Chock full with new and creative, crafty projects in every issue, this is the ultimate source of inspiration for papercraft and stamping enthusiasts everywhere. If you love crafty ideas that you can make and do with paper, or you know someone who else who loves it, then Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft is the only magazine you need for all your inspiration. From gift tags, gift-wrapping and card designs to ornaments and table setting, you’ll find a fabulous mix of practical projects to try in every issue, complete with easy-to-use patterns and templates. Experiment with different textures, embellishments, colours and techniques, check out new and interesting crafty products, find out the hot spots for shopping and discover clever budgets tips for all your project work. Editorial profiles with local community artists and papercraft experts will add to your experience.
Tweet Friends • These beautiful cards are delicately framed with die-cuts and accented with handmade embellishments.
Chalkboard Technique • Grab some black cardstock and white ink and embossing powder to create a quick, cool chalkboard effect suitable for all ages …
Speech Bubbles • Speech bubbles are great design elements and will give your cards a sense of character and interest. Check out these fresh, trendy examples …
Serene Silhouettes • Follow these step-by-step photographs to create beautiful, subtle scenes …
Cardmaking on a Budget • Make these pretty cards on a small budget by using pre-printed file tabs and fashioning sentiments out of a mixture of chipboard words and alphabet stickers!
Stampers’ Challenge • These My Favorite Things butterfly stamps are the perfect combination of bold and delicate – and we just love the pretty font that accompanies them. Here are eight beautiful ways to use them …
20 Questions • This month we pose our 20 Questions to Leanne McDonald who creates pretty projects like these with papers and embellishments.
Globetrotting • These subtle grey and blue cards are given a pop of colour with yellow, red and green accents.
Feather Blending • This simple flicking technique blends two separate colours to create a new shade in the middle.
Die-cut Inlays • Give your die collection a workout with the inlay technique – it involves making several passes through the die-cutting machine and gives a flat finish, perfect for sending through the mail. There’s a range of ways to achieve it – so we’ve complied seven super cool examples to try.
MATERIALS FOR ALL CARDS
10 Quick Cards • A project like this is a great excuse to play around with your favourite patterned papers and washi tapes. Work in a production line so you can mix-and-match as you go to find the most pleasing combinations. These are achievable even if you only have a few hours to spare.
Stamping Backgrounds • There’s an art to stamping the perfect background; it should look nicely placed, without feeling squashed or contrived. Here are our expert tips for pulling it off …
Designing with sketches • We just love the variety of cards this sketch inspired! The vintage, cute and pretty styles all look equally fabulous.