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Lawn Fawn stamps and the best cardstock for stamping

I’ve definitely caught the stamping bug now! If you caught my post from earlier in the month about using stamps on my cards, you’ll know I’m a lot more confident with stamping now. While I’ve been falling in love with stamping, I’ve also stumbled across a fantastic cardstock for stamping onto. Before I was just finding random cardstock and stamping onto that. This is a mixed media pad I picked up in an amazing art supply store in France for just €4. Sadly  ...

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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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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.  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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Mother’s Day Cards (& More!)

Some family orientated cards today! As Mother’s Day has now gone past I can share the cards I made this year! This was of course made using the February Planner Society goodies (full review coming soon!) I also pulled out my pretty paper flowers, as they matched the flowers on the die cut almost perfectly! I’ve found the best (and cheapest) place to get good quality paper flowers is Country Baskets. That place is an expensive trip every time I go! The second card was in a  ...

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