Sparkly Christmas shaker card with a woven background for Tonic

Sparkly Christmas shaker card with Tonic

Alright, let’s try something different. There is so much gorgeous paper out there and I always wonder: I don’t want to cover it with paint and other mediums, so what can you do with it? I’m a fan of woven patterns, so I decided to create a card using a woven paper background. And I ended up making it into a shaker card. Here you can see how everything came together. Unfortunately, my camera decided to not record the part where I put together the shaker card – but you might have seen that before. Just some dimensional adhesive and …

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How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

Hello and welcome to a new design team post for Tonic. Tonic sent us the new Expanding Mousse and of course I had to try it immediately. On first glance it looks similar to the regular Mousse, but this has a little surprise for you – when you heat set it, it moves and bubbles and creates really neat texture. Today’s tutorial is about testing what happens when you heat set it while it’s still wet. And because wasting random paper is bad (right?), I tested it while putting together a gift bag for Christmas 😉 How cool is that? …

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How to Create Your Own Advents Calendar

Adventskalender

Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a totally different project for you, an advents calendar 🙂 Growing up I had one every year and I insisted to get one even when I was already growing up. It’s a huge tradition in Germany and less known in the US. In case you don’t know what an advents calendar is, here is a short explanation. An advents calendar has 24 or 25 doors (depending on which day you celebrate Christmas) and every door has a number on it. Starting December 1st, you open the door with the number 1 and …

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One More Bunny Card Using the Doodlebug Easter Kit

Doodlebug easter card

Scrapbooking Made Simple had their spring Garage Sale during the weekend and of course I had to go there. Besides getting some really good deals on used supplies, I also grabbed the March Doodlebug Easter kit and the Stampendous stamp set. Today’s card is using the Doodlebug Easter kit mainly (I had to cheat for one tiny piece of paper), I will show you a card using the Stampendous kit in a few days. This kit contains a couple of 6×12 sheets of really pretty paper (typical Doodlebug design), some stickers, gorgeous gingham twine, and 4 clips. The only thing …

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