How to make quick and easy Gentleman’s Emporium Cards

Welcome to today’s blog post with me Jowilna. I finally got my hands on the New Gentleman’s Emporium Range and I love it. I made some quick cards with foiled details, and let me just say that the foiling makes these cards shine even brighter.

I used my patterned papers as a base for my cards, and if you get hold of the 6×6″ paper pads they are simply perfect for making cards – no waste, no mess, no fuss.

For the sentiment on this card I cut a strip of the patterned paper and raise it using foam tape. A few pearls dresses up the card.

For my second card I used some elements from the Collection pack layered on top of a foiled frame. Note how I dropped the frame off the edge of the card for a fun look.

I repeated my use of pearls as embellishments and a few ink splats.

Quick and easy cards for all those men in our lives, but still adding some bling for good measure. Until next time, live creatively!

Products used
CO726850 Mini Cut, Foil and Emboss Die – Gentlemans Emp – In Spades (1pc) – 49 x 57mm
CO726819 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium Sheet 6 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
CO726814 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium Sheet 1 – 304.8 x 304.8mm
CO725357 Foil – Gold (Iridescent Square Pattern) – Heat activated
CO726591 Creative Detailer (inc 12 large refills, 10 small refills, 2 positioners)
CO726813 Paper- Gentlemans Emporium Collection Pack – Stickers, Postcards and Papers – 12 x 12in

Create a Gift Card Holder with foiled details

Hi everyone, Jowilna on the blog today sharing this easy Gift Card Holder using envelopes. It’s so easy to make but so clever and will really add interest to any gift.gift card envelope tag_main

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step 1 – Paint your chipboard title with some gesso and then spray with mists to add colour. Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun.

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step 2 – I had this tag that I stenciled for dimension and a blue background. I then added orange and purple mists to match my project colours.

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step 3 – Create 2 small envelopes using the Coutere Creations score board. My envelopes measure 4×3″.
Foil the outside of the one envelope and then add some embossed detail.
Adhere the 2 envelopes together by sliding the flaps inside each other and add some adhesive to adhere.

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step 4 – Decorate the inside of the envelope using some Ephemera.
Cut flowers out of white cardstock and add mists for colour. Cut extra smaller flowers out of patterned paper.

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step 5 – Adhere the envelopes to the tag using double sided tape. Adhere the title (cut up) to the envelope with the die-cut flowers.
Wrap a ribbon around the bottom of the tag and add diamante to the center of the large flower.

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Rub some copper wax onto the chipboard words for interest.

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Use dimensional glaze and add some detail to the bee only.

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Notice how the colours all look so amazing together – shades of purple, orange, pink and copper.
How easy is this little gift card holder – now simply slip a gift card inside the envelope (or two) and make someone’s day really special.
Products used
CO 726526 Butterfly Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pad (24 Sheets)
CO 726540 Butterfly Garden Ephemera
CO 725697 GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Copper (Mirror Finish) – 125mm x 5m
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Chipboard – Butterfly Garden – Bee Happy Sentiment (1pc)
Until next time – happy crafting Jowilna x

Mother’s day cards in 5 minutes

Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there! Thank you for all you are and do for us.
I created these quick cards using Kaisercraft Paper and Collectibles and a few stamps.
For this card I used my GoPress and Foil machine with an Anna Griffin Embossing folder to create the gorgeous background. A collectible flower and a stamped image with diamante finishes off this quick card.card1

For more card ideas head on over to the Kaisercraft blog for inspiration.

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This card uses only a few elements from the Collectibles pack and a stamp. I added some paint splatters and diamante and in 5 minutes I created a beautiful card.

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I love making these quick and easy cards – not only am I using up some stash, I can make someone’s day special with a beautiful card and message.
Until tomorrow – have a creative day! Jowilna

Project Life Scrapbooking – why it makes sense

I love Project Life Scrapbooking – when i first heard about it i was totally sold on it. It just makes so much sense.
It has taken years to convey my passion for it, and to ignite the fire in others, but I happy to say I have manged to do it!
But why? For some one like me the everyday little things really are the big thing – and simply put thats why.20190504 sneak peak JNPL

It’s not about the huge things, the dressed up special occasions where you compete with the Jones’s. It’s the real hard core good, bad and ugly things that count.
And those are memories that we all have. Its the dressed up fake lets pose for a happy family photo that doesn’t make sense. But this, this is what its really like in my life.
Its the story that when someone looks at my album, they can relate to me, know the real me – not the one that puts on a brave face everyday to portray something false to the world.

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Yes its raw, and maybe a bit too honest for some people, but its real. Its where my hopes and dreams and special moments are captured right alongside the sadness of real life.

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Each month I do a project life class at Short Cuts craft, and each month I see how more and more people get it – how you can add loads of photos into an album,

But where you also have permission to tell the real life behind the masks (scenes) stories of your heart.

My story matters if only to me – that’s all that counts. And this is the way I love telling it.
Will it ever replace my normal scrapping – heck no – its an extension of my art and memory keeping – and I love it all!

Combine foiling and 3D Dot kits for a beautiful card

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Step 1 – Decide what papers you want to use from the Butterfly Garden range. Trim off the barcode strip and trim a panel to fit onto the front of your folded card.

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Step 2 – Use double sided tape to adhere the panel to the front of the card. Then adhere a strip of the barcode above the strip on the panel. Add some paint splats onto the background.
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Step 3  – Die cut some flowers from patterned paper Butterfly Garden Sheet 4.
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Step 4 – Foil some square frames using copper foil with you Go Press and Foil, and then die-cut the frames for a perfect cut.
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Step 5 – Use a 3d Design to create an image for your card. Dot & Do 3D Push Out Kit – Vintage Flowers – Purple Birds
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step 6 – Assemble your card using the background, foiled frame and 3D element. Finish off with some diamante and dimensional glaze.
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When you combine all these wonderful elements together to create a card, you can create some really interesting.
Foiled and distress bits and pieces layered on die-cuts with a beautiful 3D element – what more can you ask for.

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And in a few easy steps you have created a great card, and with the right sentiment it would be perfect for mother’s day this month (in South Africa)

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Until next time – I hope you are inspired to use your stash together and for different things.

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Butterfly Garden Single Page with foiled elements

Welcome to today’s blog post with me Jowilna. I am sharing a single page layout with you today using the Butterfly Garden Collection, with an interesting twist using hot foil.detail1

For my layout background I switched my traditional white background for this golden caramel coloured stripe.

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To add interest I used my oink mirror foil to create some striking elements for my page. There’s a number of ways you can achieve this look.
I love how the foil picks up on the pink and purple in the paper but also adds an unexpected element of surprise because of its bold colour and shine – just as bold and gorgeous as my friend in the photo.

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I apply gel medium through my stencil and left it to dry, once the gel easy just tacky I added my foil to the gel and rubbed it off using my boned folder.
Then quickly peel off the sheet of foil to reveal this stunning effect. I cut the chevron pieces up to separate them and then added them to my layout.

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Secondly I added some ephemera bits from my pack.
I understand the the border is a necessary evil, but i don’t like the thick white border around the elements. But i solve it in a few easy steps…

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I simply use my scissors to trim the excess white around the elements smaller, almost like fussy cutting them. This makes for a much neater and nicer looking element.

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And in a few easy steps I created a layout I love with this stunning range and a few clever ways of using my stash.
Until next time – live creatively.
Products used

CO726539 Butterfly Garden Sheet 12
CO726534 Butterfly Garden Sheet 7
CO726536 Butterfly Garden Sheet 9
CO 726540 Butterfly Garden Ephemera
CO725359 Foil Pink Mirror

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Milk Carton boxed with Butterfly Garden

Jowilna on the blog today with the gorgeous Butterfly Garden range of papers. I fell in the love the moment I saw this range and knew that I would love it.
The soft colours and beautiful details make this range perfect for most projects. I chose to create some boxes this time around with the new Scoring Board released.
And in a few minutes I created these beautiful boxes because I had amazing tools.

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Step 1 – Cut your Butterfly Garden patterned paper 06A to measure 10,5×7″.

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step 2 – Place the paper on the score board and score the following lines as per the diagram.
Vertically on the short side at: 2,5″, 5″, 6,5″
Horizontally on the long side at: 2,5″, 5″, 7,5″ and 10″
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step 3 – Once all the scoring is done, use your bone folder to burnish all the lines and fold them.
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step 4 – Trim away the bottom edge spine area using your scissors.
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step 5 – Continue along the bottom and cut into the fold lines to the first horizontal scoreline only.
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step 6 – Start assembling the box. Add a thin line on adhesive on the thin spine area and adhere. Then add tape or adhesive to the bottom flaps and seal the box at the bottom.
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step 7 – Pinch the top edge inwards to create the seal at the top. Now decorate your box with the embellishment pack.
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Seal the box with a little peg after filling it with chocolates or a small gift that is not too heavy. Decorate the front of your box and add ribbon and other elements as desired.
This box is a slight adjustment to the measurements to make a taller milk carton. I simply adjusted the size of my patterned paper and when scoring i made the center part longer.

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Quick and easy gift boxes that anyone can make. I love how the decorative elements from the Die-cut Ephemera pack can be layered on top of each other for a really stunning effect.
And don’t forget to pick up your scoring board and guillotine trimmer from Couture Creations to make crafting so much easier.

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Until next time – give the scoring board and these boxes and try and share your projects with us.

Products used:CO726540 Butterfly Garden Die-cut Ephemera Pack
CO726537 Butterfly Garden Sheet 10
CO726533 Butterfly Garden Sheet 6
CO726533 Butterfly Garden Sheet 9
CO726342 Scoring Board 12″
CO724389 Turbo Precision Glue Pen

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How to use hotfoil stamps with spray inks for stamping.

Hi! It’s time to create a colourful background with stamping and hot foil stamps.
Hello and welcome to another blog post with me Jowilna. Today I am sharing a single page layout where I created my own stamped background patterned paper with a hot foil stamp. I love how this turned out and its so fun and easy to create.
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step 1 – Place your hot foil stamp onto your craft sheet or scrap paper face up. Use spray ink and mist your hot foil stamp liberally.
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step 2 – Flip a sheet of white cardstock over onto the stamp and lightly press down onto the paper where the stamp is underneath it. This pressure will transfer the colour onto the paper. Repeat several times using a single colour.
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step 3 – Repeat step 1 and 2 with 2 more colours of spray inks. Keep stamping the image onto the background until you are happy with the look. Leave the ink to dry.
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step 4 – Stamp some more flowers, but this time I used an ink pad to stamp the flowers and cut them out.
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step 5 – Cut out some extra flowers. I also trimmed the white edges off of the elements form the die-cut ephemera packet.
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Assemble your layout by adding a 3″ (7.5cm) wide strip of patetrned paper on the left edge of your background. Add your photo using foam tape. Then add your stamped flowers and cut out elements.
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Add some embellishments and diamante. To add interest to the large flowers, add some gel medium and then sprinkle with gold glitter and leave to dry.
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These colourful flowers are the perfect element for any project and by changing up the way you use your hot foil stamps, you can change the look and effect.
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Until next time – I hope you experiment with all those gorgeous hot foil stamps you have.
Supplies
CO725422 Arizona Poppy 

Mixed Media Layout with Jowilna – Couture Creations.

I am sharing this layout using some of the gorgeous dies available combined with the versatile Le Petit Jardin paper range. With the new range of Modern essentials dies its easy to add beautiful details to any project. And that’s exactly what I did with this layout. I used my die-cuts to frame the photo on one side and the Le Petit Jardin Ephemera on the other side – this way I am placing the focus on my photo which is ultimately the most important part of telling the story.sweetlayout_JN

I used the Le Petit Jardin dies, corner and flourish cut out of blue cardstock for my layout. The 2 x corner cuts was used to frame the photo on the right hand side.

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The flourish die-cut was grouped together with some ephemera elements on the left hand side of the layout.
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The donuts sticker used makes further adds to the accent colours used and is a fun addition to an otherwise serious layout.
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Until next time – have fun using your die-cuts on your projects – adding texture and pattern. But above all have fun!
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