Tag: cardmaking

Cardmaking – Happy birthday (for The Social Papercrafter)

Hello all again!

My second project for The Social Papercrafter Magazine is a card based on a sketch. I very usually follow sketches for scrapbook layouts but I don’t do so for cards that often. I have in the past, but it’s not something I tend to do.

However, when I saw the sketch for the card in this edition of the magazine, I knew I wanted to give it a go. Especially, because the sketch is quite simple, which for me is much more helpful than when the sketch is quite complex with lots of detail, because then you tend to overthink things. With simple sketches, it’s easier to come up with a quick idea in your head and then extend that original idea.

And here are the sketch and my card:

Happy birthday card | crafts by marialachica | the social papercrafter magazine - May 2018










Thanks for looking and read you very very soon! (It IS National Scrapbooking Day -weekend, actually- starting tomorrow!!!)

The social papercrafter - Maria La Chica - Papercraft artist

The Social Papercrafter Magazine

Hello lovely scrapbookers!

Today I have some exciting news…. I am so proud to announce that I am involved in a new project called The Social Papercrafter! It is a digital and interactive magazine all about papercrafts. The UK scene isn’t short of cardmaking magazines, but scrapbooking always tends to be left behind. So when I was approached to participate in this magazine, I definitely said YES!

The magazine covers a very wide range of topics, from cardmaking to tutorials, to using crafting to improve your mental health and kindness projects. Of course, we could not leave scrapbooking behind and in the first issue there are two articles about scrapbooking, and one of them is mine!

Click HERE to access the online magazine.

Isn’t it exciting?!

The social papercrafter - Maria La Chica - Papercraft artist

First Anniversar Q&A video

Hi all!

Well, both this blog and my YouTube channel are one year old! I have no idea where time has gone, but here we are, we year on and still loving blogging and making videos!

To celebrate the first anniversary, I asked the girls on For the Love of Pretty Paper to come up with questions and here it is! I hope the video is not too long and that you enjoy it!

Thanks for visiting!

Throw Back Thursday – 3D Cards

Hello lovely crafters!

Unfortunately I don’t have anything new to show you today! However,  I am currently working on a very cool Thank You card for my next Silhouette UK project, and I thought I would do a throwback to some 3D cards that I made in the past.

Here are a few of my favourite ones:

Feliz cumpleaños 3D box card | crafts by marialachica

Cutting the sentiment on this card (“feliz cumpleaños mama”) was actually quite hard! The letters were so small and delicate! But on my second attempt I managed to get it right. This card travelled all the way to Spain as a present, and I believe the recipient loved it!

Pop up box card seamstress | crafts by marialachica

When I made this one I was already a bit more experienced, so the lettering wasn’t so much of a problem. The “issue” with this one is that I used chipboard embellishments which were quite heavy! The recipient of the card didn’t complain about any embellishments falling off, so I am hoping that it arrived in one piece!

90th birthday pop up box card | crafts by marialachica

This one was probably the last pop up box card that I made, and it is from February last year. It was for my husband’s grandma and she loved it. It was one of my favourite to make too, as the colours are just so gorgeous!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Throw Back Thursday and hopefully I’ll have some more scrapbook layouts for you soon!