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.
This month we are making...
In the frame
Turn ribbon strips into a bright and funky festive card!
This striking aperture card is really simple to make, yet it looks so sophisticated. Based on a classic holly leaf silhouette, this eye-catching design is created by layering up short lengths of ribbon and ricrac behind cut-out windows. This project is a great way of using up small snippets of ribbon that you have in your stash and is sure to be well received this Christmas.
You will need:
- Card: light green, dark green
- Ribbons: assorted green, red glitter
- Double-sided tape
- Craft knife
1. Trim green card, 11cm x 16cm and draw two holly leaves on the front. Cut out the shapes using a craft knife. Repeat with dark green card, making the leaves slightly smaller. Glue the two pieces together as shown, with the lighter green on top. Adhere to the centre panel of a two-fold aperture blank, then trim the edges.
2. Cut a range of green ribbons to 8cm lengths. Assemble them on the inside panel of the card, so they can be seen through the holly apertures when the card is closed. Adhere ribbons in place using double-sided tape. Glue the card panels together. Finally, cut three berries from red ribbon and glue under the holly leaves.
Take a look at previous projects...
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!
Christmas pudding napkin rings
Create these simple napkin rings to brighten your festive table.
Easy Celebration Card
Raid your craft stash to make this simple, yet impactful greeting card to suit any occasion!
Butterfly Celebration Card
Spread your card making wings and try out different techniques to make your projects really stand out!
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.
The project is easy to put together and combines papercraft with a little machine embroidery and simple hand sewing.
Twine flowers card
Make a pretty floral card using colourful paper and twine circles.
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.
Happiness Cross Stitch Sampler
Try out this lovely idea using a decorative frame and a little motivational cross-stitch.
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.
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.
Foil leaf card
Use this foiling technique to create a special greeting card.
Floral decorations, tag and card
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.
Stitched Nautical Sampler
Have a go at making a nautical themed sampler for your home.
Use up your fabric scraps to make this beautiful garden card.
Patchwork Pencil Case
Keep your pens and pencils together in this creative and colourful patchwork pencil case.
Have a go at making this colourful and cheery quilt to brighten up your home.
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.
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