Shipping Times – UPDATED

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Updated* Shipping Times We are open as normal, and dispatching orders twice a week to minimize outside travel. Orders are dispatched first thing on Tuesdays and Fridays. Cut off time for orders is 2pm Monday/Thursday**. We will continue to do this as long as we are able. Please follow our Facebook page for updates. We still aim to process orders within 2 – 5 working days.   Delivery Times Orders within the UK can take anywhere between 2 – 7 … Read More

Leafy Border Partial Die cutting by Helen

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I use the Leafy Décor stamp by Pinkfresh Studios for a border card and use the coordinating dies for some partial diecutting. Card Process Create a card blank measuring 10.5cm by 14.5cm. Stamp the main image down the right-hand side. Keep the stamp straight, as shown in the photo.   Put the die over the stamp but before you die cut, add two extra pieces of card over half of the stamp.  Leaving the right-hand side exposed.  Open the card … Read More

Bunny Burrow Scene Card by Tasha

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I’m back with some more Trinity Stamps inspiration for you, but this time I played with the super cute Bunny Burrow stamp set & co-ordinating dies! I started by stamping a load of images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. This is my preferred ink when I’m only lightly adding water to the images, but I did heat set it just to be sure that it was totally dry.   Colouring & Diecutting I … Read More

No colouring Slimline Boos card w/video by Jeni

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I love this slimline stamp by Trinity Stamps. Normally I find it difficult to not colour any stamped image.  I always want to colour! But the Slimline Boos was easy to leave just stamped.  I have a video tutorial showing the process for this card over on YouTube.  Check out all the new Trinity Stamps products now in stock in this Introducing video.   Stamping Long Stamps The Slimline Boos stamp is almost 8 inches long but it just fit … Read More

Look On The Bright Side card w/video by Jeni

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The inspiration for this card came from this video on YouTube. I love how cute this gnome is and want to use him in an Autumnal card.  I use the Bright Side clear stamp and Mouse House stamp, both by Trinity Stamps to make this card.  The video tutorial for this Autumnal card is on YouTube and the written tutorial is below, with a full supply list of all the ink colours I use. Scene Building I use the physical … Read More

Confetti Birthday Card – Stretch Your Stencil by Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha here, back with more crafty inspiration for your Saturday morning!  I am having so much fun playing with all of the amazing new brands that have joined our Paper Tribe recently! Layering Stencils On my desk today I’ve got one of the awesome layering stencils from Trinity stamps and this is the first time I’ve ever tried using one of these, so I’m going to share a few of my first impressions and tips to … Read More

Thankful Pumpkin slimline card w/Video by Jeni

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Hi, have you seen the new slimline stencils by Catherine Pooler Designs?  There are two slimline stencils – Faceted and Leopard. (There are also three slimline dies – Essentials, Sunray and Rainbow).  I use the Faceted slimline stencil with a few different stamp sets by Catherine Pooler Designs to make my card.  There is a video tutorial over on YouTube which you can watch here. Written Tutorial Slimline Stencilling First I trim some Bristol smooth card to 8.5 x 3.5” … Read More

Yellow Tulips Card – How to use digital stamps by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha and I am back on the Paper Tree blog today with some new inspiration! Today I’m working with a digital stamp from Sunshine & Bee, it’s a super cute Elegant Tulip and I’m continuing the love affection I’ve got going with yellow right now to bring you some Sunshine in your craft room! Digital stamps Let’s start with Digi Stamps! I know that they can feel somewhat intimidating when you haven’t used them before, or … Read More

Two encouragement cards ft partial diecutting w/Video by Jeni

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I love the Pop-Out Hexagon stamp by Pinkfresh Studios and have another two cards using this stamp. I’ve teamed up the Hexagon stamp with the Take Pride stamp set and ink colours from the Spa collection by Catherine Pooler Designs. The video tutorial showing the full process of both cards is up on YouTube here. Pop-Out Background First I pop out all the inside hexagon stamps to be able to use the frame. There are different patterns and sentiments on … Read More

Good Things Ink Blended Panel Card

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Hi, I have a mouse and a few flowers left over from this card and instead of storing them with the Mouse House stamp, I decide to make a quick card straight away. I mostly use items that are already on my desk, and the full list of supplies is at the bottom of this post.   DIE CUTTING To start, I die cut the Good Things mini cover plate die twice from Bristol card.  From one piece I die … Read More

You Tied the Knot! Soft wedding card by Verity

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Are you in a need of a wedding card? Although wedding’s may not be quite the way they were, it is still a nice occasion to send a card especially if you’re not able to be there on the big day. So why not create a soft wedding card with simple ink blending and emboss resist. The small floral stamps from the ‘This Calls For Cake stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs is perfect for such an occasion, and pair … Read More

Hey Fungi Scene Card w/Video

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The critter stamps by Trinity Stamps are so cute and sweet! I couldn’t want to make a scene card using the cute little mice from the Mouse House stamp set.  There is a video tutorial for this card – which you can watch in HD over on YouTube, and the written tutorial is below. Stamping & Colouring First, I stamp all the images with Midnight ink onto Bristol Smooth card and use Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers for the … Read More

Two Bushels of Love cards by Janet

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The weather is turning, and there is a chill in the air that makes me think of that Winter is on the way. But first we have the crisp Autumn leaves to enjoy.  I was inspired to use the Bushels of Love stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs to make two cards with the Paradise Found ink colours. (Now available as mini’s)! Stamping the Tree The Old Oak Tree stamp is a red rubber stamp. I place it in my stamping … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Urban Oasis

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Welcome back to the last in the mini-series of Catherine Pooler Designs ink colours. The Urban Oasis collection is a warmer and brighter set of eight colours in the Spa family.  Zen Garden are toned down and muted. Paradise Found are deep and rich – Urban Oasis fits between the two collection shades. You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post, and find the other posts in … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Paradise Found

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Welcome back to the mini-series. Paradise Found is a deep rich highly saturated collection of eight deep earthy ink colours in the Spa family. You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post, and find the other posts in this mini-series here. The Spa Collection by Catherine Pooler has three collections of ink pads. Zen Garden, Paradise Found and Urban Oasis. Each collection of ink colours are available … Read More

Sweetest Pea Spotlight Colouring by Jeni

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This bunch of sweet pea flowers comes as a digital stamp with the flower image and a sentiment.  I place the sentiment with the flowers to be able to print this at A2 size. COLOURING THE OUTSIDE I colour the whole of this Bristol card with Polychromos coloured pencils, but used a circle mask to do spotlight colouring.   The Simple Blend circle stencil comes with two parts.  I place the circle mask over the part of the florals that … Read More

Autumn Adventure Panel by Tracy

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Hello, It’s time for my second guest designer project for The Little Paper Tree.  This time I have made an autumnal picture using my favourite stamp set from Sunshine and Bee Designs, Woodland Fox. The Background I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock the same size as the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Frame Panel and created a background with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in autumnal colours and a wide flat paintbrush.  To add a little more detail to the background I … Read More

Bright Gnome with Video Tutorial (& bonus card)

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Earlier this month we introduced Trinity Stamps to The Little Paper Tree, and this sweet fun gnome is just one of the new stamps we have in stock.  There is a corresponding video tutorial for this card which you can watch in HD over at YouTube. If you are here from YouTube and are looking for the bonus card – it is below the tutorial for the Bright Gnome card. Stamping & Colouring First, I stamp the gnome and butterflies … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Zen Garden

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I’m back with another colour combination in the mini series of ink blending with CP inks.  This time using the Zen Garden collection. You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post.  Find the other posts in this mini series here. The Spa Collection has three collections of colours, Zen Garden, Paradise Found and Urban Oasis. Each collection of ink colours are available individually as full-size ink pads … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Carnival

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Welcome back. Next in the Ink Colour Blends mini series featuring Catherine Pooler inks is the Carnival collection. Although somehow I missed out Suede Shoes… You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post, and find the other posts in this mini series here. The Party Collection by Catherine Pooler has four collections of ink pads. Foundation (set of 4 colours), Life Of The Party, Spring Fling and … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Life Of The Party

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Welcome back to the second in this mini series. Life Of The Party is a vibrant highly saturated collection of eight ink colours. Although I do use Rockin Red from the Foundation collection to try some other two colour combinations to make a purple You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post, and find the other posts in this mini series here. The Party Collection by Catherine … Read More

Two Cheeky Dragon Just Breathe Cards by Jeni

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I have two cute cards using the Cheeky Dragon digital stamp. I printed both at different sizes – which is a great advantage of having digital stamps! The Cheeky Dragon is just one of 12 new digital stamps available at The Little Paper Tree. COLOURING Print onto Bristol Smooth card and use Polychromos coloured pencils. I colour the bigger dragon first and use 199, 274 and 233. Adding the 199 Black first, then the 274 Dark Grey and filling the … Read More

Birthday Subway Art Card by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Laura here today, and I’ve got two cards to share with you. I originally bought the Catherine Pooler Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp because you can never have enough birthday sentiments, am I right? But, when I really looked at the packaging, I realized it looked like subway art. You know, the art prints that use lots of words to create a beautiful design? I liked the idea so much I came up with two cards today!  … Read More

CP Ink Colour Blends Mini Series – Spring Fling

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We (and you) love Catherine Pooler inks. There are so many ways to use these fabulous inks and refills. You can find out more about the ink colours and what makes them different from other inks at this blog post. The Party Collection of ink colours are available individually as full-size ink pads, refills and as a collection of eight (four for Foundation) mini sized ink pads. Colour Collections One great way to use the CP inks is with ink … Read More

Distressed Mini Journal by Tracy

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Hello, I’m Tracy and I’m excited to be sharing my first guest designer blog post for The Little Paper Tree.  I made this cute mini journal using Lesia Zgharda Design stamps. The Cover The journal measures 12cm x 8cm and is cut from kraft card.  I used a distressing tool on the edges and stained the whole cover including the edges using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress oxides.  Then I stamped the Jar & Flowers stamp by Leisa Zgharda … Read More

Seamless Repeat Background Christmas Card by Jeni

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Hi, have you seen the endlessly repeating background stamps by Picket Fence Studios. I knew I would be using the Reindeer Games stamp as a background as soon as I saw the Santa in the Believe in Magic stamp set.  I have a video tutorial for this card too – click here to watch the video in HD on YouTube. REPEAT BACKGROUND The Reindeer Games stamp has the deer and trees cut off at the edges of the stamp allowing … Read More

Meet The Guest Designer for August

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Welcome Tracy as the Guest Blogger for August. Meet Tracy I’m Tracy and I live in Suffolk with my husband of 20 years and my Newfoundland dog, Fergus.  I work part-time from home as a freelance medical typist, which helps to pay for my papercraft addiction!  I’m so excited to be a guest designer for The Little Paper Tree.  It’s lovely to be supporting a UK company, especially one so close to where I live.  My first crafty love was … Read More

Flamingo Fun card by Elaine

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Hello lovely crafters! Hope everyone is well. Well, I’m back to share another make with you all. Hope you like it. Die Cutting First of all, I die cut 2 rectangles out of black and white card. Jeni has some fabulous Lawn Fawn rectangle dies in the shop. I then stamped the flamingo with a versafine black ink pad using the fabulous Catherine Pooler Stand Tall Stamps. Next, I added the grass and water using distress inks and a spritz … Read More

Tone On Tone with a Pop of Colour by Janet

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Hi, Janet here with a clean and simple card that has a lot of texture. I love all the Beautiful Girls stamps by Picket Fence Studios but I didn’t feel like colouring skin, so I only coloured the flowers in her hair, and added some die-cuts by Catherine Pooler Designs. PROCESS Diecut the Wall Flowers cover plate die from Bristol Smooth card Adhere with liquid glue to an A2 card base made from the same card Stamp Beautiful Girl Sydney … Read More

Take a Break Slimline Card by Lisa

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Hello, Lisa here and I’m thrilled to be sharing my second guest designer post for The Little Paper Tree. Slimline cards seem to be very popular at the moment and I thought it would be the perfect layout for the super cute trio of mermaids from the Penguin Palace Take a Break stamp set.   Making the Background   When I create with anything sea-themed – like mermaids, I love making inky backgrounds that give the illusion of a swirly … Read More

Stacked Stamped Card by Helen

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Today I’m sharing a layered and stamped card which is simple to create but looks very effective. CREATING LAYERS Start by deciding the size of the finished card that you want – you can use a square or rectangle or even a circle.  Work down from your finished card size to decide on the layers you are going to use.   For example, my final card size is 13cm by 13cm which means my first black layer is 12.5cm by … Read More

Under the Sea Shopping Spree!

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Hi everyone, Karen here. Today, The Little Paper Tree invites me back to their blog as guest designer to showcase Penguin Palace’s Let’s Catch Up stamp set. The minute I saw her, I knew I just had to use the little shopping mermaid on my card and make her have an afternoon catching up with friends at the shopping mall! Backgrounds I created my own background paper using a few of the smallest stamps in the set. On a sheet … Read More

Hello Gerbera ft Digital Stamp w/ Video

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Hi, One of the new digital stamps by Sunshine Bee Designs is this Gerbera Digital Stamp.  This stamp is available to download HERE with a black outline or light grey outline.  Find all the digital stamps HERE. VIDEO TUTORIAL There is a corresponding video tutorial for this card over on YouTube – watch it HERE or scroll down for the written tutorial. COLOURING Print the Gerbera with the black outline onto Bristol smooth card sized to fit an A2 card.  … Read More

Just Because Card by Elaine

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Hello there. Excited to be sharing my second blog post for The Little Paper Tree! I had a great time making this card. Hope you all like it. Stamping on patterned paper Firstly, I picked some patterned paper from my stash. I stamped my sentiment using the Just Because stamp set from Concord & 9th. Then I began to stamp flowers & foliage using the Tropically Yours stamp set from Catherine Pooler. I used Versafine black ink for the sentiment … Read More

Happy Coloured Coverplate Die w Video

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Hi, do you love cover plate dies but aren’t sure how to use them? I am challenging myself to find new ways to use these cover plate dies. There is a separate playlist on YouTube for Stretch Your Dies.  This card is also a video tutorial and you can watch the process here.   I love this Flower Burst cover plate die by Catherine Pooler Designs and use loose watercolouring with the Carnivale ink colours.   COLOURING   I die … Read More

Super Simple Two Minute Tip For Show-Stopping Cards!

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Hey crafty people! I’m back on The Little Paper Tree blog with another dose of inspiration for you! This month I have a super quick & easy tip for using the Trellis Cover Plate Die from Catherine Pooler to get an amazing & seriously impressive clean and simple background in less than two minutes.   I love cover plate dies but they are a real investment, so it’s important that you have an array of ways to use them in … Read More

Electric Fish Birthday Card

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Hello again, crafty tribe! Once again, I’ve been playing with the Fly Daddy Stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD.) Not just for father’s day, I made this card for my fishing-fanatic uncle’s birthday This card is super easy to make but does require a few extra steps – and a little extra time but it’s totally worth it for this fun technique. Lots to cover so let’s get started. PIGMENT INK ON NAVY I started off by testing all of … Read More

Have a Beary Happy Birthday

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Hi I’m Lisa and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for The Little Paper Tree for July. Today’s make is a Birthday card, to add to my stash as I love to have some on hand, using the adorable Sunshine Bee Designs Happy Bear stamp set.     Making the Background   I love it when a stamp set contains some itty bitty stamps, like the flowers in this set. I can use them with coloured ink pads to … Read More

Fluttering by to say…Hello!

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Hi everyone!  I’m Karen and I’m so happy to share my first blog post as a guest designer for The Little Paper Tree.  I have created a card using the beautiful butterflies from the Sunshine and Bee Designs “Fluttering By” stamp set. Preparing The Butterflies I stamped each of the butterfly designs once onto white heavy-weight cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black alcohol-friendly ink and used my Winsor and Newton Promarkers to add some colour.  The colours I used were Cerise, … Read More

Meet The Guest Design Team – July 2020

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Let’s welcome Karen and Lisa to the team for the month of July. You can learn more about the designers, and their social media links too. We can’t wait to see what Karen and Lisa will create!   Meet Karen My name is Karen.  I live in Edinburgh, UK with my fiancé Adam, and work in the clinical science industry.  I have been crafty since I was little and it has followed me though into my adult years. My main … Read More

Christmas Peeking Pets Card

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It’s Helen here today to share a card made using the super cute new ‘Peeking Pets’ stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs.  As soon as I saw these stamps and dies in the shop, I knew I had to have them! STAMPING To make my card I stamped three of the dogs, a Santa hat and two of the party hats and then die cut all the elements.  For the best placement on the dies on the stamped images, … Read More

Wake Up Window Flower Box Card w/ Video

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Hi, I have three cards for this tutorial. My first card using the Boxes of Blooms and Outside Your Window is also a video tutorial.  You can watch the video tutorial on YouTube.  There are two bonus cards using the same products below the tutorial for the Wake Up Feeling Blessed card. MAKING THE SHUTTERS I adhered two pieces of black and white striped card back to back then diecut the Outside Your Window coordinating die twice.  This die cuts … Read More

Party Penguins! by Jenny

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Happy Friday crafty people. I’m Jenny from Ginger Ninja Crafts and I’m so happy to be with you again for another guest post on The Little Paper Tree blog.  Today I am sharing a fun card using some adorable stamps from the Penguin Agenda set by Penguin Palace.   STAMPING First I stamped some of these cute characters onto white cardstock in black ink and coloured them with a selection of alcohol markers before fussy cutting them out. MAKING THE … Read More

Ombre Pencil Colouring on Solid Stamps

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Hi, I need to make some more thank you cards and I’m trying my best to stay away from more feminine colours.  The stamps in the Big Thanks stamp set are designed for solid stamping in coloured inks but I am a little obsessed with wanting to colour everything at the moment so had to find a way to colour with this stamp set.  There is a video tutorial for this card over at YouTube. SECOND GENERATION STAMPING To be … Read More

Stencilled Flourish Card by Elaine

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Hi crafty world. Super excited to be sharing my first blog post for The Little Paper Tree! Hope you like it.   STENCILLING Firstly I did the stencilling using the gorgeous Flourish & Whimsy stencil from Catherine Pooler. I used 4 different tones of green Distress inks and a blending brush. You could use any variation of colour tones. I used low tack stencil tape to stop the stencil moving. Here’s the finished look once I had removed the stencil … Read More

Geometric Colour Blocked Ink Blending

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Hey Crafty People! I am so excited to be up on The Little Paper Tree Blog today, sharing my first post as a DT member. I am going to be using the Birdie Banners stamp set by Concord & 9th, but not in the way it was intended. (This follows up from a post on my own blog that I did for TLPT a couple of weeks ago.) I love finding unexpected ways to use my products, extending their usefulness … Read More

Fabulous flamingo card

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Hi crafty people, my name is Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja crafts!) and I’m delighted to be a guest contributor to the blog today.  I’m here to share a project I made using the beautiful “Stand Tall” stamp set from Catherine Pooler.   STAMPING & COLOURING I stamped one of the flamingos in black ink before colouring with alcohol markers and fussy cutting it out. ZIG ZAG BACKGROUND Using the zig-zag border I stamped background panels by repeatedly stamping it with … Read More

Meet The Guest Design Team – June 2020

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Hi, please welcome Hanna and Jenny to the team as Guest DT members for the month of June.  You can learn more about the designers, and find their social media links too. We can’t wait to see what Hanna and Jenny will create!   Meet Hanna My name is Hanna-Rebecca (Best known as TheMissHaven) and I am the Guest Designer at TLPT for June 2020. I’ve been a crafter for many years (over 8 years now) and my love for … Read More

Floral Wreath Card by Helen

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Today I’m sharing a simple card using the digital Floral Wreath image and a stamped sentiment. Instructions I printed the floral wreath on to white card and coloured the image.  Then I used a circle die around the outside of the wreath and smaller circle to cut out the middle of the wreath.  The size of dies you will need will depend on the size you want the wreath to be.  This is the beauty of digital images – you … Read More

Stamped Butterfly Clean & Simple Card

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Hello, Janet here showing that you do not need to add a lot of ink blending, colouring or embellishments to make an effective card.  I use the Wings Of Joy stamp set and coordinating die with the Trellis cover plate die and one Life Of The Party ink colour by Catherine Pooler.  I have a video tutorial showing the full process of this card over at YouTube.   The Catherine Pooler Designs inks are dye based inks on a foam … Read More

Reel Catch Spinner Card

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Hello, crafty tribe! Today I’m sharing a fun card that’s perfect to send to any outdoor-loving guy in your life. I used a brand new stamp set from Catherine Pooler, Fly Daddy, and it’s a great addition to your stash – especially if you struggle for masculine-themed cards. And, not just for Father’s Day, you can send this for birthdays, too! Let’s get started. MAKING WAVES I started off by cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White Card (80lb) to … Read More

Painting with Colour Burst and Stamping with Water

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Hi, I want to use a different colouring medium other than markers or pencils and the Color Burst powders are sitting on the shelf behind my desk.  Catherine Pooler teamed up with Ken Oliver to come out with a Carnivale collection of Color Burst powders.  (I will be spelling “colour” with and without a “u” in this post).  I also have a video tutorial showing the process of this card. Head on over to YouTube to watch the tutorial.   … Read More

Meet The Design Team 2020

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Find out more about our Design Team for 2020. Meet Janet Janet was born in Guernsey Channel Islands and has been involved in various crafting projects throughout her life.  She has experience in tapestry, knitting, embroidery, dressmaking, card making, scrapbooking, watercolour artwork, and is learning to crochet. The card making and scrapbooking came about when Jeni (her daughter) introduced her to this craft in New Zealand and she hasn’t stopped since!  She likes the clean and simple cards and interactive … Read More

Thoughtful Two Tone Butterflies Card by Janet

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Hi, sometimes I love just being able to stamp and have a finished element for my cards.  The butterflies in Happy Butterflies don’t have to be coloured – which makes them great for quick cards. Inking The Background Firstly, on a piece of watercolour card, I ink blend with Catherine Pooler inks.  Using Juniper Mist and Daydream from the SPA collection.  My favourite way to ink blend with the CP inks is by using a brush from the Picket Fence … Read More

Rainbow Clouds

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Hi, I have another rainbow card for you today showcasing the Rainbow Wishes stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps.  Currently, there is a 30% off sale on all Honey Bee products – I hope I inspire you on how to use this stamp set.   I also have a corresponding video tutorial showing the process of this card which you can watch here.  But I wasn’t sure how to finish this card, so I left it on my desk … Read More

Messy Background Flower Burst Thanks Cards

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Hi,  the latest Catherine Pooler Designs products, the Flutters and Blooms release went on sale last Wednesday and you all went crazy for these products! They sold out almost completely within one day but will be restocked later this week. We are busy getting all your orders packed up (still in green tissue paper) dispatched every Thursday and Monday.  Joining the waitlist you instantly (via email) let you know when that product is back in stock   Spring Fling vs … Read More

Butterfly Kisses One Layer Card w/ Video

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Hi, a new brand to the shop is Lesia Zgharda Designs.  These stamps are detailed and perfect for colouring – I am using the Butterfly Kisses stamp set.  I have a corresponding video for this card – which you can watch here. Stamping & Colouring There is one butterfly with an interlocked triangle and circle and one sentiment stamp in this set.  I stamped the butterfly onto Neenah Solar White 80lb card.  All the Neenah card we have in stock … Read More

Rainbow Thanks Cards w/ Video Tutorial

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Hi, it’s Jeni with some Thanks cards to send out to key workers. Today I used the Over The Rainbow die by Catherine Pooler Designs along with the Fresh & Fruity patterned papers.  There is no stamping on these cards, which is unusual for me. I will add links to the products at the bottom of this post.  There is a video tutorial for this post too, which you can watch HERE.   Making The Rainbow There are eight different … Read More

Never Give Up – Quick Stamped Card

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a card tutorial. I was working on a “Use All The Stamps” video tutorial with the Dream Big stamp set by Catherine Pooler – well I  thought I was but I wasn’t actually recording.  But because the stamping is all in a straight line (I used an acrylic block), I decided to share this card with you in a blog post and as a reminder for you not to give up! Stamping Using a small stamp, I … Read More

Kindness Changes Everything Card Tutorial

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I started this video in 2019, but we were in the process of moving to Cambridgeshire so they got pushed to the side while we packed up all our craft items. I know I was filming the process of this card tutorial too – but I can’t find the footage.  My plan from 2019 was to use the Kind of Wonderful stamp set.  Recently I tidied up my craft desk and I found these backgrounds, (and the stamp set and … Read More

Squeeze The Day CP watercolored card w/video

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Hi, I have another quick card and video tutorial to share using the Zest Bouquet stamp set. I am trying to share more videos and blogs during this time. If you are self isolating then I want to provide some more inspiration for you.  We also have a 10% sale off all items in the shop to help you be able to get new supplies and combat any anxiety you may have. Crafting is proven to relax you and can … Read More

There is always Hope

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Hi, If you are self-isolating then I want to provide some more inspiration for you and I am trying to share more videos and blogs during this time. This is one thing that I CAN do, and it helps distract me from checking the news all the time.  There is a 10% sale off all items in the shop, and a lot of items are reduced in price.  We want to help you be able to get new supplies and combat … Read More

You’re The Zest Quick Colouring w/Video

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Hi, I have a quick card and video tutorial to share, I am trying to share more inspirational videos and blogs during this time.  There is a 10% sale off all items in the shop to help you be able to get new supplies and combat any anxiety you may have. Crafting is proven to relax you and can help distract you. Stamping For my card I used the new Zest Bouquet stamp set along with Catherine Pooler inks.  All … Read More

Thank You Poinsettia Card by Jeni

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Hi, I have one more card using the new Winter Poinsettia stamp by Sunshine and Bee Designs.   Heat Emboss & Colouring The Winter Poinsettia stamp is easy to colour and cut out.  I heat embossed the poinsettia with white embossing and used some Distress Inks to watercolour.  Then used Aged Mahogany for all the leaves/petals and Wild Honey for the centres. Background The background is Iced Spruce Distress Ink and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. I inked up different areas … Read More

Winter Poinsettia Christmas Card Video by Jeni

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Hi, the last stamp in this release by Sunshine and Bee Designs is Winter Poinsettia.  Winter Poinsettia is a group of three poinsettia flowers with three sentiments.  I have a short video for the making of this card HERE. Stamping This tutorial is for the card on the right. Firstly, I stamped the poinsettia twice in the top half of the card. The sentiment was next – to make sure there would be enough space for the sentiment and filled … Read More

From my nest to Yours card by Janet

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This is a beautiful stamp set by Sunshine and Bee Designs.  Jeni knows I absolutely love robins and she made this stamp set with me in mind, you can see the process video of this card HERE. Colouring The Robins Stamping two of the robins in black ink onto Neenah card, I coloured them with just three copic markers. One marker per colour with no shading – one red, one brown and a darker brown for the beak.  I fussy … Read More

Sleepy Foxes Video Card Tutorial by Janet

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The sleepy foxes in the Woodland Fox stamp set by Sunshine and Bee Designs will put a smile on anyones face, especially if you are not feeling very well and makes a great Get Well Soon card. Making The Background This sleepy foxes card was made using a watercolour card panel measuring 11 x 14cm. This background is from my “box of backgrounds” I used water based inks to blend all over this panel, (an orange at the top half of … Read More

Woodland Fox Scene Shaker Card by Jeni w/Video

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Hi, I have a scene shaker card using the new Woodland Fox stamp set by Sunshine & Bee Designs – my own stamp designs!!! There is a coordinating video up on YouTube too.  You can see this video by clicking HERE. Links to the products used at the end of this blog post.  I love all the stamp designs in this release, but Woodland Fox are my favourite (should I have favourites?)   Shaker Prep Firstly, I took two pieces … Read More

Buzzing Bees Card by Janet w/Video

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Hello, its Janet with an exciting new blog post. Jeni has been working hard on releasing her own stamp designs. We will be sharing peeks all week here on the blog, and on YouTube. Making The Card The first stamp in this release is Buzzing Bees. I have a video up on YouTube showing the process of the bees flying in a circle card. There is also an Introduction video showing all the stamps and some card samples. You can … Read More

Introducing Sunshine & Bee Designs

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Hi, welcome to Sunshine and Bee Designs. Milly and I have been working hard over the last couple of months to bring our first range of clear stamps to life. For the first release, we have four stamp sets. I love colouring cute critters and florals, so this had to be the theme for this release. Our stamps are made with high-quality photopolymer in the UK and are 4×6 in size (A6 sized). The stamps are high clarity shiny stamps … Read More

Galaxy Background Birthday Card by Sarah

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Have you tried inking up a galaxy background? I hadn’t given it a go yet – til now! Process Cover a panel of card in patches of ink in a range of colours – yellow, purple, pink and aqua. Any kind goes, I used mostly Distress Oxides, one Catherine Pooler dye ink and a generic pink pigment ink. Smoosh and blend til you’ve got no white space left. Let them mix as much or as little as you like. Only … Read More

Masked Sunset One Layer Cards by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! It’s Laura on the blog with you today, and I’ve got three, one-layer cards featuring Distress-blended sunsets with silhouette images to set off the tropical scene. I used Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) stamps from the Tropically Yours Collection and I am totally stoked (see what I did there?) with the beachy-retro, 80’s vibe this trio of cards gives. As usual, lots to cover today, so let’s get started! Backgrounds First, I got to work creating my backgrounds. … Read More

DT Call CLOSED

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We’ve had some change over the last few months. We moved to Cambridgeshire UK and have a larger warehouse (which is already quite full) and we want more people to help promote our small craft business and help us grow. If you love playing with stamps, inks, dies and stencils apply to join the tree!  We are looking for four crafters to join our Social Media team and two or three crafters to join the YouTube team. We focus on … Read More

Rainbow Birthday Wishes Card by Sarah

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A bit of ink smooshing from me today.   Process Tap your red ink pad directly onto your acrylic stamping block, roughly filling in the first inch in from the end. Spritz the inked block with a little water and press it down onto your card front with the edge of the block at the edge of the card – let the ink smoosh rightwards across the card front, sometimes it’ll bloom out further, sometimes it’ll stay about an inch … Read More

Using Pre Made Elements to Create a Quick Card by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! It’s Laura with you today and I’m back with my first post since the Easter break. Here in Ireland we had lots of warm, beautiful weather and we enjoyed being outside most of the days. All the sunshine inspired me to use stamp sets from the Catherine Pooler Tropically Yours Collection. I have the entire collection from when it was sold as the limited edition Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Box last year. If … Read More

Sparkly Peace And Comfort Card By Sarah

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Time for some metallics and glitter! Process Blend up a background straight onto your card blank in green and blue inks. Add a gently curving swoosh of embellishment mousse in from each side with a tissue, then put the card aside to completely dry. Stamp and heat emboss the mandala and leaves on vellum paper. I did the mandala just in silver and the leaves in silver first, heated til only just melting, then allow to cool, reapply embossing ink … Read More

HOLA PARTY ANIMAL CARD BY SARAH

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This could work as a general hello notecard or I’m going to give it as a birthday card I think.   Process Stamp and colour your animals. I used watercolours then added a bit more detail with coloured pencils over the top. Diecut them out, along with the rectangular panel from the Arrow Mat Die. Cover the back of the panel with double-sided tape and position all but one of the animals around, then stick down in the middle of … Read More

Places you’ll Flamingo Card by Katrina

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The flamingos on the Lawn Fawn stamp set Flamingo Together get me thinking about one of the items on my bucket list which is to visit Aruba. I decided to use this as inspiration for my card. Stamping I started the card by stamping some flamingos on to some Neenah cardstock. I coloured them using my Copic Markers, I did the same with the palm trees, cut them all out and put them to one side. Background Next I worked … Read More

Best Wishes Card by Laura

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Hello, my crafty friends. Laura, here with you today, sharing a card that’s sure to brighten anyone’s day. I love working with background dies because you get instant impact with minimal time (or effort!) Today I’m using the Avery Elle Ray Die and So Kind Stamp to create this (fairly) quick and simple card. Let’s get started! Background First I took a piece of pale yellow card and stamped the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs (it was … Read More

Floral Speedy Recovery Card by Katrina

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Hello, today I am sharing a card featuring the Spring Bouquet stamp set from Avery Elle. I started the card by stamping the main floral image from the stamp set on to white cardstock, then coloured it with my Copic Markers. I die cut it out and placed it to one side. Background Next I made a card base using white cardstock. I used the new Picket Fence Studios life changing brushes to blend some colour on to the card for … Read More

We are moving

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Thank you for all your continuous support over the years! We have moved and are busy organising all the stock and restocking all your favourite products (CPD inks and refills 🙂 All orders placed during April have been dispatched and we are back to dispatching your orders daily (week days). We are seriously running out of space here! Somehow we have managed to fit everything into this small room (including Milly’s office chair – she is not spoilt at all) … Read More

Llama Get Well Card by Sarah

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Know someone who’s having to take some time out to get well? Guaranteed their recovery will be that bit better if you put an interactive llama card in their hands! Think paper dolls with the little tabs on their clothes so you can mix and match outfits.   Process Stamp the cactus in a repeat pattern of offset rows on your card blank. Diecut the frame from the Arrow Mat Die and raise up on the card front on foam … Read More

Peek-A-Boo Disco with Avery Elle by Laura

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Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Laura here today, and I’m going to share with you how to turn Avery Elle’s Ray Die into a fun disco for the newest members of their Peek-a-Boo stamp line, the Peek-a-Boo Pets. These lovable barnyard animals are just as cute as their predecessors. The concept (of the stamp design) is that the bodies and feet are seperate images so you can do fun things like have them pop out from behind something (window, border, … Read More

Best Day Ever Birthday Card w/ Video by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here with a bright and vibrant birthday card video tutorial.  I needed to make a birthday card for my nephew’s birthday in January. You can watch the video by clicking HERE, and don’t forget to join The Little Paper Tree Tribe group on Facebook.  All the products I used are linked to the shop in the product list below. Background I used the included stamping guide to line up the Birthday Basics turnabout stamp. I used Catherine Pooler … Read More

No ProbLlama Shaker Card by Katrina

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Hello. Today I am sharing a shaker card. Colouring I started the card by stamping the images from the stamp sets out on Bristol cardstock and coloured them using my Zig clean colour real brush markers. I only used three colours and blended them with water using a small paint brush to create shading and lighter areas of colour.   Background I took a 6 x 6 piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart. Then stamped the sentiments on … Read More

Cheep Cheep Cheep Chickens by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with some cute chicks from the Peek A Boo Pets stamp set by Avery Elle.  I love the peek a boo stamps and decided to team up this stamp set with some new elle-ments dies to make a set of three cards with only one ink blended background piece!  All the products are listed in the supply list below and clicking on any green word will take you to that product in the shop.  Share your peek a … Read More

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.   Stamping Stamp out the animal … 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. Combating Creative Block 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 … 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. 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 post with links … 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. Mixing Ink Collections Don’t be afraid to mix your … 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! Process 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. … 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. Background 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 … 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. There is a limited amount of the boxes and add on dies in stock.  In the collection are four clear stamps, one red rubber stamp and one die. The latest Stamp Of Approval collection is called Adoring You, but it’s not too Valentine themed and can be used for many different occasions -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.   Process 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 … 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 so far? I decided to make two special brithday cards using some Avery Elle stamps and dies.  My first idea with this stamp set 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 … 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! Heat Embossing First, I prepped a piece of Ranger Watercolor Cardstock with my powder tool … 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. Background 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 … 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! 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 see … Read More

Distress Oxide Valentine Card by Janet

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Hello, I love this Three Heart Die which gives dotted detail on the outside of the hearts, and have to use it for this CAS card with the Stuck on You stamp and co-ordinating die as elements to pop up through the hearts on a Distress Oxide background. We’d love to see what you are making with your stamps and inks. Share your creations with us at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe over at Facebook.   Background Firstly, for the background … 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! Stamping & Embossing 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 … 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. Masking I started my card by making the two card bases. I then masked off a strip of the card towards the top. Next I … 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. Background 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 … 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 🙂 Process 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 … 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 again with two cards showing how to use non-Christmas stamp sets using Catherine Pooler Designs products for Christmas Cards.  I borrowed the Say It With Diamonds stamp set from Mom’s craft desk and use some of the newer colours of CPD inks. I will list all the products at the bottom of this post. Starting next year, we hope to sell our finished cards on Facebook and donate some of the proceeds to charity.  This will be done via the … 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! 😉 As a HUGE fan of alphabet dies and stamps because they are so versatile. Don’t … 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. Colouring I start 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. Background I made a 6×6 card base from some white cardstock. Then took Distress Oxide inks and a blending tool to lightly blend the background in two shades using … 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 my new favourite. There are so many colour combos you could use on him. This time, I’ve gone with my favourites, blue, green and gold. Background I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink on a white piece of card, fading it out … 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 and can’t stop playing with it.  Below I show that it can be used for Christmas cards as well as other cards you need throughout the year. Happy Birthday I use a limited colour palette for each card. For … 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. Process 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 … 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. Stamping The Background FIrst I chose four of the designs included in … 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. Stamping First stamp 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. Background 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?   Stamping I wanted to challenge myself not … 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 today is inspired by the stars in the amazing Concord & 9th Triple-Step Hooray stamp set. The Triple Step Hooray is definitely a celebratory stamp set as a whole, but the stars work really well for Christmas too. And it’s another great way to stretch your stamp sets to work for all kinds of occasions.   … 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.  The products I use will be listed in the supply list and linked to the shop. Embossed Background When I first saw the Polar Peek A Boo Pals stamp set with the santa hat … 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!   Process 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 … 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 that I 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 use just one stamp set and three ink colours – which you can find at the online shop. I will link all the products I use 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.   Turnabout Stamping First … 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. Stamping & Colouring I stamped the … 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. Stamping 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. Background 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 … 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. Heat Embossing On a piece of Bristol smooth card stock, we used … 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! Colouring 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, … 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.   There 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. Turnabout Stamping Since I still had the Snowflake Turnabout stamp already in … 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!   Background 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 … 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.   Stamp Set 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. Background To start the card I made a card base from white card stock. I then used purple tape … 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 Firstly, 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 … 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. Card Process 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. … 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. Introducing 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! Mainly making cards, but also love scrapbooking, mixed … 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.   Stamping Taking a piece of Catherine … 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!   Video Tutorial The video tutorial also shows my bloop/craft accident and you can see … 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! Background Stamping The background is a left over from another card which I trimmed down to leave a white border on my card. You … 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. Since both cards are made in the same way I therefore 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. Card Process These cards are quite easy to make in many different colour combos for different … 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. Process 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. Process 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.Repeating this on pieces of Bristol Smooth white card and a piece of blue American Crafts card.   Then backing the green card … 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.   Background Cut and fold a 5”x5” card blank from white cardstock. … 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. Stamping I began by cutting a piece of Bristol Smooth Card into a 7.5 inch square using my Tim Holtz 8.5 trimmer. Placing this piece of card into my Tim Holtz stamp platform and placed the Catherine Pooler Mod Square stencil centrally on to it. … 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. Embossing A Card Base 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.   Diecutting I diecut a small wonky scalloped frame from an … 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 Patterned Paper As A Background 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.   Stamping Using the flower design stamp from the Hummingbird stamp set by Avery … 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. Diecutting 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. Using Left Overs For the first card I used the ‘left … 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.   Card Process This card came together quickly and can be made in any colorway you desire. First thing I … 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.  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 the Instagram … 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 … 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. … 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. Stamping 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 … 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 … 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 a … 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. Stamping I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. Then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and position them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.   Colouring Using my zig clean colours, as listed below, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which … 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.   Stamping & Embossing I stamp the main floral image from the Wonderful stamp set by Concord and 9th onto some Canson Bristol XL card with Versamark so … 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. Stamping & Embossing I used the new Blooming clear stamp set by Avery Elle and stamped using Versamark embossing ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card. Making sure to use my anti static powder bag first … 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. Using Mica Sprays So, for this tutorial, I made one main card and a bunch of backgrounds, … 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.   Stamping … 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 … 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 … 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. Stamping The Floral I stamped the background image with Tiara ink in the center of my card panel first, then filled in around … 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.   Turnabout Stamping 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.  … 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. Background 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 … 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.   Process I made both of these projects using just a handful of supplies and the Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks Stamp. As soon as I saw … Read More

Why Catherine Pooler inks?

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The Little Paper Tree is proud and excited to introduce Catherine Pooler inks & refills 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!   What are all the ways I can use these inks and refills? We have … 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. Diecutting 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!   Using Watercolour A lot of people seem to be intimidated by watercolour as it has a reputation for being hard to … 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. There was no die to create the card I trimmed and score the … 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! Masculine Cards I created this first card design when a friend asked if I had a Valentine’s Day card that was “black … Read More

Free 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 PINK FRESH STUDIOS PREMIUM DYE INK – Click HERE to download CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS – Click here to download Updated 28/10/19 DISTRESS OXIDE – Click here to download – currently … 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.   Stamping & Colouring For the first card I first stamped the floral image with black ink onto the textured side of watercolour card and … 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!   Introducing I guess this makes them a great fit for me being an American living in Ireland. Just a little over eight years ago, … 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. Stamping I placed the largest mandala stamp on lid of the stamp platform and inked up the stamp with Wilted Violet, and spritzed this lightly with water and closed the lid onto my watercolour card.  Heat set to help it dry quicker and placed the card back … 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. Heat Embossed Background Firstly 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. … 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. Stamping 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 … 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.   Stamping I stamp the big floral image onto Bristol smooth card with Versamark embossing ink and cover the sticky embossing ink with Classic Gold embossing powder.  Heat setting the powder until it was all melted and smooth.  Then use the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour … Read More

Embellishment Mousse through a stencil by Janet

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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.  For this card I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil.   Stenciling With Mousse I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. Mother of Pearl on the … 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. Stamping Mandala I wasn’t sure what the … 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.   Embossing With Die I started with a sheet of 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 … 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 but unsure sure how to turn the backgrounds into finished cards.  I asked on some groups and finally decided on what to do. All the products I use to finish the cards are listed below, but the supplies I used to create the background can be found in the description area under the video on YouTube. Simple Sentiment I die cut the Fancy Christmas Channel die … 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.   Background Stamping Starting with a piece of Bristol card cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ I stamped the present, pudding, stocking and train with Versamark Embossing ink.  Rotating my stamp block and tried to go with a random pattern.  Pouring on white embossing powder after every … 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 am using the Elfish Antics stamp set by Heffy Doodle along with some alcohol markers.   Emboss With Dies I make two cards so I could have a traditional colour scheme and a modern colour scheme. Both these cards are quite clean with lots of white space but I wanted some interest too with some embossing with a die.   To emboss the die – I used … 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.   Front Of The Shaker I trimmed some red card to 4.25 x 5.5″ and stamped the Plaid Background … 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??) Making The Background I love making my own backgrounds with background stamps and fell in love with the Plaid Background stamp.  Placing the stamp in the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I inked it up with Paper Bag ink and stamped onto brown cardstock which I’d trimmed to 4.25 x 5″.  Using an acrylic block to stamp the lines to create a plaid pattern.  … 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.   Masking & Stamping I created masks for all the critters and used an acrylic block to stamp all the images.  First I stamped the critters that I wanted to be at the very front first. Placed the mask down … 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.   Stamping & Diecutting Trimming Neenah white card to 12 x 9 cm I die cut a tag shape three times keeping the space between each tag the same.  Tracing 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 be … 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?   Turnabout Embossing … 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. There was no plan when I started this card – just that I wanted to make some backgrounds with the Plaid stamp.   Background 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 … 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.  Also, I stamp and die cut the skates so it will look like the girl is skating along the … 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.   Diecutting I die cut the sentiment border three times from some Solar White card which I’d already trimmed to 14 x 11cm.  With the bough stamp from the … 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.   Background & Colouring For the background, I stamped the Plaid background stamp with My Favourite Things ink in Jellybean Green onto white card. Stamping the boy elf and the jack in the … Read More

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

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Hello, I want 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? Embossed Sentiment On a piece of 11 x … 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!   Turnabout Stamping 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 … 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. No plan or idea where this card design would go – I just wanted to play.   Embossing With Clear I used a piece of scrap Bristol card and stamped the leaf stamp with Distress Oxides. The colours I used were Candied … 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.   One Layer Card   Stamping & Masking 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 … 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?   Colouring Over Embossed Images I decided to do some super … Read More

Creating a background with one stamp

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Hi, I love all the stamps by Concord and 9th but I wanted to find a new way to use the flower center stamp from the Pretty Petals stamp set.   Background Stamping I decided to create my own background pattern.  First, I trim some smooth white Neenah card to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and started stamping.  Starting at the bottom of the card and worked out and up using different colours of ink by Hero Arts. I used Soft Pool … 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.   Stamping 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.  Because I knew I was going to use Distress inks to colour this card so I used Archival Jet Black ink because … 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. Background I am using Bristol card for the … 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.   Stamping I stamped … 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.   Process I used a piece of watercolour card trimmed to 11 x 14cm and heat embossed the unicorn and sentiment from the Believe In Unicorns. Emboss Stamping I stamped the images with Versamark ink, poured on some white embossing powder, taped off … Read More

Happy Birthday Pegasus

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Hello, aren’t the Pegasus Duo stamp set by Avery Elle cute?  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.   Stamping & Colouring 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.  Also stamped and … 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.   Diecut & Background I start by diecutting the three different sized clouds from a piece of water colour paper, keeping the positive clouds to use on the card too.  The background is ink blended using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink with an ink blending tool.  Starting off the card with … Read More