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Super Simple Two Minute Tip For Show-Stopping Cards!

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Hey crafty people! I’m back on The Little Paper Tree blog with another dose of inspiration for you! This month I have a super quick & easy tip for using the Trellis Cover Plate Die from Catherine Pooler to get an amazing & seriously impressive clean and simple background in less than two minutes.   I love cover plate dies but they are a real investment, so it’s important that you have an array of ways to use them in … 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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Christmas Peeking Pets Card

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It’s Helen here today to share a card made using the super cute new ‘Peeking Pets’ stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs.  As soon as I saw these stamps and dies in the shop, I knew I had to have them! STAMPING To make my card I stamped three of the dogs, a Santa hat and two of the party hats and then die cut all the elements.  For the best placement on the dies on the stamped images, … Read More

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Wake Up Window Flower Box Card w/ Video

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Hi, I have three cards for this tutorial. My first card using the Boxes of Blooms and Outside Your Window is also a video tutorial.  You can watch the video tutorial on YouTube.  There are two bonus cards using the same products below the tutorial for the Wake Up Feeling Blessed card. MAKING THE SHUTTERS I adhered two pieces of black and white striped card back to back then diecut the Outside Your Window coordinating die twice.  This die cuts … Read More

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Ombre Pencil Colouring on Solid Stamps

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Hi, I need to make some more thank you cards and I’m trying my best to stay away from more feminine colours.  The stamps in the Big Thanks stamp set are designed for solid stamping in coloured inks but I am a little obsessed with wanting to colour everything at the moment so had to find a way to colour with this stamp set.  There is a video tutorial for this card over at YouTube. SECOND GENERATION STAMPING To be … Read More

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Stencilled Flourish Card by Elaine

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Hi crafty world. Super excited to be sharing my first blog post for The Little Paper Tree! Hope you like it.   STENCILLING Firstly I did the stencilling using the gorgeous Flourish & Whimsy stencil from Catherine Pooler. I used 4 different tones of green Distress inks and a blending brush. You could use any variation of colour tones. I used low tack stencil tape to stop the stencil moving. Here’s the finished look once I had removed the stencil … Read More

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Floral Wreath Card by Helen

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Today I’m sharing a simple card using the digital Floral Wreath image and a stamped sentiment. Instructions I printed the floral wreath on to white card and coloured the image.  Then I used a circle die around the outside of the wreath and smaller circle to cut out the middle of the wreath.  The size of dies you will need will depend on the size you want the wreath to be.  This is the beauty of digital images – you … Read More

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Stamped Butterfly Clean & Simple Card

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Hello, Janet here showing that you do not need to add a lot of ink blending, colouring or embellishments to make an effective card.  I use the Wings Of Joy stamp set and coordinating die with the Trellis cover plate die and one Life Of The Party ink colour by Catherine Pooler.  I have a video tutorial showing the full process of this card over at YouTube.   The Catherine Pooler Designs inks are dye based inks on a foam … 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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Thoughtful Two Tone Butterflies Card by Janet

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Hi, sometimes I love just being able to stamp and have a finished element for my cards.  The butterflies in Happy Butterflies don’t have to be coloured – which makes them great for quick cards. Inking The Background Firstly, on a piece of watercolour card, I ink blend with Catherine Pooler inks.  Using Juniper Mist and Daydream from the SPA collection.  My favourite way to ink blend with the CP inks is by using a brush from the Picket Fence … Read More

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