Candy Striped Star Card

Hi everyone 🙂

I would like to let you all know that I have some card kits up for sale for this month.

There are five projects to be made. Plus every kit will be stamped and any thin cuts, will be cut out for you as well. You will also receive a guide on how to put everything together, plus all the bling and ribbon or twine.

Some colours may very in each kit as I will have used a whole suite of fundamentals paper to complete some of the cards or boxes, and sometimes if it is a 12′ x 12′ project it will come with the one of the score lines aread in place so that it will fit into the parcel pouch.

You will find the link up at the top of my blog if you are interested, ‘Shop with Me’.

And I’m very sorry but I only send to Australia and New Zealand, at the moment.

Just to let you all know that the Seasonal Expressions 2 is about to finish on the 31st of August, so if there is anything you would like to purchase feel free to go to my online shop to place your orders and have then shipped straight to you.

So on to this weeks card 🙂

I like to make simple cards that can be made easily and quickly with a minimal of fuss but give a great impact.

So this card fits my crafting need quite well.

Here are the measurements , instructions and the video:

Candy Strip Star Card

Card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’ Value pack X254

Base panel: 4’ x 5-1/4’ White Daisy 1385

Front panel: 4-3/4’ x 3-1/2’ White Daisy 1385

Card stock Strips: 1/2′ x 12’ Ruby X5965 or Willow X5970 cut 3

Card stock strips: 1/2′ x 12’ White Daisy cut 3

Silver Glitter paper Z3239:  1-3/4’ x 1-3/4’  

Stamp set: Merry Christmas (a sneak peak from the New Holiday Expressions)

Basic Star Thin Cuts Z3329

  1. Taking the front panel 4-3/4′ x 3-1/2′, place the 2-1/2’ star onto the front 1/2′ from the top and 1/2’ in from both sides and cut.
  2. Cut out the 1-1/2’ star in silver Glitter paper and place to one side for later on.
  3. Add adhesive all over the base panel and place onto your versa mat with the adhesive side up, so that one corner is on one of the diagonal lines, as shown.
  4. Starting with a coloured strip, place it on to the base panel (following the diagonal line)
  5. Then but a white strip up next to the coloured strip, as shown.
  6. Repeat this step with the remaining strips and using some scissors, trim the overhang off and using these to cover the rest of the panel and attach to the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the front panel in either Ruby or Willow.
  8. Using 3D foam dots. Centre and attach the front panel on top of the striped panel.
  9. Add the Silver Glitter star inside the larger star with 3D foam Dots.

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



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

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

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