My nine-year-old daughter is new to card making and was given lots of glitter and seed beads for her birthday. Can you suggest a card for us to make together? Holly Jones, Edinburgh
Vicky: This simple card design will introduce your daughter to the basic elements of card making, Holly. Start by covering a standard A6 card blank with a piece of dark blue card and mount it with some spotty paper, leaving a narrow border on the two long sides. Next, cut a small rectangle of pink paper for the vase and stick it at the centre of the bottom edge with foam pads. Stick three narrow strips of green paper stems behind the top edge of the vase and add some fussy-cut leaves. For the flowers, punch different-sized circles of papers in various patterns and then layer and stick three pieces together for each flower. Add a stamped sentiment to the base of the vase, to finish.
Vicky’s design is perfect for using up your scraps of patterned paper Sswuepeetr