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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 the 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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