Peek A Boo Pets Pull Tab Card by Sarah

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The cute creatures in this stamp set were just made for popping their heads through windows or over walls. As soon as I saw them, I wanted to use them on a vertical pull tab card and thought it’d be a great opportunity to show that, although there are fancy dies that can make this kind of interactive card easier, you can do it yourself without special equipment and using any stamps you like.   Stamp out the animal of … Read More

Geometric Knot Paper-Cut Card using CPD by Laura

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Hello and welcome back, my crafty friends! It’s Laura with you today, bringing you a fun card using lots of the smaller images from Catherine Pooler Designs Woohoo Stamp Set, as well as some unique paper cutting using a craft knife and the Catherine Pooler Geo Trio Stencil.   Before we get into the card tutorial, I want to talk about those dreaded times (that every crafter encounters!) – getting stuck or having a creative block. I feel it’s important … Read More

Use Every Stamp – Hello Sunshine Card Set by Jeni

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Hello, Jeni here with a mini series I’m calling “Use Every Stamp” where I plan on using every stamp in a set to make a bunch of cards. Its been a few years since I last did this and I thought this would be a good way to show you how to make the most of your stamp sets.  I will create a Album over at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe group on Facebook so you can share your “Use … Read More

I Love Cake (Don’t You) with a Bonus Card by Janet

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Hi, it’s Janet with three CAS (Clean and Simple) cards I used the new Avery Elle release. I find the Rays Die gives a delightful background as it is so versatile that it can be used again and again – it seems to be very popular – we sold out in a few days and are waiting for Avery Elle to manufacture more!  All the products that I used are listed in the supply list at the bottom of this … Read More

Be A Badass Card Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hello, I have a quick video card tutorial to share with you today.  The video is up on YouTube and you can watch it by clicking here.  All the products I used are listed in the supply list below and linked to the shop.  By clicking on any green word you will be taken to that product in the shop. Free shipping is back for 2019. We offer free shipping on all UK orders over £50 up to 500g and all European … Read More

Love Birds (not just for Valentines Day) by Janet

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Hi, Janet here again with another two cards using the Stamp Of Approval Adoring You collection. Please click here to find more inspiration using this SOA box on the blog and YouTube. I used two stamp sets and one add on die for these cards – which will be listed and linked with the supply list below.  Clicking on any green word will take you to that product in the shop.   Don’t be afraid to mix your Party and … Read More

Geometric Washi Card by Sarah

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Got a drawer full of lovely washi tapes hiding in your stash? Here’s an easy way to let some of it out to play! Cut a strip of card into triangles and wrap your choice of washi round each one. I went with 3 designs in coordinating colours. Arrange the triangles as shown, or have a play – any layout goes 🙂 Stamp a couple of textured spots in the background, carrying through the colour scheme from the tape. Stick … Read More

Heart shaped Valentines using AE Embellished Heart Die by Laura

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Hello! It’s Laura here with you today, and I’ve got some cute, heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cards I made using the Avery Elle Embellished Hearts Die, as well as lots of other stamps from my stash! After I made a few, I thought these were just so cute so I just kept making more and more! Now I’m in the process of making more using some painted cardstock my three-year-old daughter did and I’m going to cut them out so she … Read More

Congrats Baby Card by Katrina

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Hello, today I am sharing a baby card using the Heffy Doodle Eggcellent news stamp set. When I saw the set I knew I wanted to make a scene card but I wanted to do something a little different to one big scene. To make this card work I needed a longer, taller card so I trimmed my card base to measure 7″ by 4″ when folded. I masked off three rectangle boxes on to a piece of Neenah cardstock. … Read More

Marbled Turnabout Background w Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with two cards using the new Marbled Turnabout stamp set by Concord and 9th. I always seem to do either two or five cards using the same stamp set at a time. Do you have the turnabout stamps? What do you love most about them? I love the new Jig to help set them up correctly without having to draw lines on your stamp. Share your turnabout cards with us at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe.  I … Read More

Stamp Of Approval Adoring You – The Keys by Janet

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Hi, it’s Janet with two cards using the new Stamp of Approval Adoring You collection. This is the latest SOA collection for January and it is amazing. We have a limited amount of the boxes and add on dies in stock.  There are four clear stamps, one red rubber stamp and one die in this box. Even though this collection is called Adoring You it’s not too Valentine themed and can be used for lots of different cards -from birthdays … Read More

STITCHED BACKGROUND NOTE CARD BY SARAH

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When is a hill not a hill? When it’s criss-crossed as a sophisticated stitch-effect background.   Cut a panel of white card to fit your card blank. Lay one of the stitched hill dies across the panel diagonally as close to top right corner to bottom left corner as it’s long enough to go, secure with washi or memo tape and run through your diecutter. Move the die an inch or so out towards the bottom right corner. It’ll hang … Read More

Magical Unicorn Birthday Cards by Jeni

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Hi, its Jeni here with my first post of 2019. How is your year going so far? I decided to make two special brithday cards using some Avery Elle stamps and dies.  My original idea was to make a super intricate spinner card but I couldn’t get it to work correctly so that idea has gone into my ‘to be finished’ box.  These two cards also led to another idea that will be on YouTube shortly.  All the products I … Read More

Watercolouring with Catherine Pooler Inks – Stuck On You by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! I hope you all had a nice holiday and enjoyed some time with your family and loved ones. I’m happy to be back today sharing a sweet, little love card featuring Avery Elle’s Stuck On You and Catherine Pooler Designs BFF Background Stamp. I watercolored both the images and the background panel using the beautiful Catherine Pooler Inks.   Let’s get started!   First, I prepped a piece of Ranger Watercolor Cardstock with my powder tool and … Read More

You Are Loved Card by Katrina

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Hello. Today I am sharing a card using the  Heaven Sent stamp set by Honey Bee Stanps. I started by making a card base from white card. I inked the background for the card straight on to the card base. I took a stencil with various sized circles by MFT stamps called basic circles. If you dont have one of these you can make your own using circle dies and a sheet of Acetate to make your own. Just die … Read More

Love Happily Ever After Stamp Of Approval w Video by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a beautiful card using the latest Stamp Of Approval box – Adoring You. I love keys! So this had to be the first stamp set I used! There are four clear stamp sets, one red rubber stamp (a gorgeous scripty font style background) and one die in this box.  The add on dies are for three of the stamp sets and a stand alone decorative tile die.  I show an unboxing in the video which you can … Read More

Distress Oxide Valentine Card by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with a card that could be used as a non traditional Valentines card. I love this Three Heart Die which gives dotted detail on the outside of the hearts, and just had to use it for this CAS card.  I also used the Stuck on You stamp and co-ordinating die as elements which pop up through the hearts with a Distress Oxide background. All the products I used are listed and linked below. We’d love to see what … Read More

Trial and Error Thank You Card by Sarah

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One of my new year’s resolutions is to give myself more time to play with card designs so I can try out tricky, messy things without feeling pressed for time. Bring on the mixed media! Stamp and heat emboss the largest mandala. There’s something magic about watching embossing powder transform to shiny as it reaches just the right temperature. Make sure to heat from below as well as above to minimise warping. Repeat with the next size down mandala, using … Read More

Happy Christmas

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All your orders are at the post office and are making their way to you. We hope they arrive in time for Christmas Day. We will be back at work and dispatching your orders on 4th January 2019. We are still having a Design Team call for YouTube! See our great video tutorials on YouTube, and apply to be part of the YouTube team by clicking HERE We will see you all next year (14th January) with more inspiration on the … Read More

Crafty Friends Are The Best – Minimal Supplies Card by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a card tutorial using minimal supplies that could be used for Christmas, but with different colours, could be used for Birthdays or Just Because cards.  All the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post and linked to the shop.   I’d love to see your crafty cards – feel free to share them with us over at the Facebook Group. And you make video tutorials don’t forget to apply to be on … Read More

Framed Christmas Art Using Cardmaking Supplies by Laura

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Happy holidays, crafty friends! It’s Laura here today with my last post of 2018. This year really flew by, didn’t it? Well, if you are anything like me, you still have loads to do before you are really Christmas ready (are we ever ready?!) and today I’m using my stamping supplies to create a festive, framed artwork to display in your home. I’ll be using Concord & 9th’s Plaid Builder and stamps from Catherine Pooler Designs’ Home for the Holidays … Read More

Clean And Simple Hugs Cards by Katrina

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Hello. Today I am sharing two clean and simple cards with Heffy Doodle Stamps and Distress Oxides. It’s nice to let someone know you are thinking of them and these cards are simple to make. I wanted to show you that by changing the background colours it can make the same card look very different. I started my card by making the two card bases. I then masked off a strip of the card towards the top. Next I selected … Read More

Last Shipping Dates 2018

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Happy Christmas from Everyone at The Little Paper Tree! The last shipping dates for delivery before Christmas are below. These dates have been given to us by Guernsey Post.  All orders placed by 2pm are being dispatched the same day. December 17th is the last date for delivery to the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey, Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg. December 14th is the last date for delivery to Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. December … Read More

New Years Foxy Party by Claire

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Merry Christmas everybody! I can’t believe there’s only 18 more sleeps until the big day, and I feel like I have loads to do, including a big house move! So to relieve some stress I’m thinking ahead to the exciting New Year instead with my card today. To start I cut a circle in white card and a slightly larger one in kraft. I went for two of my favourite colours of Distress Oxide to make the background, Seedless Preserves … Read More

Congratulations CAS Card by Sarah

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It’s always nice to help someone mark an achievement they’ve worked hard for. When I came up with the idea for this card I was thinking of prosecco bubbles 🙂 Lay out your stamps with your sentiment at the bottom right of your card blank and a handful of spots bubbling upwards from it, very roughly biggest at the bottom to smallest at the top but mix it up a bit to make it look more natural. Pick up the … Read More

YouTube Design Team Call 2019

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  Do you love making YouTube video tutorials? Join our Design Team to exclusively make videos for YouTube! We are looking for more members for the Design Team – to exclusively make YouTube video tutorials.  Your video tutorials will be shared on our YouTube channel before sharing on your channel.  We would like you to create one video tutorial (card making, mixed media, scrapbook – anything relating to paper) a month. We focus on stocking only high quality brands from … Read More

Stretch Your Stamps – Christmas Cards with Diamonds by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni sneaking in again with another two Christmas cards. Today I am sharing how to use non Christmas stamp sets to make Christmas cards.  I had to borrow the Say It With Diamonds stamp set from Mom’s craft desk and decided to use some of the newer colours of CPD inks. All the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post. Starting next year, we hope to sell our finished cards on Facebook and donate some … Read More

Personalised Drink Charms using Glitter by Laura

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Hello my crafty friends. It’s Laura here with you today and I’ve got something a bit different for you! I’m going to show you a super fun way to stretch your dies to decorate for a holiday party. In other words, I’m giving you a good reason (with tangible results!) to show your husband when he asks why you need more…well, anything craft related! 😉 I am a HUGE fan of alphabet dies and stamps because they are so versatile. … Read More

Snappy Christmas Card  by Katrina

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Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a card using a stamp set from Heffy Doodle to make a Christmas card. I started by colouring images from the stamp set using my Copic markers.and cut them out. I then put them to one side while I worked on the background. I made a 6×6 card base from some white cardstock. I then took Distress Oxide inks and a blending tool to lightly blend the background in two shades using a small … Read More

Gold Hummingbird Card by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here again. It’s been so cold outside this week, the perfect weather for staying warm up in my craft room I say! I absolutely love colouring birds, of any kind, but this hummingbird is definitely my new favourite. There’s so many colour combos you could use on him. This time, I’ve gone with my favourites, blue, green and gold. I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink on a white piece of card, fading it out from … Read More

Saying it with Diamonds Three Cards and A Tag by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with some background pattern stamping with the Say it with Diamonds Stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs. I’ve made two cards and one matching card and gift tag for Christmas. I love the diamond patterns and sentiments in the set. I can’t stop playing with it and wanted to show that it can be used for Christmas cards as well as other cards you need throughout the year. I kept to a limited colour palette for each card. … Read More

Favourite Distress Colour

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Hi, I asked our DT to pick their favourite Distress colour. I allowed a max of two colours because I couldn’t pick just one.  The Distress Oxide colours are available at the shop, along with all the Mini Distress inks. Although stock levels may have changed due to the massive Tim Holtz sale we had this weekend. If you missed out, we’ve decided to extend the sale to 20th Tuesday 20:00GMT.  As always clicking on any underlined word will take … Read More

Fairy Lights Christmas Card By Sarah

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If you’re still undecided about Christmas card designs for this year, here’s one last one from me to help you choose. Cut a panel of black card to the width of your fairy lights stamp, and a height to leave an even border all the way round when you attach it to your card blank later. Stamp your fairy lights in embossing ink – I used a stamping press to keep them all level and evenly spaced. Sprinkle over your … Read More

Light Up Rudolf Nose by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with an amazing card! This is the first time I’ve played with the Chibitronics and they are so much fun!  I wanted to make the reindeers nose light up so I used the cute reindeer from Polar Peek A Boo Pals and the two elves from a Heffy Doodle set. I used the Chibitronics Starter Kit for this card, but we have extra LED light kits (in white and colour) and copper tape in stock.  All the … Read More

Snow Globe Shaker Card by Laura

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Hello, crafty humans! Laura here and I’m up today with a Christmas shaker card using Snow Globe Die from Catherine Pooler. This amazing die comes with all the pieces you need to make snow globes on your cards! I’m also incorporating some of the leftovers from a previous postof mine (that had used the bokeh effect.) Waste not, want not! 😁   Let’s get started with today’s card.   FIrst I chose four of the designs included in Cozy Borders … Read More

Cat Lady Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. Today I am taking a step back from making Christmas cards to share a a scene card full of cute kitties. I started by stamping images from two different stamp sets by My Favorite Things. I stamped them on to Copic friendly cardstock using black ink then coloured them in using my Copics. Next I took a white card base and used a cloud stencil with distress ink to make the sky. To make the grass area I … Read More

Orange Christmas Card by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni sneaking in again with a Christmas Card. I think I could make Christmas cards all year round.  I used a non Christmas stamp set along with a Christmas stamp set and one ink colour (excluding black).  All the products I used are listed and linked below this post.  I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  Let me know what you think in the comment area.  What colour would you have used?   I wanted to challenge myself not to … Read More

Christmas Card – Stretch Your Stamps by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here! I hope you’re all warm and cosy at your craft desks and getting stuck into all things festive! My card for you today was inspired by the stars in the amazing Concord & 9th Triple-Step Hooray stamp set. This is definitely a celebratory stamp set as a whole, but I thought the stars would work really well for Christmas too. And it’s another great way to stretch your stamp sets to work for all kinds of … Read More

Non Traditional Snowflakes by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with two Christmas Cards. I love snowflakes! but wanted to show that they can be used in any colours you wish. I used the Snowflake Turnabout stamp by Concord and 9th along with Catherine Pooler Designs inks.  All the supplies I used are listed and linked below. I’d love to see the Christmas Cards you’ve been making. Feel free to share them in our Facebook Group.   Jeni made the X marks on the back of the … Read More

Elephant Christmas Card w/ Video by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a cute Christmas card and video tutorial today. Head to the YouTube channel to see the video on how I made this card or stay here and read the tutorial for this card and the other cards in the video tutorial.  All the products I used will be listed in the supply list and linked to the shop. When I first saw the Polar Peek A Boo Pals stamp set with the santa hat I wanted … Read More

Change of Address Cards by Sarah May

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Hi everyone, Sarah’s turn on the blog today – I’m using it to share with you the card design I came up with to let mine and my husband’s extended family know ‘we have moved’. It was good practice at batch-making ahead of Christmas cards!   Usually I buy pre-made card blanks but I wanted these to be dinky and smaller than any blanks I had to hand so I made my own to fit little square brown paper envelopes … Read More

Quick Christmas Card with Video by Jeni

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Hi, It’s Jeni with a really quick and easy card. This is a one layer card which is stamped onto a Catherine Pooler Pre-scored notecard to make it even quicker. I have a corresponding video over on YouTube. The filming off this video took just over 5 minutes. I used one stamp set and three ink colours – which you can find at the online shop. All the products I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this … Read More

Blue Foiled Dahlia Card by Laura

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Welcome, my crafty friends! It’s Laura here with you today, and I’ve created a holiday card using Nuvo Gilding Flakes and the gorgeous Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp. While this stamp isn’t considered a “traditional” Christmas stamp, by changing the color and adding a little pizazz, that statement dahlia almost looks like a holiday wreath! The gilding flakes (and embossing powders) really takes a fairly simple design and makes it into an elegant holiday card.   First thing I … Read More

Silly Penguins Watercoloured with Distress Inks by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here sneaking in with another Winter themed card. I love these fun penguins from the Brring On The Joy stamp set by Avery Elle.  I decided to try and make some silly scenes with a bunch of presents. I haven’t used Distress Inks for a while so decided to do some watercoloring with them.  All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. I stamped the three  different penguins … Read More

Autumnal Sunshine Sweeties Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a card using the Honey Bee Stamps set Seasonal Sweeties. I started by stamping the images of the girl, cat and a handful of leaves on to copic friendly cardstock. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images in. Next I worked on the background. I had originally planned a galaxy but I was inspired by a YouTube video by Shari Carroll where she made a page … Read More

Robin Background Card by Milly

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Hi, it’s Jeni and Milly here today. Milly made her first card with stamping and watercoloring. I may have helped her a little but the idea was hers.  Since Milly is still learning to type (I think her paws are too big for the keyboard) I will be writing this tutorial for her.  All the products Milly used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post.   On a piece of Bristol smooth card stock, we used the … Read More

Happy Birthday Pals Card by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here. I’m back again with my second blog post for The Little Paper Tree. While everyone else gets stuck into Christmas card making this time of year, it seems that there are more birthdays than ever amongst my family and friends, so that’s what I’ve been doing! The Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals has to be one of the coolest stamp sets for children’s cards ever, they’re so fun! I started by stamped and colouring the monkey, the … Read More

Cozy Christmas Card – Save The Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

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HI, it’s Jeni with a video tutorial that is part of the Save The Crafty YouTuber video hop.  If you came here from YouTube I hope you are enjoying the video hop and have come to The Little Paper Tree’s tutorial blog for more inspiration.  And if you regularly come to the blog – welcome back. You can watch the video I created on YouTube by clicking HERE or read on and watch the video tutorial below.   We are … Read More

Snowman Selfies Christmas Card by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with a cute critter Christmas card.  I don’t play with critters very often but I enjoy finding new scenes and ways to use them.  How are you getting on with your Christmas Card making? I know it is still October and Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but it can be good to get cards made for the most important people before the busy ‘silly season’. I thought I would make a card with the snowmen taking a … Read More

Teal Christmas Card by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni with another Christmas Card. These are my favourite theme of cards to make – I could happily make Christmas cards for 6 months of the year. (Broken up with floral and critter cards for the other 6 months.  I have used both this years release and last years release by Concord and 9th. All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop below. Since I still had the Snowflake Turnabout stamp already in my stamp … Read More

Kaleidoscope Colouring Card by Sarah May

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Hi all, Sarah here – with a project where colouring is key. Whether you’re a fan of mindful colouring or prefer mindless colouring in front of the TV, if you give it the time it needs then you’ll get beautiful results!   Take a bit of white card suited to what you’re going to be colouring with, ink up your background stamp in black and make your impression. It used to be acrylic blocks all the way for me but I’d … Read More

Winter Birthday Card by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a clean and simple festive birthday card.  It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas and forget the other celebrations that happen during Winter. Both Mom and I have birthdays in Winter and I remember how difficult is was to find a birthday card in the shop (before I started making cards).  We still have to use festive wrapping paper for presents.  Today I have a clean and simple birthday card … Read More

Bokeh Effect Spinner Card by Laura

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Welcome back, my crafty friends! It’s Laura with you today, and I’ve got some festive cards with a fun twist! When opened, the images in the middle of the circle spin to create a cool,  interactive effect perfect for Christmas cards.   For today’s cards I used Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) stamps included in the Home for the Holidays Stamp of Approval Box (SOA – now sold out!) along with Distress Inks to create all of these cards. Let’s get … Read More

Embossing Autumn Leaves by Katrina

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Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying seeing the autumn colours all around us. I used them for inspiration for the card I am sharing with you today. I used the stamp set from Catherine Pooler to create a clean and simple thank you card with a pop of autumn colours, which was quick and easy to make. To start the card I made a card base from white card stock. I then used purple tape to mask off a … Read More

Five Cards One Die by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here with a quick blog post on how to make five cards with one die.  All the products I used are listed and linked below and available from the online shop.  I used the Stained Glass Coverplate die and different mediums to add the colour and finishing touches. Card 1 – Kind I embossed the die onto some thick watercolour card to get the impression of the pattern and used Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and … Read More

Christmas Borders Cards by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with some more Christmas card inspiration using the Home For The Holidays collection and the fabulous Catherine Pooler inks.  All the products I used to make these cards are listed at the bottom of this post and linked to the shop.   I used Catherine Pooler Premium white card for both cards – we keep a bunch pre-cut to A2 sized for easy crafting.  Both cards were quick and easy to make and use minimal supplies.  I … Read More

Magical Christmas Card by Claire

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Hello! I’m so excited to be sharing my first blog post today as a member of The Little Paper Tree DT, so I’m starting with a little bit about me.   I’m Claire, I live with my husband and 5-year-old daughter in South Wales, and I work as a television subtitler. I grew up crafting with my mum (she’s also an awesome cardmaker and passionate crafter) and I’ve carried on ever since! I mainly make cards, but also love scrapbooking, … Read More

Peace On Earth Rainbow Card by Janet

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Hello, Janet back with a rainbow card for Christmas.  I love rainbows and I love the bright vibrant colours of the Catherine Pooler inks.  I have listed all the products I used to make this card – which are minimal at the bottom of this post. This is my inspiration for the WCMD Christmas Challenge. To find the details of the challenge and how to enter your card please visit THIS BLOG POST.   I started by taking a piece … Read More

Christmas Bauble Card by Sarah May

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It’s Sarah here today offering inspiration for your entries to the WCMD challenge. First, let’s get to know each other a little! I live in Oxfordshire with my husband, Mike, and our two cats. By day I manage a team producing books at an academic publisher; on evenings and weekends, if I’m not ‘conserving energy’ in front of the TV or indulging Mike’s interest in boardgames, I’m probably crafting 🙂 Embracing creativity can be therapeutic, fun, exciting, sentimental and everything … Read More

Pink Christmas Card using Home For The Holidays SOA

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a pink Christmas Card for the WCMD Challenge Inspiration.  You can enter your card HERE for a chance to win a gift voucher for The Little Paper Tree.  I didn’t have any plan when I started making this card I just wanted to use the stamps and dies in the Home For The Holidays Stamp Of Approval box and pink inks!   The video tutorial also shows my bloop/craft accident and you can see how I … Read More

CAS Joy To The World Christmas Card by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! It’s Laura on the blog today bringing you a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card using Avery Elle’s Sending Peace Stamp & Catherine Pooler’s BFF Background Stamp. After the labour-intensive, interactive cards I threw at you last month, I thought we all could use a bit of white space…and relaxing cardmaking! 😊   For the first two weeks this month, the design team will be sharing inspiration posts for The Little Paper Tree’s Instagram … Read More

Summer Stamps for a Christmas Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. This is my first blog post for The Little Paper Tree so I thought I would start by introducing myself. My name is Katrina and I live in England with my husband of 16 years and our 3 children aged 14, 12 and 5. I have a passion for card making and craft. I started card making about 5 years ago but everything in the shops seemed to be all lace and frills and that just wasn’t me. Then I discovered American … Read More

WCMD Challenge 2018

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Did you know that this Saturday 6th October is World Card Making Day?  The new Design Team (where possible – we didn’t give them much notice) have been making Winter or Christmas themed cards for you to use as inspiration for this challenge.  You can see all the DT makes over the next two weeks.  To celebrate we are having a Challenge with one £20 Gift Coupon! All you have to do is make a card using products available from … Read More

Christmas Moose Christmas Card

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Hi. It’s Jeni. I have a cute Christmas card using non traditional colours and Avery Elle stamp set and dies. I have listed all the products I used at the bottom of this blog post – and again I am sharing a non-interactive card during TLPT Interactive Month but this card is too cute not to share! The background is a left over from another card which I trimmed down to leave a white border on my card. You can see … Read More

Magic Slider Hummingbird Card by Janet

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Hi Janet here with the last interactive card for TLPT Interactive Month.  I decided to try and encourage the summer sun back for a bit longer so used the Hummingbird stamp set by Avery Elle. These magic slider cards can take a while to figure out the mechanics, and since both cards are made in the same way I only have the instructions for the Fushia card.   The products I used are listed and linked to the shop at … Read More

Focus On The Good – Simple Stamping by Jeni

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Hi, I have a clean and simple stamped one layer card to share today, actually two cards (well three cards but only two in the video).  I used ten Catherine Pooler inks, and Midnight black and one Catherine Pooler clear stamp set. All the supplies I used for all the cards are the same and are listed below and over in the YouTube description. These cards are quite easy to make in many different colour combos for different needs. For … Read More

Starlight Pop Up Card by Natalie

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Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with the second of two cards made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Starlight Stamp. This card is a pop-up card. I had lots of fun figuring how to make the stars jump up as the card was opened! As always, if you want to try your hand at this make, you can find the product links at the bottom of this post.   To make this card: Cut and fold a 5”x7” card blank from … Read More

HAPPY WORDS using leftovers by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni with an extra blog post.  All those leaves I’d stamped and fussy cut out found a home on these two cards. You can see the card that these were left overs for HERE. I have listed all the products I used at the bottom of this post, with links to the shop. I hope you enjoy this card tutorial. If you have creative ways to use up your leftovers please share them over at the Facebook Treehouse … Read More

Watercoloured Snowman Shaker Card by Jeni

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It’s still interactive month here at the tutorial blog, and since I love love love making shaker cards I had to share this one with you.  The snowman/women in Frosty Friends stamp set by Avery Elle always tell me to make shaker cards with them and I have to listen to my stamp sets! I only used 3 Liquid Watercolours and mixed my own colours to get more Christmassy shades. I have all the supplies listed at the bottom of … Read More

Interactive Paper Bunny Doll Card by Laura

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Hello and welcome, crafty friends! Laura here today, and I’ve got a really unique, interactive card using Honey Bee’s Heaven Sent stamp set. In my last post, I only worked with the supplemental elements from the same set. I did hint that I’d still find a way to use that adorable baby bunny, and today I think I have a pretty special card doing just that.   I am going old school and making a paper doll that is the … Read More

Cabana Time Shaker Card by Alison

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Hi it’s Alison and it’s my turn today to show how I made this shaker card using the Cabana Tiles die from the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval Box. First I cut a piece of American Craft green card to 5 inches square. I then used the Cabana Tiles die to cut out what would become the apertures. I repeated this on pieces of Bristol Smooth white card and a piece of blue American Crafts card.   I then backed … Read More

Autumnal Shaker Cards – 3 Ways by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni here with another shaker card. (Have I mentioned that I love shaker cards?). I used one stamp set by Concord and 9th and created two shaker cards and one non-shaker card.  It’s getting chillier and the leaves are changing colours and falling off the trees so I thought I would use Autumnal reds, oranges and greens.  All the products I used are listed and linked in the supply list.  Don’t forget to share your interactive (or non … Read More

Doggy Exploding Box Tutorial by Janet (No Noise, Not Scary)

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Hello, it’s Janet here with an exploding box tutorial. I like making these exploding boxes and they can be made for all occasions, you just need different supplies.  They can be a challenge and get the little grey cells working hard.  I decided to do a dog themed box in celebrating of Milly finding her forever home with us. The Little Buddies stamp set and the New Best Friends stamp set both have dog and cat images so you are … Read More

Polar Peek A Boo & Photo Mat Scene Cards by Jeni

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I am loving the latest release by Avery Elle.  As soon as I saw these cute critters from the Polar Peek A Boo Pals stamp set I knew I had to use them with the new Photo Mat die set! I know it is meant to be Interactive Cards this month but I just had to share these cards with you. I can’t wait to team these Polar pals with the other critters from the Peek A Boo pals stamp set.  … Read More

Starlight Shaker Card by Natalie

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Hello! It’s me, Natalie, here with the first of two cards made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Starlight Stamp. I chose this stamp because it’s so versatile – stars are great for any occasion and this set comes with a few funky sentiments too. As always, if you want to try your hand at this make, you can find the product links at the bottom of this post.   To make this card: Cut and fold a 5”x5” card blank … Read More

Christmas Pegasus Slider Pull Tab Card by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni here with a pull tab slider card using the new Christmas Magic clear stamp set by Avery Elle. The idea for this card came from Mom (Janet).  She was using the snowman on a card and said how great would the striped pole from the lamp post work as the center part in horses on merry go rounds! It took a few trials and errors to figure out the correct moving parts so it would look right. … Read More

Ink Blended Pop Up Box Card by Laura

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Welcome, crafty friends! It’s Laura back with you today I’ll be showing you how to incorporate ink blending on an interactive pop-up box card. You might have seen from the previous few days that all this month, the design team are going to be sharing a variety of interactive card projects. Interactive cards tend to be a labour of love and generally take longer to make, but the results are so unique. Its a true handmade gift (from the heart) … Read More

Tropical Spinner Card by Alison

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Hi, it’s Alison and it’s my turn on the blog today. This month we have been challenged to make interactive cards, so I have made a spinner card using the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval box. I began by cutting a piece of Bristol Smooth Card into a 7.5 inch square using my Tim Holtz 8.5 trimmer.   I placed this piece of card into my Tim Holtz stamp platform and placed the Catherine Pooler Mod Square stencil centrally on … Read More

Merry Everything Snowman Christmas Card

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Hello Janet here with another CAS (Clean And Simple) card for you. It’s nearly that time again, so I made a Christmas card using the newly released set by Avery Elle leaving lots of white space. I opened my card base embossed the front side only using the Stained Glass die by Catherine Pooler Designs. Check your diecutting machine for how to emboss with a die. I diecut a small wonky scalloped frame from an Avery Elle die set from Neenah … Read More

Decoupage Fuchsia Card by Janet

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It’s Janet again.  This time I wanted to try and make a decoupage card with the stamps I have, so make this card below… hope you like it. Using a piece of patterned paper cut to 10.5 cm x 13cm (from the American Crafts Shimelle “Little by Little” paper pad) and adhered this to a 11cm x 14cm card base. Using the flower design stamp from the Hummingbird stamp set by Avery Elle I stamped this in CPD Daydream ink … Read More

Gold Cabana Tiles – Stamp Of Approval Inspiration

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Hi it’s Janet, I love the new Stamp of Approval Collection – instantly falling in love with the Cabana Tiles die! As soon as I saw this die I had loads of inspiration and just had to make lots of cards.  See all the other inspiration with the Tropically Yours collection HERE.   I used a sheet of the gold card from the Tim Holtz metallic paper pad and die cut all the Cabana Tiles dies out twice – my dies … Read More

Guest Design Team Call – Open Worldwide

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We are looking for more members for the Design Team – for the blog as Guest Designers for a 3 month commitment – starting October!  This DT call is open worldwide to all paper crafters! We focus on stocking only high quality brands from America.  Avery Elle, Concord and 9th, Honey Bee Stamps, My Favorite Things, Catherine Pooler, Tim Holtz & Ranger, Tonic Nuvo and a few of the best UK brands – Heffy Doodle and Visible Image. Have a … Read More

Two Birthday Cards with SOA and Other Brands

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Hello, Janet here with two birthday cards using stamps and dies from the latest Stamp Of Approval collection, some Catherine Pooler stamps and Avery Elle stamps.  I love mixing and matching brands to make my cards.  Just because your products are from different brands doesn’t mean you can’t use them together.  The Stamp Of Approval collection – Tropically Yours – is limited in number.  See more SOA inspiration HERE. For the first card I used the ‘left over’ from diecutting … Read More

Kickass Emboss Resist Card by Laura

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Hello again, my crafty friends. It’s Laura here with you today, sharing an easy watercoloring card that was so fun to make and I love the sassy (yet congratulatory!) sentiment in the Loved & Admired Stamp from Avery Elle! 😊I’ve been wanting to work with this wonderful stamp set for a while now so let’s get started on today’s card.   This card came together quickly and can be made in any colorway you desire. First thing I did was … Read More

Cabana Tile Die – Another Technique! Sneaky post by Laura

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Hello my crafty friends! Laura, here today with another fun, dimensional card tutorial. Yes, you arereading the right blog. I know it’s not my regular post day, but I just couldn’t wait to share my third card using the Cabana Tile Dies from the awesome Catherine Pooler Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Box. If you haven’t heard about this box yet, you need to keep reading, my friend! Its a collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and more – all specifically … Read More

Three Cards Using Tropically Yours SOA by Jeni

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Hi, I have been having so much fun making lots of cards with the Tropically Yours Stamp Of Approval collection with breaks to play with Milly and snuggles.  Milly is our rescue Jack Chi. She is 4 years old and was left on her own for 12 hours a day and not taken for walks either! She was rescued a few months ago and we adopted her in July.  Some photos of our gorgeous pup have been showing up in … Read More

Emboss With Cabana Tiles Die by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with a quick clean and simple one layer card.  As soon as I saw the Cabana Tiles die in the Stamp Of Approval Tropically Yours collection I knew I would be making a lot of cards with it.  There are still some SOA boxes in stock – but they are at a limited amount so don’t wait too long!  There are 6 stamp sets and one die set in this Stamp Of Approval box but I only … Read More

Using the SOA Cabana Tile Die – TWO Ways! by Laura

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Welcome, my crafty friends! I hope everyone is surviving the summer and the heatwave that has hit Europe…and everywhere it seems. Well as the saying goes, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! #amirightoramiright So, I decided to channel it all into my cardmaking. I recently purchased the Stamp of Approval Box(SOA) from Catherine Pooler and it was totally worth my purchase. It comes fully loaded with SIX stamp sets and a die set all designed to work together. The … Read More

Sending Good Vibes by Janet

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It’s Janet’s time again to showcase a CAS card I made with the new Stamp of Approval Collection. Stamp Of Approval is a quarterly collection of specially selected craft goodies.  This Tropically Yours collection has 5 clear photopolymer stamp sets, 1 red rubber background stamp and 1 die set.  When I saw the Cabana Tiles dies I knew that I would try and dry emboss with them amongst other cards I have created with this die, as I love it, … Read More

Peek A Boo Pups Window Card by Laura *and Bonus card

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Hello, my crafty friends! Today I’m so excited to share this fun window card featuring some super cute pups from My Favorite Things Puppy Kisses stamp set. I just love how all the different puppy dogs are peeking in through the circle window. This card does have a few different components, but it came together fairly easily. I’ve got the full list of instructions (as well as links to the products used!) below, so read on to find out how … Read More

How To Colour A Hummingbird with Video

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HI, it’s Jeni popping in with a how to colour a hummingbird card with a corresponding video.  All the products I used to make this card are listed and linked below on the blog post and in the video description on YouTube. My process in making cards is to pick a stamp set that I want to use and peel the stamps of the backer and place them on my card to figure out an arrangement. I keep all the … Read More

Janet’s Top 10 Favourite Products

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Hello, Janet here. I haven’t done a favourite product post for a while so I thought I would share my current favourites – in no particular order.  Click on all image or underlined word to find the products in the shop. Tim Holtz Distress Oxides I love the Distress Oxides! I find these are easier to ink blend with and give such a smooth coverage.  You can stamp with these inks and heat emboss – so no more need to … Read More

Create a sunset with the Nuvo Shimmer Powders by Natalie

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Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with my second design team make featuring the ‘thanks’ stamp and die set from Diamond Press … as well as a few other bits and bobs from The Little Paper Tree, of course. As always, if you want to try your hand at this make, follow the product links at the bottom of this post.   So, to make this card follow these steps: Cut and fold a 5”x7” card blank from kraft cardstock, and … Read More

Blah Bunny Beach Card by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun, summer card I made using a mixture of old and new supplies. I got really creative using tools from my stash in atypical ways since I didn’t have certain elements I needed to create this beachy scene. You can purchase any of the supplies I used on this card by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post. And don’t forget to use discount code TLPTLAURA10 … Read More

Two ways with Avery Elle’s Hummingbird stamp by Alison

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Hi it’s Alison again. Today I have chosen to show a technique with stamps and watercolour markers that might be new to some of you. I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. I then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and positioned them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.   Then using my zig clean colours, as listed, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which colour … Read More

Pastel Wonderful Shaker Card by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here with a wonderful shaker card to share with you. I love making shaker cards, and I love colouring flowers so I really loved making this card to share with you.  As always the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. I stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful stamp set by Concord and 9th onto some Canson Bristol XL card with Versamark so I could heat emboss … Read More

Summer Wreath CAS card by Janet

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Hi, it’s Janet here with a clean and simple wreath card with some dimension.  Two weeks ago we had a stand at the Handmade Fair in Bowood – and it was hot! Guernsey is quite cool right now, with splashes of hot sunshine, so I thought I would share a clean and simple card with some bright flowers by Avery Elle. All the products I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post. Now onto the card. … Read More

Rainbow Puddle Jumper by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends and welcome back. I hinted in my previous post that I might have a special bonus rainbow card for you (even though May is over!) and today I’m going to make good on that promise. 🙂 I’m here today to share this fun and easy technique with you to create your own abstract looking background.   In case you haven’t heard, The Little Paper Treehas been adding loads of new brands of stamps & dies, stencils, inks, … Read More

Thank You Emboss Watercolour with Video by Jeni

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Hi, it’s Jeni here. I have an easy watercoloured card tutorial and video to share today.  You can view the video by clicking HERE. Please give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you enjoyed the card tutorial.  Now, onto the card. I used the new Blooming clear stamp set by Avery Elle and stamped using Versamark embossing ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card.  I used my anti static powder bag first – this will help … Read More

Orange Dahlia Turnabout Card Tutorial

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Hi, it’s Janet here and I’m sneaking in with an extra blog post because I can’t wait to show you this gorgeous card with  one of the latest turnabout stamps and a turnabout die by Concord and 9th.  I loved this stamp and die as it is very versatile. You can use either one, two, three or four colours or, like the card I made only three colours and use the die to cut the forth petal out through the … Read More

Quick Fathers Day Card by Laura

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Hello, my lovely, crafty friends! I’m delighted to be back on the blog today sharing a simple, yet refined, Father’s Day card you can whip up before the big day on Sunday! 🙂   I like working with stencils because there are SO many techniques you can do with them and the price point is fantastic. And once you see how easy this technique is, you’ll want to give this technique a go! Head over to The Little Paper Treeand … Read More

Misting with Stencils by Natalie – Mica Mist series

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Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with tutorial two of my Nuvo Mica Mists series! Last week, I showed you how great these mists look on embossed card. This week, I’m going to show you how well they work on black card and through stencils. If you want to try out these sprays for yourself, follow the link at the bottom of this post. So, for this tutorial, I made one main card and a bunch of backgrounds, so you can … Read More

Sunshine Kisses by Janet

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Hi, It’s Janet here with a bright summery card using the Avery Elle Spring Bouquet stamp and dies. I love freesias – they are my favourite so I just had to use them for this bright summer card.  All the prodcuts I used to make this card are listed at the bottom of this post and available from the online shop.  I hope you find this card inspiring – leave a comment to let me know what you think.   I … Read More

Four Cards with Nuvo Mica Mists by Natalie

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Hello again! It’s me, Natalie, back with another post for your perusal! This month, I’m going to be taking a different approach to my tutorials. Instead of going into detail about how I make each project, I’m going to focus on how I use one particular product: Nuvo Mica Mists. The moment I saw these mists make their debut on YouTube, I knew I had to have them. I love sparkle and shimmer and don’t consider a project finished unless … Read More

Rainbow Dahlias by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! It’s Laura on the blog today, bringing you my last rainbow themed card (shhh, I might have one more next month…watch this space!) I had so much fun creating this card, and while it looks complicated, it was quick and simple to create that colourful background using Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout stamp. What took the longest time was picking all the colours I wanted to use. The only rule when choosing your colours … Read More

Two Rainbow Cards with Video

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Hi it’s Janet, the theme we had for May was to make some rainbow coloured cards.  I love making rainbow cards so I really enjoyed making these cards using Concord & 9th stamps and Paper Smooches Die and Catherine Pooler Inks.  I love these inks! They are so easy to get a great impression everytime! There is a corresponding video to go along with this blog post. You can view it by clicking HERE. Don’t forget to click on the … Read More

Watercoloured Icecreams by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! Rainbows are still getting all the love over on The Little Paper Tree blog and I’m back today with a few simple watercoloring techniques and another use for one of the stamps in the Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks set (that you may not have thought of!) I could spend ALL the money on ALL the stamps, inks, dies, paper, you-name-it…anything that can help me make a beautiful card (and I suspect you are … Read More

Colour Outside The Lines by Jeni

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Rainbows are my favourite colour! I wanted to make a card that used all the colours and something I little different from my normal style of cute critters or florals!  All the products I used are listed below and are available from the online shop. Let me know what your favourite colour is in the comments below. I got out all the stamp sets that are in stock from Visible Image and decided the girl from Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist would … Read More

Mosaic Rainbow by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! All throughout the month of May, all of the design team members at The Little Paper Tree will be showcasing projects with a common theme we all know and love…RAINBOWS! Today I kick off my interpretation of the theme by sharing a card that takes the rainbow theme to the extreme! I used the Concord and 9th Mosaic Turnabout Stamp and carefully inked up my stamp in several different colours to create a rainbow. … Read More

Embossing with Dies Floral Card with Video

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Hello, Janet here with a easy card to make using your dies to emboss.  I used the beautiful Pretty Petals stamp and dies by Concord and 9th.  All the products I used to make this card are listed at the bottom. I have also created a video showing the process.  You can see the video tutorial HERE.   I stamped the background image with Tiara ink in the center of my card panel first, then filled in around the edges … Read More

Repeat Stamped Background on Kraft by Laura

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Hello and welcome, crafty friends! Today I’ll be sharing a fun way to use up all those mini sentiments (those smaller, add-ons that come in most Stamp sets) to create a repeating background pattern. I was trying to keep this as quick and easy as possible, so I didn’t measure anything out beforehand and just freehand stamped them using my acrylic blocks. All the supplies I used today can be found over at The Little Paper Tree, and don’t forget … Read More

Three Sunshine Cards with Video

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Hi, I created a video tutorial showing how I made these three cards using products by Concord and 9th.  You can see this video by clicking HERE. For the backgrounds I printed out the alignment guide for this Sunburst turnabout stamp and made my cross marks on the back of the stamp and trimmed a piece of card to 6 x 6″ (jig), and draw lines from each point to make a cross mark on the card.  With this jig … Read More

Creating a bouquet of flower by Jeni

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Hi, I love flowers (I’ve said this before) but I suffer with the worst hayfever so my favourite kinds of flowers of stamped flowers. I wanted to create a big bouquet of flowers with the Spring Bouquet stamp and die bundle by Avery Elle.  I used Catherine Pooler inks and the gorgeous liquid watercolour by Avery Elle on this Thank You card. All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. … Read More

Stamping Technique with Water by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! I’m happy to be back today, sharing a birthday card made using the Concord & 9th Mosaic Turnabout Stamp along with a stamping technique using water. You can find all the supplies I used over at The Little Paper Tree. Let’s get started with today’s card. First, I trimmed a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock to be 4” x 5.25” and used a Ranger Mini Ink Blender and Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon so the entire panel … Read More

Simple Stamping with Catherine Pooler inks

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Hi, I wanted to make some backgrounds using the Tropics stamp set by Avery Elle.  This stamp set has the outline and solid stamps for several tropical leaves and flowers.  All the supplies I used to make these two cards are listed below and linked to the shop. To help me figure out the placement I test stamped by design on some regular printer paper before going to my card.  Test stamping can help make sure that you use all … Read More

Tri-fold Birthday Card and Stamped Candle Gift Set using Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks Stamp by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! I’m happy to be back on The Little Paper Tree’s Blog today sharing a fun, tri-folding birthday card as well as a matching stamped candle. Keep reading to find out more on how I made this gift set, and links to The Little Paper Tree for the supplies I used.   I made both of these projects using just a handful of supplies and the Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks Stamp. As soon as I saw this … Read More

Why Catherine Pooler inks?

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The Little Paper Tree is proud and excited to introduce Catherine Pooler inks to the UK and Europe.  We have been stampers and card makers for about 20 years combined and have used lots of different brands of ink. This is the definitive post to tell you why these inks are so great and all the uses you can have from these inks! The Catherine Pooler inks are designed in collections.  Currently there are two collections, and all the colours … Read More

Wonderful Clean & Simple Monochromatic Card

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Hi, I love floral stamps and I fell in love with this stamp set by Concord & 9th as soon as I saw it, but I wanted to create a monochromatic card with the wonderful word die.  The letters for this die are all connected – so no worry about having to try to get them all lined up or any shifting while you diecut.  The products I used are linked at the end of this blog post.   I … Read More

Numbered Balloons Watercolour Background by Natalie

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Hello! And welcome to another card-making tutorial from me, Natalie. I thoroughly enjoyed making these birthday cards because I got to play with my two favourite mediums: watercolour and embossing powders. I really like this stamp set from Avery Elle too; it’s so versatile – you can create fun birthday cards for both the young and the young-at-heart! A lot of people seem to be intimidated by watercolour as it has a reputation for being hard to master, but it’s … Read More

Eggcellent Masked Stamped Card by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m going to share a super bright (and super easy) card to welcome a new baby! Today I’m featuring a cutie-patootie chicken family from Heffy Doodles’ latest release, Eggcellent News, and I just love ‘em! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a waterbrush, and I had this cute scene ready in no time. If you want to learn how to create a card like this, keep reading for details on how I created this … Read More

How To Make Elephants Fly

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Hi, it’s Jeni with some adorable flying elephant cards! There is something about elephants that I just love. I created my own cloud stencils to add the sky background for these cards and had some fun finding ways to make my elephants fly. All the supplies I used to make these cards are listed and linked to The Little Paper Tree shop at the bottom of this post. Every orders earns loyalty points too. You can check how many loyalty … Read More

Elephant Christmas Pop Up Card

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Hi, I think Christmas cards are my favourite to make.  I wanted to do something a little different and use the Elephants with Christmas images to create a fun card.  This is the same card design that I used in the Tis The Season card class – the video tutorial showing this card is about 1 hour long.  I will try to explain as best I can.  I didn’t use a die to create the card I trimmed and score … Read More

Techniques for Working with Nuvo Gilding Flakes – Two Card Tutorials + Bonus Card! by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Laura, here, on the blog today sharing two very different cards I made using the bold and beautiful Cuddles and Hugs Stamp by Concord & 9th, along with a few different techniques for working with the stunning Nuvo Gilding Flakes. And, if you can stick with me, I have a bonus card at the end! I created this first card design when a friend asked if I had a Valentine’s Day card that was “black and grey… … Read More

Colour Swatch Downloads

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You will be able to find all the marker and ink swatch charts we create for free download here. Simply, download the chart you wish and print out on your desired cardstock. If you encounter any problems with a download please leave a comment or email us.   Ink Swatch Chart DISTRESS OXIDE – Click here to download – currently being updated with the latest colours CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS – Click here to download Updated 30/5/18   Marker Swatch Chart NUVO … Read More

Brave Encouragement Cards

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Hello, I have a couple clean and simple cards using the beautiful Concord and 9th You Are Enough stamp set to create some encouragement cards. This is such a versatile stamp set for encouragement and survivor cards, or you could even use the flower with sentiments from other stamp sets for birthday cards or thank yous. For the first card I first stamped the floral image with black ink onto the textured side of watercolour card and did some simple watercolouring … Read More

Welcome Home Card by Laura

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Hello…you’re very welcome!  I’m excited to share with you my very first blog post as a design team member for The Little Paper Tree online craft shop. They are a lovely mother-daughter super crafty duo who supply a variety of American brand stamps, dies and anything else a card-maker or mixed media artist could want!  I guess this makes them a great fit for me being an American living in Ireland. Just a little over eight years ago, I was … Read More

Mandala Distress Oxide Birthday Card

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Hi,  I was playing with some Distress Oxides and decided to try to get a loose watercoloured effect with the inks.  I love using the Many Mandala stamp set by Concord and 9th. I placed the largest mandala stamp on lid of the stamp platform and inked up the stamp with Wilted Violet.  I spritzed this lightly with water and closed the lid onto my watercolour card.  I heat set this to help it dry quicker and placed the card … Read More

Aged To Perfection Ombre Heat Embossed Card

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Hi, I have been playing with an ombre heat embossing technique and have a couple cards to share with you. I recorded both attempts at this card and uploaded them to our YouTube channel. You can watch this videos by clicking HERE and HERE. I trimmed a sheet on Neenah card in half length ways so it would be easier to hold. I inked up the background stamp with Versamark and put my card onto the stamp. Keeping one hand to … Read More

Shipping price changes

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We are delighted to announce that we are able to reduce the postal charges for all items up to 500g. We have a new stamp from our local post office which will allow all your orders to travel through customs quickly and therefore reach you quicker. The new charges are: Posting orders to United kingdom is £4.20 ( which includes VAT). Posting orders to Europe (including Ireland) is £6.90. Posting orders to Rest of the World is £10.20. FREE shipping is … Read More

When will we arrive! One layer Card with Masking

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Hello, I have a fun card to share with you today.  I love this cute little 4×3″ stamp so I thought I would make a general Happy Birthday card, however this stamp is so versatile that it can be used for many occasions when you have a group of friends coming together. On a piece of Bristol smooth card which I trimmed to 12cm x 9cm, I stamped the bus and critters with black archival ink, as I knew I … Read More

Floral Happy Birthday Card

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Hi, now that Christmas is over I can get back to my beloved floral stamps. I love colouring in flowers and have a one layer card to share with you today.  I stamped the big floral image onto Bristol smooth card with Versamark embossing ink and covered the sticky embossing ink with Classic Gold embossing powder.  I heat set the powder until it was all melted and smooth.  I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour in … Read More

Embellishment Mousse through a stencil

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Hello, I have a fun and slightly textured birthday card to share with you today, although this could be for any occasion.  I wanted to try the Nuvo Embellishment mousse through a stencil to create a textured background.  I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil. I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. I used Mother of Pearl on the top half of the card … Read More

Teal Green Mandala Birthday Card

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Hi, welcome to the first blog post for 2018! How was your Christmas and New Years?  For us, January starts with birthdays right away so I have a birthday card to share with you today.  I have used this same design with the Many Mandala stamp set in purples before – which you can see in this video tutorial.  I stayed away from pinks and purples and went with a green colour scheme. I wasn’t sure what the final design … Read More

Frosty Friends White on White

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Hello, I am so proud of this card, and a bit sad that I can’t make many more Christmas cards.  Are you enjoying the holiday season?  What are your favourite cards to make? Let in know in the comment section below. I used Neenah Solar white card and trimmed it to 11 x 14 cm and embossed with the Lawn Fawn Snowy backdrops die.  To emboss with your metal dies in the Big Shot you need to use Tab 1, … Read More

Distress Oxide Snowflake Cards with Video

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Hi, I shared this technique video on our YouTube channel a few weeks ago I wasn’t sure how to turn the backgrounds into finished cards.  I asked on some groups and finally decided on what to do. I have listed the supplies I used to finish the cards below, but the supplies I used to create the background can be found in the description area under the video on YouTube. I die cut the Fancy Christmas Channel die by Memory … Read More

Be A Little Naughty Shaker Card

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Hello, it’s Jeni back with another shaker card. Have I said that I love making shaker cards? I wanted to use the small images and create a background with the Elfish Antics stamp set.  I started with a piece of Bristol card cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped the present, pudding, stocking and train with Versamark Embossing ink.  I rotated my stamp block and tried to go with a random pattern.  Pouring on white embossing powder after every couple … Read More

Joy To The World Clean & Simple Christmas Card

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Hi,  I love the Christmas Cheer stamp set and wish I could use it all the time but I try not to have favourites with my stamp sets. I don’t want any to feel unloved.  I have also created a video tutorial for this clean and simple card on the YouTube channel.  You can watch the video HERE.  Make sure you give the video a big thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t … Read More

To My Love Christmas Card

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Hi, I have two clean and simple almost one layer cards to share with you today. I decided to make two cards so I could have a traditional colour scheme and a modern colour scheme. I knew I wanted to keep this card quite clean with lots of white space but I wanted some interest too.  I used the largest Cross-stitched circle die and embossed this with my Big Shot diecutting machine.  To emboss the die – I used Tab … Read More

Tulle Shaker Card

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Hi, it’s Jeni with an off the side tulle shaker Christmas card.  I love making shaker cards and Sally from Making Cards magazine challenged me to make four different styles of shaker cards.  You can see the four cards I created in the current issue of Making Cards magazine.  I found that once I got started making shakers I couldn’t stop. I trimmed some red card to 4.25 x 5.5″ and stamped the Plaid Background with Ruby Red ink.  I … Read More

Merry Christmas Robin

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a cute and elegant Christmas card today. (Can you have cute and elegant together??) I love making my own backgrounds with background stamps and fell in love with the Plaid Background stamp.  I placed the stamp into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked it up with Paper Bag ink and stamped onto brown cardstock which I’d trimmed to 4.25 x 5″.  I took the card out of the platform and used the 2×8″ acrylic block to stamp … Read More

Lots of Friends One Layer Card

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Hi,  I was inspired to make a one layer card with lots of the cute critters from the Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set by Avery Elle.  There is also a coordinating video tutorial for this card which you can watch HERE.  I created masks for all the critters and used an acrylic block to stamp all the images.  I stamped the critters that I wanted to be at the very front first. Placed the mask down and stamped the next … Read More

Happy Silly Penguins

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Hi, Jeni here with a fun and silly Christmas card using the happy penguins from Brring on The Joy stamp set.  I trimmed a piece of Neenah white card to 12 x 9 cm and die cut a tag shape three times keeping the space between each tag the same.  I traced the inside tag shapes onto a piece of watercolour card so I could stamp the penguins coming in from all sides.  I made sure that each penguin would … Read More

Christmas Colour Wash Card with Glitter

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Hi, the Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set is one of my favourite stamp sets from this year.  I wanted to emboss the whole background in white and add washes of colour for a beautiful yet simple Christmas card.  All the products I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post.  This is an easy design to create in lots of different colours.  Are a modern Christmas person or a traditional Green and Red Christmas person?   I placed … Read More

Merry Christmas Clean & Simple Deer Card

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Hello, I love making Clean and Simple cards – especially at Christmas time when time is limited and there are lots to get done.  I didn’t have any plan when I started this card – just that I wanted to make some backgrounds with the Plaid stamp.   I placed the stamp on the clear side of the lid on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform tool and used Ruby Red ink to get a tone on tone effect on some red … Read More

Fun Christmas Slider

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Hi, I couldn’t wait to make a slider card with this cute girl Elf and use the new Interactively Yours stamp set. Both sets are by Heffy Doodle and are high-quality clear stamps.  I borrowed the finished coloured girl Elf from Mom – the colours she used to colour in this happy little Elf are listed on this blog post HERE.  I stamped and die cut the skates so it will look like the girl is skating along the card … Read More

Christmas Scene Card with Heffy Doodle stamps

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Hi, I love creating scenes with dies and Distress inks and knew I had to use this cute girl and a sled full of presents on a Christmas card.  The Heffy Doodle range of stamps are new to The Little Paper Tree. I got all my diecutting done for the scene first.  I diecut a snowy hill, and the Forest Border die twice from watercolour card.  The Snowy Backdrops stamp set is great to create a sky full of snow … Read More

Simple Merry Christmas Cards

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Hello, its Janet with some really simple and easy to make Christmas cards that look so effective! I love the uniqueness of this die. It cuts a banner strip from your card and leaves the sentiment “Merry Christmas”.  All the products are linked and listed at the bottom of this post. I die cut the sentiment border three times from some Solar White card which I’d already trimmed to 14 x 11cm.  I placed the bough stamp from the Seasonal … Read More

sElfish Christmas Card

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Hello, it’s Janet with a cute and playful Christmas card.  The newest release from Heffy Doodle is now in stock and I couldn’t wait to play with these new cute clear stamp sets.  I’ve teamed a Concord and 9th stamp with the elves to make this cute card. For the background, I stamped the Plaid background stamp with My Favourite Things ink in Jellybean Green onto white card.  I stamped the boy elf and the jack in the box multiple … Read More

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

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Hello, I wanted to use the extra small stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Concord and 9th to create a simple Christmas card with embossing and Distress ink watercolouring.  The list of products I used are listed and linked to the shop below.  Let me know what you think of this card.  I think the Candied Apple was too strong a colour.  What Distress ink colour would you have used?   On a piece of 11 x 14cm … Read More

Bouan Noue Christmas Card

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Hi,  can you believe that it is already November??!  In a couple months it will be 2018!  Anyway, I was playing with some new stamps by Concord & 9th and came up with this gorgeous Christmas card! I placed the turnabout stamp from the Christmas Cheer stamp set in my Tim Holtz Stamp platform and stamped three turns with Versamark embossing ink onto white Neenah card.  WIthout removing my card from the jig, I poured on some super fine white embossing … Read More

Brighten Your Day Gold Embossed Leaf Card

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Hi, we had a pop-up shop a couple weeks ago – which was quite busy and tiring so I relaxed and played with this new stamp set by Concord and 9th, some Distress Oxides and clear embossing powders. I didn’t have any plan or idea where this card design would go – I just wanted to play. I used a piece of scrap Bristol card and stamped the leaf stamp with Distress Oxides. The colours I used were Candied Apple … Read More

Retro Ornament Distress Oxide – Blog Hop

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Hello. Welcome to our first blog hop. Please visit every stop on this blog hop and leave a comment. There are prizes up for grabs! I created this card using Distress Oxides to watercolour the Retro Ornaments. There is also a video on our YouTube channel showing how I created this card. Watch the video, give a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, subscribe to our channel then come back here to leave a comment. The list of supplies used … Read More

Distressed Background Halloween Card Blog Hop

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Hi, this is my card tutorial for our blog hop. I decided to make a Halloween themed card using the Cityscape dies by Avery Elle. There is also a video on our YouTube channel showing how I created this card. Watch the video by clicking HERE, give a thumbs up if you enjoyed it, subscribe to our channel then come back here to leave a comment. There are some great prizes up for grabs. The list of supplies used on … Read More

Skating Fun and Receiving Presents

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Hello, I love the fun penguins in this clear stamp set from the 2017 Avery Elle Winter Release. I started by stamping both penguins, ice-block and present on post it tape and cut around the edges, to create a mask.   On a watercolour panel, stamp penguins near bottom of card panel and mask off, then stamp the present in the middle (so that it looks like the penguins are holding up the present in their flippers, so cute!) there … Read More

Easy Distress Oxide Coloured Card

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Hi,  I have a clean and simple card showcasing embossing with Distress Oxides to share with you.  This is a new video and blog post, so you can view it here on the blog or over on our YouTube channel.  I wasn’t sure what the sentiment should be for this card – so I left it off for now.  What sentiment do you think should be on this card?   I decided to do some super easy colouring with Distress … Read More

Creating a background with one stamp

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Hi, I love all the stamps by Concord and 9th.  I wanted to find a new way to use the flower center stamp from the Pretty Petals stamp set.  I decided to create my own background pattern.  I trimmed some smooth white Neenah card to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and started stamping.  I started at the bottom of the card and worked out and up using different colours of ink by Hero Arts. I used Soft Pool and Pale Tomato from … Read More

Light bulbs to Balloons

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Hello, Janet here with a fun card for little birthdays, using a Valentines themed stamp set. To start this card I die cut a piece of watercolour card with the largest cross stitched rectangle die and stamped the light bulbs floating around the top of the card.  I added the smiley face for some more cuteness.  I knew I was going to use Distress inks to colour this card so I used Archival Jet Black ink because it is waterproof. … Read More

Distress Oxide Thank You Card

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Hi, I love playing with all the Distress Oxides and finding out what they can do.  For this Thank You card, I wanted to use the Distress Oxides for some emboss resist and colouring techniques. The floral bouquet stamp set is out of stock but this is such a gorgeous card and I wanted to share it with you.  I will link to some other floral stamp sets that are in stock. I am using Bristol card for the background … Read More

Loose Colouring with Zig Markers

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Hello, I have an easy loose watercoloured floral card to share with you today.  I decided to make a birthday card, but you could use any sentiment you wish.  I thought the sketchy hand drawn images from the Garden Grow stamp set by Altenew would look gorgeous with a loose watercoloured look.  All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop below.  What do you think of this card? Leave a comment below.   I stamped three … Read More

Believe in Unicorns Emboss Resist Card

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Hello, In February we introduced Visible Image clear stamps to The Little Paper Tree.  We both love these clear stamps and the wonderful unique designs.  I wanted to play with the Visible Image stamps and Distress Inks.  I used a piece of watercolour card trimmed to 11 x 14cm and heat embossed the unicorn and sentiment from the Believe In Unicorns. I stamped the images with Versamark ink, poured on some white embossing powder, taped off the excess and heat … Read More

Happy Birthday Pegasus

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Hello, I really love the Pegasus Duo stamp set by Avery Elle.  I love colouring their mane and tails different colours!  I made these two cards using different colour combinations, but the same supplies – which I will list and link at the bottom of this post.   I stamped both of the Pegasus stamps on Bristol card with Archival Jet Black ink and used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  I stamped and coloured … Read More

Shaker Card – Happy Retirement

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Hello, I love using the Fuse tool to make shaker cards but I still use the traditional foam tape to make shakers too.  For this shaker card. I started by  diecutting the three different sized clouds from a piece of water colour paper.  I kept the positive clouds to use on the card too.  I ink blended the background using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink with an ink blending tool.  I started off the card and used a … Read More

Oceans Of Fun One Layer Card

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Hi, I wanted to make a one layer card using the Bubbles stamp set by Avery Elle.  This is a clear photopolymer stamp set from the Summer release.   I wanted to create an under the sea feel and stamped the fish and crab onto Neenah Solar White card with Black Memento ink.  To create the background, I ink blended Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks, using Wild Honey for the sand.  I have listed all the Nuvo Creative … Read More

Rainbow Smile Ink Blended Card

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Hi, Janet here with a quick and easy card using Distress inks. I used a Smile word die to add a sentiment and some dimension in this other wise clean and simple card.   To create the rainbow background, picked a point just off center in the top right corner as my center and used Post It masking tape to block off a triangle shape.  I used my craft mat, ink blending tool and Distress Inks to add the colour. … Read More

Celebrations For Any Occasion Card

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Hello, Janet here with a party themed card showcasing Avery Elle stamps and dies. I used a base card from the Blush Mixed Folded card pack by Hero Arts.  On a separate panel of Bristol Smooth I stamped three sets of glasses from the Sip Sip Hooray stamp set by Avery Elle and two banners from the Wild Birthday stamp set by Avery Elle. The glass drinks and banners were coloured in with my Zig markers.  The colours I used are … Read More

Lemon Squeezy Background Stamping

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Hello, Janet here with an easy way to make a background on your cards using three stamps from the Hugs Stamp Set by Concord & 9th. I made a card base using bazzill cardstock , scored this in half, and trimmed a card front using watercolour card to 5.5″ x 4.25″. On an acrylic block I placed the lemon stamp from Hugs stamp set by Concord & 9th and started randomly stamping over the watercolour with jet black archival ink. I used the … Read More

CAS Sports Themed Cards

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Hi it’s Janet, I wanted to make some cards for the sports person in your life so I used the football and rugby sports stamps from Bert & Gert.  These stamp sets are great for boys (and girls) of all ages. Football Card I trimmed a piece of green cardstock to 13.5 x 9.5cm and stamped the sentiment ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that by Bill Shankly’ … Read More

Wild Birthday Card with Video

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Hi, I have a fun and wild birthday or party card for you today. I have created a video showing the whole card tutorial – which you can view by clicking HERE I stamped the lion, hippo and rhino on Bristol smooth card, and also stamped three birds and the banner across the top edges. I didn’t get a good impression with one of the birds so instead of not using this panel I stamped some birds onto a scrap … Read More

Faux Shaker Card for Retirement cards

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Hi, It’s Jeni with a faux shaker card.  I love making shaker cards and I thought I would try a faux shaker card. I used the new stamp and die set by Concord and 9th and some blue shades of ink by MFT. I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White card to 10 x 14cm and stamped the solid stamp from the Pretty Petals stamp set by Concord & 9th in My Favorite Things Berrylicious ink and the detail … Read More

Hot Diggity Dog!!

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Hello, I just love this dog and cat stamp set by Avery Elle. I stamped one of the dogs twice so I could have three dogs, six bunches of flowers, three party hats and four balls. I stamped them all in archival jet black ink onto Bristol Smooth card so I could use the clean colour real brush markers to colour them in.  The colours I used will be shown in the list of items below.  I then die cut all … Read More

Stay Curious with Distress Inks

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Hello, It’s Janet with an easy to make card showcasing the Curious Cats stamp set by Visible Image and some Distress Inks. The written tutorial is below but you can view the video tutorial by clicking here. I am using Tim Holtz watercolour card trimmed to 14cm x 11cm.  I smooshed some Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress inks onto my craft mat and picked up the colour with my card.  I wanted a brighter purple – so after Jeni … Read More

Aged to Perfection ‘Cheers’

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Hi, It’s Jeni. I love creating with white embossing and adding Distress inks over the embossing to create my own backgrounds.  I used the new Avery Elle clear stamp set – Sip Sip Hooray, and the coordinating dies.  All the supplies I used are listed and linked below.  I used the “Aged to Perfection” stamp to create a fun birthday card for a more ‘higher aged’ person. I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White card to 9.5 x 14cm … Read More

Garden Grow Card

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Hello, Janet here with a new card.  I have not used this stamp set by Altenew for a while so thought I would get out this stamp set and have a play.  I have listed and linked all the items I used at the bottom of this blog post. To start, I trimmed one card base using Bazzill cardstock and a card front using mixed media card to 5.5″ x 4.25″. On a separate panel of mixed media card stock … Read More

Playing with Distress

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Hi,  I wanted to play with some new stamp sets by Visible Image and thought this silhouette stamp would be beautiful in rainbow colours.  If you watched the video in the VIP newsletter you can skip to 6:13. You can view this video in full by clicking HERE I used Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet. The Distress Oxides I used are Wilted Violet, Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. To finish … Read More

HUGE Birthday Wishes Birthday Card

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Hello, I enjoy making scene cards, I wanted to add all the critters and a lot of the birds from the Avery Elle Wild Birthday stamp set.  The list of supplies are at the bottom of this post, and are linked to the shop.  Have you seen our new YouTube channel? We are sharing card making how to videos! I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth card to 14 x 11cm and with my craft mat and ink blending tools I … Read More

10th Birthday Cake Card

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Hi, I wanted to try the cake stamp from the new release from Avery Elle ‘Time to Party.  This is a great stamp set with all the numbers from 0 – 9 so you can create birthday cards for all the ages you need.  It is easy to change the colours and design so your cards are suitable for all age ranges! I first cut a piece of Ranger Watercolour 4.25×5.5 cardstock. Using the Wilted Violet Distress Ink I ink … Read More

Happy Wedding Day Card

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Hello, I have a quick and easy card design to share with you using the Neat and Tangled heart die and Concord and 9th stamp set. This design can easily be changed to make wedding invitations. All the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post and are linked to the shop.   I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White to 11x14cm and lightly inked blended Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink in spots, going … Read More

Interactive Circle Slider Card and Video

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Hello, I wanted to share how to make a circle slider card using clear stamps by Concord and 9th. I’ve loved watercolouring on my cards lately too. I’ve blogged about this style of card before but thought a video would be better to show you how to make this card. You can see this video by clicking HERE I made a lemon circle slider first before turning the camera on. All the items I used are listed and linked below the … Read More

International Womens Day with Hand crafted Cards

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Hello, is anyone else tired of all this cold weather? I wanted to help spring along by using the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew.  Today is International Womens Day, so I thought I would share some feminine cards for friends, wives, grandmums, aunts, daughter or sisters. I knew I wanted to die cut the flower, and since the stem can be difficult to line up, I lay the die down, and placed the stamp into the die space. The … Read More

Hello Lovely Birthday Card with Zig Clean Colour Markers

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Hello, this clear stamp set Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th has to be my favourite!  I love colouring in the flowers and leaves.  All the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post, and linked to the shop.   To make this card I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth panel to 11x14cm, using my craft mat I ink blended Candied Apple Distress Ink. I added more colour at the bottom and used less pressure to … Read More