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Craftie Cafe : Friends Card with Wplus9


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Hi All and welcome to today’s blog post and You Tube brought to you for the Craftie Cafe Online store. Today I demonstrate how I made this fun floral water colour card using some Wplus9 products.

This vibrant watercolour pallet was used with some watercolour oil pastels from Prima. Sometimes it is worth looking at your watercolour mediums and think outside the box. Usually I would draw with these and then blend in with a wet brush. However for today’s card creation I have rubbed the pastels directly on the stamp then spritz it with water to help with the blending process. Not only did it stamp well but it kept the image in tact and I was able to build on the colour with picking up pigment directly from the oil pastel.

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Now let me set the record straight I am not a watercolouring expert and I just wanted something light with some vibrancy that I had a lot of fun experimenting.

Originally I was just playing around on my desk grabbed a handful of stamps and mediums and hit the record button. This card just unfolded with no plan in mind.


For today’s card I also make a “sandwich”  with my Sizzix bigshot with some thick cardstock, rubber mat and stencil to create an impressing on the card base. I am seeing this technique used a lot lately around the You Tube world. I think the trick is to figuring out what type of “sandwich” your machine uses and how deep on an impression you would like to make.


For mine I could have left the layer of the extra thick cardstock out, however I really wanted a deeper impression so I chose to add the extra layer. For a subtle layer I could have easily left it out.  It is hard to see it in the pictures but you can see it in the video of the process.


Hope you enjoyed today’s card creation and don’t forget to like, share or comment.

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Craftie Cafe: Taylored Expressions Calendar Critters Card


Hi Everyone and welcome to today’s cute card creation using planner stamps from Taylored Expressions for the Craftie Cafe design team.

The cute little critters from the Taylored Expressions Calendar critters stampset are just sooo adorable and I had so much fun playing and stamping with them in my previous Craftie Cafe blog post I just couldn’t help design a card with them. This way you get to see that it is not just for the Calendar Kit but can use them in your everyday stamping and would make a great essential stampset to add to your collection.

Now for the card …… for added Texture to my cards I have started using embossing folders again as the ones from Taylored Expressions do not only add such a unique gorgeous elements to the card but a 3D element that adds texture finishing the overall card creation.

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I have repeat stamped the same little critter that I have penciled coloured in on a sandy gray coloured cardstock to created a faux pattern panel that I adhered down on a white top folding card front on the left hand side with foam tape so it pops off the card front.

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I am just loving the cross stitched die designs from Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn offers them in circles, rectangles and squares which are all available in the Craftie Cafe Online Store. These cross stitched designs add an interesting & fun element to otherwise would be a plain die cut shape. Here I have cut a little off the left hand side of the circle to tuck underneath the tag.

If you are yet to try the embossing powder range from Lawn Fawn please do yourself a favour and add them to your collection as the quality is amazing!

Check out my video of this card making process for this fun card creation.

Happy Paper Crafting Hugs


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Craftie Cafe: Wine Tags


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Welcome to today’s blog post brought to you for Craftie Cafe Online store. 

Today, I have created some fun tags to place on bottles of wine as hand made gift idea. These tags can be mass produced and were so much fun to make.

Coming to the end of year it is timely that I have some of these ready to give to teachers, work colleagues and friends.

I have used an array of products from Craftie Cafe  wtth MFT, Avery Elle, Wplus9 and more.

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Here is the You Tube on a quick tutorial on how I made these tags –

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and would love to hear from you over in You Tube.

Happy Paper Crafting Peeps.



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Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Treat Box

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Hi All, Welcome to today’s blog post brought to you by Craftie Cafe online craft store. The design team will be presenting to you Halloween / Invitation inspired pieces over the next month.

For my creations I have made a couple of these boxes with my intention to make a heap for my kids and their friends in time for Halloween. This Lawn Fawn  box die is going to come in handy for when we make end of year presents for my kid’s class mates. This year my eldest daughter will leave to go to high school so presents to her friends for a fabulous primary school year is a must.

So sit back and enjoy today’s quick video playing with the Lawn Fawn Fancy Box die to make these adorbs treat boxes.

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Craftie Cafe: Congrats Way To Go Card



Hi All, Welcome to today’s blog post brought to you by Craftie Cafe. Today’s card I have featured Wplus9 Smart Kitty stamp & Die Set.  I had so much fun making today’s card.  I have been right into making graduation type cards to prepare for my daughters graduation at the end of the year. I know it’s early to start but I like to get organised for big events like a graduation.

Please stop by my You Tube channel to check out how I made this card.

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Congratulations Graduation Card


Hi all, welcome to today’s blog post. I have created this card to go with the Paper Players Blog challenge.  How cute is this stampset and the card that I made for this week’s challenge.  With distress ink “Worn Lipstick” I ink blended on a Lawn Dawn rectangle die cut out. For the inner die cut out I have used a mama elephant label/ tag die. To add a subtle pattern on the inked layer I have repeat stamped the cap with the same ink as a tone on tone look. All stamped images have been loosely watercoloured in. Black Staz on ink has been used for the sentiment on vellum cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card creation.



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Happy Paper Crafting PEEPS!

Hugs Jo