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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

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Holiday hugs

Good morning.

I have this super sweet Christmas card and I have used the Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm as the main colour on this card. Its absolutely gorgeous and has a lovely texture too.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Christmas greeting stamps
  • Polar bear stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Sequins
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Snow embossing folder

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For the card base I used a piece of White Card Hemp 255gsm which I cut at 4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2. I folded this in half, then I cut down a piece of Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm and trimmed this so that it is a bit smaller than the card base. I run this through my cuttlebug machine with a snow Christmas embossing folder. I then adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I stamped my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with copic markers. After cutting the image I then adhered this onto the card front using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then got a piece of Ruby Red Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed my greeting using white embossing powder and also embossed another greeting onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm. I adhered this using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some sequins and adhered this using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

The sweet stamps are Uniquely creative polar pals stamp set . They are adorable!

I hope you enjoy using this tutorial for your Christmas cards.

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Christmas blessings

Good morning.

Papermilldirect’s Nettuno card range is absolutely beautiful it has a texture too so it makes the card feel and look very luxurious.

For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Polar bear stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Christmas greeting stamp
  • Heat gun
  • White embossing powder
  • Sequins 
  • Vellum

For the card base I used a piece of Bianco Artico Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. As this is such a beautiful cardstock I didn’t want to loose any of its features so I used some vellum paper to adhere on top.

I then stamped my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with copics. I then cut them out and left them aside. I then added some hills to the bottom of the vellum paper using a piece of Mercury Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm which is so pretty. I adhered these onto the vellum paper with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. The bear images were then adhered down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greeting I heat embossed my Christmas sentiment using white embossing powder onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm and adhered onto the vellum. I then added foam tape behind all the images and adhered the whole piece onto my card base.

To finish the card off I added some sequins and adhered them down using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

The stamped greeting is by Uniquely creative first Christmas stamp.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Vic

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Christmas blessings

Good evening!

I hope you have had a good day. I thought I would share this sweet Christmas card I made using the Uniquely creative polar pals stamp set. How adorable are these polar bears they melt my heart! Look at the jumpers!

I made this into a shaker card and also heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I have used Papermilldirect White super smooth card and Papermilldirect plain black card.

I added a few more sequins to finish the card off.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Your always on the nice list

Good morning!

I have a sweet tutorial on the papermilldirect blog today.

If you haven’t seen Papermilldirect’s Materica card range I really recommend you take a look this cardstock is absolutely beautiful. Its so lovely and I have used some for this Christmas card.

To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Christmas stamps
  • Copic markers or any colouring medium of your choice 
  • Vellum
  • Clear embossing powder
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Versamark ink
  • Grid background stamp
  • Enamel dots

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To make your card base you will need a sheet of Clay Materica Card 250gsm. I cut this down to 4 1/4 inches and scored along the middle at 5 1/2 inches. Fold in half and you now have your card base.

I then stamped my Christmas images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and I coloured them in with my copic markers and cut them out.

I then cut down a piece of vellum and stamped the grid background stamp onto the vellum using versamark ink, I then added some clear embossing powder and melted this with my heat gun. Once this is done I added some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm to the back of the vellum and adhered this onto my card front. I then adhered down the bear onto the vellum.

For the sentiment I used a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some white enamel dots.

I love how simple this card looks and you can also make a few in bulk to save you time.

I hope you have fun making some Christmas cards and you will be spoiled for choice with the gorgeous Materica range.

Thank you so much for reading

Vic

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Sweet bear Christmas card

Good morning.

Have you seen Papermilldirect’s new Sirio Colour Card? It is amazing!!! There is a beautiful range of colours and I love all of them, I used the new Cashmere Sirio Card on my project today. 

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Christmas stamps
  • Memento ink
  • Copic markers or any colouring medium of your choice
  • White embossing powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat gun
  • Twine

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For the card base I used a piece of Cashmere Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I cut down to 4 1/4 inches and I scored this at 5 1/2 inches and folded in half. As this card is so stunning I wanted it to be the main focal point of my card. I stamped my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with my copic markers.

I then used a piece of Scarlet Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder. Once this was trimmed down I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and adhered this at the bottom of the card. I then cut out my images and adhered these above the greeting with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some twine at the top.

I am really excited about the new Sirio Colour Card, the colours are so lovely and the quality is amazing as usual! I really hope you have a look at the colour range you will not be disappointed.

Have fun making this Christmas card, you can use this simple design for any card you can just change the greetings and stamps.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Holly jolly Christmas and a bonus Halloween card

Good morning.

Happy Halloween!!! I am on the papermilldirect blog today with this Christmas card tutorial.

I am making this fun shaker card today and I am really enjoying the new Sirio Colour Card which is what I used for my card base as its a beautiful blue and I immediately knew it would be great for a Christmas card.

The products I used are:

I also used:

  • Christmas stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Memento ink
  • Acetate
  • Window die
  • Sequins
  • Ribbon
  • Beads

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For my card base I used a piece of Blu Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I cut down to 4 1/4 inches and scored at 5 1/2 inches. I folded this at the crease for my card base.

I then stamped all my images and the greeting onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsmand coloured them in with my copic markers. I then cut all these out and placed them aside for later.

I then die cut the window die using some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and adhered this down onto the acetate using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I set this aside to dry and I then cut down a piece of Marine Blue Smooth 240gsm. Once the window die is dry I added Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm all around the edges and placed the sequins inside. I then adhered down the Marine Blue Smooth 240gsmpanel onto the shaker panel and adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

After this step all my images and greeting were adhered down using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I added some ribbon at the top and to finish the card off I adhered down some extra sequins and gems using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you give this shaker card a try and be sure to have a look at Papermilldirect’s new Sirio colour card its amazing!

So as it’s Halloween it would be rude not to share a card with you.

Enjoy your day!

Vic