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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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My favourite things card design superstar competition

Hello crafty friends. I hope your having a nice day.

It’s that exciting time again where My favourite things are having their annual card design superstar competition. You can enter the competition Here.

I’ve made two cards. My first card is for the colouring virtuoso.

I’ve used the gorgeous Sweater Weather in the woods stamp set. I’ve also used the diagonal design background stamp that I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the images and coloured them in with copic markers. I then used the Homespun stitch lines on some white card and trimmed around the top of the stitch lines to look like a hill. The sentiment strip is die cut using my favourite things blueprint 12 die set.

For my second card for the innovation master category I made a sweet birthday shaker card.

For this card I used Birthday bear and friends stamp set. I made my shaker are using the Circle stax dies. I ink blended the background and then die cut a circle in the middle of the card. I then used the tiny triangles stencil and ink blended over this before making the shaker part.

I then added acetate and foam tape to the back and filled the center of the card with pretty gems and sequins. I then heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder before adhering down the images. To finish the card off I added a few more gems around the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Vic

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Happy birthday colourful shaker card

Hello there!

I have another fun post up on the Papermilldirect blog for you today. I’ve used some bright yellow for a colourful birthday card.

Here’s the tutorial:

I have a really fun Birthday Shaker card today.

You Will Need:

You Will Also Need:

  • Bunny Stamps (My Favorite Things)
  • Scallop Border Die (Hello Bluebird)
  • Copic Markers
  • Birthday Die (Uniquely Creative)
  • Sequins
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Versamark Ink
  • Acetate

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm to 4 x 1/8″ and I scored at 5x 7/8″. I then die cut the border using some Daffodil Yellow Smooth Card 240gsm. I turned this over and adhered the acetate sheet using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. Once this is dry I added some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm around the edges and added the sequins. I then adhered this on to the card base.

Using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm stamp and colour your images and adhere them to the card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Next use a piece Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and die cut the word birthday. Adhere to your card base using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. Then using a piece of New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm stamp the word happy with versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Trim this down and adhere to your card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Your Fun shaker card is now complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Sweet bear birthday card

Good morning!

I have this sweet bear card up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I absolutely love ink blending onto my cards and Papermilldirect’s White Card Super Smooth 250gsm is just perfect for this.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Birthday bear (My Favorite Things)
  • Happy stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Birthday Die (Uniquely creative )
  • Gold embossing powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Hear die (Paper Smooches)
  • Heat Gun
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled glass, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers
  • Sponge

Bear Birthday

To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I trimmed this at 4 1\8 and scored at 5 7\8. I then cut down another piece for my card front. This piece we will be ink blending on.

To start the ink blending I started with some Tumbled Glass and gently applied this to the card. I then bought in some Faded Jeans and ink blended this at the top of the card. For the bottom part I used Peacock Feathers and gently applied the ink along the bottom. When you first start ink blending it will look terrible to start with but just keep going for a few minutes and it will start to blend together.

I then adhered this onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then stamped and coloured the images onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and adhered them onto my card.

I then die cut the word birthday using some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I die cut this twice and used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and adhered this onto my card. I added a die heart using some Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

I then embossed the greeting on a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and adhered this onto the card.

Your Bear Birthday card is now complete.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!

Vic

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A sweet congratulations card

Hello there!

I have this cute congratulations card up on the Papermilldirect blog today.

Its always handy to have a congratulations card at the ready so I made one that can be used for different occasions. 

You will need:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I used a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm which I trimmed to 4 1/4 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and scored every quarter to make a textured background. I adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. With the leftover White Card Super Smooth 250gsm I die cut the word congrats 5 times and adhered each layer with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then adhered this onto my card front.

Stamp and colour your images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and cut them out. Adhere to your card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To add some finishing touches I added some nuvo drops. You can add any embellishment that you like, I hope you have fun making this card.

Have a lovely day!

Vic

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Hooray baby card

Good morning,

I am up today on the Papermilldirect blog with this card:

I love making baby cards and also using Papermilldirect slate coloured card, so I thought it would be nice to make a baby card with the Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm with a hint of sparkle!

The products I used are:

Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

• Die cutting machine

• Card front panel die

• Hooray die

• Elephant stamp

• Copic Markers

• Gems or sequins

To start with I made my card base. I used a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. For my die cut panel I run a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm through my cutting machine and adhered this down onto my card front using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut the word hooray using some Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm a few times and adhered these words together using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut the word once more using a piece of Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm. This was then adhered onto the back of the other pieces and I slightly moved this so that the glitter shows through. I adhered this onto my card front with some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then got a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped the elephant image. I then used my copic markers to colour him in. After cutting the stamp out I adhered him onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

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

You can change the colours on this to make a baby girl card too.

I hope you have fun creating this card!

Have a lovely day!

Vic

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Mft stamps superstar card designs

Hello! I hope your having a lovely evening. I’m joining in all the fun at My favourite things card design superstar competition this year. This is such a fun contest and I always have such fun with the competition.

Here is my entry for the clean and simple genius:

These pirate stamps are so much fun I absolutely love them!

You can purchase this stamp set: Here

And here is my entry for the innovation master:

Another one of my favourite stamps I love colouring these dragons in they are super cute!

You can purchase this stamp set Here

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enter the contest too!

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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Catching up

Hello! I hope your having a lovely Friday, sorry it’s been quiet over here on my blog I have moved and finally getting everything unpacked.

I have been making cards some evenings so here’s my most recent makes:

I made this shaker card and used the sweet squirrel from my favourite things. I coloured her in with distress inks and I love the glitter paper from papermill direct it doesn’t shed woohoo!!!

Another card made using my favourite things stamps these bears are so fun for birthday cards. I coloured these with my copics.

This cute little bear is perfect for a masculine card and I have to admit men cards aren’t my thing I find them really hard to make and they usually end up in the bin! This stamp set is by Newton’s nook and is great if your struggling like me with a man card.

Here’s a peek into my card stock I am trying to use up more coloured card as again I sometimes find it a challenge to use them. I usually stick to white and make my own colour backgrounds, but I’m going to challenge myself to use the bright card.

Thank you so much for stopping by I will be back soon with a super exciting post!

Vic

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Seeing stars

Hi!

If I see any craft bits with stars I automatically think of Christmas so what better way to use this background stamp than on a Christmas card. I used a grey tone paper and heat embossed white embossing powder onto it, the stamp is by hero arts and I absolutely love it.

I then stamped these my favourite things stamps and coloured them in with my copic markers.

I have so many more cards to make it’s crazy!!!

I did make another card too! I used these adorable mama elephant stamps.

Okay so this doesn’t have stars as a background but it’s got polka dots…

I used some embossing paste for this one which looks like giant snow ha ha! I’ve actually really been enjoying my embossing powders and paste lately and I treated myself to some new bright colours which I will share on another card.

Thanks so much for popping by today I will be back soon!

Have a wonderful day

Vic