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Tutorial for "Flag Card"

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Well, I am not quite sure what this card is called but it has these little flags inside so that is what I am calling it. LOL.


Sat down and made a tutorial for anyone who may be interested.. please excuse the old wrinkled hands..my usual hand model wasn't available...hahaha.

PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE THEM.

Start with your card stock:
15cm x 21cm folded card base in your choice of colour.
Piece of card for inside - I like white or vanilla but you can use any colour.
14cm x 21cm
Score this piece at 8.5cm...10.5cm...12.5cm
3 pieces of card stock for your Flags - 8cm x 4.5cm


With your inside piece you have scored you need to fold it.
Valley Fold, Mountain Fold, Valley Fold.

Before you stick this down to your card base you can add stamps onto the edges of the card if you want. Or a greeting stamp inside if you aren't going to put any on your flags.
I am going to leave my blank this time.



Now place some adhesive on the back side of the this card. But only up to the FIRST SCO…

Blast from the Past - So Very Grateful

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Hello everyone, I have been a bit quiet lately I know. Haven't been able to get to the craft table very much due to work and all the holidays - Easter, Anzac Day/ etc.
Still have a lot of work on but I just had to make a card for a friend's birthday (it is late but better late than never!)

So I wanted something a bit different for my card but was time poor so it had to come together fairly easily and quickly. What to do????
I went searching in my template/sample card box and found this old Christmas card I made quite a few years back.


This is what it looks like inside.

So using this idea I made a card. My friend's favourite colour is Orange and my favourite stamps at the moment are the Hardwood background stamp and the So Very Grateful Stamp Set from the All Occasions catalogue.

I used Calypso Coral for my card base. Stamped Hardwood Background in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White. Cut out two ovals using the Oval framelits in Crisp Cantaloupe and Smoky Slate.
I stamped the S…

So Very Grateful. Happy Easter.

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Hello Everyone,
I hope you all had a very Happy Easter.

I had a lovely friend whose birthday was on Good Friday.
Would you like to see the card I made her?
She is a "pink" girl. So I used Pink Pirouette for the base card.




I used the lovely So Very Grateful Stamp Set and the Hardwood Stamp from the All OccasionsCatalogue.
I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in White craft ink onto Smokey Slate Cardstock.
(use a heat gun or leave a little while to dry)
I cut a square out of the middle with the Square Collection Framelits.
Then I created a Square Pink Pirouette frame to go on top.


I stamped the flowers onto some whisper white card in black and embossed with black embossingpowder. Then I coloured the flowers and leaves with Stampin Write Markers:
Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz.



To give a paper tole effect, I stamped the flowers 3 times. I cut them out and layered them on top of each other.
I finished the card off with a few pink pirouette butterflies from…

Happy Anniversary

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It is our Anniversary on Monday and I wanted to make a special card to mark the occasion. If you are a regular to this blog you will know I have been moaning about having to get it done!

What better idea than to make a Card in the Box!!
Of course I made these way back for Christmas and you see them everywhere these days. Some fantastic ideas. You can see my original post for this one HERE.


I saw a Card in The Box recently where they had actually had the box on a diagonal layout and thought this could work well with my plan for a banner.

Come and have a look.


Can you see how I left the two flaps at the back up? This created a larger backdrop for my banners.
The card still folds flat.

I took a few pictures to show you a closer work of the construction.
Here is the banners.
Both banners are attached to the same two wooden skewers.
The top Banner with three hearts are made from Hearts a Flutter Framelits. I stamped hearts from the matching stamp set in silver and embossed them on the red…

Hello Lovely Challenge card.

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Okay so I didn't think I would be back this quick! LOL! But you see I just joined a new Challenge Site and I wanted to get the first challenge in before it ends tomorrow.

It is a sketch challenge using the colours Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.


Plus Paper Players have a challenge to use 3 of something so I thought this would fit nicely with that challenge too.



So I got to thinking modern-vintage? (is there such a thing?)

I also have a bee in my bonnet at the moment with wanting to used products and stamps that haven't been as well loved as others in craft room.

So I pulled out the Hello Lovely stamp set as my focal point. I really like this saying but have never used any of the other stamps until today!
Also, some embossing folders and sizzlets that I haven't used in ages and this is what I made.

 The squares on the side are from the Hello Lovely Stamp Set. I stamped one in soft suede and punched out with the 1 inch Square Punch and the small…