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Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

Hello Shary here and today I'd like to show you a step by step tutorial for a Mother's Day Card.   This card is nice and simple to make and all you need is some of your favourite Papermill Direct cardstock and some punches or dies. Remember you don't have to use my colours you could use some lovely orange, yellow and green card for a Spring theme. …

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Papermilldirect Handmade Easter Project Challenge

Handmade Easter Basket - from DT Member Sharon Nettleship Welcome to our Handmade Easter Card and Project Challenge We're inviting you to make up a gorgeous Easter themed project, think spring brights, eggs, bunnies and daffodils - take part in our first ever design challenge!  Your design needs to include paper and card as it's base, but pleas…

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Unique 1st wedding Anniversary Gifts

  We are always fascinated by what our paper and card is transformed into once it leaves the mill!  Customer Emma Tysoe of PaperGifts, uses our pearlised white paper for the wedding dresses in her unique 1st wedding anniversary gifts.  Perfect origami replicas of your wedding outfit!  We asked Emma if she would tell us a little about her papercraf…

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Pick of the Bunch Tonic Studios Giveaway

Tonic studios have kindly offered one of their fantastic punch and stamp sets - of course it has to be the popular 'Pick of the Bunch' floral set designed by our very own design team member Ruth Hamilton. You can make so many different varieties with these punches. How to Enter   Head over to our Facebook competition page to enter, all you need t…

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Easter Challenge Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who entered our Easter challenge! We have a winner! NGCards! We have chosen a winner - sorry about the delay, we have had a hectic Easter, hope you all enjoyed yours! Lucky number 17 was picked by the random number generator and that is the fantastic NGCards, a very worthy winner - take a look at her fantastic blog and join …

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You're Sweet! Handmade Card Tutorial

Hiya , Shary here and today I'd like to show you a lovely quick and easy tutorial for a cute card. This card is great because you know all those little bits of leftover Papermill card that you just can't part with and you put away for  another day but never get round to using? Well this card solves that problem! Take a look This card would make a g…

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Successful Wedding Fair tips for Stationers - Part 1

Image via The National Wedding Show Wedding Fairs are a great opportunity to get your ranges of handmade wedding stationery noticed, to get new commissions and of course to build up all important wedding industry contacts. (never underestimate the power of a list of targeted emails!) If you are new to the industry it can be somewhat daunting worki…

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"Wee Little Baby" Book Box Tutorial

Hi! It's Sandie here today with an easy tutorial on how to make a book box. There are a few tutorials out there on how to make these but I love this size, which works out at 4.25" X 5.25". It’s so easy to do and can be designed for any occasion. Mine is designed for a Baby Girl.      Supply List  Cardstock: Hammered White & Pink Sorbet Stamp…

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A Review for the Silhouette Cameo

Hiya , Shary here and instead of a tutorial I thought I'd do something different and give you a review on one of my favourite crafting tools  The Silhouette Cameo There are 2 machines available - The Silhouette Cameo which retails at around £270.00. The Silhouette Portrait is a smaller version of the Cameo retailing at around £190.00. Here's the t…

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Scrapbook Adhesives Giveaway!

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month! (Well you do now!) We have an amazing giveaway for you courtesy of  www.scrapbook-adhesives.com Everything in this little treasure trove of crafty goodies from Scrapbook Adhesives will be winging it's way to one of our lovely Facebook fans - and it could be you! Here's the list of everything y…

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Pillow Box Treats Tutorial

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here today with a papercrafting tutorial for some quick and easy treat boxes. These  handmade treat boxes are perfect for any occasion from birthday treats to wedding favours to halloween candies.... or even just an impromptu treat for the kids, they love them! To make the treat boxes you will need: Sizzix (or other) Pillo…

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UK Wedding Industry Lists for Networking

  The wedding industry is huge - how on earth will you get your work noticed?! If you are starting a handmade wedding stationery business you need to be networking within this industry.  Find businesses and publishers (blogs and magazines) that you can connect with in the hope of some exposure of your services to their own networks. Guest posts o…

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Special Offer - Plain Cream Card

We love the details and embossing on this pretty card from Ruth Hamilton.  Ruth has used Papermilldirect cream A4 card for the card base, and also embossed and punched it with Tonic Studios Multi Detail Butterfly and mini Flower head punches.  See more over at A Passion for Cards. To show off the gorgeous cream card we currently have on special o…

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Card Ideas for Father's Day

Handmade Fathers Day Card Tutorial by Kerry Cox Fathers Day for 2013 is the 16th of June - Don't forget! Make your Fathers day card really special this year and make it yourself!  Why not use the great dads shirt card tutorial from our Design team member Kerry! We think that sending a personal card that has been handmade by you or your kids means …

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Beautiful Charcoal Grey Card offer!

Our latest offer! a distinctive Charcoal Grey Card at 300gsm - take a look at the beautiful creations from our design team below all made using this lovely thick card which is grey all the way through!  We didn't tell them to make Fathers day cards but clearly they felt that this card lent itself perfectly to making more masculine cards! Would also…

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Bleaching Tutorial

Without Change there would be no butterflies   Hi everyone, Barbara from Gliterarti here with my very first tutorial for Papermilldirect......it may drag on a bit, so I'd suggest you grab a cuppa before you start reading! I know lots of you will already know about bleaching techniques, but for the newer crafters, I hope you find this informati…

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Flax Embossed Ivory Card Offer and some stunning handmade cards!

Pretty Flowers and embossing from Ruth Hamilton - we loved this detail photograph, you can see the entire card at the end of this post. If you are signed up for our newsletter, you will have already seen this weeks special offer. A4 Small Box of Ivory Flax Embossed Card, 300gsm Each box contains approximately 80 A4 sheets of premium quality card a…

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Teachers gift ideas - Papercrafted Apples

An Apple for Teacher! There's nothing more traditional than an apple for your favourite teacher - why not add a little twist to your teachers thank you gifts by creating an everlasting apple for teacher - some fantastic and inspiring ideas for diy gifts from our Pinterest boards below - Pretty and fresh green paper 3d apples tutorial   Pretty app…

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Ideas for Teachers Gifts - Pencil Bookmark

  It is hard to believe that it is nearly the end of another school term - where does the time go!  We hope that all of the papaer crafting parents amongst you are fully prepared and that grandparents are at the ready for the invasion!  We have posted some great craft ideas for kids over on Pinterest recently, well worth a look if you need to keep…

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Leather Effect Card on Offer!

We have a beautiful  light ivory leather embossed card, both at 290gsm on special offer at the moment. Head over to our special offers page for details - Special Offers from Papermilldirect The following cards have been created by our design team using this special offer card leather effect card, they are a talented bunch!  Just look at the amazin…

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