A Few More April 2013 Cards & Don’t Forget The Discount Code

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(Please don’t think that you have to read every word I’ve written – Unless you want to know what I used and how I made a card you don’t actually have to read all the information I provide in the numbered details under each card set, you can just click the thumbnail images to view each card at a larger size, and then click “Back” and scroll down to the next section.)

I’ve only got two cards and a bag to show you today.  I hope you like them and feel like leaving a comment at the end.



(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.)

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  1. Rainy Days Clipart Brunette by Angela Wenke and 5 Pastel Plaid Backing Papers – CU4Cu by Mary Jane Harris (I took one of these images, together with a couple of different coloured backgrounds from cup375287_99, into one of my graphics packages and re-sized, moved around and manipulated the elements until I had a square, 14cm, card front I was happy with.  I put a second layer of the main element on the other side of my A4 working space before printing the design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then cut out the main card front and extra topper element.  I created my base card by trimming, scoring and folding an A4 sheet of white  Adorable Scorable card-stock.  I used finger-lift tape to attach the base layer to the card front, and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the second layer. )
  2. Designer Resource pack Elizabeth Florals by Susan Wood ( I took several elements from this kit into one of my graphics packages and re-sized, moved around, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a square card topper.  I also placed several extra layers of the hat and flowers on the other side of my A4 working area to use as decoupage layers.  The sheet I’d created was printed off onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and the pieces were then cut out.  I created a base card by trimming, scoring and folding a sheet of Adorable Scorable card-stock in a very pale creamy yellow.  I stuck the topper to this using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape .  I then shaped the other layers of hat and flowers and glued them in place using glue gel.  The greeting on this card is “Penblwydd Hapus”, which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”)
  3. Closeup showing the dimension of this card.



It’s been ages since I did anything with torn, rather than cut, items on it – so I went mad with this one and tore all the layers for the matting and layering, as well as tearing all the flower and leaf embellishments.

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  1. Peach Blossom Backing 4 by Janette Padley and Peach Blossom Backing 3 by Janette Padley ( I printed two sheets of Backing 3 together with one sheet of Backing 4 onto 120gsm, good quality, white paper.  I used one of the sheets to make the torn paper flowers and leaves I’ve used to decorate this bag – I’ve taken photos of all stages of making the paper flowers and they will soon appear on my Making Paper Flowers pictorial tutorial section.  I used Tonic glue to stick the flowers together. The other two sheets were used to make torn mats.  I made the bag very sturdy as I want to put jewellery in it, so I used 2 sheets of 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock to make it.  I first scored using my Hougie Board, cut off the excess, stuck in place using  Template Tape and put one strip of  super sticky tape along one of the open top edges ready to seal the bag once the gift is ready to put inside.  I then used  glue gel to attach the panels, flowers and leaves.)
  2. Closer look at the flowers used.



I’m working on some more pictorial guides on the two types of flowers I’ve used on the bag above for my “Making Paper Flowers” section – I’ve had to expand it to a section as it is now way to big for a page.  The new flowers should be live at some point during this week, so please do keep checking back


Have a look – here – at my whole shop “Siop Crafftau MAES MIERI Crafts Shop” on craftybob.com.



20% Off Discount Code – Simply type the word ‘HOT’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out from craftsUprint then click UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value! Discount Code Offer Ends on 1st May 2013

CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:

  • Monday, 29th April – Here! – You’ll find lots of designs by the top selling CUP designers showcased in this mailer, plus favourites from the top Registered Crafters.

Craftsuprint have a “Mailer Archive” where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months. This can be seen by clicking – here.


You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

You can see the cards I’ve 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.)


(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)


About admin

I've been crafting as a hobby for a long time, but ill health has meant that I've spent more time on it lately as it is something I can do even when confined to bed. In addition to the cards that I make for uploading to CUP, I've also made bilingual wedding stationary for family members and lots of other different types of card, some of which can be seen on my website. In this blog I'll try to note how easy or difficult any particular card has been to make. In addition to making cards I make some bits of jewellery (when my hands allow) and knitting. I use to knit with needles and make everything from cabled patterns to socks, but I can no longer hold up and manipulate needles, so I've swapped to knitting on looms/knitting boards the last couple of years and am having fun trying out lots of new yarns to get different effects as oppose to complicated paterns.

8 Replies to “A Few More April 2013 Cards & Don’t Forget The Discount Code”

  1. Your work is beautiful Sweetie.
    Congratulations on winning blog of the week over in Emmas group x

  2. Hi Gwyneth, Fabulous projects, I love the bag detail. Thank you for the kind comments you have left on my blog. Much appreciated.

  3. Lovely cards and bag Gwyneth, the soft, Spring colours are wonderful. I love making the scrolled roses, so quick and effective x

  4. Hi Hun you have been busy again :).The flowers on card 2 look so realistic and i love the flowers on the bag. Hugs Txx