Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Simple Tri-fold angle Happy Birthday cards

Hello my crafty friends

I'm back today to share with you a super easy tri-fold angle card - at least that's what I'm calling them. I made a larger version earlier this month for my Dad's birthday here and Tina, my lovely sister-in-law, wanted to know how it was made. 

For the versions below, I decided to make two bases from one piece of A4 card; on the long side score @ 9.9cm and 19.8cm; and on the short sides, make a mark @ 7cm from the top on one side and @ 7cm from the bottom on the other side, then using a trimmer cut between the marks in a diagonal - the bases fit a standard C5 envelope.  (For a larger card that fits a DL envelope - cut the diagonal line from 21cm (i.e. top right corner) to about 8.5cm on the other side - when I made the card for my Dad I didn't actually measure it!!

These are the two cards I made from the smaller bases.  
I filmed a quick tutorial, so you can watch here  how I made the card bases, and how I cut and added designer series paper and the die cut "Happy" and Birthday to the card below.
Using my trimmer I cut three piece of designer series paper (DSP) 9.4cm wide and marked the angle I needed with a pencil (easier to watch the video than for me to describe it) - so much quicker than measuring. Sadly the DSP I used is no longer available but you can use whatever you have in your stash / collection!!  I cut the die cut word twice from thick whisper white card and once from rich razzleberry card. Gluing the two WW pieces together and adhering to the back of the front panel just at the very bottom of the die cut and adding the RR piece to the front so the bottom of the word is sandwiched between the card base. I heat embossed Birthday from the Well Said stamps set on a scrap of RR and added with dimensionals. I embellished with the butterflies (stamped with memento and coloured with blends using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and butterfly duet punch) and the sentiment on the inside after I finished filming.
Here's the video tutorial - the video is slightly speeded up and has a voiceover and I'm still not entirely happy with it. I guess practice makes perfect and I haven't practiced enough!! Please leave a comment if you've watched it and let me know what you think.

Below is the second card I made. 
Using balmy blue, highland heather and pear pizzazz ink I stamped my own DSP using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set on whisper white card. I used the same colour Stampin' Write markers (from the Subtles set) to stamp the sentiment on white card and die cut using the second largest oval from the Stitched Shaped dies. I layered that onto a scalloped oval die cut in Highland Heather card and used one of the dies from the Budding Blooms set to create a matching scalloped edge along the diagonal. The sentiment on the inside is from the Itty Bitty Birthday set. Some basic rhinestones finish off the front.
I'm so happy with the way these cards turned out and love an easy fancy fold that's a little different from the cards you can buy in the shops. 

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As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.


Lynnie C


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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Sweet Sixteen birthday card ideas

Hello my crafty friends

The cards I'm sharing today were for my nieces' and nephew's 16th birthdays - yes, that's right triplets!! I posted them to Denver about a week before their actual birthday, which was cutting it fine but I hoped they'd get there around their actual birthday. I was starting to think they'd got lost and was so happy to hear they finally arrived on Saturday! 

The first two are same same but different, as they say in Thailand. The first card was inspired by a swap I got from OnStage last year. Olena, the talented demo who made the swap, gave us very detailed instructions but I gently picked apart her card to recreate it - sometimes I'm need a visual to help make sense of written instructions!  I used coastal cabana and whisper white card, white glimmer paper and large letter dies (both retired) plus Family Party and Beauty Abounds stamp sets. The sentiment and butterflies on the inside was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The ribbon and twine have since retired. The white piece pulls up to reveal the sentiment - its a really cool design.

The second card has a slightly different sliding mechanism and didn't work as smoothly but was slightly quicker to make. For this one I used petal pink card stamped with images from the Dressed to Impress stamp set. Some of the stamping on the white card inside is from Family Party plus a couple of retired sets.  I will be writing up instructions and making a video tutorial to show how each is made.

I struggle do with masculine card designs but I'm pleased with this one. The large number dies are retired and I created the stamped edge with a retired stamp set but also used Family party for the rest of the stamping.

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As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.
Lynnie C

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Friday, 12 June 2020

Birthday Celebrations

Hello my crafty friends,

How has it been over two months since my last post ... I knew it had been a while but not that long!!  It has been such a strange couple of months - one day feels like it's groundhog day and another feels like it's on fast forward!!  Restrictions in the UK are slowly being lifted but it's a little confusing. We are still being told to stay alert and control the virus by staying at home as much as possible, work from home if we can, limit contact with other people, social distance and wash our hands regularly. 

I miss my lovely ladies who come to class and so we can stay in touch have organised video calls on the night we would have been having class. It's lovely to "see" everyone even if it is virtually to have a natter and catch up.  

I am really enjoying "going to" some virtual classes that another very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator (Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter) hosts. It's brilliant fun crafting with lots of lovely ladies from our own homes. If I could work out how to set it all up I'd try to host classes on line but my technical skills have failed me so far!

Other than that I've mostly been making cards for friends and family. I thought today I would quickly share the special cards I made for my Dad, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday.  The card below is from me and my husband. It's a box card so folds flat (or should have done) with 80 ... yes 80.... stamped candles. I used a retired set to stamp the candles and Family Party for the sentiment which is heat embossed in white.  Very pleased with the way this card turned out.
The next card was made for my aunt and uncle. It was CASEd (copy and share everything) from a lovely card I found on Pinterest that you can see here and apart from the basic black base, grey and white cardstock, everything else I used has retired. My sister-in-law was interested to see how this was made so if I can get my finger out I'll do a video!
Last, but by no means least, is the card I made for my Mum - she always sends humerous cards - I chuckled to myself the whole time I was making it. I had seen smaller versions on Pinterest and decided to make in A5 one.

As always, thanks for popping by, I promise not to leave it so long next time. Stay safe, be kind and remember keep it crafty.


Lynnie C