Thursday, December 8

Tutorial: Wiper Cards

A Wiper Card is a form of pop-up card with a swinging tag that pops out when the ends are pulled. You can use the tag to hold a sentiment, like I did, or perhaps a fun little embellishment that fits the occasion.

1. To make a 6" x 4" folded card you will need two pieces of card stock measuring 4" high x 9" long and one small piece measuring 3" high x 11/2" wide.

2. Place one of the 4" x 9" pieces of card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 11/2" and again at 3", create a valley fold on the first score line and a mountain fold on the second. Repeat for the second piece of card stock.

3. Turn one piece around so the folds are at the other end. Set them aside.

4. Place the 3" x 11/2" piece of card stock vertically in front of you. Measure 11/2" down the right hand side and place a little mark. Use a ruler and pencil to draw a line from the mark to the left hand corner, as shown in the photo below.

5. Score along the pencil line, then fold. Rub out the pencil line.

6. I used a pair of sharp scissors to round off the top of my tag. Although it's not necessary, I find it helps the tag slide in and out of the card a lot easier. Flip the tag over so that the fold line runs from the left hand edge down to the right hand corner. Decorate the top of the tag as desired.

8. Place one of your long pieces of card stock horizontally in front of you, with the wrong side facing up. The fold lines should be on the right hand side. Add some glue or adhesive tape to the section of the tag below the fold line. 

9. Adhere the tag to the card between the two score lines as shown in the photo below. The tag should be parallel with the card and have its fold line flush with the top edge of the card. When you turn the card over you should not be able to see the fold on the tag.

10. Apply double sided tape or glue to the end panel of each card, as shown in the photo below.

11. Remove the backing paper and adhere the two pieces of card stock together, with the tag between them.

12. Now you can decorate the card as desired! I used patterned paper, ribbon, white card stock, die cut trees and a digital stamp to finish my project.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 6

Snowman Door Hangers

Pinterest inspired, yet again, for these little snow buddies that hang off your door handles.

Sunday, December 4

Needle Felting

This year I decided to learn how to needle felt, it's not a hard craft to do, but I think mastering it would take lots of time and practice. This little guy is around the tenth needle felted project I've made, but it was during his construction that I managed to stab myself for the first time... and boy did it hurt! 

Saturday, December 3

One For The Road...

My Christmas cards are already written and mostly sent, but I couldn't resist making just one more... and if I don't use it this year, there's always Christmas 2017!


Friday, December 2

Sock Snowmen

In the town where I live, we have a fabulous little craft cottage full of handmade arts and crafts, gifts and even pots of homemade jam from time to time. I've been a member for the past 16 years and have been making different crafts to display and sell over all those years. Believe it or not, I don't make cards for the craft cottage, but I do make lots of other items.
This year I've gone for a snowman theme for my Christmas display. Despite the fact that I've lived in Australia for most of my life, where we celebrate the holidays in summertime, these cool dudes really appeal to me.

I have scoured through all the snowmen ideas on Pinterest and there are quite a few that I've reproduced. If you also love snowmen, and crafting, do yourself a favour and look up "snowmen craft ideas"... you'll be amazed at what you find.

Thursday, December 1

December Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of December 2016 (AEST).


Your project must be created during the month of December 2016. You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month three random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of a full set of digital stamps from my online store.

Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies. You DO NOT have to use the design on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.

Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

November Major Winners

Congratulations to the five final winners of the
November Month of Holiday Cards Challenge!
You've each won five sets of digital stamps from my online store.

Nancy Soetaert
Sarah W.
Debi B.

Thank you so very much to everyone who played along in the challenge this month, whether it was to submit cards and projects to the challenge, to stop by the blog and leave a comment, or to visit the blogs of some of our participants. Without all your involvement the challenge wouldn't be as much fun as it is. Thank you for the inspiration, the kindness and the friendship!

Wednesday, November 30

Comment Winner - Day 30

Congratulations Mel C!
Your comment has won you a single, digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store and select a single image out of one of the sets.
Email your choice to me at

What a 'sweet' card and guilt free of course! I like using digi stamps to resize the image and to layer them to make a scene because I don't like cutting out small images.

Special Mention

Congratulations to the following people who have won themselves a set of digital stamps for entering 20 cards or more in this year's challenge:
Debi B.
Gail Scott
Sarah W.
Suzanne H.
Swissie (Liv)

Due to the large volume of cards entered into the challenge this month, it's very possible that I've miscounted some of the entries. If you created and entered more than 20 cards into the November challenge and I've left you off the list, please accept my sincere apology and let me know via email so I can organise a prize for you.

The Countdown...

There are just over 12 hours left for the 2016 Month of Holiday Cards challenge, so make sure you get any last entries in!

Challenge closes at midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Comment Winner - Day 29

Congratulations Suzanne!
Your comment has won you a single, digital image of your choice.
Please visit my online store and select a single image out of one of the sets.
Email your choice to me at

I'm relatively new to card making and didn't really know what a digital stamp was until I joined this challenge. Now Pandora 's box is opened! Thanks so much!

Day 30 - Do What You Love

Let's end the Month of Holiday Cards challenge by creating a card we love. Grab all your favourite stamps, papers and embellishments and make something just for the pure pleasure it brings you...

YOUR TURN: Create a card using your favourite techniques, images, embellishments, colours, subjects... whatever elements you love working with.

Upload your final creation HERE.

Stamps by Rosiland Solomon for Sparkle N Sprinkle