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The importance of using the right stamping inks

I’m finally getting the hang of using stamps in my cardmaking I fancied getting my stamping on when cardmaking recently. I love all the Stampin’ Up cards with the ink splodge stamps but never fancied stumping up the cash for their stamps. After finding something similar recently I pulled together a quick card to try it out. I loved the concept for this card, it was simple and cute. The sentiment stamp and dashed heart (which came from a different stamp set) went together well.  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Planner Society April Review

This was the month that seemed to divide opinion! When Christy posted the first sneak peek on her Instagram lots of people didn’t seem to like it? I had no idea why because the designs were gorgeous! I love the bold colours in this box! Cardmaking I like to call these the cardmaking goodies from the box, as that’s largely what I’ll use them for. Some of the die cuts this month aren’t really to my taste and I’m not sure how I’d use them. But the rest are  ...

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Essential Silhouette Tools

I’ve had my Silhouette for 3, maybe 4 years now? Over the years I’ve built up a little supply of Silhouette tools that I’d call pretty essential for anyone just getting into using the machine. While many of these are geared towards sticker making primarily, I use most of these when cardmaking too. The fiddly stuff Tweezers are a bit of a given really. They massively help to get those smallΒ die cuts picked up off the mat. Particularly with card stock I find if I’m not  ...

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Cardmaking

Latest Birthday Cards

I finally got some crafting time again thanks to all these lovely bank holidays! As The Planner Society goodies are my current cardmaking go to supplies I got them out once again.Β  So this is very similar to a card I’ve made before. I’ve been wanting to recreate it for a while now. This is using papers I believe from Jan’s Planner Society kit? I just cut out the same sunburst design on four different papers and put them together like a puzzle. I backed that with the same  ...

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