I always try to create special birthday cards for my nieces and nephew, that I know they'll love. For my niece's 2nd birthday, I made an easel card featuring her favourite train. I began by using a circle die and partially cutting it to create the easel card base. To build the train, I used… Continue reading Train Easel Card
I always enjoy making shaker cards. When I saw the squirrel with his cart of acorns in the MFT Harvest Buddies set, I thought it would work so well for a shaker card with acorns falling from the tree. I coloured the images with Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, then die cut them all… Continue reading Harvest Buddies Shaker
I had some special birthday cards to make this month as it's my Dad's birthday. I made this card for my Mum to give to my Dad. I love the background paper. It's from a book of papers that I've had for a while and the music theme is perfect. I ran the birthday word… Continue reading A Special Birthday
I wanted to make a special card for my Dad's birthday and shaker cards always look great. I used some bright paper to coordinate with the bright colours of the sequins. The double sided paper has a calmer grey pattern on the opposite side, which works really well as a backdrop to the sequins. Shaker… Continue reading Birthday Shaker Card
I needed to make a birthday card for a man and I find these can be quite difficult to get right. I wanted to use the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die set again (I'm getting a lot of use from this set, so definitely worth having). The tricky part was making sure it didn't become… Continue reading Masculine Birthday Balloons
Its been a while since I've used a sketch when creating a card, and I really enjoyed it. Its a good way to start thinking about a new design for a card and maybe try something different. The fabulous 'Make the Day Special' stamp store have a competiton blog and this month they have provided… Continue reading Using a Sketch for May
The Lawn Fawn 'Party Balloons' die set is a fabulous collection of different size and shape balloon dies. What I love about this set is that it comes with dies for cutting the balloon strings. There are even dies for the piece of string where it 'ties' to the balloon. A lovely touch. The… Continue reading 60th Birthday Balloons
I've been wanting some word dies for a while now. I love the 'Happy Trio Dies' from Wplus9. Having three 'happy' dies allows for a lot of versatility. Use them individually or all together. Positive or negative space allow for even more possibilities. Here is a card I made using all three dies together. I… Continue reading Happy Happy Happy Birthday!