Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Project of the week: Steampunk

Happy Birthday


1. Print off the backing paper and design sheet.

2. Score and fold the A4 card in half to make an A5 card blank.

3. Cut backing paper slightly smaller than the front of the card and attach using double sided tape or glue.  Make sure there is an even gap around the edges.  

4. Cut a ribbon strip, topper and sentiment from the design sheet.

5. Attach the ribbon strip down the left hand side using tape or glue.  Then attach a topper to the front as shown.

6. When attaching the sentiment put a foam pad at each end, then gently push together to bow slightly.  Press firmly at the edges.

7. Finish by adding highlights of glitter gems.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Project of the week: Botanical Treasures

Square Easel Card

Square Large Card Blank
Design Sheet and Paper
A4 White Card

1. Using a square card fold the top part of your card in half to make an easel card blank.  
2. Take a piece of white card and cut out a square measuring 14.5cm x 14.5cm, then attach it to the easel front (ensuring you only fix adhesive to below the score line).
3. Fix backing paper to the front section and the inside back with double sided tape or glue. Trim it a little bit shorter than the card, leaving a white edge around the card.
4. Choose your topper and cut out your shape, then fix to the centre of the card as shown, fixing in place using foam pads.
5. Cut out a ribbon strip and fix to the bottom of the card as shown.
6. Using your sentiment, cut out and attach with foam pads to the back and fix into place to act as your stopper.  
7. Cut out extra flowers and shaped them to give more dimension. 
8. Attach at opposite sides of the topper using foam pads or silicone glue.  If using silicone glue, leave your work to dry for an hour.
9. To finish your project add self adhesive gems to the flowers and the main card as shown. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Celebration Bears

Had lots of fun over at Create and Craft yesterday launching the new Celebration Bears collection!
Here are a few of the adorable samples the team created using the papercrafting elements. Covering a range of themes from birthday and love to thinking of you and much more this is a great collection ideal for the whole family.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Project of the week: Floral Boutique Floating Decoupage

Floating Decoupage Card 

A4 White Card
Design Sheet and Paper
Glitter and Gems

1. Using the white card cut it down to measure 14.5cm x 29.6cm.
2. Then using a pencil and ruler mark at 5.5cm, 10.5cm, 15.4cm and 22.6cm along the length of the card.
3. With a score board score your lines along these marks. This will create your panel card. You can now decorate your card.
4. Using your free backing papers cut a piece of paper to cover the card shape, attaching to the card with glue or double sided tape.
5. Cut out your ribbon strip and attach to the front as shown with glue or double sided tape.
6. Cut out your main toppers and attach to the back of the card with foam pads as shown.
7. Cut out the elements and layer them up to create as much dimension as you wish. 
8. With acetate make an invisible hinge and fix it to the back of the extra elements and attach to the front of the main topper on the card.
9. Cut out extra embellishments and a sentiment and fix to the front step with foam pads.
10. Finish by adding touches of glitter with a quickie glue pen to the toppers.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Cardilicious Christmas Party

It was great to see everyone at our special Christmas Cardilicious Crafting event in Darlington this weekend! The next event is on the 6th January click here for more details on all our craft events.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Project of the week: Rudolph Front Step Card

Merry Christmas

A4 white Card 
8 x 8 square blank card

1. Using the A4 card trim down a rectangle to measure 29cm x 19cm.  Then score from the left side at 4.8cm and 9.5cm.This will create your front step.  Attach this to your square card to create your shape.

2. Cover the card with your chosen paper.

3. Use a contrasting paper for the front step.

4. Cut out a paper ribbon strip and fix one strip to the top of the card and one strip to the front step.

5. Cut out your main topper and fix to the card as shown.

6. Cut out a large sentiment and fix to the bottom panel of the card at an angle to give more definition.

7. Cut out a smaller coordinating sentiment and attach to the top of the card with double sided tape letting the sentiment overhang as shown.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

MDF Decorations

MDF is suitable for crafters of all skill levels, its fun to work with and will create fantastic decorations! 
This MDF Woodland Kit includes an mdf tree scene and mdf forest scene, designed to work in conjunction with the Vintage Chic Chalk Finish Paint and of course some Stardust Glitters for a magical Christmas Sparkle!