Saturday, 3 February 2018


Hello and welcome to my happy place....

One of my great-nephews celebrated his birthday a few days ago, he was 14, and this is the card I made for him

It can prove to be difficult to make 'male' cards but using this embossing folder and, should you not want to add extra colour, you could change out the circular 'Birthday Wishes' and add tags or something similar.  I'm sure you'll have a suitable embossing folder in your stash

I embossed a panel of blue card and adhered it to a 5"x7" white card base

On another piece of white card I stamped the sentiment 'Birthday Wishes' then die cut it, and, keeping the card in the die, I inked it as shown, leaving a contrasting white border

I used my hole punch on the sentiment card and the blue panel and added a pale blue brad

I typed a personal message for inside the card and adhered the insert in place

I love this particular embossing folder and it looks great on its own but I wanted to add a pop of colour to a few of the circles and did so using my ProMarkers

I used a small circle punch and punched 4 circles in the same coloured card to what I coloured on the front panel.  These were adhered to the bottom left of the card, overlapping the edge slightly, then cutting the overhang away 

For the envelope I stamped 'Happy Mail' on the front and back then added drops of the 4 alcohol colours onto a blending tool and stamped both the front and back of the envelope in a 'confetti' design

  • white card base ~ CraftUK
  • blue cardstock ~ Creative Expressions
  • Buble Explosion Embossing Folder ~ Leonie Pujol
  • Happy Birthday sentiment ~ CE
  • Circle die ~ CE
  • Faded jeans distress ink ~ Ranger
  • blue pearl brad ~ Hobby House
  • cirle punch ~ my stash
  • ProMarkers ~ blue, green red, yellow shades
  • Happy Mail stamp ~ Gummiapan/Swedish House Crafts
  • Platinum machine ~ Spellbinders
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Allsorts - Spots And/Or Stripes
  • Lemon Shortbread - Challenge #60 Anything Goes
Welcome to Judith who has kindly clicked the 'follow' button

The winner of Wednesday's card is....

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:

aunty Millie 

Congratulations!  Your card will be posted to you Monday

The winner of the Chloe stamps will be announced tomorrow

until then....

June x


  1. lovely card June - i love how you decorated the envelope too x

  2. Teenage boys are really difficult to make cards for, I think. This fits the bill and I love the insert too - fits the bill perfectly. Thank you June

  3. I agree teenage boys cards are difficult but as Sue says this fits the bill perfectly. Congratulations to Auntie Millie. Enjoy your prize!

  4. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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