Sunday, 11 June 2017

Poodles & Cake Video

Hello, Crafters.

Earlier this morning I posted my video which I've called Poodles & Cake! I'm getting a lot of pleasure playing with the Birthday Memories Suite! 

The first card I shared here last Monday was the card I made using Old Olive.

When I came to making a Dapper Denim card for the video, I switched the colours around. 

I had a Whisper White Card Base instead of Old Olive, and used Dapper Denim for the second layer instead of the Whisper White. 

I much prefer it this way round as the card has a far more definite frame.

Apart from this, I only made some minor changes.

For example, I used Linen Thread for the string and bows initially, but changed to Solid White Baker's Twine for the video. 

I experimented using cardstock instead of ribbon across the centre of the card as I only have retired Dapper Denim Ribbon. 

In the Products & Measurements in the box under the video, I have included the details of the current Dapper Blue ribbon.

The disadvantage of using a cardstock strip across the centre of the card was that the unevenness of the join of the two layers of DSP under the strip could be seen. 

I don't think it would have been so obvious had I used a strip of Dapper Denim CS. 

To cover the unevenness of the white strip, I adhered another strip on top of the original strip!

I had an accident on the Dapper Denim card I made before the video, and managed to get some Dapper Denim Ink on the right-hand side edge, which went through to the inside of the card! 
To sort this out, I'll cut off all the white edges, and adhere to a new card base!

That's it for today. I wish you a blessed Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Just a wonderful child's card, Jan. Really appreciated how you reinforced the die cuts with c/s backings ... so sensible! I can tell how much fun you're having with this whole suite! TFS and happy rest of the weekend too!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I think these are the best products we've had for children's cards for a long time! I'll have to watch myself that I don't spend all my time with this suite, to the point of ignoring all the other new goodies I have! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB