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DIY Bloom & Wonder Ideas Notebook

If you are anything like me then you will always get the greatest craft inspiration when you have no way of noting it down! I always tend to get sparks of inspiration for card making and crafting at random times, and I always forget them.

To try and conquer this I decided to make myself an Ideas notebook, a small notebook that will fit in my handbag to allow me to write down these random craft ideas, making sure I don't forget them (though I may look at them later and wonder what the hell I was thinking).

After a quick look through the Cricut Design Space I found a notebook shape that looked perfect, small size and easy to remove and add more pages. I decided to make the notebook using the First Edition Bloom & Wonder paper pad I had recently received from Trimcraft, it is gorgeous and I love just flicking through the paper pad so thought it might make a good inspiration sparker.




To make your own Ideas Notebook you will need First Edition Bloom & Wonder Paper PadPink Metall…
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DIY First Edition Bloom & Wonder Card

The First Edition Bloom & Wonder Pad is simply gorgeous, if you haven't already purchase it then take a look at previous blog post! It is currently available at CraftStash & Amazon

My first make with the Bloom & Wonder Paper Pad was this 'Bloom' card, I really wanted to show off the variety of patterns in the paper pad and play with my favourite prints.


To make this card you will need:
First Edition Bloom & Wonder Paper PadDovecraft Rose Gold Card5" x 7" Card BlankPaper cutterCraft foamDouble sided tape I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out some parts of the card (heart & bloom frame)
Start by cutting out a 5" x 7" rectangle, this will be the background to your card, I used the first sheet in the paper pad for this (it's my favourite!). Use double sided tape and attach this to your card blank.
Next cut out a rectangle 5" x 2" and stick to your background paper using double sided tape. I attached it just above halfway u…

First Editions Bloom & Wonder Paper Pad

My first Trimcraft Maker package has arrived and I could not have been more excited­čĺč 
I was picked to receive the new First Edition Bloom & Wonder paper pad, it's one of the latest releases from First Edition and it is absolutely gorgeous.


Bloom & Wonder is simply stunning, as you would expect from any First Edition Paper Pad, it has quickly become my favourite paper pad to work with mainly because it has such a variety of patterns it works for any occasion. Each illustration in the Bloom & Wonder Paper Pad is hand illustrated and feature proud peacocks, floral bouquets, and whimsical moths alongside classic patterns like modern leopard print, monochrome mosaics, and abstract floral designs. 
I will be posting tutorials for my Bloom & Wonder makes soon so keep your eyes peeled.
First Edition Bloom & Wonder is available now at Craft Stash
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them below. If you fan…

DIY Valentines Love Shaker Jar

Finally, January is nearly over! This month has felt like it would never end and I am definitely looking forward to February, the days will get lighter, pancake day (I LOVE pancakes) and Valentine's Day.

I'm not much of a Valentine's person but I do love pretty patterned paper and will take any excuse to create a shaker card!



To create this Cricut Made Card you will need:


Paper Addicts Forever & Always Dovecraft Adhesive Glitter PaperAcetateSequinsCraft foamDouble sided tapeGems6" x 6" card blank
First you will need to cut your background paper to the same size as your card blank (6" x 6") - I used the Love Hearts paper but pick your favourite and then stick to the card blank using the double sided tape.
Next cut a rectangle (6" x 3") from a complementary patterned paper - I chose to use the pink flowers and stick to the card using craft foam.
Now it's time to cut out your shaker jar! Open your Cricut Design Space and start a new projec…

First Edition Making Memories Card

I could spend hours just looking through the Cricut Design Space, there is so much inspiration to be had and so many different projects!

Whilst scrolling through the Design Space one Saturday afternoon I found the 'Hexagon Quilt Card', a cute card designed to look like a quilt. As soon as I saw it I thought of my mum, she is loves sewing and has recently started quilting classes, and it is her birthday soon.

I decided to make the card using the First Edition Making Memories Paper Pad. This fun paper pad has quite a modern palette of pinks, purples and mint green with glitter accents. Adorned with beautiful hand lettering and elements including florals, hearts, love letters, and geometric patterns – it seemed perfect to create this Quilt Birthday Card.


Firstly I found the Quilt Card Design on Cricut Design Space (Hexagon Quilt Card) and then picked which patterns to choose. I choose 5 different patterns from the Making Memories paper pad and teamed these up with a lilac metalli…

First Card of 2020

January is the perfect time to stock up on craft supplies, there are so many sales and deals everywhere! This weekend I picked up the Docrafts Papermania Modern Deco 12" x 12" Paper Pad in The Range craft sale, I had always the paper pad but for some reason I never took the plunge to buy it.

I am so glad I have brought it now, the patterns are absolutely gorgeous, it has all the glitz & glamour you would expect from paper based on the 1920's. Papermania's Modern Deco collection showcases lavish shades of silver and gold, mixed with  teal, navy, coral and grey. The paper pads also boast a marvellous selection designs featuring swanky rose gold foiling!

This 1920's theme paper pad seemed the perfect patterned paper to use for my first card of 2020.


To create this glitzy card I started by picking the perfect background pattern, the silver scallop design I picked is full of glamour and the perfect backdrop, I decided to team it with the striking black and gold pa…

Llama Love

What is not to love about llamas? I love using different animals in my crafting and my favourite is always to use llama, especially one in a party hat. 
The below card was the first kinetic card I had made and the first card I posted to crafty instagram! I decided a party llama would be the perfect animal character to use for this card, teamed with the First Edition Let's Celebrate paper. 

 After using my party llama to create my first kinetic card I decided to brand out and create a kenetic heart card using an otter.


Below are shaker llama cards I have created, I love any card that you can interact with as it makes it so much more fun for the recipient.