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Card Inspiration – Koala and Aussie Sunshine

Spring has sprung in Australia and we love basking in the sun whenever it decides to grace us with it’s presence. Humans and animals have begun crawling out of the winter gloom and are venturing out once more. Although we’re still in lockdown here in Victoria, exercising outside has become more pleasant with the warmth […]

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Card Inspiration – Tile Work Technique Tutorial

Here’s a technique that you can do during your quiet time at home. It only requires a few things that you probably already own like a punch, stamp set and ink pads. For my cards I used the following: Whisper White Cardstock 2020-2022 In Color Clear Block D Timeless Tropical stamp set Nature’s Beauty stamp […]

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Card Inspiration – Inking With Markers

Have you tried inking your stamp sets with markers? It’s a technique that requires only a few things so you should be able to manage with what you have. To ink your stamps, simply run your markers on the images then stamp. The photo above shows you how. It’s as easy as that! Inking with […]

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Card Inspiration – Masking Technique Tutorial

Masks are everywhere. These days wearing a mask have become as normal as wearing a hat. This piece of covering is our line of defence when we’re out. I cover for you and you cover for me because we need to keep each other safe. It’s the sign of the times therefore today it’s fitting […]

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Card Making 101 – Label Your Ink Pads

Raise your hand if you label your ink pads. Good on you if you do this religiously when a new ink pad arrives at your doorstep because many skip this part. Perhaps it’s the excitement of breaking open a new colour or maybe you don’t know how? So why do we label in the first […]

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Coordinating Products – Flowers For Every Season and In Color

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is a treasure trove of ideas for card making and memory keeping therefore I recommend that you get a copy if you don’t have one yet. In there, you’ll find coordinating products to help you in your projects and samples that you can copy. Whenever a new catalogue comes out […]

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Card Making 101 – Cutting Designer Series Paper

Beautifully printed papers are essential for paper crafting. Adding a layer of gorgeous print adds interest and also the easiest and most effective way to bring your projects to life. How many times have you reached for your Designer Series Papers when you needed to make a card in a hurry? It’s my go-to when […]

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Card Making 101 – How To Cut Card Stock

Cutting card stock is one of the most important lessons in card making. Paper is expensive and you don’t want to waste it. Card stock is usually available in 2 sizes – A4 and 12×12 (inches). Make sure that you have a good quality paper trimmer and scorer. This tool is a must for every […]

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Basic Essentials In Card Making

It is simple to make a handmade card if you have the right tools and if you have just discovered the joy of card making then you have come to the right place. The two questions I often get from my customers are “What do I need to start card making?” and “How much will […]

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Card Making 101 – Card Stock

Card stock is the paper that we use for card making and scrapbooking. It is more durable and thicker than your normal text or printing paper. You have your A4 size which is the preferred size for card making and the larger 12×12 which scrapbookers love! Where do I buy and how do I choose […]

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Card Making 101 – Cutting Mat & Paper Trimmer

Here’s the second part of card making 101. It makes sense to invest in these two items. It helps when you have a good surface to work on and a good paper trimmer to cut your card stock. Let’s shed some light on your cutting mat and paper trimmer. Cutting Mat I recommend a good […]

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Card Making 101 – Your Basic Essentials

“What do I need to start making my own cards? Do I need to buy everything?” I get this question many times. My advice is to keep it simple and practical. There are so many beautiful products available for papercrafting and it can get confusing and quite overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. […]