Blog for the Paper Crafter

Paper craft creations using a variety of papers, dies, embossing folders, inks and embellishments.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Micro Fine Glitter with Creative Expressions Stained Glass Robin

We have class in store  with this Sue Wilson inspired card using the Creative Expressions Stained Glass Robin Redbreast from the Festive Collection. But I get asked quite fequently how to create the glitter card where the various components of the card are all different colors. 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Fabulous Fall

I love fall, it's my favorite season. So when it's time to start with fall cards, I'm all in.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Out of Africa ... my adventures in stamping

Set out to make use of the Cosmic Shimmer ink colours that came in a couple of months ago. I used a full A4 sized sheet of paper and painted the "Sunshine" in the middle, the "Lime" on either side of the Sunshine and then the "Electric Blue" on the top and bottom.  Then I spritzed the same colour portions with the same series of Misting Inks and toped the whole background with the Mica Mister in Gold, just to give it a bit of "zing". I cut the paper into 4 equal sizes to allow me to make 4 different cards with this background

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quick and easy makes for beautiful cards

For me, part of the joy of paper crafting is the long, laborious task of the design. It is at least 2 hours to design a card but more like 3 hours. I love this time. I love labouring over colour choices, I cut out dies and then rethink them and cut others. Lay them out on the card, stand back, look at it, rearrange, etec. I feel that if I haven't spent 3 hours on a card, I haven't done my job.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scenes with stamps from our friends at Frog's Whiskers

Our friends at Frog's Whiskers practically spoon fed me a blog topic! I recieved an email from Frog's Whiskers this week with some lovely card samples attached. And it got me thinking, aside from the superior quality of their stamps, one aspect of their stamps that I find valuable, is that many are designed to work in combination to create a scene. So you can customize your card scene to suit your personal preferences based on the stamps that are available and that suit your fancy.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Having fun with some summer dies!

Had myself a bit of fun with some of the summer dies from Marianne and Joy (well mostly Marianne). Using my favorite "box card die" (CR1374), I went to town with the background sheet from Marianne .... which appears to be for use in the box card die as it fits the back perfectly!. There are three to choose from in the May sheet (AK0067).

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Stained Glass with PVA Glue revisited ....

I blogged the other day about the Stained Glass Bonsai using PVA glue and having to improvise.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stained Glass technique

An entry from Sue Wilson's Particraft blog, using the Stained Glass Bonsai Tree, came up in my newsfeed and it caught my attention:

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

One Crafty Cardmaker! Quick Cards with Decorer Papers

One of our card designers is so quick to be able to come up with card ideas. Virginia whipped together these adorable cards in minutes ... all without the use of dies, emobssing folders, inks or any special equipment.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Mixed Media Structure Paste DIY

We've been playing with the structure paste and quite enjoying the varied uses in cardmaking.

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