Wednesday 5 September 2012

Pretty in Chintz!

Hello friends,
Today's card is featured in this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.
It is created with the bonus papers - all very pretty, country sampler style.
A good tip with these is that if you prefer thicker paper, 
you can download the papers for free and print them onto your own cardstock.
For this card I've featured Jewel Flowers and Flourishes - a die set that is becoming a firm favourite!
I suspected this wasn't a great photo and now I've been on my photography course I know it's a bad one!
Apologies it is a little dark! 
Back to craft... those of you who are using some of the fantastic new intricate dies you may have experienced a few tricky moments in removing the die cuts.
The perfect answer is to use waxed paper.  You place your die on your base plate, waxed paper and then your paper/cardstock.  It enables you to remove the die cut effortlessly.
I have been on a mission to find the perfect waxed paper.
In the US you can pick up waxed paper in supermarkets, frustratingly here it is much more difficult to find.  Baking liners and bread wrappers are good but I find them a little too thick.  I decided to get in touch with some companies, they kindly sent out various samples and after a time...success!
I have found dry waxed paper, nice and thin, in smaller sheets of 5.5 inches square - 
so handy, no cutting from a roll.
I have ordered a large supply and I can offer 50 sheets at £2.25 - including postage and packing.
If you would like to purchase some, please drop me an email.
I'm back tomorrow friends.
Have a good day.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, card is lovely, will have to have a peek at the magazine, look interesting. Wax sheet sound good as some dies are difficult to remove so will be getting in touch for them.


Carole Z said...

Lovely card Christine, will be looking out for magazine! Have a good day everyone! Carole Z

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Christine what a pretty card! I have sent an e mail to you re the wax paper. You are always costing me a fortune because now I have just gone and ordered these dies and also the Homespun ones you feature!! Please please please start doing some rubbish things so I won't be tempted to spend :-) xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A really pretty card today, it is a fresh and sunny card, it 'lifts the spirits'. I'm loving the flower. You are a good girl sourcing the wax paper for us, thank you. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful card. Thank you for doing all the hard work sourcing the wax paper for us.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kate said...

Great find Christine and love the card, I like that paper :)

Teresa said...

Just let me know if you need any wax paper... I can send a bunch to you :) Love your new card too!

hazel young said...

Lovely card Christine and well don on sourcing the waxed paper i'm sure it will help out alot of crafters. Personally i used the inside wrapper of cereal packets. xx hazel

kelly said...

Christine if you think this is a dark photo oh dear me,mine are far worse! Maybe I should take it up too!
Your card is beautiful,great papers and I had to look twice at the flower as I thought it looked like a bought plastic type one.(like a decorative button)The colours you have used are brilliant to colour it.
Have a great day,Kelly

melanie said...

Stunning card I was going to e-mail you about the wax paper we used on saturday as we did ask when we was there but have been busy .Melanie

Chloe's Nan said...

A real country feel to this card Christine, would also make a great new home card. Great news about the waxed paper, thank you. I've been using baking parchment and although it helps to release the die cut it doesn't release itself! Have a great day x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This card is really lovely,the colours are perfect.
Thank you for finding the waxed paper,as it is nice and thin ,I have only ever found paper that was to thickI will be in touch. x.

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card Christine. I the inns from cereal packets and use these which works well too its a combo of waxed plastic paper I think but has been a good substitute but messy having to cit up. thanks for sourcing this.
Sue H

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

This is a pretty card

Will email you about the waxed paper - I did buy a couple of that bread thats in wax paper but its not very pretty to use lol

Sue xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Thanks for you for finding the waxed paper. Love the card very pretty. Have just received the Jewel Flower and Flourish dies will be playing with them today.
Have a good day.

Hope and Chances said...

Thank you Teresa - that's kind. You are so lucky living in the States, these things are always so tricky to find in the UK :) xx

nattyboots said...

You are so good to us Christine having gone to all the trouble of finding the waxed paper thank you .

A really pretty card again today and i just love the flower , another die goes onto my list ,oh dear

have a good day
take care
Elaine H X

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, my mag arrived on monday and these papers are great, great idea to download them tho as i do find the quality in the mag not so good! I print them on super smooth digi paper.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, gorgeous, gorgeous card today. Thanks for the tip about downloading the papers, I don't like the shiny ones that are usually in the mag. I found and bought some waxed paper online but it cost three times yours - sorry I bought it now, yours is a real bargain. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Christine. I've bought some wax paper from local shop, so when it's used I'll be in touch with you as yours is a bargain by comparison. Well done for finding!

Janice x

nmty said...

hi Christine

lovely card today, i especially like the sentiment stamp.

well done for finding the wax paper, i know it is really hard to find.

lv norma

Ita said...

Hi christina another lovely card ,you are becoming a good buisness woman great news about the wax paper

Sue B said...

A pretty card Christine today. Glad you have sourced the wax paper, I did get some brought over from USA when relatives visited but at least I know where to get more supplies from now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Pretty little card you've made from the papers, I'm into folksy designs so may download.
You are very kind sourcing all these things for us crafters, might be tempted to purchase some of these wax papers in the near future. Crafty best wishes, carolyn x.

Bea said...

what lovely papers you have used Christine to such a great effect.

Craftychris said...

Its a gorgeous card, I really love it. I must download those papers. Thanks for getting hold of the wax papers, I will be emailing with an order soon xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is lovely Christine, I adore the homespun effect the paper gives. A smashing sample card for the magazine.
As to the wax paper thank you so much for sourcing it. My email is on its way.
Hugs Linda xx

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