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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Kimono Gatefold!!

Morning!! It's time - Sara is on Create and Craft right now with the launch of the fabulous Crafter's Companion Kimono range!!
This is a gatefold card made from a complete sheet of A4 Matt Black card and one of the Card Companions from the CD. I used a bow and 'epoxy' circle, along with a few pearls for decoration.

I decorated the inside too, using one of the very striking patterned papers, more of the 'epoxy' circles and one of the smaller toppers from the Card Companion sheet. I stamped the sentiment from the Lotus Flower stamp plate. To fasten the card, I attached a piece of ribbon underneath the topper on the front of the card, and another to the back of the card. 

I hope you enjoy the show with Sara!! I'll be back tomorrow with another Kimono sample.

Take care,


  1. Gorgeous card Carole the imagery is stunning.
    Hugs Julie xxx

    1. Thanks as ever for your support Julie!! I very much appreciate it!! Cxx

  2. I have just watched the demos on C&C and am waiting for the next round! It is a superb set. The card you have made is just stunning and looks quite complicated.

    1. Thank Deb. It's really not that complicated. I folded an A4 piece of card to make the gatefold, then cut it down to make a squarish card. The topper is then mounted on card with the ribbon sandwiched in - and then stuck to the left hand part of the front. The other piece of ribbon is stuck to the back of the card and covered with a mat. The rest is just decoration!! Cxx

  3. Wonderful... I just sad that I can't watch Sara ( I am from Copenhagen, Denmark) ... I love the works of yours :)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Mariane! If you have Internet access, you can watch the shows live via the Create and Craft Website! Have a go and see if you can access it that way!! Cxx


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