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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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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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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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Hooray card

Good morning!

I hope you are all having a great start to the weekend, today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to create this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• Alcohol markers

• Stamp

• Die cut word

• cutting machine

• ink and blending sponges

• sequins

• embossing powder

• heat gun

To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut in half and folded to make my card base. I then cut and A5 piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. This is for your card front. I blended some pigment ink with the sponges to add some soft colour to the card. I then stuck this down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. You will then need to stamp and colour your images, I always use White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for this. Its just fantastic for alcohol markers.

The next step is to die cut your word. I used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I die cut 4 times and stuck the pieces together using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut another piece onto some lovely Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm and stuck this onto the rest of the dies. I added the stamped image to my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. The die cut word was then placed under the image using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. You will then need to heat emboss a sentiment I used some Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm and white embossing powder. I placed this near the bottom of the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added a few sequins and stuck them down onto the card front using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I really love the card colours here and I am sure they will brighten up someone’s birthday.

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating this card.

Thanks for stopping by today enjoy your day!

Vic

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Bunny thank you

Good morning! I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to create this sweet card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• Thank you die

• stitched die

• bunny stamps

• copic markers

• cuttlebug machine

• vellum

• sequins

To start with I made my card base using some Pink Plain Card 290gsm, which I cut and folded in half. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front. I placed some stitched dies over my card and ran it through the cuttlebug machine.

The next step was to stamp and colour the bunnies and I used some more of the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for this. I then cut the images out and placed them aside.

You will then need a thank you die and I used some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to cut out the thank you, I did this 4 times and glued the pieces together with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then cut one more piece out using the pretty Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm and stuck this onto the other dies. This adds great dimension to your cards.

I then adhered the card front to the base using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml, once this was done I glued down the thank you die and added the bunnies to the bottom of the card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To add a bit more texture I added some vellum and finished off the card with sequins. I love how nice the pink and silver card go together and this colour combination is definitely one of my favourites.

I hope you enjoy making this soft and pretty card.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely day!

Vic

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Fun dinosaur card

Hello I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to make this dinosaur card. I would love you to read my tutorial Here.

The products I used are:

Papermilldirect White card super smooth

Daffodil yellow smooth card

Spring green plain card

Fleck Kraft card stock

Black plain card

I used some dinosaur stamps but feel free to use any stamps of your choice. I used copic markers to colour the images and both heat embossed and dry embossed the card for more texture.

I hope you have fun creating a dinosaur card!

Have a great weekend

Vic

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Shaker critter card

Good morning I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to make this critter shaker card.

I love making shaker cards they are worth the time and you will have fun making them.

The products I used are:

White card super smooth

Spring Green plain card

Pale turquoise plain card

Turquoise Cumbria colour card

I love the bright colours they are great fun to work with and are a must have in your craft stash.

All details are on the Papermilldirect blog I would love you to visit!

Have a great day!

Vic

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Easter bunny cards

Hello I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to make these cute Easter bunnies.

img_1313.jpgThey look so sweet and are super easy to make.  I used two different types of white card for each bunny.

Papermilldirect White card linen

Papermilldirect White card plain

fie the bows I used:

Papermilldirect celestial blue

Papermilldirect new lilac card stock

 

All the card stock I used is available to buy at Papermilldirect

I would love for you to visit their Blog and see all their lovely card stock they have such a wide variety of card and the colours are beautiful!

plus this Easter you can save 10% using the code EASTER10. Offer ends Monday 2nd of April 2018.

thanks for stopping by today!

vicki

 

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Spellbinders never stop making

Hello!

I was really lucky and got sent some beautiful dies from Spellbinders and I made the following two cards:

This champagne flute die is so adorable and I thought it would look nice if I die cut the background with them. It’s perfect for a wedding or anniversary card.

I used the spellbinders D-Lites Beverages Etched Dies. There is lots more beverages in this cute package which is perfect for your cards.

I then made this masculine card with the adorable tv and control. I know this die will come in very handy for masculine cards especially if they are computer lovers!

I used the spellbinders die D-Lights You’ve Got Game. Its so fun to make some cards using the adorable game dies.

Please head over to the spellbinders website to see all the lovely products and a ton of inspiration.

Thank you Spellbinders and thank you for stopping by today I hope you have a lovely day!

Vic