I first made one of these in school as a kid and it never even occurred to me it would make a great card until I saw a similar idea recently. I've seen a few SVG files with this template but I wanted to make a larger one than what my machine would cut, without having way too many pieces.
I'm pretty happy with the results and can't wait to give it to my mum.
I can also see how great these would be to teach to a group of kids and use photographs to decorate the panels. It would make a really great kaleidoscope effect.
There is a bit of a trick to making them, and teaching the recipient how to fold it to open the next panel but once you've made one you will want to keep going and make heaps more.
"The paper crafters fidget spinner!"
Here you'll find the link to my freebies page with the printable instructions and YouTube video walking you through the steps.
For this Let Love Grow card I've used the Rock 'n' Roll stamping effect to give the pots and plants a dimensional effect. I've shared a how to video below so you can give it a try. This technique works really well with any solid effect stamp.
The stamp set is called "So much happy - cardmaking" and its definitely lived up to its name so far. I'm not normally excited about fussy cutting but the results this stamp set produces are really worth the extra effort. The light blue sky background was made with watercolour paints and helps create the garden scenery I was after.
Here are some colour choices for the pots and plants I've used. Have a play with some similar colours to get the effect you're after.
Ink the lighter colour first then roll the edge in the darker colour. This will prevent your lighter ink pads from getting stained with the darker colour.
After seeing something similar on a YouTube video I couldn't wait to try making these wiper pop-up cards.
I'm really happy with how they came out and how many different ways they can be used. As with everything crafty your imagination is your only limit.
Oh What Fun, might be the name of the paper packet used but it's also very apt for these interactive sliding pop-up cards.
A frame can really make your card stand out and OH BOY! have I got a treat for you!
I've created 3 very different cards using the same frame, shared the 'how to's' and given you the link to make some yourself with Cricut Design Space.
I'm excited to enter another card challenge.
Without this challenge I don't think I would have ever come up with this particular design. But that's the whole point of a card challenge, isn't it!
The easiest way to join in and make a card for a challenge is to look at the design and see what you've got in your stash already...
Too soon for Christmas?
When it comes to card making, starting your Christmas cards early can help relieve the stress of rushing your creative card making during the silly season. Lucky for you I'm here to share a couple of easy cards you can make in a jiffy.
I created this gorgeous tag booklet for our Holiday Expressions Launch party. Not only was it a great way for me to display the new Fancy Tag set of metal dies but it is also made a great workshop for my customers.
The Boutique collection has some gorgeous stamps, papers and embellishments.
This simple card is made using the cardboard cut-out, "sweet", from the Boutique Compliments, the Bunches of Love stamp set and an acetate sheet. Often referred to as clear PVC front binding covers, available from places like Officeworks.
The acetate helps support the "sweet" cut-out and gives the card some strength.
I love how easy these window cards were to make. During a 5 for 5 session (check out the events page for more info on that) a friend and I wanted to make something a little different. She spotted some window cards on Pinterest and we got creating.
Using circle thin cuts for the windows and scalpel and metal ruler for precision cutting the cassette tape out and acetate for the window, we ended up making these cards cute cards.
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I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. My father was a printer, bookbinder and finisher so we always had access to plenty of paper and learned the... (...read more)