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Paper Weaving Technique

Paper Weaving is something you should consider when you find it heart breaking to throw away beautiful scraps of paper. But by all means you should use some new ones too because this is a technique that will showcase your love of paper. So, let’s start weaving! First, choose papers that you like. It’s best […]

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Gold Foil for the New Year

There are many ways that you can use gold foil in your card making and one of them is by punching them out into shapes. For our last card in the Christmas card series, we’ll be using circles. A brand new year is here so let’s bling it up! Before anything else, I’d like to […]

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Daisy Lane Christmas – Day 9

For Day 9 of our Christmas card series, we are using Daisy Lane. This layout came about while decorating my Christmas tree. I have baubles and flowers in the tree so I thought I’d do the same with today’s card. I also brought out another stamp set so I can use the snow globe dome […]

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Loyal Leaves Inspired Christmas – Day 8

The Loyal Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is so versatile that I used it for today’s Christmas card series. The leaves are beautiful on their own so a simple layout is all that it needs to make them stand out. Let’s begin! Trim your Whisper White to 5-1/2 x 3-7/8 inches. This will be […]

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Toile Inspired Christmas – Day 7

Today, we are making a Toile inspired Christmas card. Toile is a fabric printed with a repeating pattern. The standard for Toile is single colour and the theme is usually the scenic French countryside. Toile usually printed in black, blue or red for wallpaper or upholstery. Although the Campology stamp set is not a Christmas […]

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Joy To The World – Day 6

Today we are making a Christmas card from the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up!. If you’re super busy but would still like to give out handmade Christmas cards, then this kit is perfect for you. It’s an all-inclusive kit that comes in a beautiful box so you can actually get 2 […]

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Christmas Snow Globe – Day 5

Today’s card is a Christmas snow globe which is another Christmas classic. I used my Stamparatus for this card because perfect alignment is key. You will also need a Cut & Emboss Machine to cut the hole of the snow globe dome and as I said before, having the right tools will save you time […]

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Mini Curvy Keepsakes – Day 4

Here’s another Christmas card that’s fun and easy to make using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Dies from Stampin’ Up!. As a bonus, there is also a tutorial on how to make these cute boxes for Christmas treats. As each day passes and get closer to the big day you need something to help you make […]

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Christmas Wreath Card – Day 3

The card we’re making today is a Christmas wreath card that is clean, simple and easy to put together. Secondly, there’s texture and just enough 3D elements that make it special. Lastly, notice the gorgeous and tiny jingle bells? Too cute and just perfect for this card. I will show you how easy it is […]

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Journal Spread – Forever Fern

Forever Fern is the star of this journal spread. I’m glad you can join me. Our aim is to make beautiful and creative journal spreads by using stamp sets, dies and tools beyond card making. It doesn’t matter if you’re materials are not current so make sure you bring them out and give them a […]

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Christmas Tags – Day 2

It’s Day 2 and we’re making Christmas tags. It’s still early on and you may still be unsure of how many cards and presents you’ll be giving out this Christmas. Tags will solve the problem because all you need to do is attach the tags onto card bases and voila you have cards! Also, the […]

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Christmas Trees – Day 1

I think it’s only fitting that we start this series with Christmas trees. Is there anything that speaks Christmas more than Christmas trees? I know that in many homes around the world, Christmas trees are put up as early as November. If you can’t put up your trees this early, then we’ll put up a […]

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Journal Inspiration – Forever Fern

Today our journal inspiration will feature Forever Fern and Cheery Chirps (retired set) from Stampin’ Up!. I hope that you enjoyed my last journal post and have decided to join me in this journey by starting your own journal. Our aim is to extend the use of our stamp sets, tools and dies beyond card […]

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Hand Stamped Botanical Stickers

My hand stamped botanical stickers are perfect for today’s card inspiration. Don’t they remind you of a relaxing summer holiday on a tropical island? Check out the pineapples, frangipani and tropical leaves. I can smell the salt sea breeze already! They are made using adhesive sheets therefore you simply peel out the backing and stick […]

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Forever Fern Card Inspiration

Forever Fern is the star of today’s card inspiration. This set has gorgeous and elegant images so you really just want to highlight them and let them speak for themselves. This is the reason why I kept the layout of the card clean and simple. You can easily make this in multiples and stamp them […]

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Dressed To Impress – Journal

Welcome to page 2 of my journal where we’ll be using Dressed To Impress stamp set by Stampin’ Up!. I hope that you enjoyed my last post and that you can join me on my journal journey. Let’s begin! For this journal spread, I used the gorgeous stamp set called Dressed to Impress. This set […]

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Trimming The Town Card Inspiration

Our card inspiration features the Trimming The Town DSP, a new set of papers from Stampin’ Up! found in the 2020 Christmas catalogue. First, what’s DSP? DSP – that’s Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up! language. They are printed papers that are double-sided, acid free, lignin free that has a thickness ideal for all kinds […]

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Dressy Card Inspiration

Well hello fabulous! How about we make a dressy card using the Dressed To Impress stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. This stamp set is for the sassy, brave, bold, sweet and the fierce. Every once in a while we need to be reminded that it’s ok to buy the shoes and to be as bold […]

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Let’s Start A Journal Today

Everyone has to start somewhere and you can join me in making a journal. I’ve been making journals for as long as I can remember for school holiday classes to encourage young people to document their lives. It’s always been a satisfying activity but I haven’t made one in a long time. So let’s start! […]

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Plaid Christmas Packaging Inspiration

Plaid is perfect for our Christmas packaging inspiration today. It goes so well with gifts. Christmas is the most magical time of the year and also the time when we all go crazy over food gifts. Here’s a little inspiration for you to get a head start. They say that we eat with our eyes […]

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