Simply Cards & Papercraft Scrapbook Pages & Tutorials


Today is the day that my first commissioned work will be published! I am so excited to share this bumper blog post with you! It contains 3 YouTube videos and coincides with today’s release of Simply Cards & Papercrafts (161) – containing these 3 scrapbook pages!

When I first received this commission, I felt a mixture of nerves and excitement. I got straight to work on these 3 layouts and here they are…

The Bouquet

I really enjoyed putting this layout together. I even got my sewing machine out and stitched around the edges of the page a few times.


Want to know what was in my bouquet? Pink roses, Lavender and Rosemary – and other green leafy things that I don’t know the name of! It smelled divine though!! In this video I explain some of my thought processes on decision making and adapting the lettering to suit the page.


Green Eyes

I miss my little Dusty everyday and I have this photograph framed – it’s one of my favourite photos of him. Making layouts about him helps and reminds me of all our good times and his funny little quirks. His tail was something of a talking point, but this layout is dedicated to his beautiful eyes. There will be a page about his huge SWISHY tail soon!

Check out the video, where I show you how to watercolour these beautiful flowers. It really is quite easy and fun to do. I explain my colour choices in the video.


So In Love With You

Sometimes I miss those days with a newborn and sometimes I don’t! The early days are so special and fly by so fast!

The moment I got my hands on this particular stamp set, I started designing this layout in my head. Taking inspiration from new supplies can be a good way to beating blank page syndrome! And yes, I do suffer from that sometimes. This video is a full length tutorial, where I show you how I put the page together.

Simply Cards & Papercrafts 161 is out today and comes with a free ornate stamp set and embossing folder. You can create some lovely projects with the ornate corner, border and heart stamps along with all-occasion sentiments for male or female greeting cards. For more information or to order your copy, please click HERE.

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Helen Xx

Supply List

Green Eyes

  • Thickers – (Font) Shoebox – Hobbycraft
  • Whisper White 12×12 – Stampin’Up!
  • Basic Black 12×12 – Stampin’Up!
  • Watermelon Wonder Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Watercolour Paper – Stampin’Up!
  • Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection- Stampin’Up!
  • Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack – Stampin’Up!
  • Night of Navy Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Aqua Painters – Stampin’Up!
  • Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set – Stampin’Up!
  • Project Life Journaling Pens – Stampin’Up!
  • Paper Snips – Stampin’Up!
  • Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue – Stampin’Up!
  • Snail Adhesive – Stampin’Up!

The Bouquet

  • Thickers – (Font) Daiquiri – Amazon
  • Glossy Accents – Ranger – Hobbycraft
  • Kraft Cardstock 12 x 12 – Stampin’Up!
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Old Olive Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Cucumber Crush Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Butterfly Basics Stamp Set – Stampin’Up!
  • Crazy About You Stamp Set – Stampin’Up!
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels – Stampin’Up!
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch – Stampin’Up!
  • Petite Petals Punch – Stampin’Up!
  • Lace Doilies – Stampin’Up!
  • Circle Scissor Pro – EK Tools – Amazon OR Circle Dies
  • Burlap Ribbon – Stampin’Up!
  • Stampin’ Sponges – Stampin’Up!

So In Love With You

  • Thickers – (Font) Dairquiri – Amazon
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 12 x 12 – Stampin’Up!
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Vellum Cardstock – Stampin’Up!
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • White Embossing Powder – Stampin’Up!
  • Heat Tool – Stampin’Up!
  • White Tissue Paper – Reused or New
  • Lace Doilies – Stampin’Up!
  • Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
  • Sending Love Embellishments (wood) – Stampin’Up!
  • Very Vanilla Satin 1/4 Ribbon – Stampin’Up!
  • So In Love Stamp Set – Stampin’Up!
  • Paper Snips – Stampin’Up!
  • 2″ Circle Punch – Stampin’Up!
  • 1 3/4″ Circle Punch – Stampin’Up!
  • 1 1/2″ Circle Punch – Stampin’Up!
  • Crumb Cake Stampin’ Marker – Stampin’Up!

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Papercraft designer & educator. My aim is to inspire and provide easy to follow tutorials - so you can create my projects with ease. You can find my projects on my website, Youtube and in papercraft magazines.

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