April is here (where is this year going?!) and to start the month off right we’ve put together a super cute pack of papers that you can download and print completely for free!
Bursting with adorable illustrations of umbrellas, rainbows, clouds, and lightening, you can have so much fun mixing and matching these designs in your crafting to create some really unique projects. We’ve also included a handy sheet full of sentiment toppers for you to add a finishing touch to your projects.
Today, Maxine is going to be showing you how to create some cute crafts with these papers, including a rainy day jar, card and a cute wall art design. Read on to see more!
Download your free papers here
Rainy Day Jar
It’s the weekend and it’s been raining all day – you’re just not sure what to do. That’s where our rainy day jar comes in! Full of wooden tokens featuring creative rainy day activities, this is the perfect way to keep busy when the weather isn’t on your side. This jar is also great for keeping little ones occupied when playing outside isn’t an option - you can tailor the activities to suit specific interests!
You will Need:
Your Free Papers
First Edition Nesting Die Set
Dovecraft A4 Kraft Card, Alphabet Stamp Set
Clean, Empty Jar
How to Make:
1.Cut two 6cm wide strips from one of your free paper designs.
2. Adhere to the jar and remove any extra, overlapping paper for a smooth, neat finish.
3. Adhere one of the papers to a piece of kraft cardstock and die cut with the second-largest scalloped die. Adhere to the front of the jar.
4. Die cut one of the smaller circles from kraft card and stamp the words ‘Rainy Day Ideas’ onto it using the super handy Dovecraft alphabet stamps.
5. Adhere this to the larger circle.
6. Cut out the heart toper and one of the clouds from your free papers and adhere these to the sides of the jar for extra decoration.
7. Take your lollipop sticks and using a pen or felt tip, write ideas for rainy day activities on them. Place them in the jar, and pick a lolly stick whenever it’s raining outside and you’re bored! Some activities we put in our jar include: read a book, watch your favourite movie, build a den, make something with buttons, bake cookies – and much, much more!
Maxine also created a super cute plaque using the adorable papers as a backdrop for a cute button rainbow design. Mounted in a frame and with a quote added using Simply Creative alphabet stickers, this can be displayed with pride in any room of your home.
Why not create a card with the free papers? The complementary designs are ideal for mat and layering, and you can use the adorable selection of sentiment toppers to add a finishing touch!
What will you be making with our Free April Papers? We would love to see what you create, so don’t forget to upload your makes to the Inspiration area and to #Trimcraft when uploading to social media!