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2 Cards – 2 cakes

My grandson and grand-daughter celebrated their 8th and 11th birthdays last week. I often make their birthday cakes (with varying degrees of success/failure) and I usually go along with whatever theme they choose, or match them with their presents and cards.

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Dreydon chose a nerf gun for his present so I thought a target would be a fitting idea for both the card and cake.

And yes, he did use them both for target practice, though he was limited to one shot only at the cake!

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Shanice wanted (and got) a jacket for her birthday – not really an inspiring theme for cards and cake!

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However, she is into unicorns (isn’t everyone) so that’s what I went with.

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Tiger Card

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One of my grandsons turned 14 this month and I find making cards for teenage boys quite difficult. Well, not actually making the card, but coming up with the idea.

After much searching and debating, I settled on this tiger, which I drew, then cut out of black paper with my scan ‘n’ cut (quicker than doing it by hand).
I stuck some white paper behind the eye cutouts and pink behind the nose, then stuck it on some orange paper and trimmed the edges. the whole thing was glued to some folded white card and a coloured happy birthday peel-off added, plus a couple of green jewels for the eyes.

Birthday Cards – Flowers & owls

Flower Card

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  • Cut, scored and folded the card.
  • Added backing paper and edging peel-offs.
  • Die cut flowers, leaves and swirls.
  • Stuck to card along with some pearls and a happy birthday peel off

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Owl Card

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  • Embossed card with bark embossing folder
  • Cut, scored and folded the card.
  • Added backing paper.
  • Cut out balloons, bow and owl pieces.
  • Assembled and embellished owls with gems & sequins.
  • Assembled bow.
  • Stuck everything to card
  • Added dark card behind the ‘hole’

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Two Easy Birthday Cards

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The Robot:

A few circles, squares and rectangles stuck onto layered card
with a ‘2’ and some googly eyes to finish it off.

 

Happy Birthday Jared

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Strips of coloured card with the letters cut out and the ends trimmed.
Add some ribbon and ‘jewels’, write Happy Birthday and that’s it.

Simples! 😉

 

Card Makes

Thanks to a snarky comment that dented, even further, my non-existent confidence a few months ago, I stopped posting my card & craft makes on my blog.
I have now got past that… it’s my blog and I’ll post what I want.

Don’t like my posts? Don’t look at them!!

These are cards I’ve made over the past few months.

 

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The one above was for my parents anniversary

and the one below was for my Dad, on Fathers Day.

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An anniversary card (above) for my hubby,

and a wedding card (below) for my brother-in-law & his new wife!

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A Push n Pull card for my daughter’s birthday.
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Next up are a few parchment cards…

 

 …and finally

a couple of random ones!

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Swag Bag

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31cvqMhdG2L._SR80,60_I can post this now, as I heard from the rafflecopter winner of my swag bag this morning and she has received the package.

 “when u say swag bag u meant a legit swag bag lol!!! super excited. my mother in law is super jealous so I have to share with her so thank you for sending so much!”

 

 

 
I made a paper bag with ribbon handles, and a parchment note card so I could write a short note to the winner.

 

I made three different bookmarks (see yesterdays post), a miniature notebook keyring and a flip-book with book covers and author details.
(All the authors gave their permission for the covers and info to be used)

They all went into the bag.

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I have a collection of bookmarks, postcards, business cards etc. from various authors and had some duplicates, so some of these went in.

Finally, I threw in a couple of fridge magnets and a small bead doll… just because!

Three Simple Bookmarks

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The first bookmark is a papercut owl on a tree, with googly eyes and some cord.

The second is is a beaded ribbon bookmark, with a ballerina charm.

The third one is a magnetic bookmark.

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