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Toast to the happy couple

Hello crafty friends I hope you are having a lovely day.

A smiling toaster with toast…yes please! I had so much fun creating this card and it really does make me smile, who knew a toaster could be so sweet! What’s even better is that this wonderful stamp set comes with matching dies too, and cuts a slit in the toaster to pop your piece of toast into! Genius!

This super adorable stamp and die set is by the wonderful Debi Adams for Spellbinders . It’s available to purchase HERE . I have also used Nestabilities standard circle dies to cut a circle piece of vellum.

There are other gorgeous images on this stamp set too.

I know I will be using this adorable set on my cards and it’s a wonderful stamp and die set for your stamp collection too!

There is so much inspiration by the talented design team over at the Spellbinders blog so please head over you will be spoilt for inspiration.

I hope you have fun creating a sweet toaster like I did!

Thanks for stopping by,

Vic

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Getting all mushy

Good morning!

I hope you are having a wonderful morning, it’s very warm here in the UK today.

I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for a smiling mushroom! How adorable is this set from Spellbinders “getting all mushy”. These mushrooms make me smile every time I look at them.

This gorgeous stamp and die set is by Spellbinders and designed by the talented Debi Adams. You can purchase the stamp and die set HERE . I also used the nestabilities fancy edged circle dies which can be purchased HERE and the beautiful gold platinum pack which can also be bought HERE .

There is so much talent on the Spellbinders blog why not have a look and get inspired.

This set is seriously cute and I will be making so many cards with these cute mushrooms! I know they will certainly make people smile!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely day!

Vic

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Pink and brown colour combo

Good morning!

I’m up on the papermilldirect Blog today showing you how to create this card using a pink and brown colour combination. I love using pink and brown I think the colours look so pretty together.

The products I used are:

White Card Hammered 255gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

• Love you die cut

• Stamps

• Copic markers

• Sequins

• Twine

• Nuvo drops

• small heart die

• Pink pigment ink and a sponge

• white embossing powder

• heat gun

To start with I got a piece of White Card Hammered 255gsm and cut this down to make my card base. I then folded this in half. I made my card front a piece of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm.

You will need to stick the card front onto your card base I used Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I die cut the words love you and stamped my images using my favourite White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. Once I coloured the images in and cut them out, I added some pink pigment ink to the love you words. You can do this with a sponge. I adhered the words and images to my card front using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

For the heat embossed sentiment I used a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm, which I added some white embossing powder to and set with a heat gun. I then added this below the love you die cut using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I also added a small heart die cut using Pink Plain Card 290gsm.

To finish the card I added some sequins and nuvo drops. I also added some pink twine at the top of my card. For the pink envelope I used a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm and made an envelope. I think cards look so much nicer in a coloured envelope and my family love receiving them. Papermill Direct have so many pretty envelopes to choose from.

I hope you have fun making this pink and brown colour combination card, I had so much fun making it!

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Sweet hooray bear card

Good morning I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today with a tutorial on how I made this bear card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Nubuck Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Pastel Pink Plain Card 160gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

For the full tutorial please head on over HERE .

I hope you enjoy making this adorable bear.

Have a lovely day

Vic

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Spaceman tent card

Good morning! I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to create this card I would love you to visit their Blog! Papermilldirect have so many choices of card and envelopes you will be spoilt for choice. You can find the shop Here.

Here’s how I made this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

• Cutting machine

• space stamps

• embossing powder

• heat gun

• white paint

• alcohol markers

To make the 3D tent card I used a silhouette cutting machine, however this can be done without an electronic cutting machine. I used some Black Plain Card 250gsm for the card. It is easier to make the card front before putting the card together.

I stamped my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with alcohol markers. This card is fantastic for using alcohol markers as they will not bleed. I then cut all my images out and put them aside. You will then need to get some white paint ( I used watercolour paint and added the paint thickly) and splatter this onto your card front. Once this is dry I embossed the greeting with white embossing powder and placed the images onto the card. I used Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and also added the sentiment along the bottom.

Once all your pieces are placed onto the card front you will then need to fold the card together and you will now have a 3D tent card! This was super fun to make and you can use any colour of card, they will all look great.

Thank you so much for stopping by today have a wonderful day!

Vic

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Hooray card

Good morning!

I hope you are all having a great start to the weekend, today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to create this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• Alcohol markers

• Stamp

• Die cut word

• cutting machine

• ink and blending sponges

• sequins

• embossing powder

• heat gun

To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut in half and folded to make my card base. I then cut and A5 piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. This is for your card front. I blended some pigment ink with the sponges to add some soft colour to the card. I then stuck this down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. You will then need to stamp and colour your images, I always use White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for this. Its just fantastic for alcohol markers.

The next step is to die cut your word. I used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I die cut 4 times and stuck the pieces together using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut another piece onto some lovely Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm and stuck this onto the rest of the dies. I added the stamped image to my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. The die cut word was then placed under the image using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. You will then need to heat emboss a sentiment I used some Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm and white embossing powder. I placed this near the bottom of the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added a few sequins and stuck them down onto the card front using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I really love the card colours here and I am sure they will brighten up someone’s birthday.

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating this card.

Thanks for stopping by today enjoy your day!

Vic

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Bunny thank you

Good morning! I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to create this sweet card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• Thank you die

• stitched die

• bunny stamps

• copic markers

• cuttlebug machine

• vellum

• sequins

To start with I made my card base using some Pink Plain Card 290gsm, which I cut and folded in half. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front. I placed some stitched dies over my card and ran it through the cuttlebug machine.

The next step was to stamp and colour the bunnies and I used some more of the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for this. I then cut the images out and placed them aside.

You will then need a thank you die and I used some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to cut out the thank you, I did this 4 times and glued the pieces together with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then cut one more piece out using the pretty Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm and stuck this onto the other dies. This adds great dimension to your cards.

I then adhered the card front to the base using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml, once this was done I glued down the thank you die and added the bunnies to the bottom of the card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To add a bit more texture I added some vellum and finished off the card with sequins. I love how nice the pink and silver card go together and this colour combination is definitely one of my favourites.

I hope you enjoy making this soft and pretty card.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely day!

Vic

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A critter birthday

Hello! I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend! Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to make this sweet critter card.

Products I used:

White Card Plain 250gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm

• pigment inks

• ink blending tool or sponge

• stamps

• markers

• embossing powder

• heat gun

• Dies/ cricut machine

To start with I made my card base using White Card Plain 250gsm which I scored and folded in half to make my card base. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm, which is my favourite cardstock to craft with as its so versatile. I then used some pigment inks and my sponge to make a blended background. You can use whatever colours you like for your card, I used some pinks and yellows for my background.  I then added this to the front of my card base using Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm.

I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to stamp my images and colour them in. I used copic markers for this as this card is absolutely perfect for using your alcohol markers on. Once all my images were coloured and cut I really wanted to add some more bright colours to my card.  I used a die to cut the grass and I used this lovely card Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm which is perfect for adding some grass or hills to your creation. I then die cut the words happy using Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm which is another favourite of mine.

I then added all my elements to the card front. For the die cut Happy letters I used Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml to stick the letters down which is great as it sticks really well. I added some of this to grass die and placed the grass at the bottom of my card. I then stuck down the animals with some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs).  To finish the card off I stamped the word birthday and heat embossed this onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm (another favourite). I then added some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs) to the back of this and added this just under the die cut words happy.

I think adding some bright colours of cardstock to your card really adds fun and it will certainly make someone smile.