Make a sweet boat card for World Craft Week

World Craft Week 2018 runs from 16th to 22nd April and there are lots of ways you can get involved!

This year, World Craft Week is supporting Bliss, a charity for babies born premature or sick. Visit www.worldcraftweek.com to find out more and get a FREE digi magazine packed with loads of craft projects for you to try, as well as details of how you can help raise money for Bliss through crafting!

Whether you want to host a Craft4Bliss coffee morning, donate via JustGiving or simply have fun creating some new cards, join in with all the crafting fun throughout the week!

You can also download more special crafty projects and patterns for just £3 each – the money raised will be donated to Bliss, to help this important cause.


Scrap-busting projects

To get you into the crafting mood, we’ve got lots of World Craft Week card projects for you to try, including this cute little boat card created by Marianne Fisher! This is the first of our scrap-busting projects, which have been designed so you can easily make them with bits and bobs already in your stash, plus our free templates. These quick and easy ideas will be ideal if you’re planning to host a crafting event with friends and family – whether they’re new to crafting or not! – to help raise money for Bliss.

Follow our step-by-step guide to start creating this beautiful boat card!

Look out for more exciting World Craft Week projects coming soon on our website! You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too.

We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtags #WorldCraftWeek and #Craft4Bliss!


You will need

  • Free templates
  • White, red and blue card
  • Paper scraps
  • White ric rac
  • Stamped or printed sentiment

How to make a sailboat card

1. Cut and fold white card to form a 14.8×14.8cm card blank. Cut blue card to 14.2cm and attach to the centre of the card blank.

2. Using the free templates, cut the boat’s hull and sails from scrap papers. Cut ten small, triangular flags from scrap papers.

3. Attach the hull to the card front. Cut a strip of cream card to 8.5cm high for the mast, then attach the mast and sails.

4. Add one of the flags to the right-hand side of the top of the mast, then arrange the other flags as bunting either side of the boat.

5. Attach three strips of white ric ran over the hull of the boat, to give the effect of waves. Stamp or print a sentiment, layer onto red card and attach.

Top tip! Use scallop-edged scissors with scrap paper instead of rice rac, to form the waves.


More papercraft ideas

Love this little boat design? Take a look at more great projects!