Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Well that was a fun one to make!
I started off with the sketch from Sketch Saturday and knew I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend of my son

As this is a card for a boy I thought I'd go with a blue theme, although the neutral pallette might have got a small look in too!  So am also entering it into Fussy and Fancy's Feeling Blue challenge, and CASual Friday's Winter Blues challenge.
I'm not sure if this would count as a Clean & Simple card but the challenge over at Less is More this week is to use some hardware which I don't often do, so seeing as they've given me the inspiration I'll put it in

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Blue Stripe Birthday

This was a good card for using up some of the scraps of wrapping paper that I can't bear to throw away because they might be useful for something!
The letters are from a Stampin' Up jumbo wheel (Nursery Letters) that I stamped onto scraps of white paper then cut out individually.  I didn't have a stamp with the right size sentiment for the 'happy' so (after much practice) wrote it in white gel pen.  While I was at it I added the lines of white dots too.
Am entering this card into
Allsorts - For Men Only

Rainbow Birthday

I've had in mind for a while that I wanted to make a paper windmill to use on a card, so when I saw this photo for the Ribbon Reel's Over The Rainbow challenge inspiration hit!

I've made this card for the Ribbon Reel's challenge but am also entering it into
Polka Doodles - Bright Colours and Sparkle
Do You Stack Up #96 Use Some Brads

I sketched out and hand cut the large lettering (I really must invest in a bigger alphabet set for my die cutter!), but die cut the 'today' letters (in Sizzix Blackboard Blues).  There's a sheet of acetate on the back fold that the letters are stuck onto
The paper windmill / pinwheel is made from a square of blue paper, with coloured paper triangles stuck on one side to get the flashes of colour after it's all folded up, and secured with a sparkly blue brad through the acetate.  The windmill even spins around!  I can post further instructions / pictures on making the windmill if anyone's interested ....
The piece of bright green organza ribbon helps hide the bottom edge of the acetate
And the Happy Birthday sentiment is heat embossed in a shimmery blue
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