Author Archives: Paula Reid

Friday Fun Fold – Folded Paper Frame

By | September 17, 2021

Hi there One of the good things about sharing fun fold cards with you each week is that I get to revisit and recreate projects that I haven’t done for years. Todays project isn’t a ‘fun fold’ card as such but has a fun fold element to go on your card and is another great… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – One Layer Cards

By | September 14, 2021

Hi there I fellow demonstrator recently shared a card she had made that had only one layer – the card base – so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s actually harder than it seems – getting some depth to your project by just using stamps and ink. This was a first for me.… Read More »

Team Training Day Project – Fun Fold and Technique Card

By | September 13, 2021

Hi there As mentioned yesterday we held our first ever virtual training day via Facebook Live and Zoom. We all had a ball and managed to learn lots and spend time together. We are definitely looking forward to when we can meet in person. #teamdayoutnz Our original plan was to meet in person with some… Read More »

Virtual Team Training Event

By | September 12, 2021

Hi there Yesterday we were meant to have had an ‘in person’ team training event but due to Covid we had to ‘pivot’ as they now say. So rather than cancel we went online which meant more people were able to attend. It was a fun day with presentations done via Facebook Live, a game… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Buckle Card

By | September 10, 2021

Hi there It’s been some years since I made a Buckle Card and I’ve managed to recreate it with current products. Previously we used either the Word Window Punch or the Classic Label Punch to create the buckle but I managed to find a die that worked a treat from the Tasteful Labels dies. To… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – CASEing

By | September 7, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique is an easy one we can all do – it’s called CASEing (Copy And Share Everything). We often see a card design, a colour combination or a stamp set that inspires us for our own creation or we copy it exactly. This means we’ve CASEd someone else’s work and it’s great… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Angled Fold Card

By | September 3, 2021

Hi there Today’s card came together really quickly – thanks to some pieces already on my crafting desk. I knew the style of fold I wanted to share but hadn’t thought how to ‘dress it’ until I looked on my desk and saw some bits left over from a previous project. As you may know… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Puzzle Card

By | August 31, 2021

Hi there Today I have another way for you to use your Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cardstock to create quick and easy cards. I’ve called this technique the ‘Puzzle Card’ technique. Read on to find out why. For this technique you need 3 pieces of DSP (or a mix as I have here) measuring… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Centre Step Easel Card

By | August 27, 2021

Hi there Last Friday I shared a Vertical Centre Step Card and today I have another variation on this design – it’s a Centre Step Easel Card that I found online created by a UK demo – Joanne James. Isn’t he cute? The Turtle Friends bundle is so versatile – it doesn’t have to be… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Clear Block and Ink Background – Take Two

By | August 24, 2021

Hi there Last week I shared a quick way to create a background for your stamped images. Today I have a variation on that technique with one additional item required – a spritzer filled with water. Each time you do this technique you’ll get a different look – even when using the same ink colours.… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Vertical Centre Step Card

By | August 20, 2021

Hi there Back in March I shared a Horizontal Centre Step card and today I have a Vertical Centre Step card. The method to make this card is the same other than the cardstock is scored in a different orientation. Most templates for this orientation were in inches but I finally found a metric version.… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Clear Block and Ink Background – Take One

By | August 17, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique uses products that you will all have in your crafting stash – a clear block and an ink pad. Together these products will create a cool background for your stamped images. To create the background, ink up your clear block – I used a ‘D‘ sized block for this card –… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Tower Pinwheel Card

By | August 13, 2021

Hi there There have been a number of Tower Pinwheel cards on social media lately and I finally jumped on the band wagon and made one. As is often the case, card designs are made to fit US cardstock which is wider and shorter than metric cardstock. So after a few trials I managed to… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Black Magic Technique

By | August 10, 2021

Hi there The Black Magic technique is where you can create a dramatic look by stamping on dark cardstock with light ink and then colour on top of it. The first time I tried this technique (back in 2017) I used White Craft ink as my base then applied Watercolour pencils and outlined the image… Read More »

July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue is here

By | August 8, 2021

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue is your passport to stunning seasonal projects! It contains all the products you’ll need to craft, create, and celebrate during Halloween, Christmas, and more. Stress less this season! With the perfect papercrafting products for Halloween, Christmas, and every celebration in between, the July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue has got your creativity… Read More »