A few weeks ago I saw an advert for Mollie Makes Creativity bookazine. I have a few of the MM bookazines and overall they are pretty good value, although I do find they recycle some of their features from the monthly issues.
The last few months have been all about exploring paper craft and paper cutting. I am so happy to have discovered papercutting and the best thing is – it hardly takes up any room! Over the years I have explored sewing, embroidery, patchwork and quilting and I have a *lot* of supplies. Papercutting requires a cutting mat and scalpel and that’s it. I have invested in a folder to keep my paper cuts flat, and I’ve also gifted a lot of them, it seems a real shame to cut paper and not let people see them. So let’s just say I was excited about Mollie Makes Creativity as it promised to be full of practical projects.
Mollie Makes Creativity: 127 inspiring ideas for papercraft
I finally got my hands on a copy after ordering online. It took ages to arrive so next time I’m just going to track it down in a shop. The free pencils were the same as the one which came with Mollie Makes Colouring last year. The bookazine was divided into sections: lettering, origami, papercutting, journaling and paper party.
First of all I turned to the papercutting section and took all the templates out. There was an introduction to papercutting an interview with Rob Ryan (from a previous issue of Mollie Makes), and instructions for the templates. There was a good mix including a woven piece of wall art, sweet wreath card, zesty lemon card, pretty floral mandala, fabulous message banner and a constellation design card.
I made the floral mandala first, I loved the fact it was a layered papercut – my first! This was pretty quick and easy to do and I’ve already sent it to my mum.
I also cut the tiny wreaths and had my first papercutting accident when I accidentally pulled one of the petals off! I used magic tape to put it back together again.
The projects are all pretty straightforward and I found them easy to make and put together. The papercutting section was obviously my favourite but I’ve read through the others too, even buying myself a brush pen so I can try the lettering templates.