Stretch your stash for festive makes

27th August 2018

Each year we get the urge to start crafting for Christmas at a moments notice, which means we haven’t had time to buy our seasonal stash. But don’t panic – you don’t always need Christmas-specific products to get you started. Jo Kill is on hand in issue 181 to help – she’s used a collection of basic dies to whip up a set of fun Christmas makes, and we’ve fallen in love with them. She used her circle dies to create Christmas pudding and snowmen, or bunting dies for Christmas trees, and even a clever angel from circles, scalloped circles and bunting dies. She was so inspired she even whipped up this little log cabin-inspired extra make exclusively for the website – it totally makes us dream of warm and cosy nights snuggled up by log fires surrounded by the Christmas decorations.

Joy, peace, love

You will need
white, pink & green cardstock
Crate Paper Falalala digi papers & sentiment
grey enamel dot
red Papermania glitter dots
Xcut corner-rounder punch
small heart punch
computer & Printer
manual die-cutting machine
Xcut Woodgrain embossing folder
Creative Dies Creative Dies Plus Stitched & Pierced Scalloped Square & Scalloped Circles die set

Simply make
1 Crease-fold white cardstock to create a card blank and cut off the two top corners. Cover the front of the card with woodgrain paper and trim overhanging edges.
2 Emboss a panel of white cardstock, round the corners and secure to the card front to create a door.
3 Die-cut white cardstock using the scalloped squares dies, trim into the die-cut and adhere to the ‘roof’ and along the bottom edge of the card front.
4 Add a printed sentiment strip across the card front, trimming to size. Die-cut a wreath from green cardstock and embellish with red dots.
5 Affix small punched hearts above the door and an enamel dot onto the door to finish.

What’s more, we teamed up with CraftStash to offer you a 10% discount on a collection of the Creative Dies, and Creative Dies Plus products used in the feature. Check out the full feature in the magazine, find the products you wish to buy, visit, add the items to the checkout and enter voucher code SCP18110 at the checkout

Don’t forget to order your copy of issue 181 now if you haven’t already – visit



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