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Cardmaking, Personal

Christmas present wrapping

I’m not a very good wrapper of presents. I don’t have enough patience to get it right, but then I’m a perfectionist so get very frustrated when I get folds and bits sticking out where they shouldn’t. Nonetheless, I enjoy buying lots of wrapping goodies (I spent a lot of money in Fred Aldous before I left Manchester on gift wrapping sets) and look forward to picking a ‘theme’ for my Christmas presents each year. Whilst in Ikea a few months ago I spotted  ...

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Cardmaking

Lethbridgecards.co.uk is now up and running!

At last! After a flurry of emails and much back and forth between myself and my domain hosts, my domain is finally up and running! If you were to go to Lethbridgecards.co.uk you would then be redirected to my Etsy shop! Finally the business cards that went out into the world a few weeks ago are relevant! For anyone wishing to do the same let this be a cautionary tale; because of the frames Etsy uses some domain hosting companies will try and sting you to pay a yearly fee not only for the  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Silhouette Portrait – alternative die cutter

After about a year of cardmaking I really needed some sort of cutting machine/implement. I first tried the Fiskars Shapecutter and while it was okay to use (after lots of practice), I was restricted by the templates available. I then started looking into die cutting machines such as the Sizzix Big Shot and the Cuttlebug. While I liked the idea of these, they seemed extremely expensive both in terms of the machine and the price of the dies. I made multiple not-so-subtle hints to my other  ...

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Cardmaking

Cardmaking for men

I hate making cards for men. I know I’m not alone on this one! I try and avoid it as much as possible but when people ask you for cards, it’s difficult to say no. As it stands I’ve now made three cards for my grandad’s upcoming 80th birthday (annoyingly, I didn’t take a picture of one) and I keep trying different things but nothing has ever sat right with me so far. I don’t know whether I just feel more comfortable with flowers and butterflies or what but  ...

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