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Critter Christmas card

Hello friends.

I’m back on the papermilldirect blog today with my last Christmas card.

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I love making my own colour backgrounds with ink and wanted this Christmas card to have a night sky with starts.

Here’s the tutorial:

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Distress ink and sponge
  • Border Dies
  • Critter Stamps
  • Copic Markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat Gun

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To start with 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 front.

Next I started to add the inks to the card to make a scene. I started with a yellow ink in the centre of the card and slowly added the darker ink around the edges.

I then used some border dies to make snow hills. I used some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that I run through the die cutting machine and adhered them to the card bottom using foam tape.

I then stamped and coloured all the critters onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand trimmed them out. I then added them to my card using more foam tape.

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder onto a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm. I adhered this to my card and now your sweet critter scene is now complete!

I’ve also made a bonus Christmas card for my blog too. I wanted to make a shaker card full of snow.

I’ve used Uniquely creative love you deerly stamp set and coloured them in with my spectrum noir pens.

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by today

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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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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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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Uniquely creative mini stamp kit

Hello there!

Christmas is coming round so quick this year! Uniquely creative have a fun mini kit that’s just launched Aussie Christmas mini kit is perfect for Christmas cards especially if you love Australian animals (like I do).

This kit is available to purchase Here.

Aren’t they cute! If you have the G’day mate stamp set and Good onya stamp set you can use the Santa hats on these images too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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Reindeer pals stamp and colour kit

Hello crafty friends!

Uniquely creative have a gorgeous new stamp and colour kit that’s perfect for making a start on your Christmas cards. They have really gone to town on this release it’s crammed full of the most beautiful images!

This is the brand new Christmas sentiments stamp set it’s perfect for all your Christmas greetings.

Here is the shining stars stamp set I love the images and beautiful sentiment.

This is the reindeer pals stamp set how cute are the images! I had so much fun colouring these in!

The reindeer pals stamp and colour kit is available to pre order now and it will be shipped on the 20th. How exciting! You can purchase the kits Here there’s some gorgeous dies too!

I made this Christmas card using the stamps. I heat embossed the sentiment and also heat embossed the starts in white embossing powder.

I coloured the images in with my copic markers.

I can’t wait to get started on some Christmas cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Vic

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Polar bear Christmas Card

Hello.

I am up today on Papermilldirect blog today with this tutorial.

I am loving Paerpermilldirect’s Nettuno card range and I wanted to make a soft Christmas card but also tried to keep the traditional red colour too.

For this card I used:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I used a piece of Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsmand trimmed this down to make my card base.

I then stamped the polar bear images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in.

I then got a piece of vellum and trimmed this down a bit smaller than the card base and I heat embossed some white snowflakes and made a background. I cut out the polar bears and adhered them onto the vellum piece with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the Christmas sentiment onto a piece of Ruby Red Plain Card 240gsmwith white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered this onto the vellum with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then turned this over and covered the pieces that had foam tape on with some more adhesive, so that the adhesive on the back wouldn’t show through the vellum. I then adhered this onto my card base.

To finish off the card I added a few sequins using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you enjoy making a card like this and trying some softer colours for Christmas.

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Shimmer stockings card

Good morning!

I am up today on the Papermilldirect blog with this Christmas Card.

I love adding something a bit different to my cards and Papermilldirect’s Pearlised card is so pretty and elegant. I made a Christmas card with a few different colours and they work so well together.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Spellbinders trio stockings die

Spellbinders A2 matting basics die

Spellbinders matting basics B

  • Snowflake die
  • Heat gun
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Sequins
  • Silver twine

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To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Plain 250gsm that I trimmed down to 4 1/4 and scored halfway to make my base. I then trimmed down a piece of Rose Gold Pearlised Card 300gsm and adhered this onto my base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I die cut my stockings with a piece of Ice Gold Pearlised Card 300gsm. I then die cut the snowflake die with Orchid Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm. I adhered these onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then embossed the greeting onto some Maya Blue Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm with some gold embossing powder and cut this out and adhered this onto my card base using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some sequins.

I love how this is so pretty and the shimmer looks so lovely. This is also great if you are looking to quickly make some Christmas cards. You will be best to die cut all your pieces before making a bulk of Christmas cards.

I hope you have fun making this card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vic

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Penguin sweet wishes Christmas Card.

Good morning !

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this sweet Christmas Card.

With Christmas fast approaching its a good idea to make a start on some cards. This card is great to make in bulk and you could save even more time by using a stamp that does not need colouring. 

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Penguin Stamps
  • Heart Die
  • Embossing folder
  • Copic Markers
  • Twine
  • Heat gun
  • Embossing powder
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make the card base I used this gorgeous Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for the card front and I embossed this piece and adhered onto the card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I also die cut a heart with the leftover card.

Using another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I stamped my images and coloured them in with copic markers. I then adhered down the heart die and stamped images using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm and adhered this onto the card.

To finish off the card I added some twine and clear drops around the images. I then used some Nuvo drops to add some colour.

The penguin stamps are by Uniquely creative penguin pals stamp set . The pretty heart die is also by Uniquely creative Nordic hearts die which is so pretty.

I hope you have lots of fun making your Christmas cards.

If you are making this card in bulk its easier to do each step separately and then put the cards together once you have completed each step.

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Cute critters Christmas card

Good morning,

I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this sweet Christmas Card.

I thought it would be sweet to make a cute critter Christmas card and I have used the gorgeous Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm.

You will also need:

  • Critter stamps
  • Christmas greeting stamps
  • White embossing powder
  • Watercolour paper
  • Heart die
  • Watercolour paints
  • Nuvo drops

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To make the card base I cut down a piece of Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/4 and I scored this at 5 1/2. This is my card base.

I then die cut a heart from some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and adhered this onto my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. The heart die is by Uniquely creative Nordic heart die.

I then stamped and water coloured my images. Once dry I cut them out and adhered them onto the heart with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greetings I used some Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the greetings. Once trimmed I adhered them onto the lower part of the card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some Nuvo drops but of course you can use sequins or any embellishments that you may have.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and have fun making your sweet critter cards.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic