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Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Your Letters -

“I love hear­ing your craft­ing sto­ries and see­ing your fab cards, so please write in and share them with me!”

New pas­tures

I have to thank you for such a won­der­ful magazine! I was so thrilled the mo­ment I re­ceived my copy of is­sue 181, that I shared it with some friends who love mak­ing cards al­most as much as I do. They too have sub­scribed to your magazine and you now have a de­voted group of fol­low­ers from Franklin, North Carolina. What started as a means of ther­apy af­ter a car ac­ci­dent has turned into a full-fledged hobby. I am hooked! Here is a pic­ture of one of the many cards I’ve made in­spired by your fab­u­lous publi­ca­tion. I made this card by fol­low­ing the smack down tech­nique project by Si­monne Clay. Thank you so much for the many re­ward­ing hours of proud pro­duc­tion! Su­san Dis­ner, North Carolina Sarah says: I’m so glad that you are con­tin­u­ally in­spired by the magazine and that you of­ten try the new tech­niques within. And what a won­der­ful card you’ve made too. Thank you for shar­ing!

Num­ber one fan

I felt I just had to write in to tell you how is­sue 180 has turned out to be quite in­spi­ra­tional for me (with­out me re­al­is­ing it!). I only make cards for fam­ily, friends and spe­cial oc­ca­sions th­ese days. If I need in­spi­ra­tion I flick through my back is­sues, which I keep in my work­room. So, it was on my lat­est browse that I re­alised I have al­ready been in­spired by four de­signs in is­sue 180. I made two ver­sions of the tele­scope cards for Easter, a dress card, the pom-pom gum­ball ma­chine, and the ac­cor­dion card, too. I cre­ated the pic­tured card for my cousin’s upcoming golden wed­ding an­niver­sary and in­cluded some iris fold­ing and hand­made flow­ers, too. I hope you like my cards and thank you so much for all the won­der­ful in­spi­ra­tion. Jan­ice Pow­ell, Rochdale

Sarah says: It’s al­ways fan­tas­tic see­ing our projects be­ing made and ap­pre­ci­ated by our read­ers, but it is re­ally lovely to hear that you’ve made four pa­per­crafts from just one is­sue. I re­ally love your el­e­gant take on the ac­cor­dion box, too, Jan­ice.

Quick, get craft­ing!

I was so ex­cited when my copy of

Cardmaking & Papercraft ar­rived this morn­ing and I saw the free Beau­ti­ful day gift. I rushed up­stairs to make this card im­me­di­ately as I just couldn’t re­sist. I hope you like it! Linda Ware­ham, Bed­ford­shire

Sarah says: I love the sim­ple look you’ve gone for, Linda. The bright red bal­loon and pretty red flow­ers stand out beau­ti­fully, too. Thank you for shar­ing this with us!

A happy hobby

I re­ally en­joyed mak­ing this card us­ing the free gift from is­sue 183. I raised the wheels, bas­ket, flow­ers and bunting all us­ing sticky fix­ers, which gave the card a lovely 3D ef­fect. It was very en­joy­able and re­lax­ing to make, and there was some great in­spi­ra­tion in the magazine too! I hope you like it. Chris­tine Fox, via email

Sarah says: What a beau­ti­fully colour­ful card. I love the bright bunting and stun­ning bou­quet of vi­brant flow­ers too. Well done!

I like to ride my bi­cy­cle

I’ve just made a lovely card with the bi­cy­cle stamp set from is­sue 183, so I thought I would share it with you and your crafty read­ers. I masked the bi­cy­cle frame to stamp the wheels and also masked the bas­ket to stamp the flow­ers and lit­tle dog. I am very pleased with the way it turned out! This is a very ver­sa­tile stamp set and can be used for so many oc­ca­sions. I al­ways look for­ward to my sub­scriber copy drop­ping through my let­ter box each month. Thank you to you for pro­vid­ing some great ideas! Julie Avery, Rugby

Sarah says: What a beau­ti­ful make for sum­mer! I love the sunny and bright colour pal­ette and pretty blue bike, too. A fab­u­lous make, Julie.

Cre­ative stamp­ing

My June is­sue of Cardmaking

& Papercraft ar­rived this morn­ing with the lovely sum­mery bi­cy­cle stamp set. It’s a beau­ti­ful sunny day and I’ve been sat in the gar­den try­ing out the shape stamp­ing tech­nique with the lit­tle stamps from the free set. I’m very pleased with my first at­tempt. I can’t wait to have a go with the rest of the set next. Thanks for a lovely magazine! Michelle Dawson, via email

Sarah says: It’s re­ally lovely to see two as­pects of the magazine come to­gether so per­fectly. It shows the ver­sa­til­ity of the free gift and our projects! I re­ally like the pretty pink flow­ers and but­ter­flies you’ve used to cre­ate the heart shape, and the colour pal­ette com­ple­ments the sweet pur­ple ging­ham back­ing pa­per beau­ti­fully, too. A stun­ning make for sum­mer, Michelle.

A ray of sun­shine!

I ab­so­lutely loved the free Beau­ti­ful day gift that came with is­sue 183 of Cardmaking

& Papercraft magazine. As a cardmaking en­thu­si­ast, I al­ways find your magazine en­joy­able and in­spir­ing. The free gift with is­sue 183 re­ally helped to break the clouds and bring out the sun­shine in the day with the beau­ti­ful flo­ral pa­pers and gor­geous stamps. I par­tic­u­larly love the bunting stamp as this is al­ways great for adding a fin­ish­ing touch to any card. Here are some of the cards I have made so far us­ing the set. My next project is to cre­ate a cute lit­tle box frame scene us­ing th­ese free­bies. Thank you so much and I am al­ready look­ing for­ward to what the next is­sue has to of­fer! Becky Ferner, via email

Sarah says: It’s re­ally won­der­ful to hear that you’ve en­joyed us­ing the Beau­ti­ful day set so much, and that it bright­ened up your day! I love what you’ve done with the set, es­pe­cially the fin­ish­ing touches you’ve added. Thank you for shar­ing your makes with us!

Pa­per perfect

I love Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and I al­ways look for­ward to see­ing and try­ing the new ideas in­side. I was re­ally in­spired by the free pa­pers in is­sue 181 and I couldn’t re­sist mak­ing a col­lec­tion of cards. My son con­vinced me to send in a photo as he thought they were re­ally cool! I loved be­ing cre­ative with the pa­pers. Now to use the set in the lat­est is­sue! Thanks for your great magazine. Kat Lo­max, via email

Sarah says: The bonus pa­pers that come free with each is­sue are cre­ated by some fab­u­lous de­sign­ers and so it’s re­ally fan­tas­tic to see that they’ve in­spired you so much. I re­ally love the range of cards you’ve cre­ated, too. They’re so di­verse and yet match to­gether beau­ti­fully as a col­lec­tion. I can’t wait to see what you do with this is­sue’s bonus pa­pers! Well done Kat!

Michelle’s cre­ative use of the free stamp set with is­sue 183!

A bas­ket full of love: we adore Julie’s cre­ative bas­ket­fuls

Ed­i­tor’s Favourite wins £15 of Hunky­dory good­ies

Four-in-one: Jan­ice’s fab ac­cor­dion box make in­spired by is­sue 180! Chris­tine’s stun­ning sum­mery make!

Linda wheely en­joyed mak­ing this bi­cy­cle-themed make!

Just a few from Kat’s im­pres­sive col­lec­tion

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