Seasoned papercrafters are well aware that when it comes to creating intricately cut shaped toppers, tags, cards and other embellishments, the opportunities are almost limitless, thanks to die cutting machines and accessories. But what if we told you we had a die cutting machine that […]
Jennifer McGuire Shares Her Top Tips For Achieving Incredible Results With Your Memory Box Layering Dies
Brand new from Memory Box comes an incredible collection of layering dies! This exciting new concept allows you to layer up the dies to create stunning patterns and intricate designs with ease – and the very talented Jennifer McGuire has been sharing exactly how she […]
If you’re new to the world of papercrafting, you’ve probably heard seasoned papercrafters waxing lyrical about die-cutting… and wondered what on earth they could possibly be talking about! To put it simply, when we talk about die-cutting, we refer to the art of cutting out intricate shapes in one fell swoop, with the use of metal cutting shapes called dies… think cookie cutters for paper! But that’s not all – because dies eradicate the need for scissors when it comes to creating cut paper shapes, the opportunities to produce stunningly intricate designs are almost limitless! Read on to discover exactly how to use dies to create show-stopping papercrafts, what die-cutting machines are and how to use them, and what you’ll need to get started.
Create and Craft are very excited to announce a whole new concept in die-cutting, following the incredible success of our brand new Disney E-Dies! These fantastic E-Dies feature intricately thought out designs delivered layer by layer, enabling you to complete stunning paper piecing projects with […]
Last year, we launched Heffy Doodle on Create & Craft – and it’s been a big hit with papercrafters! Since you all adore crafting with the lovely Lesley Oman’s quirky doodles, and smile-inducing sentiments, we thought it was about time we shared another inspiration-filled post, […]
Mums work hard 365 days a year – so it only seems right that on the one day of the year we dedicate to them, we should really push the boat out! And Sara Naumann has the perfect project to help you do just that. This stunning Couture Mother’s Day card is packed with die-cut dimension that’ll impress her far more than any off-the-shelf card you could pick up! Even better? This upscale design is fun and easy to make, too! Check out Sara’s step-by-step project along with her crafty top tips for achieving the perfect finish, below.
Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter… crafting can be such a seasonal affair, that sometimes our projects barely last a week before they’re out-of-date. Well… not this time! Helen Kirkham’s fantastic easel calendar will not only last the whole year through – but it’ll stay […]
The elegance and asymmetry of nature has inspired us in a big way this winter. It’s visible in home decor trends that have embraced woven lampshades, jute rugs, houseplants, and natural wood… and it’s trickled into the crafting industry too.
When I first received the Screen Sensation Kit I was filled with ideas about creating my own fabric bags… but as soon as I laid eyes on the screens, I realised just how many creative possibilities lay before me. Because the screens can be used like stencils, they make adding designs to a wealth of crafts so easy – including card!
Our lives are wonderfully punctuated by special events! Whether they are our own, or those of our friends and family, a handmade card can be a lovely way to mark those celebrations, and show how much we care. This bold and beautiful card from Carley […]
It’s no trick: this little Halloween goody bag is a treat to make! And if you’re thinking beyond Halloween, this same design is also easy to adapt to other occasions. Simply swap the message on the front and the colour scheme and you have a […]
Want to make a one-of-a-kind invitation or greeting for a special occasion? This card design is fast and fabulous — the beautiful Couture dies and speciality satin cardstock make for a unique design that’s quick and easy. The By Invitation Only Collection is one of my personal favourites and one I always recommend to people who are 1) new to die-cutting and want a good “starter” collection, and 2) people who love die-cutting and want an assortment they’ll use on just about every card. Why? Because the collection includes must-have elements from labels to sentiments, all designed to be used singly or together for maximum design options.
Love to make — and give — interactive cards? Here’s an easy and elegant design, featuring a zipper-like reveal in the centre of the card front. The recipient simply pulls the perforated tab to reveal the sentiment inside. The best part? It’s surprisingly easy to […]