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Card Inspiration – Dinosaur Cards

It’s time to make cards for our little heroes. Our children have been resilient, brave and understanding as they adjust to life in quarantine and isolation. Dance class, swim class, sports and extra curricular activities have been cancelled. So do playground visits and playdates. School is done at home. I have a 5-year old and […]

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Card Inspiration – Tropical Chic Cards

How are you going so far with staying home? Covid-19 is still very much a part of our everyday lives and in Victoria, we were advised to stay home for another month. Holidays are something we can look forward to once the health crisis is over and while we wait and dream of that getaway, […]

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Card Inspiration – Snow Globe

There’s something enduring and timeless about snow globes. Christmas and cosy winter scenes comes to mind. You feel like sitting next to a fire sipping your favourite cuppa, enjoying the flickering lights of your Christmas tree. Here in Australia, it’s summer from December to February. Christmas is usually warm and there’s no snow in sight. […]

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Card Inspiration – Bokeh Made Simple

Bokeh is a photography term, Japanese for blur. The blur forces us to focus on the subject. In cardmaking, Bokeh produces a great background. I love how it can be achieved easily by playing with inks and sponge daubers. Here’s how: Using a sponge dauber, layer about 2-3 colours on white card stock Using a […]

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Card Inspiration – Neutrals Are Colourful Too

Neutrals can border on being boring when layer upon layer of browns and beiges are used in unbalanced proportions. Aim for elegance when using this palette. Try something simple like black and gray or contrast it with white. Stampin’ Up! Neutrals are made up of varying shades of grays and browns and to make this […]

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Card Inspiration – Simple and Beautiful

Perhaps the best part I like about card making and paper crafting in general is the enjoyment I get from beautiful papers in all shapes, colours, prints, patterns, thickness, textures and sizes. It’s not a wonder that I often use them in card making. Designer Series Papers make it easy to make cards. I often […]

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Card Inspiration – String Art

Here’s something that you can try at home that’s easy and lots of fun. Most likely, you already have all the materials in your craft box/room/studio. Not only is this technique so much fun but you can also share the technique with your kids or other crafty friends. It’s a great excuse to get together […]

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Card Inspiration – White Embossing

There’s something magical and satisfying when something that’s already beautiful transforms into something even better. Stamping is already beautiful on it’s own but when you add white embossing powder and heat tool to the ensemble, it becomes extra special. Here is a basic tip that you can do at home. How to emboss in white: […]

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Card Inspiration – Truly Tailored For Men

We’ve made gorgeous cards for Mother’s Day and now it’s time to make cards for the men in our lives. If you’re like most card makers, inspiration doesn’t come so easily when it comes to male-themed cards. It takes a while to get the colours or the image right before we are truly happy with […]

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Card Inspiration – Let’s Sale-a-brate Specialty Papers and Eclectic Expressions

I was over the moon when I paired these two products together while I was preparing samples for my colouring class in May. I love how they worked without even trying. First I selected and fussy cut (fancy word for cutting stamped or printed images) the teapot and cup from one of the papers called […]

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Card Inspiration – Let’s Sale-a-brate With Amazing You and Springtime Foil

March is Craft Month and what better way to craft than with free products. What’s better than 1 free product? 2 free products of course! For today’s card inspiration, I combined Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Amazing You Stamp Set to create beautiful and elegant cards. These products are FREE for any […]

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Card Inspiration – Sale-a-brate With Lots Of Lavender

I’m colouring like a professional with this Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set is FREE for any $90 Stampin’ Up! order. Don’t miss out as Sale-a-bration ends 31 March. Have a closer look at the stamp set. It has the outline of the lavender and then to colour in, just match the […]

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Card Inspiration – Let’s Sale-a-brate With Party Pandas

When something is too good, easy and true, I share it with everyone. Take this free Sale-a-bration Party Pandas Stamp Set which I paired with the Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper. It’s a match made in heaven. I couldn’t be happier with the festive results. Here’s how : 1. Cut your 6×6 Picture […]

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Card Inspiration – Make That A Kit, Please

It’s always a challenge to fit in some creative time in this busy world. With planning and a little help from this Perennial Birthday Project Kit, you can enjoy some much needed crafty me-time. So, the thing I love about this kit is that I can make 16 gorgeous birthday cards in one sitting. All […]

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Card Inspiration – Keep It Clean and Simple

It took me a while to develop a style that is beautiful and effective when making my cards. Perhaps my best advice is to keep it clean and simple. Try and use all the images that come in your stamp set to create a card. Stampin’ Up! is known for stamp sets that coordinate to […]