July 2013 issue
The summer months are upon us and I am delighted!
The sunshine really does bring out the best in people and gives us all an energy boost which can have a positive effect on our crafting efforts!
We’ve been extremely busy here at Making Cards headquarters making plans and I am excited to tell you that we will be introducing a new columnist next month! Watch this space!
I really love the craft papers included in Making Cards this month. The first set, Up in the air, are presented in two colourways, pinks and blues and oranges and greens. These fun papers featuring hot air balloons have been transformed into some great cards, perfect for the summer, by regular contributor Kitty Frampton. The second set, Florals and flutters, contains beautifully illustrated hummingbirds and butterflies. The pink flowers teamed with the slightly nautical-like white and blue stripes work really well.
We are bringing you a wonderful selection of cards this month from our talented team of contributors. Emma Williams has created a beautiful card that opens to reveal a popout section designed to hold a gift card.
Elsewhere, Dee Paramour introduces us to Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to create fun shapes. Dee has used soap moulds and cookie cutters by why not see what else you can find to make interesting shapes. If you’re a fan of the recent blockbuster film, The Great Gatsby, make sure you turn to page 108 for three ‘great’ Gatsby inspired cards. For those of you who are computer savvy Digi decoupage, page 10, allows you to print out your own images and build them up for a really pretty result.
If you fancy sprucing up your craft room then turn to page 78 to see how to be in with a chance of winning a range of craft storage systems from Creations by Rod! One lucky winner will have the most organised craft room and be the envy of many! We’re also offering the chance to win the latest Digi Scrap Book from Sarah Hurley and decorative peel-off set from Helidot! Turn to page 25 to find out more.
Happy card making!