YAY! It’s the weekend! I hope you all had a crafty creative one!
I have been playing around with a new Craftwork Cards kit called ‘Celebrations’ which is bright, cheerful and truly great to work with. It’s one of my favourite kits ever! In the Project of the Month kit you get a pad of beautiful papers, (which is truly amazing, and worth the £15 that I paid on it’s own!) various pop out embellishments and sentiments as well as cards and envelopes to make 20 cards! You can get so much more than 20 cards out of this kit though.. I even made a matching gift tag! I totally love how versatile and unisex it is, it’s so bright and colourful but not too childlike, I find suitable for all ages!
Below I’ve posted some Inspiration for you as always, enjoy!
You can find this kit on the Craftwork Cards website, right here. It’s currently Free P&P! I had so much fun with this kit and I hope you do too!
Have those January birthday’s crept up on you? You’re only just over Christmas yet those January celebrations are looming? Here’s a quick and easy card!
First of all, grab a birthday cake shaped card, or maybe cut one out of your scan and cut! Shaped cards are still very popular and can be found easily in packs of 5 or cut it out by hand.
Next, grab a die that’s a great background. I’ve used my favourite ever birthday die from Tattered Lace which I think works really well here!
I wanted to make be candles look lit, but I am rubbish at colouring and wanted a bit of sparkle! I used rhinestones here.
Last of all, I wanted the candles to stand out so I used some chevron style washi tape, this particular one is from La-de-Dah.
..and Viola! A very easy, quick yet effective card for those last minute birthday card makes!
I had so much to do today (including a cheeky overtime shift) but my Heidi Swapp stamps arrived in the mail and I was desperate to try them after waiting for long for them to arrive from the states.
First of all I got some old backing paper and put it on a 15cm by 10cm card stock. Next I folded and scored in half and I was ready to decorate.
A girl at my craft class last weekend was saying she was ‘scared of stamping’ as one mistake could ruin a whole project. I recommend stamping on scrap pieces of paper that are plain. Stamping on pattern pieces of paper can distract the eye, especially if it’s text, it can become unreadable.
This simple happy birthday stamp went on great and was really bold and the beautiful traditional Heidi Swapp font is to die for.
I topped it off with some bunting made from We r Memory Keepers bakers twine and Dovecraft bunting die cuts with Heidi Swapp bunting stamps in the background to give t that 3D effect.
Finally I added a little flower with some bling and my card was complete! It took around 10 minutes and it looks so sweet and simple!
I really recommend ALL of Heidi Swapp’s products.. Her stamps are great, her project life cards are beautiful and I just LOVE that font! Don’t we all?
Have you signed up to Tonic Gold yet?!
Tonic are a company that specialise in all things that cut, scissors and dies are their speciality.
They have recently opened a new website for their special fans and if you sign up (for free!) you become a member.
When you’re a member you can access a special members gallery for inspiration, downloads from Tonic, competitions and special offers.
Don’t forget to put your address in your profile, because when you do you recieve a special gift! (I got mine in 2 days!)
It’s a gorgeous ‘made with love by’ die, which I just love using, it’s so lovely!
I can’t wait to use it on all of my creations. 🙂
See you on www.tonic-gold.co.uk!
I find it really tough to find/make male birthday cards. I just find they’re always so generic. My dad doesn’t like fishing, football or DIY so.. none of the cards in the stores suit him! Also, when making cards, I sometimes find it tough to make a card not look too girlie.
I was appointed to make a birthday card for Charlie’s grandpa Bob, and decided to look through my dies to see what I could whip up. I found a shoe die and decided to get creative!
I put the shoe die through my big shot and decided to work my way around it on the card, finding card stock and papers to match. The papers I used was from an A5 paper pack by Papermania called ‘Elegance’.
I covered some card with the papers, and wrapped a matching ribbon around the card, placing a sentiment in the middle of the card, which was also from the Papermania Elegance range, so it matched perfectly.
To go with my shoes, I made a bow tie from some ribbon and some tape. I made a knot in the middle of the ribbon and then folded one side in sticking it with double sided tape, did the same to the opposite side. To neaten it up I folded a smaller separate piece of ribbon over the knot, to give it that bow tie effect.
My die cut shoes looked boring on their own so I decided to loop some waxed cord from my macramé bracelet making through the shoe lace holes. Then, to outline the detail I used a brown pro marker to gently outline the embossed detail.
When I stuck it all together on the card it looked great! Elegant and manly.
Do you have any tips to make cards look more manly? Stay tuned as up next on the calendar is Fathers Day!