Category: Die Cutting

Stampendous Butterfly pop up #407

Stampendous Butterfly Trio stampThis project has been created using the Stampendous matching butterfly stamps and dies along with their pop-up die.  This makes it so easy to create these pop-up designs as it cuts the mechanism for you and you just decorate it.

Stampendous Butterfly Trio stampThis simple card starts an an A4 card, with a third trimmed off and then cut with the pop-up die.  Then I’ve stamped the Butterfly Trio stamps, coloured with Koi Pens and then cut out with the dies (no staying within the lines – easy colouring as you are cutting out!).

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Tonic Baby Boy Card #401

Tonic Cuddly Bear DieI have been playing with the Tonic baby range of dies.  Such lovely designs.  This card is an 8×8″ card blank.  I have embossed a panel in the background in a damask type pattern in white.  Next I have cut the Deco Diamond panel in baby blue card.  The topper features the ever so cute Tonic Cuddly Bear die.  He would be fabulous for cards for little ones too!

Mounted with a simple blue and silver mirri card border gives this pretty card an elegant look.

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Tonic Dragonfly Card #397

tonicdragonflyThis elegant card features the Dragonfly Brooch die from Tonic Studios.  This would make a lovely wedding invitation, birthday card or party invitation.  I’ve used silver mirri to give it some elegance, but this design works with different colour combinations too.  What about using toned cardstock – different shades of one colour – that would give it a different look again!

It’s also a nice design to play with your embossing folders too.  I’ve used two different folders on this design, which breaks up the pattern nicely.  Also by adding a horizontal bar it meant I could create this card on a small die cutting machine such as a Cuttlebug because I could emboss the panels in two separate pieces, rather than needing a large platform folder and machine.tonicdragonfly2

I’ll be running this card as a workshop twice this Autumn.  You can join me at the shop in Attleborough on Thursday 8th September 5-7 or in Creativity in Harleston on 7th December -both cost £15 for a two hour class and there will be different feature designs to choose from on the day – but I just love that dragonfly!

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Autumn 2016 Papercrafting Workshop List

Here’s a copy of our latest list of workshops and demonstrations – both for the shop in Attleborough and also those that I run at Creativity in Harleston.  You’ll see some of the projects appearing as blog posts soon and the samples can be seen in the shop!

Workshops held at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments – Attleborough, Norfolk.

Booking is required.  book online at or call 01953 454976

Autumn Papercrafting Workshop Offer – Book and pay in advance for ANY THREE papercrafting workshops and get your FOURTH workshop for just £10.  Full balance payable in advance.  Non refundable.

Thursday 8th September 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Dragonfly Card

This gorgeous card can be made for any occasion – wedding invitation, anniversary, or birthday.  You can choose the colours of your card design, and I will have other die choices available if dragonflies are not your favourite!    10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop.

Thursday 29th September 5-7pm – £17.50

Using Coloured Wow Embossing Powders

*This workshops includes a free 15ml embossing powder of your choice to take home*  Come and make a pretty floral card using a mix of different coloured Wow Embossing Powders.  You can choose whether you want a soft pastel design or a bold bright coloured design.

Thursday 6th October 5-7pm – £15

Lavinia Stamps Project

Create a pretty project featuring Lavinia Stamps together with Inks and Paints.  You can create a decorative panel, or make it into a card

Thursday 27th October 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Baby Card

We will create a gorgeous baby card using the new Tonic Dies Baby range.  10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 3rd November 5-7pm – £20

Brushos and Heat Embossing with PaperArtsy

Make a panel or a card using fabulous PaperArtsy stamps together with Brushos and heat embossing techniques.  This workshop is packed full of different techniques so is ideal whether you want to expand your skills, or simply get hints and tips to improve.  10% off any PaperArtsy stamps bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 10th November 5-7pm £15

Getting the most out of Masks

There are so many techniques you can do with using Masks and Stencils.  This workshop will take you through different ways of using the same masks to give you inspiration and ideas.

FREE Demonstrations at Attleborough

10th September – 10-12 – Brushos

1st October 10-4pm – Rushanne from Stix2 and Woodware will be giving you lots of ideas and inspiration featuring Woodware and Stix2 latest products

22nd October 10-12 Distress Crayons

29th October 10-3pm – Veronica from Chocolate Baroque Design Team will be demonstrating with the fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps

5th November 10-12 – Easy Christmas Card ideas

3rd December 10-12 – using Masks and stencils

We will be holding our BIG bead sale – Saturday 8th October

Workshops at Creativity in Harleston call 01379 855491 to book

Wednesday 14th September – PaperArtsy Panel with Distress Paints £15 – You will make a vibrant painted panel and learn all about using Distress Paints

Wednesday 5th October – Woodware Xmas Card £15 – create an elegant Christmas card featuring the latest Woodware stamps

Wednesday 9th November – Heat Embossing £15  Create a pretty floral card in either pastel or bold colours using Woodware flower stamps and Wow Embossing Powders

Wednesday 7th December – Tonic Dies Card £15 – Create an ornate card using a mix of Tonic Dies – you can choose from different themes on the day.

FREE Demonstrations at Creativity with Jane

Tuesday 27th 10-12           Using Distress Inks with Masks and Stamps

Tuesday 11th October 10-12 – Heat Embossing and Stamping

Tuesday 22nd November 10-12 – Christmas Cards crafting

Tuesday 13th December 10-12 – Die Cutting for Cardmaking


Wedding Card with Dies #395

Tattered Lace CoupleExcuse the dark pictures today – I hope you can still see the detail!  I had a couple of commissions to make a silver wedding anniversary card and a wedding card – so I thought that the Tattered Lace Couple die would make a perfect centre piece.  June14a

I cut out the die using mirri card and then selected a Tonic layering die that would compliment.  The silver Card uses the Baroque Ovals and the gold card the  Loopy Lace Ovals .  I then cut the inner oval using the two part die – but stuck them down together – that creates that pretty border in the middle.

June14bFinally a few hearts cut from Memory Box Beloved Hearts die and some Peel off greetings added the finishing touches.  This makes a lovely 8×8″ card for a special occasion.June14c

I really enjoyed making these two dies – unusual for me to make something with no stamping at all – I definitely need to play more with my dies.

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We’ll be at the Suffolk Papercrafting Show in Bury St Edmunds at the end of the month (Sunday 26th June) – Tickets available from Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmunds.

Stampendous Bird and Blossom Stamp #381

Stampendous Bird and Blossom Stamps and DiesThis is one of my favourite creations I’ve made in a while.  The stamp is the lovely Bird and Blossom stamp from Stampendous that also has a matching die set too.  I started by stamping a selection of flowers and leaves as well as the bird and the branch and coloured them in bright colours using my Koi Brush pens using a waterbrush to get the lovely watercolour effects.  I then used the dies to cut them all out – they cut really close!

Next I used the Stampendous Pop-Up die on the blue cardstock and then stamped with a bubble effect stamp in the background in blue ink and stamped and embossed my greeting (a Stampendous stamp).  I also used the die on my backing cream card too.

Stampendous Bird and Blossom StampI’ve found it is easier to cut your card slightly larger than needed, use the die and then trim to size – much easier than trying to position the die dead centre.  By using the die on both layers, they will easily match up .  Then push out the tabs you need and build up your flowers and bird design.

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Woodland Forest #380

Stampendous Forest Stamps and DiesThis gorgeous pop-up card was made using the Stampendous Forest Stamps and matching Dies together with the Stampendous Pop-up Die.

I started by stamping all the animals and lots of the bushes onto Woodware Watercolour Card.  I added colour using the Koi brush pens and blended with a waterbrush.

I used the pop-up die to create the pop-up structure and then layered up my tree and animals over the top.  This makes such a lovely fun card!

Stampendous Forest Stamps and DiesI love the way that the die set cuts so precisely, and there are three different dies to cut out the one bush stamp so you can vary the shape of the foliage in the tree.

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Happy Accident Butterfly #370

Memory Box Vivienne ButterflySome projects go perfectly to plan.  Some projects don’t!  I had an idea in my mind to make a glittered delicate acetate butterfly.  I used Stix2 Double Sided Tape Sticky Sheets and cut it just larger than my die, and a piece of Stix2 Acetate to the same size.

I stuck one to the other and  then cut my Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly with the die facing into the sticky sheet side.  The intention was for it to cut right through.  I cut back and forth through my Cuttlebug 3 times. (more…)

Poinsettia Sleigh #320

Tattered Lace Xmas Sleigh

This pretty sleigh is a project from the Tattered Lace Christmas magazine.  The mag has all the templates to cut out the pieces for your sleigh and a step-by-step guide on constructing it.  It uses the Lavish Poinsettia die.

I chose to make my sleigh in the blue & silver colour scheme to match in with a forthcoming window display.   (more…)