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Doily and hearts anniversary card

I’m back with my second of the two anniversary designs I wanted to try. Again, this was based on an idea from Pinterest but came out quite a lot different as the Pinterest card is quite busy in comparison to my finished item. As before, I started with a sketch in Silhouette: There was a difference with this design, in that everything on here wasn’t going to be cut out by the machine – the doily itself was from a pack of doilies that I bought a few months ago and never got  ...

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Happy Anniversary Card using Papermania Parisienne Blue Collection

It’s my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary later in the summer and I decided to get a head start with their card. Using good old Pinterest for inspiration I got together two solid ideas for cards and here’s the first of them. I knew I wanted something nice and traditional looking and so thought the Papermania Capsule Collection ‘Parisienne Blue’ would be perfect and would mean I wouldn’t have to go down the old red for anniversary route. Once again, I put  ...

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Giraffe Birthday Card

I’m back with another card again today! I decided to do another animal card and dug through my stamps to see if I had one that would work (I need to do more with stamps. I have a sizeable collection and barely use them) and sure enough I found a cute giraffe. I wanted a card similar but not the same as my lovely elephant cards so set about designing something in the Silhouette program.  I knew the giraffe would need to be stamped in a circle and to soften it slightly, mounted onto a  ...

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Balloon and Clouds Card

On the back of my cute hedgehog and elephant cards I wanted to do some similar cute cards. I had in my head I wanted clouds and a hot air balloon (no idea where it came from, probably picked up from Pinterest) and after seeing I already had some cut files I set to work designing. I designed the card in a similar way to my elephant and hedgehog cards in that I basically designed it all in the Silhouette software. I’m going to start doing this more often as it seems to help me produce a  ...

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