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.
To get you into the crafting mood, we’ve got lots of World Craft Week card projects for you to try, including this adorable fox card created by Nicole Haupka! This is the fourth 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 cute card!
You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too.
You will need
- Free templates
- White, red and green card
- Orange, light-blue, peach and black ink
- Sentiment stamp
- Grass border die
- Adhesive pearls
- Sticky foam pads
- Die-cutting machine
How to make a fox card
1. Use the large heart template to cut an aperture into a 13x13cm piece of white card.
2. Die cut grassy borders from different shades of green card, layer them, then glue them to the reverse of the aperture, so they show at the bottom of the heart.
3. Speckle a 12.5×12.5cm piece of white card with light-blue ink and leave to dry.
4. Cut out all the fox templates onto white card. Colour the head, body and tail with orange ink. Colour the eyes, nose and mouth with black ink – or cut from black card. Colour the inner ears with peach ink – or cut from peach card.
5. Once all the elements are dry, layer and glue the fox’s body and tail sections onto the blue, speckled paper, making sure they can be seen through the heart aperture once it has been placed on top.
6. Layer and glue the fox’s face elements onto the head section, then attach sticky foam pads to the back of the head and leave to one side.
7. Glue the speckled paper onto a 13.5×13.5cm piece of red card, leaving a narrow border. Use sticky foam pads to attach the aperture panel over the speckled paper, then stick the fox’s head in place.
8. Use the small heart template to cut two hearts from red card, glue them underneath the aperture, place a stamped sentiment on top then add adhesive pearls around it. Attach the completed panel to the front of a 15x15cm, top-fold card base.
More papercraft ideas
- Use papers scraps to create a patchwork card for World Craft Week
- Make a sweet boat card for World Craft Week
- Create a flower bouquet card for World Craft Week
- Make a Twist and Pop card for World Craft Week
- Create a swing card for World Craft Week
- Make a slider card for World Craft Week
- Download autumnal fox-patterned free papers
- Use our free templates to make a fox-shaped gift box