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.
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!
Shanice wanted (and got) a jacket for her birthday – not really an inspiring theme for cards and cake!
However, she is into unicorns (isn’t everyone) so that’s what I went with.
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.
The one above was for my parents anniversary
and the one below was for my Dad, on Fathers Day.
An anniversary card (above) for my hubby,
and a wedding card (below) for my brother-in-law & his new wife!
A Push n Pull card for my daughter’s birthday.
These three cards have pockets on the inside for gifting money, vouchers or gift-cards, and are easy to make.
The snowman card was cut from double sided gold pearl card, however, the Santa and elf cards are made from gold mirror card which is white on the reverse side so patterned paper was used on the front, and on the pocket.
Because I was short of time and needed to get them in the post I printed out the pictures, cut them out and stuck them on. I also stuck smaller pictures on the pockets.
I added peel-off greetings and peel-off edgings around the pictures on the card front and finished them off by adding pompoms, jewels and jewels where appropriate.
My Dad and my grandson, Dreydon share their birthday on the 4th of December. Dreydon’s sister, my grand-daughter, celebrates her birthday on the 5th!
Only 2 of the cards are shown here because I forgot to take a photo of my dad’s card.
Back an A4 piece of blue glitter card with a sheet of spotty blue paper then cut in half diagonally.
Score each half at 10 and 20 cm, fold into 3, then cut slits in the centre of each third. *see template.
Draw and colour (or print out) some Minions and letters, then cut them all out. I used party hats instead of letters for the ‘A’s and the ‘I’.
Arrange the Minions on the card and once you are happy with the placement stick them down. Then add the letters to the appropriate Minion to spell out Happy Birthday.
If you have trouble sticking onto glitter card, use a sharp knife to pick off the glitter layer from the backing on area you are going to stick to. 😉
Shanice’s card was made in the same way, although the minions were replaced with Palace Pets and metallic thread was tied from the ‘balloon’ letters to the pets paws.
Two birthdays this month, my son and one of my grandsons, so I made two quick and easy cards.
I designed and cut the HAPPY BIRTHDAY on my scan’n’cut, and also cut the separate letters for David.
I folded a piece of silver card in half and attached the cut-out then trimmed the silver card to fit around the Y.
I cut 2 rectangles, one from the silver card and a slightly bigger on from the spotted card, and rounded the corners on both.
I glued the smaller silver rectangle to the spotted one, stuck on the letters, and attached it to the bottom of the card so that the right-hand edge of the panel was level with right-hand edge of the Y. Two small metal-effect ‘studs’ were stuck to each side of the panel, along with a line of the same ‘studs’ down the edge of the D.
I cut five balloons from different coloured spotted paper and cut out the letters for HAPPY – one letter from each.
I also cut five balloons from silver paper and stuck these to the back of the coloured ones so the silver showed through the cut-outs.
I attached all the balloons to a panel of white card, then stuck that to a larger panel of striped card, then stuck the whole thing as stuck onto a folded piece of white card and added a peel-off ‘Birthday’ to the lower right hand side.
I put some money into a real balloon and attached it to the inside of the card.