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I’ve Been Good!

Apologies in advance for yet another christmas card, especially on Halloween 🙂

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Supplies List : –

  • Pink cardstock from the paper mill shop
  • Memories Chalk Inks in Angelic Pink and Cloudy Coral
  • Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Accents
  • Hero Arts Clear Smooth Gems (love these)
  • Red Satin ribbon 15mm
  • Swirly rubber stamp from paperartsy – swirls & curls  code : SISC6
  • Wooly hat stamp from Stampendous Stretchy Snowmen Stamp Set ref SSC1057
  • Inkssentials white opaque pen & Sakura clear glaze pen (for the hat)
  • Stix2 3D glue dots and double sided tape.
  • EKSuccess corner rounder punch.

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I also made a variation on a card that I had made previously using the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Elements, rather than doing a post on something i’ve already done, i’ve just included a picture of it below and a link here to the original post.

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New Home

We have new neighbours that moved in next door and I made this card for them, will hand it in tomorrow with a bottle of wine 🙂

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Supplies List :-

  • Chocolate brown cardstock from the paper mill shop A5 folded in half
  • Basic Grey Nook & Pantry kit
  • Prima e-line brown gem
  • Stix2 3D craft dots, Double sided tape
  • Inkssentials white opaque pen for faux stitching

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Product Review : White Card

I bought some Premium Quality Smooth White Card online a couple of days ago and it arrived today.    It is such fantastic quality that I just had to do a product review and share my new find with you all 🙂

It is the Premier Quality Smooth White Card from Personal Impressions Product Code PIWCARD, you get 10 sheets of A4 smooth card with a thickness of 250 gsm, I have already stamped with it, coloured it with Copics.   I have used TH Distress ink on it spritzed with water and I have even made my hubby do a paper touchy feely test and he picked it as being far superior than it’s competition…

The test I gave him….  I cut 2 squares of paper one was the new PI Paper and the other was Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock, results below 😉

Personal Impressions

  • Weight :                                              250 gsm
  • Paper Colour :                               Brilliant White
  • Feel :                                                 Really Smooth
  • Thickness :                                             Thick
  • Marks out of 10 :                                10/10

Stampin Up!

  • Weight :                                           218 gsm
  • Paper Colour :                                 Off white
  • Feel :                                 Smooth but slightly grainy
  • Thickness :                                  Not as thick
  • Marks out of 10:                                6/10

Even this wee snowman loves the new paper… he’s grooving away to  Ah… Ah…Ahh.. Ahhhh Stayin  Alive…  😉

Hahaha….!    ok now i’ve lost the plot completely 🙂    The snowman was stamped on the fab new paper and placed on top of the dull Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock .

Where can you buy this fab new product : www.acard4u.co.uk

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Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Mini Cards, Paper Crafting

Fun Flock….

Fun Flock gets e…v…e…r….y…w…h…e…r…e   😀  and I mean everywhere, as soon as I have finished this post i’m heading down to the house to get a shower!

I did have loads of fun making this card tho 😉

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Supplies List :-

  • Green cardstock from the paper mill shop
  • My Minds Eye wonderful winter glittered papers, cut the trees out of one of the 12 x 12 sheets
  • Hero Arts Smooth Clear Gems
  • Stampendous Fun Flock FL400 Cotton Ball White available from Acard4U
  • Zig Glue Pen to adhere the trees and the flock.
  • Green Satin Ribbon from the paper mill shop
  • Versa Magic Chalk Ink – Hint of Pesto
  • Memories Chalk Ink – Milky White

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Sweet / Treat’s Bag

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Supplies used :-

  • A strip of cardstock measuring 12″ x 4″
  • My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered Papers
  • Red Satin Ribbon 15mm
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Small circle punch
  • Small blue button
  • Stix2 Glue Dots to adhere red card circle and button
  • 1 x cello bag chopped down to fit
  • Papermania with thanks stamp
  • Red Cardstock for tag and button backer.
  • Sweeties to fill bag
  • Red marabou floss to tie on the tag.
  • Stix2 high tack permanent tape roller.

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1. When you have cut your paper/cardstock to 12″ x 4″,   turn it over to the reverse side and score it at 4″,  6″ and finally another at 10″

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2. Fold the paper along the scores to assemble the sweet bag.

3. I then used the corner rounder punch on the front tab of the sweet bag, then stuck it down with a permanent tape adhesive.

4. Take a round small punch and cut a semi circle on the top edge of the bag to allow the cello bag to pop through.

5. I then filled my cello bag with sweets,  twisted the top and popped it inside the bag and up through the newly cut circle in the top.

6. Now its time to decorate the bag, I tied some lovely red satin ribbon around the top, made a small with thanks tag and applied a button to the front of the sweet bag…

7. It’s now good to go 🙂  You can decorate these wee bags as much or as little as you like, they’re just a fab idea

I got my inspiration for this bag from a video tutorial over at the Jennifer McGuire Ink blog

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World of the Mini Card

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I absolutely love making mini cards, and I do have rather a lot of them on my Flickr account….. soooo I thought I would set up a unique group over there so that crafters from all over the world can share the love of making mini cards and add their creations to 🙂

Here is a link to the group WORLD OF THE MINI CARD I look forward to seeing your lovely creations

Sarah xx

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting

Special Delivery

Another quick and easy vintage feel Christmas card this evening 🙂   Still loving the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly elements …

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Supplies List : –

  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly Elements
  • Red Satin Ribbon 15mm
  • 3 x small red buttons
  • 2 dusky blue gems from the Prima e.line
  • Inkssentials White Opaque pen for faux stitching
  • Double sided tape and stix2 very small craft dots

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