Showing posts from August, 2017

Craftie Café: Geared for Father’s Day

I’m back with another Father’s Day Card for Craftie Café!
I don’t make a lot of masculine cards – but given the right tools I absolutely love creating them. Most of my masculine cards are created with a certain person in mind (which is probably why they’re so much fun to make) – I purposefully use stamps/dies that I know they will like. In this case both my dad and husband enjoy cars and moving parts. So today's cards I’m using two gear dies and I’ve made them a little interactive because WHY not!!!
Here is the first card:

This was a pretty simple card to make. First I die-cut the gears a couple of times using black card. I used the same technique I used in my last blog post (see video here) to create some dimension for three of the gears. Using pencil I marked where these gears would be place on the card. Next, I used my Crop-a-dile hole punch to punch holes in the spots where I had marked with pencil. I then inserted my split pins into the gears and attached them to my card. I adh…

Craftie Cafe: Happy Dads Day!

What a crazy week! I can’t believe we are well in to August already! Weekends starting from July seem to be birthday party after birthday party! My littlest just turned ONE! And my eldest will be FIVE in two weeks. Life is feeling very full at the moment – and the only thing I wish would improve is this cold weather! (I’m writing this in bed with a cold that I got from the kids who all had it last week…) So with all this (non-stop) life stuff happening I’m super happy to at least admit that I’m super organised in the cards department – today I’m sharing a card I made for Craftie Café.
Yup! Father’s Day themed – it’s perfect because September really is just around the corner and father’s day also happens to fall on the same weekend as both my parents birthday – normally I would combine a card for their birthday (add a P.S Happy Father’s Day at the bottom) but this year is one of those BIG number birthdays so separate cards for everyone! Including the Father’s Day…
Here is the card:

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Craftie Cafe: Rainbow Card Series – Card #2

Welcome back!
All month I’ve been playing around with 7 ink pads to create rainbow coloured cards. To be specific I’ve been using Distress Inks - Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Sq. Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet to create cards like the one below – which I shared for Craftie Café two weeks ago. (See previous blog post here).
This time I decided to co-ordinate rainbow coloured card stock to create this card using Waffle Flower Congrats die. I also used the co-ordinating stamp set to create a little more interest in the background as well as add a little more to the congrats (die) sentiment. This stamp set has so many options in terms of sentiments – graduation, baby, wedding, birthday!  Since Craftie Café are promoting the graduation theme this month it was easy to go with the sentiment ‘you did it’ – it works perfectly with the  word congrats and it fit nicely in the bottom right corner of the card!

I also managed to video the process – so feel free to…