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Category: Card sets

  1. Hello, Thank You and Just to Say set of 5 cards

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    Hi Craft Addicts!

    Today's cards are very easy to make but would make a great present or you can send them to people just to say you are thinking of them!

    GC 2019 sets - Hello and Thank you set of 5 A6 cards - with diamond bg and

    How I made these cards:-

    • All these cards are made in the same way so won't bore you with each individual one but will concentrate on one - the Hello card on the bottom right hand side....
    • I used DoCrafts Xcut self adhesive papers to make the background layers - they are a mx of encapsulated glitter and mirror and cut 5 out using the largest of the diamond die from Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me Artistic Mounts - Diamond die set.
    • I removed the backing paper slowly and place the diamond towards the top of an C6 white card (some are traditional side fold but others are top fold). Once the whole thing was on, I then used the backing paper to burnish them down so they were stuck securely.
    • I had cut out a lot of flowers using Tattered Lace and Tonic Studios dies (both black and white) and decided to use them as decorations for these cards, so glued them to the diamond with PVA glue - you have to make sure that the glue grabs on the glitter paper but I haven't had any problems with it to be honest.
    • I then stamped the sentiments either on the right hand or left hand side using a variety of Companies stamps - I used Gina K Black Amalgam ink as it creates a clean image.

    As mentioned above, the principle of making these cards are the same and are very easy to make - why not give them in a box with a set of stamps so that someone can send them?

  2. 2020 Mini Calendar Card with butterfly on the front

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Well this is something totally differeent today as it came out of just playing with a piece of cardstock.

    Calendars 2020 - Butterfly front small pink and white card - HD, SBM, etc r

    How I made this project:-

    • I first of all took a piece of pink and white diagonal card which measured 6.5" x 4.5" and then scored it at 3" and 3.25" and then again at 6" and 6.25" and folded it back.
    • I then used one of Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me Butterfly die and cut the mat layer out from White card.
    • I also cut the outline and detail dies in Silver Mirri card. 
    • The detail die was also cut out from Black card.
    • I then placed that over the white mat layer and stuck it down with PVA glue - once it was dry, I coloured it in using bright alcohol markers.
    • To finish it off, I stuck the silver outline die-cut over it just using glue on its' body.
    • I cut out a strip of the pink and white card the width of the card and edged it with a black alcohol marker.
    • I used a PVA glue to attach it to the front of the card and then attached the butterfly to the middle of it.

    Calendars 2020 - Butterfly front small pink and white card - HD, SBM, etc i

    • For the calendar part of the card, I placed the calendar over a piece of matching paper (from Hunkydory's 8" Colour Family paper pad) and cut it so that it folded over to hide it.
    • I then stuck the calendar to the back of it and then attached that to the middle of the card.
    • I would add a small pen or pencil to it too so that it could be a really useful card/present.


  3. Set of 5 mixed sentiment gift cards

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Well, the sun is shining a bit and so I thought I would write about how I made these rainbow themed set of 5 small cards - all hand painted and with a variety of sentiments on the front...

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Rainbow themed small 4in cards set of 5 in

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all painted 5 different rainbow patterns on to some white card - you can use watercolour card but I used Hunkydory's Ink me card as I wanted a smooth surface!
    • I tried to keep each of the rainbow patterns so that they fitted on the front of the card.
    • Once they were all dry, I cut them out with an irregular pattern - must admit a couple of them are die cuts but I can't remember what ones they are - think they are Tattered Lace and Tonic but could be wrong.
    • I then used a variety of sentiments and after using an Anti-static bag over some black card, I stamped them on to it using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them.
    • I edged all of the backgrounds with a black alcohol marker so they stood out a bit and stuck them to the fronts of each of the cards using PVA glue.
    • I also cut the sentiments out, again using an irregular pattern and stuck each of them to the front of the card again using PVA glue.

    And there you are a set of 5 small cards that could be a gift (especially if you include some stamps) or just for your own use.

  4. Smile.. Birds and Blooms set of 3 gift tags hand painted

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    These are practice pieces really as I was trying making my own tags and then see what I could do with them and voila! here are my gift tags....

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Set of 3 hand painted flowers and birds sha

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all cut two ovals (approx 3.5" x 2.5") out in white card and scored a small flap at the top of one of them.
    • I then glued them together, making sure that the flap was at the top and then folded it back so it stood up properly.
    • I repeated this process for the two circles again in white card - the larger is 4" in diameter and the smaller one 2.5")
    • I used various stamps from the Sue Baker's Birds and Blossom stamp collection (there are also dies to go with them) and you can buy them on the Create & Craft website here
    • I first of all used one of the Hummingbirds and stamped it in Black ink (Gina K) on the oval card and then the flowers just beneath it. I also stamped the Smile sentiment above the bird, again using the same ink.
    • I used the Bird wreath stamp for the larger of the circle cards and one of the flower sprays for the smaller of the circles.I also added some butterflies to that one.
    • I also stamped the Smile sentiment on all of the cards.
    • I coloured all of the images in with watercolour paints (Kuretake's Gansai Tambi set and also Toni Darroch's Stamp by Me website  

    And there you are three easy and pretty gift tags that can be made in a matter of moments!