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Crafts Beautiful magazine projects

Every month we'll be giving you a brand new project from the 'Your WI Highlights' pages of Crafts Beautiful magazine.

You'll also find more fantastic projects, blogs and craft news from Crafts Beautiful at www.crafts-beautiful.com.

This month we are making...

Sunshine on a rainy day card

Celebrate the fresh weather of spring with Ruth Hamilton’s embossed card...

Sunshine on a rainy day card

You will need:

  • Quilling strips, pink, green, cream
  • Quilling tool
  • Papers, patterned: pink, aqua
  • Gems, adhesive
  • Bakers twine, peach
  • Punch, daisy border
  • Stamps, Mother’s Day sentiment
  • Ink-pad, red
  • Card, white, brown, assorted sizes

To make:

1. Matt backing paper, 11.75cm x 16.75cm, onto brown card and attach to a blank. Emboss a sunray folder onto white card, 8.5cm x 11.5cm, then matt onto brown and attach.  Download and print the Rainbow Time umbrella and boots templates at crafts-beautiful.com/free-templates/crafts-beautiful-may-2013-issue-253-template-pack.

2. Colour the handle with a cocoa ProMarker. Glue to the right of the background paper at an angle, with a little overlapping. Attach the boots to the bottom-left. Print, cut out and matt a greeting onto brown card.

3. Attach to the top-left and bottom-right, overlapping onto the patterned paper. Attach two large punched daisies and nine mini flowers to the boots, umbrella and greetings, adding dots to the centre of each.

Take a look at previous projects...

Pop-up bouquet card


Create Tracey Daykin-Jones' bright and beautiful kinetic card for someone special.
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Spinning around


Use Tracey Daykin-Jones’ guide to create cards with colour-popping embossed spirals.
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Best wishes card


Be inspired by nature with Moira Butler’s feminine stamped and embossed design.
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Star card


Combine vibrant purples and rich shades of turquoise with a hint of silver for a really striking alternative to the traditional red and green combo. Embellish with fabrics, sequins and glitter card to make sure it really sparkles under those fairy lights!
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Christmas pudding napkin rings


Create these simple napkin rings to brighten your festive table.
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Easy Celebration Card


Raid your craft stash to make this simple, yet impactful greeting card to suit any occasion!
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Butterfly Celebration Card

Spread your card making wings and try out different techniques to make your projects really stand out!
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Patchwork Hoop Art


Hoop art is all the rage at the moment, team it with patchwork and that hits the spot in the style stakes.
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Strawberry tag


The project is easy to put together and combines papercraft with a little machine embroidery and simple hand sewing.
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Twine flowers card

Twine flowers card
Make a pretty floral card using colourful paper and twine circles. 
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Co-ordinated greetings card

Co-ordinated greetings card
It's easy to make lovely co-ordinated cards using themed paper collections. Have a go with papers from your craft stash.
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Happiness Cross Stitch Sampler

Happiness Cross Stitch Sampler
Try out this lovely idea using a decorative frame and a little motivational cross-stitch.
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Celebration card

Crafts Beautiful Jan 18 project
Deliver a card with wow factor to celebrate a special occasion. You can personalise them too with patterned papers and stickers of their favourite things and hobbies.
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Felt Bird Decorations

Felt bird decorations

Have a go at making these sweet little bird decorations. You could even change the colours of the felt to make robin decorations for Christmas.
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Foil leaf card

CB - Foil Leaf Card
Use this foiling technique to create a special greeting card.
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Floral decorations, tag and card

CB Flower garland

CB - Flower card1
These colourful floral decorations will brighten up your home. Once you've mastered the technique, you can also make a beautiful card and gift tag set.
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Stitched Nautical Sampler

Nautical Sampler 2
Have a go at making a nautical themed sampler for your home.
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Garden Card

Garden Card
Use up your fabric scraps to make this beautiful garden card. 
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Patchwork Pencil Case

Pencil case
Keep your pens and pencils together in this creative and colourful patchwork pencil case. 
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Patchwork Quilt

quilt
Have a go at making this colourful and cheery quilt to brighten up your home.
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These are just a taster of the fantastic makes and projects available on the Crafts Beautiful website and in the Craft Area of My WI.