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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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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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