Post#167 Love You Card

Valentines day is just a week away and I just realised that I have not made as many cards as I had thought I would….Better late than never…so I’m starting now…
The base of the card is plain blue and the top layer is white….On the top layer I have stamped the large word ‘love’ with red dye ink….I then used a lot if bright coloured inks to stamp various flower stamps on only two sides of the card…
I die cut the word ‘Love’ from blue glitter cardstock and kept it aside….Then I die cut the same word from the top layer and replaced and inset the blue one in it….I have used light blue adhesive pearls in various sizes as embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#165 – Hello Card

I have this printed paper with hearts and ‘hello’ printed in various languages and I was going to use it as the top layer for this card….it would’ve looked good but I changed my mind and decided to cut out all the words and place them individually on the top layer of the card…
I started with a pale pink card base and a white top layer….After stamping the typewriter at the base of the top layer,I randomly stamped hearts with light pink ink….I also coloured in the typewriter and stamped a heart and the word ‘Hey’ on it…
I rounded only two corners of each of the cut outs and sponged them with tattered rose distress ink before placing them on the card…I used the same distress ink to sponge the top layer and the card base…
White adhesive pearls have been used as the only embellishments on this card…
Hope you liked it…
 

Post#164 Glittery & Colourful Card

Today I’m sharing a card that can be given for any special occasion….it can be for a birthday or an anniversary or any other happy event….
The card base is plain yellow….and the top layer has been created using four different distress inks and blending them slightly on a watercolour cardstock…
To decorate the four corners of the top layer I cut two squares out of gold glitter cardstock and cut them diagonally to create these triangular corners…In the middle I have a die cut frame from the same cardstock…the sentiment has been stamped on a yellow piece and die cut and adhered in the middle of the frame..
I used a gold metallic marker to colour in the tiny adhesive pearls that have used as the only embellishments on the card….the glitter cardstock makes it quite attractive and I did not want it to clash with other types of embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#161 Roses Birthday Card

I think gold heat embossing powder is slowly becoming my favourite kind of embossing powder to use on cards….I love how it instantly brightens and highlights everything you emboss with it…it has taken me a while to get a hang of these powders,but now I think I’m able to get almost perfect results…
I started by rounding only two corners of the white card base and the top layer of the card….I then stamped the roses and leaves stamps on the top layer using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder…
To colour in the roses,I decided to use Peerless watercolours…..once the colours were dry,I stamped the sentiment using pink dye ink…
I have used a strip of glitter gold cardstock on one side and a few pink adhesive pearls to decorate the card..
Hope you liked this card…..
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Post#130 – Christmas Shaker Tag

Today I’m sharing a Christmas tag with a small shaker element…..I think that gives the tag a bit of a festive feel….
I started by die cutting the base of the tag using labels eight nesting dies from spellbinders….I then die cut about 6 small circle frames from white cardstock and stuck them one on top of another near the base of the tag….then put in a few sequins and sealed it using an acetate circle…and finally die cut another frame in blue and glued it on top….
Once the shaker section was ready I quickly attached the stamped sentiment and a few sequins and pearls …I glued a 3/4″ red circle and a 1/2″ white one near the top of the tag and and punched a hole for the ribbon…
Hope you liked this tag…
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Post#109 Love Heart Theme Tag

After making some cards and tags I realised that they all had one thing in common….Love Hearts…So I made a few more and decided to share them with you over the next week as a theme… 🙂
Once I die cut the tag,I inked an embossing folder(Honeycomb by Kaisercraft) with pigment ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder…this works perfect for me because I do not own any background stamps…
I then created the watercolour effect using distress inks…simply dab some ink on a small piece of acetate and spritz it with a bit of water…transfer this watered ink directly onto the paper….it becomes more beautiful when two colours combine to create a new one….
Once the tag was dry I attached the three die cut hearts in the center…stamped the sentiment on a banner,added a few punched stars and finally added the ribbons…
Hope you liked this tag…there are a couple more that I’ll be sharing with you soon…
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Post#81 Friends Are the Sunshine Of Life Card

When you make a lot of cards or other papercraft…you are usually left with a lot of scraps…and sometimes that scrap can be used to create new things…I have a habit of saving scrap pieces of paper as they are very handy to use with punches…
So while using the banner punch I was left with these triangular-ish pieces…and I had a printed paper which had these tiny triangles design on it…So I used it as the top layer for the card and attached those punched leftover bits on it…I kept one of those pieces a bit wider and stamped a sentiment on it…I also added a few red adhesive pearls…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#41 Simple and quick goodie box

This has become my favorite way to pack small gift items…..there are no measurements or cutting required….you just need paper in a size that will fit the item and glue tape…
It looks almost like Sunnyboy which is an Australian brand of flavoured ice block and the packaging has a very distinctive tetrahedral shape…..
Decorating these boxes is not very difficult and you can keep it simple like I did or really go for it with the decorations…

I learned how to make these a few years ago from Pootles blog(pootles.co.uk) and have since then made way too many of these..For those of you who want to try this out…..Here is the excellent video tutorial from Sam…

And the next time you’re packing a gift…..try packing it this way….

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Post#37 Gift Card Envelope Pouch

I think it is quite sensible to give a simple gift card instead of a present to someone you don’t know very well and let them choose something themselves…what you can do is to present the gift card in a more beautiful way and not in the very boring printed card holder that retailers give you….
I have used the WRMK envelope punch board here and just scored and punched three sides of the 5″ square cardstock instead of four…the fourth end has been left open and you can see a  hint of the gift card inside…
I decided not use double sided paper for this project….instead I used a stencil and distress inks to print a design on the back of the printed paper…the front of the envelope pouches are decorated with die cuts and stamped sentiments…
Hope you liked these.
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