Paper Craft

Welcome to thehandycrafterblog

Hello everyone,

Just a little introduction about me. I have always been a creative person and take on so many new hobbies. Started jewellery making a few years ago, although it was really enjoyable, I decided to take up a new hobby, nail art!

Really enjoy doing nails, I do all sorts of nail art on natural nails. I did start working with acrylic nails for a while but you need a lot of time and dedication to perfect it and well, at the time I never had the time. I still do nails for my family and myself of course! But it’s not my main hobby at the moment.

Earlier this year I started sewing. I didn’t have a clue on how to use a sewing machine but my good friend YouTube had loads of tutorials which really helped me get into it. I have done a few tote bags, make up bags, pocket tissue holders, toiletry bags etc You can find all my projects on my Instagram page.

Whilst browsing on YouTube, I came across some wonderful ladies who love to do paper craft and that’s where my love for paper crafting was born 🙂 So I now have a new hobby which I dedicate my free time to as it’s something I love to do.

I have been inspired by all the lovely crafters on YouTube and give them 100% credit and thank them for the inspiration. All my paper craft work is also on my Instagram page but have decided to create this blog as not everyone has Instagram and would like to share my projects with everyone.

Hope you all enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

Birthday, Cards, Gift Boxes, Paper Craft

#11 Picture Perfect Party Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Today I have a 3D project, I made a twist and fold pop up card using the Picture Perfect Party DSP and of course the lovely Party Panda stamps.

I made this card for my cousin who is turning 12 next month, I know it’s still a month away but I like to be organised 🙂 I love the look of this DSP is so realistic and it combines perfectly with the pandas. My cousin loves pandas so I’m sure she will love this card as much as I do.

I really like the combination of colours in this card. The colours make it ‘pop’! It was a really fun card to decorate 🙂

If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂

All Occassions, Birthday, Cards, Gift Boxes, Paper Craft

#10 Travellers Notebook

Hi everyone,

I was on YouTube the other day, as I always am, getting inspiration. Well, I came across this beautiful travellers notebook tutorial from the lovely Ann Melvin from Positively Papercraft. I have linked her tutorial below.

It was my friends birthday recently and she loves stationery so thought I’d make one for her.

I changed it up a little bit as I didn’t have elastic. I used the gorgeous Painted with Love DSP for this project and hand stamped my own DSP using the Sure Do Love You stamp set. As I didn’t have any elastic I used the Love Mini Tinsel Trim to hold the notebooks together and it works perfectly!

For the closure I used two small magnets which keeps the notebook closed really well. I then decorated the front with some more DSP and embellished it with some of the Petal Palette stamps & dies.

I really enjoyed making this and hope you will give it a go. It makes such a nice little gift. If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email: thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂

 

Birthday, Cards, Gift Boxes, Paper Craft, Uncategorized

#5 Let the Good Times Roll Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Today I have this cute project which I made for my little cousin who turns 10 on Sunday. I can’t believe how fast time is moving! He was born when I started Uni eek!

I wanted to make a fun card for him so I used the Let the Good Times Roll bundle.

 

This is such a cute and fun set. Love the way this turned out. It can be a bit tricky to use at first as there is a lot of scoring involved but once you used it a few times you will get the hang of it.

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I couldn’t resist and so I had to use the Party Pandas in this card too! They’re just to cute not to use 🙂

Hope you like this card as much as I do. If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂

Birthday, Cards, Paper Craft

#4 Truly Tailored

Hi everyone,

I’ve been making a few Valentine’s Day card lately so wanted to give myself a break and make some ‘masculine’ cards. So I got out the Truly Tailored stamp and punch set and made a couple of quick birthday cards.

This set is perfect for making masculine cards, makes a change from all the flowers and hearts I tend to normally use.

This set comes with a coordinating DSP which is really cool. I do really like the different patterns in this DSP.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick project and have a go at making it. If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂

Cards, Gift Boxes, Paper Craft, Uncategorized, Valentine's

#3 Personalised Valentine’s Cards

Hi everyone,

So a colleague asked me to make some Valentine’s cards for her children which I thought was really sweet. So i immediately took out my current favourite set and started crafting.

At the beginning I didn’t know what type of card I wanted to make or how I was going to decorate it. So I just went with the flow. I used the Sure Do Love You Stamp set with some Real Red, Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride inks. I stamped & die cut a few hearts and also added some gold embellishments using the Celebrate You die set.

To make the other two cards I used the Lots to Love Box Framelits to make an evenlope instead of a box. Decorated it with the Painted with Love DSP and decorated the Whisper White Narrow Cards to go inside. I think they turned out really cute.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and have a go at making it. If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂

Birthday, Cards, Paper Craft

#2 Sale-a-bration Party Pandas

Hi everyone,

So as you may have noticed lately I have been making quiet a few projects using these adorable little pandas. They’re just so cute!!

I made a quick and simple birthday card by stamping all 3 pandas on the square cut outs using the stitched square dies and also stamped the happy birthday sentiment that’s also included in this stamp set. I then placed them on top of the lovely True Gentleman DSP.

I added the celebrate die cut which is from the Celebrate You die set using a scrap piece of coordinating Tranquil Tide card stock. Then added some wink of Stella to make it shine. It’s hard to see this in the picture but trust me, it’s so sparkly!

Hope you have enjoyed this quick & easy card and have a go at making it. If you would like to buy any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project, you can shop 24/7 in my online shop HERE or drop me an email thehandycrafter@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help.

Happy crafting! 🙂