July 8×8 Sampler Class.

July 8×8 Sampler Class.

July’s sampler page was chosen by popular demand. The lovely ladies who attend this class had seen a flower heart page I had made for a market, and loved it so much they wanted to learn how to make one of their own – and who am I to say no?

We added texture to the coloured cardstock layer with a tone on tone watercolour wash using Water Painters.

The flowers were made by die cutting tissue paper using the In The Tropics Dies. The two larger solid flower dies are perfect for making quick paper flowers, and the set of three flowers die was good for making the smallest flowers. The small flowers were fiddly to adhere together, and caused a few sighs around the table, but were well worth the effort to define the heart shape. Everyone chose either silver or gold Metallic Pearls for the centers of the small flowers.

I enjoyed watching everyone choose tissue paper colours and work out placement of the flowers to make the heart shape.

The sentiment piece was trimmed to a point using the Tailored Tag punch. Simply feed one side in at a time to make custom length sentiment pieces to suit your choice of sentiment stamp.

We tied a big bow using the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and adhered it behind the sentiment before adhering it onto the flowers.

To add a little more interest to the background we coloured Rhinestone Basic Jewels using Stampin’ Blends, and then placed them in a triangle around the flower heart.

Happy crafting x


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Forever Fern To a Friend.

Forever Fern To a Friend.

Hello! Today I have this recessed panel card to share with you. I used products from the Forever Greenery suite to put this card together and had a lot of fun doing it.

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To make this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 29.8cm x 10.5cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 14.9cm x 10.5cm
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Champagne Foil Sheet

Score the Whisper White card base at 14.9cm along the long edge. Fold on this score line, using your bone folder.

Use your paper trimmer to cut the Whisper White layer on an angle. TIP: Make the first cut away from the top left corner, allowing plenty of space for a layer of coloured cardstock to be adhered. Repeat this for the second angled cut.

Use the two Whisper White pieces to trace a line on the Whisper White Thick cardstock base. This will show you where to stamp the leaf images.

Emboss the two Whisper White pieces using the Greenery Embossing Folders. Adhere a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to the inside edge of the two Whisper White panels using Seal or Tear & Tape. Trim these to the edge of the Whisper White panels using Paper Snips. Place aside for now.

Stamp three of the leaf images from the Forever Fern stamp set. TIP: I chose two of the big leaves, and one of the small leaves. Randomly stamp the leaves to fill in the space between the pencil lines. Colours to use are Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Pretty Peacock – use one colour per leaf stamp. TIP: Don’t forget to add some stamping to the inside of the card.

Stamp one extra of each leaf image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White. Die cut these using the Forever Flourishing Dies.

Die cut four of the small sprigs in Champagne Foil, and two of the non-leaf filler thing (my scientific term :P) in Pretty Peacock. ‘

Adhere the embossed Whisper White pieces to the card front using Seal or Tear & Tape.

Adhere the die cut leaves and fillers using Glue Dots. TIP: Adhere one of the die cut leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals to break up the layers.

Punch a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Everyday Label Punch. Stamp the sentiment ‘To A Friend…’ in Pretty Peacock onto the punched piece, to the right hand side. Feed the punched piece back into the punch to trim it closer to the sentiment. TIP: Watch my YouTube tutorial for how to do this if you are uncertain.

Adhere the sentiment on top of the die cut pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a bow using Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere it below the sentiment using Glue Dots.

Happy crafting x


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Ornate Thanks Card.

Ornate Thanks Card.

Today I have a quick yet effective card to share with you. Some extra touches like an embossing folder and a heat embossed sentiment are great ways to add some wow factor to any card design. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. You’ll find the link to the YouTube video below.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 14.9cm x 21cm
  • Mint Macaron cardstock – 14.4cm x 5cm
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper – 14.4cm x 7.5cm
  • Basic Black cardstock – 8cm x 5cm
  • Braided Linen Trim – 25cm

Begin by embossing the piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the Whisper White Thick cardbase using Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Keep an even border around the top, left-hand side, and the bottom.

Use the scalloped edge die from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut the left-hand side of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Adhere this to the Whisper White Thick cardbase so that it overlaps the Mint Macaron layer using Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Keep an even border around the top, right-hand side, and the bottom.

Die cut the piece of Basic Black cardstock using the third up from smallest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stamp the sentiment ‘Thanks’ and ‘from all of us’ from the Ornate Thanks stamp set using VersaMark ink into the center of the die cut Basic Black piece. Cover this with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and set using the Heal Tool.

On the reverse of the sentiment piece, adhere two strips of Seal+ or Tear & Tape. Zig zag a length of Braided Linen Trim to these strips. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

NOTE: This is different to the ribbon picture. I made my sample in the YouTube video before I had realised that the ribbon I had used was retired! Oops… :).

To finish off the card, place three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the card front, making a triangle.

Happy crafting x


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Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool