Do you sometimes wonder how you can make something look a little different by not doing much? Well I took out my 42-year-old Elna sewing machine (it’s a little portable one) and did some stitching onto card. The secret is to stitch before you add adhesive so you don’t ‘gum up the works’ in your sewing machine. This is what I came up with: I used Whisper White on Tip Top Taupe and added some of our Burlap ribbon cut… Read more »

Do you love butterflies? I do and I think they give almost any project a real lift. So, I have used the Bold Butterfly Framelits in today’s projects. I’ve combined this card with some left over pieces of Bohemian Designer Series Paper, an old favourite stamp set Papillon Potpourri and a new stamp set Garden In Bloom which is a Photopolymer set. I used Papillon Potpourri butterflies to stamp the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope… Read more »

Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag

Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorials Day 6 Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag The Gift Bag Punch Board is just so versatile. Today I have a video tutorial on how to make a Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag. All quite easy as the video tutorial will show. Measurements: Cut Designer Series Paper to 10″ x 10″ for a Small bag Score along one edge at between 2″ and 2 3/4″ – this is the turn over cuff This is an… Read more »

Do you need to make some quick cards for children? In this case these cards were made for boys using the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set. My Card Class ladies made 2 each of these cards, using the same stamp set but different images. Here I’ve used the Aqua Painter to give the darker underside of the parachute more colour. This would make a great card for a boy. I’ve continued the lego theme by stamping the inside of… Read more »

Male cards can be difficult to make so I came up with this idea for my Triple Treat Class last Friday. I’ve used the Circle Thinlit Die and cut the card to 14cm (5.5″0 and scored at 6.4cm (2.5″) which gives a little hidden flap for writing your message to the recipient. I’ve used a bit of Multipurpose Glue to glue the Linen Thread to the back of the card so when it is untied, it doesn’t fall off. When… Read more »

I just love Sheltering Tree and have again just used the tree canopy to create this card. Very similar to Tuesday’s card, however not so heavy-handed with the tree canopy. So this card uses just the Blushing Bride around the edges with the tree canopy stamp from Sheltering Tree. I’ve used Blushing Bride and Rose Red card as well as Whispering White. I like to use Whispering White card inside my cards and use one of the images from one… Read more »

When the Occasions Catalogue was launched I shared many a project using Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. I haven’t used it for a while however, used it in a bit of a different way for this card. The colours are Rose Red and Blushing Bride. I’ve used just the tree canopy and stamped around the edge of the Whisper White. You get a great effect by inking up in Rose Red, stamping and then stamping off a couple of times…. Read more »

I’ve decided to try another floral stamp set with a punch – Petal Potpourri which combines with the Flower Medallion Punch. I’ve used the punch on the front of the card. The sentiments from Mum’s Love Photopolymer Stamp Set and I’ve used the Flower Medallion Punch to punch the flower from the shape of the Clear Oval Accent Bigz l Die in Strawberry Slush. Again the sentiment from Mum’s Love Photopolymer Stamp Set but the flower is from Petal Potpourri… Read more »

Yesterday I shared the Vivid Vases stamp set with some sewing and today I’ve decided to take a totally different direction and use some dry embossed vellum. I used an Aqua Painter again to colour the image and added tiny pearl to the foliage of the flower. The bow is made from the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine. I do like it’s thickness and the way it seems to tie lovely bows. I’ve used an image from Mum’s Love Photopolymer Stamp… Read more »

Don’t you just love a stamp set which is versatile? You can use this stamp set for so many occasions. These cards have sentiments especially for Mum and also plenty of space on the inside for you to write your message. I’ve used 2014 – 2016 In Colours and these cards which feature Stitched Satin ribbon as a feature. This card is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and I’ve used Wild Wasabi to punch out another Fun Flower to use as leaves… Read more »