Birthday and Brew

Hi all,

I have a fun card that I made for my dad – birthdays are not birthdays unless they involve beer, right? I have all the details on how I made this one over on the Papermilldirect blog here. It is always fun to personalise cards using things that people enjoy and I like how this one turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a good day – and Happy Birthday again dad!


Scandi White Wedding

It is that time of year when it seems like there is another wedding every other week! I love making wedding cards that reflect the couples personality and the theme or vibe of the wedding. In this case it was very scandi and rustic and relaxed. So I decided a white on white theme with a pop of woodgrain would be perfect.

I worked with layering die cuts such as the wedding couple, oval, a frame for the circle cut out, and the banner for the sentiment. Even though these are all cut from the same white card they all each add their own bit of texture and dimension. The bride and groom I added on foam tape. I glued the sentiment banner down on either end with foam tape in the middle for dimension.

You can see more over on the Papermilldirect blog.

Rustic Fathers Day

Hi all,

I have a post up on the Papermilldirect blog sharing how I made this lovely rustic effect Fathers day card. It uses some of my tips on making cards for men from a previous post, and shows how different a project can look while still following the same rough guidelines. I love the look of woodgrain and the texture it adds on this card.

The twine and raised sentiment give even more texture. colour matching the Papermilldirect card to my patterned paper gives a lovely coordinated look also. Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this one!


Bi Fold Wedding Invite

Hi all,

Stopping by to share a elegant wedding invite sample with you today. I used a Papermilldirect bifold card base for this one. I wanted to go quite classic with the colours, so used black and cream. I find it is quite elegant and warm looking, yet not quite as stark as black and white. The pattern on the paper brings some dimension, and the black flocking adds a luxurious feel also.

I die cut a wedding couple and added them so that the bride created a silhouette when the card was half open, as you can see below.When the card is standing the effect is the same and looks really good. To keep the card closed for posting/sending I created a belly band from black satin ribbon. It makes it feel even more luxurious when combined with the black flocking and the cream to contrast. Head on over to the Papermilldirect blog to see more about this project, and let us know what type of invites you like!

On the Birthday Train!

Hi all,

I have a post up over on the Papermilldirect Blog today sharing some tips on how I create cards for men. I have a few things I always do that makes creating these types of cards pretty easy. I know some struggle with them, so you might find the tips useful.  So head on over to the Papermilldirect blog to check them out.

If not, here is a fun train themed Birthday Card for a special 75th Birthday! I kept the colour scheme nice and contrasting, and the train a nice bold focal point on this one.

Blue Honeycomb Birthday

Hi all,

Sharing a card today in my favourite colours – blue! I love the honeycomb effect dies, and rather than do the traditional colours on this one I went with shades of blue and teal.  I have a full tutorial on this over on the Papermilldirect blog, so you can see exactly how I created it, but here are some images to whet your appetite.

Nicole Honeycomb Blue Bday Card 13

Nicole Honeycomb Blue Bday Card 14

A full supply list is also over on the Papermilldirect blog. I just love this colour combination, I hope you do too!