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Exciting news!!!

Hello crafty friends I hope your having a nice Friday.

I have some exciting news to share today. I’ve joined the Trimcraft team! I feel so excited and lucky to have this fantastic opportunity and I hope I will inspire you.

I’ve always loved their products and used them since I first started crafting so this is so exciting! I can’t wait to share my cards with you I know they have some even more exciting products for everyone in 2020!

I will still be on my other teams and will be crafting even more which is just a dream to me. Thank you so much for all your support I really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vic

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Let it snow!!

Hello there!

I’m up today on the papermilldirect blog with a Christmas card tutorial.

Christmas is fast approaching and I thought it may be helpful to show you how I started my Christmas cards. 

My tip is to make a card early and just one to start with as it can sometimes be overwhelming.

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For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Animal Stamps (Waffle Flower Crafts)
  • Copic Markers
  • Acetate
  • Sequins
  • Rectangle Die
  • Embossing Folder (Fun Stampers Journey)

To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed this at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down another piece that I embossed with a embossing folder. This will be peeking through your window shaker card.

Next I trimmed down a piece of Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm that is the same size as my card front. I used my rectangle die to make a window. I then adhered acetate over the back of this and added foam tape all around the edges. Fill the inside with sequins and adhere to your card.

Next I stamped and coloured all the images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand trimmed them out. I adhered them onto the card front.

To finish off the card I heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Lampone Sirio Colour Card 290gsm. I used white embossing powder and trimmed this down. I adhered this onto my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I hope this will inspire you to make a start on your Christmas cards.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Vic

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All is calm critter scene card

Hello friends!

It’s nearly the weekend and we’re putting up our Christmas tree this Sunday. Have you got your up yet?

I’ve been busy the last few days in my craft room and I’ve made a sweet critter scene card.

I ink blended the whole background with distress ink to get a pretty dusk sky. I used papermilldirect super smooth card for this.

I then stamped and coloured these mama elephant stamps and made some snowy hills using Uniquely creative stitched mountain range dies.

I heat embossed my sentiment in gold embossing powder too.

This is another long card but I love how much you can fit on them.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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Make a wish

Hello!

I’ve took a break from Christmas cards and made a sweet card using some monster stamps for Papermilldirect.

Here’s the tutorial:

I have a very fun and magical fairytale card for you today.

Make A Wish

You will need:

You will also need:

To start with I made my card base. I trimmed down a piece of Blu Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to 4 1/8″ X 5 7/8″. I then gently ink blended the edges of the card with a blue pigment ink and sponge.

Next I stamped my greeting in the middle using gold embossing powder and heat set this with my heat gun.

Using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm I stamped all my images and coloured them in withy my copic markers. I really love using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to copic colour on.

Once they were all trimmed out I adhered them onto the card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some gems and sequins.

Your card is now complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Hello Christmas bear

Hello there!

How are you getting in with your Christmas bits? I’ve made a sweet Christmas bear card today.

I’ve ink blended the background and coloured this cute neat and talented stamp in with my copic markers. The tree die is Uniquely creative tree builder die and I’ve used Papermilldirect non shed glitter card which is beautiful there’s absolutely no shedding which I love as I’m not keen on glitter that goes everywhere and gets stuck on everything..

I’ve also used my favourite Papermilldirect super smooth card which is what I ink blended onto. The die is Uniquely creative hello friend script die and I love the font of this die and the size is lovely too.

I will be back soon to share some cards with you.

Thanks for stopping by today

Vic

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Thank you card

Hello again!

I have a sweet card up on the papermilldirect blog today for you:

I have another fun shaker card today.

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I think one of my favorite colours that papermilldirect make is the Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm.

To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Animal stamps (Avery Elle)
  • Acetate
  • Rectangle die
  • Sequins
  • White embossing powder
  • Veramark Ink Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Copic Markers

To start with I trimmed down a piece of Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to 4 1/8″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down another piece to fit onto the card base. This is the piece that you will run through your die cutting machine to cut your rectangle shape. Once this is complete turn this piece over and adhere down some acetate. Add Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm all around the edges of the rectangle. Fill the center up with sequins and place your card base over the top so that the sequins won’t spill everywhere. 

Next stamp your images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and colour them in. Trim out and adhere onto your card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. 

Now using a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm stamp and heat emboss your sentiment. I trimmed mine down and adhered to the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Your animal shaker card is now complete and will hopefully make your recipient smile. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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A very big Christmas card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.

I’ve made a very long Christmas card that I struggled to get it all in the frame but here it is:

I’ve used lots of Uniquely creative stamps for this one:

Love you deerly stamp set

Christmas sentiments stamp set

Sloth pals stamp set

Polar pals stamp set

Eucalyptus forest die

I made the background using distress ink and ink blended the colours together. I then heat embossed white snowflakes and inked up the Eucalyptus forest die. After adhering the dies down I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I then stamped and coloured all the images and adhered them to the card. For a bit of extra fun I added some thread and beads that the sloths are holding from the trees.

This card is made using a whole piece of A4 card folded lengthways so that’s why there’s lots of cute images on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely weekend!

Vic

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Jungle animal card

Good morning! I have a sweet jungle animal card up on the papermilldirect blog today and it’s not a Christmas card..

I really love using animals on my cards and I have made this fun jungle card for you today.

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You will need:

You will also need:

  • A selection of animal stamps ( I used My favorite Things and Uniquely Creative)
  • Leaves die ( Hello Bluebird)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Copic Markers

For the card base I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that I trimmed down to 4 1/8″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down another piece that is the same size as my card base.

Using Billiard Green Plain Card 210gsm, Emerald Green Plain Card 290gsm , Curacao Cocktail Double Sided Pearl Card 290gsm and Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm die cut some leaves so that they will fit all around the card. Adhere down Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Using some White Card Super Smooth 250gsmstamp all your images and colour them in and trim them out. Adhere to your card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

On a piece of Navy Plain Card 240gsm stamp and heat emboss your greeting. Adhere onto your card.

Your fun jungle card is now complete.

I also have a little update from some cards I’ve been sharing on Instagram:

I’ve just been having fun colouring and crafting so I wanted to share these with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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The stars are brightly shining

Hello there! Can you believe it’s only a month until Christmas!! Where did that year go?

As we’re approaching Christmas I have a fun Christmas card up on the Uniquely creative blog using their Aussie Christmas stamp set and the Shining stars stamp set.

The Stars are Brightly Shining - Vicki Poulton

Uniquely Creative Products Used

Uniquely Creative November Mini Kit, Aussie Christmas stamp set & dies, Shining Stars stamp set, Grassy Hills Border die

Other Products Used

White card, pink and purple distress ink and sponge, black card, silver embossing powder, Versamark ink pad, heat gun, small polystyrene balls, PVA glue, foam tape

Colours Used

Copic Markers:

WO, W2, W5, E23, E35, C6, C4, R20, R29, R39, YR01, G29, G85

Card Size: 4 ¼” X 5 ½”

 
Instructions

 1: Stamp your images onto some Copic friendly cardstock. Colour your images and use the matching dies to die cut them out.

2: Using the Grassy Hills Border die, use the slope, die cut this twice.  Using your ink, start blending your colours for the background.

3: Once the colour has built up and dried, heat emboss your sentiment with silver embossing powder.

4: Next I adhered the hills onto the bottom of my card.

5: To finish the card off, adhere your images onto the card.

Your card is now complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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All the leaves are falling

Hello friends.

I have a really cute Autumn card up today on the papermilldirect blog. I love Autumn and wanted to make a sweet card.

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The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Heat Gun
  • Copic Colouring Markers
  • Critter Stamp (Honeybee stamps)
  • Leaf embossing Folder (Fun Stampers Journey)
  • Leaf and Acorn Die (Spellbinders)

To start with I made my card base. I trimmed down a piece of Pietra Sirio Colour Card 290gsmto 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down my card front using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that was just a bit smaller than the card base. I ran this through my die cut machine with the embossing folder. I then adhered this to the card base.

Next I die cut the leaves and acorns using the following card:

I then stamped and coloured my image onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed this out and adhered this to the card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then adhered the leaves and acorns. As the background is textured I adhered them with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Mocha Brown Plain Card 240gsm and used white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered this onto my card. 

I hope this card inspires you to make something creative today.