Quick and easy Circle punch card...

Supplies List

Patterned paper
Buttons: red, blue, white
Baker’s twine: red
Stamps: Circle greetings
Card: kraft, red, green and white
Circle punches

1.      Create six stylised flowers with circles cut/punched from card/paper and layered with a button in the centre. 
2.      Cut two leaves for each flower again from paper/card, add a circle greeting to one flower and then stick all six flowers to an 11 x 14cm kraft card blank.

Father's Day Gift Set...

Supplies List

Digital paper pack – ‘Mustache and Necktie’ from Etsy.com
Cardstock:  Royal Blue
Number stickers
Alphabet rub-ons
Circle punches
‘Dad’ wooden sentiment topper.


Take a strip of card 4 cm wide and 30 cm long, stick a narrower strip of patterned paper in the centre, score at 0.5cm intervals along its length and concertina fold.  Join the two ends together with tape forming a ring, flatten in the centre and secure with a circle of card and strong glue.  Add ‘no1’ to a circle of card and stick to the centre of the rosette. 
Using your pc, print greetings onto white paper, cut into ribbons and stick to the back of the rosette together with ribbons cut from patterned paper and blue card.


To create the centre step card blank, see the tutorial on this post.
Fold all score lines and cover the centre panel and side panels with paper.  Make a rosette as before but this time slightly smaller using 3 cm wide strip of paper.  Add a button to the centre and stick to the card front and finish the card with a ‘Dad’ sentiment topper.

Triple Photo Frame

For each frame cut card to 14 x 10 cm cut out a 10 x 6 cm aperture from the centre and cover with paper.  Stick the frame to sturdy card with narrow double sided tape on 3 sides only.  Join the three frames together with a length of ribbon.
Make 3 small rosettes as before but with 2 cm wide strips of paper, finish with a button in the centre and stick one to each frame.

Happily Ever After...

Supplies List

Silver, black, ivory and green cardstock
White and Silver Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing ink pad
Greeting Stamp. Similar one here
Bunting Stamp.  Similar one here
MFT Die-namics Rolled Rose die.  This Sizzix one is similar and as cheap as chips!

  1. Cover the 12 x 15 cm card blank with silver glitter card and then mat and layer with black and ivory card leaving a narrow border between each layer.
  2. Cut a panel of thin black card about 5 cm wide.  Add the sentiment (see below) and place on the centre of the card front.
  3. Stamp and emboss four triangular pennants on vellum with silver embossing powder.  Place the pennants across the top of the card front.
  4. Make three rolled roses from ivory card and glue just above the pennants
  5. Tuck die cut/punched leaves under the flower petals and glue in place.

Tip:  To achieve the faux chalkboard, I cut a panel of black card, stamped the sentiment with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with fine detail brilliant white embossing powder.  Then I coloured the remaining areas with a piece of white chalk gently smudging it with my finger.

Next week's project will be this Father's Day Gift Set

Snap Happy Camera Card...

Supplies List

Patterned papers - Like these from Echo Park
Nesting Circle dies/punches
White, black and silver card
Glue or double sided tape
Foam Pads
Alphabet Stamp Set

  1. Trim white card to measure 28 x 9 cm and fold in half to make your card blank.
  2. Cut a panel of yellow paper to measure 13.5 x 6.5 cm. and stick to bottom section of the card front.
  3. Cut a band of stripy paper to measure 6 x 2.5 cm and for the viewfinder cut a piece of silver card to 3 x 2.5 cm stick them both across the top section of the card front.
  4. For the lens, cut circles of orange paper and black and silver card, layer together, with foam pads and stick to the centre of the card front as shown.
  5. Stamp ‘smile’ onto orange patterned paper, cut out and glue to the reverse of the camera lens.
  6. To make the shutter release, cut a small rectangle of black card, top with a button and glue it to the opposite corner to the viewfinder. 

Next week's project will be this shabby chic wedding card

How to make a bear hugs treat card...

Supplies List

Cardstock:  Kraft Brown, Black and Ivory
Black Fine Liner Pen
Nesting Dies: Circle, Oval
Ribbon Bow
Greeting Stamp

  1. Cut a 9 x 14 cm rectangle and 2 ovals from brown card, make a small flap at one end of each oval and glue them to the back of the rectangle.  Adhere this to a 10 x 15 cm top fold card blank.
  2. Cut 3 circles from brown card, 1 large and 2 small, arrange and stick together to form the head, and ears and adhere to the card front.
  3. Add a smaller circle of black card for the nose,  Draw on eyes, and faux stitching for the mouth and around the ears.
  4. Finish with a stamped greeting a ribbon bow and a sweet treat .

Next week's project is this bright and funky camera card