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All The Sparkle – Not Just For Christmas

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Do you love adding bling to your card making? Christmas is the perfect time to add some extra sparkle to your projects.  We’ve rounded up the best of the sparkle and glitter in the shop and collated them here. For a more enjoyable shopping experience all similar embellishments are listed together with a drop down box for selecting the products you wish. Traditional Gold and Silver You can never go wrong with golds and silvers at Christmas. We have something … Read More

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Magical Christmas Card with WOW! Embossing Powder | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, todays card features the Christmas Fairy digital stamp set. There are two different fairies in this set with star tree toppers and a wand. 50% from the sales of this digital stamp set donated to Pyjama Fairies (providing hospital gowns and pjs for children needing hospitals treatment) this month. I try out the new to the shop Winter Dreams embossing powders by WOW! Magical Christmas Card Christmas Fairy digital stamp set Festive Reindeer digital stamp set WOW! Trio Winter … Read More

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WOW! & Embossing Powder |Tips and Tricks

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New to the shop are WOW! Embossing Powders. We have a small (big CP) selection of the most popular embossing powders to start our journey with WOW!  If requested we will happily stock more WOW! Embossing Powders and Earth Sparkles (the eco friendly glitter). We have had so many crafters asking for the Embossing ink pad and refill, Embossing pen and Mixed Media embossing brush and have just added these to the shop. We hope you find this short introduction … Read More

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Poinsettia Pattern Card Inspiration

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Digital stamps are great for making last minute cards and gift tags.  The Poinsettia Pattern is a full background pattern of Poinsettias sized to fit A2 cards.  (Make sure no edges get cut off while printing by sizing the digital stamp larger than 4.25×5.5″).   There are a total of four Poinsettia digital stamps in the shop, and Winter Poinsettia, a clear stamp set. Our Design Team has created some amazing cards to inspire you.   Dawn printed multiples of the … Read More

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Hi, I colour the Poppy Wreath digi stamp in shades of purple for an elegant  clean and simple card with a touch of bling. This card is for someone who loves clean and simple and bling. and want to keep this card clean and simple for an elegant Congratulations card. This digital stamp has two floral wreaths over the corners of the card and I was thinking of a way to add some bling. I remembered Jennifer McGuires idea of … Read More

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Festive Reindeer Slimline Christmas Card – Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, what’s your favourite Christmas icon? I love reindeers and couldn’t wait to show you this festive slimline card. I use the new Sunshine Bee Festive Reindeer digital stamp set with one Catherine Pooler ink pad and a few Copic markers. Watch the video tutorial below then head to the shop for these card making supplies.     Reindeer Slimline Card 4×9” Premium white card Festive Reindeer digital stamp set Juniper Mist ink pad & refill Juniper Mist mini ink … Read More

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2021

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Do you struggle finding the perfect presents for your crafty wife/daughter/sister/friend?  Every year we pick our favourite card making supplies to help you shop for the perfect present. Read this blog post to help you find the perfect gift. All orders are carefully wrapped in green tissue paper thus saving you time from having to wrap up the presents, if you so wish. Click on any underlined word to visit the shop.  Feel free to contact us if you need … Read More

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Magical Christmas Fairy Card | Video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, for today’s card I add a touch of magic with the Christmas Fairy digital stamp set by Sunshine Bee Designs.  There are two fairies in this digital stamp set but they could be boys or girls, therefore making this a gender neutral design. I ink blend a magical sky with Sugared Lavender ink and Royal Treatment ink by Catherine Pooler and do some simple colouring with Copic Markers too.   The Christmas digital stamp release by Sunshine Bee Designs … Read More

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Traditional Red and Green Poinsettia Christmas Card | New Release | Video Tutorial

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  Hi, Christmas is my favourite time of year (Halloween is a close second). I love being snug and warm and seeing all the warm red colours too, and festive decorations. The Sunshine Bee Christmas release is now in the shop. All the new designs are here in New & Trending. Poinsettia plants are a favourite in our home every winter and I had to use the Christmas Poinsettia digi stamp first.  Video tutorial is below and read on for … Read More

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Quick Christmas Cards for Easy Card Making | Video Tutorial

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Hi, the weather is definitely getting colder which always makes me want to get out my Christmas card making goodies. For this card tutorial, I use the Tree-mendous stamp set with the new Luxe ink colours for some quick and easy to mass produce Christmas cards perfect for children.  I also think this is a great way to involve children in card making (possibly not the heat embossing, but the ink blending and painting would be fun and easy for … Read More

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Red and Green Luxe Christmas Card | Heat Embossing with CP inks | Video Tutorial

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Hi, I love finding ways to stretch my stash and get more use from my stamp sets hence in today’s tutorial, I use a non Christmas floral stamp set by Trinity Stamps to make a Christmas card. I team Catherine Pooler inks with sparkly embossing powder for coloured heat embossing. Watch the Video tutorial below, then head to the shop for these products. If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Like this video? Please … Read More

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Clean, Simple & Quick | Christmas Card Making | Jeni

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Hi, can you believe it’s already November? I still need to make a few more Christmas cards (quite a few actually) and I’m speeding up the process as much as possible.  This quick clean and simple card uses Martini, Uptown and Dress Blues from the Luxe collection, and the cute twig tree from Wrapped and Ready stamp set.   There is a quick Reel on Instagram for this card, and a written tutorial below. Head to the shop for these … Read More

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Critter Christmas Inspiration | Card Making with Trinity Stamps

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Do you love critters? Trinity Stamps have the cutest critter stamps for fun and cheerful Christmas cards. For this post I’m counting gnomes as critters too.  I hope you are inspired by these cards and will tag us on Instagram (#thelittlepapertree) as we love seeing your paper craft projects. Find the products used for these cards in the shop, along with alternate stamp set suggestions. The tutorials to recreate the cards are also below. Now, onto the Critter Christmas card … Read More

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Nesting Doll Hidden Slider | Card Making Video Tutorial | Jeni

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The nesting dolls in the We Fit stamp set by Catherine Pooler are perfect for a pull-up slider card however, I want to add a hidden element to this card.  The background is equally important as the slider, I use Glam, Dress Blues and Uptown for deep rich colouring. First, watch the video tutorial here on the blog, and then visit the shop for these products.   If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube … Read More

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Christmas Colour Combos | Card Making

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Christmas is two months away but don’t wait until December to start your Christmas Card making. We’ve gathered inspiration using Catherine Pooler inks for traditional and modern stamped cards. Have you already started your cards? Click on any underlined word to visit the shop.     Mix Party and Spa Pair Samba and Eucalyptus for bright modern cards.  Keep is super simple by stamping on a card base and finish with a few tiny embellishments. Samba ink pad and refill … Read More

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Heat embossing with Catherine Pooler dye inks | Card making video by Jeni

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  Hi, we are celebrating our 6th birthday with an Instagram hop. The theme is “favourite” and I chose my favourite ink collection by Catherine Pooler – Date Night, and colouring.  A new technique I’ve been lately is heat embossing with my Catherine Pooler inks.  I heat emboss each doll (and pretend the cat doll is a dog) from the We Fit stamp set and colour them in our favourite colours. Watch the video tutorial below and find the supply … Read More

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Super Simple Backgrounds ft. NEW Luxe Inks | Make-a-Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! Today I’m sharing some super simple backgrounds ft. new Luxe Inks from Catherine Pooler. I’ve got a Reel over on Instagram, so be sure to head there to see just how easy these backgrounds really are!!! Cranberry Sparkle, Flame & Glitz I swiped each ink pad in turn, diagonally, onto an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb cardstock. That’s literally all I did! 😂 I stamped the Giraffe from the new Take A Peek stamp set, in Midnight … Read More

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Rainbow Embossed Christmas Card | by Jeni

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Hi, are you super prepared and finished all your Christmas cards? I haven’t really started making any yet. This is only my second Christmas card.  The Luxe collection of Catherine Pooler inks is now complete but I find myself drawn towards brighter colours.  I use my favourite from Date Night and use them for heat embossing with cute fun stamp by Trinity Stamps.   Watch the video here on the blog and read on for the written tutorial. If the … Read More

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Autumn Rainbow Card | Copic colouring with heat embossing

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Hi, in today’s video tutorial I recreate this card with the So Very Loved stamp set and Gilded gold embossing powder. I love how just by changing a few colours you can change the whole feel of a card.  Sterling embossing powder and pastel colours give a spring feel and Gilded embossing powder and deeper tones will give an autumn feel.  Watch the video tutorial below and find the products in the shop. Like this video? Please give it a … Read More

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Bright birthday card tutorial | by Jeni

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Hi, today is The Little Paper Tree’s 6th birthday and the day we move back into our newly refurbished office studio. I have a bright birthday card using a few of my favourite brands, Sunshine Bee Designs digi stamps, Catherine Pooler inks and Trinity Stamps dies.   Using Digi Stamps First, I print Bella Bear Bee and Bella Bear Honey Pot onto Neenah Solar white card. I use Copic markers for the main colouring but use Polychromos pencils to add … Read More

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Lovely Autumn Wreath card | by Jeni

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Hi, I really enjoyed drawing the new digital designs in Sunshine Bee Designs ‘Spooky Autumn’ release, and love using them to make actual cards. I shared finished cards on Sunshine Bee Designs Instagram, but chose to keep this lovely one to share with you.  (Click here to visit Sunshine Bee Designs on IG and hop along with the SBD design team)! I had a specific person in mind when I worked on this card.       Hello Lovely card … Read More

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Swinging Skeleton Interactive Card | Video Tutorial

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Hi, I love the swinging skeleton mini slimline card I shared as a reel a few weeks ago but want to improve the design for a more durable swinging card.  I heat emboss a skeleton from the Shake Your Bones stamp set by Trinity Stamps and made an intentional mess with embossing powder.   Find the list of products I use below the video tutorial.    If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Like … Read More

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Coffee themed card | Limited colour palette | By Jeni

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Coffee or hot chocolate? The Fa-Brew-Lous stamp is full of mugs, cups and takeaway cups.  Don’t let the coffee beans in the background stamp limit you to just using this set for coffee themed cards.  They could be mocha drinks, or you could cover the coffee beans with embellishments and make a card for tea drinkers.   In today’s video, I use Catherine Pooler inks for no-line colouring and limit myself to just two ink colours (not counting the ink … Read More

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All Things Fall | Make-A-Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People, it’s Tasha again and I’m here with another Make-A-Card post. Autumn is my absolute FAVOURITE time of year and I really love making All Things Fall themed cards. This week, I paired some Autumnal shades of CP inks with the new Harvest Rainbow stamp set from Trinity Stamps’ latest release.   Creating a rainbow wash background… Peppermint Scrub Mandarin Spice Sauna Green Tea Eucalyptus I tapped each ink pad gently onto my glass mat, to give me … Read More

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Woodland Fox autumnal slimline scene card | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Do you find inspiration everywhere? I use the Sunshine Bee Designs Woodland Fox stamp and the Catherine Pooler Designs Bushels of Love stamp to make this fun autumnal themed slimline card.  The weather has definitely turned autumnal here in Cambridgeshire and I use the Spa collection of Catherine’s ink for the more subdued low saturated colours.   Milly was having her after lunch sniff around the garden and I was looking at all the fallen leaves from our tree before … Read More

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A Trio Of Urban Oasis Colour Combinations | Make-a-Card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha here, and today I’m sharing a trio of Urban Oasis colour combinations using the newest set of mini ink pads from Catherine Pooler. The gorgeous Boho Feathers stamp set inspired me so much that as soon as my parcel arrived, I grabbed some a2 panels of Neenah 80lb & my MISTI and got to stamping!!!   A Trio Of Urban Oasis Colour Combinations I split the inks into three combinations, and I did the exact … Read More

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Christmas Gnome Night-time scene card | Video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, have you started your Christmas cards for 2021 yet? It’s still a bit early for me – I prefer Christmas and winter crafting when it’s a little chillier outside, but I felt like colouring a gnome.  The Gnome for the Holidays stamp set was the first I saw when I flipped through my Trinity Stamps box of stamps and dies.  My last few cards have been with bright vibrant colours so I went with soft subdued shades for today’s … Read More

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Masking and colouring with Catherine Pooler inks | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with a clean and simple one layer (almost) card featuring Lesia Zgharda Designs clear stamps. We’ve waited a long time to restock the Lesia Zgharda stamps and now have a wide range of the beautiful nature inspired and geometric style of stamps in the shop. Also new this week are Wild Spider Designs Sticky Roll and Stampers Roll. Stampers Roll is a masking paper that is essential (IMO) for using with Lesia Zgharda stamps. It’s almost a … Read More

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Simple Masking | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha and I’m back with another Make A Card Saturday, using the fabulous Doxie Birthday set with some gorgeous Catherine Pooler inks. With a bit of simple masking, you can make a one layer card with the look of layers of images & background! 😉 One Layer Card Designing… Whenever you are stamping/blending layers onto a single panel, you need to stamp out the image that you want to be at the very front. Then you … Read More

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Backward stamping birthday card ft Catherine Pooler stamps and inks | By Jeni

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Hello, today I have a bright and fun slimline card featuring the Doxie Birthday Party stamp set. I use the wrong side of my stamps to create a fun background with Catherine Pooler inks. Watch the video tutorial below. Click on any underlined word to find that product in the shop. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a … Read More

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Repeat & Multi-Generation Stamping | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha and I’m back again for our Make-A-Card inspiration and this week I’m featuring some brand new Catherine Pooler products. Let’s make a simple birthday card design, using repeat & multi-generation stamping; this week I’m featuring some brand new Catherine Pooler products.     What does repeat & multi-generation stamping mean?? These are two simple techniques, that I combined to create a super easy card, really quickly…but it is so much more impressive than just simply … Read More

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Faux Dip Dye with Aqua Pigments and Catherine Pooler refills

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  Hi, today I am comparing Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments with Catherine Pooler premium refills for a faux dip dye effect on watercolour card.  I turn the backgrounds into finished cards with the Mountain of Thanks stamp and coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler and some black heat embossing.   Watch the video tutorial here on the blog and scroll to the bottom for the product list. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this … Read More

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Royally Blinging! | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People!! It’s Tasha and I’m back for my weekly Make A Card series. Full disclosure?…I kinda forgot last week! 🤦‍♀️ I did post my Reel over on Instagram but I don’t know how, I just forgot to post my blog post. Oooops! You should definitely check out last week’s Reel because I made watercolour backgrounds using Catherine Pooler Reinkers, and I had another background left over, so I’m turning that one into today’s card. I think I’ll call … Read More

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Two rainbow cards with Catheirne Pooler inks and heat embossing – Party vs Spa | Video Tutorial

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Hello, for today’s card tutorial I have two quick and easy rainbow cards comparing the Party collection and the Spa collection of Catherine Pooler inks.  Both cards are finished with Brutus Monroe Alabaster heat embossed Good Day rubber stamp sentiment.   Watch the full video tutorial below right here in the blog and read on for the written tutorial.  All the products I use are linked within the tutorial and available from the shop. Share your Catherine Pooler rainbow cards … Read More

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Beautiful Monarch Butterflies | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha here, and I’m back with another dose of inspiration for your Saturday morning! This week I’m bringing out the Just Soar stamp set from Catherine Pooler again but I’m ditching the Rainbows for a flurry of beautiful Monarch Butterflies. I just LOVE how this card turned out, it was definitely one of those that you look at and think ‘heck, yeah! I made that!’ 😉   Beautiful Monarch Butterflies… I don’t think there is a … Read More

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Sunburst sunrise scene video tutorial | by Jeni

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Hello, I love finding new ways to use my craft products. I was looking at this die and instead of just “sun” thought “sunrise over a hill”. For my video tutorial today I use the Sunray slimline cover plate die by Catherine Pooler Designs as a scene for the Trinity Stamps adorable Mouse House mouse. Watch the full video tutorial right here in the blog and then read the written tutorial.  All the products I use are linked within the … Read More

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Faux Dip-Dyed Backgrounds | Make-A-Card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha again, here for another Make-A-Card Saturday! Today I made super easy faux dip-dyed backgrounds using some of my favourite Catherine Pooler blue ink shades. I also wanted to see how much different the same design would look using Spa inks against Party inks. If you aren’t familiar with Catherine Pooler’s line of inks, they are separated into two lines of colours; you have the toned down, sedate Spa line and the brighter, more in your … Read More

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One Die Five Cards – Stretch Your Dies series

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Hello! Today I am sharing five card ideas using just one die – Birdie’s Branch by Catherine Pooler. And also ink blending with Catherine’s amazing inks. All the ink blending is on Bristol Smooth card, with premium 110lb white card and Raven black card for the card layers. The sentiments are heat embossed in Alabaster white embossing powder onto black card.   I hope you are inspired to use your dies for multiple cards and will try these ideas.  Share … Read More

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Nail Polish Bottle Rainbow Spinner tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I want to re-create the nail polish spinner card I mentioned last week.  That card was made the same way as the gnome rainbow beard spinner.  This card needs a few alterations.   The brad needs to be in the middle of the circle to keep the ‘spin’ even. I need to find a way to attach the rainbow spinning element to the brad.   The Nail Polish Bottle card die by Honey Bee Stamps is beautiful and big. Watch … Read More

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Limiting Your Colour Palette | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha and I’m back for my Make A Card series, and this week I’m offering up some inspiration and talking limiting your colour palette. I do love adding lots of colour to my projects, but sometimes it’s nice to strip that back and challenge oneself to do something completely different.   Ink Blending A Soft Background… I used the fabulous Cloud Border Slimline Stencil from Trinity Stamps, along with two of the inks from Catherin Pooler’s … Read More

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Rainbow Mice on Ink Blending Clouds Slimline Card | by Jeni

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Hello again! Today’s card is a super rainbow slimline card together with the cute mice from Mouse House stamp set. I hope you try this cute fun idea and feel free to share your rainbow makes in the Paper Tree Tribe here. The full product list is at the end of this post however, the specific items are linked within the written tutorial. Enjoy the video tutorial below and also read on for the written tutorial. If the video does … Read More

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One Layer, Clean & Simple, Doggy Design! | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha here, I’ve been away for some much needed R+R with my family and I’m back & raring to go with some more inspiration! I’ve wanted to use these gorgeous Dachshunds and their scooter for a hot minute! I’m so glad I finally made time to and I ended up with this; one layer, clean & simple, doggy design! 🥳   One Layer Cards*… I stamped each of the images I wanted to use from the … Read More

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Rainbow Spinner video tutorial | by Jeni

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Hi, I have a super fun interactive card with the Friends Are Flowers stamp set.  I don’t make as many interactive cards at the moment and I do miss the tricker card making.    In this video, I asked for suggestions on beard colours. Tracey suggested a rainbow beard.  Rainbow beard it is, but what about the scene? The Spring Day builder stencil and Puffy Cloud stencil were obvious choices for a bright background.   I spent some time thinking … Read More

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Catherine Pooler ink swatches | by Jeni

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Hi, my new Catherine Pooler ink swatches are complete. We have stocked CP inks and refills since February 2018 and have updated the ink swatch download with each new collection.  Including the CP mini ink pads. Download the latest swatch chart for free here.  You may have heard that the inks pads now come with a printed sticker label and the re-inkers have new colour printed labels.  We have a sale on the non stickered ink pads and refills with … Read More

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Masculine-ing up a pink card for Father’s Day video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I need a card to send my Dad for Fathers Day (June 20th) and since he loves gardening and flowers I thought this card would be perfect – but it’s pink.  I decided to challenge myself and make a more masculine friendly card with the same Blossoms and Thoughts stamp set, and the new Beach Retreat ink colours by Catherine Pooler Designs.   Watch the video tutorial just below and read on for the written tutorial. Like this video? … Read More

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Stretch Your Supplies | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! I’m back with some Saturday Inspiration, and this week I’m showcasing the GORGEOUS new mini collection of inks from Catherine Pooler. I’m pairing them with an older CP stencil, Pop Art, but showing two fun ways to stretch your supplies for a completely different look. Masking | Stretch Your Supplies! The first way I’m changing up how I use the stencil is to simply mask off only a portion of the card panel, rather than using the … Read More

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Ink blending bright rainbow slimline card video by Jeni

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While I was making this Sunshine rainbow card I was inspired with so many ideas to make more rainbow cards with the Rainbow Funshine die set by Trinity Stamps. Watch the video below and read on for the written tutorial.    Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love hearing from you. Written Tutorial Die-cut the … Read More

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Making and Fixing Mistakes | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha, and I’m back with some more Saturday Inspiration! I’m making and fixing mistakes using products from Trinity Stamps’ latest release. (I know, I know, I can’t put this stuff down, it’s SO GOOD!!) I was happily crafting away making my card for the week when the unthinkable happened…I majorly messed it up!!! So I thought I’d talk a little about the impulse to give in and just chuck it in the bin when we stuff … Read More

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Spring Day Gnome watercoloured with CP inks by Jeni

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Hi, I did not realise how much I would enjoy gnome stamps before we stocked Trinity Stamps in July 2020. Watch the video tutorial below to see how I use Catherine Pooler inks (with water and a paintbrush) to colour the cutest gnome from the Friends are Flowers stamp set.   Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a … Read More

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Two floral shaker cards video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I just love the sentiments in the Blossoms & Thoughts stamp set by Catherine Pooler. I was aiming to make one shaker card, but coloured too many flowers and leaves for just one card.  You can watch the video tutorial here on the blog and find the written tutorial below.   If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on … Read More

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Ink Blending A Rainbow | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha and I’m back with some more inspiration to brighten your Saturday! Today I’m chasing the clouds away by ink blending a Rainbow.   As always you can see a fun Reels video of how this card came together over on Instagram, @handmadebytasha13 so be sure to check it out!     Ink Blending A Rainbow   I used the new Good Morning Sunshine layering stencils from Trinity Stamps again, along with a heap of inks … Read More

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Rainbow watercoloured ft Trinity Stamps and Catherine Pooler inks – w Video by Jeni

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Hi, I’m here on a Friday because I had so much fun with the Rainbow Funshine die set by Trinity Stamps and ran out of time to get the video tutorial ready for my normal Thursday.  I team the new Trinity Stamps die with a Catherine Pooler sentiment stamp set – Shine Bright. And use my favourite bright vibrant inks for all the colouring. Watch the video just below and read on for the written tutorial. If the video does … Read More

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Make A Card with Tasha | Trinity Stamps Release

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Hey Crafty People! Happy Saturday and Happy Trinity Stamps Release! I’m sharing TWO card designs using some of the brand new release; ‘The Greatest Friend On Earth’. First Up, Friends Are Flowers   I used the super cute new Friends Are Flowers gnome and co-ordinating die to make this sweet friendship card that could be for any occasion, or even just a random loving gesture. I stamped the gnome and little butterfly out onto some Neenah 80lb using Catherine Pooler … Read More

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Easy Coloured Window Card – Bloomin’ Wellies | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, normally I find clean and simple cards difficult. I always want to add extras and use lots of involved techniques. But lately, I’ve enjoyed keeping my card making easy and simple.  Today’s video tutorial uses Bloomin Wellies stamp and dies by Catherine Pooler Designs for window cards.  Watch the video tutorial below or over on YouTube, and read on for the written tutorial. If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Like this video? … Read More

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Borrowed Inspiration | Ink Blending + Die Cutting with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! Today I’m sharing some ink blended, die cut birthday card goodness and talking borrowed inspiration! Borrowed Inspiration This week I sat down intending to make a card for my Saturday Inspiration, and the creativity just, did not want to flow! I’m sure I aren’t alone in this? Sometimes I look at my stash and I just feel so overwhelmed, and I don’t even know where to start! That’s one of the times when I really feel how … Read More

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Quick Stamping & Colouring with dye inks | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I decided to ease myself back into card making with some simple stamping with the Blossoms and Thoughts stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.   If the video does not display, please click here to watch on our YouTube channel. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend!   Written Tutorial To save on card, I test stamp background patterns on printer … Read More

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Peony ink blend diecut – 2 cards + bonus card | Video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I have two cards that use ink blending (with some of my favourite Catherine Pooler inks) and the in-lay die cutting technique to make two cards out of one. And the stunning bold Peony In Bloom cover plate die really pops from the bright background in the bonus card. Watch the video tutorial here on the blog, or over at YouTube. And read on for the written tutorial.    Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs … Read More

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Bold, Retro Birthday Card For Teens | with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha, and I’m back with some more Saturday Inspiration! Today I’m using part of Catherine Pooler’s latest release, along with some restocked goodies! I ordered 3 items in my latest mini haul, and I tasked myself with using all 3 for today’s design! I ended up with this bold, retro Birthday card, which I think would be perfect for teens!   Simple Background… I used the brand new Sunburst Stripes Panel Die from Catherine Pooler’s April … Read More

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Monotone Rainbows – Clean & Simple cards by Jeni

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Hi, I have three clean and simple monotone rainbow cards featuring the Shine Your Light stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. No YouTube tutorial today as I felt there wasn’t much of a technique or need for a long (3-5min) video but I do have a short video on IGTV and Facebook. Milly hasn’t been well lately, so I’ve been spending a bit more time sitting and chilling with her. She is better now but still has an off day … Read More

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes | Inspiration with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha here and I’m back with your Saturday Inspiration…on a Sunday. (*My bad you guys, sometimes life & health get in the way!) I’m sharing sweet butterfly birthday wishes using a bunch of Catherine Pooler products, available at the Tree!     Ink Blending… To get the pretty gradient background, I chose three colours from the Zen Garden minis that I knew would coordinate well together; this is my BIGGEST tip when you want to create … Read More

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Spring Fling Rainbow Refill Watercolour slimline cards – Part 2 by Jeni

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Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love hearing from you. Written Tutorial Hi, for the Spring Fling refills rainbow backgrounds I add some heat embossing and remove colour from the watercolour rainbow. Visit Part One to learn how I made the watercolour rainbow backgrounds with refills. (And see two other cards with a Date Night … Read More

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Date Night Refill Rainbow Watercolour slimline cards – Part 1 by Jeni

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Hi, are you a slimline card convert? I still enjoy making standard A2 size cards but I enjoy the different size of slimline cards. In today’s video I make two watercolour rainbow backgrounds with Catherine Pooler refills and mix up some slimline dies by CPD and Pinkfresh Studios. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love … Read More

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No Line Colouring Floral Images | with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha back with some more Saturday Inspiration for you! Today I’m sharing this complete opposite of last week’s post; no line colouring on Trinity Stamps Love You Bunches which was long, intense and SO MUCH fun!!! I’m feeling like the creative slump is retreating and I am super excited to get back to crafting again! Thank goodness for that!!   What Is No Line Colouring? Ok, so no line colouring is just the term we use … Read More

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Swinking with Date Night inks (and butterflies) slimline card by Jeni

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How gorgeous are the Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler?! This card is inspired by Tasha’s card last week but I wanted to change it up. I swink a rainbow background and use the same colours to stamp the butterflies from Just Soar. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love hearing from you.   Written … Read More

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Spring Gnome using a Christmas stamp set by Jeni

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Hi, the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set by Trinity Stamps has been sitting on my craft desk for a while.  Each time I walk past my desk, I’ve been looking at this Christmas stamp set.  Thinking of how to colour this a little different for a more Spring themed card. I also want to use up some backgrounds and mix in a few different brands. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do … Read More

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Crafty Burnout | Truly One Layer with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha with your weekly dose of Saturday Inspiration, and today I’m wondering whether you ever feel crafty burnout? I do, and today I’m taking it right back to basics with a super simple, truly one layer card.     Often when I make a one layer card, I create my design onto a card panel then attach that to a card base, but this time I’m going truly one layer by stamping right onto a Neenah … Read More

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Stretching stamps and colouring with CPD refills by Jeni

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Hi, I am purposely staying away from floral stamp sets for today’s video tutorial. I had an idea to stretch the Tall Tales stamp set by Trinity Stamps to make a rainbow of giraffes. Then I looked at my Catherine Pooler Colour Wheel and decided to use complementary colours to watercolour the giraffes. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! … Read More

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Mothers Day floral coloured card ft Trinity Stamps

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Hey Tribe, I use the Love You Bunches stamp set by Trinity Stamps and a Trinity layering stencil for this softly coloured floral card.  I think this stamp set is perfect for Mothers Day cards but can be used for any occasion.  The Little Paper Tree has teamed up with Trinity Stamps for an Instagram collab hop – head over to our Instagram and hop along for a chance to win one of two gift vouchers. Watch the video here … Read More

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Metallic watercolour on black with video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I am definately on a floral card making kick at the moment. I have another card with the Love You Bunches stamp set by Trinity Stamps with some heat embossing and metallic watercoloring. Watch the video below or over at YouTube, and read on for the written tutorial.  Please click on any underlined word to find the products in the shop. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under … Read More

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Posting Update 2021

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We dispatch orders from Monday to Friday. We aim to dispatch orders within 2 – 3 working days, but during sales, the dispatch times can be longer. We post all UK orders by Standard 48. And all Europe and Rest of World orders International Tracked. We still continue to wash hands before entering the stock room to pack your orders.  All surfaces and equipment are regularly cleaned before and after use. Please follow our Facebook page for updates Please be … Read More

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Swatch With Me | Zen Garden Minis with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People, it’s Tasha here with your Saturday inspiration! Sorry I’m a little later today, I have been playing in my craft room with the GORGEOUS new to me inks from Catherine Pooler! We now have the Zen Garden minis on sale and this week I have a swatch with me video, along with a quick, and easy card design using these new minis and a brand new stamp set too. Let’s get to it!   Swatch with me … Read More

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Four limited supplies embossed cards by Jeni

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Hi, I have four cards that use the same supplies but in different colourways – well, black and white. (Technically black and white is an absence of colour). I love the floral image in the Love You Bunches stamp set by Trinity Stamps.  And use some embossing powders by Brutus Monroe.   Watch the video tutorial below or over on YouTube, and read on for the written tutorial. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can … Read More

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Monotone copic colouring on kraft with video by Jeni

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Need to make cards for your crafty friends? A Crafters Heart stamp by Trinity Stamps has got you covered.  The main stamp is a heart shape full of craft goodies and tools.  Perfect for making cards to send to other crafters. Either colour with shades of the recipients favourite colour or use the whole rainbow – in short, this set is perfect for sending cards to other card makers. Watch the video tutorial below and read on for the written … Read More

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Happy Birthday Gnome – mixing brands video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, How cute are the Trinity Stamps gnomes? I mix a few different brands on this card with an embossed background with a Pinkfresh Studios stamp and Brutus Monroe embossing powder and layered die cut sentiment by Catherine Pooler Designs. Watch the video tutorial below or over at YouTube.  The products I use are listed throughout this post with the basic crafting needs linked at the bottom in two posts. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up … Read More

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Be Colour Brave | Ink Smooshed Line Art

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Hey Crafty People! In this week’s Saturday Inspiration I am striving to be colour brave. I am creating a fun ink smooshed background with black, line art stamping. I chose the Love You Bunches stamp set from Trinity Stamps and then I took inspiration from their packaging & branding to select my colours. Trinity use quite an unusual & striking colour combo for their packaging, and I’m trying to stretch myself artistically by finding inspiration for colour combos everywhere.   … Read More

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Three encouragment slimline cards w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with three slimline cards using the Sending Love layering stamp set and You Can Change The World sentiment stamp set by Pinkfresh Studios, and Post This slimline die by Catherine Pooler.  I mix Spring Fling inks and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler to give a warm Spring feel to these cards. Watch the video tutorial below (or over on YouTube) and read on for the written tutorial. Find all the stamps, inks and cards I use … Read More

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Spotlight Colouring with Helen

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Selectively colour the With Sympathy stamp set by Trinity Stamps. An easy way to add some colour on a sympathy card, without going overboard. And a great way to get more use out of your stamps for quick cards. Find the products used listed in this tutorial (green words) with a full list of all basic crafting needs linked at the bottom. 1. Cut two pieces of white card measuring 10.5cm by 8cm. Stamp the main image from the stamp … Read More

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Just Like Magic | Cardmaking with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, and welcome to another dose of inspiration for your Saturday morning. Today I am creating a card just like magic using some magical products from Trinity Stamps. I grabbed the Magical Wizards stamp set, matching die and also Magic Sentiments stamp set, all from Trinity Stamps and stamped lots of the images out onto a sheet of Neenah 80lb, which is my preferred paper for colouring with alcohol markers. Colouring the images…   Skin Tones: E000, E00 … Read More

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Pencil colouring on kraft card with video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, Valentine’s Day is over however with A Crafters Heart stamp by Trinity Stamps you can send handmade cards to your crafty friends all year round. I mix the sentiment from the same Trinity Stamps stamp set and a Catherine Pooler Hello Amazing stamp and die.  Watch the video tutorial below and read on for the written tutorial.  The products I use are linked in the written instructions, and under the Supplies at the bottom of this post. Like this … Read More

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No-line floral colouring & Stretch your dies with video by Jeni

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Hi, I love no-line colouring with floral stamps and the Beautiful Day Floral stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs is perfect for so many occasions. I stretch a slimline cover plate die to fit a standard A2 sized card. Watch the video tutorial below or on YouTube and read on for the written tutorial. Click on any underlined word to find that product in The Little Paper Tree shop.  There are also two links at the bottom of this post … Read More

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Stand Tall with Tall Tales by Elaine

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Hello Tribe! It’s my turn for this weeks blog post! Today I’ve used the Tall Tales stamp set from Trinity Stamps! I just love this set. Stamping I stamped the Giraffe onto stamping card and then added the sentiment from the Catherine Pooler So Much Possibilities stamp set. Colouring & Foliage Then trimmed it down and coloured the image using alcohol markers from my stash. I added a little bit of foliage to the bottom using Catherine Pooler Tropically Yours … Read More

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Clean and Simple Design with a Tone-on-Tone Twist | with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha here, with more Saturday morning inspiration! Today I’m sharing a stepped up clean and simple design with a tone-on-tone twist. I’ve still got lots of white space, but with a super interesting texture & interest. This week I’m focusing on some of the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studios products that we have in store. As always, with a little help from my Catherine Pooler inks of course!   Trial & error… Today I’m using the Charming Wreath … Read More

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Mixing stamp sets for a Thank You card by Jeni

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Hi, following on from yesterday’s post I want to show that the Because stamp set and the Positive Thoughts stamp set can be used together to make quick stamped cards.  All the sentiments from the Positive Thoughts will also fit inside the floral wreath.  This card is included in the current giveaway. Written Tutorial Stamp the floral wreath with Drive In ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White card. Then stamp the large sketchy circle stamp over the wreath. … Read More

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Mothers Day card ft Aqua Pigment liquid watercolour with video by Jeni

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Hi, I’m continuing my floral theme with two bright cards for Mother’s Day. The floral wreath from Because stamp set by Sunshine Bee Designs is perfect for Spring themed cards.  I use it with Aqua Pigments liquid watercolours to make two bright and happy cards. Watch the video here on the blog or over on YouTube. And read on for the written tutorial.  Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on YouTube, … Read More

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Using leftovers for a new card by Jeni

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Hi, I have a leftover flower and leaf from my last tutorial and want to use them for another card.  This card uses the same supplies – Hand Drawn Florals stamp set by Avery Elle. The Diagonal Stripes cover plate die and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler.  And I finish with a few embellishments by Trinity Stamps.   Floral Colouring The Date Night ink colours I use are Chiffon for the flower and In The Park for the leaf. … Read More

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‘You Rock’ Mini Slimline Card | with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, and a happy Saturday! I’m back with some inspiration using the awesome ‘You Rock’ stamp & die sets from Trinity Stamps products to create a super trendy mini slimline card. As soon as I saw the You Rock stamp set from Trinity I knew I needed to have it! My husband is big into music and whilst he definitely sits on the Vinyl side of the fence, I knew that this would make an awesome card for … Read More

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Bright Mod Stripe Floral card and video by Jeni

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Hi. It seems I can’t keep away from floral stamp sets at the moment. There are so many ways to use the Beautiful Day Floral stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. I teamed this stamp set with the Mod Strips cover plate die and three Date Night inks for a bright Spring is almost here card.  Watch the video tutorial below here on the blog or over at YouTube, and read on for the written tutorial.  Like this video? … Read More

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Clean and Simple Floral Design with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha, here with your weekly dose of Saturday morning inspiration! This week I’m using the ‘Thankful For Friends‘ stamp set from Pinkfresh Studios to make this gorgeous clean and simple floral card; I just love this gorgeous image! As with so many people, I am finding this new lockdown really quite tough; I have two daughters who are all but clawing the walls, (and even each other some days,) to get out and I have suddenly … Read More

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Date Night soft watercolour card by Jeni

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Hi, I’m in a floral colouring mood lately. I promise my next card won’t be floral (well, I’ll try for a non-floral card – I might fail).  Do you mix older products with new? I’ve teamed up an older Avery Elle Hand Drawn Florals stamp set with the new Diagonal Stripe cover plate die and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler. Colouring with Date Night inks Stamping onto Bristol smooth card and I use a Zig blender pen with a … Read More

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Beautiful Day Floral Tutorial & more inspiration by Helen

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Helen has a step-by-step tutorial for this beautiful blue floral card. She used the same stamp set all month for lots of inspiration which you can see at the bottom of this post.  The stamp set used is the Beautiful Day Floral by Catherine Pooler Designs. 1. Cut two pieces of white card measuring 9.5cm by 13.5cm.  Die cut part of a circle die from the bottom left hand corner of one of the pieces of card (photo 1). 2. … Read More

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Soft Autumn Leaves card for Spring by Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! Tasha again, bringing your weekly inspiration, and this week I’m feeling Spring in the air! No, not really, but I had fun pretending with this Spring Rainbow beauty!! After how much fun I had making my Rainbow Wreath card recently, I decided I would push myself to use this set again but using another set of CPD inks. I was excited to create with the Spring Fling collection, so I was feeling a Spring type hop in … Read More

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Birthday card for boys – Peeking Pets slimline card by Jeni

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Hi, It’s my nephews 10th birthday today and I want to make a special card for him.  I decided to recreate the card I made for Mom’s (Janet) birthday earlier this month but use bright blues. The Peeking Pets stamp set by Catherine Pooler is perfect for quick stamped cards with these solid dogs but there are also outline dogs that can be coloured. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on YouTube, … Read More

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Rainbow Wreath ft Carnivale ink blending by Tasha

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Hey Crafty People!! Tasha here with some more inspiration to share! I bought the matching stamp set, stencil & dies for Trinity Stamp’s Autumn Rainbow last year and it suddenly occurred to me that I have never used them to make an actual Rainbow!! 🌈🙀 So, naturally, I had to make one right away!   Making the wreath I also broke out my Wreath Builder stencil and stamped out a circle of leaves, using two of the leaf designs from … Read More

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Simple stamped birthday cards for men by Jeni

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Hi, have you got your inky hands on the new Date Night ink collection yet? We sold out super quick when the inks were released earlier this month and re-stocked the inks as quickly as possible!  I have three cards that use the Chiffon ink, Drive-In ink and Cummerbund inks with the Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  Find the written instructions below the video tutorial (which you can also watch on YouTube). Like this video? … Read More

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Be Fabulous card by Elaine

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Hello tribe. Hope everyone is safe & well. I’m sharing a card this week using some of my favourite Catherine Pooler products. Stenciling First I stencilled some picked raspberry distress ink through the Flourish & Whimsy stencil from Catherine Pooler. It is one my all-time favourite stencils! Stamping I then stamped the sentiment from the Stand Tall stamp set in the top right corner. Then I added 3 flamingos from the same set. Adding leaves After the flamingos, I then … Read More

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Quick Life Of The Party stamped birthday cards by Tasha

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  Hey crafty people! This week I’m sharing a clean & simple card design with tips on easy mass production to refill your Birthday stash for any age/gender!  I broke out the Life Of The Party collection of Catherine Pooler inks and chose three different combinations of three inks that I thought would suit a wide variety of potential recipients. Catherine Pooler inks are really forgiving when it comes to colour matching. They are split into two categories Party or … Read More

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Non Valentines watercolour floral card by Jeni

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Hi, I am a Winter baby but I am ready for Spring with a brighter sun and slightly warmer days! I use the With Sympathy stamp set by Trinity Stamps for today’s card tutorial with some bright inks by Catherine Pooler Designs. Watch the video tutorial and read on for the written tutorial.  Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on YouTube, right under the video) and share with a crafty friend! … Read More

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Simple Diamond stamping by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! I’m back with some more inspiration to share, and I’m easing into the New Year with a super simple, scaled back design. I grabbed a couple of my Pinkfresh Studios stamp sets and my Catherine Pooler inks to create the focal point and sentiment for my card. Grungy stamping Using my stamping tool I stamped the middle diamond from my Pop Out Diamond rubber stamp set in Peppermint Scrub, then I skipped the next one and added … Read More

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Beautiful floral pink slimline card w/video by Jeni

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Welcome to the first card tutorial for 2021. Has this year started better than how 2020 finished? Is it too soon to tell? I haven’t made any “Use All The Stamps” cards for a while and normally I just share one video.  I’ve decided to have separate tutorials to be able to do more techniques. I have already shared two other video tutorials (which you can see here and here) using the Beautiful Day Floral stamp by Catherine Pooler.   … Read More

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January Special Offer 2021 – Giving Back

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Happy New Year Did you have a fun and safe festive season? Instead of the traditional New Year Sale, we will donate a percentage from every order placed between 1st – 31st January to three charities.  (There are still lots of items in the Clearance/Special Offers and many more may be added).   Our Chosen Charities We both donate our free time making garments for Pyjama Fairies but feel that we should also help a dog rescue too (since Milly is … Read More

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Happy Christmas, bring on 2021

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Are you all ready for Christmas? Any last-minute socially distant shopping you need to do? Last-minute presents to make?  I have been busy getting your orders ready for Jeni to post tomorrow morning.   The last posting day for UK orders is Friday 18th, but remember that the cut off time is 2pm Thursday 17th. You will get a “confirmation’ email on Thursday but Jeni will be taking your orders to the post office at 8am tomorrow morning.  If you … Read More

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Super Quick Gift Tags by Jeni

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Do you make gift tags for all the presents you give? I normally make a few for the ‘important’ presents, run out of time to make more and end up writing on the paper.  I have some quick tags that use minimal products and recycles some scraps of wrapping paper. A few (a lot) of Catherine Pooler inks were on my desk and I grab the Layered Tag dies and two CP stamps sets.   Making The Tags Wrapping paper … Read More

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CP ink watercoloured Christmas card by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with another card using the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set by Trinity Stamps. I use Catherine Pooler Designs inks from the Party collection to do some quick watercolouring.  You can watch the video tutorial below or over at YouTube. Card Details I stamp the gnome with Midnight ink by Catherine Pooler Designs onto Bristol Vellum card.  Midnight is an archival ink and perfect for watercolouring.   Holding the board that my card is taped too … Read More

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Masked Critter Christmas Card by Tasha

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Hey crafty people!  It’s Tasha here, back for another Saturday inspiration drop and this week I’ve fallen even deeper in love with the adorable little critters from Trinity Stamps. It’s no secret that I love the Bunny Burrows set, in fact I’ve used it quite a few times for my Saturday posts, so when I saw the Winter Burrows add on set, I had no choice but purchase! I mean, it *literally* jumped into my basket by itself!! Well that’s … Read More

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Beautiful Floral card in purple w/video by Jeni

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I love floral stamps and I couldn’t wait to use the Beautiful Day Floral stamp from the Beautiful New Year release by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I team it with Queen For A Day ink to make a richly coloured purple card for a birthday coming up next month.   Watch the video process below and read on for the written process. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the … Read More

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Snowflakes and bunny Winter Scene card by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Laura here, and today I’m going to share how I created this cute scene using stamps and products found at The Little Paper Tree. I love bunnies so when I saw the Bunny Slopes Stamp set by Catherine Pooler I knew I had to have it. For this card, I chose the ice skating bunny couple. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. I put that to the side and cut … Read More

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Christmas Gnome Surprise Slider w/video by Jeni

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Hi, are you all ready for Christmas? All your decorations up? Presents wrapped? Today, I have an interactive card featuring Trinity Stamps products.  The Slimline Surprises die, the Gnome for the Holidays stamp and the Holiday Patterns paper pad.  Watch the video process below, and read on for the written card details.   Video Process   Colouring Stamp onto Bristol vellum card with black ink and colour with Catherine Pooler inks and a blender pen.  I used Grape Crush and … Read More

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Quick Christmas Card with embossing by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha here, back for another Saturday inspiration drop and this week I wanna talk last minute Christmas Cards!   If you’re anything like me, you get this close to Christmas and realise that you don’t have nearly enough cards and so you gotta have a hit of a creating in bulk session.   One of my favourite ways to do this is by choosing a full panel stamp, like the Cozy Christmas one from Pinkfresh, and … Read More

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Focus on the background Holiday card by Verity

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Sometimes a stamp is so pretty it can take centre stage. But what about the background? You want to add a background but at the same time, you don’t want it to detract from the focal image. A great way to create a background is to add a textured background with simple stamping. You don’t need anything fancy, just a stamp and some ink. So let’s get started!   Creating a textured background with simple stamping: For this card, removed … Read More

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Quick and cute Christmas Gnome card w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I am falling in love with all the gnomes by Trinity Stamps. This little *girl is from the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set.  I teamed it with some patterned paper for a quick and cute Christmas card.  You can watch the video tutorial on YouTube or here on the blog. Colouring I stamp the image from From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set with Midnight ink onto Bristol Vellum card. Then colour this in traditional colours with … Read More

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Three ways with slimline dies w/video by Jeni

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I’m back with more inspiration using the Folkstar cover plate die by Catherine Pooler. Showing how to make three die cuts to make three different cards. Coloured inlay diecutting, turning your slimline die into a border and using a slimline die on different card sizes. Watch the video here on YouTube, or can watch it below. Coloured inlay diecutting With an 8.5×11” sheet of Neenah Solar White card trimmed in half lengthways, I smoosh down the Catherine Pooler ink pads … Read More

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Make a scene with Bunny Slopes by Helen

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An easy to make scene card with the Bunny Slopes stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. Read on for full step by step instructions and photographs. Card Details Cut a piece of the patterned paper to measure 13.5cm by 9.5cm and a piece of white card the same size. Decide how deep you want the snow at the base of the snow to be.  I have shown the proportions I used in Photo 1.  I used my sentiment stamp as … Read More

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Rainbow Danglies Birthday card by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha here, with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I’m back with another Rainbow Birthday card idea! I was looking at the different designs included in Catherine Pooler’s So Much Possibilities stamp set and the largest row of diamonds took me back to a window decoration we used to have when I was a child. It was these rows of different coloured plastic ‘crystals’ that hung down to different lengths. I knew that I … Read More

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White on white with the Folkstar die w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with two more cards using the Folkstar cover plate die by Catherine Pooler Designs for some inlay diecutting and tone on tone cards.  I make two A2 sized cards using the slimline die. Find the first two slimline card tutorial here. Don’t forget to join the Paper Tree Tribe to share your cards with us. Watch the video tutorial here on YouTube, or just below.   Die Cutting To start, I die cut the Folkstar cover plate … Read More

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Folkstar Embossed slimline card w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I have two slimline cards using the slimline Folkstar coverplate die by Catherine Pooler. I actually have four more cards using this die but decided to split them up so the video tutorial wouldn’t be as long. The first two cards use Frost embossing powder by Brutus Monroe. Watch the video here, or over on YouTube. I knew as soon as I swatched out the Frost Blue embossing powder that I wanted to emboss a piece of card to … Read More

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Super Quick Easy No Colouring Colourful card by Tasha

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Hey crafty people!  It’s Tasha here, with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I’m talking about those times when you want a bright & colourful card but you just don’t feel like spending lots of time colouring.* (*In my case, read can’t be bothered 😂) Today I’ve got a super quick & easy idea that is really easy to replicate and could even be great for mass production! Quick Colouring I started with an A2 panel of Neenah … Read More

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Tree-mendous Christmas card w/minimal supplies (and video) by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with another kraft vs white tutorial with the Tree-mendous stamp by Trinity Stamps. While I was colouring the tree for this card, I started thinking about light sources. How would this critter tree look if it was coloured only in black and white? You can watch the video tutorial below, or here on YouTube. Clicking on any underlined word will take you to that product, and the basic card making supplies are linked at the bottom of … Read More

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Matching Gift Tag and Christmas Card w/Non Christmas Stamp by Jeni

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The Made With Love stamp set by Trinity Stamps is not a Christmas themed set but it is perfect for my needs.  I finished a crocheted blanket (started in September 2018) and want a custom gift tag and a matching Christmas card.   If you’d prefer to watch the process (either here on the blog or over on YouTube) the video is below, but read on for the written tutorial.     Shaped Card The base for both my card … Read More

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Christmas Sparkle card by Elaine

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Hello tribe. Hope everyone is safe & well.  Today I’m sharing another Christmas card. I have used the gorgeous Nice List stamps and Pop Art stencil from Catherine Pooler. Pop Art stencil I used some gold and green glitter paste through the Pop Art stencil to create my background on white card.   Stamping & die cutting Whilst I waited for the glitter paste to dry I stamped some of the elements from the Nice List stamp set. I then … Read More

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Masculine ink blended card with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha here, with my weekly dose of inspiration. Today I’m sharing an idea for a masculine card that could fit any occasion.  One of my favourite things to do is ink blending; I find it so relaxing and I absolutely love the huge variety of results that you can get! I grabbed one of my Catherine Pooler stencils and two of her inks, Daydream & Juniper Mist from the Paradise Found collection, so that I could … Read More

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Surprise Slider Treemendous Christmas card by Jeni

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How are you getting on with your Christmas card making? Do you keep to clean and simple designs for easy mass production? Or go all out with interactive and intricate designs?  Everyone at TLPT HQ loves this Slimline Surprise interactive die by Trinity Stamps.  As soon as I saw the Tree-mendous stamp, also Trinity Stamps, I knew I had to use them together.   There is a video tutorial for this card over on YouTube which you can watch here. … Read More

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Watercolour Stamping with Pinkfresh Studios by Laura

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Hello and welcome, crafty friends! It’s Laura here with a fun technique that turns an ordinary (but beautiful 😉) stamp into a watercolor image. Today I’m mainly working with Pinkfresh Studio’s Love & Hugs Stamp, which is a fantastic stamp to have in your stash. It’s a large image and a real statement piece – and makes it easy to create an instant, layered bouquet in minutes.   Watercolor Stamping To get the watercolor effect, we will be inking up … Read More

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Brutus Monroe embossing powder swatches

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Have you seen all the different Brutus Monroe embossing powders we have in the shop?  We also have the embossing ink pad and refill, and the Magic Bag (antistatic powder) and refill.  I have created a free download printable grid swatch chart for the embossing colours we stock. In the shop, we have separated the embossing powders into groups to make it easier for you to find the powder you want.  Classic, Metallic, Sparkly and the powders that give different … Read More

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Super Simple Christmas Card by Tasha

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Hey-Hey Crafty People! This week I’ve got a super simple Christmas card idea, using Cozy Christmas Wishes from Pinkfresh Studios. I’m trying hard to build up my stash of Christmas cards because, despite what I promised myself, I haven’t actually got many done so far!! Stamping This set includes this really large main image and a few small additional leaves etc, I only used the one large image for this card.  I inked it up with some alcohol marker friendly … Read More

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Happy Holiday sketchy wreath card by Verity

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  Intro: The most recent Christmas stamp & die release from Catherine Pooler features the beautiful ‘Peace, Love & Holly’ stamp and die set which is perfect for creating a watercoloured Christmas wreath. Pair it with no-line water colouring and a black marker to add a sketchy look to it, you can get a beautiful soft wreath perfect for adorning a card. It also goes so well with the ‘Through the woods’ Paper pack too don’t you think?   Painting … Read More

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Christmas watercolouring cards on textured card by Jeni

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  Hi, how are getting on with your Christmas card making? I seem to be taking my time and hope I don’t have to rush to get enough made.  I wanted to do some loose watercolouring over heat embossing and chose to use a heavy watercolour card. Both my stamped panels are 3.5 x 5.5″ and made from Canson XL watercolour card.   The Caroling Sentiments stamp set by Catherine Pooler has shaped sentiment stamps.  I chose this stamp set … Read More

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Loose watercolouring with Aqua Pigments w/Video by Jeni

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Hi, I try to show each colouring medium equal amounts of love but I do tend to reach for Catherine Pooler inks and a blender pen.  For this card, I wanted to use the Aqua Pigment liquid watercolours by Brutus Monroe.  I wanted to colour a floral image and chose the Thankful for Friends stamp set, but I wanted to use a sentiment from another Pinkfresh Studios stamp set.   Video Process The video tutorial showing the process for this … Read More

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Autumn Rainbow Wreath by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! I hope you & yours are well! ❤ This week’s inspiration comes in the form of an Autumn Rainbow wreath using Trinity Stamp’s co-ordinating stamps, dies & co-ordinating stencil.   I got these in my recent crafty haul and I couldn’t wait to get to play with them!! As soon as I saw them I had Laura Bassen’s voice in my head: ‘if you’ve got a leaf, make a wreath’. So that’s what I did. 😉   … Read More

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Ombre slimline stamping ft Trinity Stamps w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I have three cards that use the same products by Trinity Stamps – Slimline Leafy background stamp, With Sympathy stamp and Slimline Stitched Stripes die.  I kept these cards clean and simple. With some ombre stamping with three green Catherine Pooler inks. Watch the card process on YouTube below, or view here on YouTube. Ombre stamping Because this slimline stamp fits inside a stamping tool for easy double stamping, I thought I would step up my inking for some … Read More

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H Card tutorial by Helen

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  Tired of making standard rectangle or square cards? Try a shaped card in the initial of your recipient for more fun. The So Much Possibility stamp set has these cute little flower stamps to make your own patterned paper. Shaped Card Cut two strips of white card measuring 28cm by 6cm, score each one at 14 cm and fold in half (photo 1) Next cut two pieces of black paper measuring 13.5cm by 5.5cm and layer on to the … Read More

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Multi-colour stamping and Sparkle Pops by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! Tasha here with your weekly trip to our virtual crafty space! Firstly, did you see my haul & a half unboxing video for the Birthday treat that I got myself? If not, you should check it out! I didn’t get much, just one or two things really…😂🙈…I can’t even type it with a straight face!! 😂😉 I got my first ever Catherine Pooler inks to try them out and see what all the fuss is about… You … Read More

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Swinking and comparing colouring with CP inks w/Video by Jeni

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  Hi, if you’ve followed the blog and YouTube channel for a while, it should come as no surprise that I love to watercolour florals. I get bad hay fever and can’t have flowers inside so my option is to have paintings of flowers.  For today’s tutorial, I use the With Sympathy stamp set by Trinity Stamps with CP inks.  Watch the video tutorial here on YouTube and read on for the written tutorial.   I stamp the floral image … Read More

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Basic Supplies – Card and Ink

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Which card do you need with which ink to get the best results… if you feel that some product is missing please let us know.   Stamping Ink – Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs – (foam pad) best for waterbased colouring and can be used for alcohol colouring* Also available in mini size * – Jet Black ink pad – Ranger – (felt pad) best for waterbased colouring and mixed media – Tuxedo Black ink pad … Read More

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Coffee Lovers Gift cardholder w/video by Jeni

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Have you seen the To Go Gift cardholder die by Catherine Pooler? I have two ‘cards’ that use the Best In Patch and Pumpkin Season stamp sets. There are two dies in this set to make the take out cup with gift card holders, and the cup sleeve to slip in the take out cup and hide the gift card. Trim off the two flaps to use this die on as a traditional card. Watch the video tutorial below or … Read More

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Waste not want not by Elaine

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Hello tribe. Hope everyone is well. Today I’m back to share another make with you all, this time using the centres from the Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Stitched Scallop circle die. Us crafters never throw anything away! Die cutting First of all, I made myself a slimline card using white card and then I die cut using the slimline die from Pinkfresh Studios. I will use the main part on another project. For this post, I just wanted to use the … Read More

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My Favorite Human – colouring with CP inks w/video by Jeni

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I enjoy colouring florals and the beautiful floral in the Thankful for Friends stamp by Pinkfresh Studios has been waiting on my craft desk for a while. I mix ink colours from the Party collection and the Spa collection for all the stamping and colouring. You can watch the video tutorial below or over at YouTube here or read on for the written tutorial and two extra cards. Colouring with CP inks I use Royal Treatment and Sugared Lavender for … Read More

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Critters coloured on kraft slimline card by Tasha

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Hey crafty people! Tasha here again with your weekly dose of inspiration and my natural, bubbly charm! 😉 This week I decided to play around with some Neenah Desert Storm, Environmental card stock to see how my copics worked on it and I just had to pull put the adorable Bunny Burrow stamps & dies because I am a teensy bit obsessed with them!! They are just SO CUTE!! 😍   Colouring on kraft I grabbed mainly the same colours … Read More

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Tall Giraffe slimline card wVideo by Jeni

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How cute is this giraffe? There is not a better animal for a slimline card. The Tall Tales stamp set by Trinity Stamps is perfect to encourage young readers. I made a “Good Luck/Well Done” card.  The video tutorial is below, and here on YouTube. The colouring is all with Catherine Pooler inks. I find myself reaching for the Paradise Found colours whenever the weather starts getting cold.  The colours I use from the Paradise Found collection are Mandarin Spice, … Read More

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Use Leftovers to make a Christmas Card by Jeni

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I use some leftovers from other cards to make this Christmas card with the Coffee Mug die by Trinity Stamps. I also use the border of presents, the tag and “For You” sentiment from Carolling Sentiments stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs. The mug is leftover from this Peeking Dog gift card shaped card, and the Merry Christmas word die is leftover from these Christmas cards. The presents, tag and sentiment on the tag are stamped with Cranberry Fizz ink.   … Read More

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Slimline Sunflower digital stamp card by Laura

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Hello and welcome, crafty friends! Laura here today with a cheerful card featuring Sunshine And Bee Designs Face the Sun Digital Stamp. This card is fairly simple to put together, but to colour each petal will take a little bit of work, so grab yourself a cuppa and let’s create! Print and cut digital stamps I like to work with my digi stamps in Cricut Design Space. That’s mostly because I can use the ‘Print then Cut’ feature and the … Read More

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Peeking Dog Gift Card by Jeni

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The Peeking Pets stamp set has been sitting on my desk for ages and I haven’t taken it out of the packaging!! I felt it was about time that I use this stamp set to make a card with a cute dog. You can watch the video just below or on YouTube here. I use Rocking Red ink and Cranberry Fizz ink for the ink blending for a Christmas card. And use Cranberry Fizz for the Santa hat too.   … Read More

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Diamond Patterned Stamping with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! I’m back with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I channelled my inner Laura Bassen to create this super fun patterned background!  It came from some experimenting with one of the diamonds from the Pop Out Nested Diamond background stamp by Pinkfresh Studios, a few inks and my MISTI stamping tool. Repeat Pattern Stamping I lined the second smallest diamond up, using the grid on my stamping tool to make sure I had it lined … Read More

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How to use non Christmas stamps for 2 Christmas cards (and new CP ink colours) w/video by Jeni

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I make two cards in today’s video using the new ink colours, Cranberry Fizz and Deck The Halls by Catherine Pooler Designs. With a non-Christmas stamp, Sending Love and Hugs by Pinkfresh Studios.  You can watch the video below or on YouTube here.   I smooshed the Merry Christmas word die with Versamark embossing ink, and gold heat embossed the diecut sentiment and a piece of card.  Both cards were finished with festive sequins. I ask in the video tutorial which … Read More

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Deck The Halls Fun Forest Miss You card /w video by Jeni

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Hi, I have a Fun Forest slimline card using the new Catherine Pooler ink colour – Deck The Halls. I use other green shades of CP inks to see how this new colour will work with the other colours. Fun Forest stamp set seems like a good choice for stamping the green shades of ink. The video process can be seen here on YouTube. This is a great stamp set that can be used all year round. Just by changing … Read More

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Autumn Leaves Stencil w/Video by Jeni

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Hi, I love making Autumn cards with warms reds, oranges and yellows. Autumn is definitely my favourite season with the leaves changing colour to deep reds. I use the Autumn Leaves stamp with the coordinating Autumn Leaves stencil to make a crisp coloured card. There is a process video for this card. You can watch it below or on YouTube.  Please let me know if you would like the video tutorials in the blog posts. The ink colours I use … Read More

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Two Cute Critter Cards by Tasha

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It’s party time in the Paper Tree as we celebrate our 5th Birthday!! We’ve got an Instagram Hop going on, with the chance to win a £25 voucher to spend on your favourite brands at The Little Paper Tree!! The Design Team have all created some fun birthday/celebration card inspiration for you, so don’t forget to head over to Instagram and leave comments on each post for more chances to win!   I have two cards to share this week, … Read More

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Romantic Bicycle CAS Card by Verity

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This bicycle in the Catherine Pooler Beautiful Ride stamp & die set caught my when it first came out, but I’ve only recently got it. It is such a sweet bicycle, with a whimsical nature perfect for creating a romantic bicycle CAS card. To colour this in, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers adding to the quaint feeling of the stamp. So let’s get started.   Creating a Romantic Bicycle CAS Card   First, stamp the bicycle … Read More

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Happy Birthday Stencilled Balloons w/video by Jeni

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The Little Paper Tree turns 5 this month! To celebrate we are having a few birthday surprises! Click here to find all the offers this month. Over on Instagram, we are having an Instagram Giveaway Hop to win £25 gift voucher for the shop (hop begins 7pm today, 1st October).   My celebration cards are two birthday cards using the Layering Balloons stencil by Trinity Stamps. I made two cards – one green (because green is the colour of our … Read More

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It’s Our 5th birthday! Will you receive a Lucky Leaf in your order?

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To celebrate our birthday this month, five (5) Lucky Leaves will be placed in 5 random orders throughout the month. Thank you for helping us reach 5 years! How do I get a Lucky Leaf? Simply make any purchase during October 2020.  Five Lucky Leaves (each with a unique code) will be placed inside 5 random orders.   How do I redeem my Lucky Leaf? Take a photograph of your unique code and email {janet@thelittlepapertree.com} with your postal address.   … Read More

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Basic Craft Supplies

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The basic craft tools you need for cardmaking are listed here. If you feel that we are missing a great essential “can’t live without’ tool please leave a comment to let us know! Stamping Tools – Acrylic Stamping Block – Catherine Pooler Designs   Stamping Ink Midnight ink pad & refill (archival) – Catherine Pooler Designs Jet Black ink pad (archival) – Ranger Tuxedo Black ink pad (copic friendly)- Memento   Embossing Tools – 2 inch embossing ink & refill … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Meet The Design Team 2021

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Read more about The Little Paper Tree design team.   BLOG & SOCIAL TEAM Meet Jeni Jeni is Guernsey born with two older brothers, and two gorgeous nephews (one furry, one human) and one adorable fur daughter called Milly. She loves colouring floral and cute critters stamps and making scene cards and interactive cards but can do grungy mixed media now and then. Jeni loves showing how to get more use out of your craft products in YouTube videos. She … Read More