Friday, February 14, 2020

14 Ways to Use PRINTED VELLUM - technique demo + 3 card tutorials

Hi friends, 

As promised, today's video is going to be all about the unique NEW PRODUCT which is PRINTED VELLUM sheets. So what is it? It's the A4 size thick vellum paper with really soft and transparent patterns on it. It's see through like regular vellum but has the water themed designs on it. The color scheme is also very watery - blues, grays, greens and purples.

This products has some really unique features and peculiarities and I am going to review them in the tutorial below. I'll be demoing different techniques that you can do with this vellum and then we are also going to create three cards with it. 

Scroll down to watch the tutorial and thanks for visiting today!


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Paper Discovery WATER COLLECTION in Action!

Hi friends! I have been visiting the UK to plan all Paper Discovery releases for this year. There are so many exciting things coming out soon! You could also see me live on CraftStash FB page and on Hochanda. And, of course, I took a few days off to visit London :)

Now I'm happy to be back to my craft space and I can't wait to show you my new Water collection. This one is all about fresh water and salt water life, you can build up a pond or a fish tank, create innumerable shaker cards and so much more!

In this video I will talk you through the products very quickly and then I will demonstrate the peculiarities of some dies and folders while making actual projects! Now let's jump right to photos and a video where I will be creating 3 different cards using the new products!


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Simple and Elegant Paper Lanterns

Hi friends, 

I would like to share a couple of easy paper lantern ideas. Those are so easy to create and make such great impact when used as party or seasonal decorations. 

I also have a little announcement to make. I am off to the UK to present the NEW PAPER DISCOVERY COLLECTION. Please watch me on CraftStash FB page on Friday 24 Jan at 1 p.m. UK time. I will also be on Hochanda! I will let you know the dates and times a bit later on my FB Page (Olga Direktorenko Paper Arts) as well as on my Pinterest (@olgadirektorenko).

Thank you so much for visiting! Now to the projects!


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cinderella's Carriage - 3D Card

Hi friends! 

The project I am presenting today is very special for me because although it is made totally with Paper Discovery dies it was still inspired by another crafter. I am talking about Sam from Mixed Up Crafts who made these beautiful pop-up clock cards . 

As I was watching her tutorial I thought that those clocks distantly reminded me of fancy carriages and were just missing the wheels. So I thought I would take the pop-up card idea to create a Cinderella's carriage.

Here is what I came up with!


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Circle Plate Handmade Card

Happy New Year everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

I am finally back to crafting after winter holidays and the project I am presenting today is a combination of die cutting and layered stamping. It also was published in Die-Cutting Essentials magazine (issue 56).

This card with die cut lacy border and vintage stamps looks a lot like a ceramic plate. Please find full instructions in the video below! 


Thursday, December 19, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 25 - Merry & Bright

It's the last tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series! Thank you everyone for following me - I'm so happy to have you guys in my life!

This last project is going to be a 5''x7'' framed picture. If you don't want to frame it you can totally recreate this design on a 5x7 card! 

I am combining the new Paper Discovery dies with some older ones from previous releases. Don't forget to check out the products and discounts!

Enjoy the video and have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and bright New Year 2020! Hope to see you all again soon!


Sunday, December 15, 2019

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 - DAY 24 - Pocket Watch Shaker Card

Hi and welcome to the DAY 24 tutorial of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 series!

Today I am creating a New Year shaker card using the dies and stamps from the latest "Timeless" release by Paper Discovery. The Time is on Your Hands set that I am using is meant to create a large 10'' tall tabletop clock as well as 3.5'' pocket watch. It is also a perfect match to Timeless Panels die set that I also used on this project.

Find the close up pictures and a video tutorial below and thanks for visiting today! Have a fabulous weekend!