The Wish List

Cosy up this Christ­mas with heart­warm­ing prod­ucts that are brim­ming with tra­di­tional charm

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Check out these ex­cit­ing new prod­ucts to in­spire your Christ­mas craft­ing

Very merry

Echo Park has launched its Merry & Bright col­lec­tion and we’re ut­terly charmed! The range is burst­ing with fes­tive de­tails, from poin­set­tias and Christ­mas trees to pranc­ing rein­deer and jolly San­tas. You’ll adore the ephemera and chip­board ac­cents, which are per­fect for adding jovial sen­ti­ments and touches to your cards, gift tags and wrap­ping. There are also em­boss­ing fold­ers, sten­cils, dies and stamps, so you’ve got all you need to craft your very own merry Christ­mas! Echo Park Merry & Bright col­lec­tion, from £3.95, www.sev­en­hillscrafts.co.uk

Dash­ing through the snow

You can make a truly adorable fes­tive scene with the Merry Lit­tle Christ­mas die and stamp sets from Heart­felt Cre­ations. We love the sweet rein­deer and its jin­gle bell col­lar pulling the sleigh of presents, and you’ll have so much fun get­ting cre­ative with the stamps and com­ple­ment­ing dies to cre­ate your own La­p­land land­scape. Don’t for­get to add some Stick­les or Glam­our Dust to the branches to give your card a snowy fin­ish­ing touch. Heart­felt Cre­ations Merry Lit­tle Christ­mas stamp and die sets, from £12.95 , www.craft­worl­don­line.co.uk

Snow much fun!

Even if it’s not a white Christ­mas this year, you can still cre­ate your own snow­man with the Snow­man Car­di­nals rub­ber stamps and dies from Stam­p­en­dous. The eight-piece set comes with five stamps, in­clud­ing a thought­ful sen­ti­ment, and three dies. There are some gor­geous de­tails, such as the snow­man’s knit­ted cardi­gan, and we think these stamps and dies are sure to warm even the cold­est of hearts this sea­son! Stam­p­en­dous Snow­man Car­di­nals stamps and dies set, £14.99, www.bud­dly­crafts.com

All the trim­mings

Add a del­i­cate win­try flour­ish to your cards, gift tags and place set­tings this Novem­ber with the Win­ter Chirps stamp set from Penny Black. The ev­er­green wreath and singing robins are per­fect for any win­ter oc­ca­sion, such as a wed­ding, chris­ten­ing or an an­niver­sary. Why not use the wreath as a bor­der el­e­ment for a shaker card filled with die-cut snowflakes or snowy se­quins to cre­ate a win­ter won­der­land for the two lit­tle robins to live in? Penny Black Win­ter Chirps cling stamp, £12.99, www.craft­sulove.co.uk

Win­try won­ders

Die-cut­ting fans will de­light in the new The Joy of Christ­mas col­lec­tion of pa­pers and Moon­stone dies from Hunky­dory. The Win­ter Warm­ers and A Win­ter Won­der­land die sets are filled with el­e­ments to cre­ate divine street and in­te­rior scenes, while the Fes­tive Trim­mings and A Holly Jolly Christ­mas sets are per­fect for adding fes­tive bor­ders and frames to your makes. Die-cut the snowflakes from sil­ver glit­ter card to avoid any glit­tery snow­storms in your craft room! Hunky­dory The Joy of Christ­mas col­lec­tion, from £11.99, www.hunky­do­rycrafts.co.uk

Say it in style

If you’re look­ing to up­date your sen­ti­ment stash this win­ter, then we’ve found the per­fect range of script-ef­fect dies from Tonic Stu­dios. Each sen­ti­ment has been thought­fully de­signed with flour­ishes and other themed de­tails which are sure to make your greet­ing ex­tra-spe­cial. Use them to die-cut sen­ti­ments from card in dif­fer­ent colours and cre­ate dé­coupage el­e­ments to adorn greet­ing top­pers. Tonic Stu­dios Christ­mas­mSen­ti­ments die sets, £5.99 each, www.crafty­dev­ilspa­per­craft.co.uk

Peek-a-boo!

Add some fes­tive fun to your cards this Christ­mas with the Po­lar Peek-a-Boo Pals stamp and die sets from Avery Elle. There are six play­ful char­ac­ters to add to your de­signs, each with a pair of feet to ‘pop’ out of the scene plus hats to dec­o­rate the an­i­mals with. Use the stamps and dies to cre­ate an adorable step­per card for your char­ac­ters to peek over and sur­prise a spe­cial some­one, then sim­ply add one of the themed sen­ti­ments to fin­ish your fun-filled de­sign. Avery Elle Po­lar Peek-a-Boo Pals stamp and die sets, from £11.50, www.sev­en­hillscrafts.co.uk

Sea­sonal scenes

Make a state­ment this win­ter with Crafter’s Com­pan­ion’s stun­ning new die-and-stamp sets. Each stamp comes with ac­com­pa­ny­ing out­line dies for you to cut from the edges of your cards to add dra­matic de­tail. Whether you’re shap­ing the edge of your card or die-cut­ting your stamped image to cre­ate a sea­sonal top­per, the beau­ti­ful de­signs of­fer lots of ver­sa­til­ity for fes­tive makes, en­abling you to craft Christ­mas cards with a dif­fer­ence! Crafter’s Com­pan­ion Gem­ini die-and-stamp sets, £7.99 each, www.crafter­scom­pan­ion.co.uk

Beau­ti­ful birds

Is there any­thing more fes­tive than a jolly robin red­breast bob­bing in a snowy gar­den? Dove­craft’s Lit­tle Red Robin col­lec­tion is filled with adorable de­tails in a tra­di­tional colour scheme. The 12x12 pa­per pack in­cludes 12 vin­tage pa­per de­signs that com­ple­ment the tar­tan bows, ac­cor­dion stick­ers, felt holly leaves and cute robin top­pers. And if you turn to p78, you’ll find some ideas on how to use this sweet col­lec­tion. Dove­craft Lit­tle Red Robin col­lec­tion, from £1.49, www.crafty­dev­ilspa­per­craft.co.uk

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