Basic-Supplies

Basic Supplies – Card and Ink

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Which card do you need with which ink to get the best results… if you feel that some product is missing please let us know.   Stamping Ink – Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs – (foam pad) best for waterbased colouring and can be used for alcohol colouring* Also available in mini size * – Jet Black ink pad – Ranger – (felt pad) best for waterbased colouring and mixed media – Tuxedo Black ink pad … Read More

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Diamond Patterned Stamping with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! I’m back with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I channelled my inner Laura Bassen to create this super fun patterned background!  It came from some experimenting with one of the diamonds from the Pop Out Nested Diamond background stamp by Pinkfresh Studios, a few inks and my MISTI stamping tool. Repeat Pattern Stamping I lined the second smallest diamond up, using the grid on my stamping tool to make sure I had it lined … Read More

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Sending Good Vibes by Janet

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It’s Janet’s time again to showcase a CAS card I made with the new Stamp of Approval Collection. Stamp Of Approval is a quarterly collection of specially selected craft goodies.  This Tropically Yours collection has 5 clear photopolymer stamp sets, 1 red rubber background stamp and 1 die set.  When I saw the Cabana Tiles dies I knew that I would try and dry emboss with them amongst other cards I have created with this die, as I love it, … Read More

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Why Catherine Pooler inks?

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The Little Paper Tree is proud and excited to introduce Catherine Pooler inks & refills to the UK and Europe. We have been stampers and card makers for about 20 years combined and have used lots of different brands of ink. This is the definitive post to tell you why these inks are so great and all the uses you can have from these inks!   What are all the ways I can use these inks and refills? We have … Read More

Mini-Swatches

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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Elegant Watercolour Wonders Greeting Cards

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I love playing with layering stamp sets and trying out different colour combinations.  I create two simple yet elegant greeting cards with Altenew stamps, co-ordinating dies and ink sets.  Which colour do you prefer for these flowers? Stamp Layering For both cards, I stamped all the leaves and flowers from the Watercolour Wonders stamp set on mixed media cardstock.  I used Shades of Purple ink to stamp the flowers.  Soft Lilac for the first layer, Lavender Fields for the second layer … Read More

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Woodland Wonders Inspiration

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I enjoyed making some woodland forest scenes with these cute critters – they are so fun to colour! The list of supplies I used to make these cards are listed and linked below.  All the featured products are available at our shop.   HAPPY WISHES Firstly, I stamped three trees, critters and seven flowers from the Woodland Wonders Stamp Set by Avery Elle onto Mixed Media card. Colouring using the Zig Real Brush Colour Markers, and then die cut them … Read More

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Thank You Card using Cork Pieces

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I had a packet of these cork pieces on my craft desk while I was thinking of what to do for this month’s challenge.  “Thanks” seemed to be a good theme, since people will be sending Thank You cards for their Christmas presents, and these cork pieces are from the Elle’s Studio Thankful collection. Links to all the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post. Process I created a 5 ¼ inch by 4 ½ inch … Read More

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