Transforming art journal spreads into captivating cards
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
6d ago
Art journaling is a beautiful journey of self-expression. But what happens to those cherished pages once filled? Here's how to unlock their hidden potential and transform them into stunning greeting cards: Here's where the magic happens! Let's explore ways to transform your art journal page into a greeting cards. I am using Pink Ink Designs Flight of the Bumble Bee stamp set and full list of everything used can be found at the bottom of this post. - - - - - ? - - - - - Identifying card worthy elements: Focal points: Look for captivating elements within your art journal spread that coul ..read more
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Stunning card ideas with the retiring Shady Designs Encircle Stamp Set
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
1w ago
We have an important announcement: the Shady Designs Encircle Stamp Set is retiring soon. Before it disappears, let's celebrate this versatile set with a burst of creative cardmaking inspiration. After making this card, I had another idea! You can find out what I did further down this blog post! - - - - - ? - - - - -  Don't Miss Out on the Encircle Magic! Since this stamp set is retiring soon, now's the perfect time to stock up and ensure you can continue crafting with it for projects to come. Let's dive into some inspiring card ideas to send the Encircle Stamp Set off with a bang ? Go ..read more
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Ethereal Elegance: The magic of Ciao Bella's NEW Ethereal Collection
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
1w ago
Embrace the Extraordinary! Dive into the world of ethereal beauty with Ciao Bella's Ethereal Collection, a captivating range of scrapbook papers, vellums, deluxe papers & rice papers designed to elevate your album making & layouts to breathtaking new heights. This blog post explores the magic of this collection and shares a chipboard album idea with you. This collection launched on 15th March and sharing one of the projects for the Create & Craft TV launch on 19th March. More details below. - - - - - ? - - - - - A World of Softness and Light: The Ethereal Collection by Ciao Bella ..read more
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The All-New Shady Designs by Lou Sims (me) Frame By Frame Collection is here!
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
1w ago
The wait is over for me as I can finally tell everyone! Shady Designs is thrilled & super excited to announce the arrival of the Frame By Frame Collection: a versatile A5 stamp set & an A5 stencil. Fingers crossed, I hope it helps elevate your cardmaking and art journaling to new heights. Workshop details and an A4 art journal page idea are below, - - - - - ? - - - - - A Framing Revolution: (couldn't resist ?) The Frame By Frame Collection is more than just a stamp & stencil set; I'm hoping it's a portal to unleashing your creative potential to maybe create in a new way. Packed w ..read more
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Deck the Halls with Idea-ology! Festive Decoration Ideas - Part #3
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
2w ago
As the crisp winter air settles and the holiday spirit takes flight, what better way to embrace the season than with handcrafted Christmas decorations brimming with festive charm? Look no further than Tim Holtz Idea-ology, a treasure trove of innovative embellishments and techniques, to transform your home into a winter wonderland. I love the fact that these scenes look super cool whether lit with the tiny lights or left as is. See more details below. - - - - - ? - - - - - Unveiling the Idea-ology Christmas Charm: Tim Holtz's Idea-ology isn't just about supplies; it's about embracing a philo ..read more
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Deck the Halls with Idea-ology: Creative Christmas Decorations with Tim Holtz - part #2
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
2w ago
The magic of Christmas will be soon upon us, and what better way to capture its spirit than with handmade decorations imbued with your unique style? Tim Holtz's Idea-ology offers a treasure trove of festive embellishments, mediums, and techniques, making it the perfect companion for crafting one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations. In this blog post, we'll delve into the wondrous world of Idea-ology and spark your creativity with captivating Christmas decoration ideas. I am sharing two ideas today & more details - supplies list are below. - - - - - ? - - - - - Unveiling a World of Creative ..read more
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Sunshine & Showers YouTube Hop: Embrace whimsical cardmaking!
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
2w ago
Get ready for a burst of creativity with the Sunshine & Showers YouTube Hop! This exciting online event celebrates the vibrant energy of spring, offering a delightful journey through whimsical and inspiring cardmaking techniques. Everything you need to know, is in the post below. All Shady Designs supplies used are at the very bottom of this post. - - - - - ? - - - - - What to Expect: Throughout the hop, you'll be treated to a delightful cascade of inspiration: Sunshine & Showers Themed Tutorials: Learn innovative techniques to capture the essence of spring, from vibrant floral ..read more
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Ciao Bella Paper Wizard Academy: Card idea for any occasion
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
1M ago
Calling all card making enthusiasts! Are you ready to embark on a magical journey filled with creativity, inspiration, and stunning handmade cards? Look no further than the Ciao Bella Paper Wizard Academy! In this blog post, we'll share a card idea that you can use for any occasion. This card is easy to make and can be customized to fit your own personal style. Link to a VIDEO REEL can be found below. - - - - - ? - - - - - Unveiling the Magic: The Ciao Bella Paper Wizard Academy is a treasure trove for scrap bookers, mini album makers, card makers & paper crafters of all levels. From beg ..read more
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Shady Designs Frame by Frame: Back in stock and ready to frame your creativity!
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
2M ago
Calling all crafty enthusiasts! The Shady Designs Frame by Frame stamp set & Framed A5 stencil is finally back in stock, and it's ready to take your card making and art journaling to new heights (or depths, depending on your frame!). This versatile set offers endless possibilities for framing your creativity, and I'm here today to spark your imagination with a shabby chic inspired idea. You can see the full Frame by Frame Collection HERE - - - - - ? - - - - - The Frame by Frame stamp set has become a favorite and I am super chuffed & humbled that you have embraced the design - thank ..read more
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Blooming Marvellous: 3 stunning card ideas with Shady Designs stamps
Louise Sims Papercrafter
by Lou Sims
3M ago
Shady Designs' Blooming Marvellous stamps are a beautiful and versatile collection that can be used to create a variety of stunning cards. In this blog post, I'm sharing three card ideas that are perfect for any occasion. They all started with one idea ...! All cards show how all the Blooming Marvellous stamp sets can be combined. - - - - - ? - - - - - Each of the card designs had the same starting point using all the different pots from all the Shady Designs Blooming Marvellous stamp sets, to create the basic layout. By mixing up/layering the pots, you could then make similar cards with a ..read more
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