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Happy Mail Is Here To Stay

Happy mail is here to stay now that the world is house-bound. The spirit of card giving is alive more than ever. In this strange and challenging time, self-isolation puts a tremendous strain on our mental well-being. We feel the need to connect to humankind and although social media and digital platforms offer us opportunities […]

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Tropical Chic Cards

Let’s make cards using the Tropical Chic stamp set. How are you going so far with staying home? Covid-19 is still very much a part of our everyday lives here in Victoria. We were advised to stay home for another month. Holidays are something we can look forward to once the health crisis is over […]

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Snow Globe Card

Let’s make snow globe cards. There’s something enduring and timeless about snow globes. Christmas and cosy winter scenes come to mind. You feel like sitting next to a fire sipping your favourite cuppa, enjoying the flickering lights of your Christmas tree. Here in Australia, it’s summer from December to February. Christmas is usually warm and […]

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Christmas Inspiration – Santa’s Workshop

Christmas is the time when people send the most number of cards. It’s also the busiest time for everyone. There are dinners and lunches to attend with family, workmates and friends. Then, there are gifts to buy and wrap. Weekends are often filled with activities that lead up to Christmas day. It’s hard to have […]

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Card Inspiration – Bokeh Made Simple

Bokeh is a photography term, Japanese for blur. The blur forces us to focus on the subject. In cardmaking, Bokeh produces a great background. I love how it can be achieved easily by playing with inks and sponge daubers. Here’s how: Using a sponge dauber, layer about 2-3 colours on white card stock Using a […]

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Card Inspiration – Neutrals Are Colourful Too

Neutrals can border on being boring when layer upon layer of browns and beiges are used in unbalanced proportions. Aim for elegance when using this palette. Try something simple like black and gray or contrast it with white. Stampin’ Up! Neutrals are made up of varying shades of grays and browns and to make this […]

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Card Inspiration – Simple and Beautiful

Perhaps the best part I like about card making and paper crafting in general is the enjoyment I get from beautiful papers in all shapes, colours, prints, patterns, thickness, textures and sizes. It’s not a wonder that I often use them in card making. Designer Series Papers make it easy to make cards. I often […]

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Card Inspiration – String Art

Here’s something that you can try at home that’s easy and lots of fun. Most likely, you already have all the materials in your craft box/room/studio. Not only is this technique so much fun but you can also share the technique with your kids or other crafty friends. It’s a great excuse to get together […]

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Card Inspiration – White Embossing

There’s something magical and satisfying when something that’s already beautiful transforms into something even better. Stamping is already beautiful on it’s own but when you add white embossing powder and heat tool to the ensemble, it becomes extra special. Here is a basic tip that you can do at home. How to emboss in white: […]

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Card Inspiration – Truly Tailored For Men

We’ve made gorgeous cards for Mother’s Day and now it’s time to make cards for the men in our lives. If you’re like most card makers, inspiration doesn’t come so easily when it comes to male-themed cards. It takes a while to get the colours or the image right before we are truly happy with […]

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Mother’s Day Inspiration – Share What You Love Paper

Mother’s Day (Sunday, 13 May) is just around the corner. One way to add to Mum’s collection of pretty things is by giving her a gift that’s beautiful, practical and handmade. After all, every mother deserves pretty things, even stationery! The Share What You Love Designer Series Papers are elegant, pretty and just in time […]

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April Classes

This is my happy place. I never tire of prepping for a class in this lovely space. My class attendees have taken the time to rejuvenate themselves so I make sure that they have an enjoyable experience. It’s not just about making cards but also the experience of having a creative and social experience in […]

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Card Inspiration – Let’s Sale-a-brate Specialty Papers and Eclectic Expressions

I was over the moon when I paired these two products together while I was preparing samples for my colouring class in May. I love how they worked without even trying. First I selected and fussy cut (fancy word for cutting stamped or printed images) the teapot and cup from one of the papers called […]

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Card Inspiration – Let’s Sale-a-brate With Amazing You and Springtime Foil

March is Craft Month and what better way to craft than with free products. What’s better than 1 free product? 2 free products of course! For today’s card inspiration, I combined Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Amazing You Stamp Set to create beautiful and elegant cards. These products are FREE for any […]

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Card Inspiration – Sale-a-brate With Lots Of Lavender

I’m colouring like a professional with this Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set is FREE for any $90 Stampin’ Up! order. Don’t miss out as Sale-a-bration ends 31 March. Have a closer look at the stamp set. It has the outline of the lavender and then to colour in, just match the […]