Gift card with handmade earrings!

It’s such a worrying time for everyone right now, and with the sound advice to stay at home and stay safe, I’m finding that crafting is a good distraction. It’s the reason we want to continue posting and sharing crafting inspiration. We are all in this together! I’ve turned to making more handmade gifts this week for loved ones who are celebrating birthdays – and because, like many crafters, I have a stash of supplies and materials at home. . [...]

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Topping texture pastes with glitter and embossing powders!

The Vintage Flourishes and Vintage Lace Doily stencils are our first ever stencils and we just can’t stop crafting with them!! I’m going to show you a couple of techniques using texture pastes which have blown me away! It started off as an experiment and I stared at the end result in amazement and thought, yes I’m DEFINITELY trying that again! The incredible results seem to be a combination of the unusually thick mylar our stencils are made from (which gives [...]

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Trisha’s Easter Flower Project!

Hello everyone! I hope this ‘Happy Easter’ Daffodil card brings some Spring sunshine to your day. I made this card using Angela Poole’s Pretty Poinsettia Twist & Reveal Die Set…see below for steps on how to create your own! Using the Pretty Poinsettia die set, cut out the flower shape from yellow card. Next, take a piece of orange paper (it needs to be paper or a thin gsm so that it can be easily folded to make the trumpet [...]

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Slot and spin your way to make sensational vintage cards!

I wanted to share some different techniques using our Vintage Treasures photopolymer stamps and our gorgeous new stencils, and so I thought what better way than to pack it all into one BEAUTIFUL card design?!! The vintage style of this card was inspired by a gorgeous card that Trisha Plastow from our DT made. I loved her layers of stamping in matt brown Distress ink and the heat-embossed metallics. Plus, the angles of the keys and flourishes looked wonderful using [...]

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NEW Slot & Spin Die Set – How to make cards that SPIN!

  It has been great to finally share the news of our brand new Slot & Spin Vintage Frames die set with you all! What makes this die set so fantastic is how versatile its is. You can mix and match the dies to cut different sized apertures within different sized cards – and choose whether to have solid spinning panels, delicate narrow frames, wider frames or a combination of both?! We felt overwhelmed by the positive response when we launched this [...]

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Angela Poole Vintage Collection

New! Vintage Collection featuring Slot & Spin dies, stunning stamps and our first-ever stencils!

We’re thrilled to announce some gorgeous new products for 2020! Tune in to Hochanda on Monday 24 February to see Angela launch and demo the stunning new Slot & Spin, Vintage Frames dies and the rest of the Vintage Collection, plus there’ll be some special bundle offers for you. Of course, you’ll be able to order all these treats here on our website too!    We’re most excited for our new Slot & Spin Vintage Frames die set, which allows you [...]

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Creativation 2020 – craft secrets revealed!

We’re having a fantastic time at Creativation and it’s so great to meet other crafters who love paper crafts as much as we do! I wanted to create some makes for our stand that were bright and bold to reflect how positive we feel about 2020. I went with a colour palette that scared me a little at first (I think we all tend to have favourite crafting colour combos that feel safe!). Well I was definitely out of that [...]

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Stamperama Harrogate 2019

We are so excited for our first-ever public craft show this weekend – Stamperama in Harrogate, this Saturday 9th November! From 9.30am until 5pm, Angela and Rich will be on hand to show you all the latest products, with exclusive show discounts, plus you can join in with Make & Takes and a fab prize draw, plus our first 100 customers will receive a brilliant free gift. Click over to www.stamperama.com to find out more about the show.  Coming along? [...]

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Secret photo lockets with our Pretty Poinsettias!

Our Pretty Poinsettia die set is packed with 15 incredible dies but it also holds a secret that you wouldn’t guess from looking at the dies alone . . . and it’s that you can make fold out photo lockets for the flower centres! The nesting pentagon dies can be used to die-cut frames and there’s a small hinge for connecting the locket pieces! Personally, I can’t wait to try cutting the hinge out of mirror card for a [...]

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