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Boo-yah it’s your birthday

Hello! I am up today on the papermilldirect blog with a fun bright monster card.

I love making bright and colourful cards and today we have this adorable monster birthday card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp ( Out of this world Uniquely Creative)
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Ink 
  • Sponge

Monster Card

To start with I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then trimmed down another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that will be used for the ink blending.

I used some bright distress inks for the background and I started by gently adding the colours and then blending them together with the sponge. Its very easy to do using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as it blends like butter.

After this was dry I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and adhered this to my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand cut them out. I then placed them onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Don’t be afraid to try different coloured inks when making your background. The White Card Super Smooth 250gsm is fantastic for blending inks and pigment inks are also a dream to blend.

I hope you have fun making a bright card and use any colour you like for the backgrounds. Its so fun and easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Happy world card making day!!!

Hello friends!

Happy world card making day! Are any of you going to be crafting today?

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that follows and supports me your awesome!

So I made card a card to say thank you. I seriously can’t thank you enough and it really keeps me going.

I used my favourite stamps for this card by uniquely creative You….calyptus clear stamp and uniquely creative Essential die kit.

I also used my favourite Papermilldirect card ….Yep you guessed it Super smooth white card 300gsm

I watercolored the gorgeous flowers and added a few gems. I also heat embossed the sentiment by uniquely creative Essential stamp set onto Papermilldirect Plain black card 250gsm.

So again thank you so much for your support you make my crafting time extra special and your all amazing!

Vic

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Animal die cuts

Happy Sunday!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to create this sweet animal die cut card.

I love creating animal toppers for my cards and with all the different coloured cardstock at papermilldirect you will find the perfect colour of card for your toppers.

The products I used for this card are:

Buff Smooth Card 260gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

• Die cutting machine

• Some animal dies (feel free to use your electronic cutting machines)

• Scalloped oval die

• Stamped sentiment

• Tag or banner die

• White embossing powder

• Heat gun

• Sequins/gems

• Google eyes

To make the card base I used a piece of Buff Smooth Card 260gsm which I cut down and scored I half. The card front I used some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I also trimmed and adhered down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To make the animal dies I used a fox and bunny die. For the fox I die cut some pieces of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm,White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and some Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

I then die cut the bunny pieces using some more White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm. I adhered all the pieces together using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I also added some google eyes to both the fox and bunny.

I then die cut a scalloped oval shape using some Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and adhered this down to my card centre using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then placed the die cut animals onto this piece with more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I die cut a banner using some Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm and heat embossed some with embossing powder for the greeting, this was also adhered down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

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

I loved how this card turned out and feel free to experiment with different colours of cardstock. Papermilldirect has lots of colours to choose from.

I hope you have fun creating some sweet animal toppers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Vic

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Wonderful you

Good morning friends! Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with this card tutorial.

Sometimes its hard to make a card for someone who may be feeling a bit low, so I kept this card today clean and simple.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

You will also need:

• A piece of vellum (or you can die cut another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm)

• Stamps of your choice ( I choose this bear and mushroom)

• Twine

• Border edge die

• Scallop oval die

• Die cutting machine

• Embossing powder

• Zig markers or colouring medium of your choice

• Clear embossing powder

• sequins

• Black pigment ink pad

To start with I made my card base using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I cut this in half, scored and folded in half to make my card base. I then cut an A5 card front with the rest of my card.

With the card front you will need to get your border dies and run this through the left edge of the card. If you don’t have any border dies you can emboss this if you like. I then stamped my greeting at the top of the card. After this you will need to die cut your vellum shape.

The next step is to stamp your images using pigment ink onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and sprinkle some clear embossing powder over the top and heat set this. This will stop your water colouring running and leaving a mess. If you are using marker pens or pencils you don’t need to do this step, just use your normal stamp pad. The pigment ink pad will let the embossing powder stick. After this is heat set use your watercolours gently.

Once you have cut the images out you will need to stick your vellum die cut down. I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs) and put them where the bear would be so no foam squares are showing. You will then need to stick down your images. To stick the sequins I

used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Vic

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One of a kind

Hello again!

Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with this sweet card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

White Card Plain 250gsm

Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm

Teal Plain Card 240gsm

Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

• Stamps

• Watercolour paints

• Sun die

• Heat gun

• Embossing powder

• Sequins

To make the card base I cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm scored and folded in half. I then used a piece of Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm which I trimmed and adhered this onto my base, using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then added another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front which I adhered onto the Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm.

I then stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Plain 250gsm and water coloured the images in. I did not use a lot of water when I was water colouring. I then cut all my images out and placed them onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

The next step is to heat emboss your greeting. I used some lovely Teal Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed white embossing powder onto this. I then trimmed the greeting down and adhered this at the top of my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then die cut a sun using Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm. Once all the pieces were placed I added some sequins using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

For the envelope I used some lovely Pink Plain Card 290gsm and this finishes off your card.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Vic

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Seaside shaker card

Hello! As we’re in summer I thought it would be fun to make a seaside shaker card.

You can read my full tutorial on the Papermilldirect blog.

The products you need to make this card are:

The products I used are:

Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Seaside stamps (or your choice of stamps)

• circle die

• die cutting machine

• acetate

• markers

• white embossing powder

• heat gun

• sequins

To start with I made my card base using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut in half, scored and folded. I then cut down a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm to an A5 size. You will also need to do this with a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. You should now have two pieces of A5 card.

With your piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm you will need to die cut a circle. This will leave you with a window. After this you need to cut a piece of acetate and adhere this down behind your window. I used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml for this and placed a stamp block onto both pieces while it dried.

Now with your A5 piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I stamped a whole scene onto this, as this will show through your window. I also stamped all my sea creatures too and coloured them in on a separate piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. You will then need to cut all your images out except the ones that are on your A5 White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

Its now time to make the shaker. I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and placed this around my White Card Super Smooth 300gsm backer. This piece will be visible through your shaker window. Your card front will cover the foam tape so be careful not to get any tape near your window. I then added sequins and placed my card front carefully over the top. Now your shaker card is nearly complete. I added the sea creatures around the circle window.

The last step is to get a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat emboss your sentiment. I then placed this on the bottom of the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then added some sequin stones to finish the card off. These were adhered down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you have fun creating this shaker card!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Vic

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I’m here for you dragon card

Good morning! I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this sweet card, it’s always nice to let someone you know that you are thinking of them and with the pretty Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm it’s sure to make them smile!

The full tutorial is HERE

Products I used:

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

I hope you have lots of fun creating a card for someone special.

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by!

Vic

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Summer shaker card

Good morning! I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to make this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

To start with I used a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm which I cut down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front. I did this twice as I was going to use a piece behind my shaker card. I then placed my stencil over the card and blended some pigment inks onto both pieces. After this I used my circle die and run this through my cutting machine to make a window. I then turned this over and used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml which I placed around the edges before sticking down a piece of acetate. Once this is dry I added some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm around the edges, filled with sequins then placed my other stencilled piece of card on top. This was then adhered onto my card base.

The next step is to stamp and colour your image, once this was cut out I placed this down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm using some white embossing powder. I then adhered this on the top of my card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some sequins and made an envelope with a piece of Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm which is perfect for summer.

I hope you all enjoy making a summer card!

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a great 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!