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Here are some of the cards you’ve sent us using your free gifts from issue 58… YOU MAKE ME PROUD by L Chiverton MATERIALS

u Elegant Square card blank u striped backing paper u pigment inkpad u peacock feathers u acetate u butterfly punch u hatpins u pink bow u gold stickers u free peacock embossing folder & stamp

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MATERIALS u white cardstock u turquoise chalk u black fine-line

pen u Jet Black StãzOn inkpad u Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue u turquoise Tsukineko duo dauber u free peacock embossing folder & stamp u manual die-cutting machine

THINKING OF YOU by Jacqueline Fowler MATERIALS u salmon cardstock

u Core’dinations cardstock u inkpad u blue gems u glitter u sentiment u peacock feather u sandpaper u free peacock embossing folder & stamp set

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cardstock u Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Ranger Liquid Pearls u flourish die-cut u free peacock embossing folder u seam binding u butterfly & pearl embellishments u sentiment topper u eBosser machine u border punch

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YOU MAKE ME PROUD by Caroline Wellings MATERIALS u Centura Pearl cardstock u Rose Bud

Memento inkpad u pink ribbon u pink glitter u beaded oval die-cut u diamanté embellishments u free peacock embossing folder & stamp set u Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis die u manual die-cutting machine

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WELCOME

Hello... ... and welcome to this very festive edition of Australian Simply Cards. The Christmas crafting season is always a busy time for us cardmakers. If, like me, you hate the thought of sending out store-bought cards, then you’ll want to get an early start on your creations, so this issue of Australian Simply Cards will help you do just that, with loads of festive ideas. We start our Christmas features on page 14 with some ideas for using your Christmas tree die that comes free with this issue. As well as the classic tree, poinsettias are always a favourite at this time of year. Over on page 28, Kathy Jones demonstrates some stunning creations using this popular image and the latest products from JustRite Stampers. We’ve also got some cute ideas for using bows and ribbons in your designs on page 44. It’s not all about cards though, because I love to make my own Christmas gifts too. I’m always looking for ideas for handmade stocking fillers so luckily, Teresa Abajo has been busy creating some beautiful gifts that you can find on page 53. Then if you’re hoping for clean and simple ideas for your cards this year, then look no further than page 63, where Linda Lucas gets stamping. As the festive season starts to take over, it’s easy to forget about those other occasions cropping up around this time of year. But we’ve got plenty of ideas to keep you going, including quick birthday makes on page 84. As always, we’re up to date with the latest trends too. Nature-inspired makes and recycled products are very popular in the crafting world at the moment. This month, Melissa Barnicoat shares some clever ideas for incorporating this look into your papercraft projects on page 18. As well as this, we have a masterclass on making your own backgrounds on page 37. And don’t forget our Cardmaker of the Year competition is well underway with loads of fantastic prizes to be won. There’s still time to get your entry in to us, so check out all the details over on page 26. These are just the highlights of what we have for you this issue and we have lots more including all the latest news and the usual tips and tricks. And if you want to see what fun festive projects we have in store for you next time, have a sneak peek at our digital preview by visiting www.ppjump.com/asc61preview So until next month… Happy crafting!

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Tracey Orchard Designer

Top of the tree Make the most of this issue’s free Christmas tree die with these inspiring ideas from Tracey Orchard

Simply make Fold the card blank in half then fix a piece of ribbon across the centre of the card front as shown.

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Stamp the greeting onto 3 white cardstock and trim. Matt onto Pomegranate

Die-cut the tree from 2 Pomegranate cardstock and adhere to a 6.8x8.8cm

cardstock and adhere to the card front using 3D foam tape.

piece of white cardstock. Matt onto Pomegranate cardstock and adhere to the left side of the card front.

Tie a red ribbon bow and 4 fix to the right of the tree. Add a pearl to the top of

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FESTIVE WISHES

the tree die-cut to finish.

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Use baking paper between the die and patterned paper or cardstock, as this will allow for easy removal of the cut piece

What you need Materials

u white A5 card blank u white & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock u ribbon u Sunshine Designs Christmas One Verse stamp set

u maroon Ranger Archival Ink u pearl Tools

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GOLD TREE Simply make Fold the card blank in half 1 then trim to 10.3x15cm. Cut a piece of white handmade paper to 9x14cm and adhere two pieces of ribbon across it. Matt onto mirror cardstock and fix to the card front. Die-cut the tree from mirror 2 cardstock – it won’t cut all the way through – then remove from the die-cut keeping all the pieces together. Fix the tree to the card front 3 using 3D foam tape and add a diamanté to the top. Fix a bow over the ribbon strips and add a diamanté to the centre to finish.

What you need Materials

u white A5 card blank u gold mirror cardstock u white handmade paper u gold metallic ribbon u diamantés

Tools

u FREE Christmas tree die u manual die-cutting machine

What you need Materials

u white, Ivy & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock & Believe Plaid Ruler patterned paper u Fired Brick & Peeled Paint Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks u hessian u buttons

Tools

u FREE Christmas tree die u manual die-cutting machine u embossing mat

HOMESPUN TREE Simply make Cut Ivy cardstock to 1 12x30cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut gingham patterned paper to 11x14cm, distress the edges and attach to the card front. Trim a piece of hessian 2 to 8.5x11cm, remove a couple of threads to fray the edges then attach to the centre of the card front. Use an embossing mat to 3 emboss the tree die onto white cardstock. Sponge the

TOP TIP When using the die to emboss, you will sometimes get areas that cut through. Turn the piece over and gently burnish with an embossing tool to close any little holes

embossed piece using Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, fussy cut and adhere to a 6.3x8.7cm piece of Pomegranate cardstock. Matt onto Ivy cardstock and adhere to the card front. Tie short hessian strands 4 through four buttons and attach one to each corner of the hessian panel to finish.

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MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS Simply make Trim a piece of kraft 1 cardstock to 15x21cm, score and fold to make a card blank. Cut Ivy cardstock to 9x15cm and adhere across the centre of the card blank. Die-cut two trees from kraft 2 cardstock and cut off the stars. Fix horizontally to the card front as shown. Die-cut a Scalloped Oval 3 from Pomegranate cardstock and adhere to the centre of the card front using 3D foam tape. Die-cut a tree from Ivy 4 cardstock and fix to the oval. Trim the end from a

What you need Materials

u kraft, Ivy & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock & Believe stickers

PEACE Simply make Trim Pomegranate cardstock 1 to 9.5x28cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Trim a piece of spot-patterned paper to 9x13.5cm and adhere to the card front. Cut Pomegranate cardstock to 2 2.5x9cm and cut a notch into one end. Adhere to the card front, then add a sticker as shown. Tie hessian thread through 3 a button and fix it to the left of the sticker. Die-cut a tree from 4 Pomegranate cardstock and attach to the card front as shown.

What you need Materials

u Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock, Believe Kraft Wrap patterned paper & stickers u hessian thread u wooden button

Tools

u FREE Christmas tree die u manual die-cutting machine

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u pearl Tools

u FREE Christmas tree die

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals dies u manual die-cutting machine

greeting sticker and attach to the bottom-right corner of the card. Add a pearl to the top of the green tree to finish.

TOP TIP Save the threads from pieces of hessian to use with buttons for a rustic look


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Decorative-edged cards are easy to achieve with the help of dies

Fold Very Vanilla cardstock and Stamp the sentiment using 1 die-cut it using a Radiant 4 Rich Cocoa ink, then die-cut Rectangles die, making sure the around it using a Vintage Labels fold stays within the die. Die-cut another Radiant Rectangles shape from Very Vanilla cardstock and attach to the card front.

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Die-cut red Twig and Berry 3 patterned paper and attach to the card, then adhere another Very Vanilla Radiant Rectangle shape to the centre of the piece.

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Two die. Leave the cardstock in the die and sponge with Bamboo Leaves ink. Fix to the card using 3D foam tape. Die-cut the poinsettia shapes 5 from Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp two of the shapes using Rhubarb Stalk ink and assemble the flower on the card front. Add a pearl to the centre to finish.

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What you need Materials

u Very Vanilla, Old Olive & Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Up! cardstock u Kaisercraft Twig & Berry paper pad & Blush pearls u JustRite Stampers Festive Poinsettia stamps u Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb

Stalk & Bamboo Leaves Memento inkpads Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements Radiant Rectangles dies u JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Two dies u manual die-cutting machine


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Kathy Jones Designer

Elegant stamps

Kathy Jones creates some gorgeous designs using the latest products from JustRite Stampers

hristmas in Australia is hot and steamy and there are no snowflakes in sight. For this reason, instead of opting for snowy scenes this year, why not try creating some elegant Christmas cards using ornaments and poinsettias while sticking with the traditional red and green themes? For my Christmas cards, I have chosen the latest images

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neutral cardstock or stamp them onto coloured card for a subtle appearance. If you want to emboss the images, use VersaMark ink. But remember to add Blu-Tack to the back of the image while heat-embossing to avoid the piece flying across the room! There is a huge range of embossing powders available and at this time of year, gold is the ideal choice. Clear is really useful too and you could even

use black to make certain elements pop. For another special touch, Spellbinders has an incredible range of dies for decorative edges. There are plenty to choose from, so you’re bound to find one to suit your project. Have fun experimenting and I hope this collection inspires you to think about our hot and humid Christmases, pack away your snowflakes, and try something a little different. l


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elegant Christmas SOPHISTICATED

TOP TIP Simply make

Stamp your poinsettia images randomly to create your own fabulous patterned paper

NOEL ORNAMENT

attach the panel to the card front.

sentiment using Rich Cocoa ink then cut out. Fix gold cord to the top and attach to the left side of the card using 3D foam tape.

Stamp the bauble onto Very 4 Vanilla cardstock using Rhubarb Stalk ink. Add the

Attach a ribbon bow to the top 5 of the bauble and decorate the card using rhinestones to finish.

Trim a piece of Very Vanilla 1 cardstock to measure 15.3x21cm, then score and

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to Die-cut a red border and 2 9.5x14.8cm, stamp the 3 attach to the stamped panel. poinsettia using Desert Sand ink Layer with lace and ribbon, then

fold to create a card blank.

and matt onto red cardstock.

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What you need Materials

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u gold cord u silver Kaisercraft rhinestones Tools

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MERRY CHRISTMAS Simply make

TOP TIP

Trim a 10.5cm strip from Old 1 Olive cardstock, die-cut a border into one short edge and

Using background stamps with embossing powders is a great way to create your own patterned paper

fold in half to make a card blank. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 2 to 9.8cm wide, die-cut the bottom edge and attach

What you need

to the card. Stamp Riding Hood Red 3 cardstock with the Damask Wallpaper image using VersaMark

Materials

u Old Olive, Very Vanilla & Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Up! cardstock u JustRite Stampers Damask Wallpaper Background, Grand Christmas Sentiments & Festive Poinsettia stamps u VersaMark inkpad u black & gold embossing powder u Desert Sand Memento inkpad u silver Kaisercraft rhinestones

ink. Heat-emboss using black powder, trim to size and die-cut a border along one short edge. Attach to the card front. Die-cut Vanilla cardstock 4 using a Twisted Metal Tags and Accents die and adhere to the card front.

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Stamp the sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock using VersaMark ink, then sprinkle with gold embossing powder before heat-setting. Die-cut around the sentiment and layer onto a larger Old Olive circle before fixing to the card using 3D foam tape.

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Die-cut two poinsettias from 6 Very Vanilla cardstock and two leaves from Old Olive cardstock. Stamp the poinsettias using Desert Sand ink, assemble the

flower and leaves and attach to the right side of the card front as shown. Add a rhinestone to the flower and the top corners of the card, as shown to finish.

u Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Scalloped Borders One, Nestabilities Circles, Shapeabilities Twisted Metal Tags and Accents & Layered Poinsettia dies u manual die-cutting machine u heat tool

JOYEUX NOEL Simply make Trim Very Vanilla cardstock 1 to 10.8x21.7cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Die-cut a Fleur de Lis square from red cardstock and adhere to the card front. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 2 to 7.7cm square and layer onto an 8cm-square piece of

TOP TIP

Old Olive cardstock. Wrap ribbon around the piece and stamp a sentiment across the top. Attach to the card front.

If you have a Spellbinders Grand Calibur die-cutting machine, you can save loads of time by die-cutting all of the shapes at once

Die-cut four sizes of 3 poinsettia from red cardstock and stamp the largest as well

What you need Materials

u Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red & Old Olive Stampin’ Up! cardstock u red ribbon u JustRite Stampers Heritage Christmas Ornaments & Festive Poinsettia stamps

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u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u VersaMark inkpad u gold embossing powder u Blush Kaisercraft pearls Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities

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Decorative Elements Fleur de Lis Squares & Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia dies u manual die-cutting machine u heat tool

as one of the smaller shapes using VersaMark ink before heat-embossing. Die-cut leaves from Old Olive cardstock and assemble the poinsettia as shown. Attach to the bottom -right corner of the card. pearls to the centre of 4Add the poinsettia to finish.


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elegant Christmas SOPHISTICATED

STEPBYSTEP

POINSETTIA SEASON’S GREETINGS What you need Materials

TOP TIP Trim a piece of green cardstock to 15.3x23cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

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Shape the poinsettia by bending the leaves and petals for more dimension

u Old Olive, Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla Stampin’ Up! cardstock u JustRite Stampers Lace Oval Frame background stamp, Grand Christmas Sentiments & Festive Poinsettia stamps u Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk Memento inkpads u VersaMark inkpad

u clear embossing powder u Blush Kaisercraft pearls Tools

u heat tool u Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Ovals & Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia dies u manual die-cutting machine

Stamp the background image Trim a piece of Very Vanilla 2 onto red cardstock using 3 cardstock to 10.8x14.5cm VersaMark ink and heat-emboss and position it behind the red

Stamp the sentiment inside 4 the oval using black ink. Layer the red panel onto the

Die-cut Very Vanilla, Riding 5 Hood Red and Old Olive cardstock and stamp two of the

using clear powder. Trim to measure 10.5x14.2cm and die-cut an oval from the centre.

Very Vanilla piece using 3D foam tape and adhere to the card front.

flowers using Rhubarb Stalk ink. Assemble the flower and leaves, embellish with a pearl and attach to the bottom-left corner of the card front to finish.

image panel. Draw around the oval shape as shown.

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elegant Christmas SOPHISTICATED

FESTIVE CHRISTMAS

TOP TIP It’s always easier to die-cut the poinsettia shapes first and stamp afterwards

STEPBYSTEP

Fold a piece of red cardstock 1 and die-cut the Radiant Rectangles border shape as shown. Die-cut another Radiant Rectangles shape from red cardstock and attach to the card. Die-cut another shape from Very Vanilla cardstock and attach to the card front.

What you need Materials

Die-cut Twig and Berry patterned paper and attach to the card front.

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u Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla Stampin’ Up! cardstock u Kaisercraft Twig & Berry paper pad u JustRite Stampers Heritage Christmas Ornaments & Festive Poinsettia stamps u VersaMark inkpad u gold embossing powder

u Rhubarb Stalk & Rich Cocoa Memento inkpads u green & red inkpads u ivory satin ribbon u Blush Kaisercraft pearls Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements Radiant

Rectangles, Heirloom Ornaments & Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia dies u JustRite Spellbinders Vintage Label & Banner dies u manual die-cutting machine u heat tool

Stamp the bauble onto 3 Very Vanilla cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat-set

Die-cut two poinsettia Stamp the sentiment using Finish the card by adding a 4 shapes from Very Vanilla 5 Rich Cocoa ink and die-cut a 6 satin ribbon bow to the top cardstock, stamp using Rhubarb label around it. Sponge with green of the bauble and a pearl to

using gold powder. Die-cut the shape using the corresponding die and attach to the card front using 3D foam tape.

Stalk ink and sponge lightly using red ink. Attach to the middle of the bauble.

ink and attach across the bottom of the card using 3D foam tape.

the centre of the poinsettia.

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Sarah Cameron Designer

Sketch challenge Sarah Cameron creates a pretty set of cards using the same sketch as the starting point

TOP TIP Paper piecing is a great way to add colour to a stamped image if you don’t have any colouring mediums

Simply make

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Trim kraft cardstock to 12x24cm, Trim white cardstock to 1 then score and fold in half to 3 6.5cm square and stamp the make a card blank. Cut a piece of image using Chocolate Chip ink. pink patterned paper to 11cm square, matt onto white cardstock and attach to the card front. Cut holly-patterned paper to 2 3x11cm and layer onto a wider piece of Apple cardstock. Attach to the left side of the card front.

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Stamp the image again onto various patterned papers and cardstock, then paper-piece the original stamped image. Matt onto Cherry cardstock. flag shapes from 4Cutkraftthree cardstock, attach them

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along the back edge of the stamped panel and adhere to the card using 3D foam tape. Stamp the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink onto white cardstock and trim. Matt onto Apple cardstock, then adhere to the bottom-right corner of the card front. Fix a pearl to the stocking to finish.

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What you need Materials

u kraft & white cardstock u Apple & Cherry Kaisercraft cardstock, Mint Twist paper pad, Snow pearls & Stocking stamp u Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad & Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp


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SKETCH CHALLENGE

Simply make Trim kraft cardstock to 1 10.5x29.8cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut red spot-patterned paper to 10x14.2cm, matt onto Cherry cardstock and attach to the card front. Cut coloured circle-patterned 2 paper to 4x14.2cm and layer onto a wider piece of Apple cardstock. Attach to the left side of the card front. Cut stocking-patterned paper 3 to 6cm square, matt onto white, then Cherry cardstock and pink patterned paper. Punch a circle around a 4 stocking from patterned paper and layer onto a larger circle punched from Cherry cardstock, then attach to the square panel using 3D foam tape, matching up the pattern. three flags from Apple 5Trim cardstock then mount behind

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

For more information on the spotlighting technique, go to the tutorials section at www.splitcoaststampers.com

What you need Materials

u white & kraft cardstock u Cherry & Apple Kaisercraft cardstock, Mint Twist paper pad & Christmas stamp set u Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad

Tools

u Stampin’ Up! 1¼" and 13⁄₈" circle punches

the image panel as shown. Adhere the image panel onto the card front using 3D foam tape. Stamp the sentiment in 6 Chocolate Chip ink onto white cardstock then matt onto Apple cardstock and adhere to the bottom-right side of the card base.

What you need

TOP TIP

Materials

u white & kraft cardstock u Apple & Cherry Kaisercraft cardstock, Mint Twist paper pad & Christmas stamp set u silver brads u Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad

When attaching the brads, fix the centre brad in place first, then add one on each side to ensure even spacing

Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles dies u Stampin’ Up! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder & Petite Pennants Builder punch u paper piercer u manual die-cutting machine

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using 3D foam tape and layer another strip of grass over the top.

Simply make

tape. Add three brads around the bottom right edge of the circles.

Trim Apple cardstock to 12x24cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut green spot-patterned paper to 11cm square and matt onto white cardstock before attaching to the card.

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Adhere the white circle to a 4 larger Apple circle and attach to the card front using 3D foam Cut a piece of pink patterned 2 paper to 5x11cm and layer onto a wider piece of Cherry cardstock, then emboss. Adhere to the left side of the card front. a circle from white 3Die-cut cardstock. Punch three trees

from patterned paper using the pennant punch and trim three small strips of kraft cardstock for the trunks. Attach two trees to the white circle, tear strips of Apple cardstock and attach across the bottom of the circle to create grass. Adhere the centre tree

Stamp the sentiment onto 5 white cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink and cut a notch into one end. Matt onto Cherry cardstock and attach along the bottom-right edge of the card front to finish.

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spring SEASONAL

Neline Plaisier creates seasonal designs using Marianne Design dies

HOME Simply make

Spring

Neline Plaisier Designer

is in the air

Create a 14.5cm-square card 1 blank from kraft cardstock. Cut a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper, ink the edges, matt onto blue cardstock and attach to the card front. Add two decorative patterned paper strips as shown. Die-cut a circle from kraft 2 cardstock and a scalloped circle from patterned paper. Stamp the text onto the scalloped circle using Timber Brown ink, layer with the kraft circle and attach to the lefthand side of the card front. Cut a smaller panel of patterned 3 paper, ink the edges and matt onto blue cardstock. Attach in the centre of the card front. Die-cut a birdhouse and two 4 branches from kraft cardstock. Colour the branches using Walnut Stain and Forest Moss Distress Ink. Die-cut three roses from patterned paper and two birds from blue cardstock as shown. Stamp the birdhouse using 5 Timber Brown ink. Ink the edges of the birds, give them eyes and colour the feet. Affix one behind the birdhouse before attaching it to the card front, and the other at the bottom of the birdhouse as shown. Attach the branches, layered 6 together, to the top of the card front and use rope to tie them to the top of the birdhouse. Assemble the flowers and adhere as shown. Cut the bird in the nest from patterned paper and attach using 3D foam pads. Stamp two butterflies onto kraft cardstock and cut out. Attach a blue bow, the pearl swirl and a heart charm to the left-hand side and stamp the postmarks to the right-hand side of the card front.

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What you need Materials

u kraft & blue cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u white Marianne Design Pearl Swirl & silver heart charm u Marianne Design Linen Rope u white inkpad

u Timber Brown & Stone Grey St達zOn inkpads u Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Forest Moss Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Distress Markers u blue seam binding u white twine

Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 & Branch & Flowers 2 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birdhouse Home, Birds, Circle die & sentiments & Scallop Circle die & sentiments die and stamp sets

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HUGS Simply make Die-cut a 14.5cm-wide circular 1 card blank from kraft cardstock, making sure that the front and back of the card are attached at the top. Die-cut an extra circle from kraft cardstock and attach to the card front so you have a circular card front. Cut a slightly smaller circle of 2 patterned paper and matt onto blue cardstock. Cut a semicircle from patterned paper and attach to the bottom. Cover the join using lace and attach the panel to the card front. Die-cut two branches and two 3 birdhouses from kraft cardstock, and two birds from blue cardstock. Colour the branches using Distress Ink and stamp the birdhouse using Timber Brown ink as shown. Cut the roof from one house and 4 attach to the other using 3D foam pads. Tie the tops together using a length of rope. Attach to the card front with one of the birds behind the house and affix the branches over the bottom part of the birdhouse along with the second bird as shown. Die-cut four flowers from light 5 green cardstock and four from vellum. Stamp the vellum flower and heat-emboss using white powder as shown.

SWEET Simply make Create a 14.5cm-square card blank from kraft cardstock. Cut a slightly smaller panel of patterned paper, ink the edges, matt onto blue cardstock and attach to the centre of the card front.

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Cut a rectangle from different 2 patterned paper, ink the edges and attach along the bottom as shown. Adhere a decorative strip, some lace and a length of seam binding across the two patterned papers. Attach a bow made from seam binding on the left-hand side as shown. Die-cut a scalloped circle from purple patterned paper and stamp the sentiment using Stone Grey ink. Create a hole in the top and attach to the bow together with a charm and white twine.

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Die-cut a birdhouse, a bird 4and two branches from kraft

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What you need Materials

u kraft & blue cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Blocs Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u silver Marianne Design heart charm u Marianne Design Linen Rope & white Vintage Lace u Timber Brown & Stone Grey St達zOn inkpads u Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Forest Moss Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers

cardstock. Colour the branches and the bird using Distress Ink. Die-cut two flowers from purple patterned paper and assemble. Stamp the birdhouse using 5 Timber Brown ink and shade the flowers using coloured pencils. Attach the branches across the top of the card front together with

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u White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls u vellum u coloured pencils u white pearls u blue seam binding u paper flower u white twine Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birdhouse Home, Birds, Circle die & sentiments & Scallop Circle die & sentiments dies and stamp sets

the purple flowers and tie to the birdhouse using rope. Stamp the butterflies twice on 6 kraft cardstock and twice onto vellum. Cut out each one, layer together and add pearls to the centre. Stamp the postmark to the left-hand side and add Liquid Pearls to the birdhouse to finish.

Use kraft cardstock to die-cut 6 a scalloped heart, and die-cut a matching heart from patterned paper. Stamp the sentiment using Timber Brown ink and layer together.


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spring SEASONAL

What you need Materials

u kraft, blue & light green cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u silver Marianne Design heart charm u Marianne Design Linen Rope u white Marianne Design Vintage Lace u Timber Brown & Stone Grey StãzOn inkpads u Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Forest Moss Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks u Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink u white embossing powder u vellum u white flat-backed pearls u paper flowers u white seam binding

Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birds, Flowers & Leaf 1, Candy Hearts, Birdhouse Home dies & stamp sets u circle die u heat tool

Assemble the flowers and layer 7 together with the die-cut heart, a seam binding bow and a metal heart charm. Stamp and heat-emboss butterflies onto vellum and again onto light blue cardstock, cut out, add pearls and attach to the birdhouse. Adhere paper flowers as shown and stamp the postmarks to finish.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU What you need Materials Simply make u kraft, green, light green Use the Large Frame Frilly die 1 to create a card blank from kraft cardstock. Die-cut it again from patterned paper and attach to the card front. Cut an 11.5cmsquare patterned paper panel and matt onto blue cardstock. Die-cut two notepaper sheets 2 from patterned paper and two tabs from kraft cardstock. Attach together as shown and stamp the sentiment using Stone Grey ink. Use kraft and green cardstock 3 to die-cut two branches. Diecut two birdhouses and a paper circle from kraft cardstock and die-cut a bird from green cardstock. Die-cut a patterned paper scalloped circle and stamp with the sentiment. Attach to the top-left corner of the card front as shown and layer with the panel. Die-cut two flowers from 4 patterned paper and assemble. Stamp the birdhouse using Stone Grey ink and cut the

& blue cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u Marianne Design Linen Rope u white Marianne Design Vintage Lace & Pearl Swirl u Marianne Design Happy Birthday ribbon u Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers u Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink

u Stone Grey StãzOn inkpad u vellum u white embossing powder u paper flowers Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 & Branch & Flowers 2 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birds, Birdhouse Home, Tab With Text, Circle die & sentiments & Scallop dies & sentiments dies & stamp sets u Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly#7 die u heat tool

roof from one and attach to the other using 3D foam pads.

Stamp the bird’s decoration 6 and two butterflies onto vellum and heat-emboss using white

Cut the leaves from the green 5 branch and attach to the kraft branch. Add a length of lace

powder. Cut out and attach to the card front together with white pearls as shown.

across the card front. Layer the two notebook die-cuts together on the card front at an angle and place the branch over the top. Attach the birdhouse to the centre of the card along with a bird and use rope to tie it to the branch.

Add a length of sentiment 7 ribbon, pearls and paper flowers to the card front and stamp the postmarks twice on the left and right-hand side as shown to finish.

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SEASONAL spring

Simply make Create a 17x12.5cm tent-fold 1 card blank from kraft cardstock. Cut patterned paper to fit the card front and attach.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Cut a slightly smaller white 2 cardstock panel and die-cut a decorated oval aperture in the centre. Cut another, slightly smaller, panel of patterned paper and die-cut an oval aperture in the centre. Layer together and attach to the card front using 3D foam pads. Decorate the edge of the oval using pearls and add strips of patterned paper to the top-left corner. Die-cut two different birdhouses, two branches and a bird from kraft cardstock. Die-cut two more branches from green cardstock. Cut out the leaves and attach to the kraft cardstock branches. Attach the branches to the top of the card front.

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Die-cut a bird from light blue 4 patterned paper and one from green patterned paper. Die-cut two

What you need Materials

u kraft, green, white & blue cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u Marianne Design Linen Rope & white Vintage Lace u white Marianne Design Pearl Swirl u Marianne Design Spring ribbon u Stone Grey St達zOn inkpad u Vintage Photo Ranger

roses from patterned paper, assemble houses and fix to the card front and attach across the branches. using 3D foam pads. Attach them Stamp the birdhouses and colour to the branch using a length of rope and decorate the flowers the flowers using coloured on the house using Liquid Pearls. pencils. Attach the birds behind the

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Distress Markers u Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink u white Ranger Liquid Pearls u coloured pencils u vellum u white embossing powder u paper flowers u white pearls feather

Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 & Branch & Flowers 2 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birds, Birdhouse Flowers & Birdhouse Home dies & stamp sets u Marianne Design Craftables Passe-Partout Oval die

Stamp two butterflies onto Fix the kraft cardstock bird, 6 vellum and heat-emboss using 7 the sentiment ribbon, feathers, white embossing powder. Attach to paper flowers, lace and pearls to the branches as shown and add pearls to their bodies.

the card front as shown. Stamp the postmarks on the card front to finish.

What you need Materials

u kraft, green & blue cardstock u Marianne Design Pretty Papers Bloc Springtime patterned paper u Marianne Design Journey clear stamps u Marianne Design Linen Rope & silver heart charms u Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Distress Markers u Stone Grey St達zOn inkpad u white embossing powder

FRAMED Simply make Cut out a 30.5x13.5cm kraft cardstock panel. From left to right, score and fold at 13.5cm, 15.25cm, 17cm and 29cm to create your card blank. Lay it out

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flat and die-cut an oval aperture on the smaller side of the card front. Trim two 13cm-square panels from blue cardstock. Matt one with green patterned paper and attach on the inside of the card blank. Die-cut the other to create a decorative aperture. Attach to the card front and matt with

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u white Ranger Liquid Pearls u blue seam binding u coloured pencils u white pearls Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Marianne Design Creatables Branch & Flowers 1 dies u Marianne Design Collectables Birds & Birdhouse Flowers dies & stamp sets u Marianne Design Craftables Passe-Partout Round die

patterned paper with a matching die-cut aperture in the centre.

Attach the second branch 5 and the two birds below the aperture on the card front. Die-

Die-cut two birds and two 3 branches from kraft cardstock and two branches from green

cut three flowers from patterned paper, assemble and fix to the branch card front.

cardstock. Cut the leaves from the green cardstock branches and attach to the kraft branches.

Stamp two butterflies onto 6 kraft cardstock, heat-emboss using white embossing powder,

Use kraft cardstock to die-cut 4 a birdhouse and stamp using Timber Brown ink. Colour the

cut out and affix on the left-hand side of the die-cut oval.

flowers using coloured pencils and highlight using Liquid Pearls. Tie the birdhouse to a branch and attach to the inside of the card blank behind the aperture.

Cover the flap with a strip 7 of patterned paper, punch two holes and thread with blue seam binding. Tie in a bow and add a silver charm to finish.

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