Mothers Day Card with Oh So Succulent


My favourite colour combination in the catalogue is for sure the “brights” I adore Bermuda bay and think it pretty much goes with most other colours.

After casing a project off of Pinterest (I seem to spend more time looking for projects than I do actually making things, you know that feeling, right?) I came across this Pin and fell in love with the simple but effective look.

I made the card A5 size as I wanted it to be bigger but you could half the materials and make them as small thank you cards etc.

You can view the process video HERE

To make this yourself you will need;

Brights Cardstock

Oh so Succulent stamps

Scoreboard

Trimmer

Snail adhesive

Brights Ink pads

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How to make a pocket folder for a Midori/Traveler’s Notebook

This folder was actually very simple to make, you only need a few supplies and can change the style of pockets to suit your planning needs. To view the video tutorial of this please click HERE.

You will need:

A4 card 

Designer Series Paper

Adhesive

Paper Trimmer/Scissors and ruler

Paper scorer

Magnetic or Velcro closure

How To:

  • First up you need to cut 4 pieces of DSP, 1 at 24cm x 12cm and 3 at 12cm x 6cm
  • Then with a scoring board or tool you need to score the biggest piece (with the 24cm being the top and the 12cm being the sides) at 1cm, 2cm and 3cm from each side and 1cm from the bottom
  • Score each of the 3 small pieces at 1cm on both of the sides (12cm being top and bottom and 6cm being the sides)
  • While you have your scoring board out, score the back plate (the a4 piece of card) at 11cm, 12cm, 23cm, 25cm
  • Use your bone folder to fold each score line, on the back plate, in the same direction and set aside.
  • Take the biggest piece of DSP and fold the scored edges in an accordion so it forms a kind of spring, fold the bottom piece over and add adhesive to each of the 3 flaps, line up with one of the sections on the back plate and press down.
  • With each of the 3 small card pockets you need to fold the flaps over and add adhesive to them, then add a small amount to the bottom of each pocket and adhere to the other section of the back plate.
  • Round the corners on the section of the back plate that will become the closure and attach the magnetic or velcro closure.
  • Make a small V in the top and bottom of the 1cm section that will be where your elastics fit, using some sharp pointed scissors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick cards – from a non card maker!!

Although I’m a paper crafter I’ve never really got into card making but it’s so hard to stay away from when the catalogue is packed with lots of amazing inspiration.

I had 20 minutes to spare and a few bits of offcuts from a recent project so I decided to make some super quick and colourful cards to have on hand as I have some birthdays coming up.

This was the result, I made a few rookie errors and I really need to get the hang of adding the ink to the stamp and not pressing the stamp in the ink… to watch the quick process video click HERE!

For these cards I used the Birthday Fiesta range which you can find HERE! Don’t forget to use this months (Marc 2017) Hostess code 7TY39NVG and any order over £20 will receive a free gift from me!


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PGC – Mothers Day Gifts

We’ve been discussing crafty mothers day gifts this week, from the point of a mother I would love crafty gifts from my kids, anything we could do together would be even better but it is a very hard thing to get “right” I use a particular brand of products which are not available in the shops: however I would love something hand made from my kids.. a cute picture or card would literally make

My Mother’s Day complete!

So what’s different with my mum? Would she appreciate a hand made gift more than something shop brought? I think so! All mums would prefer something from the heart rather than the shop which is why this year I will be making her a paper succulents garden to match her decor, I know that my mum will appreciate the gesture every time she looks at it.

I must admit I wasn’t taken with this kit the first time I looked at it in the catalogue but I’ve seen some amazing looking wreaths and boxes on Pinterest that I cannot wait to try!


Don’t forget to check out the other girls participating in this weeks blog link;

 

https://thestationerygeekette.com/ – Emma-Louise Smith

https://abeautifulplan.co.uk/ – Kelly Vizma

http://beautifullybrokenvicky.blogspot.co.uk/… – Vicky Buckley

http://pennygatecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/… – Jo Whight

http://purelyamy.co.uk/ – Amy Hunt

http://www.thepaperjunkie.net/ – Rej Relova

http://superaena.com/ – Rej Relova

http://www.itsjustmehayleyd.com/ – Haley Daley-Hannibal

https://bestlaidplans2016.wordpress.com/… – Louise Parkinson

http://www.alifelivedinwords.com/ – Alyson Duncan

https://pineappleandbutton.com/ – Hannah Saadat Jones

http://skalovingeek.blogspot.co.uk/ Stephanie Kaye

https://mychaoticallyeclecticlife.wordpress.com/… Debbie Binnersley

https://planwithhannah.wordpress.com/… Hannah Marriage (Smith on FB)

https://sallyannmade.wordpress.com/ Sally Bartlett

Tutorial : How to make an easy folder for a Traveler’s Notebook

Last week I set up my A6 UglyDori with designer papers from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta range, I love how fun and bright it is but my black purse was making me sad! I wanted something to go round it which would double up as a recipt holder.

I took some Emerald Envy A4 card stock and measured the width of an insert when open, I then added 1/2″ to either side and cut the card down to that. This would work for any size folder but for anything taller than an a6 you’d need 12×12″ cardstock or designer paper.

I love how it covers My purse but it could be used for inserts or as a stand alone folder.

To see the video tutorial click HERE!

Traveler’s Notebook set up tutorial : with Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta

Stampin’ Up! Have pulled the piñata out the bag with these amazingly colourful papers, as soon as I opened them and had a good look I knew I wanted to use them somewhere I’d get to see them and enjoy them, my a6 UglyDori has had the same “Harry Potter” theme for a while now and these papers and stamps where to delicious to not use in there.

I love it!! You can see the full process video HERE where I explain step by step.