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Hello... …and welcome to issue 65 of Australian Simply Cards. It’s been a very busy month for us here at the office. I’ve just returned from CHA, where I had the chance to check out all the new products and upcoming trends we’ve got to look forward to in the world of crafting this year. It’s such an exciting time of year and I can’t wait to bring you some fabulous ideas inspired by the show in future issues. As always, our designers have created some fantastic projects to keep you inspired and busy over the coming months, and to get you started is your free gift – a Graphic 45 paper pack with die-cuts. Flick to page 14 for some ideas on using these. If you’ve been shopping lately, you will notice that white and blue tones are very popular colours in fashion as well as crafting. Teresa Abajo creates some stunning cards using this popular combination over on page 18. With a year of birthdays ahead, it’s no doubt at some stage you will be need a card in a hurry so head over to page 26 for some fun quick-make card ideas from Tara Capewell. If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, then this month, our masterclass is all about brayering and Janelle Graham has lots of ways to use this forgotten tool over on page 32. I love accordion-fold cards and they can be so much fun to create. This issue, Julie Price shares her ideas for making some lovely folded cards on page 40. If you’re still struggling to keep up with your New Year’s resolution to recycle more, then we’ve got the perfect technique to get you on track. Linda Lucas has some pretty ideas for incorporating old greetings cards into your creations over on page 48. And if the new year means a new baby to you or a loved one, then we have some wonderful handmade cards to mark the occasion. Kathy Jones has some fabulous ideas for this lovely occasion on page 64. Of course 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 can’t wait for next issue, take a sneaky peek at our digital preview of issue 66 by visiting www.ppjump.com/asc66preview So until next month… Happy crafting!

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USING YOUR

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Place in Time

Tracey Orchard Designer

Tracey Orchard creates a fabulous card collection using this issue’s free Graphic 45 paper pack and die-cuts

LOVE YOU

Simply make

What you need

Score and fold a piece of Stamp the greeting onto 1 white cardstock in half. Place 3 a blue tag cut from January the largest die on the cardstock patterned paper and adhere so that the top is overhanging the fold by approximately 1.5cm. Run through a die-cutting machine.

to the top of a die-cut at a slight angle. Fix to the front of the card.

Place the two largest dies on Embellish the top of the 2 the magnetic plate and die-cut 4die-cut with a ribbon rose a piece of pink cardstock. Attach and decorate with a pearl to the centre of the card front.

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in the centre to finish.

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Materials

u FREE Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack & die-cuts u white & Vintage Pink Bazzill Basics cardstock u JustRite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments stamps u Timber Brown StĂŁzOn inkpad u cream rose trim

u cream adhesive pearls Tools

u Spellbinders Imperial Gold Majesty Circles dies & Grand Calibur Junior Magnetic Placement Mat u manual die-cutting machine


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FREE GIFT

BLESSINGS ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY Simply make Trim Lakeshore cardstock to 9.8x25.5cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Die-cut the Filigree Delight frame from light orange cardstock and adhere to the card front.

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Die-cut a small Timeless Rectangle from Lakeshore cardstock and adhere to the centre of the card front. Trim the image from June patterned

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paper and attach on top. Die-cut two Sea Water and 3 one pale pink medium Bitty Blossom shapes and roll to create the flowers. Attach to the bottom-left corner of the image panel as shown. Trim a tag and word strip 4 from June patterned paper and adhere the words to the tag using 3D foam tape. Tuck the tag under the flowers at a slight angle and add a ribbon bow to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack & die-cuts u Lakeshore & Sea Water Bazzill Basics cardstock u light orange & pale pink cardstock u cream satin ribbon

Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight, Decorative Elements Timeless Rectangles & Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms dies u manual die-cutting machine

PURPLE POCKET Simply make Trim two pieces of Jubilee 1 cardstock to 14x21cm, then score and fold both in half. Trim the opposite sides on both pieces diagonally, then adhere the back panels together. Cut Heidi cardstock to 9x12.2cm, then emboss before cutting in half diagonally. Adhere one piece to the left panel as shown.

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Cut the butterfly strip from 3 May patterned paper and adhere across the inside top of the card blank, then secure the side panels in place to make the pocket. Trim Heidi cardstock to 7x11cm and cut the top

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corners to make a tag shape. Punch a circle from Jubilee cardstock and adhere to the top of the tag, then punch a hole and tie ribbon through. Cut the image panel from 5 May patterned paper and matt onto Jubilee cardstock before adhering to the tag using 3D foam tape. Decorate the bottom of the tag with the butterfly postage panel from May patterned paper and tuck it into the pocket. Attach a die-cut and a 6 button to the front of the card as shown. Trim a tag from May patterned paper and stamp the greeting across it, then tuck under the die-cut tag to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack & die-cuts u Heidi & Jubilee Bazzill Basics cardstock u JustRite Stampers Anchors Away stamp set u Maroon Ranger Archival inkpad

u purple organza ribbon u purple button Tools

u 34⠄ � circle punch u spotted embossing folder u manual die-cutting machine

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Simply make

MY FRIEND

Trim a piece of Leapfrog 1 cardstock to 15.5x21cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Trim an 8cm strip of March patterned paper making sure the small flower spray is in the corner. Adhere the patterned paper to the card front as shown. Adhere small paper flowers 2 over the purple flowers in the top-left corner and add a pearl to the centre of each. Die-cut a label from light 3 brown cardstock and sponge the edges using Distress Ink. Adhere to the centre of the card front as shown. Sponge the edges of a bird die-cut and attach in the centre of the label.

What you need Materials

u FREE Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack & die-cuts u light brown cardstock u Leapfrog Bazzill Basics cardstock u JustRite Stampers Floral Vintage Labels stamp

u Timber Brown St達zOn inkpad u Antique Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u paper flowers u lace u hessian trim

u hessian cord u brown adhesive pearls Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine dies

Add lace and hessian trim 4 across the bottom of the patterned paper edge. Tie a hessian cord bow and add to the right side of the trim with a pearl. Stamp the greeting onto 5 a tag cut from May patterned paper and tuck it under the label as shown to finish.

Simply make Trim a piece of Starmist cardstock to 14.8x21cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

1 Vanilla cardstock to 9.5x14cm, then distress 2Cutthe edges and adhere to the card front. Trim the postcard from July patterned paper 3 and adhere to the card front as shown. Cut the image from April patterned paper and matt onto

Starmist cardstock before adhering to the card front using 3D foam tape. Cut the rose strip from June patterned paper 4 and adhere across the bottom of the card front. Attach some lace below the strip. Trim the tag from April patterned paper and 5 stamp with a greeting before tucking under the bottom-left corner of the image. Add a flower die-cut to the top-left corner of the image. Colour some pearls using a Copic marker 6 and arrange them around the top-left and bottom-right corner of the card to finish.

What you need Materials

u FREE Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack & die-cuts u Starmist & Vanilla Bazzill Basics u JustRite Stampers

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Floral Vintage Labels stamp u Timber Brown St達zOn inkpad u adhesive lace u adhesive pearls u Copic marker (BG72)

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Out of the blue Teresa Abajo creates some stunning cards using the popular colour combination of navy blue and white

he world of fashion is a brilliant source of inspiration when it comes to papercraft colour combinations. Fashion houses invest many millions of dollars in their collections, and their survival often depends on the colour choices they make and how they coordinate with one another. Blue is due to be a really popular shade for 2014, featuring heavily in designer collections. Looking through clothing catalogues it’s clear to see that navy, electric and even powder blue are all set

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to be a hit in the fashion world. According to colour psychology theories, blue can invoke feelings of peace, security and calm. Think along the lines of a tranquil ocean or the sky on a clear summer’s day. This makes it a fantastic choice for cards of a comforting nature, such as those with sympathy sentiments. Not all shades of blue are perceived as sedate and serene however. The more brilliant blue colours can be quite exhilarating. Take the vibrant feathers of a peacock

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or exotic plumes of parrots for example. Such shades of blue can add an equally dramatic touch to a card, and can make birthday or congratulations cards a little more exciting. When it comes to colour co-ordination, a fresh, crisp white is perhaps the most powerful shade to choose. Contrasting yet complementary, this colour combination works well on a diverse range of handmade cards. I didn’t have to look too far for supplies in shades of blue. While there are few patterned paper ranges out at the

moment that are purely blue, I found Washi tape, background stamps and stencils handy for adding patterns and texture. Inks in the appropriate hues are easy to come by, with many options available from Ranger and Tsukineko to name a couple. Let blue embellishments stand out against white cardstock too, for a classic, yet on-trend look. I have put together a set of cards that I hope will inspire you to consider adding a little blue to your next card collection. It’s a versatile tone as I hope you’ll see here. l


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colour combinations ON TREND

GEISHA What you need Materials

u white & navy cardstock u Darkroom Door Japanese Calligraphy & Kimono Vol 2 stamps u Azure St達zOn inkpad u blue cord u blue cherry blossom flowers

Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1 20x21cm, then score and fold to make a 10x21cm card base. Cut white cardstock to 8.9x20cm and 2 stamp the geisha image in the bottomright corner using Azure ink. Stamp the image again onto scrap 3 paper and fussy-cut to make a mask. Cover the image on the panel with the mask and stamp some Japanese calligraphy over the image. Remove the mask. Layer the finished image panel onto a 49.4x20.5cm piece of navy cardstock. Tie some blue cord around the top of 5 this mounted piece twice and adhere two cherry blossom flowers over the knot. stamped panel to 6theAffixcardthe finished front.

HI Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock 1 to 14.8x21cm, then score and fold to make a card base. Adhere a strip of Blue Morocco Washi tape to the left-hand side of the card front as shown.

What you need u white & bright blue cardstock u Craft Queen Blue Morocco & Blue Spot Washi tape u blue resin flowers Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u My Favorite Things Happy Hellos dies u Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Standard Ovals dies

Die-cut an oval from white 2 cardstock and adhere some Washi tape across the top, trimming away the excess. Adhere to the bottom-right corner of the card front, as shown, using 3D foam tape. Die-cut the wording from bright 3 blue cardstock and adhere to the oval. Add blue resin flowers around the word to finish.

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LOVE

TOP TIP

What you need

Look in your local fabric store for supplies such as buttons, feathers and ribbons. They are an excellent source of colourmatched supplies

Materials

u white, navy & bright blue cardstock u Darkroom Door Simple Sayings stamp set u Salty Ocean Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Azure St達zOn inkpad u bling flourish u blue feather

Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Spellbinders Shapeabilities Petite Labels One dies

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Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock to 14.8x21cm, then score and fold to make the card blank. Trim white cardstock to 9.5x13.8cm and sponge the edges with Salty Ocean ink. Layer onto a slightly

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larger piece of bright blue cardstock and adhere to the card front.

label, die-cut from navy cardstock. Adhere the completed label 3 to the card front using 3D foam tape and tuck a blue

Stamp the sentiment onto a 2 piece of white cardstock then die-cut with the Petite Labels die.

feather in behind it as shown.

Sponge the edges with the Salty Ocean ink and layer onto a larger

the card with an 4Finish adhesive bling flourish.


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colour combinations ON TREND

CHLOE STEM What you need Materials

Simply make

Layer the finished panel onto a 4 slightly larger piece of bright blue cardstock and adhere to the

u white & bright blue cardstock u Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 stamp set u Chipped Sapphire Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Azure St達zOn inkpad u Copic marker (B29) u adhesive bling

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 14.8x21cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

card front using 3D foam tape.

Cut white cardstock to 2 9.5x13.8cm and die-cut the Chloe Stem from this

Stamp the sentiment using 5 Azure ink, then trim and matt onto bright blue cardstock.

piece as shown.

Tools

Adhere to the top left-hand side of the card, as shown.

Sponge some Salty Ocean and Colour some adhesive bling 3 Chipped Sapphire ink onto a scrap of white cardstock, creating a 6using a Copic marker and scatter these over the card colour gradient. Adhere this to the

u manual die-cutting machine u Memory Box Chloe Stem die

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back of the cut-out Chloe Stem.

front as shown to finish.

TOP TIP The colour of bling, pearls, buttons and ribbon can be easily altered with Copic markers

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What you need Materials

u white cardstock u Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic & Simple Sayings stamp set u Azure StĂŁzOn inkpad u Chipped Sapphire Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u light blue acrylic paint u white button u blue cord

Tools

u The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Punchinella template

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Simply make

BUTTERFLY THINKING OF YOU

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Position the template on the 3 card front and sponge some Chipped Sapphire ink through

Add a small amount of 2 acrylic paint to the front of the card and spread it

Apply paint to a scrap of white 4 paper as you did in Step 2. When dry, stamp the butterfly

around using the edge of a credit card. Once this has dried, stamp the greeting towards the top-left corner using Azure ink.

onto it and fussy-cut.

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 14.8x21cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

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the card and embellish with a button and blue cord.

the holes.

the butterfly to the 5Adhere bottom right-hand corner of

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colour combinations ON TREND

What you need Materials

u white & navy cardstock u Darkroom Door Flower Garden background & String Sentiments stamp sets u Azure StãzOn inkpad u paper doily u seam binding u blue cherry blossom

Simply make Stamp the Flower Garden background with Azure ink onto a piece of white cardstock that is 9.5x13.8cm in size.

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Adhere a paper doily to the bottom right-hand corner

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DOILY THANK YOU of this piece, and then matt it with a piece of navy cardstock. Adhere to the front of a white card blank. Stamp the word ‘thank 3 you’ onto a scrap of white cardstock, trim to size and

matt with navy cardstock. Adhere across the doily as shown. Tie a small seam binding 4 bow and affix it to the bottom-right corner of the card front. Add a blue cherry blossom to the bow to finish.

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