Magical Unicorn Birthday Cards by Jeni

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Hi, its Jeni here with my first post of 2019. How is your year so far? I decided to make two special brithday cards using some Avery Elle stamps and dies.  My first idea with this stamp set was to make a super intricate spinner card. But I couldn’t get it to work correctly so that idea has gone into my ‘to be finished’ box.  These two cards also led to another idea that will be on YouTube shortly.  All … Read More

Happy Birthday Pals Card by Claire

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Hi everyone, Claire here. I’m back again with my second blog post for The Little Paper Tree. While everyone else gets stuck into Christmas card making this time of year, it seems that there are more birthdays than ever amongst my family and friends, so that’s what I’ve been doing! Colouring The Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals has to be one of the coolest stamp sets for children’s cards ever, they’re so fun! I started by stamped and colouring the monkey, … Read More

Orange Dahlia Turnabout Card Tutorial

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Hi, it’s Janet here and I’m sneaking in with an extra blog post because I can’t wait to show you this gorgeous card with  one of the latest turnabout stamps and a turnabout die by Concord and 9th.  I loved this stamp and die as it is very versatile. You can use either one, two, three or four colours or, like the card I made only three colours and use the die to cut the forth petal out through the … Read More

Numbered Balloons Watercolour Background by Natalie

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Hello! And welcome to another card-making tutorial from me, Natalie. I thoroughly enjoyed making these birthday cards because I got to play with my two favourite mediums: watercolour and embossing powders. I really like this stamp set from Avery Elle too; it’s so versatile – you can create fun birthday cards for both the young and the young-at-heart!   Using Watercolour A lot of people seem to be intimidated by watercolour as it has a reputation for being hard to … Read More

When will we arrive! One layer Card with Masking

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Hello, I have a fun card to share with you today.  I love this cute little 4×3″ stamp so I thought I would make a general Happy Birthday card, however this stamp is so versatile that it can be used for many occasions when you have a group of friends coming together. Stamping On a piece of Bristol smooth card which I trimmed to 12cm x 9cm, I stamped the bus and critters with black archival ink, as I knew … Read More

Floral Happy Birthday Card

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Hi, now that Christmas is over I can get back to my beloved floral stamps. I love colouring in flowers and have a one layer card to share with you today.   Stamping I stamp the big floral image onto Bristol smooth card with Versamark embossing ink and cover the sticky embossing ink with Classic Gold embossing powder.  Heat setting the powder until it was all melted and smooth.  Then use the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour … Read More

Embellishment Mousse through a stencil by Janet

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Hello, I have a fun and slightly textured birthday card to share with you today, although this could be for any occasion.  I wanted to try the Nuvo Embellishment mousse through a stencil to create a textured background.  For this card I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil.   Stenciling With Mousse I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. Mother of Pearl on the … Read More

Light bulbs to Balloons

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Hello, Janet here with a fun card for little birthdays, using a Valentines themed stamp set.   Stamping To start this card I die cut a piece of watercolour card with the largest cross stitched rectangle die and stamped the light bulbs floating around the top of the card.  I added the smiley face for some more cuteness.  Because I knew I was going to use Distress inks to colour this card so I used Archival Jet Black ink because … Read More

Happy Birthday Pegasus

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Hello, aren’t the Pegasus Duo stamp set by Avery Elle cute?  I love colouring their mane and tails different colours!  I made these two cards using different colour combinations, but the same supplies – which I will list and link at the bottom of this post.   Stamping & Colouring I stamped both of the Pegasus stamps on Bristol card with Archival Jet Black ink and used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  Also stamped and … Read More

Wild Birthday Card with Video

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Hi, I have a fun and wild birthday or party card for you today. I have created a video showing the whole card tutorial – which you can view by clicking HERE Colouring The Critters I stamped the lion, hippo and rhino on Bristol smooth card, and also stamped three birds and the banner across the top edges. While I did not get a good impression with one of the birds so instead of not using this panel, I stamped … Read More

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