Monday, 27 June 2022

Showers of Love


Good Morning All, 

If your in the UK this morning, you will be able appreciate this card this morning.  For those who aren't let me tell you, it is torrential rain, and its so dark that it looks like evening time. So, showers of love seemed so apt for today's card.



What you will need:-
6" x 6" card blank
5 3/4" x 5 3/4" yellow card stock
5 1/2" x 51/2" yellow and white striped designer paper (from stash)
Santoro - Stamp "Puddle of Love"
Decotime - Aqua Markers
White Card stock Cut to size.

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Friday, 10 June 2022

Origami Shadow Box Fold Card Tutorial


Hi, I hope you are all well. I was looking for an unusual card to do for my turn at card class.  I came across this card.  Its another very simple and easy to make card, but i think it looks very effective.



1        Cut the paper to the following sizes:

Plain Lilac Paper – 5 ½” x 5 ½”         

Single Side Spotty Paper – 5 ¼” x 5 ¼ “

Single sided Flower Pattern – 5” x 5”

Double sided Flower Paper – 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”

2         Mat and layer the papers, 1st Plain, 2nd Spotty and 3rd Floral single sided.

3         Using the double-sided piece – (floral side up), mark the centre of the paper.

4         Fold the corner points to touch the centre point, so there should only be the spotty paper seen. 

5         Once all the corners have been folded in, fold back each point to the edge of the outer fold.

6         Adhere the sentiment.

7         Adhere the frame onto the card

8         Colour and decoupage the flower and adhere on to the frame.

 

Hope you like the card


Dawn


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Saturday, 4 June 2022

Feathered With Sympathy Card


I very rarely get to make sympathy cards, but when I saw this feather stamp, which came free with the latest edition of simply card and papercraft, I knew I had to make one.




It's one of those cards that are very simple to make, but very effective.

I used:

Black card
Gold card
Fabulous Feathers Stamps (simply papercraft and card making freebie)
Double sided sticky tape
3d foam tape
Gold heat embossing power
Embossing ink pad
Heat gun

First I cut a 5x7" card base from the black card, then cut a piece of gold cardstock that measured 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" and adhered itfor a mat.

I cut a piece of black card 4 x 6# and stamped the feather design, I made sure that the feather went in different directions and some over hung the page, it gives a fluttering effect, heat seat the embossing powder. Adhere that to the gold card.



I then stamped a piece of black card with the sentiment With Sympathy and heat embossed it, mounted onto a piece of gold card and attached to the card.


Voila, simple easy and very striking 

Thank you for stopping by xx


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Thursday, 2 June 2022

Cardmaking Templates

Cardmaking Templates

Creating a particular cardmaking template can help you to make some really stunning cards plus it will serve as a reminder for you when you need to make it again.

Not only do templates help you to see the required measurements but it allows you to build up your confidence as you make them.

They don't need to be fancy and you don't need to be able to draw either (phew, because I am really really bad at drawing).  So give it a try, I promise you it will be worth it.

Tips

Use some of your old scraps or card, if your like me, there will be loads knocking around



Make all your lines and instructions clear and bold, so that you will see what you need to follow

Store them safely in a folder to be re-used again and again whenever you need them.  I find this particularly useful if it has been some time since I did a project, and need a little refresher on what to do.


  

This beautiful Japanese Dream Bridge Card has been created using a template I made some time ago, and the result is very pretty.  Its so simple to make too…



The Side Panel fold card was a little more difficult, when it can to matting, but I am happy with the outcome.


You can buy templates in many shapes and sizes, and from many different sources and some of them are really spectacular...and complicated...and EXPENSIVE!

Label the ones you create and store them safely in a ring binder or poly pocket and keep them close to hand for whenever you need a new card and you're stuck for ideas.

 

To get you started I have linked a couple of Templates that I have designed below. Download them for free or use them to adapt to suit your project.

 Side Panel Fold Card Template

   Flip Card Template

Triptych Template

Have a go at making your own template, it is worth giving it a go before you spend money on something you can quite easily make yourself.

 




Friday, 20 May 2022

Japanese Dreams – Bridge Card - Tutorial


 This has got to be my favourite card i have made so far in my card making journey.



It was so simple to make, but yet so effective


What i used:

White Card stock

Red Card Stock

Chinoiserie Chic Paper Collection

Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Maker (DR1,FS6)

Spectrum Noir Triblend Alcohol Markers (TB2, TB3, TB4)

Double sided tape

3d Foam Pads



1         Trim white cardstock to 25 x 15cm, then score long side at 4cm, 8cm, 17cm and 21cm. Mountain fold outer score lines, valley fold inner ones.


2         Trim red card stock to cover the panels.  Should be 6 pieces.

4 pieces of 3 ½ x 14 ½ cm (side panels)

1 piece of 8 ½ x 14 ½ cm (back panel)

1 piece of 3 x 17 cm (bridge panel)

 

3         Trim the Umbrella paper.  Should be 4 pieces.  This is for the side panels.

                        4 pieces of 3 x 14cm

4         Trim the Heron paper to cover back panel.

                        1 piece of 8 x 14cm

5         Trim cherry blossom paper. This is for the bridge piece.

                        1 piece of 2 ½ x 16 ½cm

6         Adhere red cardstock and patterned papers to the panels and the sentiment to Navy card stock

 

7         Adhere the two long lanterns to back panel, adhere the red lantern with 3d foam

 

8          Adhere bridge panel to left front and right front panel

 

9          Adhere the lady to the back of the bridge panel using 3d foam, and sentiment to front of the panel with fans either side of the sentiment.


Shared with:-

Simply Ellibelle

Pammies inky pinkies challenges #2221

Global Design Project #GDP344

Sunday Stamps #SSC283

Paper craft crew #472

 

Hope you like the card

 

Dawn 




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Friday, 13 May 2022

Side Panel Fold Card - With Template



I wanted to make a fun fold card and made this super amazing side panel fold card.

This one may look complicated but really it isn’t, all I would say is that precision is key for making this card.

 


 

The card fold is really different and very eye-catching with all the different sides and levels.

The whole card folds flat and fits into a 5″ x 7″ envelope.

 


To make these cards I used:

White stock cardstock.

Gold cardstock

Spectrum Noir Midas - Metallic Pigment Inkpad - Gold

White cardstock (stamped in gold harlequin pattern)

Indigo Blu – Jubilee Special Stamps

Side Panel Fold Card Template

 

I have entered this card into:-

 Addicted to stamps

Simon says stamp

The holly and ivy christmas challenge

Alphabet Challenge




 


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Thursday, 17 March 2022

Super Easy Kit Kat Easter Cake

Oh my goodness how cute is this cake.  Not only cute but super duper easy to make too..



Ingredients:

your favourite cake
your favourite icing
Kit Kat bars (I bought 3 packs of 8 of the snack size)
Sweetened coconut flakes (I used about 1/3 to 1/2 of a 14 oz. bag)
Green food colouring
Cadbury Mini Eggs
ribbon



Directions:

1. Bake your favourite cake recipe for a two-layer, 8" or 9" cake. (For this cake, I used Duncan Hines yellow cake mix.) Make sure to even out your layers so there's some room left at the top for your coconut.

2. Frost with your favourite icing. (For this cake, I used Duncan Hines chocolate icing.)

3. Press the Kit Kat bars around the cake gently.

4. Place the coconut in a zippered plastic bag. Add drops of green colouring (I used 4) and close the bag. Shake until the colour blends evenly. Add more colouring if necessary.

5. Sprinkle the coconut over the top of the cake. Add the mini eggs.

6. Tie a ribbon around the Kit Kat bars.

inspired by Made in Melissa's Kitchen



 




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Tuesday, 8 March 2022

A Gorjuss Little Birdie


Hi all, hope you are well.

Here is another Gorjuss Girl card.  I know, i know i am so addicted to them.  I think she is super cute.  So yes, expect to see many many more of them over the next year or so.

So i made this one using just scraps and stamps i had.  I know a £0 card... you cant get better than that.




I got my inspiration from The Card concept challenge #170 titled Wearing O' The Green.  I loved using this green i really think it brought out the colours.  I have to say - it looks a little ski-wiff from the photo..i didnt notice that whilst i was making it :(

That aside - i love her.. and very very simple to make...

I stamped the stamp on white stock card, coloured it in with my DecoTime Aqua Markers, i choose a cute little green themed outfit, well it is nearly St Patricks Day. This was set to one side to dry

For the main body of the card, i cut the green stock card to the bottom of the scallops, i used a cute little white with matching green stars designer paper .

Printed out "A little bird told me it's your birthday", because there was a bird on the card, which i backed with the green stock card, 


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The Card Concept

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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Shirt and Tie Birthday card


Wow, this has been a long week.. I honestly cant wait until the weekend. I think it been boring this week, because my sciatic has kicked off again, and its too painful to do my usual weekly chores, so apart from the basics - i.e cleaning the kitchen and tidying round the living room. so i have been watching trashy murder dramas. and waiting for the kiddos and hubby to come home from work.

I did make it to my card making class this week though :)

We made this card this week at class.  This is the first male card i have made. 



Its a very simple card to make.  I hope you enjoyed my sharing.


Things I used:
6" x 6" inch card
Bronze Stockcard
Brown dogtooth stockcard
Ivory pearlised stock card
Black scrap from my stash
silver scrap from my stash
Dotty embossing folder

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Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Hand Printed Mothers Day Bouquet


Here is a quick and simple gift you can make with the children for mothers day.

These can be made up in a matter of minutes and they dry very quick too so you can make them and take them the same day!




These bouquets are so easy to make, have your child put some paint on their hand, if you have more than one child then have each of them put a different coloured paint on their hands – maybe it’s best to do it one at a time, so there are not little paint prints all over the house 😊 Once they have paint on their hands put their hand print on the paper. Add some stems along with a little green ribbon bow.

You can write your message on top once the children have finished their printing.  

Also pop some little painted hearts in the background for some added interest.

These would also look cute on a long piece of paper showing each handprint as single flowers in a field.

If you don't have time to post these out for Mother's Day....take a picture and email or text your Mum a beautiful Bouquet!




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Thursday, 24 February 2022

Japanese Girl Birthday Card

My daughter and her friends are into reading Manga and watching anime (the japanese graphic novels) and she loves all things Japanese at the moment - except sushi :)

I decided to make her and her friends some birthday cards inspired by the Japanese theme, and i want to make each one slightly different, so i have to come up with at least 5 different design concepts.  Do you ever feel like your going to regret something? No, No i am sure it will be absolutely fine... I mean what can go wrong....right?

Here is the first card I made in the Japanese theme.


The construction of this card could not be any simpler.

I found this lovely little Japanese them on Pinterest, i coloured it in, cut it out - i dont have the correct measurements as i just eye balled it - thats the story of my life, no precision, im just a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl :), then cut some Pink card to use as a mat to the image.

I matched up some designer papers which i had in my stash, ok ok!... when i say stash i mean HOARD, then worked backwards, so put the Pink stock card at the very back - this i took about 1 inch (2.5cm) off the 6"x6" card, next i trimmed down the DP so it looked even all the way round.  I added the Image and mat printed off a little saying and used a contrasting piece of card to make a mat for that and voila..

I hope you like this, sorry about the instructions are a little ski-wiff, but thats just how i roll hahaha.

What I used:
Scalloped 6" x 6"
Pink and lilac Card - from stash
DP - from stash
DecoTime Aqua Markers 

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I used a 6"x6" card base, cut out some pink card, cut out some designer paper that matched the colour scheme, 




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Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Teddy Bear Birthday Card

There is something so cute about a teddy bear on a birthday card.  When i saw this stamp i thought it was so super cute with the flowers and balloon.  I guess you could use this for valentines day.



Items I used:
Yellow stock card from stash
Red stock card from stash
Designer papers from stash
Deco Time Aqua Markers
Image from Pinterest

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Tulip Greeting Cards


I made this card at my card group, so i don't know which company made the tulip die, sorry.

When we got them the card, all the tulips and leaves where white.  I coloured the tulips with my deco aqua markers, I used three shades of pink for the flower heads and three shades of green for the leaves, for the bow I used the same colour as the darker shade of flower, to make it cohesive.


I enjoyed making the card the card so much that i made another one, this time i used three shades of yellow and added glitter on a few of the outer parts of the tulip.  The leaves were coloured with the same three shades of green, and the bow was the same shade as the flower, again for coherence.



The Items I used:

6" x 6" white card
White die cut mat
Blue die cut mat
Tulip die cuts
Deco Aqua Markers

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Altenew


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