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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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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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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.

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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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Ghostly greetings

Hello crafty friends.

I have another Halloween card for you today that I’m sharing on the papermilldirect blog.

I love making fun cards and this Halloween card is great for kids to make too. 

For this card I used:

You will also need:

Halloween Stamps (My Favorite Things)

  • Copic Markers
  • Circle Die
  • Acetate
  • Sequins
  • White embossing powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Gun

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm to 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm smaller than the card base and adhered this inside the card so that you can write your greeting inside. 

Using some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm stamp all your Halloween images onto the card. I used Copic markers to colour them in but feel free to use other markers. Once this is complete trim them out and place aside.

Next using a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsmtrim this down to the same size as your card front and place a circle die in the middle. Run this through your die cutting machine. Turn this over and adhere acetate to the back. Next add foam tape all around the edges of the circle and to the back of the card. Fill up the center with sequins and gems. Once this is done add your card base over the top of this. Your shaker part is now complete.

Next I heat embossed the sentiment onto some Violet Plain Card 290gsm and heat set this with my heat gun. Trim down and adhere to your card.

Lastly add all your Halloween images onto the card.

Your Halloween shaker is now complete!

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely evening.

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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Autumn critter card

Hello there!

Who loves autumn? I’ve made this cute critter card for Papermilldirect today.

I used some lovely browns and oranges to bring this card to life.

You will need:

White Card Super Smooth 250gsm

Ardesia Materica Card 250gsm

Mocha Brown Plain Card 240gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

Sweater weather my favourite things stamps

Pigment Inks (Orange, Red, Yellow and Brown)

Sponge

Heat Gun

White Embossing Powder

Versamark Ink

Copic Markers

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Ardesia Materica Card 250gsm to 4 1/8″ and scored at 5 7/8″.

I then trimmed down a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm so that it will fit on the card base and leave a border.

I then gently applied my inks with the sponge starting with the lightest to darkest colour.

Once this was completed I adhered this to my card base.

I then stamped the images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in. Trim the images out and adhere to your card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Next I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto a piece of Mocha Brown Plain Card 240gsm. Trim this down and adhere to the top of your card.

Your Autumn card is now complete.

I loved how this card turned out it’s really fun adding inks to plain white card to make your own colourful background.

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

Vic

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Trick or treat

Hello there!

Isn’t it getting cold now. Autumn is definitely here. I love autumn and of course Halloween is coming up. Which means cute cards!

The new Mommy Lhey PeekABoo kit is here and is crammed full of the sweetest images it’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t like scary images. I know my girls are going to love making things with this kit.

I’ve made a very sweet shaker card with this kit.

You can even enlarge the images to make some sweet decorations which will be great if your hosting a Halloween party. I can’t pick a favourite image as they are all pretty amazing!

You can find all Mommy Lhey products Over here 👈 . Lhey has been so busy making loads of kits and there’s something for everyone.

If you purchase a kit feel free to use my code: MLDVIC10 to save yourself 10% off.

I will be back very soon!

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Fairytale wishes birthday card

Hello there!

It’s been a bit miserable lately so I wanted to make a bright card that’s cute! I love making my own backgrounds with ink and used lots of purple for this. I also love to heat emboss and stamped my greeting with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I used Uniquely creative fairytale wishes stamp and colour kit for the whole card. I love the images and the smiling star is just gorgeous!

I used my copic markers to colour the images and added lots of gems.

This will be a lovely birthday card or just a happy card to send someone.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic