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So – to the big news today – I’ve now passed 900 pictures of completed items uploaded to the craftsUprint site. You can see my Crafter Showcase by clicking – here – to have a look at them.
The following are my latest uploads to the site that have taken me past the 900 uploads point.
- Interesting Folded Insert & Topper Studio-PDF-Printables by Rae Carr (Although the insert of this card – see picture 2 – is a Print & Cut design, the outside isn’t. But there again, it isn’t difficult to make. There’s a muted pattern background to print on one side of the cardstock and the card front to the other side of the card-stock and then just cut out the base card, score and fold, ready for putting in the folded insert.)
- Interesting Folded Insert & Topper Studio-PDF-Printables by Rae Carr (This is the Print & Cut insert, so just printed from within the Silhouette Studio software, folded at the scored locations and attached inside the card using template tape. I used a quickie glue pen and applied fine crystal glitter to the edges of the petals both on the card front and on the inside.
- Boudoir Reflections 3 Backing Paper 2 by Rebecca Brindley (This, and the following two pictures, are all pictures of the same card at different. The card is made using a co-ordinating background, insert and pyramid topper. All with only straight edge cutting, so nothing difficult involved in making this off-set gatefold card.)
- Boudoir Reflections 3 Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley (Although I’ve made the two “gates” on the card slightly different, just for a different effect, this gate-fold insert fitted perfectly with just a slight movement of where I scored for the two “gates”.)
- Boudoir Reflections 3 Pyramid by Rebecca Brindley (Anther thing I did, just to have a different effect, was to stick the pyramid onto the right hand “gate”, rather than onto the left. The only added embellishment I used was the top layer of one of the butterflies cut using the cutting file Flourish Butterflies – Embellishments – Studio by Ann Smith.)
- Scalloped Christmas Layered Card….STUDIO by Tina Fitch (This card was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo out of three sheets of cardstock. I made the base layer out of white cardstock but then used a gold ink pad and splodged it over the top to give a textured gold look. The layers are just attached using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I haven’t embellished in any way this time. I’m already thinking of the next card when I might use some cut-out holly leaves and red beads for berries.)
- Scalloped Layered Cards 5 & 6….STUDIO by Tina Fitch (I kept this to a minimal palette of colours, so the base card is a deep shade of yellow (egg yolk colour), and the top is cut from yellow and black cardstock. To keep to this minimal palette I’ve embellished with just black, weaving a black narrow ribbon around the design through the slots, and adding 3 different sizes of sticky back black gems around the cutout pattern. I’m thinking of using beads on this design next as well. My idea is to use a clear beading thread through the slots, rather than ribbon, and to place a bead on the thread every time it crosses the front.)
- Scalloped Card Layers 7 & 8…… Studio by Tina Fitch (The only embellishment I’ve put on this card is the greeting peeloff. I have used 2mm deep foam tape to stick each layer in place. I would use 1mm deep foam, or direct sticking of layers, if I was going to send by post, as the 2mm deep foam does result in a very deep, dome, effect. It’s very pretty like this, but sometimes postage has to be a consideration.)
(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)
CUP Designers – Do you know that craftsUprint has over 250 designers selling designs on the site at the moment? These range from favourites such as Carol Clarke who has well over 25,000 digital downloads, of various styles, for you to buy and download, to newer designers like Mary MacBean who only has 22 designs uploaded as I’m writing this. You can have a look at the list of designers – here. This means that there’s a whole lot of choice available for crafters who like a variety of crafts.
Craftsuprint Gift Vouchers – If you are at a loss what to give a crafty friend or relative then you can’t go wrong with a craftsUprint Gift Voucher. Think about it – you give them the chance to pick designs of their own choice (be this for card making, scrapbooking, digital cutting, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, etc.) and it doesn’t cost a fortune to send – which it would do if you were sending them a physical crafting kit. You can get the vouchers in denominations of £5, £10, £20, and £50. You can see them by clicking – here. They even come complete with a FREE gift wallet design sheet ideal for giving your gift in.
CUP Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out on Wednesday, 22nd February, can be seen by clicking – here. As usual you’ll find lots of designs that you can buy and use in your crafting, and also you’ll find lots of news from the CUP family of crafters and designers.
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafter Showcase Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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