My sister’s 50 today and here’s the card I made for her:
I decided a pretty scalloped circle easel card would suit the occasion.
The base is purple card from my stash and I cut the scallops using my Pazzles Inspiration Die Cutting Machine.
The paper mattes are from the K&Company “Life’s Tapestry” paper block. The paper used for the front is glittered and the paper for the base is foiled.
I cut the numbers 5 and 0 from glittered paper and “Fabulous” is cut from purple shimmer vellum using my Pazzles (thank goodness I’m lucky enought to have this!).
I used the same foiled paper for the circle on the back of the card, and created a ring of butterflies using Photoshop Elements 8 and a digital butterfly image from designer Aimee Harrison from the kit “Japan Kites”. I always make a wreath/ring of flowers or butterflies, etc to add my own “made by” stamp. Font used in this instance is “Piranesi It BT”. I cut the circle using a Pyrex bowl and this covered the prongs of the gold brad which I glittered using Ranger Ice Stickles glitter glue!
50 is an age to embrace rather than to fear!
We celebrated our eldest daughter, Jessica’s 25th birthday a week ago (time flies). She’s very much a country girl, loves all animals but especially sheep and pigs, so I knew I wanted to make her a card with a pig on it. Then started the search on the internet for the suitable piggy. I just fell in love with Doodle Pantry’s “Mud Piggy” and had to buy the digital stamp… You’ll see why below by the card I made for her.
isn’t he adorable!!! Needless to say, she agreed!
The card was made digitally (how I usually make all my cards nowadays) using MSPublisher.
- 300gsm white card
- Digital paper patterns from my stash (floral, stripes, gingham)
- “Mud Piggy” digital stamp from Doodle Pantry http://www.doodlepantry.com
- Digital stamp from my stash “Happy Birthday” (tag on front of card)
- I created my own digital stamp greeting “Have a pig-in-mud birthday” for inside the insert
- Used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the circles and scalloped circle
1. I printed 3 of the piggies and cut them to make him appear 3-D when layered (I call this tole work, others call it decoupage), using 3-D foam squares.
2. I printed the floral pattern and stripe pattern onto half of the white A4 300gsm card.
3. Cut a circle from brown card in my stash and a scalloped circle (using a yellow gingham digital patterned paper) on my Pazzles Inspiration Digital Die Cutting Machine
4. Cut a bracket border from a patterned stripey digital paper on the Pazzles
5. Assembled the card
6. To cover the bare string on the back of the front of the card, I printed the same stripe as the front onto 160gsm and adhered it with double sided sticky tape
I always like to make the insert a little special too and so I printed the digital image of “Mud Piggy” on the front….
And there you are, one completed Mud Piggy card and one delighted daughter!
Well, it’s something to be celebrated… 56 years of marriage! Some would say “I’d have been released from serving a life sentence in jail before now!” . Of course, I had to make a card. Happy Wedding Anniversary Mummy and Pop, the most wonderful parents & grandparents xxxxxx!
- 300gsm white A4 card folded in half to make C5 size card
- Patterned paper (rosebuds) from Pink Petticoat‘s “Perfect Papers” printed on 200gsm white card
- Sage green background paper printed on 200gsm white card from Pink Petticoat
- Circle & scallop cut using Cuttlebug & Nestabilities cutting dies
- “Happy Anniversary” = “Cookie” font
- Rosebuds frame graphic – I’ve had this for some time – before I made a note of designer…. apologies to designer
- Pink sheer ribbon
- Card edges inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad – Olive Pastel, using a make-up sponge
- Insert created using 120gsm white paper, rosebud frame graphic & font “Cookie”
I thought I’d share my first attempt at scrapbooking a wordalbum with you. I made this in 2009 for my Aunt’s 80th birthday and although I was pleased at the time with the outcome – I had all the right elements etc – I would do it differently today. But like everything, you have to start somewhere!
My Aunt Mary (sister to Auntie Ber – see Ber’s Belief Box below) also lives in Australia, so is a long way from us here in the UK.
I can’t remember how long it took to compile all the information and elements – I know it was a while, but how else can you express your love and affection on paper… the time is immaterial.
I also made the box which was decorated with silver peel-offs.
So, come on, give it a go!
I am blessed to have lovely, supportive parents who have always surrounded me with love, affection and encouragement. They just love to receive cards I make… you can really see the anticipation in their faces as they open the envelopes.
The card I made for my mummy for Mother’s Day this year can be seen in an earlier post. I made the following card for my Pop for Father’s Day which was on 16 June this year in the UK.
Using my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Die Cutter, I cut 2 scallop-edged 19cm squares from 300gsm white card and inked edges with Brilliance Ink Pad “Peacock”. I then attached these to another piece of card which I had folded so that when the card is closed, the scalloped squares match perfectly.
- Diamonds paper from the “SK8R” kit by Amanda Carlson
- Image of snoozing man from internet (sorry don’t know designer)
- Happy – “Algerian”
- Father’s Day – “Cast Iron”
- Pop – “”
- Relax & enjoy your day! “”
I also used some silver glitter card from my stash to matte the paper and images and star shaped brads which I coated with Ice Stickles glitter glue.
We had some lovely news on Saturday; my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law‘s son had arrived. It was a real surprise to us as we didn’t even know she was pregnant! The creative juices started flowing and again using Pink Petticoat‘s designs, I made this card…
- 300gsm white card
- Daisy Bouquet paper (white background “Ocean” flowers) by Pink Petticoat
- Matching “Ocean” coloured paper
- Digital stamp “Baby Buggy” by Pink Petticoat
- Blue vellum
- Baby boy face digital stamp on front of insert (sorry to designer – I have no record of name)
If you would like to know how I coloured the baby buggy on the digital stamp, please contact me.
I needed to make a quick card for my Aunt’s birthday, so as I love Pink Petticoat‘s designs (so clean, simple, elegant), I came up with this…
From Pink Petticoat’s “Marshmallow” pattern pack printed on 300gsm white card and trimmed to a square 14.85cm. I added the “Happy Birthday” greeting using sticky foam squares for dimension (I believe the word art designer was TLC – sorry if it was someone else). Because of the flash you can’t see that I have put foam squares behind it, although you can see it in the side-on view.
I created the insert by cropping the Marshmallow design to form top and bottom borders and then added a simple wish “…enjoy your day” (again, sorry I don’t know who the designer is).
Well, talk about make you feel old! My eldest nephew, Nathan, turned 17 yesterday. At about 5ft 11ins, he dwarves his Dad and as his Mum (my sister Sally) is only 5ft 2ins in her heels, he uses her shoulder to rest his elbow!
This is the card front I made digitally, added shadows and highlights using Photoshop CS4, then printed off on my Epson R1900 onto photographic paper:
- “Rock Out” digital scrapbooking kit by Sweet Digi Scraps by Liz
- Happy Birthday wordart (sorry don’t know designer)
He absolutely loved it! Lovely lad!
It seems that here in the UK we celebrate Mother’s Day at a different time to elsewhere in the world. As it was only last month, I thought I’d share the card I made for my mummy with you…
My mother loves her garden and worked with children all her life – which is why I chose these images.
The card base is rather large – 8″ x 8″ and I had to make it in 3 parts (which you can just see in the photographs) to achieve the fold. I combined elements from 2 different digital kits “Pretty Maids” and “Nursery Sweet” from one of my favourite designers Milly Dee Designs (see on facebook). I also added a “hint” of dot flowers, greenery and sky behind the little girls using Photoshop Elements just to add a background.
I’m very fortunate to own a Pazzles Inspiration die cutter and, although I haven’t used it very much, managed to cut the scallops and circles in next to no time.
I hope you enjoy!
I was absolutely devasted when I learned my aunt in Australia had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Living in the UK, I felt totally helpless… I needed to give her lots of hugs but there were too many miles between us. My way of sending love and hugs was to make an exploding box full of inspiration to help her believe that miracles can happen and to think positively whilst fighting this awful disease. This collage of photographs is the end result. It’s made of snippets of inspirational quotes and messages from images on the internet… and “embellished” by my creativity….
I made the box and pages from craft card and designer papers “Wild Saffron” from K&Company in my stash. The butterflies dangling inside the lid are acrylic. The rainbow which springs into position when the box opens is printed on 200gsm paper…. (I tried printing it onto vellum without success) and I brushed fine glitter glue over this to add some magic sparkle. (The background digital paper in the collage is Easter 2010 by daisytrail.com)