Tag Archives: Birthday

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 »

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 – 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 »

Friday Fun Fold – Z Fold Hinge Card

By | August 6, 2021

Hi there For the last few weeks I’ve been sharing a variety of different takes on the ‘Z fold’ card. I’ve called todays Z fold a ‘hinge card’ as the Z is hinged between the front and back panels. There are 10 pieces of cardstock to this card – I had to really concentrate with… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Triple Time Stamping with DSP

By | August 3, 2021

Hi there This technique is usually used with stamps but using Designer Series Paper (DSP) as an alternative gives you a quick and easy option. I made these cards earlier in the year but seemed to have missed sharing them with you. I might need to check and see which other creations I’ve missed. The… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Double Z Fold version two

By | July 30, 2021

Hi there Last week I shared a Double Z Fold card and today I have another variation to share with you. The base is folded in the same way but this version has a narrow ‘double Z’ banner compared with last weeks shorter banner. As we come to the end of the Designer Series Paper… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Pinwheel technique

By | July 27, 2021

HI there We are in the last week of the July Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion. This week my featured DSP is the Pansy Petals. This paper is part of the Pansy Petals Suite – you can see all the products included in this suite on page 28 and 29 of the Annual Catalogue. To… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Double Z Fold

By | July 23, 2021

Hi there There are lots of ‘Z Fold’ variations and today I have a Double Z Fold. One of the guys at worked turned 21 last weekend and I wanted to make him a fun card. I’ve paired a fun fold (always good for a masculine card) with a fun stamp set – Turtle Friends.… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Starburst Card

By | July 20, 2021

Hi there As we have the Designer Series Paper sale on during July I thought I’d share another technique using one of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is part of the sale – In Good Taste. I’m so glad that this paper carried over from last years catalogue. It’s great for masculine cards and… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Angled Z Fold

By | July 16, 2021

Hi there I hope you’ve all had a good week. It’s hard to believe we are already half way through July. Today’s card is a variation on a Z fold card. It ticks all the boxes for a good fun fold for me – I can get two cards from a sheet of cardstock, easy… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Angle Cut Recess Panel

By | July 13, 2021

Hi there With the current promotion for July being 15% off selected Designer Series Paper (DSP) I thought I’d do a project that uses one of the selected DSP packs. I’ve chosen the Hand-Penned 12″ x 12″ DSP which features the new Pale Papaya In Colour along with 9 other colours. I created two designs… Read More »