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As this website grows I will be adding new techniques and ideas for you to try, and as it is aimed at new card makers I have tried to keep things easy to follow.
Some of the terms may not be known to you, I know how I had to learn what each different thing was when I started and some times it's not easy finding the explanation.
But it is a very rewarding hobby and one I am sure you will enjoy. So if you don't know where to start then read and enjoy these pages and try some of the projects and ideas you will find.
They will help you to put together a card that you will be proud to give and to say "I made it!"
Try some of the different folds and shapes, and more will be added as I learn them too.
I can't say enough that you don't need any special skills, this is something you can do and is a great way to spend some of your spare time.
I started card making as a hobby but it soon becomes addictive, and your "stash" will grow rapidly.
I have tried to give you some ideas on how to store your precious bits and pieces, and I am now getting contributions from visitors to the website, and for that I thank you sincerely.
I also have a new blogspot and I would love you to join the growing band of followers over there too.
Building this website is not something I ever thought I could do....but here I am. So it is a new adventure for me and one I hope you will participate in.
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I will try to answer all your queries, and perhaps some one else, that visits these pages may also have an answer for you.
And if you are a seasoned card maker then please share your knowledge and expertise with those who want to learn.
Here is my second attempt at die cutting. I wrote this poem and others for family weddings and have been encouraged to sell them on Etsy. Hope it appeals
I have been making cards for about 5 years. I started by scrap booking and it just seemed natural to progress to cards. I enjoyed making cards much more,
This is my first attempt at using dies. Under the expert guidance of Christina’s video “Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangles”, with only a slight modification,
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This is an A5 card using Sue Wilson's Australian Dies, the Camelia complete Petals,also by Sue wilson and an embossing folder from Die'sire, I think it
How to create a Bokeh Effect on your cards
Working with chalks for subtle definition
Have fun with this Hair Gel Pocket Card that is sure to delight the children
Creating Ink Stripes can make an unusual background for your cards
I have used clear glass making liquid to make my flowers shiny, clear nail polish with glitter in it and clear full gloss varnish. I also do Autumn leaves
Shabby Chic cards for the vintage feel to your creations.
The Easter Joy has only been made very recently, it took me two hours, but I enjoyed the work very much. The card is of A5 size, it's bright blue and
i have been making cards and shadow boxes for about 5 years. I am a district nurse and only work 2 days a week since taking early retirement 4 years
Creating Stamps from dies is yet another way to extend their uses
Create a Stencil from your dies and get more uses from those in your collection.
Last March I left my job on FMLA due to a severely bad back. I was getting really bored and thought that I would start to send store bought cards to the
Create a Glitter Background for some sparkly effects to your designs
How to make a folded paper shirt ... a fun addition to your cards.
Get everything done in one session with Batch Cardmaking
Make your card to welcome a New Baby. Add charms and flowers for something really special.