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Possibly the most essential tool for stamping

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Hi, ever wondered why Catherine Pooler calls her stamping blocks “The Perfect Blocks”?  It’s simple really, they are perfect.       Acrylic Blocks There are a lot of different acrylic blocks and I’ve used lots of different brands in the 16 years I’ve been crafting.  Some had grid lines, some didn’t. Some had wavy edges or finger grip curves, some didn’t.       They all seemed pretty much the same.  Until The Perfect Stamping Blocks came around. The … Read More

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Five Ways To Use Handmade Astrological Watercolour Set

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Hey Crafty People, it’s Tasha! I’m back with my monthly ‘Five Ways’ tutorial and this month I’m using the beautiful Handmade Astrological Watercolour Set! This is a collection of six colour shifting vegan handmade watercolours made by our very own Jeni. They are available in pans or as a Dot Card. Five Ways To Use Handmade Astrological Watercolour   First, I gotta say…how AMAZING do these paints look on black cardstock?! For comparison, I made two striped backgrounds, one on … Read More

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Handmade Watercolour Paints | Handmade by Jeni

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Handmade Watercolour Paints I am so excited to introduce our own handmade paints! I have wanted my own watercolour paint sets for years, and after months of testing and recipe changes, I am 100% happy and confident that these paints are ready to be introduced to you.  Although there is only one set so far, there are plenty more being planned. Astrological Watercolour tin is a set of 6 colour shifting paints to add some extra ‘ooh’ and ‘wow’ to … Read More

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Five Ways With…Patterned Paper | Video Tutorial With Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha here, and it has been a hot minute since I was last up on the blog!! I’m super happy to be back and starting my brand new monthly video tutorial ‘Five Ways With…’ Each month I will be featuring a new topic and sharing five ways to create beautiful cards. (Unfortunately, Covid caught me so this is actually March’s monthly tutorial. 🤦🏻‍♀️)   Five Ways With… Patterned Paper Video Tutorial Card 1 – Create An … Read More

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Slimline Shaker Card with Dragonflies and repeat stamping | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Shaker cards are a favourite of mine to make for birthday cards, and slimline card sizes mean I get to use more sequins! I mix a lot of Catherine Pooler stamps and dies to make this special card.  Click on any underlined word to find the products I use to make this card in the shop.   Happy Birthday Slimline Card 3.5×8.5″ Premium White Card   Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set Flight of the Dragonflies stamp and coordinating die … Read More

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Essential Card Making Supplies

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New to card making or just searching for a list of all the essential card making supplies in The Little Paper Tree? We have collated all the essential card making supplies from inks and acrylic blocks to stamp with, tools for heat embossing to tools for helping with embellishing your handmade cards and quality card and adhesives in this one post.   Ink for Stamping Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs – (foam pad) best for water … Read More

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Quick and easy Christmas Cards – Stepped up a notch | Video Tutorial

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Have I mentioned how much I love this tree stamp from Wrapped and Ready stamp set by Catherine Pooler? Today, I have three cards that feature a die cut window aperture for a quick and easy Christmas card. The video tutorial shows the process for the purple card, with the written tutorials for the 2 other cards below. I use this tree stamp to make this glitter card and gift tag, and this Spa coloured Christmas card.  All three cards … Read More

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Spa Coloured Christmas Card Hidden Message | Matching Gift Tag | Video Tutorial

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Hi, I’m popping in on a Sunday with some Christmas card inspiration. For today’s tutorial, I reach for the Spa collection of inks – Sea Glass and Bay Breeze. The Wrapped and Ready stamp set contains my favourite Christmas tree stamp and I use it to hide a message on this Christmas card. I also make matching gift tag with the same stamp set and same tag die set. And because it’s Christmas, I add glitter heat embossed baubles to … Read More

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Flight of the Dragonflies video tutorial | New Catherine Pooler stamp

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Hi, have you seen the latest (and last for 2021) release by Catherine Pooler? I love the dragonflies in Flight of the Dragonflies stamp set and have so many card ideas.  Today’s card is a clean and simple card which I don’t do that often.  I find I always want to add more and more and it goes away from the CAS card feel. Watch the video tutorial below, or over at YouTube. As always the products are linked within … Read More

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All The Bling | Trinity Stamps Embellishments

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Our last sparkle post focused on all the sparkle in the shop – embellishment drops, sequins and embossing powder. However, Trinity Stamps embellishments are beautifully gorgeous enough to warrant this blog post. Embellishments are not just for Christmas, and can even be used on masculine cards. We like a nice clean shop, therefore we list all similar embellishments together, with a drop-down box for selecting the products you wish.  Each embellishment mix contains approx 1 – 1.5 tsp of embellishment … Read More

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