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Clean and Simple Design with a Tone-on-Tone Twist | with Tasha

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Hey crafty people, it’s Tasha here, with more Saturday morning inspiration! Today I’m sharing a stepped up clean and simple design with a tone-on-tone twist. I’ve still got lots of white space, but with a super interesting texture & interest. This week I’m focusing on some of the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studios products that we have in store. As always, with a little help from my Catherine Pooler inks of course!   Trial & error… Today I’m using the Charming Wreath … Read More

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Mixing stamp sets for a Thank You card by Jeni

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Hi, following on from yesterday’s post I want to show that the Because stamp set and the Positive Thoughts stamp set can be used together to make quick stamped cards.  All the sentiments from the Positive Thoughts will also fit inside the floral wreath.  This card is included in the current giveaway. Written Tutorial Stamp the floral wreath with Drive In ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White card. Then stamp the large sketchy circle stamp over the wreath. … Read More

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Clean and Simple Floral Design with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha, here with your weekly dose of Saturday morning inspiration! This week I’m using the ‘Thankful For Friends‘ stamp set from Pinkfresh Studios to make this gorgeous clean and simple floral card; I just love this gorgeous image! As with so many people, I am finding this new lockdown really quite tough; I have two daughters who are all but clawing the walls, (and even each other some days,) to get out and I have suddenly … Read More

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Simple stamped birthday cards for men by Jeni

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Hi, have you got your inky hands on the new Date Night ink collection yet? We sold out super quick when the inks were released earlier this month and re-stocked the inks as quickly as possible!  I have three cards that use the Chiffon ink, Drive-In ink and Cummerbund inks with the Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  Find the written instructions below the video tutorial (which you can also watch on YouTube). Like this video? … Read More

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Ombre slimline stamping ft Trinity Stamps w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I have three cards that use the same products by Trinity Stamps – Slimline Leafy background stamp, With Sympathy stamp and Slimline Stitched Stripes die.  I kept these cards clean and simple. With some ombre stamping with three green Catherine Pooler inks. Watch the card process on YouTube below, or view here on YouTube. Ombre stamping Because this slimline stamp fits inside a stamping tool for easy double stamping, I thought I would step up my inking for some … Read More

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Romantic Bicycle CAS Card by Verity

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This bicycle in the Catherine Pooler Beautiful Ride stamp & die set caught my when it first came out, but I’ve only recently got it. It is such a sweet bicycle, with a whimsical nature perfect for creating a romantic bicycle CAS card. To colour this in, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers adding to the quaint feeling of the stamp. So let’s get started.   Creating a Romantic Bicycle CAS Card   First, stamp the bicycle … Read More

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You Tied the Knot! Soft wedding card by Verity

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Are you in a need of a wedding card? Although wedding’s may not be quite the way they were, it is still a nice occasion to send a card especially if you’re not able to be there on the big day. So why not create a soft wedding card with simple ink blending and emboss resist. The small floral stamps from the ‘This Calls For Cake stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs is perfect for such an occasion, and pair … 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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I Love Cake (Don’t You) with a Bonus Card by Janet

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Hi, it’s Janet with three CAS (Clean and Simple) cards I used the new Avery Elle release. The Rays Die gives a delightful background as it is so versatile that it can be used again and again – it seems to be very popular. We sold out in a few days and are waiting for Avery Elle to manufacture more!  All the products that I used are listed in the supply list at the bottom of this post with links … Read More

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STITCHED BACKGROUND NOTE CARD BY SARAH

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When is a hill not a hill? When it’s criss-crossed as a sophisticated stitch-effect background.   Process Cut a panel of white card to fit your card blank. Lay one of the stitched hill dies across the panel diagonally as close to top right corner to bottom left corner as it’s long enough to go, secure with washi or memo tape and run through your diecutter. Move the die an inch or so out towards the bottom right corner. It’ll … Read More

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