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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Buff coloured leather effect card

Good morning blogland, some fabulous card on offer this week over at Papermilldirect, another leather embossed card in a fabulous buff colour.

I couldn't wait to use this card.  As we are heading towards the end of the school year I chose to make a "Thank You " card and school satchel gift bag to thank a special teacher.

The satchel was a free download from and is a template designed by All About You.  I cut out the template and used my sewing machine to stitch round the edges before sticking the pieces together.  The buckles were die cut using a Sizzix die.  The edges of the satchel were brushed with a little antique photo distress ink.

The card was made with Papermilldirect smooth ivory card, post box red, teal, orange, fresh green and of course the wonderful buff leather embossed offer card.  I made a clipboard,  added some torn paper with scribbles and an A+ and added a circle and a star.  I used the slip in pocket from the satchel for the greeting and cut out the arrows in the different coloured cards using a Tim Holtz die.  Using a Memory Box stencil and faded jeans distress ink I created the inks splats and edged the card with vintage photo distress ink.  The clipboard and embellishments were then fixed to the card.

Papermilldirect are looking to join up with independent craft shops to spread the word about their beautiful British card and paper.  If you think your local craft shop would be just the place to champion the Papermilldirect brand please complete the short form HERE - Papermilldirect Partners

Also - don't forget to get your entry in for the June challenge for your chance to win a box of Papermilldirect card.  Check it out HERE


jane stillman said...

Love both the projects - the satchel is amazing!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, what a lovely card and that satchel is to die for!! What a clever creation. I love that paper it does totally look like leather. Nice work.

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous project. Love the satchel x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous xx Jan

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow fab and gorgeous Sylv.

gr karin

Zoe said...

Oh my word Sylv, what an amazing card and satchel, absolutely perfect for the time of year xx Zoe xx

ionabunny said...

What a great card with those bright arrows and splats