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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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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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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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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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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