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Thank you box card

Hello friends.

I’m up on the papermilldirect blog today with a fun box card that also folds to fit into your standard size envelopes.

I used:

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm
Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm
White Card Super Smooth 250gsm
Violet Plain Card 290gsm

You will also need the following craft supplies:
Paper Trimmer
Scoring board
Critter stamps I used Hello Bluebird
Rectangle Die or any shape die ( this will be for your window)
White embossing powder
Heat gun
Foam Tape
Pva glue
To start with you will need to cut down two pieces of card to the following measurements:
5 inches by 3/4 then turn the card and trim at 4 1/2
Next score a line at 4 1/2 and 5 1/4 inches.
Next using one piece of card I die cut a rectangle so that when the box is put together this will be showing the inside. Depending on the size of your die you will need to trim the side of your box flap so that once it’s all adhered it will all fit together nicely. I did adhere my box together before working on the inside of the box.
For the inside I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to A6 size and ink blended the background using inks. I coloured all my images and trimmed them out. I then die cut some grass using Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm and adhered this to the bottom of my insert and also behind the die cut piece of box.
Next I adhered the A6 piece into my box using double sided tape, I then added all the critters using foam tape and PVA glue.
For my greeting I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Violet Plain Card 290gsmand heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered acetate to the sentiment and adhered onto the bottom of the box.
Your box card is now complete.
You can trim down a smaller piece of card and adhere to the back of your box to write your sentiment.
I hope you have fun making some box cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Thank you cute snail card

Hello Vic here today.
I have made a very cute card using the gorgeous Magengo Snail Mail stamp and the Worm Wishes Stamp. How adorable are these images! I had so much fun colouring in these cute critters, they really brighten up your cards!
I also used the beautiful Let the sun shine stamps for the sweet flower and clouds. You can have so much fun mixing up the stamps and adding lots of fun to your cards!

To make this card I printed all the digital stamps and coloured them
In with my Copic markers. I trimmed them out and placed aside. I then used some distress ink to blend the background.


I then die cut some grass and adhered all the images to my card.


To finish off the card I heat embossed a sentiment.


You can view all the stunning Magengo Stamps Here.
Isn’t it cute!

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Vic

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A very big Christmas card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.

I’ve made a very long Christmas card that I struggled to get it all in the frame but here it is:

I’ve used lots of Uniquely creative stamps for this one:

Love you deerly stamp set

Christmas sentiments stamp set

Sloth pals stamp set

Polar pals stamp set

Eucalyptus forest die

I made the background using distress ink and ink blended the colours together. I then heat embossed white snowflakes and inked up the Eucalyptus forest die. After adhering the dies down I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I then stamped and coloured all the images and adhered them to the card. For a bit of extra fun I added some thread and beads that the sloths are holding from the trees.

This card is made using a whole piece of A4 card folded lengthways so that’s why there’s lots of cute images on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely weekend!

Vic

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Space monster card

Good morning!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today here’s the tutorial for this fun monster card:

I really love making fun cards that are great for kids and big kids. I have this fun card up today which is full of monster fun.

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp (Uniquely Creative)
  • Zig Real Brush Markers
  • Waterproof Ink Pad (My Favorite Things)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat Gun
  • White Paint

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To start with I made my card base using Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm which I trimmed down to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm that is a bit smaller than the card base. I mixed up my paint and made paint splashes onto the card. I used my heat gun to quickly dry the paint. I then adhered this to my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the monsters I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and stamped them all with waterproof ink. I then water coloured the images in but be careful not to get the card too wet otherwise it will tear. Once dry I cut them out and adhered them to the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used another piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. I then trimmed this down and adhered to the bottom of my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

You fun space card is now complete! You can add any embellishments or glitter if you wanted too, I think it would great with some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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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

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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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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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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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Hope and strength card

Good morning!

I am today on the papermilldirect blog with this tutorial:

We all go through difficult times and sometimes its nice to say how much you care with a thoughtful card, so today I am going to show you how I created this card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Sentiment stamp
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Flower stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Pink pigment ink
  • Yellow pigment ink
  • Sponges
  • Sequins
  • Twine
  • Clear gems

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To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Plain 250gsm which I trimmed, scored and folded in half. For my front panel I cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment. I then began adding my pigment inks around the edges of the card front with a sponge. I then adhered this onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the flowers I used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped the flowers onto this. I then coloured them in with my markers, cut them out and placed some twine behind them before adhering the flowers down using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To add the finishing details I used some clear gems and sequins which I adhered down using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you feel inspired to make a card for someone who is finding things tough, sometimes a card and the words inside will speak volumes to the recipient.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Boo!!!

Good morning!

There is nothing more fun than making a Halloween card and today I will show you how I created this.

The products I used are:

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Violet Plain Card 290gsm

Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Halloween stamps

• Alphabet die

• Pigment inks and sponges

• Sky stencil

• White embossing powder

• heat gun

• Copic markers

To start with I stamped my Halloween images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in using my copic markers. I then cut these out and put them aside.

I then made my card base using some Black Plain Card 250gsm which I trimmed and scored in half. I them cut down my card front using some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

With my card front I used a sky stencil and added some pigment inks to make a dark grey and purple background. I then adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then die cut the word BOO out of some Violet Plain Card 290gsm and also used some Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold. I adhered these together using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and adhered onto my card front with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my sentiment onto some more Violet Plain Card 290gsm and adhered this with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm under the word BOO.

I then adhered the Halloween images along the bottom using plenty of Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I also have this bright green C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green which is just perfect to put your Halloween card into.

I had so much fun making this card I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by have a lovely day!

Vic