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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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Sweet hooray bear card

Good morning I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today with a tutorial on how I made this bear card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Nubuck Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Pastel Pink Plain Card 160gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

For the full tutorial please head on over HERE .

I hope you enjoy making this adorable bear.

Have a lovely 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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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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Thank you shaker card

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

I love making shaker cards and they are super fun to create too!

I used some papermilldirect Smooth lilac card for the backing and a piece of White card hopsack which has a beautiful texture to it. I stamped all my images onto White card super smooth card and heat embossed onto some Plain black card.

I would love for you to read my tutorial and I hope you have fun creating your shaker cards!

Thanks for stopping by,

Vic

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Exciting news

Hello! I hope your having a lovely start to your weekend. I have some really exciting news. I am now on the design team for Papermill direct. I am so honoured and lucky that they asked me they have the best card stock and paper! The quality is amazing and is perfect for crafts.

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I have a tutorial up on the Papermill direct blog on how I made this card. I thought with spring hopefully on the way it would be nice to add some bright colours and of course a hedgehog on a bike!

Products used:

Papermilldirect raspberry card stock

Papermilldirect white hammered card stock

penny black clear stamps

distress ink

derwent inktense pencils

I would love you to check out my post and tutorial, thank you so much!

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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Today is a good day to be happy

Hi! I love this quote from waffle flower crafts “today is a good day to be happy”. It’s so true isn’t it we often wake up feeling the opposite so I am going to keep this quote with me. It’s so important to wake up feeling positive.

I recently got this cute stamp set and wanted to make something straight away.

I love this cute bear on the bike along with the quote so here is the card I made I hope it cheers you up.

I stamped all the images with versamark ink and coloured them in with copics. I also used a metal die to emboss the square which is great as now I can use my dies to emboss along with embossing folders!

This bestie card is made using mama elephant stamps, again I coloured them in with my copic markers. This card took a long time to make but I really enjoyed it, I started with my distress inks to blend the background and die cut the words bestie. I was going to leave it there but I thought it would be fun to turn this into a shaker card, as you know I love a shaker!

I then added all the pieces together and ended up with this as the finished result.

Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you have a great day!

Vic