Friday, 28 March 2014


Regal's white base cards have been dressed up a treat by Julie Scales, who has created some lovely collages from materials such as Kaiser papers, paper flowers and lace, adhesive pearls, buttons and more!!  Thanks for sharing them with us, Julie!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Janet has used Regal's new Buffalo Zig Zag square card as the base for this birthday card, which she has decorated with papers from the Kaiser 75cents range (the name not the price!), and cards from the Captured Moments Snapshot pack.

Unfolded View
She has drawn freehand around the elements to make borders, and has added little blue rhinestones to the corner of the back panel, and a "happy birthday" sticker from Regal to the front.

As you can see from the smaller picture, Janet has hidden additional greetings inside the panel, using a panel from the 75cents paper and a stamp.

I'll be posting some more examples of the new zigzag card in the next couple of weeks!!

Friday, 21 March 2014


Here are a couple of cards I made for a recent demo that illustrate a really simple yet effective technique.  I don't know if it has an official name but we'll call it "Ultra embossing."  Its just a matter of embossing your base paper (I've used shimmer card in both examples), then embossing a second time, cutting out elements of the design and mounting it on top of the base using foam tape (or silicone glue) for added dimension.  The white on white gives the most impressive result as the shadows are deeper but the Autumn leaves are still obviously dimensional.

If you are using more than one colour, you only need to cut small pieces of each and position in the folder over the leaf (or whatever part) you want to cut out.  The embossing folders I've used are from Couture Creations.

I've made the base panels 6 inches by 4 inches and slipped them into Regal's white textured photoslotted cards.  I've inked around the edge of the autumn leaves card with gold and brown ink.  You'll have to take my word for it that it looks better in reality than the picture, as the gold really shines through.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hangsell Tag Card

As some of you might be able to tell, this is not a real card - just a computer "mock up" to see how one of the new hangsell tags from Regal would go as a card topper.  I think the answer is "quite well", and as we can chose from white, ivory or natural there will no doubt be some real cardmaking happening in the not to distant future. (I've resisted saying "its on the cards").

The size of this card is, however, based on Regals larger white square base card so you could easily recreate something similar in the real world.  The bird on the tag is a photo but could easily be replaced with a diecut or stamp.
The greeting could be stamped with a scarlet Versacube and you could substitute Bazzill and patterned paper for the red, black and white.  Not forgetting, of course, the hang sell tag, which is real and availabe now.
 If you wanted to give a gift of some jewellery it could be secured to the tag and used as part of the card.  The natural colour would also look great with some vintage buttons attached, perhaps on a card base covered in fabric.  (Double sided Jac paper is a good way to do this).  Lots of ideas........

Friday, 14 March 2014


How cute are these DL cards, topped with pictures fussy cut from Kaiser papers (the Little Toot range), and stamped greetings

These cards were made as part of the "Cards for Children and Teenagers" demo that Marty Munro did for us late last year, but they could be used for all sorts of occasions.  The bottom one might be just the thing for a recently retired "grey nomad"?

Friday, 7 March 2014


Tania has used a soft cream single fold Regal card as the base for her beautiful vintage card.  The brown background is attached with small gold split pins, and is topped with a Stamp-it script stamp, stamped in brown ink.  The torn edges have also been inked which blends the two pieces of paper together.  The greeting "Love" is a gold outline sticker, coloured with a brown permanent marker. The backing is also inked with a little brown ink, and a small hole threaded with natural twine is added for emphasis. The dark blue flowers have been cut with a die from the spellbinders range.  By simply changing the greeting, this card would be suitable for a variety of different occasions.