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Christmas Card Ideas

Christmas card making in July is always a great idea. Winter is upon us so the weather is perfect for it. It’s exactly what we did for our July Catch-Up. We used the stamp set called Christmas Season on the day and each attendee also took it home. One of the projects was the card […]

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Cards Shaped Like Paper Houses

Cards shaped like paper houses is a fun-fold technique that’s easy and only require simple basic measurements and fold lines. Here’s how: First, you’ll need a piece of 4 x 11-1/2 inch Basic White Thick Cardstock. Fold it in half and use this score line to form the roof. Measure 1-1/2 inch out from the […]

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Ombre Technique

Ombre Technique – It’s an inking technique that I enjoy using blending brushes. The aim is to overlap the colours but the transition should be subtle. It’s as if the colours are bleeding onto each other. Helpful tools for this technique will be blending brushes, sponge daubers, decorative masks and a colour wheel (to help […]

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Monochrome Stamping Technique

Monochrome stamping technique – It is a creative way of producing an image using one ink colour in at least a dozen varying shades. In my card making, I combine several stamp sets and at least a dozen colours to achieve the monochromatic effect that I want. Monochrome stamping is my favourite technique because it […]

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In The Moment Inspiration

The In The Moment stamp set is our take-home product for March Stamp Club. It’s perfect for keeping in touch with family and friends. Also, Mother’s Day is just around the corner so if your Mum likes to stamp, she might like this as a gift. Our Stamp Club attendees enjoyed the projects above. We […]

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To The Moon Inspiration

To The Moon stamp set is our inspiration for February Stamp Club. I love a good set of celestial stamps, don’t you? Coincidentally, February is also Valentine’s month and this set is perfect for it because then the people you love can have the moon and the stars too! (just in your cards, of course) […]

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Eden’s Garden Inspiration

Eden’s Garden has beautiful botanical images and coordinates with a gorgeous intricate set of dies. We had so much fun creating these projects during our monthly creative catch-up for January Stamp Club. The first card is a clever way of using the leaves in the set. Stamp the leaves in layers in Balmy Blue, Soft […]

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Days To Remember, Peaceful Moments and Best Year

Days To Remember, Peaceful Moments and Best Year are my top choices for greetings and sentiments. They were also the take-home products for Stamp Club. If you signed up for December Stamp Club, you would have chosen one or all of the stamp sets to be in your kit. As mentioned before, stamp club is […]

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Butterfly Brilliance Inspiration

We used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set on our November Stamp Club and everyone loved it. It was also the take-home product for Stamp Club. Stamp Club is a monthly creative catch-up where attendees receive a stamp set and also materials for projects that I prepared for us to assemble. Each month is different so […]

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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 Christmas tags. It’s a fun, quick and easy project that anyone can do. Here’s how: Transfer ink to a clear-mount block and stamp it on a piece of Basic White card stock to create a box. Stamp any of […]

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Reflected In Nature Cards

Reflected In Nature is a new stamp set from the occasional catalogue that’s only 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 […]

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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 plants 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, scrapbook pages and bullet journals. I used the 3 smallest dies from the set to create my postage stamps. You can go bigger […]

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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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