Tag: cardmaking

Silhouette UK blog – Batch of thank you cards using the replicate tool

Hello lovely likers!

I am on the Silhouette UK blog today with a step by step tutorial on how I made a very quick batch of thank you cards using the Replicate tool on Silhouette Studio. Please pop over the blog to read on!

These are the cards I created:

Batch of Thank You cards using Silhouette Replicate Tool | crafts by marialachica

The red cardstock is Bazzill Cajun, which I had leftover from a couple of years ago when I made the wedding invitations of a friend of mine. The blue pattern paper is from Stampin Up. And I also used the Silhouette black sketch pen!

 

I hope this tutorial was useful and read you soon!

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Silhouette UK blog – Geometric background tutorial

Hello Silhouette friends!

I am over on the Silhouette UK blog today with a step by step tutorial on how to create geometric backgrounds from scratch! And I would say it is easy enough for beginners to try too!

If you saw the layout I made the other day called “Motherly Love”, you can see I used a geometric background. I shared it on Facebook and I got a few complements on the cut file, so that inspired me to create this tutorial as I know a few people would like to make their own one, and it’s not that complicated… they just need to be shown!

Anyway, please pop over the Silhouette UK Blog and have a look!

Geometric background

And here’s a closer look to the card that I created specially for this tutorial. I used Paige Evans “Take me away” 6×6 papers. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! set.

Happy birthday geometric

Happy birthday card

Read you very soon! x

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Throw Back Thursday – Thanks card

Hello everyone!

What a busy few days, eh? I have posted brand new projects and layouts almost every day for the last 8 days!! Time for a rest 🙂 That’s why I thought today I would bring you a Throw Back Thursday with a card from a couple of years ago.

I made this card for the carers of my twins at nursery. Eric and Elisa were moving to the next class at nursery and the carers had done such a great job with them that I felt like I needed to say Thanks (and also gave them a massive box of chocolates, they deserved them!).

Thanks card

I still love this card. Sometimes I look at some of my early creations and I cringe a bit, but you can see that by now (this is May 2015) my style had evolved pretty much to where it is now. I used my scrapbooking supplies, like thickers and cardstock.

Anyway, I hope you like it and read you very soon!

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My first cardmaking adventure

It all started in early 2009, when I was adamant to save some money making my own wedding stationery. Let me tell you a secret: making your own wedding stationery, when you have no previous crafty experience, can be really expensive!
But I managed in the end. Hundreds of pounds and several visits to Hobbycraft later, I finished all my wedding invitations, order of the day books, menus for the tables, table numbers, table seating plan, name place cards and wedding favours.
Back then there was no Pinterest, so it took some real digging in the internet world to get inspiration. I knew the colour scheme that I wanted, but I had no real idea of what the invitations needed to look like. We settled for a simple design, although finding the right way to execute that design took many failed attempts!
Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and right now there are so many things that I would do differently! But, as I have said many times before, crafting is a process that takes time to master!

Wedding invitation Order of the day
Menus Name place cards