Die Cutting

Sparkling Festive Frames cards!

Our Slot & Spin Festive Frames die set is one of my all-time favourite die sets! Its packed full of dies and mix 'n' match possibilities. When I prepared demos for our recent shows on The Craft Store, I couldn't believe that I hadn't previously FOLDED the snowflakes and baubles to make 3D Christmas shapes?! Now I love this die set even more because not only can you make beautiful spinning Christmas cards, but folding the pieces allows you to...

Sandra’s scrap-busting bookmarks!

Hello, I am Sandra and this is my first time posting on the Angela Poole blog! I made these sweet bookmarks by using the small doll head scarf from the Folksy Charm Dolls die set– it's a great scrap-buster! I was looking for ways of using up small sections of paper, especially the lovely patterns in the Folksy Charm 8in paper pack – I have a box full of leftover bits after die cutting!  I do hope you'll have a go;...

Zoe’s super stencil technique!

Hi everyone. I just love Angela's stencil designs, and have made this card using a clever embossing technique. Here's a short how-to so you can create a unique and striking 3D effect using your Folksy Charm collection! First, I created an 8 inch card base using one piece of A3 card. You could use two pieces of A4 card joined together if you prefer. I also cut a piece of coordinating card to 7.75 inches square to layer over the card...

Trisha’s sweet Dollface card!

Hello everyone! I hope you all love the Folksy Charm collection as much as I do...I had so much fun making the samples for the launch shows. I made this ‘Hello Dollface’ card using the new collection, and also used some of the Slot & Spin Vintage Frames dies. See below for steps on how to make this card!  First, I took a sheet of turquoise-shaded card from the Ocean Mist A4 Gradients card pack, and the largest doll die from...

Introducing our Folksy Charm Family!

Angela Poole's amazing new Folksy Charm collection is here! This gorgeous family of products contains a die set which allows you to make doll-shaped cards with layering elements! You'll also find a huge coordinating stamp set, three intricate hand-drawn stencils, an Ocean Mist card pack...plus our first ever 8x8in paper pack full of beautiful hand-painted patterns. What's more, you can use this collection with our Slot & Spin dies too! Click on the video above for a little sneaky peek... Take a closer look at our...

Easy kinetic Christmas cards!

Our Slot & Spin dies sets are certainly trending at the moment! We're feeling overwhelmed by such a positive response from crafters around the world - it means a lot to us that you love our products as much as we do! So what's all the fuss about?! Well, these clever die sets make it SO easy to make kinetic cards! You can mix 'n' match not only the outer and inner dies for multiple options for frames and solid spinning...

3D Christmas tree with SPINNING frames!

  If our 3D Christmas tree caught your eye during our recent festive launch on HOCHANDA, then you'll be pleased to hear that you can make it using our brand new products and what's more, you can download the template here for free! I used our stunning new Twinkling Mist card pack to make the tree base and spinning frames. If you print the template onto copy paper first, you'll be able to fit more than one of the small-medium templates...

NEW! Christmas collection launching 13th August 2020

August 2020 sees the launch of our fantastic new Christmas collection, which includes 17 dies, 52 stamps, three stunning stencils and a 24-sheet double-sided card pack! Check out the video above and scroll down to find out all the details about this fantastic new launch...see you on the 13th! Create amazing baubles and snowflakes that spin! The Slot & Spin Festive Frames die set contains 17 dies, including a BONUS large snowflake die! The set allows you to create amazing spinning...

Gift card with handmade earrings!

It's such a worrying time for everyone right now, and with the sound advice to stay at home and stay safe, I'm finding that crafting is a good distraction. It's the reason we want to continue posting and sharing crafting inspiration. We are all in this together! I've turned to making more handmade gifts this week for loved ones who are celebrating birthdays - and because, like many crafters, I have a stash of supplies and materials at home. ....

Topping texture pastes with glitter and embossing powders!

The Vintage Flourishes and Vintage Lace Doily stencils are our first ever stencils and we just can't stop crafting with them!! I'm going to show you a couple of techniques using texture pastes which have blown me away! It started off as an experiment and I stared at the end result in amazement and thought, yes I'm DEFINITELY trying that again! The incredible results seem to be a combination of the unusually thick mylar our stencils are made from (which gives...

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