Make a matching gift box and card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop August ’22…

One of the best things about papercrafting is that you can easily make a matching gift box and card for any occasion, at a fraction of the price it would cost you to buy in the shop. Read on to see how I made this lovely gift I made for someone who is having a tough time. The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who come together to bring you tutorials, blog hops and even quarterly stamp camps, all full of inspiration and ideas for your crafting. This month our theme is […]

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Faux Bleach Technique – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop July ’22…

Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop for our Hues of Happiness Stamp Camp where today I am sharing this faux bleach technique birthday card. This is such a fun technique to try out and I am showcasing how to do it over in the Stamp Camp Facebook Group, so if you have purchased the Hues of Happiness suite from me, head over to the group this weekend to see all the details of how I made this card. I must admit the Hues of Happiness suite is absolutely stunning, and I am sure that you are going to see […]

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New baby card with a twist – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop July ’22…

The theme for this months Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop is Celebrations, and a dear friend of mine became a Grandma last week, so what better than to celebrate with a new baby card. I don’t make many of these, but I hope she likes it. The Stamptastic Friends are a super talented group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who come together once a month to offer you some creative inspiration. Check out the links at the end of the post to see what the rest of the team have made this month. At first glance you might not think this […]

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How to Create a Beach Scene – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop July ’22…

The theme for this months blog hop is ‘Summer Fun’ and what better than to create a beach scene to remind us of long lazy summer days by the beach! I love the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I think this is the perfect way to show off those gorgeous shells. The Tech 4 Stampers are a wonderful group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world, with one thing in common. We are all learning and developing in the world of technology. But our first love is papercrafting, so we are here […]

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Handmade Cards for Men – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop June ’21 …

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK this month, so what better month to have a handmade cards for men theme. The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team have got lots of masculine inspired makes for you to really give you some inspiration for this occasion, but the ideas can also be used for Birthdays, Congratulations or other occasions too. I find making cards for men a challenge, but I think one of the keys is to have a good masculine themed stamp set, just like the Vintage Tools set that I am using here today. This set is filled with […]

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Easy Handmade Cards – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop June ’22…

The theme of this months Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop is ‘Keep It Simple’, and what better title for this blog post then than easy handmade card. Sometimes we think we have to go all out to make fancy and intricate cards, but that really isn’t so, and sometimes simple really is just as good (if not better!!) The Tech 4 Stampers are a wonderful group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators all learning and developing in the world of technology. But our first love is papercrafting, so we are here to share with you all some incredible designs to help […]

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Handmade Wedding Invitations…

I just love the new Cottage Rose stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to make a very special type of project with it today – handmade wedding invitations. When you think weddings, you think special, don’t you, and so I knew this design needed to have the wow factor, but it also needed to be relatively quick to make because you could easily be making a few! I hope you like this project as much as I do, and even if you aren’t making your own handmade wedding invitations this design could easily be turned into a special […]

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Stampin’ Up! In Colors Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop May 2022…

The Creativity Abounds theme for this month’s blog hop is Stampin’ Up! In Colors Cards. We were tasked to make a card to showcase one of more of the new 2022-2024 In Colors, and I wanted to show how these colours can work with our existing colours. The new Stampin’ Up! In Colors are Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet. I’m guessing these names might not mean a lot to you so I thought I would make a little graphic to show you which colours they actually are! I decided to use two of these […]

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How to make an Accordion File style Gift Bag – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’22…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘friendship’, and what better way to celebrate friendship than to gift someone this cut accordion file style gift bag, filled with goodies and treats, a handmade card and maybe even a note to show them how much they mean to you. To make this accordion style gift bag you will need to choose two colours of co-ordinating cardstock. I chose Basic White and Melon Mambo for mine. Take one of those sheets cut two pieces measuring 9cm x 18cm out of it, then score each of them every 1 1/2 cm. Fold […]

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How to make a vellum wrap – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’22…

Hello and welcome, thank you so much for stopping by this blog post today, where I am going to show you how to make a vellum wrap for your cards. Vellum is an awesome product, but it can be hard to know how to use it, so do read on to find out more! This month is the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp, featuring the Symbols of Fortune suite. If you purchased the suite from me you will have automatic entry into this awesome event, for no extra charge, and this project is the one that I will be sharing how […]

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