Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

September 27, 2021

Washi Tape Cards

Hi Everybody, 

Here are the first cards that I have made using my washi tape from The Washi Tape Shop and I have to say I am really pleased with the outcome.

These are the photos of the steps I took and I ended up with two cards from one attempt.

I cut lots of flowers and leaves and used what was left over from making the gold frame to create the second one, so nothing was wasted.

I chose the washi tape with the red flowers on it and layered it onto some scrap card. I did the same with some green tape for the leaves.

I used dies to cut out the shapes and I cut plenty to add to my design;

This beautiful tape has gold foiling on it and it really shines in the light.

With oval nesting dies I cut one frame in gold and the rest in white to layer them up, gluing the gold one to the top. 

This made a nice deep frame to sit on the front of my card. 

It was the smaller oval that was left over from cutting this frame that I used to create the second card.

I made a 5x7 card base and cut another mat slightly smaller to sit on the front and this panel I embossed it in a Trellis folder. 

I flat glued this to the base and put to one side for the glue to dry a little.

I added the Journal Memory Tape to the back of the oval frame and arranged my flowers and leaves around the edge and I used foam tape to give some of the height.

I tucked the leaves into the display and added a gold sentiment to the top and I think this is very pretty card to send to any one for a birthday. 

Then I still had some flowers and leaves left over, so I added in some washi tape stripes to the embossed panel  and added it to the card with the gold oval on the top.

The flowers and leaves fitted perfectly onto this shape and the greeting was tucked in at the bottom of the card.

I decorated envelopes to match both cards and I was more than satisfied with the look. 

On this envelope I added in one of the little flower stickers on top of the Journal tape

I would be happy to give either of these cards to someone and I think they would be happy to get them too. 

I really enjoyed playing with these Washi Tapes as I have never worked with them in this way before.

But then I have never had Washi Tapes like these before and so I will certainly be trying them again on many many cards and envelopes.

So thanks again to The Washi Tape Shop for their beautiful Washi Tapes and if you wanted to try some for yourself then don’t forget you can get a 10% discount off your order by adding in the code CHRISTINA10  

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 26, 2021

The Washi Tape Shop

 Hi Everybody,

A little while ago I was asked by The Washi Tape Shop if I would like to try some of their products.

 I am very new to Washi Tape and have very rarely used it. 

To me it is something that holds your dies in place while you run them through the machine. It is not something I would think of to make a complete card.

But I had a look at The Washi Tape Shop website and was very pleasantly surprised by what I saw.  

They have some amazing designs and some of the tapes are quite wide. I loved the gold foiled ones and so I made my choices and waited for them to arrive.

Well I now have them and I am going to make some cards and add Washi Tape to my designs.
Here is a short video to show some of the ones that I have and I will add more as I make the cards.

If you want to try some of the Washi Tape for yourself you can get a 10% discount if you add the code CHRISTINA10

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

September 25, 2021


 Hi Everybody 

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. It’s a bit dull here but it won’t stop me going out with Ruby later.  It is the firework contest tonight but  I don’t think we will be going to see them. 

And here is a tip for all you owners of dogs that are food orientated  …. Ruby is one of those dogs and the last time we went to see the fireworks she spent the entire walk hoovering the pavement looking for doughnuts. She managed to scoff three before I could stop her. 

On to the draw which has now been done and the name this week is ….

Carole Eaton

Would you send your postal address please to

and the magazine pack will be on its way to you straight away.  Please let me know when you have it safely and I hope you will enjoy playing with it.

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx

September 24, 2021

Friday Freebie = Floral panel Die Set

Hi Everybody,

Here is another chance for you to win the Floral Panel Die Set from Card Making Magic. I still have more of these magazines and die sets to give away so if you don't win this one you may win the next.

All you need to do to be in with a chance is leave me a comment with your FULL NAME. From those names one will be chosen at random and announced in a blog post over the weekend.

So be sure to come back and see if it is you who is listed.

I am happy to send it wherever you are and it doesn't matter if you have won before, you are welcome to enter again.

You only need to leave your comment once and it will not show up until it has been moderated by me .... so please do not add it twice.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


September 23, 2021

Card Folds

 Hi Everybody,

When I was on Facebook Live last Friday I showed some of the ways that I have folded the cards from the one card die and I promised I would make a little information video to refresh your memory should you have forgotten, or even missed the show. 

I haven't made a card in the short tutorial, but instead shown the different ways of folding your card.

 I showed some samples on Friday, this Gate fold was one of them, and some other styles on Monday.

In the video there are lots more that you may like to try.

They will all fit into the box or envelope that can be made from the die set,  with the exception of the Bridge card.

Although that folds flat it will need a bigger envelope to post it. 

Still I hope you will enjoy these ideas and maybe try some for yourself especially if you are new to card making.

Over the next few weeks I will make a card from each one of the styles and show you the end result.
Plus some of the other items in this new collection that I really enjoyed playing with. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx