I love making cards where the sentiment is the key focus. With Papermilldirect card this is really easy to do, just add in a little bit of patterned paper, a very cute sentiment, and you have yourself a pretty cute Christmas card! You can see my full supply list for these cards here. For this card I cut two simple trees using my Silhouette, and laid them on top of a die cut circle. I offset them and stamped my sentiment on it. I added a layer of the dark green Papermilldirect card, and on top of this some patterned paper.

I love the hammered white card, it gives lovely texture on a simple card.

I used this exact same card formula to create the second card. I cut a different style tree on this one, and added a gold star on top. Again the sentiment was stamped off to the side, and the tree adhered off to the other side. I used red Papermilldirect card this time for the layer, and a different patterned paper.

These small changes make the cards different from one another, yet still easy to duplicate, which is always good for this time of year when making a lot of cards!


Oh Christmas Tree!

I am really loving the new Papermilldirect card blanks in all the colours they come in. I used the Papermilldirect Large Square Buff card base for this card, and centered my card on it, leaving plenty of ‘white (buff) space’ around it, to really let the image shine. The buff card base really goes so well with the reds and greens in the image, and the reds in the patterned papers too. Having pre-made card bases saves so much time too.

I often spend a evening in front of the telly colouring images, and then bring them to my craft room on a free hour or two to make into cards quickly. So having these cards pre-made saves time, and the fact they match all my Papermilldirect card is perfect! You can see more information on this card over on the Papermilldirect blog here. You can also check out the Papermilldirect Christmas competition here. you don’t want to miss that one!

Hot Coco Anyone?

I love when I can make a card that is super clean and simple, and made only from card stock. Papermilldirect card stock colours all work so well together that it makes these types of cards really easy to put together. I used a file from the Silhouette store that you can see below, which is designed to be a tag. I sized it up to be big enough to fit the front of an entire card. I also didn’t use the back side of the tag with the sentiment on it. I cut the file out and pieced it all together onto a card front. I added a sentiment on the bottom of the white tag part and placed the tag onto a panel of red, and then added this panel onto a card base. I love how bold and striking it all looks!

I used the same wreath, without the tag part on a square hammered white card base. I stamped a sentiment in the center of the wreath. The hammered white card on this one is the real star of the show, it really makes the wreath pop.

Head on over to the Papermilldirect blog to see more details on the card used in these projects!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

I love making cards from scraps on my craft desk as a means to tidy up. For this one I had some left over patterned paper, a die cut circle, my Christmas stamps at the ready, but I needed something to add to it as a focal point. I had a look around my craft room and I saw my Lawn Fawn cute critters dies. These dies a re designed to be used with matching stamps. But I tried it out by cutting the reindeer die out to see what it was like – and I liked how it looked with no stamping on it! So I kept going.

I added some stars around the deer and added a nice big sentiment under the deer, to make it look like he was jumping over it. I think it is fun and cute. I always love finding a new use for my dies too so this worked out really well!

You can see more info on the card I used and some more images also over on the Papermilldirect blog.

Cute Christmas Deer

Hi All,

Stopping by today to share another Christmas card make. This one was made using lots of scrap pieces of card – one of my favourite past times! I love how you can take a mix of Papermilldirect card colours and make a fun card, and all the scraps I used for this one worked so well together. You can see all the info on the card I used over on the Papermilldirect blog here.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the ornament shapes, but you could use dies, or even cut them by hand.

You could make a card like this really fun as you wanted using as many colours as you wanted and mix them in as many ways as you liked. The range of Papermilldirect colours that you can mix together would make this a really fun card!


Coloured Ornaments Christmas Card

Hi All,

I am stopping by to share a fun card that I made for this time of year – a Christmas card. I am going to have a lot of these to share over the next while, so brace yourself! I used old Christmas paper on this one and can’t remember the name, and don’t seem to have the cover of it any more. I am trying to use up full paper pads before buying new supplies, so it is in my stash about 2 years! It worked perfectly with the Papermilldirect dark green and Christmas red card though. These two colours together are just a perfect Christmas card combination for me! You can see more supplies that I used over on the Papermilldirect blog here.

Nicole Snowman Star 1

I added some distress glitter using glossy accents. I ‘drew’ on a line of glossy accents where I wanted the glitter, covered it with glitter, and then tapped off the excess onto a scrap piece of paper. I used this piece of paper to funnel the glitter back into the jar to save as much as possible. This glitter gives a lovely subtle sparkle it gives. It also doesn’t flake off unless you rub really hard which is brilliant! I added this onto the stars too, I left them in their natural colour, just coated them in glossy accents, and added the glitter over the top. I also added glossy accents to the snowman’s carrot nose and the coal he has for eyes/buttons etc. I think this gives a lovely bit of dimension to the card, but still keeps it practical to post. This card came together so easily, especially with the pre-made Papermilldirect card base in the coordinating colours. Christmas card making has never been easier! Have you started your projects yet? Share over on our social media if you have, we love to see! use the #papermilldirect

Sparkling Snowman

Hi all,

I am stopping by to share my next few pages from the Papermilldirect 2018 Create a Calendar that I am currently working on. Only 3 left after these ones! I am having so much fun with this , it is a really great project to work on, and I am getting to use up a lot of scraps, which is one of my favourite past times too. In my previous post I did April to June, so now I will show you July to September.  I have full details for these three pages over on the Papermilldirect blog.

I hope you enjoyed these and get inspired to create your own calendar using the Papermilldirect Create a Calendar.  Share your work with me and let me see what you create!

Create a Calendar Part 3