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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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Stamping Using Markers As Ink

Have you tried stamping using markers as ink in your card making? It’s a technique that requires only a few things so you should be able to manage with what you have. To ink your stamps, simply run your markers on the images then stamp. The photo above shows you how. It’s as easy as […]

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Jar of Flowers Masking Technique

Today, we are going to use Jar of Flowers from Stampin’ Up! to do some masking on our cards. Masks are everywhere. These days wearing a mask has become as normal as wearing a hat. This piece of covering is our line of defence when we’re out. I cover for you and you cover for […]

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How To Stick Labels On Your Ink Pads

Today, I’ll show you how to stick labels on your ink pads. Raise your hand if you label your ink pads. Good on you if you do this religiously when a new ink pad arrives at your doorstep because many skip this part altogether. Perhaps it’s the excitement of breaking open a new colour or […]

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Cutting Designer Series Paper

Here’s a quick tip in cutting designer series paper. Beautifully printed papers are essential for paper crafting. Adding a layer of gorgeous print adds interest and also the easiest and most effective way to bring your projects to life. How many times have you reached for your Designer Series Papers when you needed to make […]

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How To Cut Card Stock

Here’s a quick guide on how to cut card stock. It 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 […]

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Basic Essentials In Card Making

It is simple to make a handmade card if you have the right tools and if you have just discovered the joy of card making then you have come to the right place. The two questions I often get from my customers are “What do I need to start card making?” and “How much will […]

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Card Making 101 – Card Stock

Card stock is the paper that we use for card making and scrapbooking. It is more durable and thicker than your normal text or printing paper. You have your A4 size which is the preferred size for card making and the larger 12×12 which scrapbookers love! Where do I buy and how do I choose […]

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Card Making 101 – Cutting Mat & Paper Trimmer

Here’s the second part of card making 101. It makes sense to invest in these two items. It helps when you have a good surface to work on and a good paper trimmer to cut your card stock. Let’s shed some light on your cutting mat and paper trimmer. Cutting Mat I recommend a good […]

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Card Making 101 – Your Basic Essentials

“What do I need to start making my own cards? Do I need to buy everything?” I get this question many times. My advice is to keep it simple and practical. There are so many beautiful products available for papercrafting and it can get confusing and quite overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. […]