A Card For Fathers Day

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

On the 4th of September, we celebrate Fathers Day here in Australia. So I thought that I would get a head start by making some Fathers Day cards to share with you all.

These two cards follow the same pattern as the Tuxedo card that we made a couple of months ago, but I really liked the style and it worked really well with the Magical paper, even though its only a very small piece. The card stock that I have used is Crystal Blue with White Daisy and Slate with White Daisy.

The small piece at the neck is Champagne and this gives a nice flesh tonne to the card.



I have used a couple of red gems for the tie pins (as every card needs a little bit of bling on it). The stamp set used is from the seasonal expressions 2 catalogue, on page 23, Day for Dad C1645.

Here are the measurements and the video:

Crystal Blue card stock: 8-1/2’ x 5-1/2’ Score on the 8-1/2’ side @ 4-1/4’

White Daisy Banner pieces: 1st 4-3/8’ x 3’

2nd 4’ x 2-1/2’

Champagne neck piece:Β  2-1/4 x 1”

1 tie cut from magical B & T paper, the Artiste Cartridge page 75, accent 3 , cut at 4 -1/4’

  1. Fold and burnish the card.
  2. Cut the two White Daisy pieces into banners as shown.
  3. On top of the smaller banner cut in 1/2′. Then fold back about 1/2′ in from the edge.
  4. On top of the larger banner add the neck piece which is champagne.
  5. Attach the larger one with tape runner to the top of the card.
  6. Add tape runner to the smaller one and place on top of the larger one.
  7. Attach the tie to the top of the white banners under the collar section.
  8. Attach one red gem towards the bottom of the tie.
  9. Stamp the Happy Fathers Day in the matching ink onto a small piece of White Daisy card stock and attach to the front of the card.

Stamp set: Day for Dad C1645

Card stock: Crystal Blue 1292, Slate X5930, White Daisy 1385

Paper: Magical X7209B

Gems: Enamel Red Gems Z3090Β 

If you have a small Happy Birthday stamp, this makes a great card for any male in your life.

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

So till next time.

Keep on creating πŸ˜‰





Embossing Powder, Ink and Waterbrush

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Here is a technique using the new Waterbrushes, White Embossing powder and ink.

My Up-line Shelley Harwood demonstrated this technique at our consultant crop just recently, and I thought that it would make a wonderful card …. so here it is.

IMG_1050The first one is Cotton Candy, Pomegranate and Pear ink, the card stock is Black and Cotton Candy. The second one is Thistle, Eggplant and Pear ink , the card stock is Black and Thistle.

Here are the measurements and video:

Card: Β 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Matting panel: Β 5-1/8′ x 3-7/8′

Front panel: 5′ x 3-3/4′

Scrap of white for stamping the flower and leaves on.


White Embossing powder Z2068

Card stock: Black 1386, Cotton Candy X5760, Thistle X5769

Inks: Pear Z2197, Cotton Candy Z2193, Pomegranate Z2653, Thistle Z2640, Eggplant Z2647 and VersaMark ink Z891

WaterBrush: Small Round Z3224

Stamp sets: Hawaiian Hibiscus B1527, Bitty Birthday M1144

I hope that you like this project and give it a go, so till next time

Keep on creating πŸ˜‰

8 Cards from One Sheet of Paper

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

SorryΒ I’m a bit late this week with my blog, but I’ve had my grandchildren this week and my little sweetie has been sick and needed lots of cuddles, so naturally that’s what we did all week.

Well here is the card class that I taught last month.

It takes 12’x 12′ sheet of Magical paper and a Β 6′ x 12′ sheet of Black card stock, 6’x 6′ piece of Cranberry card stock and a 6′ x 6′ piece of White Daisy.


Cutting guide for the Magical paper.


Cutting guide for the 6′ x 12′ Black card stock, 6′ x 6′ Cranberry card stock and Β 6′ x 6′ White Daisy card stock.

Card A 1

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1028

B&T paper: 4-3/4’ x 1-1/4’

2-3/4’ x 3/4′ cut 3

Cranberry c/s: 5’ x 1-1/2’

Punches for Mickey Heads !’ circle and 1/2′ circle.

Some bling and a Happy Birthday stamp.


Card B 2

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1029

B&T paper: 4-3/4’ x 1-3/4’

4’ x 1-3/4’

Black c/s: 4-1/4’ x 2’

Cranberry c/s: 5’ x 2’

White Daisy c/s: 3-1/4’ x 2’

Punches for Mickey Head: 1′ circle and 1/2′ circle.

Carnival Fun stamp set C1648 and Thin Cuts Z3229.


Card C 3

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1030

B&T paper: 5-1/4’ x 4’

5’ x 1-1/2’

Black c/s: 5-1/8’ x 1-3/4’

3’ x 2-1/2’

White daisy c/s: 2-3/4’ x 2-1/4’

Stamp set: Fairytale Birthday B1534

Embossing power: Silver Z2067

Ink: VersaMark Z891

And some bling


Card D 4

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1031

B&T paper: 4’x 2’

3-3/4’ x 3/4′ cut 3

Black c/s: 4-1/4’ x 2-1/2’

White Daisy c/s: 3-3/4’ x 1-3/4’

3 silver sequence Z2013

Punches for Mickey Head: 1′ circle and 1/2′ circle.


Card E 5Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β 

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1032

B&T paper: 4-3/4’ x 2’

4-1/4’ x 1/2′

Black c/s: 5’ x 2-1/4’

Cranberry c/s: 4-1/4 x 3/4′

Cut a 2′ circle for the Mickey head and punch out 2:- 1′ circles for ears.

Birthday stamp.


Card F 6

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1033

B&T paper: 5-1/4’ x 4’

4’ x 3/4′

Black c/s: 4’ x 2’

White Daisy c/s: 3-3/4’ x 1-3/4’

Punches: 1′ circle and 1/2′ circles for the ears.

Stamp set: Fairytale Birthday B1534

Bitty sparkles Z1263.


Card G 7

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1034

B&T paper: 4-1/4’ x 1-1/2’

5’ x 3/4′

Cranberry c/s: 3-1/2’ x 2-1/4’

White Daisy c/s: 3-1/4’ x 2’

2 small pieces of Aqua Shimmer trim Z3086.

Some Bitty Sparkles.

Stamp set: Amusement Park Β D1688 and some ShanHan Markers.


Card H 8

White card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’IMG_1035

B&T paper: 3’ x 2-1/2’ (cut on the diagonal as shown in cutting layout).

Black c/s: 1/8’ x 6-3/4’ cut 2

Shimmer Trim: Aqua Z3086

Stamp set: Amusement Park D1688

IΒ found some of these on Pinterest.

I hope that you like this selection of cards and give this project a go.

So till next time. Keep on creating πŸ˜‰








Fold Flat Box

Hi every one πŸ™‚

Well I’m finely back from the Close to My Heart Convention in America, and what a fantastic time we had over there.

So Many new products and papers to share, but I’ll have to wait till August to be able to share them with you.

So on with this blog.

This was the one that I meant to put up before I went away, but the computer and I had a melt down, and I lost it some where in cyberspace.

So I’ve had another go and this time it worked.

So here is the Fold Flat Box that I found on Elaine Jackson’s blog.

We made this in my advanced card class in May.

fold flat box2

So here are the measurements, the cutting guide and the video:


Card sock: 12’ x 11-1/2’

Score on the 11-1/2’ side @ 3-1/2’ & 5-1/2’. Then turn to the other end and score @ 1/2’ & 2-1/2’

Score on the 12’ side @ 5/8’ & 2-5/8’. Turn to the other end and score @ 5/8’ & 2-5/8’

Paper Pieces: cut 2 @ 3-1/4’ x 6-1/2’

Cut 2 @ 1-3/4’ x 6-1/2’

Cut 2 @ 1-3/4’ x 3-1/4’

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Using the cutting guide. Cut and trim away the pieces as shown.
  3. Attach all the paper to the front, back, side and end panels.
  4. Using the thumb notch punch. Punch about a 1/8’ from both ends of the front as shown.
  5. Using the corner rounder, round all 4 of the corners of the 5/8’ flaps on the top and bottom of the box.
  6. Make sure that you cut very thin wedges from the 2’ side panels as shown in the diagram (because if they are to big then the lids will not stay closed).
  7. Add glue to the 1/2′ side panel and fold the other side over to form the box. Give the glue a minute to adhere.
  8. Tuck the top and bottom ends in to finish the box.
  9. If you wished to make a few of these boxes then you can pull the ends out and lay them flat for storage, until you need them.

This design comes from Elaine Jackson.Fold Flat Box Template

Paper: La Vi En Rose X7201B

Card stock: Pomegranate X5780

SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer Z1783

Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors Z1836

3L E-Z Dots Adhesive Z3022

I hope that you enjoyed this project and give it a go.

So till next time, keep on creating πŸ™‚