Card In A Box for Teens

Right view of card in a box

It's occurred to me that while I've made a bunch of these "Card In A Box" cards, I haven't shared any with you!  Ahhh! I hope I'm forgiven.  So here's one I made recently for one of my sons.  I usually make a 'fandom' card for him based on some TV show or video game that he enjoys but this year he … [Read more...]

Teenage Boy Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! Teenage Birthday card

A little change of pace from my usual girly cards!  With twin sons, I often have some masculine birthday cards to make.  This week though being tired after a horrible virus, I felt my "teen boy cards creativity" was asleep but I had to get the card made asap.  What to do?  I was flicking through the … [Read more...]

Vellum Flower Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! vellum flower

Who said that scrapbooking papers with large patterns can't be used on cards?  Actually I've had a number of people tell me this but I think it can definitely be done.  In this card I've used a patterned paper with large flowers as only a border for my card and I think it works well. Here's a … [Read more...]

Some birthday madness

Mosaic Madness Birthday

Mosaic Madness that is!  I'm really having lots of fun using this stamp set and the more I use it the more confident I'm getting with it. This is a good card to make if you need to make multiples of the same card.  Simply stamp all the mosaic images then punch them all out.  After embossing the … [Read more...]

Birthday Butterfly Card

Birthday Butterfly Card

Well I was planning on having a lazy Saturday with lots of cardmaking but I ended up spending the day cleaning, and it wasn't the fun cleaning of the craft room!  But I do have a quick and easy birthday card to share with you today. The butterfly on the card is die cut using the Big Shot and a … [Read more...]

Elegant Birthday Card

Elegant Birthday Card

I have a confession to make ;)  When I make a card for someone who's not in the 'card world', I like to use heat embossing.  I remember when I first saw gold embossing and I was blown away that could be done by just anyone - not just Hallmark!  So now, I like to use gold embossing for non-stampers … [Read more...]

Pretty In Pink Doily Card

Pink doily card

I got busy today doing a bit of cleaning around the house so this afternoon I treated myself to a bit of cardmaking.  Unfortunately the cleaning didn't extend itself to my craft desk and after a week of creating it's looking, well... creative! Today's card is one that I think you could change the … [Read more...]

Sweet Birthday Wishes

sweet birthday wishes

I decided today to start my card off by using a card sketch.  Usually I just mess around with whatever bits and pieces of cardstock and paper I have until I think the card looks right but this time I drew up a sketch to work from.  Here's the sketch that I drew and then below is the card I made from … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

I was flicking through the Stampin' Up! catalogue today and once again I surprised myself by things that I've missed.  I don't know how - I must go through that catalogue a dozen times a day but nearly a year later I'm still finding inspiration.  Today I thought it might be fun to copy a card from … [Read more...]