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All The Sparkle – Not Just For Christmas

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Do you love adding bling to your card making? Christmas is the perfect time to add some extra sparkle to your projects.  We’ve rounded up the best of the sparkle and glitter in the shop and collated them here. For a more enjoyable shopping experience all similar embellishments are listed together with a drop down box for selecting the products you wish. Traditional Gold and Silver You can never go wrong with golds and silvers at Christmas. We have something … Read More

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WOW! & Embossing Powder |Tips and Tricks

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New to the shop are WOW! Embossing Powders. We have a small (big CP) selection of the most popular embossing powders to start our journey with WOW!  If requested we will happily stock more WOW! Embossing Powders and Earth Sparkles (the eco friendly glitter). We have had so many crafters asking for the Embossing ink pad and refill, Embossing pen and Mixed Media embossing brush and have just added these to the shop. We hope you find this short introduction … Read More

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Faux Dip Dye with Aqua Pigments and Catherine Pooler refills

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  Hi, today I am comparing Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments with Catherine Pooler premium refills for a faux dip dye effect on watercolour card.  I turn the backgrounds into finished cards with the Mountain of Thanks stamp and coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler and some black heat embossing.   Watch the video tutorial here on the blog and scroll to the bottom for the product list. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this … Read More

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Nail Polish Bottle Rainbow Spinner tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I want to re-create the nail polish spinner card I mentioned last week.  That card was made the same way as the gnome rainbow beard spinner.  This card needs a few alterations.   The brad needs to be in the middle of the circle to keep the ‘spin’ even. I need to find a way to attach the rainbow spinning element to the brad.   The Nail Polish Bottle card die by Honey Bee Stamps is beautiful and big. Watch … Read More

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Spring Fling Rainbow Refill Watercolour slimline cards – Part 2 by Jeni

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Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love hearing from you. Written Tutorial Hi, for the Spring Fling refills rainbow backgrounds I add some heat embossing and remove colour from the watercolour rainbow. Visit Part One to learn how I made the watercolour rainbow backgrounds with refills. (And see two other cards with a Date Night … Read More

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Beautiful floral pink slimline card w/video by Jeni

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Welcome to the first card tutorial for 2021. Has this year started better than how 2020 finished? Is it too soon to tell? I haven’t made any “Use All The Stamps” cards for a while and normally I just share one video.  I’ve decided to have separate tutorials to be able to do more techniques. I have already shared two other video tutorials (which you can see here and here) using the Beautiful Day Floral stamp by Catherine Pooler.   … Read More

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Brutus Monroe embossing powder swatches

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Have you seen all the different Brutus Monroe embossing powders we have in the shop?  We also have the embossing ink pad and refill, and the Magic Bag (antistatic powder) and refill.  I have created a free download printable grid swatch chart for the embossing colours we stock. In the shop, we have separated the embossing powders into groups to make it easier for you to find the powder you want.  Classic, Metallic, Sparkly and the powders that give different … Read More

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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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Free Colour Swatch Downloads

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Find all the ink and embossing powder swatch charts for free download below. Download the chart you wish and print it out on your desired cardstock.   Swatch Charts Catherine Pooler ink colour swatch chart- Click here to download Updated 02/06/21 with Beach Retreat collection NEW Catherine Pooler ink colour swatch chart – smaller swatches – Click here to download New chart with smaller squares for swatching inks for watercolouring. 2 pages Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder colour swatch chart – … Read More

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