simply cards and papercraft issue 185

Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 185

22nd November 2018

Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 185

Simply Cards & Papercraft 185 is on sale on Thursday 29th November and comes with a fabulous Nordic Winter 6×6” embossing folder & 17-piece stamp set.  Editor becky and designer Janette take a closer look at this issue.

We can’t wait to see what you make with this stunning set, everyone at Simply cards & Papercraft HQ has fallen in love with this Polar Bear wearing a festive jumper!

You can buy a copy in shops from Thursday 29th November or online at

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nordic stamp set

Claire showcases just how versatile this fantastic Nordic Winter set is, not just cards for Christmas but winter birthdays and occasions. Find step-by-step instructions to make all of the cards and projects shown in this issue.

nordic stamp set

Janette Lane has a great new video tutorial using this month’s gorgeous cover gift! Click here to watch the video.

gatefold card tutorial christmas jumper card

What else can you find inside this project-packed issue?

139 must-try tips for all-occasion projects – lots of inspiration and new cardmaking techniques to try!

stretch your stash

Use up your festive leftovers for birthday makes – designer Jo Kill has step by step instructions to make a gorgeous selection of cards and inspire you to take a look through your own stash of festive papers.

New year decor ideas copper

Kick-start 2019 in style with New Year décor ideas – we just love these sprayed bottles – what a great idea for centrepiece! The designs have been created by the fabulous Helen Griffin, with 6 projects to inspire you, a banner, invitation, favour box, cupcake topper and a fun drinking game idea! 

framed stamping tecnique

Follow our guide to the framed-stamping technique, with projects to inspire you from designer Claire Rhodes-Brandon!

Alcohol Ink-lift technique cardmaking idea

Mastering Alcohol Lift – make your own inky creations with ease. Ingrid Vichova has a full masterclass showing you exactly how to create stunning backgrounds like this using Alcohol lift ink!

All that and so much more!

Too-many-handbangs sentiment

Product launches – like the new on-trend collections from Craftwork Cards! We love the fun sentiments in this new range. Jo Street has worked her magic creating 5 fabulous projects to inspire you, all with step-by-step instructions.

christmas card cut out star design

Brand-new releases – we are thrilled with these elegant festive makes from Tattered Lace, their talented design team have some gorgeous projects for you to try.

AND of course we have the usual dose of expert advice, in this issue we talk to Paula Pascaul!

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7 Replies to “Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 185”

  • What has happened to my subscription copy – said available from Nov 22nd -now 23rd and no copy received. This is the 3rd Practical Publishing Subscription I have had problems with delayed copies this month!!

    • Hi Angela – we expect subscription copies to arrive any day now – the new issue is in shops on November 29th and subscription copies will usually arrive a few days earlier. Any problems, please contact

  • I dont think its honest, i ordered one year of this magazine (112 euros and i wanted to have a free gift, and i was applying to them but it only happens in the UK, not in Europe. I could not have the cutting thing etc. Than I wanted to have older issues, noooooooooo, i had to pay for that. Why must i pay for something that the UK can get and im not! I pay shipping fears, dont I?? Im really upset.

    • Hi Thea. All our magazines are available internationally from – unfortunately it is not possible for us to run our subscription gift offers outside the UK due to costs and complications with delivery. We do offer international subscriptions with discounts on the cover price. All our subscriptions start from the next available issue – back issues can be purchased separately from

  • Hi – competitions run for approximately 6 weeks from the date they go on sale in the UK. All competitions are now published on the website and we send newsletters with links when they go live, we’ve done this to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of entering the competitions. Please make sure you are subscribed to our newsletters, you can sign up when you log in to the website.

  • Would like the old magazine, driving home for Christmas.

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