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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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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Card Design Inspiration – CASE a Colleague – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop April ’21…

Sometimes it can be hard to get that all important card design inspiration, so the Stamptastic Friends are here to show you one way you can make a start when you are really struggling for what to create, with our CASE a Colleague blog hop. The Stamptastic Friends are a friendly bunch of talented crafters who come together once a month to share their passion for all things crafty with you. We would love you to be inspired by our ideas, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post to see what […]

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Stampin’ Up! Colour Co-ordination – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop April ’21…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘Pretty in Pink’, so it seemed an ideal time for me to tell you all about Colour Coordination by Stampin’ Up! If you were to ask people what they love about Stampin’ Up! craft supplies you would probably get two answers… 1. Quality (it really is outstanding) and 2. Colour Coordination. Only a crafter will understand the pain of trying to find different pinks to match, so what a joy that you can get it all in one place, in the colour of your choice! Who are the Tech 4 Stampers? We […]

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Make a Masculine Z-Fold Card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop March ’21…

The Stamptastic Friends have got a super hop for you this month as we all showcase our favourite tools, and I am demonstrating how to make a masculine z-fold card to highlight the awesome Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer. The Stamptastic Friends are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more ideas and inspiration. I must admit I have been absolutely blown away by the new paper offering, Waves of the Ocean. It is […]

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How to make an Easter Treat – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop March ’21…

Hello again my crafty friends, this month’s theme for the Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop is ‘Sweet Treats’, so I am sharing with you today how to make an Easter Treat – perfect to fit a small filled chocolate egg treat (you know the one’s I mean!!) Tech 4 Stampers is a wonderful group run by the fabulous Louise Sims, who enables fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to build their own websites and learn about all things tech related – I personally would be lost without her support and guidance! I started making my Easter Treat by taking a piece of […]

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What is Paper Piecing in Cardmaking?

I am running an in person event on Friday, and when I told my ladies what we would be doing, they had one question for me… “what is paper piecing in cardmaking”. You see, it’s a term commonly used in the quilting community, but it is a technique that isn’t that well known when it comes to paper crafting, so I thought I would take the opportunity to show you all about it, too! Paper piecing is when you use patterned paper to make up some of a stamped image, like in the picture below, the ladies dress… can you […]

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How to make a pull tab card – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Feb ’22…

The theme for our hop this month is animals, and as soon as I saw this Happy Hedgehogs stamp set I fell in love, and knew I wanted to create a fun fold card with it, so why not sit back, relax and let me show you how to make a pull tab card! This post is part of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We are a friendly bunch of crafters who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links […]

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How to make a hanging accordion card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Feb’22…

It’s fun fold month with the Creativity Abounds Crew and I have got a super fun hanging accordion card for you today. Now, this isn’t the simplest of cards to make, but neither is it the hardest, so why not grab some card and give it a go! We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here […]

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