'Happy New Year 2019' - card

#celebrate #2019 #gold

Hey everyone! So this year has just flown by! Here's a card I made for the new year celebrations. I actually used papers from a Christmas collection to make this card.

For the base of the card I used a 6 x 4 1/4 inch white notecard. Then I cut a 6 x 2 3/8 inch rectangle out of black cardstock and a  6 x 2 1/4 inch rectangle out of white cardstock and adhered them such that the white piece was centred on the black piece using double-sided tape.  
Next, using some patterned paper I cut a 6 x 2 1/8 inch rectangle. Then I stamped the sentiment 'celebrate' on the centre of the patterned paper rectangle using versamark ink. Then I used some white embossing powder an heat set the sentiment. Then I adhered this rectangle to the centre of the black and white rectangles. Then I adhered this to the centre of the notecard.

To finish I stamped the sentiment 'happy new year' just under the middle rectangles and added some white pearls.
I will update this p…

'Noel, Noel' - cards

#christmas #firstnoel #peace

Ever needed to make a bunch of Christmas cards in a short amount of time? Well here's a bunch of cards I made in under an hour***. I'm trying to create cards that produce minimal scraps, and the design of these cards maximises the use of the patterned paper!

***In order for this card making process to be quick, you will need a paper cutter/trimmer and some pre-made notecards for the card bases, the notecards I used were 4 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches from Kaisercraft :)

The 'First Noel' collection by Kaisercraft is just gorgeous, I was immediately drawn to the papers with the stunning gold foil, just look at them! Sooooo pretty!

However, I thought I would challenge myself to use the papers that I typically don't reach for first. They don't stand out as much but have some adorable patterns.

I used the four patterned designs shown above (from the 6.5 inch paper pad) and cut them up in the following way. To do this you will need to draw two line…

'A galactic thank you' - card

#galaxy #mists #space

Hi everyone! So the last month has been a very stressful and intense time (probably the most stressful in my uni life so far), but I have finally submitted my honours thesis! Yay! So I can get back to papercrafting guilt free! So I'm making some thank you cards for some of the people that got me through this stressful year, and given that they do astrophysics I thought I'd make them 'galaxy' themed! :)

I used a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock and sprayed it with different coloured iridescent mists (blue, teal, pink and purple) and let this dry for about 15 minutes. Then I mixed some white paint and white iridescent mist and flicked dots of this mixture onto the same piece of cardstock to look like stars! I let this cardstock sit for a few hours to make sure the white dots were dry.

The next step was to prepare all the pieces needed for the card. I used black 4 1/8 x 6 inch notecards for the base of the cards. Next, I die-cut some stitched circles…

'A heartfelt thank you' - Explosion Box

#thank you #flowers #fleur

Hey papercrafters! I haven't made an explosion box in a while, and I've been wanting to work with Kaisercraft's 'Fleur' collection for a few months now, so here's a project that combines the two! I am more comfortable working with darker colours, so this was a bit of a challenge to work on :)

The structure of this explosion box is different to the basic 4x4 inch explosion box I usually make, there is only one layer (the layer which has 4 x 4 inch panels) and only two of the corners pieces have been cut out. Make sure you cut out the corners that are opposite each other as shown below. Then I cut one edge of the remaining corner panels to create a flap as shown below.

The next thing I did was add some magnets to make sure these flaps snap shut. I used a thin magnet sheet that has adhesive on the back and punched out some hearts. Then I added them to the edges of the flaps as shown below. This is the interior of the box.

Next, I made the…

Broken glass card - tutorial

#scraps #patterned paper #broken glass

Hello papercrafters, so this is a fun way to make a 'broken glass' card since we are going to make it using out paper scraps! I used a variety of different papers that were leftovers from past projects (I have a large tub full of scraps) and this is a great card to make to use them up!

First things first, gather all your scraps and select 4-5 different patterns of paper. Then cut them up into random shapes.

Next step is to get yourself a template to arrange you shards. I used a piece of cardstock that is 5 7/8 x 4 inches. I will eventually place these shards onto a 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 notecard, this will leave a border of 1/8 inch around the shards. Now you can arrange the shards on your template how you like (I like to start from the centre. Having at least 4 different styles allows you to arrange the pieces such that you don't have the same patterned paper shard next to each other. Make sure to temporarily adhere these shards to your temp…