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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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Ornate Garden Suite Collection Now Available

Victorian design never goes out of style. This suite will delight every card maker and paper crafter. The perfect coordination of flowery images and ornately intricate dies will inspire you to make beautiful projects. Add designer series paper, embossing folder and embellishments to the mix and you’ll really enjoy the full potential of this suite. […]

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Christmas Inspiration – Glitter And A Bit Of Paper

Here’s little inspiration for your Christmas table place settings this year. We all know that Christmas is not the same without the glitter and shine of tinsel, papers and Christmas decorations. With a little bit of paper, you can make a little box and put glitter nail polish as thank you gifts for your guests. […]

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Mother’s Day Inspiration – Share What You Love Paper

Mother’s Day (Sunday, 13 May) is just around the corner. One way to add to Mum’s collection of pretty things is by giving her a gift that’s beautiful, practical and handmade. After all, every mother deserves pretty things, even stationery! The Share What You Love Designer Series Papers are elegant, pretty and just in time […]

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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 – 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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Envelope Inspiration – Waste Not, Want Not

As I was clearing some shelves in the craft house, I noticed my pile of magazines building up in the corner. Today is the day that I will make something out of them. In the spirit of reducing, reusing and recycling, I decided to make envelopes out of each and every page of the magazine. […]

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Card Inspiration – Colouring Books

Do you have colouring books that you finished ages ago but are just lying there doing nothing? Or, have you lost interest because your pens dried out? Colouring is a very relaxing hobby. Some people take their time colouring while others like to finish colouring a page at one sitting. My mum finished an entire […]

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Card Inspiration – Pretty Paper and Birthday Balloons

I am a big fan of a good card layout. This one is an inspiration for card makers who are beginners. It can be a starting point as you gain confidence in stamping and using Designer Series Paper. It’s also an inspiration for those who are expert card makers and hoarders of pretty papers out […]

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Hello 2016 Catalogue. You’re so lovely.

June has finally arrived and so has the much anticipated copy. I must say that the 2016 catalogue is the loveliest thing that was delivered on my doorstep this month. I savoured every page with a nice cuppa and a  serviette to wipe the drool off my chin. So here it is, my favourite items […]

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The Frugal Stamper

Last year, I made handmade invitation cards for my daughter’s baptism. I used the oval and butterfly die cuts which left me with scraps that were too nice to throw away. Recently, I was going through a mountain of scrap papers that was waiting for me to re-purpose and found them among the pile. It […]

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3-in-1 Card Layout

This layout is a great way to maximise your 6″x6″ paper. I only had a couple of very thin strips of paper that were too small to keep. No left-overs mean no small bits of paper piling up begging to be used at some point. Can you relate to this problem? Ok. Here’s how. Simply […]

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Three-ways With 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up!’s 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper Stack is always my choice of paper when I make cards. It’s just the right size for cards. There are 48 double-sided sheets in the stack so that’s great value at $14. Here are 3 layouts that you can do with 1 sheet of paper. I used the free […]

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Card Making Tip Christmas Handmade Stampin' Up!

Christmas Cards Sorted – Mission Accomplished