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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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