Gerry van der Velden

  • Cardstock Only Cards, Scraps, Strips and Beyond

    cardstock only card ideas

    Hi lovely crafty friends, one of my passions is paper, the colours, the techniques and cool ways to use it are endless. Today I will dive into my box with cardstock scraps, trying to shrink that pile and make some fun and happy cards in the meantime. All techniques and ideas are shown in the […]

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  • 10 BEST Heat Embossing HACKS You Have To Try Right Now

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have the 10 best embossing hacks and loads of tips and tricks along the way. To make sure you can have the best result with heat embossing and an enormous amount of fun of course:-) All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to […]

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  • 5 Easy DIY Gatefold Ways For Fancy Cards And Invitations

    fancy cards & invitations

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have cardstock only fancy cards and invitations. There are some cool ways to make plain pretty posh and you don’t have to break the bank to do so. By the way, on all but one card I made VellyBands, BellyBands made out of vellum, makes sense doesn’t it:-) […]

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  • How To Make A SECRET LOCK Fancy Fold Card

    Secret lock slimline card

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a secret to share, a Secret Lock system on a card that is:-) This slimline card is not hard at all but the surprising element makes it fun to make and super cool to receive as well.  And it also comes with a FREE guide with the measurements […]

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  • Let Your Cards POP To Make Them Extra Special

    simple pop-up card

    Hi lovely crafty friends, do you sometimes find making simple flat cards a bit boring? Why not make them pop! I will show you a super-easy way to make a fun pop up card. And once you have the base you can go completely overboard or keep it simple, that’s also an option:-) All techniques […]

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  • Try The Minimalist Crafting Approach

    crafting the minimalist way

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today we are going to relax and keep it simple. Especially when you are busy or have a lot going on, simple is a great way to go. When you don’t have to think about what to use choosing from lots of different supplies, but just pick one or two items […]

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  • Creative Ways To Use Vellum

    creative ways to use vellum

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have something I always seem to forget about. I do love it but somehow it’s not the first thing that comes to mind, vellum. Almost everyone has it and it’s so versatile and affordable too. So let’s check out a few ways to use it. All techniques and […]

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  • Clever Ways To Use Your Foil Scraps

    how to use foil scraps

    Hi lovely crafty friends, foiling is such a cool technique and the results are amazing. But the thing with foil is those leftover bits with lots of pretty foil still on it. What to do with them? Obviously, you can’t throw them away:-) I am going to show you a bunch of ways to the […]

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  • Fail-Proof Alcohol Ink Technique

    fail proof alcohol ink technique

    Hi lovely crafty friends, alcohol ink is such an intruiging product and the results can be quite stunning. Like nothing you’ve ever seen. However sometimes the techniques are quite overwhelming whit lots of stuff and equipment that you need. While trying out a few ways to use the inks I stumbled across a super simple one. The results […]

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  • Extremely Cool Laminator HACK You Want To Try ASAP

    Laminator Hack & Crayons

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a super exciting technique, sometimes you have an idea in your head and you want to try it right away. This was one of those techniques:-) And it’s even better when the technique works out as you had it in your head. And this one did, with a […]

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  • Ways To Make Embossing Powder Stick Without Ink

    EP make it stick

    Hi lovely crafty friends, embossing powder don’t we all just love it! The melting and those yummy colours, plain gorgeous. But you often end up using just white or black or clear… Maybe out of convenience or you just don’t have a clue what to do with the coloured ones. Let me show you multiple ways […]

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  • Ink Only Backgrounds Using What You Have

    ink only background designs

    Hi lovely crafty friends, every now and then it’s fun to challenge yourself. Like using what’s on your desk or letting your pet pick your supplies. Today I am going for ink only cards and see where that will take us.  Are you up for a little challenge, then go grab some inks and let’s […]

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