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DIY Washi – Feels Like Home Stamp

Let’s try DIY washi using the Feels Like Home stamp set. This is a fun paper craft project that uses the smaller stamps in the set. What is washi? It’s tape that’s decorated or printed with designs, made out of masking tape. They are purely decorative and used in bullet journals, scrapbook pages, card making, […]

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To The Moon Ex Libris

I’m making Ex Libris bookplates using the To The Moon stamp set. In my previous post, I made a card using the same stamp set. This time my goal is to use this stamp set in another practical but fun project – Ex Libris bookplates. Ex Libris means ‘from the library of”. If you’ve been […]

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To The Moon Card

Today we’re using the To The Moon stamp set to make a card. I enjoy looking at the night sky and make it a habit to check out the moon and it’s many phases. So naturally, I’m over the moon with this set…pun intended. Lately, I’ve been making cards that can be taken apart and […]

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Plentiful Plants Card Inspiration

The Plentiful Plants stamp set is so much fun to use. More and more people are spending time outdoors cultivating the garden so naturally we see this influence in paper crafting too. I have to admit that it’s a hit or miss for me when it comes to keeping plants alive. Luckily, when I stamp […]

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Card In A Plant Box

This card in a plant box is a simpler version of a flower pot card. I love it when the receiver can take the card apart and reuse it in other ways. For instance, the plant box can be repurposed as a small folder. The plant box is a small folder closed at the bottom […]

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Faux Postage Stamps

Faux postage stamps are fun and easy to make with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Combined with Designer Series Papers and stamp sets, faux postage stamps are a fun addition to your cards or scrapbook pages. I used the 3 smallest dies from the set to create my postage stamps. You can go bigger if […]

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Colour Wheel Technique

The colour wheel is a valuable tool that you can use for card making. Have you ever tried making one with the ink pads that you own? The simplest way is to do a pie chart divided into 6 segments. The 6 segments will house your primary and secondary colours. Your primary colours are red […]

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Slimline Mosaic Technique

Slimline mosaic technique is my version of the slimline cards that are popping up everywhere. But first, let’s get the card base sorted. Use a piece of standard size card base (A4 cut in half). Instead of scoring (folding) at 4-1/4 inch, score your card base at a little under the 3 inch mark. You […]

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Paper Weaving Technique

Paper Weaving is something you should consider when have accumulated a lot of beautiful scraps of paper. Give them a new lease on life by weaving. Let’s begin. First, choose papers that you like. It’s best to use double-sided paper so that you don’t have to think hard in terms of colour coordination. You will […]

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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 is usually printed in black, blue or red for wallpaper or upholstery. Although the Campology stamp set is not a […]

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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. Why not give one as a […]

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Christmas Snow Globe – Day 5

Today’s card is a Christmas snow globe. 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. Having the right tools such as an embossing and cutting machine makes a difference when making cards en […]

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Mini Curvy Keepsakes – Day 4

The Mini Curvy Keepsakes Dies is a set that’s perfect for making this Christmas card. By using the star and sprigs in the set you can make a clean and simple card that’s easy to make in multiples. We’ll also make a cute box for treats. It feels so nice to be able to give […]

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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. There’s texture and just enough 3D elements to make it extra special. I particularly love the little jingle bells! When making cards in multiples, it’s best to use a good cutting and embossing machine. I suggest […]

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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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