Henry’s School Album using August Stamp of the Month “School Year”

Hi crafty friends 🙂

The stamp of the month for August, “School Year” was just what I needed for Henry’s school album,

So I thought that I would share with you the album that I have made for him.

 (These are pattern 14)  

I have only placed The 1st  & The last day of school photo wells in throughout the album.

As I receive the new photos through the year, I will be able to place then in the orientation that they need to be in.

I have also added Memory Protectors Pocket Plus (this one is Design 2,  Z3243)

There are 4 different designs to choose from. This enables you to add extra photos to the page group that you are working on.

I have only used two page designs for this album and they both come from the new “Make It from Your Heart Volume 3,  9043“, Pattern No. 14 on page 32 for Kinder, grade 1, grade 3 & grade 5, and Pattern No. 9 on page 22 for Prep, grade 2, grade 4, and grade 6

(These are pattern 9)

Here is a close up of the stamped images:

(and yes it was a lot of pencils but it was worth it).

I also used the new Thin Cuts Block Alphabet Z3386 to add the grades to each page years.

The papers that I have used are from the new Enchantment Fundamentals Z3352 and the coordinating card stock to match.

As you can see these papers where perfect for the colours for Henry’s school.

I hope that you find inspiration from these pages and make up an album for some you love, as this promotes self-worth in the person that the pages are about and will bring a big smile to their face.

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx



Slashed Front Card

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

When I first found this beautiful card I couldn’t wait to make it.

I had the stamp set in mind that I wonted to use and the colours that I thought would look good together.

The origonal card was made by Lisa Curcio at lisasstampstudio.com.

I add the measurements for the slashed section as my brain just couldn’t do a random cut like Lisa did.

So here are the measurements , cutting instructions and video:

Card: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′ Value Pack X254

Card front: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′  White Daisy 1385

Strip of Coloured card stock: 1/2′ x 12′ Raspberry X5974

Stamp sets: Beautiful You Z3384 , Birthday Sparkles B1537

Inks used: Bashful Z2819, Pixie Z2844, Raspberry Z2814, Fern Z2850, New England Ivy Z2835

  1. Place the card front on to your Versa Mat (in the corner on the left hand side with the 4-1/4′ across the bottom) and on the 5-1/2′ side make a mark @ 5′ & 5-1/4′
  2. On the 4-1/4′ bottom section make a mark @ 3-3/4′ and all so from the bottom up on the right hand 5-1/2′ side to the 2′ mark.
  3. Place the card front into your trimmer and place the 5’mark and the 3-3/4′ into the cutting channel and cut. Then place the 5-1/4′ mark and the 2′ mark into the cutting channel and cut. Keep the cut away piece as you will need this for the front of the card.
  4. Place the cut away middle section on to the card so that the corner is at the bottom and the top sits onto the side edge of the card. Using a pencil draw a line down both sides of this piece so that you know where to stamp.
  5. Stamp your images down the penciled in section (going over the edge of the pencil lines.
  6. Stamp the birthday greeting onto the bottom front section.
  7. Add adhesive to the back cut section of the front cut edge sections.
  8. Place the section onto the 1/2′ strip, as shown.
  9. Repeat this step with the top section, but place it onto the strip in the opposite direction, as shown.
  10. Using a pair of scissors, follow the line of the front sections to cut into points, as shown.
  11. Using 3D foam dots attach the bottom front section to the card.
  12. Add 3D foam dots to the top section and place onto the top of the card, as shown.
  13. Stamp out a flower and leaves, and using the thin cuts to match cut them out.
  14. Attach the flower to the top of the slash with 3D foam dots and add the leaves with tape runner around the flower onto the front section of the card.
  15. You can add some bling to finish if you wish.

I hope that you like this card, I find that every time I show it everyone wants the info on how to make it.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx


Fun Fold – Front Panel Card

Hi Crafty friends 🙂

The paper for this month is Jack,

so here ismy version of the card that I found on Pinterest, made by Angelina Clark, of intatwyneddesigns.co.uk

I just love this bear and all the little bits that come with him.

The colours that I have chosen are similar to Angelina’s but the patterned Jack paper fitted this card perfectly along with the bear.

So here are the measurements, instructions and Video:

Card Base: 4’ x 11’ Black 1386

Score on the 11’ side @ 1/2′, 2’, 4’ & 5-1/2’

Card Base Front Panel: 5-1/2’ x 2-3/4’ Sweet Leaf X5980

Score on the 5-1/2’ side @ 1/2′ & 2’

Matting Panels: 5-1/4’ x 3-3/4’ Sweet Leaf, cut 2

Front Matting Panel: 5’ x 3-1/2’ Jack B&T paper X7222B

Back Matting Panel: 5’ x 3-1/2’ White Daisy 1385

Front Panel Matting: 3-1/4’ x 2-1/2’ Black

Front Panel: 3’ x 2-1/4’ Jack B&T paper

Strip: 1/2’ x 4’ Sweet Leaf

Panel for Bear stamp: 3’ x 2’ Pewter X5954

Stamp sets: Jack Card Making Z3333 & Birthday Sparkles B1537

2 Black & White Dots Z3314

  1. Burnish and fold all the score lines
  2. Adhere the two Sweet Leaf panels to the front and back of the 5-1/2’ sections of the card base.
  3. Onto the front Sweet Leaf panel, place the Jack B&T paper, and place the White Daisy onto the back Sweet Leaf panel of the card.
  4. Add adhesive to the 1/2′ section on the card and folding over the 1/2′ and 1-1/2’ sections and place it on to the front of the card so that when you open it up it form a box section.
  5. Add the 1/2′ Sweet Leaf strip in the middle of the front of the box section, as shown in the picture.
  6. On the Sweet Leaf front panel, stamp the ‘Happy Birthday to you’ on to the section just under the 1/2’ score line in Black ink.
  7. On the card base front panel, place the Black and the Jack B&T paper, as shown.
  8. Add adhesive to this panel on the bottom section and 1’ up, and also onto the 1/2′ section and attach to the middle front section of the card, as shown.
  9. Stamp the bear onto the whisper card stock in Slate ink and cut him out with the thin cut to match.
  10. Stamp out the bear hugs and an extra muzzle. Cut the bear hugs out with the thin cut to match and fussy cut the extra muzzle out.
  11. Add 3D foam tape to the muzzle and the banner and add to the front of the bear.
  12. Attach the bear to the front of the card and add 2 Black gems to the 1/2′ Sweet Leaf strip on either side of the bear.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 😉

Colleen V xx

Little Dreamer 1/4′ Strip Background Panel

Hi everyone 🙂

This weeks card is a colourful  little one, using Tangerine, Raspberry, Lagoon Willow and Lemon card stock to make the stripes. They are all cut @ 1/4′ x 12′ and you need to cut 2 of each colour.

Here are the measurements, instructions and video:

White Card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’

Lagoon matting: 5’ x 3-3/4’

White panel for the stripes: 4-3/4’ x 3-1/2’

10 coloured strips: 1/4′ x 12’ cut 2 each of Tangerine, Lemon, Lagoon, Willow & Raspberry

Sentiment Matting: 2’ x 2-1/2’

White sentiment panel: 1-3/4’ x 2-1/4’

Stamp set: Little Dreamer- card making workshop and thin cuts to match.

  1. Place adhesive all over the white panel for the stripes.
  2. Place the one corner of the 4-3/4’ side of the panel onto your Versa mat, where the diagonal line runs across the mat (as shown in picture).
  3. Lay the 1st strip onto the corner and follow the line down.
  4. Place the next strip up against the 1st strip, but make sure that the top of the strip just covers the edge of the card stock. Once you have layed all 5 strips down, trim of the excess off with your scissors, and use on the card again.
  5. Repeat this step till all the card stock is covered by the strips.
  6. Attach this to the Lagoon matting panel and place onto the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto the white sentiment panel in Archival ink and layer up onto the sentiment matting panel.
  8. Cut out the Unicorn and stamp in colours  ( i have used Raspberry, Lagoon and lemon) to match the stripes on the front of the card.
  9. Place the sentiment and the unicorn onto the front of the card using 3D foam tape.
  10. Add some bling to finish.

I hope that you like this little project and give it a go 🙂

so till next time..

keep on creating and bye for now.

Colleen V



Sunset Card using No Worries paper

Hi everyone 🙂

This sunset card comes from a group of card that I made form workshop scrapbook pages for one of my ladies who is very new to crafting. She just wants to learn how to make cards and she is very happy when she goes home with a new collection of cards that she has made herself 🙂

Here are the other cards that I made as well:

Here is the cutting guide for the cards:

I cut the 4 card from the other piece of White Daisy card stock (not shown)

Here are the measurements and video:

White Daisy 1835 card: 4′ x 11′. Score @ 5-1/2′

No Worries X7220B Striped paper: 4′ x 2-1/2′

Sapphire X5775 Strip: 1′ x 4′

Zip strip: 1/2′ x 4′

Desert Sand 1273 panel: 3′ x 4′

White Daisy 1835 panels: 2-3/4′ x 3-3/4′ cut 2

3 Gold Gems Z3312

2-1/2′ Basic Circle thin cut Z3318

Inks used: Sapphire Z2848, Sorbet Z2864 and Saffron Z2851

1 post-it-note

Stamp sets: No Worries- Scrapbooking Z3336 and Hooked on You B1535

Here are the pages:

Here is a closer look of the other cards 🙂

I hope that you like this card and give it a go,

so till next time…

Keep on creating ans bye for now 😉

colleen V


Baby card using Storybook Alphabet

Hi everyone 🙂

Here is a quick little gift card using the new Stamp of the Month, Storybook Alphabet stamp set.

This 4′ x 4′ card is made in  Pixie X5773 and White Daisy 1385 card stock, using Pixie ink Z2844 for the letters and and the White and Gold hearts and crosses ribbon from the Uptown Ribbon pack Z3289.

Here is the cutting guide for all the pieces.

Card in White Daisy: 8′ x 4′   Score on the 8′ side @ 4′

Pixie matting Panel: 3-3/4′ x 3-3/4′

White Daisy Embossed panel: 3-1/3′ x 3-1/2′, Embossed with the Confetti folder

Pixie matting squares: 1/14′ x 1-1/4′  cut 4

White Daisy stamping squares: 1-1/8 x 1-1/8′ cut 4, stamp the letters B, A, B, Y in Pixie ink.

White and Gold ribbon: 4-1/2′ tied into a knot and ends trimmed.

  1. Fold and burnish the card.
  2. Layer up all the pieces.
  3. Place 3D foam tape to the small squares and attach to the front of the card.
  4. using glue dots, attach the ribbon knot to the middle of the card to finish.

I hope that you like this card 🙂

Here are two bundle offers that will be very hard to refuse 🙂

First offer: Click on the images to have a better look at all the stamps.

Second offer:  Click on the image to have a better look at all the stamps.

These two offers only last up to the 31st of July. So if you are interested in either one, please feel free to log on to my site and have a look for yourself.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and bye for now 😉

Colleen V



Sloping Bear Card using Jack Paper

Hi everyone 🙂

I’m sorry its been so long since my last post, but sometimes life just seems to get in the way.

Here is a cute little card using the Jack B&T paper X7222B , Silver Glitter paper Z3239, Black 1386, Whisper X5929, Sweet Leaf X5639, White Daisy 1385 & Ruby X5927 card stock.

Stamp set and Thin Cut: Jack (card making) C1678

I have used the ShinHan Markers to colour in the Clear Sparkles Z3274 to match the coloured card stock.

So here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Taking a 12′ x 12′ piece of Black card stock, place this into your trimmer @ 4′ and cut. Place the 4′ x 12′ piece back into your trimmer on the 12′ side @ 11′ and cut. Score this piece on the 11′ side @ 5-1/2′. Card 1

Place the 8′ x 12′ piece in to your trimmer on the 12′ side @ 5-1/2′ and cut. push the next piece in to the 5-1/2′ mark and cut. Taking one piece and placing into your trimmer on the 8′ side score @ 4′. Repeat this step on the other piece to give you 2 cards. Cards 2 & 3

Jack paper: 4′ x 4′

Jack paper: 2-5/8′ x 2′

Black card stock: 3-1/4′ x 2′

Coloured card stock: 3-3/4′ x 2-1/2′

White Daisy card stock: 3-3/4′ x 5-1/4′

Whisper card stock for stamping the bear: 2′ x 3′

White Daisy card stock inside panel: 3/4′ x 3′

Silver Glitter Paper: 1/4′ x 12′

Clear Sparkles: 3 Plus a ShinHan marker to match the colour of your card stock.

  1. Fold and burnish the card.
  2. Place one of the 4′ side into your trimmer @ 3′ and make a mark.Twist this down so that the mark is in the groove and the point on the other side is lined up in the groove as well and cut this small triangle away.
  3. Adhere this to the bottom of the card, as shown in the picture.
  4. Adhere the Silver Glitter strip across the slope and cut to fit.
  5. Taking the smaller piece of Jack paper. Place it into your trimmer on the 2-5/8′ side @ 2-1/8′ mark, and make a mark at this point.Twist this down so that the mark is in the groove and the point on the other side is lined up in the groove as well and cut this small triangle away.
  6. Adhere this piece to the small Black panel and add the Silver Glitter strip across the slope. Cut to fit this piece.
  7. Adhere this panel to the coloured card stock, and attach to the front of the card with 3D foam tape so that the Glitter paper lines up with the card glitter paper.
  8. Stamp the Bear onto the W.hisper card stock in Slate ink, and cut out with the thin cut to match. On a scrap piece left over stamp the bears muzzle again, and fussy cut out around it.  Adhere this to the bears face with 3D foam tape.
  9.   Stamp the banner onto the White Daisy card stock in Slate ink’ Colour in the bear paws with Whisper ink, using a Blending Pen.
  10. Attach the Bear and the Banner with 3D foam tape to the front panel.
  11. Colour in the 3 Clear Sparkle, in the same colour as the paper and attach them to the top right hand corner of the card.
  12. Place the White Daisy panel on the inside of the card to finish.

I hope that you like this card, so till next time.

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂