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Wednesday’s WOW! #130 – Extending your diecuts to make them larger.

This is a tip I use so often. It works well with punched out shapes too. If you have a die or a punch that you wish would be just a little larger, cut the piece in half and separate the pieces to adhere them under the images or sentiment.

This is what Stampin’ Up! have done in the tag on page 3 of the Mini Catalogue with the Christmas Season bundle and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper -(and it’s a gorgeous tag they have created too).

Try that with your diecuts or punches next time.

Happy stamping,


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Week 6 (our last week) of A Merry Little Christmas Series. These weeks have flown! This week’s project is a Gift Card/Chocolate Treat Accordion Wallet.

If you give out Gift Cards at Christmas or even other occasions this would be great for you to make. You can add a few little Chocolate treats to go in with it.

I used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper for this Accordion Wallet.

Watch the video how to make it below. If you receive this blog update via email the video may not show so head to the blog and catch it there.

As with other weeks, place an order over $50 in the next week and receive the card kit to make this. Also go in the draw to win a Gift Card for $20 from me.

Create your own Gift Card Accordion Wallet

Accordion paper strip: 30.5cm x 10.1cm 12″ x 4″

Scored on the short side at 2.5cm or 1″

Scored on the long side at 7.6cm x 15.2cm and 22.8cm or 3″, 6″, 9″

Card Folder: 18.5cm x 10cm Scored at 9cm and 9.5cm

7 1/4″ x 4″ Scored at 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″

Card Mat for front: 8cm x 9cm (@2 pieces – one for the back) 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″

Paper piece: 5cm x 8.6cm 2″ x 3 1/2″

Have fun creating this,

Happy Creating,


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This card was one of the projects from my recently Heartfelt Christmas Online Class. I don’t often share these projects with you but thought I would show you this one today. I’m not going to share the measurements for them though. That’s a special part of taking the class. 🙂

This is a Flap Fold Style card. By the way isn’t the Painted Christmas paper just gorgeous??

Check the inside.

The tree is diecut with the Majestic Mountain Dies.

Watch out for more Online classes next year. I hope you will be able to join in with them then.

Have a great week,


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Last post I shared with you the video to create 4 cards with 1 piece of 6″x6″ piece of paper. I thought I would show you the card sets I have created with this.

Firstly the set shown in the video using the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.

By the way did you notice the sentiments on these cards above? It is with the new Eden’s Garden bundle coming in November. Watch out for more on this gorgeous suite.

This next set is also using the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.

This set is a Christmas one using the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Which set is your favourite?

To catch how to create them you can watch the video now -> HERE.

To get the Cutting Template head -> HERE.

I hope you get to play along with this. And if you like share them with me. You can email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Have a great week,


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$55 + postage ($3.40) or local pickup available.

Includes the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp set

1/2 pack (24-6″x6″) Painted Christmas DSP

plus 1/4 roll Cherry Cobbler/Gold ribbon.

Receive as a bonus all materials to create 7 cards 2 each of 3 designs plus 1 Fold card.

Also includes tutorials for each project.

All you need is your own adhesives, paper trimmer and a Black inkpad (Memento Tuxedo Black ink recommended).

Book and pay by Sunday 24th October.  (payment by Bank transfer). I will send you payment details after you register.

Kits will be sent out late October.


I look forward to sharing these cards with you.