Author Archives: Paula Reid

Technique Tuesday – Partial Dry Embossing

By | June 22, 2021

Hi there Last Saturday I held a workshop for a lovely group of ladies – we had a great afternoon crafting and here is one of the cards we made. It uses the partial dry embossing technique. This is where you dry emboss your cardstock front but leave an area free of the embossing to… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Split Negative

By | June 15, 2021

Hi there Today we have the Split Negative technique. This is a new one for me – I can’t believe I’ve never made a card using this cool technique. I’m so glad we’ve got black embossing powder back in our catalogue although you could do this with Memento Black ink. To create this card you… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Spotlight Technique

By | June 8, 2021

Hi there The Spotlight Technique is a great technique to use with large line art stamps. I now have the perfect stamp for this – Daisy Garden – and a new way of creating this technique thanks to a fellow demonstrator Tee-Jay. Normally you would stamp your image, die cut part of the image out… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Turtle Friends

By | June 4, 2021

Hi there Today’s fun fold card is another one we made at last month’s team training. It’s a 5″ square card and features the cute Turtle Friends Bundle on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue. The front of the card has been scored in half and has two panels that have been dry embossed with… Read More »

Expressions in Ink – Quick and Simple Card

By | June 2, 2021

Hi there Today’s post is a quick and simple card we made at our recent training event. Even though this layout is a simple one it still has lots of texture and layers to please the eye. The Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so gorgeous and has a lovely range of… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Heat Emboss Edging

By | May 25, 2021

Hi there Earlier this month we had a team training day. It was great to catch up with fellow demos and create projects using new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The first project I’ll share uses products from the You’re A Peach Suite on page 60-61 and combines them with the Hand-Penned Memories and… Read More »

Fun Fold Friday – Z Fold Gate Card

By | May 21, 2021

Hi there Last weekend I attended a team training (will share the projects we made next week) and saw this card on display which had been made by Helen Wigan. I love fun folds so took a few photos and measurements so I could recreate it. I’m not sure what this card fold is called… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Embossing Paste Mask

By | May 18, 2021

Hi there Last Tuesday I shared a project that required masking using a Post-It Note and today I have another project using a different masking technique. For this technique you can create your own mask as I’ve done or use a Decorative Mask as shown on page 128 of the Annual Catalogue. I’ve combined my… Read More »

Fun Fold Friday – Pull Out Z Fold

By | May 14, 2021

Hi there You may have seen the term ‘CASE’ and wondered what it meant. CASE (in stamping terms) means Copy And Share Everything. Today’s fun fold card has been CASE’d from a US demo Susan Campfield so this design is not my idea. I’ve used the new Pansy Patch Bundle (which is part of the… Read More »

Fun Fold Friday – Triangular Tri-fold

By | May 7, 2021

Hi there I was first shown this fold of card by another demo -Kristine McNickle – last year. We made it in a portrait orientation but for today’s card I’ve swapped it around to be a landscape card. It uses a whole sheet of A4 cardstock for the base – 21cm x 27cm – cut… Read More »