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Cardmaking

More ‘sunburst’ style cards

You saw a few weeks ago my kind of ‘sunburst’ thank you card and I had lots of bits of the paper left over so I decided to put together a couple more, finishing them both slightly differently. With the next card I made I cut the cream cardstock to mount the pieces onto a little smaller so I wouldn’t have to put the ribbon across the middle and decided to go with a stamped sentiment onto some more cream card to see how it looked.The issue I had was the scalloped circle in  ...

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New Thank You Card

A new card post for you today… I have been cardmaking lately, but primarily attempting a difficult commission I recently received. Firstly, I needed to make some 3d calla lillies which seemed to take forever to perfect, followed by cutting out letters which was easier, but then I was reminded that trying to stick small letters down was annoying, so I’ve got some self adhesive cardstock on order! Lazy, I know, but I’m just not cut out for intricate gluing. My hatred of  ...

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Another Elephant Birthday Card

Just a quick post today to show you another take on the elephant card I loved making the other week. As I think I said in the original post, I thought the image was probably a little too small and so I wanted to make a ‘larger’ card with a different colour scheme to see if I could make this design a little more grown up. For some reason despite the fact this is the same pattern as the last card, the red just feels harsher on the eyes. This might just be me. Anyway, I think this  ...

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Hedgehog Birthday Card

As mentioned in my last post, a hedgehog themed card was also on my ‘todo’ list. I liked my elephant design so much I decided to do something similar but with a cute hedgehog instead.Again, the papers were from my Happy Days paper stack and I decided to try and vaguely match the colours in the cherries paper for my balloons – a pinky red and a pale green. Rather than copy the elephant card exactly I found a cutting file for a collection of balloons and they seem to work  ...

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