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Tidings and Trimmings Inspiration

Here’s a Tidings and Trimmings stamp set inspiration. Let’s stamp outside the box and make cute tags for Christmas. It’s a fun and easy project that everyone can do. Here’s how: Stamp with a clear-mount block. Ink and stamp it on Basic White card stock to create a box.Stamp any of the images from the […]

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Reflected In Nature Cards

Reflected In Nature is a new stamp set from the occasional catalogue available until December 2021. The image in this stamp set is beautiful. It features a cottage in an idyllic and calm woodland forest across a lake. When you stamp it, the reflected image is subtle and light. You have to try and see […]

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Journal Collage Art

Journal collage art is a fun project that uses little cut-out bits of paper and embellishments. I always have cut-out pieces and embellishments in a small box on my table and I empty it by making little works of art. It’s so much fun and satisfying because they can be accomplished in such a short […]

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Delicate Dahlias

Delicate Dahlias is perfect for making DIY washi tape. This stamp set is a Sale-a-bration freebie available until the end of September. We’ll be using the small flowers found in the stamp set for our project. In one of my posts, we made DIY washi and then used it to make a stunning card. For […]

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Feels Like Home Stamp Set

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. The Feels Like Home stamp set is a Sale-a-bration freebie available until the end of September. What is washi? It’s printed masking tape used as decoration for paper craft […]

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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 we are going to use this stamp set in another fun project – Ex Libris bookplates. Ex Libris means ‘from the library of”. If you’ve been organising your […]

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To The Moon Card Inspiration

Today we’re using the To The Moon stamp set to make a card. I wanted to make a reusable card for this project. Every piece that goes in this card can be taken apart and re-purposed. When you watch the video tutorial you will notice that I didn’t use any adhesive. It’s a great technique […]

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Plentiful Plants Card Inspiration

The Plentiful Plants stamp set will delight any plant lover. Today we’re taking inspiration from a favourite pastime – growing plants. I have to admit that it’s a hit or miss for me when it comes to keeping plants alive. Luckily, when I stamp them on paper, they don’t die. When I first saw this […]

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Card Folder Technique

Card Folder Technique is something I came up with because I wanted to make 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, this can be repurposed as a cute folder. And here’s how it looks like […]

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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 fun embellishments for your cards or scrapbook pages. I used the 3 smallest dies from the set to create my postage stamps. You can go bigger if you […]

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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 Cards

Let’s make slimline cards. Here’s how: Let’s get the card base sorted. Use a piece of standard size card base (A4 cut in half). You need your card base in a horizontal orientation. Score your card base at a little under the 3 inch mark. You will end up with a slimline card base that’s […]

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Paper Weaving Technique

Paper Weaving technique is a perfect project for our beautiful double-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP). Here’s how: First, choose your paper. It’s best to use double-sided paper so that the colour coordination has been worked out for you. You will need 2 square sheets cut into 4 x 4 inches. Second, trim the papers into […]

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Gold Foil Card Inspiration

There are many ways that you can use gold foil in your card making and one of them is by using a punch to cut them in shapes. For our last card in the Christmas card series, we’ll be using circles to make a New Year’s Day card. Before anything else, I’d like to greet […]

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Daisy Lane Card Inspiration

Here’s a Daisy Lane card inspiration for Day 9 of our series. 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 and […]

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Loyal Leaves Card Inspiration

Here’s a Loyal Leaves card inspiration for Day 8 of our series. The Loyal Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is so versatile. The leaves are beautiful and with this simple technique you can make a gorgeous clean and simple Christmas card. Here’s how: Trim your Whisper White to 5-1/2 x 3-7/8 inches. This will […]

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Campology Card Inspiration

Here’s a Campology card inspiration for Day 7 of our series. Today we are using the Toile technique for our 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. It is usually printed in black, blue or […]

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Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin

Let’s use the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin for Day 6 of our series. 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. Did you know that you can also give this […]

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Snow Globe Shaker Dome

We’re using the Snow Globe Shaker Dome for Day 5 of our series. It’s fun to build this card and if you’re looking for an extra special project this Christmas, give this one a go. Coordination is key for this card. The stamp set coordinates with dies and shaker domes. Let’s begin with some important […]

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Mini Curvy Keepsakes Card

Let’s use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes dies for Day 4 of our series. We’ll be using the star and the sprigs to make a clean & simple Christmas card. We’ll also make a cute box for treats. Did you know that a Ferrero Rocher fits perfectly in this box? You can also put little gifts […]

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