Magic of Christmas in a papercraft kit

Winter Blooms handmade card

Winter Blooms handmade card

If you could capture the magic of Christmas in paper form, this would be it! And I have definitely been in the festive mood when crafting with this extensive collection from Dovecraft ahead of the launch on Create & Craft TV this Monday

I can’t wait to show off ‘The Magic of Christmas’  in all it’s glory. There will be two kits available, both containing papers with wonderful imagery designed by designer, artist and photographer Linda Wood.

The first kit will also contian self-adhesive gems, wooden frames, mini tartan bows, acordion stickers, twine and a set of six clear photopolymer stamps.

Heat embossed stars handmade christmas card

Heat embossed stars handmade christmas card

I love it when a papercraft kit contains stamps as these will last for years to come, long after all of the papers and embellishments have been used up.

Here’s a card I made using stamps and heat embossing powders. I stamped the star ten times in various colours and added the powders for added texture and gloss. I fusy cut them out and added them in a tree shape on top of the papers from the kit. I finished it off with a NOEL die cut (available in the second kit – see below).

The other great thing about the stamps is that they don’t have to be used as part of the kit or stamped in the same colour palette. Sentiments are especially useful for using with other kits.

I also made some decorations using the Magic of Christmas papers inclding these acordion pinwheels and 3D trees. The pinwheels would look great hanging from a tree don’t you think?

Front diagonal fold pocket handmade christmas card

Front diagonal fold pocket handmade christmas card

I tried a diagonal front fold pocket card for the first time too. It works well with the papers and embellishments, especially with these wooden snowflake shapes! I undid one of the tartan mini bows to use in the tag and stamped and heat embossed a snowflake onto kraft card. I think kraft works really well with the classic red, green and gold colour palette in this collection. I finished the frame off with a bow to tie in with the embellishment on the tag.

Handmade Christmas card with Stag die cut

The second kit available on the show will consist of two paper sizes and a set of seven steel dies. My favourite is this beautiful stag. I think they’re majestic creatures and can make a handmade card look sophisticated and elegant. Stags have been featured on festive designs for some time now and I think they’re here to stay!  However, the real thing is not an animal to be underestimated; a deer wrote off my mum’s car this week!!!

There will be more Magic of Christmas samples available to see on the Create & Craft TV set on Monday so tune in at 9am and 2pm to see them all.

Dovecraft Christmas decoupage paper pads

Dovecraft Christmas decoupage paper pads

But that’s not all. The show will also feature Dovecraft Decoupage Glitter paper pads.

Adorned with the cutest creatures celebrating the festive season, there will be four different pads. Each paper pad includes two different decoupage designs, both with glitter effects, two designs of glitter background papers, two backing papers, one plain and one diagonal pinstripes and two different double sided background papers, one with snowflakes and one with polka dots. And in each pad you get all of that twice! 16 pages of Chrstmas crafty goodness!

There are sentiments and extra elements too, everything you need to make the most gorgous Christmas cards, adorn your gifts or for decorating the tree! I look forward to showing you these pads during the demos on Monday. Join me at 9am and 2pm if you can.

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6 thoughts on “Magic of Christmas in a papercraft kit

  1. Isn't She Crafty says:

    Hope your mum’s OK after the run in with the deer.

    Lovely papers, really nice traditional feel. They should be played with whilst drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine, and eating mince pies.
    I’m intrigued how you made the pocket front diamond card

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