Dear Sarah

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Spring in­spi­ra­tion

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!

Cosy crafts

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.

Easter wishes

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

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