Saturday, October 13, 2018

Walking with the Dog

Hi there! Today is a big day for me because I have finally overcome my fear of mixed media and created my first ever scrapbook layout. Although I have to mention that I could only overcome this fear by avoiding using any messy techniques like painting, spraying and even stenciling and stamping. 

All I did is I prepared some die cuts and then played with them moving and shuffling them all around the sheet of A4 size plain card. Only when I was happy with their placement I stuck them down. That's it! This technique is so extremely forgiving! You can change your mind at any moment without ruining what you have already created.

If you would like to know more about this project watch the video tutorial and I will walk you through the entire creative process!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a beautiful autumn weekend!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 - DAY 5 - Snowflake Frame Tags

Welcome back to the WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 tutorial series!

The project for DAY 5 is a set of three gift tags. Each of them has gorgeous see-through snowflake shaped frame and a little winter wonderland scene inside.

The shape of the tags is created with one of the layering sets by Birch Press Design and the scenes are made with Memory Box small dies.

Scroll down for more close up photos, a supply list and a video tutorial!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 - DAY 4 - Elsa's Castle

Welcome back to WHITE CHRISTMAS tutorial series! 

The project for DAY 4 is a clean and simple card with a pop-up element inside! This castle of ice and snow - both inside and outside - is created with just one die set by Karen Burniston

Pop-up element inside the card is a great way to add something exciting to your project without taking anything off a clean and simple design.

Find some close up photos and a video tutorial below!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fall Shaker Tags

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 
Today I am celebrating my favorite season (fall!) with a set of three shaker tags. And of course, I've used some yellow and gold for this project. Some of the images are placed inside the tags while others (the branches) are attached on top of acetate window. 
It might seem a bit complicated but once you have all the die cuts ready to go putting the tags together is pretty easy! Watch the step by step video guide below for detailed instructions!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pop Art Holiday Card

Hi crafty friends,

Today's project is the one that has just been published in Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine (issue 183).

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 It is all about stretching your supplies to create original non-traditional Holiday projects. I have used Origami Penguins die set by Gummiapan together with non-Holiday embossing folder to make a Pop Art card with lots of geometric patterns and wild color and texture combinations.

Check out the magazine for more information and watch the beginning to end video tutorial below to learn exactly how this card was made!


Monday, September 24, 2018

WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 - DAY 3 - See-Through Booklet Card

Welcome back to WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 tutorial series!

The Day 3 project is going to be a standard A2 size card but with some unusual features. This card works as a booklet or mini album where you can add 2'' x 3'' pictures, journaling or greetings. 

There is also a wide sparkling snowflake frame around the booklet part and that one is completely see-through. Although it's so intricate the card feels nice and sturdy in your hands because of multiple layers of thick cardstock.

Want to know how to make it step by step? Scroll down for some close up photos and beginning to end video instructions!

Take care and see you soon!


Friday, September 21, 2018

Dino Wall Hanging

Hi friends, 

Today I have stepped away from Holiday cardmaking for a bit to create this wall hanging for a little boy's birthday. It is supposed to be hanged onto a large gift bag and then used as a decoration after a party is over. 

I have used Old Stars die set by Gummiapan as a base - can you see those lovely tattered edges? The largest star has a little scene on it with the Origami T-Rex starring. I stuck down his image onto an old book page and cut it out. This way it could suggest that it IS made out of the old paper using origami technique. 

As always, find a beginning to end video tutorial below! This project was quick to create and a lot of fun too!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 - DAY 2 - Foldable Diorama Card

Hi and welcome back to the DAY 2 of WHITE CHRISTMAS 2018 series!

The card I'll be making is in fact a diorama / shadow box with a multi-layered winter scene inside. The reason it is called a card is that it can be easily folded, fitted into 6 x 6 inch envelope and mailed. It unfolds just as easily and can be used as a mantelpiece or tabletop decoration.

This is a totally different type of cards and a great way to surprise anyone in your mailing list! So let us see what it is and how it's done! Below are some close up pictures as well as the beginning to end video tutorial!

Have a great day and I hope to see you back soon for the day 3 project!


Friday, September 14, 2018

Blue and White Christmas

Good morning everyone!

Do you love blue and white color combo, probably with the touch of silver or gold? Have some blue and white china? Then what about going all blue and white this Christmas?

I have used three die sets from the latest collection by Sharyn Sowell called A Sweet Christmas to create a placement card plus a matching favor bag (it is in fact a chocolate bar holder) to be placed on each plate.

Mistletoe Gatefold die is meant to create see-through tabs on a card BUT it also makes lovely intricate placement cards. This strip at the bottom (see the picture below) is supposed to be adhered on a card but in this project we are going to use it to write the names of guests.

The chocolate bar holder is super easy to make - it is basically a sheet of 6 x 6 inch paper folded in half (of course you can use a different format depending on the size of a chocolate bar). I have attached blue and white ribbons and secured them by sticking a medallion on top. That one is created with Mistletoe Doily dies just as the circle frame on a placement card.

I have used this super cute sack image from From Our Home to Yours set to add inside the frame since it fitted in perfectly. Then I only had to add some sparkly snow and winter berries to finish off the project!

Both projects are very easy to create and are suitable for mass production. Watch the video tutorial down below or on YouTube for step by step guide on how to put this project  together!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hoped you liked the blue and white idea. What colors are going for this year? I'd really LOVE to know!