Christmas Washi Notecards

Christmas Washi Notecard

I love giving out handmade cards, and at Christmas, we give out a LOT of cards… so the simpler the better! This year I took inspiration from a project I saw on Brandys Cards last year.

Armed with a pack of Notecards & Envelopes, and a few simple supplies I managed to whip up a set of these cards in no time at all…

It looks a lot… It’s not 😉

This is a great little assembly line project… here’s how I did mine;

Lay strips of Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape onto the front of the Notecards
Stamp Designs from Festival of Trees Stampset in Versamark onto Whisper White Cardstock, and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
Do the same for the sentiment (I used the ‘A Merry Little Wish…’ from the same set)
Punch out the embossed images using the co-ordinating Tree Punch and Washi Label Punch

Adhere the punched shapes to the card fronts using Dimensionals
(TIP: Use the strips from the edge of the dimensionals for the sentiments)

JOB DONE!

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If you want to go one step further you could stamp the inside of the cards, with the other half of the sentiment, but I left mine blank so we have plenty of room to write a little message in each card 🙂

I made 10 of these in just a few minutes, and I know I’ll be making more… I also have a few other coordinating projects lined up, so keep your eye out!

Debs xoxo

Bohemian Work of Art card & Matching Gift Card Holder

P1010150eBig, bold & colourful… Both the Bohemian DSP, and the card!

I sometimes struggle using DSP in projects, so I challenged myself to do.  I have tons of it, because I love looking at it, but I’m starting to hoard it… I need to change that.  I bought the Bohemian DSP as soon as I could, and then tore it open and instantly fell in love with this pattern from the series, so I decided to make it the focus of this card, and I think it turned out pretty well.

This isn’t quite a 6×6 inch card, as I’ve used the Blackberry Bliss from the A4 Bohemian Cardstock Pack, so it’s 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  The DSP is 1/4 inch smaller, and adhered straight down with Snail.  The sentiment, from Work of Art, is in Bermuda Bay on 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Very Vanilla, layered onto 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 Blackberry Bliss (Snail again), and popped up on Dimensionals.

I’ve put a layer of Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches on the inside too.  It’s a great size and has plenty of room to write a mini essay… draw a picture… whatever you fancy!

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I couldn’t leave it at just a card… the scraps on my desk were looking all sad, so I whipped up a quick Gift Card Holder from them!
I grabbed the biggest leftover piece of cardstock which measured 2 3/4 x 9 inches. I scored it at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches. Added a piece measuring 3/4 x 4 inches to the very bottom on the inside gluing only 3 sides to hold the gift card.
Tip: lay the smaller piece inside the card along with anything credit card sized to make sure you don’t put too much glue on, then flip it over and stick it down with the card inside just to make sure there’s wiggle room!
Decorate with a 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Very Vanilla carstock and some 3/4 inch wide strips of DSP.  The closure is a small square of Blackberry Bliss glued to the front.

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What a lovely pair!

See you soon!
Debbie xoxo

Timeless Elegance Romantic Card & Box

Timeless Elegance Romantic Card & Box

Well, it’s not everyday I go all romantic… but with this paper, how could I not?! It’s simply STUNNING!
So stunning, that I didn’t really want to cut it up…So to use it in it’s full glory I had to make it the focus of this card.

Trim the Timeless Elegance DSP to 5 1/4 inches square, and colour the roses in Cherry Cobbler ink using a sponge dauber.
Mount on a 5 1/2 inch square of Basic Black card with Snail Adhesive.
Tie a bow across the corner. I used some leftover Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen from the A/W 14 catalogue, which is unfortunately no longer available.
Mount on a 6×6 inch card blank in Cherry Cobbler using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I matched the layers on the inside of the card using Basic Black, and Very Vanilla in place of the DSP.

Now as for that adorable, teeny tiny box… I have had a tutorial for this Origami Box saved on Pinterest for months just waiting to give it a try.  I made it using a 6×6 piece of DSP, again from the Timeless Elegance series, and I think it turned out great! Perfect size for a piece of jewellery… Best bit? There’s no cutting, or gluing required! Just a pretty ribbon to keep it closed and finish it off!

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Check it out, give it a go, and let me know what happens 🙂

Hope you like!
Debbie xoxo

Adventure Bound Happy Birthday card

100_1364I love simple cards… and nothing gets simpler than this!

Simply cut a sheet of Lost Lagoon for a card base (cut in half at 14.8cm, then score in half at 10.5cm)

Trim a sheet of the gorgeous Adventure Bound DSP Stack to 14.3 x 10cm

Using the Big Shot die cut the ‘Happy’ thinlit from the Hello You thinlits set in the middle (the Magnetic Platform makes this a breeze!)

Stamp the ‘Birthday’ from Crazy about You onto Whisper White in Lost Lagoon ink.  Trim into a flag shape, and layer onto a Lost Lagoon ‘flag’

Stick it all together, and you have a super quick, super simple card ready to give!

Does anyone else love super simple cards?

Debbie 🙂

Mini card with Perfect Blend

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I love making these little mini cards.  Great way to send a little note, and invite friends for coffee?

The best thing about 3×3 cards?  You can get 6 from a sheet of 12×12 inch cardstock… Plus, they’re cute!

To make these I cut a sheet of Whisper White 12×12 cardstock into 3x6inch pieces, then scored on the long side at 3 inches.

Ink the edges of the card base in Baked Brown Sugar ink.

Stamp the Perfect Blend stampset in Early Espresso ink onto Baked Brown Sugar cardstock twice.

Stamp the sentiment onto one of the cups.

Cut around both cup shapes, then cut one in half.

Using Mini Glue Dots, layer the two cup halves onto the card base, with the whole cup over the top (cover the gap!)

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Now, do you fancy a coffee? I do!

Debbie 🙂

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Label Love birthday card with Gorgeous Grunge

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I love simple cards, and this is quite possibly one the simplest I have ever made.

First, trim A4 Whisper White card stock in half, and fold in half to create a card base (Measurements are 14.8cm, by 10.5cm)

Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 14.3 x 10 cm, then a third layer of Whiper white at 13.8 x 9.5 cm

Round all corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Stamp the smallest layer (Whisper White) with Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate, and Tangerine Tango (I stamped each colour 2 or 3 times)

Stamp the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Love collectioin onto spare Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay and punch out using the Artisan Label punch.

Build the cards centring each layer on top of the other, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the Happy Birthday label on top dimensionals slightly off centre.

Card is done!

I also made the same card using the same base (Whisper White and Bermuda Bay) but supplemented the other colours with Island Indigo.  Here are the 2 side by side…

IMG_0070editWhat do you think?  Do you have a favourite?  I think adding the Island Indigo gives this card a more masculine feel, and I love that!

Debbie 🙂

Baby Girl Card with Butterflies

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This cute little baby girl card moves away from the typical pinks and ‘baby’ images.

The card base is a sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock cut in half, and folded in half again, which gives an A6 card.

This is topped with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock from the 2013-2015 In Colour Collection cut 10mm smaller in both length and width (95 x 138 mm).

I then cut a square of Lullaby Designer Series Paper measuring 85 x 85mm to create the third layer.  Each layer had the corners rounded using the PL Corner Rounder punch, and were layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4 Bitty Butterfly shapes were punched after being stamped using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Stazon White.  These were then teamed with 2 Elegant Butterfly punch outs on coordinating cardstock.  These are layered up on mini Glue Dots.

Pair this with a Whisper White C6 Envelope, decorated to match, and we are good to go 🙂

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Hope you like 🙂

Debbie xoxo

Products Used

Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White

DSP: Lullaby

Ink: Crisp Canataloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Stazon White

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, PL Corner Rounder, Large Oval, Scallop Oval

Embellishments: White Bakers Twine

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals