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Back to School: Time To Get Get Organised!

Back to School: Time To Get Get Organised!

As the heat of the summer abates, and September finally makes an appearance, we begin to think about getting ourselves organised for the start of a new academic year. And whether you’re a student or not, we love how the end of summer heralds a […]

DIY Sea Shell Art: How to Transform Your Holiday Keepsakes

DIY Sea Shell Art: How to Transform Your Holiday Keepsakes

We all do it, don’t we? Whether you’re strolling along the beach with your dogs, building sandcastles with the kids, or soaking up some sun on your summer holiday… you always end up spying a pretty shell or two that you can’t resist picking up, […]

How to Make a Gift Box: The Perfect Size For The Perfect Gift!

How to Make a Gift Box: The Perfect Size For The Perfect Gift!

Giving personalised gifts is a fantastic way to show you care – but what if you knew how to make a gift box as well as a gorgeous gift to go inside, so you could truly wow friends and family on those special occasions? The lovely Sue Hardman shows you how, right here! This step-by-step project takes you through exactly how to cut, score and fold your cardstock, then assemble it to produce a beautifully decorated gift box with lid. Keen to give it a try? You could create more than one, and use them to store crafty essentials in too! Read Sue’s instructions below, and discover exactly how to make a gift box or two in no time at all…

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How To Make A Dutch Fold Card [With Free Template!]

How To Make A Dutch Fold Card [With Free Template!]

You can’t go wrong with a classic fold card, can you? But if you fancy trying something a little different (but certainly not too complicated!) then the Dutch fold card might be the perfect project for you! And to make it super-duper simple, the lovely […]

The Impossible Card Template – Discover The Secret Behind This ‘Impossible’ Design!

The Impossible Card Template – Discover The Secret Behind This ‘Impossible’ Design!

The ‘Impossible Card’ has been on everyone’s lips this summer… why? because despite how it looks, it’s actually not so impossible to make after all! Using the clever template provided here, you can discover the simple secret behind the impossible card, and make it time […]

Origami Home Decor: Create Your Own Geometric Wall Art Using Card!

Origami Home Decor: Create Your Own Geometric Wall Art Using Card!

At Create and Craft, our incredible Core Collection has been months in the making – and now that it’s here, we can’t wait to show you all the creative things you can do with it! We sent some out to our crafty contributor Charlie Mumford, and we just love this stunning origami home decor project she came up with! Want to know how to create a gorgeous piece of geometric wall art to add instant flair to your own home decor? Say no more! Check out Charlie’s step-by-step tutorial below, and discover exactly what you can do with Create and Craft’s fantastic Core Collection cardstock!

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Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Love going to the cinema… but hate shivering under their air con for the entirety of the film? Enter the cinema scarf! This super fun crochet scarf pattern will show you exactly how to create a bold and bodacious scarf to keep you super warm […]

Make A Handmade Scrapbook: The Perfect Way To Capture Your Memories!

Make A Handmade Scrapbook: The Perfect Way To Capture Your Memories!

At Create and Craft, our incredible Core Collection has been months in the making – and now that it’s here, we can’t wait to show you all the creative things you can do with it! When our crafty contributor Louise Dunbar received her Core Collection […]

How To Make a 3D Card [With Free Frame Fold Template!]

How To Make a 3D Card [With Free Frame Fold Template!]

This free-standing 3D card offers a contemporary twist on a traditional cardmaking design – your recipient will be more than a little impressed when they open up their card and it springs into action before their very eyes! Want to know exactly how to score and fold your card so you too can create a pretty frame fold card just like this one? Download the free template now, and check out Tracey’s step-by-step instructions below…

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How to Make a Trifold Shutter Card [with Free Template]

How to Make a Trifold Shutter Card [with Free Template]

With the sun shining and the temperature soaring, this summer has been all about fun-filled days out at the beach. Keep the beach-themed fun going when you’re back indoors, with Shabneez Khan-Muztar’s handmade Trifold Shutter Card project. Featuring beach huts, bunting, and rubber rings, this […]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

As much as we all love enjoying the latest 3D flick at the cinema, repeatedly having to fork out for a new set of oh-so-stylish 3D glasses can be frustrating – especially when you know you must have at least ten pairs at home already! […]

How To Make a Pop Up Card [With Free Diamond Fold Pop Up Template!]

How To Make a Pop Up Card [With Free Diamond Fold Pop Up Template!]

Want to create a card that stands to attention, and stands out from the crowd? This clever diamond fold card, created by the lovely Tracey Collett, ticks both those boxes, and some more! Featuring a clever diamond-fold design, it’s guaranteed to take centre-stage at craft fairs, and allows you plenty of scope to get creative with your papercrafting stash… not sure how it’s done? Don’t worry – you can download the free template here, and follow Tracey’s step-by-step instructions below, for instant cardmaking awesomeness!

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Mission Control to Crafters: The Perfect Space Card Project [+Free Pop-Up Z-Fold Card Template!]

Mission Control to Crafters: The Perfect Space Card Project [+Free Pop-Up Z-Fold Card Template!]

Want to take your crafting abilities to dizzying new heights? No problem! This fantastic cardmaking project may look out of this world – but it’s totally achievable thanks to the included Z-fold card template, which you can download here, for free! Check out the talented […]

Our Top 10 Craft Room Storage Ideas

Our Top 10 Craft Room Storage Ideas

Do you know what some of the greatest minds in history all had in common? A messy desk! Apparently the likes of Albert Einstein and Mark Twain worked at desks filled with clutter… and if you have anything in common with these fantastic thinkers, then […]

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge! If you’ve seen Maz’s previous crafty endeavors on the Create and Craft blog, you’ll already be well aware that the lovely Maz is a bit of a Podge pro, and knows exactly how to achieve a super smooth finish, combat lumpy Mod Podge, tackle stubborn post-Podge air bubbles, and lots more besides! Check out her expert advice below, and discover some exciting Mod Podge uses you’ve perhaps never tried before!

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