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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for about 18 years and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Botanical prints medley

Hello again everyone,

Hope all is well with you all and you're busy crafting away in this time we all have at the moment. 
I'm taking part in my very first Team Scrimpy blog hop today, hoping I do it right. Basically, after having a look at what I've made, you can then hop on the links below to all the other lovely ladies blogs and see what they've made, using the theme that we're going on, which this time is  "Support and Encouragment", which at this present time is something which I feel we all need to be showing towards others.

Anyway I think it's time now for me to stop with the chat and just get on with showing you what I've made, so here goes  - hope you enjoy!


Whisper white thick card 

1pc - 10.5cm x  A4 length score at 15.8cm and 17cm
1pc - 10.5cm x 15.8cm ( rectangle stitched die - 2nd largest cut from centre)
1pc - rectangle stitched die cut  from above piece ( for inside card)
Scrap piece for the sentiment  ( rectangle stitched die )

Crushed curry card 

1pc - 10.2 x 15.6cm ( for the front of card )
Scrap piece for behind sentiment (rectangle stitched die cut in half and glued to the back of the white sentiment piece after you stamp and heat emboss)

Pretty peacock card

1pc- 9.5cm x 13cm ( for inside of card )

Crushed curry crinkled seam binding ribbon 

Approx  23cm

Other items used :

Botanical prints product medley

Multipurpose liquid glue 
Glue dots 
Foam adhesive strips 
Copper embossing powder 
Versamark ink 
Embossing buddy
Tear & Tape adhesive
Heat tool 

To create your card base you need to fold in half and then you need to place tear & tape up to the next score line, this is the back of the card, and when finished you will take backing off  tape and stick it to the inner front of your card, this makes your card more sturdy when standing up.
Glue your crushed curry piece to the front of your card leaving a small border, as in picture. Now you need to glue your laser cut piece of pretty peacock card ( this comes within the product medley kit) to the back of your white piece with the rectangle cut out of it, then as in picture place foam strips all around the edge and three small pieces in the middle to make it more sturdy. Stick this to the front over the crushed curry piece.
Now you can place your embellishment pieces on to the front covering your tape up. ( I like to cut away some of the white border on the die cut pieces that also come within the medley kit but the choice is yours, I'm just fussy lol )
Stamp your sentiment with versamark ink (having first rubbed your card with your embossing buddy to prevent static), cover with the embossing powder, tapping off the excess, and heat set it.
Glue your crushed curry pieces to the back of your sentiment, then glue to the front of your card. Tie a bow and use a glue dot to stick to the card.
For the inside of the card you need to mat and layer the pretty peacock piece of card and the inner rectangle (that came from cutting your front rectangle), and then glue inside the card.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my project on the Team Scrimpy blog hop today, hope you enjoyed it. Here's a list of the other ladies that are taking part in this blog hop, they have some amazing projects to share with you, click on the links to continue hopping.
Stay safe everyone and keep crafting x
Sending big Crafty hugs
Natalie xx

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  1. Beautiful card Natalie as always, you’re Designs are fabulous xx

    1. Thanks Karen as are all of your cards I get so much inspiration from you so thank you xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card, I love this suite, so much fun :) Many thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks Anne it is a really beautiful product medley you can get so much out of it x

  4. Such a beautiful stunning project xx

  5. Stunning Card Natalie, I'll admit this suite seems to have passes me by!! I love what you have done with it xx

    1. Thankyou yes I must admit I haven't had it long but I am loving using it, and you know what it's being retired which is quite sad but you can still get it with an amazing reduction x

  6. wOW! What a beautiful card! I wanted this set, hope I can still get it. What a great team Amanda has! Wish I could be there. LOVE all your different accents!! Judging by your name, you must love Winnie also!

    1. Thanks Leenie. Atm this set is still available it's gone in to the last chance products list as it's ready to retire,which is sad cos it is beautiful,good news is it's got a great reduction on it.
      Yes I love winnie but my name comes from my husband for many years hes always called me his hunnypot in texts and when I became a demonstrator it changed to crafty. Thanks for your comment xx