Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more. I’ve been making more time for crafting and I love to try something new with each of the cover gifts.
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Issue 63 came with a really cool Mollie Makes Papercut Book. I love paper craft and I was so excited to see this. I enjoyed making the last paper gems kit from the last issue, there’s just something lovely about working with such an everyday item as paper to create something wonderful.
I’ve had a little bit of experience of cutting paper before. You may remember I attended the launch of the Handmade Fair and tried my hand at paper cutting with Poppy Chancellor and Kirstie Allsopp. I also went to a paper cutting workshop with my sister at the Handmade Fair last September.
My husband recently bought me my very own Swann-Morton scalpel and I have a self healing cutting mat which was all I needed to try the Mollie Makes Papercut Book. The book contains 21 designs to make cards, a banner, or frame.
I wasn’t feeling confident so started with the paper gems. First I tried using a metal ruler to make sure I had straight lines. This wasn’t very successful so I tried free hand, much better. Before I knew it I had 6 pretty paper gems. I’ve hung these up with some bakers twine and washi tape.
Then I tried the Creativity Takes Courage paper cut. I knew this would look great in a frame. This was a little trickier but really didn’t take too long to cut out.
I felt like I was whizzing through the designs and cut out the little bunny as well as the Shoot for the Stars design which I’m going to make into a card. I’ve just started on the floral garlands which have stumped me a little. There are few straight lines!
Thanks Mollie Makes for such a fab craft kit, it’s definitely my favourite so far.
Here are some of my previous makes:
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit