Post#52 You’re Fabulous

I had received a stack of beautiful papers from the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine a very very long time back as a prize for the letter of the month and I have not been able to get myself to use them until now…they are a sort of printed pearlescent paper…I can’t remember the brand name…

For this card I picked my card colour and design layout from the printed paper that I used….I used a bright blue card base so that the printed paper shows nicely…on that I added a 1&1/2″ strip of paper on which I used a hole border punch on both sides…then following the circle theme of the print I punched out 3 red circles and one white(with stamped sentiment)and attached those to the blue strip…..
I liked how this card turned out and I hope I will be able to finally make a few more things from my precious papers… 🙂 
Hope you liked the card.
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Post#51 Shaker Bookmarks

Now that I have successfully tried out the WRMK photo sleeve fuse tool to make a tag, I tried to make a bookmark….bookmarks need to be quite flat and not bulky at all so I had to be careful about not adding any layers on the bookmark and also that the filling in the shaker pocket is quite flat and does not poke out to damage the pages of the book….

I took a narrow and long piece of paper to start with and folded it in half….then die cut a shape through both the layers…The plastic pocket sits between these two layers……I filled one of the bookmarks pocket with plastic flowers and the other with punched out 1/4″ circles from paper in various colours…
One of the bookmarks has a few beads on a ribbon attached to the top and the other has a tassel that I made out of bakers twine…
I wonder what else I can try out with the fuse tool….
Hope you liked these bookmarks…
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Post#50 Colourful Hello

Post Number 50…..sounds sooooo good when I say it out loud… 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog…..each one of you encourage me to do better and keep going…

Here I have tried the very popular distress inks watercolour effect with embossing folders….for this card I wanted to use the whole piece on the card and also try and keep the embossed parts from getting ink on them so it stands out better….
After the embossed layer was dry I attached it to the card base….then I took a strip of blue paper same as the card base and used the stitched border die to create a slanting stitch effect on it…I added the die cut word hello on top and then adhered it to the card…
I like how bright and colourful this card turned out…Hope you liked it too….
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Post#49 Origami box with lid

The very first gift box I ever made was an Origami box….Its so simple and I can make it at anytime and almost any size without looking for instructions…Even my kids can… 🙂
There are heaps of videos and tutorials on the net if you would like to make one……All you need is a square sheet of paper for the lid and another about 1/2″ smaller than that for the base….
Origami boxes can be made from any kind of paper….usually thin paper for easy folding…..but because I wanted to make a sturdy box I used card stock for the base….
Once the box was ready, I decorated it with three banners and a stamped sentiment ….
Hope you liked it…

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Post#48 Envelope Liners

One of the extra things you can do with the WRMK 1 2 3 Punch Board is to create envelope liners…the instructions come in the package with the punch board….
I personally wouldn’t line an envelope if its being mailed…but I like to line envelopes for cards which I don’t seal the envelope of and are being hand delivered to the recipient….
Here I’ve used a printed paper to line a plain coloured envelope and vice versa… 
I hope you liked the look of these envelopes…
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Post#47 Thankful for you

I have some printed papers with beautiful watercolour  effects on them and tend to use them quite often and I wanted to try making a similar paper/background for this card using Peerless Watercolours….
To create the first layer of the card I used a chevron stencil on top of the paper and started dabbing in a few different colours on the watercolour paper…I didn’t want it to be perfect so did not bother much about stencilling it perfectly….
Once the watercolour was dry,I heat embossed the sentiment at the top and then attached three punched out banners in various sizes and colours to finish the card…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#46 Hi Card

One of my favourite ways to use distress inks is to use them on an embossing folder and spraying with a bit of water to create a kind of bright watercolour effect…you really can’t go wrong with this technique…
After embossing I let the paper dry and then cut it into 3 long strips and added them to an orange cardstock base and adhered them to the blue card base…
Then using the same blue cardstock I die cut a  hi word and a hexagon shape around the word…I used the negative die  section by attaching a silver paper at the back…a few punched flowers were added for decoration and the card was ready…
Hope you liked it.
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Post#45 Tiny Birthday Card

Here’s another shaped birthday card…these kind of cards are a bit difficult to decorate but are good for a change from regular square or rectangular cards…and they can easily be attached to presents,gift baskets or floral bouquets….
The card base has been created using a scalloped square die…I like how the die has created an embossed border at the edge…to get this effect I had added a few shims of paper on top of the cutting plate while I was die cutting….without having to run it again through my Cuttlebug using an embossing mat…..
The front panel was stamped and only two of the edges rounded…The sentiment was stamped on a vellum paper and then die cut using a tag die…lastly I added a tiny piece of string through the tag…
Hope you like this card…
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Post#44 Shaker Gift Tag

Shaker cards and tags are so beautiful and I have tried making a few for Christmas last year…..but they were so bulky and thick due to all the craft foam added to create the shaker window, so i didn’t try making them again…till now….
The very amazing Jennifer McGuire has figured out a way to make these cards the easy way using  plastic pockets and the WRMK fuse tool…Here’s the link for her Window Shaker Card..Jump to 09:05 if you only like to see how she uses the fuse tool to create a pocket…

I used the largest eyelet squares die to create the tag base….then I created a shaker pocket separately using a plastic sleeve and WRMK fuse tool….I filled the pocket with some sequins and hearts and attached it to the square frame die cut from printed paper…before attaching this to the tag base,I added the die cut word ‘love’ to the base so that it shows through the clear shaker window…

A couple of hearts punched from red cardstock and a ribbon was added to finish the tag…
I had a lot of fun making this tag…Hope you liked it…
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