Four Seasons, Four Sentiments

A lady asked me to create four double-layout cards for her, one for each season. She also provided me with four seasonal sentiments to incorporate. What a fun challenge that proved to be! ūüôā

I also used four brands by the way, so I really saw all four ūüė鬆corners of my craft supply room. Here’s the collections I used:

  • Spring: Graphic 45, Time to Flourish
  • Summer: Kaisercraft, Fly Free
  • Autumn: Bo Bunny, Autumn Song
  • Winter: Studiolight, Frozen Forest

Let me know what you think!

 

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Twist & Pop Card Tutorial

Time for another free video tutorial to start the Summer season! ūüôā

This time we’re going to create a so-called Twist & Pop card, you’ll find all measurements and materials in the video. If you’d like to watch more of my free video tutorials, click¬†here.¬†If you’re more about text & pictures, go to my¬†Snapguide¬†page where you can find all of my free picture tutorials!

So, enjoy your Summer and have fun crafting! ‚ėÄÔłŹ

 

Created with Studiolight’s¬†Flower Delight¬†collection.

Altered Make-up Brush Holder

There’s a fun and practical application of papercrafting: altering useful objects!

So I went ahead and altered this pen holder, which I then filled not with pens but with my growing number of make-up brushes!

Papers & die-cuts are from the Summer at the Beach collection by Studiolight.¬†It looks fantastic¬†in my white & wood beach-themed bathroom! ūüôā

 

Love & Home Card

Here’s a spring-colored card I made for my friend’s new home, using¬†StudioLight’s¬†lovely¬†Love & Home¬†collection and die-cuts.

Studiolight,¬†ScrapLH02 (12×12″)

I love the¬†Studiolight collections for their lovely themes, the life-like graphics, and the many die-cuts and cutaparts they have available with each paper collection. I’ve done a couple of other projects with some of their collections, and I’m sure I’ll create more in the future.

For now, this card: I used a 12×12″ sheet as a base and built on top of that, mostly with die-cuts but also with some other things, like a very fitting knitting charm – since my friend is an avid knitter. ūüôā

This way you can fairly easily and quickly make a beautiful personalized card for someone, which I highly recommend for you can put much love and tender care into a handmade card.

 

 

Free video tutorial: Doodle-fold Card

Usually I’m quite structured and disciplined when it comes to designing and creating new papercraft projects. But sometimes I just like doodling around with some paper, and simply watch the magic happen in my hands while a project seems to create itself ūüôā

This is how I created the cards, or perhaps more aptly card-letters, that I’m sharing with you this week. I was playing around with a piece of paper, randomly folding and turning it, until¬†I decided to cut off some excess pieces and be done with it. I was surprised by the results!

So I decided to create a second one and do a process video tutorial for you all, to share my method – no measurements taken this time, for every such card will be unique. Hopefully you will enjoy creating your own just as much as I did creating mine.

Have fun watching the tutorial video and be aware that there is a second doodle-fold card I share at the end of it, so you’ll have two examples. Also, you can see both of them in the pictures below ūüôā

 

 

Elaborate Christmas Card

Merry Christmas everyone, and the happiest of New Years!

For a¬†swap with a lovely lady in Canada (hi Diane! ūüôā ) I created this elaborate fold-out Christmas card. It counts six surface areas, offering great space for sentiments, stamps, pictures and other decorations.

I used the¬†Season’s Greetings paper pad by Panduro, showcasing a lovely¬†Christmas bear cutapart from the Sweet Winter Season collection by Studio Light.

It’s quite easy to make, and it’s basically part of a more elaborate wallet card I created for one of the Kaisercraft Exchange swap projects. If you’d like to learn step-by-step how to create this card, you can check out my tutorial.

 

 

33 Tips for your Christmas Cards

Christmas time is nearing and for all of you who’d like to create their own Christmas cards but are wondering how¬†not to make them all mostly the same, I’ve compiled a stack of cards – and 33 variation tips to go with them!

Have fun watching the video, then please find all of the 33 tips listed below for your convenience!

The list with 33 (Christmas) card tips:

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Four Summer Cards with Studio Light

I’m a big fan of the¬†Dutch brand Studio Light, which¬†offers, among many things, several lovely 6×6 inch pads which simply consist of different patterns within a certain (combined) color theme. These pads don’t have posh collection names, but are simply numbered 01, 02 and so on. These themeless and therefore relatively neutral pads offer the special opportunity of creating projects with which you could combine almost any embellishment from any collection.

The following four, happily colorful cards I created with¬†Studio Light¬†pad nr. 05, combined with several different embellishments and some cutapart tags and labels from Panduro and Scrapberry’s.

 

Card 1 – Summer Day


I stamped the inside with 6 different stamps:

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Boxing Days – Create Your Own Storage or Gift Box

Recently I created my own storage box out of chipboard, which was great fun! Its dimensions are 22 x 17 x 7 cm (8‚ÖĚ x 6¬ĺ x 2¬ĺ”), for that way it would¬†hold all the¬†memorabilia from my father’s funeral. Not just the loving condolances cards I received at the time (2014), but also the lyrics to the songs we played at the funeral, and the memorial prayer card. Since my father loved the ocean I chose a maritime theme and used the¬†Summer at the Beach¬†paper collection by¬†Studio Light.¬†This collection offers a great choice of 3D cut-apart sheets and diecut sheets, which is perfect for decorating and creating layouts.

This kind of box is also ideal as a gift box: you can personalize the theme¬†and put the actual gift inside. Because of its dimensions, it’s perfect for a book or a daily planner or some such, for most of them will fit (please do measure the book you’d like to give first, and adapt your box measurements if necessary!). This is what I did with a second box I created for a friend: I chose Bo Bunny’s Garden Journal¬†paper collection to decorate, and put a book inside for her.

In the video and pictures below I’m showing you both boxes: the maritime storage box as¬†a memorial keepsake, and the spring-themed book gift box for my friend. As I said, they were great fun to make and if you’d like to create one yourself, there’s an affordable tutorial available in my Etsy shop!

Have fun creating, stay crafty!

 

Summer at the Beach paper collection by Studio Light

 

Garden Journal paper collection by Bo Bunny

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