Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Cardmaking Online - Exciting Announcement!!

I am very excited to formally "launch" my craft blog ' Vicky Pedlow Designs' - a forum for me to share some of my paper craft designs and a few hints / tips about products and tools that I use.

I will also take this opportunity to announce my involvement with online papercraft supplier, Cardmaking Online! I am thrilled to have been selected to join their first ever design team. Four other passionate crafters complete the design team including Jan Rankine, Sandie Edwards, Sharon Blaxter and Sharon Gumbley. These ladies are so talented - they create the most beautiful and intricate projects and I am already inspired by them. I encourage you to take a peek at their personal blogs by clicking on each of their names above.

The Cardmaking Online blog will feature projects created by each design team member. I'm looking forward to working with the design team over the coming months and seeing what gorgeous creations we come up with!

Well, first up is my creation - a Mother's Day card for my lovely mother in England - happy Mother's Day mum (hopefully she's received the original in the post by now)!

I used a number of products to make this card, many of which are available on the Cardmaking Online website. I have included  step-by-step instructions along with a product list below in case you fancy creating a similar design yourself.

Please feel free to leave a comment as I am continually learning and would love to hear what you think of this card!


1.   Assemble the 3D die-cut floral centre piece using small foam blocks

2.   Emboss the white/pink card using the embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine

3.   Spray the embossed card lightly with glimmer mist and allow to dry

4.   Adhere floral centre piece to embossed card using double sided tape and attach to
      the pink base card leaving a 10mm border at the top and sides

5.   Using the frame stencil cut a frame from the metallic gold cardstock
      and emboss using the embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine

6.   Adhere the frame to the bottom of the base card using sticky dots tape

7.   Print your greeting onto white/pink cardstock and die cut the greeting using the
      Nestabilities label 6 die

8.   Spray the label lightly with the glimmer mist and allow to dry

9.   Wipe the edges of the label using the gold metallic marker

10. Mount the label onto the frame using foam blocks

11. Die cut four roses out of the assorted pink/yellow paper using the Creatables rose die
      (I used the smallest three dies to create each rose)
12. Assemble the roses into 3D form and secure each rose in the centre with a white

13. Wipe the edges of the roses using the gold metallic marker

14. Die cut two leaves out of the green cardstock using the Creatables frame die

15. Wipe the edges of the leaves using the gold metallic marker and adhere one leaf
      on each side of the greeting using sticky dots tape

16. Mount two 3D roses on each side of the greeting using clear pads

Voila - your beautiful card is now complete!

Cardmaking Online products used:

3D die-cut flower and frame: Studiolight Frames 1
Embossing folder: cArt-Us flower branches
Double-Sided Tape: Couture Creations
Foam Blocks: Joy Crafts

Other products used:

Opalescent cardstock in pink (base card size 127mm x 178 mm)
white/pink cardstock (cut to 110 mm x 110mm)
metallic gold cardstock
green cardstock
assorted pink/yellow paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in iridescent gold
Spellbinders Nestabilities label 6 die
American Crafts metallic marker in Gold
White brads
Clear blocks
Sticky dots tape
Computer generated greeting

For my next project I am busy working on a tutorial, which will demonstrate a stamping and embossing technique using embossing powder and a heat gun. 
I'll have the tutorial  uploaded by 29 March.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, please be sure to stop by often!


  1. Vicky your card is gorgeous, especially like how you used the die-cut as a sentiment base - so pretty. I really love your flower and all that intricate flower fussy cutting....x

  2. Hi there Vicky, well done on your very first post on the newest blog around the Cardmaking Online blog - and well done for being first to post - I am sure your mother was really delighted to receive it over there!
    Great work too I do love these 3D frame cards and love how you did it too. Funnily I was sent the mate to these 3D Sudiolight frames!! so you an see how I attack them - one was a major rescue as you will see - have done extra cards now as cant do them later and getting all posts ready too - what fun! thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

  3. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies. I had fun making this first card and using some new dies. I wasn't sure how to best incorporate the frame into so I'm glad I used it as a sentiment base,it worked out ok in the end :) I'm looking forward to seeing what you design and just hoping that my projects don't look too amateur in comparison!