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Craftie Cafe : Wplus9 Summer Citrus Fun

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Hi paper crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post for the Craftie Cafe online store.img_0822.jpg

I have created a card using masking, heat embossing and ink blending. These are some of my favourite quick and easy techniques to add a “WOW” factor to your cards. Heat embossing is one of those techniques that looks like you went to a whole lot of effort and every recipient I give a card too always ask “how did you do that?”. I love telling them and seeing the awe and appreciation on what goes into a hand-made card.

To start of I have prepped a watercolour cardstock card front with an embossing buddy ( I do this off-screen as I have prepped a few of them at a time and have them sitting there ready for me to use).

My next step to die cut the heart shaped die from Lawn Fawn stitched heart collection with Inkadinkado masking paper.  Once I have placed the die cut heart on the centre top of the card I go to town with my stamping with WOW Clear ultra slow drying ink pad. With the Lawn Fawn white embossing powder I heavily coated the watercolour cardstock still with the masking paper on then peeling it off to heat emboss.

Once I have heat embossed I replace the heart mask back on and I start the ink blending process with the Distress Oxide Inks Wild Honey on the inner and working my way out with the Worn Lipstick. I reveal the heart by taking the mask off and it is ready to stamp my sentiment.IMG_0824

The sentiment is from the Wplus9 Southern Sentiment which works well with the coordinating stampsets Summer Citrus & Citrus background. I chose the Bless your heart to go with the masked heart centre.

Finishing the card off with black twine and from the hoard vault my heart wood vaneer.

Here is the You Tube on how I made this card.

Happy Paper crafting peeps.




Christmas · Craftie Cafe · Design Team · Gift Tags · MFT · Tags · Wplus9

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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Engagement Card · Lawn Fawn · MFT · Wplus9

Craftie Cafe : Engagement Card

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Hi All and welcome to today’s blog post for Craftie Cafe Online Store . 

I have created a fun and simple card that can easily be mass produced. I love the glitter component in this card with the subtle repeat stamping background adding detail to the card.

Don’t forget to visit my You Tube Channel showing you how I made this card. -


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Butterflies · Mother's Day Card · Uncategorized · Wplus9

Mother’s Day Cards: Craftie Cafe


Hello Everyone, I have another Mother’s Day for you all. Today’s is an extra special one as I love love love this background die with embossing elements to it from Memory Box.

I layered some distress inks by applying heat with my heat gun in between each layers. This adds texture and depth to the layered distress inks. The trick is to make sure to use water colour cardstock so it soaks up the ink without pilling.  If you would like to see this card made click on the your tube video below – 


Here are some other colour combination which also showcase the background die.


Happy Paper Crafting Peeps. Hugs Jo

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Mother's Day Card · Pretty Pink Posh · Wplus9

Mother’s Day Card


Hello Paper Crafting Peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. I have just fallen in love with this Memory Box “Hovering Butterfly Frame”.  I have kept this card simple  using the Memento Luxe Lilac Posies pigment ink as the pop of colour for this card.

I first dry embossed the frame using the embossing mat through my bigshot on the card front side folding base.  This just left an embossed outline. With a separate piece of white cardstock I die cut and embossed the frame which I foam mounted directly on the top of the card creating a 2nd layer on the card front.

I have used the Love Mom stampset from Wplus9 with the Memento Luxe Ink.

To finish embellishing the card I used droplets from pretty pink posh in various sizes.


Hope you enjoyed today’s card creation. Paper crafting Hugs Jo

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