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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Enjoy the rhythm fancy fold card

This card has a great profile and stands well to display both the lovely stamped images and the fancy folds. This stamp set makes brilliant cards for teenagers but is also suitable for the musical people in our lives of all ages. 

I've teamed it with a musical embossing folder and added a ribbon of paper from the new Fresh as a Daisy papers. Ive also brushed a little of the new colour ink -Pecan Pie - to highlight the musical embossing and  pull colours together. Early Espresso stamping makes the images pop. The new items are available from 2nd May but the others are all online now.

Thanks so much for joining me again today. 

Lesley x

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My thanks for the basic card design today go to Sue Campfield but I have tweaked it just a litle and added my own twist to it. 

Enjoy the Rhythm Stamp set ~160361

Merry Melody 3D Embossing folder #156392

Crumb cake cardstock #121685

Very Vanilla basic cardstock #106550

Pecan Pie ink pad ~161665 (from 2nd May)

Early Espresso ink pad #147114

Stylish shapes dies #159183

Something fancy dies #160424

Adhesive backed solid gems #161300

Paper trimmer #152392    

Stampin@ cut & Emboss machine #149653

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042



Monday 24 April 2023

Cascading Pop-up card

 Good Morning everyone,

It's a wonderful sunny start to the day here in beautiful Hampshire. I hope you are also enjoying better weather.


unusual pop-up card I'm sharing today showcases the new "Fresh as a Daisy" suite from StampinUp! In the video I include a quick look at the vibrant DSP which is available to order from 2nd May in the new 2023-4 Annual Catalogue and on my shop on the same date. For orders between £30 and £98, please quote the Host code MK2K3NVF to get a little Freebie from me in the post! If you are considering ordering £99 or more, please contact me to discuss the options available to you, including discount on your order.

Here are the cutting sizes for the card in the video:


A4 inches

US inches

A4 metric cm

Base – thick card


4 1/8 x A4

5 ¾ from each end

4 ¼ x 11

5 3/8 from each end

10.5 x 29.5

 14.5 from each end

Mechanism -

Score long side


Short side

7 ½ x 6


2 ¾, 3 ½, 4 ¼, 7


3/8”to fold,

cut ¾” as video

7 ½ x 6


2 ¾, 3 ½, 4 ¼, 7


3/8”to fold,

cut ¾” as video

19 x 16




1cm to fold,

Cut at 2 cm as video

Belly band

1” x A4 cut to length

1” x 11” cut to length

2.5 x A4 cut to length





3 7/8 x 5 ½

3 5/8 x 5 1/4


4 x 5 ½

3 3/4 x 5 1/8


10 x 14

9.5 x 13.5


DSP cut 2


3 7/8 x 5 1/2


4 x 5 1/8


10 x 14

Thanks so much for joining me. 

Lesley x

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SU Products - all available in my store https://lesleykilby.stampinup.net/  

My thanks to Katja Hamann of KreativePause-EL for the inspiration.

SU Products used:

Fresh as a Daisy Suite #161301

Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP #161449

 Basic white  card #159228

Thick Basic white  card #159392

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Stampin@ cut & Emboss machine #149653

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974

Thick Basic white  card  #159230

Moody Mauve ink pad #161+49

Bubble bath ink pad #161664

Lemon Lolly ink pad ~161666

 Sponge daubers ~133773

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042

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