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Hello... ... and welcome to Issue 58 of Australian Simply Cards. As always, it’s been a busy month packed full of creativity and new ideas, and this issue our fabulous Design Team brings you lots of exciting projects to keep you inspired. To get you started, your free gift is a gorgeous peacock embossing folder and stamp set. If you head over to page 14, Lindsey Bexon has some fantastic ideas on how you can put your new craft stash to good use. Craft trends often follow those in the fashion world and now that the catwalks are full of ombré-inspired clothes and hairstyles, it’s about time we adopted the style in our cardmaking too. Head over to page 18 for more on the latest trend, where Janelle Graham explores the best ways to approach the technique and creates some colourful designs along the way. We can also look to traditional styles for inspiration on our cards and at the moment, doilies are making a real comeback. This month, Karen George has created some lovely designs using these pretty and versatile embellishments over on page 28. In our masterclass on page 37, Deb Hughes explores the versatility of Distress Stains with stunning results and get back to basics over on page 46, where we explore heat embossing with some simple but effective techniques. We like to move with the times here at Australian Simply Cards, and we’re entering into the digital age this issue using digi stamps, which are both cost-effective and space-saving. Debbie Pamment shares her ideas using digital images on page 55. We haven’t forgotten the boys this month either. If you head over to page 63, Sarah Cameron shares some quick and fresh ideas for your masculine makes. For something else impressive, head over to page 70 for some pretty projects using the latest card blanks from Le Crystelle. These are just some of the highlights and this issue is bulging with much more, including all the latest news and the usual tips and tricks. And if you simply can’t wait to find out what we’ve got in store for you next issue, then take a look at our new digital preview, at www.ppjump.com/asc59preview So until next month… Happy crafting!

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Lindsey Bexon Designer

You make me proud

This issue, we have a wonderful peacock embossing folder and matching stamp set for you. Lindsey Bexon gives you six ideas to get you started

JUST THINKING OF YOU Simply make Stamp the peacock into a grid 1 on a panel of white cardstock using three different colours of ink. Matt the stamped panel onto 2 turquoise and purple cardstock and attach to the centre of the card blank as shown. Stamp the peacock again onto 3 a small white cardstock panel, matt onto turquoise and purple cardstock and attach to the centre of the card using 3D foam pads.

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Try repetitive stamping for a great background effect using different colours of ink. Just make sure you clean the stamp between the different colours so you don’t pollute your inkpads

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder & stamp set u white, purple & turquoise cardstock u Craftwork Cards Candi & white scalloped card blank u sentiment sticker u lime, turquoise & violet ColorBox inkpads

Add a sentiment sticker to Add green Candi to each 4 turquoise cardstock, matt onto purple cardstock and attach under 5corner of the white panel using 3D foam pads to finish. the individual peacock panel.

SO HAPPY FOR YOU Simply make Ink the embossing folder 1 and run through a die-cutting machine using white cardstock. Matt a panel of the 2 turquoise cardstock from the packaging onto the lefthand side of the card front and add a purple gem to three of the corners as shown. Cut out and attach the inked 3 and embossed panel to the top-left corner of the card

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder, stamp set & packaging card u white, purple & turquoise cardstock u white 14.5x9.5cm card blank u Kaisercraft Pickled Pear paper pad u gemstones u sentiment sticker u turquoise Ranger Stickles glitter glue u violet ColorBox inkpad

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u manual die-cutting machine

using 3D foam pads. Attach a sentiment sticker onto purple cardstock and affix in the bottom-right corner of the card front. Add blue gemstones to three corners.

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Cut the wording strip 5 from patterned paper and matt onto turquoise and purple cardstock. Attach above the sentiment panel using 3D foam pads to finish.

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FREE GIFT

YOU MAKE ME PROUD Simply make Stamp the peacock Cover your card blank 1 with Botanical Odyssey 4onto white cardstock, cut out and colour in patterned paper. Stamp the frame and sentiment onto different patterned paper and cut out, leaving a border as shown.

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Attach the sentiment 3 panel to the top-right corner of the card front and add gemstones and glitter glue highlights.

using ProMarkers. Attach overlapping the sentiment panel using 3D foam pads and add glitter glue to the feathers to finish.

TOP TIP For a more subtle and sophisticated look, emboss white backgrounds and leave the pattern uncoloured

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder & stamp set u Bordeaux Red 9.5x8.5cm card blank u white cardstock u Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad

u blue gemstones u Letraset ProMarkers u turquoise & Lime Green Ranger Stickles glitter glue u Jet Black StãzOn inkpad

I’M GLAD WE’RE FRIENDS Simply make Emboss the right-hand side of your card 1 front using the peacock embossing folder and cut around the design as shown. the right-hand side of the inside 2Cover of your card blank with patterned paper. Add gemstones to the embossed design 3 on the card front, wrap ribbon around the centre and tie in a bow. Attach the sentiment sticker to a 4 die-cut panel from the patterned paper pad using 3D foam pads and fix to the bottom left of the card front to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder & stamp set u white Craftwork Cards shaped card blank u Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad u light pink gemstones u blue ribbon u sentiment sticker

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Simply make Emboss the peacock design onto green 1 cardstock and cut to measure 9x15cm. Matt the card front with purple cardstock. the panel to the left-hand side 2andAttach of the card front using 3D foam pads add highlights using glitter glue. Add two pieces of Candi to the top 3 and bottom-right corners of the card front using 3D foam pads as shown. Stamp the sentiment and frame onto 4 a white cardstock panel and matt onto purple cardstock and turquoise embossing folder packaging as shown. the sentiment panel overlapping the 5Attach embossed green cardstock panel to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder, stamp set & packaging card u white, green & purple cardstock u green Craftwork Cards Candi u white 15cm-square card blank u Lime Green & dark blue Ranger Stickles glitter glue u Jet Black St達zOn inkpad

WELL DONE Simply make Run your card front through 1 a die-cutting machine with the embossing folder. the raised design 2Colour using ProMarkers as shown. Attach a sentiment sticker to a panel 3 of pink cardstock. Matt onto purple cardstock and attach to the centre of the card front using 3D foam pads. Add Candi around the top and 4 right-hand side of the sentiment using 3D foam pads to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE peacock embossing folder & stamp set u pink & purple cardstock u white 14.5cm-square card blank u Craftwork Cards Candi u sentiment sticker u Letraset ProMarkers

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Doily delights Karen George Designer

SIMPLY SHOPPING Karen George explores the many ways to incorporate doilies into your card projects with charming results

hen anyone comes to my house for the first time, I warn them that it’s a ‘nanna’s house’ (not that I’m a grandma). I can’t help but have doilies everywhere! They all evoke memories of family and friends and I still have doilies my dear gran made me. Nearly every time I saw her, she would pull out yet another handmade doily that she’d made for me. I’m even lucky enough to have doilies that were made by my great aunt by kerosene lamp over 100 years ago, and the tiny crochet hook she used. So it’s no surprise that I love to use doilies in my cardmaking too. When it comes to using doilies in cardmaking, the opportunities are endless and there are so many products on

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the market. Paper doilies are readily available and are extremely cost-effective. I’ve chosen to use them without colouring, keeping them fresh so they stand out, but you can use mists or sponged ink on them. There is also a great range of doily dies on the market and these can create a lovely ornate, vintage feel. The Spellbinders Die D-Lites Medallion die is great for layering with flowers to add a lovely flourish to your card. The Sizzix Bigz Die Frame Doily die is another fantastic option. Why not try cutting it from black cardstock for a striking look? To add another dimension to your cards, try using crochet doilies. You can find them in a range of colours and

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combining crochet doilies with cotton lace creates an instantly elegant design. If my gran was still around I would love to give her one of these cards, so I make them with a fond memory of her in my heart. When adding doilies to your card, some care should be taken as you don’t want to see glue ooze out through the little holes in the shape. I found it best to use a glue dot runner with my die-cut doilies. Just roll the runner over the back of the doily and the little dots will adhere to the raised up die-cut only. This makes it easy to avoid messy glue mistakes. When adhering paper doilies, I’ve chosen to only glue the solid centre of the shape. This means the edges curve up a little, but I like this as it

adds another dimension. It’s one thing to have a pretty card on the outside but make your cards interesting on the inside too. It doesn’t take much extra effort but the results are worth it. Doilies are a great way to do this as they are affordable but, most importantly, they are flat and won’t bulk up your design. By simply adding a few finishing touches to the inside you will have a card that’s beautiful inside and out. For something a little different, you could also try using doilies as a mask with Glimmer Mists. I’m certainly a doily addict but I hope I’ve encouraged you to try these simple products too. They are a fabulous way to add elegance and are something your grannies would be proud of. l


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CROCHET DOILY Simply make Trim a piece of cream cardstock to 18x24cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 11.8x17.8cm and attach to the card front.

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Cut Beautiful Blooms 2 patterned paper to 11.6x17.6cm and colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink. Cut Lavender cardstock to 5x11.6cm and layer onto a slightly wider piece of black cardstock. Adhere lace at the back

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on both sides of the strip and fix it to the Beautiful Blooms panel, securing the lace at the back. Adhere the piece to the card front. Attach three crochet doilies to 4 the centre panel. Punch two flowers from black cardstock and add one to the top doily and one to the bottom doily. Add a black paper flower to the centre doily. Layer the forget-me-not flowers over the doilies as shown. Add the tag sticker to black 5 cardstock and cut it out, leaving a narrow border. Punch a hole in the top and tie string through it before attaching to the top-left corner of the card to finish.

What you need Materials

u cream, Lavender & black cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden Beautiful Blooms patterned paper & sticker sheet u Rusty Bucket Prima Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger inkpad u lace

u black Kaisercraft paper flower u Lavender & yellow forget-menot paper flowers u crochet doilies u string Tools

u flower punch u hole punch

TOP TIP Small crochet doilies will sometimes have loose ends or knots. Don’t cut these off as the doily will unravel. Simply glue them underneath as you attach the doily to the card

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Simply make Die-cut two doilies from 1 cream cardstock and colour the edges using Lulu Lavender ink. Score one doily down one 2 side 2.5cm from the edge to make the fold line. Apply adhesive to the scored strip and attach the other doily to it to create the card blank. Die-cut an 8cm circle 3 from black cardstock and attach to the card front. Diecut a smaller scalloped circle from Sun Kissed patterned paper and colour the edges with Lulu Lavender ink before adding to the card.

What you need u cream & black cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden Sun Kissed patterned paper & sticker sheet u green pearlescent paper u Lulu Lavender Memento Dew Drop inkpad u cream, black & Lavender Kaisercraft paper flowers u Lavender forget-me-not paper flower u green ribbon

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u Sizzix Bigz Die Frame Doily die u Xcut Dielicious Nesting Circle & Scalloped Circle dies u leaf punch u hole punch u manual die-cutting machine

adhering to the card.

punch a hole in the top. Tie green ribbon through the hole and adhere to the card front.

Attach a tag sticker to black cardstock, cut out, leaving a narrow border and

Tie a green ribbon bow through the left side of the card as shown to finish.

Punch leaves from green 4 pearlescent paper then layer flowers on top before

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TOP TIP Only add glue to the centre of the flower when adhering to the card so that you can slide leaves underneath it to achieve the best positioning

TWO DOILIES Simply make Cut cream cardstock to 1 16.5x24cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Trim Peach cardstock to 2 11.8x16.3cm. Cut a piece of Coming Up Roses patterned paper slightly smaller, colour the edges using Rusty Bucket ink and layer together before attaching to the card front. Cut Posy Patch patterned 3 paper to 10x14cm, colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink and adhere to the card front.

What you need Materials

u cream & Peach cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad & sticker sheet u green pearlescent paper u Aegean Blue VersaMagic Dew Drop inkpad u Rusty Bucket Prima Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger inkpad u white & cream Kaisercraft paper flowers u Peach forget-me-not paper flowers

Tools

Punch leaves from green 6 pearlescent paper and arrange them around the bottom-right

Punch a circle from Peach cardstock and add a circle sticker. Attach to the top-left corner of the bird panel.

doily. Sponge a white paper flower with Aegean Blue ink. Colour the edges of a cream flower with Rusty Bucket ink and layer all flowers up as shown to finish.

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Allow doilies to overhang the edges of the card slightly, but don’t overlap them on the bottom edge, as this will stop the card standing

Trim the bird image from Springtime patterned paper, ink the edges and matt onto Peach cardstock. Die-cut two medallions from cream cardstock and attach one to the top-left corner of the card. Adhere the bird panel then attach the second medallion shape to the bottomright corner of the card.

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TEA PARTY

TOP TIP When colouring flowers, keep applying Distress Markers until you have the correct intensity of colour

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Trim cream cardstock to 1 13x30.5cm. Score at 7cm, 14cm and 22cm. Mountain fold at 7cm, valley fold at 14cm and mountain fold at 22cm.

What you need Materials

Cut Beautiful Blooms patterned paper to 12cm square, colour the edges using Rusty Bucket ink and attach to a 12.5cm-square piece of Olive cardstock. Adhere to the back panel of the card blank.

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u cream, Olive & white pearlescent cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden & Patterns and Solids paper pad & sticker sheet u green pearlescent paper u Rusty Bucket Prima Ingvild Bolme

Fluid Chalk Edger inkpad u paper doily u white & Lavender Kaisercraft paper flowers u yellow forget-me-not paper flower u Split Pea Kaisercraft rhinestones u Scattered Straw & Peeled Paint

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers Tools

u leaf punch u flower punch u Cottage Cutz Tall Teapot & Small Teacup dies u manual die-cutting machine

Trim yellow patterned paper Die-cut the teapot and cup 3 to 7x13cm, colour the edges 4 from white pearlescent with Rusty Bucket ink and attach cardstock. Lightly colour the

Colour the flowers using 5 Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint markers. Arrange paper

Colour the edges of the 6 sentiment stickers and attach to the top left and bottom-right

to the front panel. Fold a paper doily in half and adhere over the fold as shown.

flowers over the card with leaves punched from green pearlescent paper and flowers punched from yellow patterned paper. Decorate with rhinestones.

corners of the card to finish.

edges with Rusty Bucket ink. Slip a scrap of paper under the slit to ink the inside of the cup, repeat with the saucer and adhere the pieces to the card as shown.

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Simply make Trim cream cardstock to 16x26cm then score and fold to make a card blank.

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Cut April Showers patterned 2 paper to 7x12.8cm, colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink and attach to the left side of the card front. Trim Secret Garden patterned 3 paper to 9.5x12.8cm, colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink and attach to the right side of the card front, only applying adhesive around the edges.

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PEEK-A-BOO Trim Posy Patch patterned paper to 7.5x9.5cm, colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink and adhere to the card front as shown, only adhering around the edges.

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Open the card, die-cut a 6cm circle in the centre of the Posy Patch piece and colour the edges of the window with Rusty Bucket ink.

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Cut a doily in half and adhere to the card front as shown. Trim a 12.8cm strip from the sticker sheet and attach to the

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card to cover the paper join. Ink the edges of a die-cut 7 flower with Rusty Bucket ink then attach to the card with punched green leaves as shown. Layer more flowers on top. Punch a butterfly from Peach 8 patterned paper, ink the edges and attach to the card as shown. Cut the image from Springtime patterned paper, layer onto blue patterned paper and fix inside the card to finish.

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u cream cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad, die-cut flowers & sticker sheet u green pearlescent paper u Rusty Bucket Prima Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger inkpad u paper doily u cream Kaisercraft paper flower u Peach forget-me-not paper flower

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u leaf punch u Martha Stewart butterfly punch u Xcut Dielicious Nesting Circle dies u manual die-cutting machine


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doilies SOPHISTICATED

ANGLE FOLD DOILY STEPBYSTEP

Trim a piece of Peach 1 cardstock to 10.2x30.5cm, score at 10.2cm from each end. Score diagonally from the top-right corner to the score line and do the same on the left-hand side from the bottom corner to the top of the score line. Mountain fold the diagonal lines and valley fold the straight lines.

What you need Cut cream parchment paper to 2 9.5cm square and colour the edges with Rusty Bucket ink. Layer onto a 10cm-square piece of black cardstock then attach to the inside panel of the card blank.

Materials

u Peach, cream & black cardstock u Graphic 45 Secret Garden Patterns & Solids paper pad & die-cut flowers u cream parchment paper u green pearlescent paper

u Rusty Bucket Prima Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger inkpad u cream paper flower u Peach forget-me-not paper flower Tools

u Marianne Design Creatables Doily with Hearts die u Xcut Dielicious Nesting Scalloped Circle dies u manual die-cutting machine

u leaf punch

Trim Peach patterned paper Die-cut two doilies from cream Adhere the remaining doily to Colour the edges of various 3 to 9.8cm square and cut 4 cardstock and cut one in half. 5 a Peach scalloped circle die6 die-cut flowers with Rusty diagonally. Colour the edges using Adhere the two halves to the cut and colour with Rusty Bucket Bucket ink. Punch leaves from Rusty Bucket ink. Cut a 10cmsquare piece of black cardstock and cut in half diagonally. Adhere the patterned paper pieces to the cardstock pieces and attach to the card as shown.

inside of the card as shown.

ink. Attach to the card as shown.

green pearlescent paper and arrange over the doily with paper flowers. Finish the inside of the card with a flower die-cut and punched leaf.

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here’s nothing more satisfying than creating a fancy-fold card. Until recently, this meant that you had to measure, score and cut each and every fold by hand, which resulted in these cards being reserved for special occasions only. But the introduction of precut and scored card blanks has made creating these lovely cards quick and easy. The frustration of an uneven fold or panel that doesn’t quite match is now a thing of the past because you simply fold the card blank and decorate it as desired. You still need to measure the pieces to fit the panels but as the measurements are always the same, you can cut multiple pieces at once. If making a card similar to the book step design on page 72, why not

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Simply make Fold and assemble the 1 card blank. Die-cut a Labels Seventeen shape from French

Cut Bluegrass and French 3 Vanilla cardstock to 4x14.5cm and die-cut both using the border

Vanilla cardstock and attach to the front flap of the card.

die. Cut white cardstock to 6x14.5cm and die-cut. Layer the pieces together and attach along the edge of the card as shown.

Die-cut the medallion from white cardstock and fix to the label. Die-cut the shape again from Bluegrass and French Vanilla cardstock and use the small centre petals to create a flower before adhering to the card front.

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Die-cut a Floral Corner One 4 shape from white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the flower. Decorate the flower and the border with crystals to finish.

MEDALLION BRACKET INVITATION What you need Materials

u Hazel Le Crystelle Bracket Invitation card blank u white, French Vanilla & Bluegrass Bazzill Basics cardstock u Le Crystelle Swarovski Crystals (SS8) u Spellbinders Grand Calibur

die-cutting machine, Nestabilities Labels Seventeen, Borderabilities Card Creator A2 Bracket Borders One & Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Medallion Eight & Floral Corner One dies

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HEART BRACKET Simply make Fold the card blank and die1 cut a heart from the front flap of the card to create a window. Cut white cardstock to 2 4x14.5cm and die-cut one long edge using a border die. Diecut the Gilded Gate shape from white cardstock and cut off the decorative top. Attach to the border shape and adhere the completed piece underneath the flap on the card, using adhesive along the sides and bottom only. Trim Velvet cardstock to 3 7x10cm and slip between the front flap and white panel so the colour shows through the window. Die-cut a heart from white 4 cardstock and attach it over the window, using glue only down the centre. Lift the sides of the heart for added dimension and decorate the card with crystals.

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u Rosebud Le Crystelle Bracket Invitation card blank u white & Velvet Bazzill Basics cardstock

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u Le Crystelle Swarovski Crystals (SS8) Tools

u Spellbinders Grand Calibur die-cutting machine, Borderabilities Card Creator

A2 Bracket Borders One, Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Vines of Passion & Gilded Gate Two dies


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ARCH WINDOW CHAIR Simply make Assemble the chair card 1 blank, cut Hazel cardstock to 4.5x14cm and attach to the front panel. Trim two pieces of Fine Swirls 2 patterned paper to 2.5x9.8cm and two pieces to 2x14.5cm and adhere to the card as shown. Cut a strip of Rosebud cardstock to 0.5x14cm and attach along the bottom fold of the card. Die-cut a Gilded Gate from 3 white cardstock. Trim Rosebud cardstock to 8x16cm, round the top and attach the top and side posts of the gate around the piece. Adhere to the card. Die-cut the window from 4 white cardstock and the Vintage Labels Two shape from Hazel cardstock. Cut the bottom from the label and attach the window to it before adding to the card as shown. Stamp the greeting onto white 5 cardstock and die-cut an Ornamental Tag shape around it. Die-cut another Ornamental Tag from Velvet cardstock and layer the pieces up, cutting away any unwanted sections as shown. Fix to the front of the card.

BOOK STEP Simply make Fold and assemble the card blank. Trim two pieces of Bluegrass cardstock to fit the side panels and attach.

1

Die-cut two Gilded Gate shapes from Bluegrass cardstock and cut four panels from the posts before adhering to the card as shown.

2

Cut French Vanilla cardstock to 8.5x14.5cm and fold in half. Apply adhesive to the spine and attach to the card as shown.

3

Die-cut the bluebells from 6 Velvet cardstock and attach to the card. Add a ribbon bow to the

What you need

left of the window to finish.

Materials

the edges with ink and adhere to the card. Die-cut two Blue Bells and Lily 5 of the Valley shapes and one Asters and Poppies shape from white cardstock. Die-cut additional shapes from Velvet and Rosebud cardstock and attach the heads to the white shapes using the stepby-step guide on page 74. Die-cut the Filigree Vase from 6 white cardstock and adhere to the left side of the card with some of the flowers. Arrange the rest on the right side of the card, tying a bow around them.

Stamp two sentiments onto 4 French Vanilla cardstock Decorate the vase with and die-cut a Labels Seventeen 7 Liquid Pearls and add shape around each. Sponge crystals to the flowers to finish.

u Hazel Le Crystelle Book Step card blank u white, Bluegrass, Velvet, Rosebud & French Vanilla Bazzill Basics cardstock u JustRite Stampers Good Friends Labels Twenty Nine & Grand Sentiments stamps u black inkpad u Dusty Concord Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u mauve ribbon u Le Crystelle Swarovski Crystals (SS8) u White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls

Tools

u Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine, Nestabilities Labels Seventeen, Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Gilded Gate Two, Asters & Poppies, Blue Bells and Lily of the Valley & Filigree Vase dies

What you need Materials

u French Vanilla Le Crystelle Chair Step card blank u white, Hazel, Velvet & Rosebud Bazzill Basics cardstock u Alison Ellis Fine Swirls 3 patterned paper u JustRite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments stamp u black inkpad u gold ribbon

Tools

u Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine, Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Window Three, Gilded Gate Two, Ornamental Tags One, Blue Bells and Lily of the Valley & JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Two dies

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GARDEN CHAIR Simply make Assemble the card blank, 1 cut Rosebud cardstock to 7.5x12cm and matt with Hazel and Bluegrass cardstock. Stamp the greeting onto Hazel cardstock and die-cut using the Labels One die. Attach the panel to the card blank, tucking the stamped sentiment under the left-hand side. Die-cut the Gazebo from 2 white cardstock and attach to the back panel. Trim Rosebud cardstock to 4x11cm and attach to the front of the card. Stamp a sentiment onto white 3 cardstock and die-cut using the Petite Labels One die before adding to the front of the card. Die-cut the Gilded Gate 4 from white cardstock and attach to the card front as shown. Cut Bluegrass cardstock to 0.9x14.5cm and attach along the bottom fold. Create flowers using the step5 by-step guide below and decorate the card with crystals.

TOP TIP To create the flowers in a different way, cut the base shape from white cardstock and colour the flower tops using Copic markers

What you need Materials

u Heidi Le Crystelle Chair Step card blank u assorted coloured cardstock u white, Rosebud, Hazel & Bluegrass Bazzill Basics cardstock

u JustRite Stampers Poppies & Good Friends Labels Twenty Nine stamps u black inkpad u Le Crystelle Swarovski Crystals (SS8)

Tools

u Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine, Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Gazebo, Gilded Gate Two, Floral Border & Petite Labels One dies

STEPBYSTEP

Die-cut the Floral Border Cut the desired flower heads Apply adhesive to each flower Cut off the stem and 1 and bluebells from Bluegrass 2 from each cardstock colour. 3 head and place them over the 4 repeat with each cardstock and an assortment Bluegrass piece using tweezers. coloured flower head. of coloured cardstocks.

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Simply make Fold and assemble the card blank. Cut two pieces of Rosebud cardstock to 4x14cm and attach to the card as shown.

What you need

TRI-FOLD SHUTTER

Materials

and attach to the card.

Die-cut the Ornamental Tags Two shape from Velvet cardstock and trim off the top section. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and die-cut the Ornamental Tags Two shape around it. Adhere the two pieces together and attach to the card as shown.

Cut four panels of Velvet 3 cardstock to 3.5x4cm and adhere to the card as shown.

Die-cut the Flower Box shape Die-cut the heart lock from 5 twice from Velvet cardstock 8 white and a key from Velvet and adhere across the bottom cardstock. Arrange them as

Cut two Rosebud cardstock panels to 3.5x8.5cm and one to 6x8.5cm and adhere to the remaining panels of the card.

of the card.

1

Trim two pieces of Fine 2 Swirls 3 patterned paper to 4x6cm and two to 3.5x13.5cm

4

using the Labels Two die. Adhere to the card as shown. Die-cut the solid Medallion 7 Seven shape from Rosebud cardstock and die-cut the full shape from white cardstock. Layer them together and add to the right side of the card.

shown on the card.

another sentiment onto the medallion shape 6Stamp white cardstock and die-cut 9Decorate with crystals to finish.

u French Vanilla Le Crystelle Tri-Fold Shutter Step card blank u white, Rosebud & Velvet Bazzill Basics cardstock u Alison Ellis Fine Swirls 3 patterned paper u black inkpad u JustRite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments & Grand Sentiments stamps u Light Colorado Le Crystelle Swarovski Crystals (SS16)

Tools

u Spellbinders Grand Calibur die-cutting machine, Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Ornamental Tags Two, Flower Box, Love Locket & Medallion Seven & JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Two dies

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READERS’ GALLERY

Want to see your card on these pages? Don’t be shy and send your creations to: Readers’ Gallery, Australian Simply Cards, Practical Publishing, GPO Box 1457, Brisbane, QLD 4001 or email a photo/scan of your card to letters@ practicalpublishing .com.au. Don’t forget to include your name, address and a list of the materials you used to make your card

Each card feat u receives red free gift!a

Here are some of the cards you’ve sent us using your free gifts from Issues 55 and 56

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Sheila Roskilly MATERIALS u white & black cardstock u pearls u die-cut flourishes

u VersaMark inkpad u inkpads u pearlescent embossing powder u sentiment stamp u free butterfly die u manual die-cutting machine u heat tool u corner-rounder punch u small flower punch u border punch

THANK YOU by Mary Percival MATERIALS

WITH LOVE by Jacqueline Fowler MATERIALS u cardstock u gems u sentiment stamp

u glitter gel pen u free butterfly mask & foam u corner punch

u Core’dinations cardstock u pale green card blank u peel-off sentiment u gems u ribbon u copper rub-on wax u Xcut bookplate die u manual die-cutting machine u free butterfly die u flower embossing folder

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Rita Pierce MATERIALS

u black & white cardstock u white scalloped card blank u fine-liner pen u sentiment stamp u free butterfly die u manual die-cutting machine u paper piercer

GOOD LUCK by Julie Dunn

MATERIALS u blue cardstock u sentiment u free butterfly die

u embossing folder u manual die-cutting machine u Pinflair Glue Gel

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BEST WISHES by Linda Byne MATERIALS u white & pink cardstock u patterned paper u gems

u confetti sentiment u permanent marker pens u Lifestyle circle die u free butterfly die u manual die-cutting machine u EK Success flower punch


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READERS’ GALLERY

Each card feat u receives red free gift!a

Here are some great ideas from our readers for your birthday creations

Want to see your card on these pages? Don’t be shy and send your creations to: Readers’ Gallery, Australian Simply Cards, Practical Publishing, GPO Box 1457, Brisbane, QLD 4001 or email a photo/scan of your card to letters@practicalpublishing.com.au. Don’t forget to include your name, address and a list of the materials you used to make your card

WISHING YOU A DAY THAT SPARKLES by Jackie Western MATERIALS

u white & pink cardstock u silver mirror cards u Kanban Sugar Buttons paper pad & stamp set u brads u bunting u ribbon u twine u DecoArt Glamour Dust

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Janet Heathcote MATERIALS u kraft card blank

u Tim Holtz Idea-ology patterned paper u Black Soot Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Stampin’ Up! hardware u gems u ribbon u sentiment stamp u Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Banners & Cogs dies u manual die-cutting machine

BEST WISHES by Doreen Obrien

MATERIALS u white card blank u Core’dinations cardstock u White

Linen cardstock u gems u Letraset ProMarkers u Penny Black Flowers & Wishes stamps u Joy Crafts! butterfly die u manual die-cutting machine

HAVE A HOOT ON YOUR BIRTHDAY by Michelle Thompson MATERIALS u Hunkydory card

blank u pearlescent card u gold mirror card u Hunkydory Autumn Days Have a Hooting Day toppers u gems u acetate

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Janet Brewer

MATERIALS u white cardstock u patterned paper

u red & blue paper u wooden dowling u pipe cleaner u green thread u computer-generated sentiment u pirate stickers u white pen u computer & printer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Edith Brown MATERIALS u white & pink cardstock u patterned paper

u gems u ribbon u lace u Debbi Moore CD-ROM u character & butterfly stamps u Letraset ProMarkers u glitter glue u Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Pro u Marianne Design Leaf die u manual die-cutting machine u polka dot embossing folder

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