We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new die cutting range, Intricut… Without further ado, we’ll let our papercraft buyer and expert, Lisa, tell you more!
I love the new range of dies and look forward to using more of the range
– Alice Jacques
All the dies I tested were very good quality, cut very well, almost seemed as though they had a non-stick finish!
– Elizabeth Murphy
Well-made dies, easy to remove from the die once cut, with a pokey tool. Lovely intricate designs. There are not too many fiddly bits, making it fairly easy to back the cut shape with a contrasting colour and to cut out easily. Most of the dies have parts that can be cut out and used separately on other cards with other dies.
– Sylvia Parsons
Meet the Papercraft Panel
Our design and testing panel is made up of a group of papercraft experts, both colleagues and customers. They help us to produce dies for you that you really want! Find out more about some of them, and how they’ve used the first collection of dies in their own projects!
I’m in the process of trying to turn my hobby into a small business and calling it CraftyFoxCrafts. I use manual cutting machines such as Todo, electric machines such as big blue and also computerized machines such as brother scan and cut and silhouette cameo and curio. Sizzix big shot was my very first machine. I love all sorts of paper crafting from card making to book folding to paper flowers. I also like other crafts such as knitting, crochet, quilting, photography and painting. I don’t think I have a style but if you think I have and you want to label it I’m fine with that. I just make things I think are nice. I love Scandinavian Christmas style things and I’m very influenced by this Christmas time. I got into crafting making things Christmas tine and the hobby has just grown to being thing throughout the year. I find it very relaxing and therapeutic.
I have been making things as long as I can remember. My Mother taught me to bake, knit and do embroidery, my Aunt how to use a sewing machine and dress make. Cross stitch was my first passion, and I still enjoy it when I have the time. Card making is a new hobby, but when I start about two years ago I quickly became hooked. I love using dies to make any type of card, they are so versatile and with a few embellishments give a professional look.
About me, well I won’t say how old I am but past retiring age, probably Hobbycraft’s oldest employee. I am a qualified librarian and worked many years in Newport and Gwent Libraries progressing up the ladder. When I decided to “retire” to look after my first granddaughter, a few days a week, I looked around for part time work and took a temporary job in Hobbycraft for thirteen weeks. More than 8 years later I am still there and I love it. I really do enjoy craft work and meeting and helping people. This jobs gives me plenty of job satisfaction doing both. When I started at Hobbycraft my main hobbies were cross stitch, knitting and dressmaking. One of the staff introduced me to card making and I bought a Grand Calibre die cutting machine and I was hooked. I now make cards and keepsakes for all occasions, for family and friends. I don’t have a particular style but I like cards that open unconventionally, rather than the basic card.
I started crafting at a young age with basic sewing, knitting and cross stitch but only discovered papercraft about 7 years ago. I love card making but also altering MDF projects and trying to make more complex papercraft creations such as mini albums. I love Graphic 45 products and try to follow as much as I can from their design team past and present via Pinterest. I am fortunate to have my own dedicated craft room in which I spend hours with my teenage daughter who also loves crafting.