10 Dec

‘Just Believe’ Christmas Card Set by Tarrah

Hi there, everyone! Tarrah here with you today, and I hope you are all  getting organised for Christmas? I am very happy to say I am just about ready — thank goodness!

One of the traditions that I like to keep at Christmas time is making some of my own Christmas Cards for some of my close family..

I went looking through my stash of Christmas collections and stumbled across this beautiful one by Kaisercraft called Just Believe. I knew that the co-ordinating papers and embellishments would be perfect for some handmade cards!

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When I create cards, I like to create them with different orientations. Here, I have created two that open from right to left and the other one opens from bottom to top. I like the challenge of decorating the different size and oriented cards.

It is so much easier to create cards if you are using products from the one collection. It takes a lot of the guess work away from you especially if you are limited for time and a lot of us are at this time of year!

Do you create your own Christmas cards? I would love to know if any of you have created Christmas Cards using non-traditional colours! I am certainly not that game, but I love the look of them!

I hope you are getting some to create in between getting organised for the festive season!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting the Papercut Labs blog today!

P.S. Don’t forget there’s a blog hop and crop happening that’s being hosted by Papercut Labs. All information can be found on this page!

01 Dec

More December Goodness!

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We’ve done a little thing today.

We’ve made our ENTIRE Christmas class free, until 31 December 2014. All you have to do is sign up for an account here at Papercut Labs. (If you want, you can ‘buy’ the free product, but you don’t even need to do that. You just have to sign up.)

If you’ve ever wondered how our classes run or what they’re like, this is a great opportunity. And the best part? Once you have it, you have it forever! It doesn’t matter if the price increase, or if we no longer sell it, YOU will always have it.

Do a little dance and celebrate! And while you’re doing that, think about joining our previous classes. They have finished, but are still up for sale!

Improve your mixed media! Get involved!Card making has never been so easy!
27 Oct

WEEK OF NATALIE: the end! (Featuring Amanda H)

TwirlThe final card from the Natalie Appreciation Card-making Challenge is from Amanda Hartmann, who was also inspired by Twirl!

Amanda says: So much beautiful inspiration in every post on Natalie’s blog, which made it hard to choose just ONE layout to be inspired by! However I chose this layout, primarily for its soft pretty colours and for the GOLD. One MUST use gold right now! To create my card, I replicated some of the the colours, with the white background, pink and pale blue papers and finished with gold and wood embellishments. I also loved the way Natalie layered tulle and vellum with machine stitching, so I also used that technique on my card. Even the cloud and scattered hearts are inspired from elements on Natalie’s layout. I hope that my Mum will love the card for her upcoming 60th birthday!

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20 Oct

Tarrah is inspired by ‘Twirl’!

Blogging team member Tarrah has not only created a beautiful card based on Natalie’s Twirl, she also filmed her process!

It's OK To Shine CardTarrah took Natalie’s layout and used it as an inspirational sketch, while maintaining some of the beautiful qualities found in the layout.

We’ve sped up the video so you can see this amazing under-ten minute card in just one. Want to make cards quickly too? Flashy Cards Fast is still discounted!

18 Oct

Amanda R is inspired by ‘Adventure’!

AdventureToday we’re featuring Amanda Reddicliffe who created a card inspired by Natalie’s ‘Adventure’ layout (on the left and a few more pictures via this link).

Amanda says: I was inspired overall by Natalie’s beautifully balanced and bright layout. The photo itself is darling, but to create a card that is inspired by this layout I pinched my fave parts of the layout – the dark border, bold papers, the touches of vellum, the love hearts peeking out from behind the photo, sewing and of course the square alpha’s she used.

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17 Oct

Raquel is inspired by ‘Society 52 (with tags)’

Welcome to post two of the “Natalie Appreciation Card-making Challenge”. (Yes, I literally just made that title up then.) Today, Raquel Bowman, all-round amazing person and founder of A Piece of Cake Designs, is taking on the challenge.

She was inspired by Natalie’s Society 52 layout.

Raquel says: The tags were what drew me into creating a card using this layout as inspiration. I thought it was such a neat idea. I cut the tags with a tag die I had and also used a layering style at the top of the card to mimic the top of the layout.