Friday, 19 July 2019

FRIDAY UPDATE



You may have noticed that the window is looking a little bare as the papers have been moved to elsewhere in the shop. We haven,t run out of them yet. A table has been put in the window groaning with bargain priced cards. So hurry in and grab a deal and don,t miss out.

BENDY CARD



Sharon made this bendy card from a 12x12 card piece. She has used a Kaiser embellish pack to create interest and quite a few word pieces. As you can see the top fold is slotted into the 2nd fold which in turn folds into a slit in the back panel.

Friday, 12 July 2019

CELEBRATION BOX CARD


It is a bit hard to see in this photo, but there is a congratulations greeting on the back panel peeking through the flowers. The decorations are from a sparklelight  3d sheet and the flowers are suspended on strips of acetate. Again, hard to see but the theme is in green and white which gives it a fresh and delicate look. For those of you not familiar with box cards there are plenty of web sites with instructions on how to make them. They look a lot harder than they are to make.  The box squashes  up to fit into an envelope the same as a normal card.

WEEKLY UPDATE



These are some more lovely cards sent to the boss and staff thanking us for service over the years. It has been our pleasure to help you out with your questions and offer suggestions and solutions. We have met some wonderful people and made some fine friends.
Still no set date for closing yet.
 Still plenty of bargains to be had.

Friday, 5 July 2019

WEEKLY UPDATE



Yes we are still here but stocks are dwindling fast so don't delay. There are sheets of a4 paper and card mostly in colours not so much the whites. Still a fair heap of printed scrapbook papers.
Don't forget there is 30% off everything in the shop.
If you would be interested in shop fittings, racks etc. put your name down and these can be put aside for you. It is all for sale.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

POSTCARD NO.3



A very nautical take on this postcard. Of course to look at it you would just think it is a plain card and a great one for men, but no. This is a postcard which if you turned it over you would see that the reverse is printed ready for you to post off to the lucky recipient. See postcard image no. 1.
This card has utilised dies twine and some adhesive pearls to add interest.

Friday, 28 June 2019

WEEKLY UPDATE


For those people waiting on the little calendars they are back in stock but be quick as we didn't do a huge amount.
Keep checking in on the specials as a lot of the stock that would normally have been put aside to go into the giant sale is slowly being put into the shop as a consequence the stock is constantly being changed.
Some of the shop fitting are for sale also so if you are looking for some shelves etc. there might be something in the store for you. Don't like the price of these then make us an offer.

POSTCARD NO. 2



This postcard is one of mine. Iv'e made it a bit more generic than the others so can be used for any destination. If you added thing like wild animals it could be an African safari as the map is of this area.
Bear in mid that postcards are generally sent without an envelope so they need to be flat and not have bits that can catch on the automatic machines the post office use.
Marilyn

Friday, 21 June 2019

CREATIVE POSTCARD NO.1


The monthly challenge the Regal staff had for the face book page is no longer shown on that site so you get first look.

Making your own postcards can be fun and can lead to some fine art samples such as this one shown.

I believe this one is done by Sharon and looks very Parisian or certainly European. As you can see this picture also includes an image of the pre-printed reverse of the card. All you need to do is fill in the name and address and send off to some lucky person.
In the coming weeks there will be a couple of more samples to inspire you to make your own postcards.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

CARDS FROM OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS



These are a few of the cards some of our lovely customers have sent to the boss and the team to say thankyou. I'm pretty impressed.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

WEEKLY UPDATE


My goodness, what a week!! Since the announcement that Regal Craft Cards is closing, the place has erupted and stock is flying off the shelves, particularly cards. If  you need to stock up on cards we suggest you don't leave it too long. Many designs have already gone. Bear in mind these cards at Regal are manufactured by Regal Press and not available elsewhere. 30% off all stock while it lasts.

Friday, 31 May 2019

FLOWER POT HEXAGINAL
















Tania has used bright colours here to make an eye popping impact of this flower pot card.  By highlighting the hexaginal shapes with black it creates a very striking card.
Many people do not decorate the inside of the card but Tania has spent time to make the inside front cover as attractive as the rest of the card.
By using pearl blobs to match the papers she has created a bit of depth to this card.
The card is a pre- made flower pot shaped card from Regal Craft Cards.

WEEKLY UPDATE

Hello crafter's  another  week has disappeared and we are one week closer to closure. No we don't know when that will be but depend on weeks rather that months.  When we are gone we are gone. I suggest if you want to restock especially with those more popular items, you do not delay. Don't forget there is 30% off everything in the shop including those items already marked down.
There are still a few outstanding gift vouchers so if you own one or have given one to someone, pop in and use it very soon or miss out.
A number of the cards we have made to display are also available for purchase so if there is an idea you especially were impressed with now is the time to grab some.


Marilyn

Monday, 27 May 2019

RETIREMENT SALE

Hello everyone, this is Janet here with you today. Just thought I would post my first ever blog to announce that as of today, the Regal Craft Shop is having a  Retirement Sale. What this means for you is that EVERTHING in our shop has been reduced in price by 30%!  It is in-store personal shopping only & a case of the early bird gets the worm!
If you are one of the lucky people who currently has one of our gift vouchers, then now would be the ideal time to come in & spend it!

Friday, 24 May 2019

FLOWER POT LOTS AND LOTS


Janet's philosophy is "too many flowers are never enough". This is one of Regal Craft's standard pre- cutout cards and instead of having it so that the card opens as per usual Janet has put  a band around the whole card to create a stand and holds it all together. Using a set of flower dies and adding a bit of bling to the centres  to finish off.
 This card is pretty impressive.

Marilyn

Friday, 17 May 2019

MERMAID AT SEA



 This card is a limited edition turquise single fold available at Regal Craft cards. The background sheet is navy blue and the I have chosen a couple of sea inspired papers to compliment the mermaid which is a 3d sheet. The embellishments are from a Kaiser pad and the greeting is mounted on double sided tape then a piece of string added underneath just to add a different texture and interest.
This card would be ideal for a young girl.
I love mermaids and think there should be more of them.
Marilyn

WEEKLY UPDATE


Hi fellow bloggers and card makers all. This week the display board in the shop has been updated and for those people who consider themselves challenged  with  ideas for cards for the male gender, that is all I put on the board. So pop in and get inspired.
Don't forget the card of the month is the flower pot card which is pre-cut out and only needs to be decorated. Samples are in the shop and will be appearing in the near future on this blog. What  you can come up with is only limited by your imagination and you should see the ideas that the girls have come up with....they are amazing.
A number of people have been into the shop expressing problems they are having with their die  cutting machines and we have been able to help them out. Don't forget we are here to help so don't be shy in coming forward! Just ask and we will help you all we can!

Friday, 10 May 2019

WEDDING STEP CARD



Another step card idea!  You can tell they are a favourite as they always look like you are extremely clever and of course the card is already made for you so all you have to do is to  decorate it.
In this case the theme is wedding (just in case you needed this explanation!) and grey and olive green has been used to pick up the colours in the decorations. The darker grey colour helps to make it pop and with it recessed in the back, also gives the card some depth. The dots across the front of the card comes from a length of ribbon.

Friday, 3 May 2019

WEDDING TURRETS



What a fabulous card Sharon has made using the Kaiser " Two Souls" papers. She has used an A4 piece of card to make the foundation then used the collectables set to decorate. Of course you could decorate with die cuts or stickers or whatever you like. It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the card has a bridge band across the front  and there is a cavity between the front and back of the card . The bridge has been used to place the greeting on. The pale mint green sets off the the papers beautifully and is a very delicate look. Great for a wedding or perhaps a lady.
This particular card design can be made in a smaller version using the three panel card and just fold back the sides.

WEEKLY UPDATE


You lucky people! Regal Craft have three new sets of papers in the shop this week. A lovely set  of papers for men from Couture Creations, and two sets of papers from Kaiser all of which are 12x12 in size. One of these sets is gold foiled with pretty flowers and butterflies called the "With love collection" and the other is the "Antiquities collection" in mustard and blues. Something a bit different!

In the shop for a limited time are some plastic peel and seal bags size 180 x 140mm which have a slight dingle on one side. They are perfectly fine to use and seal well and are very popular for using with our photo slotted cards. These are being sold for half the normal price and are only available until sold out so rush in and don't miss out!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

TRAVEL CARD



Been on a trip or know someone who is going and need to make a card? What better example than this one Sharon has made.
The photo /slide lines are cut from a strip of printed acetate and a number of travel stickers we have in store have been placed under the acetate. It's finished off with the camera sticker. You could use stamps or die cut to achieve the same style card

Thursday, 18 April 2019

BUTTONS BIRTHDAY CARD



Buttons, buttons and buttons, what useful little items they are to add interest to your card. Regal Craft Shop has quite a few in store and as you can see by Tanias card can make a good generic birthday card. This card is bright and cheery and would be great for a teenager or a young man perhaps. Tania has used the Regal three window cutout card and just chosen a complimentary variety of papers to add some life and interest. The sticker has been coloured using a permanent pen. Easy and quick.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

ROSES AND LACE
















As the easel/tilt card was a monthly challenge so there are a number of these on offer. This special card is Sharon's offering. This would make a great Mothers Day card or birthday. Lace trim and and a burgundy bow and a couple of Kaiser baby blue adhesive pearls set off the rear panel .Large pearls are used to stop the card from coming forward

Thursday, 4 April 2019

TROPICAL THREE WINDOW



Using the Paradise Found paper from the Kaiser collection I' put some leaves in and some outside the apertures to give a bit of depth. A couple of squares of cardboard covered with complimentary paper and the round dots on top have  dimensional magic on to make them look like tiles.

Friday, 29 March 2019

DUTCH FOLD CHRISTMAS CARD



Roma  created this striking card which looks a bit like a house. The bottom panel is a gate fold. The top is added on later and it all folds flat when finished.
The decoration on the top is multiple layers of die cut thistle type flowers.
The card is called a Dutch fold.

Friday, 22 March 2019

STAR CARD


Roma made this striking card from a 12x12 card piece. Its called a star card. Apparently the pattern is available online.
Great teen boy card although in this case has been made for a girl.
The pattern is apparently on line but is basically four equal size triangles slotted into each other.

Friday, 15 March 2019

BUTTERFLY STEP CARD


Not sure who is responsible for this creation which is a step card using  one of Regal Craft Cards step card bases which has been covered with a burgundy print. The back panel has a butterfly print paper which the individual butterflies have been cut out from. A bit of string and a bit of bling and a greeting and hey presto a great card for any occasion.

Friday, 8 March 2019

APPLE CARDS



These apple cut-out shape cards were a card of the month on the facebook page and have been created by various people just to show you that an apple shaped card does not have to be boring. Three out of the four have just used paper as the feature point. In the instance of the front card the circles were die cut using nesting dies in graduated colours, the one behind uses the bit of paper you have left over when you cut the strips out.

Friday, 1 March 2019

TRAMMED


We know you are always looking for that perfect man's card so here are a couple of ideas provided by Heather. The 3d images are from the Harafeld collection. Not only does this make very nice cards but being the local, i.e Launceston tram sheds, it could be a lovely souvenir card as well.
Heather has stretched the use of this sheet by making several cards from the same sheet.
The main card has a lovely grey patterned sheet as the background which is overlaid with a strip of striped ribbon  then a  die cut rectangle in black and another in red then the tram image which has been cut from the background and placed in the centre. A piece of ribbon runs down through the middle behind. A few die cut cogs are used as accents. The Regal shop has currently got metal cogs in so these would service very well and add some depth.
The second card has also used a nesting frame die to form the card itself and then just added layers in red to match the tram.
The third card just uses the left over greeting and some fancy paper and you still have a striking and effective card

Friday, 22 February 2019

Tania's clock step card


Tania has made this step card using Regal's pre-made card  base. By using browns and blacks this has given the card a masculine feel but if you used pastels for example, it would be a totally different look. The black triangle on the left has been embossed with a pattern that goes well with the background paper which is from the Ultimate Crafts Evening Cocktail 6 x 6 pad. She has used a nesting die to create the circles for both the back panel and the forward decoration. Not sure where the clock face image came from but maybe a stamp or from the Kaiser antiques sticker sheet.
 What can you do when you run out of room to fit the greeting? Now was the Best wishes deliberately stuck on that way or not? Either way it looks good and gives a quirky twist to the card! It's finished off with four sticker dots and borders for a very pleasing effect!

Friday, 15 February 2019

stacked ovals


Another offering from Heather. This card is made using a set of  nesting dies. She has used the entire set for this. The ovals are cut out of black card a contrasting card with some surprise images or greetings on each oval. Then a hole punched in the top. The bunch has been fixed together using a split pin and a piece of ribbon so as to allow he whole thing to swing. Finished off with a bit of bling, Kaiser adhesive pearls and a greeting sticker.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Sparklelight Stacker Card

This lovely card Heather made is a simple stacker 3d from the Sparklelight range. Easy to make as all the pictures are numbered. Working from the lowest number, i.e number 1 to the highest you just line up the image so all the edges match. Use mounting squares or silicone glue {make sure it's paper glue} to separate and lift each image and give you depth.
Heather has then mounted the image onto navy and silver card to make the image pop out. The finished card is an Amethyst single fold card from Regal Craft.
There are several of these images available in the shop.

Monday, 4 February 2019

EASEL CARD

This is the lovely easel card Janet made using the February Kaiser papers and collectables. The side view shows how the card sits up using a row of Kaiser pearls as a door. or in this case a card stop.  Even though I've called this an easel card apparently they are called a tilt card by Regal so be sure to ask for tilt when purchasing them from the shop.
All these goodies are available at Regal.

Friday, 1 February 2019

FRIDAY UPDATE

Howdy folks!  It's bright and early this morning as I'm  very excited to inform you that I'm looking at the new Kaiser papers and collection for this month as we speak. I've even made a card out of one of the "Paradise Found" set. Now that is saying something!!
 Janet also has made a wizz bang easel card which I will photograph next week when we have a camera!
I have a very busy weekend this week as I do floral art and am participating in the flower show in Launceston so no time for card making even though a nephew is having a birthday this Saturday so will have to get the skates on at some stage and whip one up.
Most people find boys and men's cards a bit of a challenge, so it is lucky that this blogspot has oodles of ideas for you to get inspired.  Just click on the relevant titles. Keep in mind that some titles like step cards or easel etc may also offer up some ideas. The male of the species also like cards that have moving bits or other engineered components and this is usually enough to impress them not so much the papers you use!
See you soon, Marilyn

A CARD WITH AN ACETATE FRONT

ACETATE PANEL CARD
Although its not evident from the picture, this card features an acetate front that makes the design elements appear to "float" in front of the background panel.

Sharon has die cut the front of a Regal single fold card to make a decorative edge (pink with white spots) and secured a panel of see through acetate (also available from Regal) underneath. She has then used fussy cut pictures backed with double sided Jac paper (Regal again!) to decorate the front.  If you don't have a suitable die you could cut a decorative edge with scissors or just make it straight about 2.5cm below the fold.

If you are looking for something to do that is a bit different but doesn't involve complicated templates this could be the card for you!

Well, this is my last "ghost post".  Marilyn will be doing the card posts as well as the updates from now on. It's been so nice to have the opportunity to share card making ideas.  Cheers!

I

Friday, 25 January 2019

FLOWER POT CARD

FLOWERPOT 
Here's a quick card using the Flowerpot base card from Regal Craft Cards (XFLP1), and a postcard (It's a picture from the botanical gardens).

Just cut a window in the front panel of the card - it doesn't have to be a circle, secure the postcard to the back panel, add a couple of stickers for definition and as a greeting and a small embellishment - in this case a glitter butterfly and you're done.  How easy is that?!

For a special personalised touch, why not take a photo from your own garden to use as a feature.


Friday, 18 January 2019

SIDE-STEPPER BABY CARD

SIDE-STEP BABY CARD
Sharon has used decorative papers, fussy cut elements, lace and stickers to make this sweet baby card.

The base is a side stepper card from Regal Craft Cards (ST1) which provides a great starting point to decorate for any occasion.
FRIDAY UPDATE


Hi everybody, Marilyn here, I'm back!!. Not quite fully recovered from a new knee op, but getting there.  I thought to myself I will get my Christmas cards done while I'm recovering, so I hobbled to my craft room to get my stash of cards I had previously made, only to find the pile very much diminished. So the first week was spent putting together  3D's to make into cards  so that I had enough to send out. Oh well it took my mind off sore knees. I'm  a big fan of 3D's so lucky Regal Craft have a lovely big range now. I like dies too and the range Regal has is substantial and there is quite a few Australiana ones which are really cool!

Friday, 11 January 2019

ALL-PURPOSE SIMPLE SQUARES CARD

SIMPLE SQUARES
How super simple is this card.  If you have hole punches it may be time to get them out of the cupboard and put them to good use.

Select four different paper (a great way to use up your scraps), and cut four large squares (punch them, die-cut or just use scissors!).  If you have a corner rounder punch, round off opposite corners.  If you don't then you can buy yourself one at Regal /Craft Cards or use a coin as a template and cut with scissors..

Cut out a square in another colour that is big enough to fit all four square with a bit of space between and around them, and stick the smaller squares in place, with the non-rounded corners in the corners of the backing square (see photo).  Mount the whole thing onto a square singlefold card from Regal Craft Cards

You can just stop there if you like, but if you want to add further detail you can either add an embellishment to the middle of the shapes or to one or all of the smaller squares.  In this example I've punched out two circles, added some holes and threaded some stranded embroidery cotton through.  You could use a button as an alternative.

One of the great things about this card design is how versatile it is - you can vary the colours, or emboss each square with a different pattern or paint them etc, and couple this with embellishments appropriate to literally any occasion from weddings to birthday, to Christmas.  A little tip though - unless you use a really "loud" embellishment, the paper is the star of this card, so don't skimp on quality.

Friday, 4 January 2019

POSTCARD GREETING CARD

It's sometimes hard to find traditional pictures to go onto "men's cards" but one source is postcards! 

Regal sell a range of Tasmanian postcards that feature scenery, fishing, trains etc as well as historic advertising that are perfect to add to your cards.

The first step in this card is to cut a large oval from thin blue card stuck to adhesive double sided Jac paper .

Peel of the backing and stick it to the front of the card.  Using removable tape, secure a smaller oval die in the middle of the blue one, and, with the card open, cut through all the layers on the front i.e. make a hole with a frame.

 The next step is to use this hole as a guide to stick some red paper/card to the inside panel.  Again, using removable tape, position a smaller oval die in the most appropriate place on a postcard.(Tassie people will probably recognise this picture of the West Coast Wilderness Railway).  Cut out your picture and stick it onto the red oval.  You can mount it on foam tape if you want for added dimension.