Author Archives: Paula Reid

Technique Tuesday – Gilded Leafing with Heat and Stick Powder

By | October 19, 2021

Hi there I have another project using the Gilded Leafing and this time we’re combining it with the Heat & Stick Powder from page 167. This is the ‘go to’ page for all the different types of adhesives. For this card the Gilded Leafing gives a similar effect as heat embossing. I’ve used the Painted… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Faux Pocket Card

By | October 15, 2021

Hi there You may have heard of or made a Pocket Card but have you made a Faux Pocket Card? This was my first attempt at a Faux version and I love how easy it was to create. From this view the card base looks as though it’s a ‘pocket’ but in fact it opens… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Gilded Leafing with Tear and Tape

By | October 12, 2021

Hi there Have you tried our Gilded Leafing on page 143 of the Annual Catalogue? This was a carryover product from the January-June Mini Catalogue and I must admit I haven’t used mine much. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some ways you can use it with different types of adhesive. First up… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Bay Window Card

By | October 8, 2021

Hi there I’m back again with another fun fold card that’s new to me – it’s called a Bay Window Card. It uses a half sheet of A4 cardstock and with 5 easy scores you have a fun fold card. This card design has been around for awhile and was so easy to make. It… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Chalk Pastels and Dry Embossing

By | October 5, 2021

Hi there Who knew the Chalk Pastels were so versatile? Today’s project features another technique for you to try with the Chalk Pastels and an Embossing Folder. I’ve chosen the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. These aren’t normal colours I would have chosen to use with this folder but I actually really like how it turned… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Side Flap Card

By | October 1, 2021

Hi there I came across a card idea I’d saved from years ago and decided to recreate it to fit our metric cardstock and current products. The original card used half a sheet of cardstock for the base and the flap. What I wanted for my card was to recreate the ‘flap’ on the side… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Chalk Pastels and VersaMark

By | September 28, 2021

Hi there I’ve got another technique to share today using our Chalk Pastels, VersaMark, a Sponge Dauber and a Cotton Bud. For this card I stamped the large image from Forever Blossoms with VersaMark to the largest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies. To apply the Chalk I ‘scribbled’ some to my desk pad… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Delightful Tag Topper Card

By | September 24, 2021

Hi there Today’s card is another variation on a Gate Fold card – it uses the Delightful Tag Topper punch to create the closure.  I love it when our products have more than one use. I’ve created a number of this style of card in the past and previously I had used the Scallop Tag… Read More »

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 »