Tag Archive | Cards

A Couple of Cards

A simple card for Father’s Day


‘d’ ‘a’ and ‘d’ cut out and sewn onto the smaller of two matting layers. Tack the smaller layer onto the larger one then stick the whole thing onto a folded card. Add some stuffed stars. Done ūüôā

An ‘Any Occasion’ Embroidered Card


Embroider the stem and flower, with two strands of embroidery thread, on white card. Add a running stitch around the edge. Stick onto two matting layers, then diagonally onto the folded card. Butterflies, and peel-offs in opposite corners finish it off.

*For the flowers, I used two shades of blue embroidery thread.



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.


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 Рnot really an inspiring theme for cards and cake!


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



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.



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.



Next up are a few parchment cards…


¬†…and finally

a couple of random ones!



Birthday & Mothers Day Card

I’ve posted two cards so far this month. One for my sister’s birthday and one for Mother’s Day.

Birthday Card


The trellis was cut with the¬†Spellbinder’s Grateful Lattice Die¬†and the leaves were die cuts from my stash. I wove the leaves into the trellis, although you can’t really tell once the flowers are on.

The flowers were done with a small flower punch, with a pearl in the centre of each one, and the butterflies were toppers from my stash.


Mother’s Day Card


The picture is a Little Miss Muffet Rubber Stamp – Ladybug Garden, printed on white card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. The patterned paper and the flowers were from my stash.



Pocket Christmas Cards


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.


pocket card

2 Children’s Birthday Cards

2 days, 3 birthdays and 3 cards.

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.

Dreydon’s card.

To make:
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. ūüėČ

Shanice’s card.

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.



New Baby Cards

I made the card(s) for the expectant parents, before we knew they were having a daughter, so I made one for a girl and one for a boy.

They are both made to the same style and in the same way, just with different papers and ribbons.


The heart papers used on the pink card were from my stash and probably picked up at craft show.

The papers used on the blue card are from Craft Asylum’s Candy Paper Pad.

The ribbon used on both cards was also from my stash, and the brads are from Craft Asylum’s Home Sweet Home Embellishment Set.


If you know anyone who is having a baby boy, this card is available ūüėČ