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Silhouette

Cardmaking

Super cute balloon birthday cards done two ways

Back to cardmaking today with some simple children’s cards I say childrens, but actually with the right colour combination, they’d be just as nice for adults too. This design was inspired by something I found over on Pinterest a while ago. I love balloon cards generally but I liked the idea of not seeing the full balloon. I also though this would be a fantastic opportunity to bring out the brightly coloured cardstock. To make these cards you can do one of two things: Use die  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

Essential Silhouette Tools

I’ve had my Silhouette for 3, maybe 4 years now? Over the years I’ve built up a little supply of Silhouette tools that I’d call pretty essential for anyone just getting into using the machine. While many of these are geared towards sticker making primarily, I use most of these when cardmaking too. The fiddly stuff Tweezers are a bit of a given really. They massively help to get those smallย die cuts picked up off the mat. Particularly with card stock I find if I’m not  ...

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Planning

April Etsy Hauls

After a short while avoiding buying any planner stickers, I had to make a couple of purchases recently. I was running out of weekly kits and there’d been a few shops I’d been itching to make a purchase from. Dangerous combo! Samantha Mae Sticks So I didn’t buy any weekly kits here, but I did pick up some sheets I’d had my eye on a while. This shop was participating inย the Mega Planner Addict sale and I just couldn’t say no! These stickers are a really lovely  ...

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Planning

How I use premade checklists in my planner to keep me on track with habits, chores and life!

I love a good to do list. I also love checking things off my lists. The only reason I haven’t migrated to a full bullet journal (which to me, it just a series of awesome to do lists) is because I like the whole planning out my week that I do in my Filofax. I also love a good routine. However, I don’t like writing the same stuff out over and over again. Enter my Silhouette. I’ve been able to utilise my Silhouette to create bespoke checklist stickers and inserts to help me  ...

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