September Goody Bag makes
This month’s issue of Creativity magazine is brimming with over 30 tips and 30 projects to ensure the speediest Christmas cardmaking session ever! One of our top tricks for breezy crafting is docrafts very own secret weapon; the Goody Bag. Find £30 of festive treats for just £15, and get going with these two fabulous cards!
1. Cut a white card blank to measure 8¼ x 4½" and mat a 8 x 4" panel of white textured cardstock on top. Die cut a cluster of three snowflakes at the bottom of your panel, and an additional one in the top right-hand corner. Keep all your die-cut elements to one side.
2. Trim a ¼" strip of silver glitter paper and stick on the right-hand edge of the card blank. Mount your panel on top.
3. Die cut five snowflakes from co-ordinating colours and more silver glitter paper. Apply adhesive to the backs of four, using the Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen, and stick into the previously-cut snowflakes in the panel. Fill in the remaining space with the original white die-cut negatives.
4. Adhere the last snowflake on top of the cluster with 3D foam pads. Scatter the negative star die-cuts from your coloured snowflakes around the card to embellish. Add a sentiment with Modern Lustre thicker stickers to finish.
Love Santa card
1. Trim a white card blank to measure 5¼ x 5¼". Cut a square of white cardstock to the same size. Use a paper trimmer to cut strips of red cardstock in varying widths, and apply across the white square diagonally. Make sure to vary the widths of the paper and the gaps between to achieve a candy cane effect. Once the panel is dry, trim the strips so they’re flush with the edges.
2. Draw a 5" square on the back of the panel. Cut it out with a craft knife and metal ruler, to create a frame. It’s easiest to do this on the reverse. Mount your border onto your card front with 3D foam tape.
3. Pick a Love Santa paper and trim into a 4½" square. Use the Xcut Lower Case Script Alphabet Dies to cut a sentiment from Craft Planet Funky Foam and a co-ordinating cardstock, and adhere the letters together. Fix in the centre of your square.
4. Mount the panel to the centre of your card blank, using 3D foam tape to finish.
Project and how-to by Verity Biddlecombe.