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Red & Green Shall Be Seen–Papermill Direct Offer

Papermill Direct offer time again and this week presents a perfect opportunity to stock up on some Christmassey staples!

You can save 15% on a box of Post Box red and Forest Green card by going over to the Papermill Direct Offers page on the website,

To whet your appetite, I have some Christmassey projects to share. Lots of pics to follow…

First up is this beautiful wreath card made using the Christmas Cheer kit from SVGCuts.



It’s such a tactile card and has tons of dimension to give your card the wow factor,

Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 6


I actually used some ruby red card to add a bit of contrast to the poinsettias which I embossed with a swiss dots embossing folder.

Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 5

and because I can’t make a Christmas card without lots of sparkle, I added some to this card in the form of a Sakura stardust glitter pen.

Next up is a Fairy Light gift box made using the Silent Night kit from SVGCuts


Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 1

Again I used Forest Green, Post Box red and Ruby red card (ruby red for the base of the light). It’s a super pretty and unusual shaped box and stands around 6 inches tall.


Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 2

and if you’d like even more Christmassy inspiration, then check out the rest of the makes from the rest of the Papermill DT


Barbara | Sandie | Ruth | Sylvia | Angela | Sharon


Christmas in July

I LOVE this time of year. It spells the run up to Christmas to me. There are already some Christmas releases coming out from UK manufacturers and soon those on the other side of the pond will be doing the same! I always say that I’m only going to get one collection but then end up with all of them… well not quite but you get the idea! :)

It’s been a long time since I properly entered a challenge or blogged on a regular basis thanks to my Etsy shop taking off a lot faster than expected but I’m hoping that now that I have streamlined my processes within an inch of their life, I will have more time to create, to just make things for fun.

So here’s my Christmas creation

Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 1

The paper lantern is a Silhoutte file by Amanda McGee Designs which I cut out with my Cameo. Yes you read that right, I upgraded my Portrait. I still have it and I still use it but it’s nice to be able to make the larger projects now.

I used White Linen card from Papermill Direct to construct the lantern and added cardstock weight vellum which I got for a complete bargain from eBay – 50 sheets for £5.99!

Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 3

I cut a snowflake from the vellum and added one of the snowflakes from the lantern to the centre and finished off with bling. That pretty reindeer clothes peg is from Fancy Pants and the twine is from Lawn Fawn.


Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – let me be clear (vellum used)

Completely Christmas - Anything Goes

Simply Create Too – Christmas in July

  • Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 2

Apples for Teacher with Papermill Direct

The Papermill Direct design team have some fabulous handmade teacher card and gift ideas for you this week.


If you’re wondering about this week’s special offer – well you can get a whacking 10% off of a small box of card (approx 80 sheets) Offer ends on 14 July so get shopping! If you add some Ruby Red and some white linen card to your box, then you could make some of these for your kid’s teacher(s). If yours have already broken up for the loooooooooooooong summer break, then they’d make great back to school gifts too!



Lisa Sumpter apple for teacher box 1


I used Miss Baker’s Class kit from SVGCuts to make my apple gift box. I printed pink petticoat fairy dots digital paper onto linen cardstock and the apple box itself is made from the ruby red card. It is lovely and sturdy and if you can find an apple scented bath bomb or candle, then it would make a fantastic gift!

0lisa sumpter apple for teacher box 2


I used some wood veneer shapes from various Studio Calico sets, the sentiment stickers, gems and pearls are also by Studio Calico and the twine is from Lawn Fawn.

lisa sumpter apple for teacher box 3


close up of that lovely linen texture!


Please visit the rest of the Papermill Design Team to see their fabulous makes.

Barbara | Sandie | Ruth | Sylvia | Angela | Sharon

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