Sunday 19 May 2024

Have A Roaring Good Time

Good morning and a very happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a fun fold card made with the beautiful Art Deco 20's Style collection from Relatively Thoughtful.

The colours in this collection are just beautiful, and as always there are lots of papers, images, and cut-apart sheets (which is why my cards are always a little bit over the top lol) I'm very much a more is always more girl 😂.

I started by fussy cutting the images that I wanted to use. 
Then I cut my layers and matted them onto some teal card to make them pop. With this type of card, you get to show off a lot of papers on all the surfaces.
This is the inside. I've also used one of my favourite Funky Fossil stamps and Versafine Clair inkpads as they match the papers perfectly.
And this is the inside of the inside! Yep, it's the gift that keeps on giving lol. These flowers are beautiful. At this point I decided that enough was enough.
This fun sentiment is a Sue Wilson die, and Sally has a great range of these in the store.
There are pages of these fabulous images in the collection.
This is me on any given Saturday night doing the big shop!
Me again when I'm putting the bins out!

And this is where you'll find the whole collection in various formats including 12x12.
As always there is new inspiration daily on our social pages, so please pop across and check them out. 
Have a wonderful Sunday whatever you are doing (we are having our monthly trip to Blackpool so will be walking either North or South - definitely not toward the sea!) and thanks so much for looking x

Sunday 5 May 2024

Isn't She Lovely!

 Good morning and a very happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing one of my favourite things to make, which is a concertina card.

These are great when you have loads of images you want to use. You don't have to choose, you just use them all! These are all from the beautiful Relatively Thoughtful Art Deco Cutting Pages.
I started by cutting out all the images and trimming them to the same size. Then I die-cut mats for them all and stuck them down.
Don't you think this is the perfect thread for these lovely images?
All of these are now 4x4 so that makes it really easy to make the base card.
I need 1/8 of an inch all around the image, so the base card is cut (and stuck together) at 4 1/4 inches. It's then scored at 4 1/4, 8 1/2, 12 3/4, 17 inches, and then cut at 21 1/4. This gives me 5 sides, so room for 10 images.
These are my images all sewn down, but it still needs a little bit of something else.
This is a fabulous Funky Fosill sentiment stamp that I've embossed in gold. It's too big as it is, so I've chopped it up!
And added a little bit to each image.
And this is the other side! Again I've added stamped sentiments and images and a fabulous Sue Wilson die cut.
The stamping just finishes it off perfectly!
Isn't this a gorgeous die-cut?
And it all folds flat(ish) for postage.
These fabulous Art Deco Cutting Pages can be found here in the Relatively Thoughtful store.
And there is a great selection of Sue Wilson dies here too.
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Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking xx

Sunday 14 April 2024

Wedding Day Romance

 Good morning and a very happy Sunday. Today I'm sharing a folio that I made following a tutorial by the fabulous and much missed Cal Summers.

I've used papers from the beautiful Wedding Day Romance collection by Relatively Thoughtful, together with chipboard embellishments, washi sheets, and self-adhesive stickers from the Stamperia Romance Forever collection.
This is quite a large folio with lots of flips, flaps, and pockets, so lots of room for photos.
There are also photo mats that fit into the pockets to take 6x4 photos.
There's also room for larger and smaller photographs. Aren't these Stamperia images fabulous? Some are self-adhesive stickers, and some are washi sheets. This is my latest favourite thing. You cut around the images and they are self-adhesive and just melt into the paper.
These photo mat folders are 8x6 and so will take 4x4 and 7x5 photos.
These are 6x4 photo mats made from the Wedding Day Romance collection. I think it looks really nice on kraft card.
And these are the pockets where they fit. You can fit a 6x4 photo on each side, and there are 6 of them.
And this is with the photo mat removed. Aren't the cut apart sheets beautiful!
More of the fabulous stickers and washi, and room for more photographs.
Such pretty papers!
And this is the lovely chipboard.  I can't believe how well these collections all fit together so well.

As always the collection is available in both digital and A4 paper formats here in the Relatively Thoughtful store.
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Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Sunday 7 April 2024

Welcome Aboard

 Good morning and a very happy Sunday. Today I'm sharing a travel wallet made with the beautiful Titanic 2 collection from Relatively Thoughtful.

I made the base out of 1 A4 sheet of thick (300 gsm) black card so it's very economical with cardstock.
I cut it at 29 cm, then scored at 14 and 15 cm (so there is a 1cm hinge when the folder is closed) The card needs to be sturdy, but not so stiff that it cracks when folded.
For the pockets, I took an A5-sized piece of card and chopped 1/4 of an inch off the short edge.  I put a pencil mark at 5 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 and cut straight across.
As they are from the same cut they match exactly - phew!

To turn them into 3-dimensional pockets I scored at 1/2 an inch and 1 inch, then trimmed the corners and burnished really well.
This is the inside of the folder once the paper has been added.
And this is the outside.
These are the measurements of my pockets. I cut my Titanic papers 1/8 of an inch smaller all around.  I also remembered to reverse one (phew again!) I put some strong red liner tape around the outer edge, which will fold under to create the 3-D pocket.
Just stick them down making sure to create the gusset. I always add wet glue to the red liner tape to give myself some wriggle room.
Now for the fun part! I made lots of embellishments...
To go with the postcards that are included in the collection.
And here is the front all finished.
And the back. I really like how the tags look with the oversized paper clips.
This is the inside, all stuffed with embellishments,  postcards, and tags.
I really like how the photographs look in a die cut film strip.
And these tags are amazing.
As always the collection is available in both digital and A4 paper format.
For new inspiration every day please visit our social media pages.
Have a lovely day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x