Sunday, 9 September 2018

The Best Gift

Hi there!

As promised, here I am with another card in the quick and simple series. Without further ado-do here is the card...

What you need...

Printed die-cuts: Mistletoe Kisses Bits & Pieces (#7429) - Simple Stories
Patterned papers: Mistletoe Kisses Holly Jolly (#7407); Oh What Fun! (#7404) - Simple Stories
Cardstock: white

What you do...

1 Create a 7.5cm x 12.5cm blank.

2 Cover the bottom 3cm with Oh What Fun! paper and the remainder with the Holy Jolly paper.

3 Place the sentiment strip over the join of the papers and trim away any excess.

4 Add the tree die cut to the spotty section with foam pads.

Ta-da! There we have another quick and easy card. As this blank is an unusual size, you will need to make an envelope. You could do it from one of the papers so that it co-ordinates perfectly.

I hope you like this little make. Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you soon!

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Under the Mistletoe

Hello lovelies!

Here I am again with another quick and cute card :o)

What you need...

Printed die-cuts: Mistletoe Kisses Bits & Pieces (#7429) - Simple Stories
Patterned papers: Mistletoe Kisses Oh What Fun! (#7404) - Simple Stories
Cardstock: white

What you do...

1 Create a white blank 7.5cm x 10.5cm, cover the bottom 2.5cm with the heart paper.

2 Attach the green, pink and red hearts along the top edge of the hearts paper with foam pads.

3 Stick the sentiment banner above the hearts.

4 Add a gem to each heart.

This is a small A7 card. As with the others I have recently posted, these are a great size for children to give to their friends. Using one collection with the die cuts really makes making these cards quick and easy. You just need to buy some C7 envelopes, or even better, make your own!

Well that's me for now. Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another quick make.

Sunday, 26 August 2018


Hello loves!

Here I am on a dull, rainy Sunday. Typical weather for a British bank holiday. 

I'd like to show you another quick and easy card using the Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses Collection.

This one uses only the die cut elements from the Bits & Pieces pack.

What you need...

Card stock: white
Printed die cuts: Mistletoe Kisses Bits & Pieces (#7429) - Simple Stories

What you do...

1 Create a top fold blank 8cm x 15cm in white card.

2 Arrange the lettering evenly across the bottom of the blank to spell 'believe' and stick in place.

3 Sit the Santa above the 'V'.

4 Add the blue heart above the 'I' and finish with a gem.

There you go, a quick and easy, cute card. Because the Santa sits well above the blank, this card will fit nicely into a C6 envelope. You may need to add a sheet of card into the envelope to stop the top of his hat getting bent in the post.

I still have a few more little cards made from this collection, so I will show them to you over the next few posts.

Thank you for popping by and I'll see you soon!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sweet, Simple Merry & Bright

Afternoon peeps!

I'm back with another quick and easy make using one paper craft collection. It's been a mad couple of weeks for me getting more magazine commissions done before deadlines - eek!

Here is the cute little card, it is only A7 size (7.5cm x 10.5cm) which I think is perfect for children to make and give to their chums!

What you need...

Collection kit: Mistletoe Kisses 12 x 12 Collection Kit (#7400) - Simple Stories
Printed die cuts: Mistletoe Kissed Bits & Pieces (#7429) - Simple Stories

What you do...

1 Create a top fold white A7 blank and from the 3 x 4 Journaling Card Elements sheet (#7410) cut out the Merry & Bright panel.

2 Trim the panel to 7cm x 10cm and mat centrally onto the blank.

3 Take the holly and berry motif from the Bits & Pieces set and adhere to the holly at the top of the banner with foam pads. 

Ta da! You're done!

I love this collection and I think the colour scheme is adorable. Pinks, reds and aquas teamed up with the cutest images. 

There are 12 images on the journaling sheet so there are potentially 12 cards to be made. The only problem is that it is double sided, so you need to pick your favourite images...unless you buy another sheet (#7410).

Okay, so that is me for now. I'll be back soon with another make from this cute collection, until then ttfn!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Cute Bauble - Cricut® Explore Air

Hello lovelies!

I hope you are all well!

I've been having a play on my Cricut® Explore Air and one of my favourite collections is the Simply Charmed set. It is jam packed with the most adorable and cute characters.

I liked the colour scheme used on the images page, so I did the same. As I wanted to use bold black lettering, I added the black background to really make the image pop out.

What you need...

Images: Ornament (#M454BC) - Simply Charmed
Vinyl: black
Card stock: black, dark pink, light pink, red, grey, white

What you do...

1 Select the image and cut out in cardstock, assemble and fix to the top of a 10.5cm x 14.5cm blank.

2 Select a font and cut out in black vinyl, stick to the bottom of the blank.

Ta-da! Done. Another quick and simple card for Christmas. The beauty of a card like this is that you can cut out multiples in one fell swoop, then sit back with a cuppa and assemble.

He is adorable though (I'm certain that it is a 'he', it looks like a 'he'. :o)

I'll be back soon with some more makes using one paper collection, so until then, ta ta for now!

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Bauble Joy

Hello lovely peeps!

I'm back with another simple Christmas card. This card has an elegant bauble hanging from a branch in warm chocolate, red and aqua.

What you need...

Dies: Holiday Words Script (660058) Tim Holtz, Triplits Ornaments (659929) - Sizzix; Flowering Winterberry (MB98391) - Memory Box
Card stock: cocoa, red, aqua, white
Baker's twine: red
Pearl: white

What you do...

1 Die cut the branch and large background layer of the ornament in cocoa, the ornament in red and the snowflake inner and the 'joy' in aqua card.

2 Cut a piece of white card 10cm x 14cm and attach the branch to to the top right so it overlaps the edge slightly.

3 Assemble the ornament, fixing a length of twine from the hanger, tie a knot in the loose end. Stick to the lower left of the card so the knot sits on one of the branches.

4 Place the 'joy' to the right of the ornament. Add a twine bow to the top and a pearl to the centre. Mat the panel onto a white 10.5cm x 14.5cm blank.

There you have it, a simple yet elegant card. This would also look lovely on a dark background with icy whites and pale blues.

The ornament set is excellent value for money as it has 9 dies in the set and you can create multiple combinations to create beautiful baubles. You could stick two back to back and hang them on a Christmas tree.

I'm going to sign off for now, thank you for popping by and I'll see you next time!