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Lets Talk Trimmers! (My honest opinion)

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & thank you for stopping by!  Today i wanted to talk about paper Trimmers/Guillotines. These Tools are an essential part in paper crafting and can really effect the look of your projects. That is why i have done this review. I have 5 Trimmers (Paper crafting is VERY addictive) which consists of 3 Guillotines and 2 paper Trimmers. These are the 5 that i choose to use, there are obviously more on the market that may even be better but this is my choice.

Tonic Studios Guillotine 
First off, i am going to start with the BEST Guillotine i have EVER had!! WOW this is amazing and i really can't put into words how awesome this Guillotine is. I had my eye on this for over 1 year but seeing as i already owned 4 cutting tools, i didn't buy it. When i left SU back in December and started doing my own monthly craft kit, i am cutting huge batches of card sometimes and thats when i gave in and bought it.
I am so happy i did!! This slices through 350/400 G…

Positivelypapercraft Valentines Youtube Hop!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & also my very first Youtube hop! I am so excited about this as we have some great crafter's taking part. As you can see the theme is Valentines. I hope you will enjoy all the Ladies beautiful projects & also like & subscribe to there channel :-)

I have made this beautiful & really fun pop-up style Valentines card. I love the way it turned out & its really quite simple to make. The little heart die cuts are just glued onto small strips of Acetate & thats how they pop -up. You could also make this type of card for Birthdays and have the pop-ups as Balloons or maybe little cakes etc.


For the front of my card i chose to decorate it with this stunning heart die cut. I cut it from red glitter paper & it looks so pretty. The Die is from the Xcut Brand. I have had it quite a while so i have know idea if its still available. Of course you can put whatever you like on the front. I am sure being a crafter you have lots & lots …

Using Make-Up Brushes to Blend ink!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry i have not posted in a while on my Blog, i have been so busy with my new Craft kits. They have took off way better than i imagined! I am just so happy and thrilled that people are loving them and want to support me with my new business venture!

Today i wanted to share these gorgeous Make-up brushes with you. Of course i am not using them for my Make-Up but to blend Ink. I did see a couple of people using them on YouTube and i thought i would give them a try. They only cost about £10 or £11 and you get 10. I have to say that they are so soft and really do feel like silk.

If you are interested in purchasing these brushes HERE is the link. The link will take you to the brushes that i have recommended on my Amazon shop page. It is an Affiliate link so i will earn a small commission if you purchase them.

I have to say that i am very impressed with these Brushes. They are so easy to use and you can build up the colour as you go. Another great thing is that you only have …

Fun & Easy Male Tie Card!

Hi Everyone,
I am back with another project for you! Sorry that i have not been around since Sunday, i have been so busy getting all my January Craft kits packed up & posted out. I have also had some issues to deal with at home to so didn't really feel like doing much crafting.

I think you will like today's project! Well i hope you do, i love it & i think you can tell from the picture what its meant to be. This fun Tie card would be perfect for Fathers Day or any Male celebration. Its so novel and really quick & simple to make. It stands up perfectly & i think whoever receives one will love it.



You don't need any Dies to make this card, just a Ruler, Pencil & some Scissors!! Obviously you will need paper & card etc. I do recommend using a thick card card base. With the card being quite 'slim' it needs to be stable, a 250 or 300gsm card should do the trick. You could have so much fun with this card & i really think it might be one that y…

Beautiful Basket Style Gift Box

Ann Melvin-Positivelypapercraft-Beautiful Basket Style Gift Box


Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Blog and as always thank you for stopping by. Today i have the most beautiful project for you! I came across a picture of this box on pinterest. It was a written tutorial from a Blog called Dorcas Designs. Here is the link to the Ladies Blog Post
I am so happy with how it turned out! I can not stop looking at it. Please do not be put off by thinking it looks complicated or difficult, it really is very simple to make. I know you will love it if you make one.


I think this box would be perfect for Mothers Day. You could fill it with chocolates and i think anyone's Mum would be so happy to receive this gorgeous box. It is very large inside so you could fit lots of lovely goodies in it. I put some beautiful acetate windows in mine and i just think it compliments the box beautifully. 

This box opens on both sides and closes with Magnets. If you don't have any you could also use some Velcro do…

'Magical' Triple Twisted Easel Card

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Welcome to my Blog and thank you for popping by!
Today i have an adorable & 'Magical' Twisted easel card for you. I have never made one of these before & i have know clue why!! They are simply gorgeous!! Very simple to make & just look beautiful displayed.



This is a very large card as it measures 11 3/4" long. You can make it out of one sheet of UK A4 card stock. USA people can still make it out of one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11", just slightly adjust the scoring. I was actually very surprised at how easy this card was to make! I think it can look a little bit scary but trust me its really simple.

To make my card i used the beautiful 'Enchanted Meadow' 12 x 12" paper pack which i believe is made by Do-Crafts.  I have this paper pad listed on my Amazon shop if you wish to purchase it, here is the direct link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C3M4V1Q/?ref=exp_positivelypapercraft_lv_dp_vv_d
This is one of the most stunning paper pads …

Easy NoteBook Book Marks

Easy Notebook Book Marks/Ann Melvin Positivelypapercraft


Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping by my blog today.  I have a really sweet and very practical project for you. I came up with these gorgeous notebook Book marks! Basically a Book mark that also doubles up as a notebook. How cool is that?? These would make fantastic gifts & i also think they would be perfect to sell at craft fairs.


They are so quick and easy to make and all you need is some printer/copier paper and some nice patterned paper. I used my crop-o-dile to punch 2 holes in the top and then slotted ribbon through. This secured all my pages together.  Of course you could also secure it together with twine or even just staple it together if you prefer.



On one of the Book marks i rounded the corners. With it being copier paper  i could round a few sheets at a time. I also trimmed my pages with a craft knife so that they were all the same length.  I also attached a little charm to one of the Book marks. You could add …

Theatre/Curtain Valentine Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog. The first thing i want to say is HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you all have a Healthy, Happy & Crafty new year.
It won't be long before its Valentines day again, how quick it comes round! I thought the card i was making today would be perfect as a Valentines card.

I was inspired by the Fan card that i made the other day. Here is a link to the post in case you missed it FAN CARD Again this design can be used for so many different occasions. I just think it looks so elegant. I hope you agree.



As i mentioned in my YouTube Tutorial, you can have the 'curtain' running along the top of your card and also down the side, the choice is yours. I think it looks gorgeous either way. You can also make your fan larger is you like. Just cut the card or paper longer and keep scoring at every 1/2" or 1/4", again the choice is yours.



I hand stamped the little hearts in red ink creating my own background for the card front. I used 2 hearts from my st…