The January 2020 issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft

The January issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft is out now, and is filled with fresh ideas for spring, lots of birthday and occasion cards and gorgeous cafe chic papers!

Cardmaking & Papercraft issue 204

The January issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft is on sale now!


This month we bring you thoughtful cards for pet-loving pals, beautiful watercolour florals and nifty trifold shutter cards. There’s also plenty of romantic inspiration for Valentine’s Day, plus quick and easy makes for birthdays, weddings and more. Plus, fabulous crafty giveaways with prizes worth £2,190 (UK entrants only, sorry!). Don’t miss it!

YOUR BONUS PAPERS: Cafe chic patterned papers

YOUR EXCLUSIVE GIFT: Pawfect Pals stamps, embossing and patterned papers set, which comes with adorable dog and cat characters that are bursting with character!

Make this adorable cat card with your cover gift!

Pawfect Pals cover gift card from issue 204 of Cardmaking & Papercraft

Shopping List:

  • Your Pawfect Pals cover gift
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Scalloped square die
  • White and kraft card
  • Black ink pad
  • Alcohol markers
  • Watercolour inks
  • Foam pads

Step 1

Cut a 13.5cm square of triangle-patterned paper, layer onto kraft card and attach to a 14.5cm square white base.

Step 2

Emboss two 13.5cm strips of kraft card with the paw prints embossing folder and attach one to the left-hand side of the base.

Step 3

Round the corners of a 9.5cm square of white card. Stamp the cat, ball of yarn and the sentiment with black ink. Colour the cat and yarn. Leave to dry.

Step 4

Add shadows around the cat and yarn with watercolour inks. Layer the panel onto a scalloped square of kraft card. Attach to the base with foam pads.

Step 5

Punch paw prints from the second embossed panel. Add to the base, as shown.


We’d love to see what you’ve been making with your gift, so be sure to share your cards on Facebook or Instagram!