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Other crafts, Planning

Tutorial: making planner inserts with my Silhouette

A quick ‘how to’ today on how I use my Silhouette to make inserts for both my personal and A5 size planners. First up I’m going to admit that I’m quite lazy when it comes to cutting. As a cardmaker I should be pretty comfortable (and accurate) using a metal ruler and craft knife but I’m not great at cutting with them and it annoys me doing it so anything I can cut using my Silhouette instead, I will. When it comes to printables for my planner I tend to avoid  ...

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Cardmaking, Other crafts

Silhouette Stamping Material Review

Ed knows me so well. He knows he can’t go wrong with some Silhouette items for Christmas or birthday. For Christmas he got me the stamping material starter kit that I may or may not have been nagging for…I’d rather have this than the Mint, as I don’t really use stamps enough to make that worthwhile (plus it’s pretty pricey in my opinion). In the pack you receive three sheets of the stamping material, cutting mat, ink pad and three different sized acrylic  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

What to do if your Silhouette is ripping your paper…

I’ve had my little portrait now for almost two years now and I’m still finding fabulous things to do with it. It’s probably in the past year that I’ve used it the most as I’ve found the little tips and tricks to get it working just right, and discovered all the amazing things like vinyl, stickers and sketch pens. There is also a wealth of support out there for Silhouette users. From inspiration to troubleshooting, it’s all out there. There are a couple of  ...

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Other crafts, Planning

Making a fabric dori without a sewing machine

I have a beautiful blue leather Midori that I bought earlier this year and I love the idea of the Midori system. In my Bruges haul posts I mentioned that I’d bought lots of pretty fabric without a project in mind and realised they’d be ideal for making doris out of. I found a tutorial I liked here and headed down to Hobbycraft to buy the extra bits I needed for a first attempt. Iron on interfacing Iron on adhesive  Elastic – I wanted black elastic but this was literally  ...

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