Merry Everything Snowman Christmas Card

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Hello Janet here with another CAS (Clean And Simple) card for you. It’s nearly that time again, so I made a Christmas card using the newly released set by Avery Elle leaving lots of white space. I opened my card base embossed the front side only using the Stained Glass die by Catherine Pooler Designs. Check your diecutting machine for how to emboss with a die. I diecut a small wonky scalloped frame from an Avery Elle die set from Neenah … Read More

Janet’s Top 10 Favourite Products

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Hello, Janet here. I haven’t done a favourite product post for a while so I thought I would share my current favourites – in no particular order.  Click on all image or underlined word to find the products in the shop. Tim Holtz Distress Oxides I love the Distress Oxides! I find these are easier to ink blend with and give such a smooth coverage.  You can stamp with these inks and heat emboss – so no more need to … Read More

Techniques for Working with Nuvo Gilding Flakes – Two Card Tutorials + Bonus Card! by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Laura, here, on the blog today sharing two very different cards I made using the bold and beautiful Cuddles and Hugs Stamp by Concord & 9th, along with a few different techniques for working with the stunning Nuvo Gilding Flakes. And, if you can stick with me, I have a bonus card at the end! I created this first card design when a friend asked if I had a Valentine’s Day card that was “black and grey… … Read More

Mandala Distress Oxide Birthday Card

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Hi,  I was playing with some Distress Oxides and decided to try to get a loose watercoloured effect with the inks.  I love using the Many Mandala stamp set by Concord and 9th. I placed the largest mandala stamp on lid of the stamp platform and inked up the stamp with Wilted Violet.  I spritzed this lightly with water and closed the lid onto my watercolour card.  I heat set this to help it dry quicker and placed the card … Read More

Embellishment Mousse through a stencil

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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.  I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil. I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. I used Mother of Pearl on the top half of the card … Read More

Frosty Friends White on White

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Hello, I am so proud of this card, and a bit sad that I can’t make many more Christmas cards.  Are you enjoying the holiday season?  What are your favourite cards to make? Let in know in the comment section below. I used Neenah Solar white card and trimmed it to 11 x 14 cm and embossed with the Lawn Fawn Snowy backdrops die.  To emboss with your metal dies in the Big Shot you need to use Tab 1, … Read More

Joy To The World Clean & Simple Christmas Card

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Hi,  I love the Christmas Cheer stamp set and wish I could use it all the time but I try not to have favourites with my stamp sets. I don’t want any to feel unloved.  I have also created a video tutorial for this clean and simple card on the YouTube channel.  You can watch the video HERE.  Make sure you give the video a big thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t … Read More

Tulle Shaker Card

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Hi, it’s Jeni with an off the side tulle shaker Christmas card.  I love making shaker cards and Sally from Making Cards magazine challenged me to make four different styles of shaker cards.  You can see the four cards I created in the current issue of Making Cards magazine.  I found that once I got started making shakers I couldn’t stop. I trimmed some red card to 4.25 x 5.5″ and stamped the Plaid Background with Ruby Red ink.  I … Read More

Merry Christmas Robin

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a cute and elegant Christmas card today. (Can you have cute and elegant together??) I love making my own backgrounds with background stamps and fell in love with the Plaid Background stamp.  I placed the stamp into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked it up with Paper Bag ink and stamped onto brown cardstock which I’d trimmed to 4.25 x 5″.  I took the card out of the platform and used the 2×8″ acrylic block to stamp … Read More

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

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Hello, I wanted to use the extra small stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Concord and 9th to create a simple Christmas card with embossing and Distress ink watercolouring.  The list of products I used are listed and linked to the shop below.  Let me know what you think of this card.  I think the Candied Apple was too strong a colour.  What Distress ink colour would you have used?   On a piece of 11 x 14cm … Read More

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