Gerry van der Velden

  • How to make your snail mail extra special by adding a WOW effect

    Just Lou Mindful Moodling

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have something special I want to show you. How about trying to add something that will give your cards that extra WOW factor in a super simple way. Just an extra bit of surprise when the receiver opens the mailbox. All techniques and ideas are shown in the […]

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  • SUPER CLEVER WAYS to create ONE OF A KIND designs using SMALL STAMPS

    small stamps

    Hi lovely crafty friends, what’s better that stretching your products, or make small products bigger if you will. Today I have a bunch of fun techniques to turn your small stamps into big designs.  In the video, I show you different ways to make your smaller stamps the star of the card. Below are the […]

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  • How To Make A Cool Shimmer Water Effect With This Simple Technique

    shimmer water effect

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a fun water effect. Water is so fascinating and super cool to try and recreate it on your projects. To make it more fun I have added shimmer to create some pretty sparkling water and of course, it’s not hard at all. In the video, I walk you […]

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  • try ONE COLOUR INK to add INTEREST to your backgrounds

    one colour ink

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have something fun again, I have teamed up with a bunch of crafty friends and we are all keeping it simple. With just one colour ink it’s possible to create some pretty cards and it’s not hard at all. In the video I show you a bunch of different […]

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    envelope cards

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have two different double cards with pockets, both in a vintage style and very easy to create. The pockets are super simple to make and will give you the option to add something extra on the inside of the card, you can even use them as a mini-album […]

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    simple art journal page

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a simple art journal page, this idea can also be used on a card. I used a combination of Art By Marlene stencils and dies. With simple layers and added texture you can easily create dimensions and interest to your projects. In the video tutorial, you’ll see […]

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  • 10+ quick sparkling background designs that will blow your mind!

    Glitter cards

    Hi lovely crafty friends, love it or hate it, glitter is always a gorgeous addition to card designs, “when in doubt add glitter”, right:-) But instead of using it as a detail you can use it for complete backgrounds too. I have over 10 ways to make gorgeous glitter backgrounds, ways to reduce the mess […]

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  • FREE Online Card Makers event!

    Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have a quick message to tell you about the Card Maker Succes Summit, the Online Card Maker event of the year. It’s a FREE 4-day event you don’t want to miss. I am one of the 25 teachers, and I’ll be showing you how to make a Layered Simple […]

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  • my favorite SUPER CLEVER craft HACKS from friends, do they really work?

    best hacks from friends

    Hi lovely crafty friends, when crafting, you often come across super cool Hacks that will make your crafting so much easier. This week Ardyth and I teamed up again to share our favourite hacks from friends and show how and if they actually work. (All supplies are linked to different stores at the end of […]

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  • easy FLOATING ELEMENTS to make your CARDS stand out

    floating card panels

    Hi lovely crafty friends, how about adding a bit of magic to your cards, with some floating panels. It’s not hard at all and you can use dies and supplies from your stash. This is also a great time to use up some of those background you have lying around. (All supplies are linked to […]

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  • RICE PAPER 101 and EASY ways to use it in PAPER CRAFTING✂️

    rice paper 101

    Hi lovely crafty friends, recently I came across some gorgeous rice paper. Being a paper lover I was intrigued and wanted to know more about it. What is rice paper and how can you use it on your craft projects, so I put it to the test and made some mixed media cards that are […]

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  • Craft Along Patterned Paper Where To Start

    Craft Along Stamperia "Around The World"

    Hi Lovely CFF’s, today something new for you, I am super excited to share that I have a date for the first Craft Along! It’s going to be Tuesday, June 29th at 3PM CEST. Craft Along will be interactive, you can join me in making cards. We will be covering ways on how to cut up […]

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