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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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Other crafts, Planning

Tutorial: Turning a calendar into planner dividers

Last year Ed bought me a very cool Sonic the Hedgehog calendar. I’ve loved Sonic for years and still play it now. When I opened up the calendar and saw some of the cool images on it I knew I had to do something with the pages once the year was over and I had the perfect idea – dividers! As you’ll no doubt have realised, it’s now the end of March… yes it’s taken me three months to get around to making them. In my defence, it’s because I needed a  ...

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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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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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