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Thank you so much for the wonderful free gifts that came with the April issue (181). I’d been very worried recently as I was asked to make a few cards for some friends, but I had seemed to have lost my crafting mojo. But then my copy of Cardmaking &
Papercraft dropped through my letter box and it was just the inspiration I needed. I used the embossing folder and stamps on both cards. I added a few other bits to finish them off too, including some Glossy Accents on the vase. Thank you so much, I’m just loving your magazine. I am lucky enough to get a subscription from my lovely son for my birthday each year. I am guilty of always looking to see what is coming in the next month’s issue and I am never disappointed! Sandy Flyn, via email
Sarah says: I love the two cards you’ve made using the free gifts. It’s a wonderful set and I’m glad it gave you back your crafting mojo!
My copy of Cardmaking &
Papercraft magazine arrived just as the snow came, so I was able to spend some time using the lovely free gifts to make this card. I have been a subscriber of Cardmaking
& Papercraft magazine for some time and I always find it is the best magazine out there. Not only is the magazine great for presentation, information and inspiration, but the free gifts are all good quality. They are always a fabulous addition to my craft stash. I always look forward to my monthly magazine arriving. Jenny Wright, Essex
Sarah says: Sometimes we really need an excuse to stay inside and dedicate a whole day to crafting and the recent Beast from the East was a fabulous reason to get the stamps, dies and inks out to play with. I can see that you thoroughly enjoyed a bit of time to pour over your magazine and make this stunning card. I love the embossed oval panel and die-cut butterfly, well done!
Snow, snow, go away!
I just wanted to say thank you for such stunning free gifts with the April issue (181). I love it! It is so pretty and fresh. With all the recent snow, spring has felt long overdue and it was a lovely break to read this bright and colourful issue. I loved the whole magazine as it is jam-packed with inspiration. Each issue is always so different from the next, with endless ideas for us savvy crafters to make. Here’s a simple card I made using the free gifts. My next goal is to try and make the button frame from the 10 ideas for new babies project. Thank you again for a fantastic issue and free gifts. Sharon Noble, via email
Sarah says: Spring has finally arrived and this stunning card is certainly brightening up the day! A beautiful make, Sharon.
Fun with 3D
I wouldn’t usually send my crafty makes to a magazine, but I’ve been addicted to Cardmaking &
Papercraft of late and I made this mini card album using the free gifts from issue 181, so I thought I’d send it in to show you. I’ve yet to use the stamps from the issue, but I so enjoyed using the free papers to create this album. Thank you again for a lovely issue. Jennifer Ann O’Grady, via email
Sarah says: It’s fabulous to see the free papers in the form of a 3D flower. I must say it is absolutely gorgeous. What an inspired idea, Jennifer.
Compliments all round
Thank you so much for the beautiful free gifts in April’s issue (181) of Cardmaking & Papercraft! I had to make this card as soon as I got my hands on it. As you can see it goes well with my wallpaper, so I should think I’ll be making lots of home décor projects with the gifts, as well as cards! Thank you again. Di Griffiths, via email
Sarah says: Thank you for sending this pretty card in, Di. I really love the colours you’ve used. The pastel pink really complements the gold elements. And, if the set matches your wallpaper, even better! I hope you find lots of home décor projects to get started on.
I was so inspired by the telescope cards in issue 180 that I decided to have a go at making one myself. I used octagon shaped dies for the bases and three different die-cut floral frames to decorate them with. The bases are held together with small flower brads, and a piece of ribbon attached to hang it up, too. I do hope you like my version of Sarah’s card. Kate Earle, via email
Sarah says: I’m so impressed with the card you’ve made, Kate. I love everything about it, from the floral die-cuts to the oh-so cute bunny, chick and baby goose image. It’s an ideal make for Easter and one that you should be very proud of. I’m sure Sarah Jackman Read would think the same!
Cold and stormy weather calls for lots of cardmaking in our book!
A perfectly pink card by Sharon
A first class floral design from Jen
Three-in-one: Kate’s wonderful Easter card Star letter wins £50 of Hunkydory goodies!
Di’s pretty pink design