Exclusive ideas from craft expert Christina Griffiths

7th June 2018

Not only did we team up with Card Making Magic expert Christina Griffiths to bring you our biggest gift ever with issue 178, but she’s also shared her crafty musings with us in the ‘Craft with Christina’ diary feature inside the magazine. Here we share two bonus makes showcasing the Masculine Additions die set from her collection…

You’re a star

You will need

white & maroon cardstock




glitter pen

manual die-cutting machine

Card Making Magic Quatrefoil embossing folder

Card Making Magic Masculine Additions die set


Simply make

1 Create a tent-fold card blank and cut two panels of white cardstock to measure slightly smaller.

2 Cut the star cluster from the centre of one of the panels, keeping both the negative and positive cutouts, and emboss the aperture panel. Cut the star cluster three more times and stack together.

3 Ink the second white panel from Step 1 using rainbow colours of inkpads, then layer the aperture panel of top, adding the stacked die-cuts as shown.

4 Die-cut ‘You’re a Star’ from maroon cardstock three times and stack together before affixing to a vellum strip. Wrap the vellum strip around the stacked panel, adhering onto the reverse.

5 Embellish with sequins to co-ordinate with the coloured panel and layer all the main panel on to the card front to finish.


Top tip

Stacking the die cuts together makes them stronger


Just for you

You will need

Card Making Magic Masculine Additions die set

white & teal cardstock

Candied Apple & Mermaid Lagoon Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

clear embossing powder

silver card

manual die-cutting machine

Card Making Magic Nesting Pennants die set

Card Making Magic Basket Weave embossing folder from


Simply make

1 Create a 5×7” tent-fold card blank from white cardstock and cover with a slightly smaller panel of turquoise cardstock.

2 Emboss a panel of white cardstock using the Basket Weave folder and ink lightly to add definition.

3 Cut two pennants, a large one from turquoise cardstock and a smaller one from white cardstock.

4 Stamp ‘Just For You’ in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and heat-emboss onto the white pennant, layering the panels together using 3D foam pads before adhering to the embossed panel.

5 Stamp ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ onto white cardstock and trim into a banner. Stamp ‘NO 1’ in onto white cardstock and adhere to a burgundy rosette die-cut.

6 Stamp ‘DAD’ onto white cardstock using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, cut using the ticket die from the Masculine Additions die and layer onto the card along with a silver mirror card trophy to finish.


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