This issue we have a Country Village Cascading kit for you – featuring patterned papers, toppers, an embossing folder and even a template! The bonus digital sentiment stamps work perfectly with the kit’s theme and helps you craft for loved ones celebrat-ing new homes too!
As ever our Design Team are on hand to help inspire you and get your crafting right away.

First up we’ve got Nicky Gilburt over on page 8 who’s focussing on creating shaped cards and encouraging you to get creative with the set.

Whilst over on page 60, Jenn McKean is on hand to share her inventive ideas and techniques for using the pat-terned paper from the set.

Brand-new releases this issue come from Sheena Douglass through Crafter’s Companion (page 55), whilst we’ve got gorgeous floral products from Chloe’s Creative Cards over on page 22 and Birch Press Design on page 16.

This month’s masterclass sees Christine Smith testing out the brand-new Cloud 9 Interference inkpads from Lisa Horton – these inkpads add a stunning metallic shimmer to your projects (page 42).

We’re sure you’re all familiar with the amazing Pete Hughes from Sizzix – we were thrilled to get a long overdue catch up planned in with him, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading the latest from him – so turn to page 70 to read all about what he’s been up to recently.


We’ve of course also got our monthly sketch challenge inspiration and template to share (page 68), we’ve also got technique-filled designs showcasing trapped colour emboss resist on page 74.

With all of this, plus the usual competitions, news, shopping and giveaways, I think I’ll leave you to it. Happy cardmaking!




Before you go see how Ashley Thompson creates her origami bells for her project on page 78.

Note to reader: the digital copy will always be available the day before onsale