Folding Box Card

This week I made half a dozen folding box cards. These cards are terrific because they fold flat into a normal envelope, and are quite easy to make once you have the hang of the measurements. I have made a youtube video showing how to make, and all the measurements you need. You will find it on Youtube at Helens Card Designs. The papers I have used are from Uniquely Creative and the collection is called Tranquility. This paper was perfect as it has lots of images the right size for the boxes, and the mix of flowers, butterflies and birds allows a good choice to put in your box. I have had a busy couple of weeks.. I taught my retirement village ladies, just got that class in before we all went on restrictions again due to covid. Luckily so far we have avoided an outbreak in our state, but I certainly feel for the other states who are confined to home again. That is when our hobby becomes a sanity saver! the weather has certainly turned to winter, and the heater is running here a lot, but I do not complain about the cold weather and the nice drop of rain we have had. Til next time, stay safe…


I love this months papers and assorted matching ephemera from Uniquely Creative. There are a few different styles you can make with this collection from the most fussy Vintage, to modern, and even clean and simple. As you can see, I have issues with clean and simple! I have made up a few kits with this range for my ladies at the retirement village , and I am looking forward to teaching them later this week. It will be the first time in over a year that I have been able to visit them, so great excitement! That has kept me busy this week, it’s been good to get back to half normal! Til next time, stay safe….

Mintay Florabella

Three cards this week, made with Mintay Florabella. I haven’t added too much to theses cards as the paper is quite busy, so just some fabric flowers on a couple of them and a little amount of die cut leaves . Lots of layering and fussycutting! Another cool week here, good weather for crafting! Til next time, stay safe….

Not so Shabby!

Sometimes I just want to create with my rather large range of flowers, and this group of cards was one of those times! The base paper range is Uniquely Creative Winter Rose, and I have used lots of extra bits and pieces….muslin, die cut leaves, metal pieces, pearl strings,lace, frames and laser cuts. So much fun to sit and see where the imagination takes you! Our weather has turned chilly, so I feel drawn more to my craft table, which is good for my mental health, and I am preparing a class for the retirement village ladies which will be fun too. Til next time, stay safe ….

Choose your own Adventure part 2..

This week is part of the cards I have made with Choose your own Adventure paper collection by Uniquely Creative. I have added a few bits and pieces…bakers twine, black rhinestones, the matching creative cuts, enamel dots, and gold stars, but in reality they are really simple to put together, its just layer on layer! I have been doing lots of fussy cutting this week because my lovely son gave me 3 collections of Mintay papers for Mothers day.. I think I actually enjoy the fussy cutting more than the crafting, but today I am doing my second favourite thing and that is going through my collection of flowers, lace and ribbon etc to choose what I am going to use with the first collection that I am going to create with …good times! Til next time, stay safe…

Choose your Own Adventure!

This months collection from Uniquely Creative is called Choose Your Own Adventure, and I have been having so much fun making boys and young people type cards. Lots of elements on the papers to fussy cut, and the matching Creative cuts are very handy as well. This paper ideally suits this layer upon layer type of design and I am still learning how to do it, but I am having fun practising! The weather here continues to get colder as each day goes by, perfect crafting weather so I am finding a small amount of time each day to make at least one card just to unwind a little bit. How lucky we are to have a hobby that allows a little escape from busy-ness each day! Til next time, stay safe….

Uniquely Creative Roots and Wings

I have been quite absent from my craft table for the last couple of weeks as my husband has been back in hospital, but he is home now, feeling a bit better and so the crafting can resume! For this series of cards I have used Uniquely creatives new release called Roots and Wings. It has a very vintage flavour, so I have added a frame, some music paper, muslin,and pearls. Til next time, stay safe….

Graphic 45 Bird Watcher

I purchased a couple of new collections from graphic 45, this one ( Bird Watcher) is one of them. Graphic 45 always has terrific fussy cutting potential, and so that’s really all I relied on for these first 4 cards. The bottom card has some music paper that I found in a second hand book sale, and I die cut some leaf fronds from an old printed book for the other three cards. A handy hint to extend your crafting stash! Til next time, stay safe…..

The final Uniquely Creative Outback Divine cards…

Here are the last five cards i made with Uniquely Creative Outback Divine paper collection and matching creative cuts. Most of the cards have no extra bits, just the paper and some fussy cutting. The Dingo card ( my sons birthday card) has a windmill die cut, and a couple of the cards have sprinkles of gold pearls, but that’s it. I’m sad I have finished working with this paper for now, I do have a little bit left but have put it away to work on something completely different for a while. The weather has cooled down, we are definitely enjoying autumn now, although it is still warm enough that we enjoyed a beach picnic for tea last night. For now though, its time for me to go cook tonights tea, so til next time….stay safe….

Uniquely Creative Outback Divine part 2…

Hello! I hope you have all had a safe and Happy Easter with some time to yourselves to do what you love. My Husband and I went away for Easter to visit family, and had a terrific, relaxing time. It was our 40th wedding anniversary too, so lots of celebrating!On we go to this weeks cards. They are all made with Uniquely Creative products from the recently released Outback Divine collection. The third card is one I made for my mum and dads 65th weddiing anniversary which was a few days before our 40th. I do love the Australian flora and fauna in this range. Life is back to busy again, but i am going to make more of an effort to spend some time creating. it’s good for my health! Til next time, stay safe….