen­tral lan­tern.

Blooms & but­ter­flies

Cre­ate an em­bossed ef­fect on the back­ground by die-cut­ting two but­ter­flies in white card, then trim­ming and at­tach­ing to the white card back­ground. Add a panel of drag­on­fly pa­per to the cen­tre, then at­tach two lines of gems. Die-cut a but­ter­fly in white card, layer on flo­ral pa­per and cut out. At­tach to the panel. Stamp the sen­ti­ment in two colours to com­ple­ment the fussy cut flow­ers.

Burst­ing with colour

Die-cut two in­tri­cate but­ter­flies in dif­fer­ent colours and at­tach to­gether, slightly off­set to cre­ate a shadow ef­fect. Fussy cut flow­ers and leaves and layer up in the cor­ner, adding gems to the cen­tres of the flow­ers. Cre­ate the tag loop from a strip of pa­per, cov­er­ing the join with a gem. Stamp the sen­ti­ment on pa­per to match the loop and at­tach to­wards the top of the tag.

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