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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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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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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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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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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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Masked Sunset One Layer Cards by Laura

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

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Using Pre Made Elements to Create a Quick Card by Laura

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

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Best Wishes Card by Laura

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

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Peek-A-Boo Disco with Avery Elle by Laura

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

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Geometric Knot Paper-Cut Card using CPD by Laura

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

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