A Welsh Birthday Card

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Sep 152019
 

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Birthday Card For My Mother

If you’ve seen some of the things I’ve made specifically for my mother before you will h ave seen that blue is her favourite colour, so I decided to make blue paper flowers the focal point of her birthday card this year.

What I Did

I took the large sheet of cardtock, scored and trimmed it to make an 8″ square base card.  I then rounded the corners with a punch.

I took a laser cut layer from a Kanban kit together with a silver mat to go behind it.  I cut a piece of dark blue cardstock just bigger than the silver mat which I stuck to the centre of the base card before adding the silver mat and vellum lasercut layer.

For the smaller flowers I just popped them out of the die-cut sheet and shaped them using my fingers and nails.  The layers of the larger flower were removed from the die-cut sheet and folded in mountain and valley folds all the way round.  The layers were build up using quick grab glue to attach them one by one, and it was finished off with a gem in the centre.

I then used glue gel to attach all the flowers to the card before putting on the peel-off greeting.

An insert has been put inside that says “Penblwydd Hapus Iawn” (Welsh for Very Happy Birthday) – but I forgot to photograph that.

What I Used
The Card

This is what the finished card looked like.

Here you can see the small dimension of the single layer flowers and that the large centrel flower is very dimensiona.

This photo shows how I commpletely offset the first few layers of the flower to build up dimension, but then, when getting the smaller layers to stick to the middle I switch to layering in the same direction, before I added the one, sticky back, yellow faux gem in the centre.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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Sep 132019
 

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A Couple Of Birthday Cards

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As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards. Most of the cards will be Welsh, but I have made a small number of English ones to place in the box for the carers boss to choose from.

I’m trying to go for a mixture of some floral and feminine, and some more masculine or more suitable for either sex.

Card 1

For this card I’ve used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large floral collection.  I used some layers from the topper, and insert, a couple of greetings panels, and a matching sheet of cardstock which I scored and folded in half to make my base card.  I didn’t use the base layer of the decopage, but rather kept that for a second card, and build up a selection of layers using Pinflair glue gel to give dimension.

Unfortunately this photo doesn’t reflect the colours properly, but I’m sure you get the idea.

Here you can see how much dimension was created by using just a few of the decolarge layers.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the matching insert, but you’ll see what it is like in my next post of Welsh cards as I used one with an added Welsh greeting for that.

Card 2

This card is a 6″x6″ pre cut and scored base card (it has a matching envelope).  The topper, backing paper and greetings panel are all from a Creative Crafting World Pollyanna Pickering collection  Fingerlift tape has been used to attach the panel of backing paper both inside and out.  The giraffe topper was attached with 3mm deep foam tape to the front and a white circle was attached inside using fingerlift tape.  The greeting panel on the front was attached with foam tape and the one inside with fingerlift tape.

Hopefully you can see that the circular topper is raised.

And the simple insert.

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Keep an eye out for more cards I made for this order so the person who wanted them had a lot of choice..

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Welsh Sympathy Cards

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Sep 112019
 

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Cardiau Cydymdeimlad
Welsh Sympathy Cards

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As I said in a previous post, I have been asked to make some birthday and sympathy cards.  Today I have a sellection of Welsh sympathy cards to show you.

I have tried to make them in a variety of styles so that the person who wants them has a choice to pick from.

The pictures are not quite as good as I would like for these cards but hopefully you can get a feel for what I did.

Card 1

For this card I used items from a Hunkydory Deco-large collection.  I took a sheet of cardstock that matched the one layer of topper I’d chosen (the rest were used in one of the cardst I showed in my last post).  This cardstock had the image on the bottom right corner of the sheet, so after scoreing and folding in half I used glue gel to attach the topper layer on top of the cardstock.  I added a silver peeloff greeting.

An angled view to try and show the dimension created using glue gel and one layer.

I used a matching insert with another peel-off inside.

Card 2

For this card I used Microsoft publisher to create the large greeting panel that was around .75″ smaller than an A5 white base card in all directions.  I put a narrow black frame around the panel.  When I cut it out using a trimmer I left a small white border and used a corner punch to round the corners.  I then cut a slightly larger panel of black cardstock and again rounded the corners. These were layered up using fingerlift tape to put greeting topper onto black cardstock and foam tape to stick matted topper onto the white base card.  I then used the trimmer to cut a paper ribbon from the extra black cardstock, cut that into two slightly different length pieces and again rounded the corners before using fingerlift tape to attach in a cross shape tot he front of the card.  I added a single flower from my stash to the centre of the cross where the pieces overlaped.

Unfortuantely the slight raise from using foam tape for attaching the bottom layer doesn’t show up too well in either photo.

A matching insert was put inside.

Card 3

The next two cards are made using items from the Kanban Loving Memories collection.  I’ve used a sheet from the A6 greetings panels for this card as well as cutting a panel of background cardstock.  I have also used a matt of grey coloured cardstock and an A4 sheet of white cardstock that I trimmed, scored and folded in half as a base card.  I cut away the right side of the panel along the right hand edge of the flowers.  I used foam tape to put the cut away flower panel onto the background and attached this to the grey mat using fingerlift tape.  Fingerlift tape was again used to attach the matted image to the card front.  I finished off with a peel-off greeting – Yn Meddwl Amdanoch, which is Welsh for Thinking About You.

You can just see the raised flower half panel in this photo.

Again I printed out a greeting onto 120gms paper and attached it inside as a greeting.

Card 4

For this card I again went to the Kanban collection for the topper and the foiled mat.  The base card is this time a very light grey sheet of cardstock scored and folded to make an A5 sized base card.  Fingerlift tape was used to attach the topper to the foiled background mat, as well as a piece of grey cardstock to another piece of foiled mackground.  Foam tape was used to attach these to the front of the card.

I h ope you can just see the raise of the two matted pieces on this slightly angled photo of the card.

I printed an insert to put inside this one as well.

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More cards made for this order to show you in the next few days, as well as an extra “good luck” card I’ve been asked to make.  And then it will be on to completeing some Christmas cards and a couple of challenges.

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Some Sympathy Cards

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Sep 092019
 

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A Few Sympathy Cards

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I have had an order from the boss of the company who organises our carers for an assortment of sympathy and birthday cards.  The vast majority of the cards I make are Welsh cards, but I’ve made a small number of English sympathy ones to put into a box for her to make her choices from this time as well.  So today I’ll start with two English Sympathy cards, and I’ll be back with some of the Welsh ones in a couple of days.

Card 1

This is a very simple card.  I used MS Publisher to lay out a Sympathy greeting towards the top of an area just under A5 in size.  I put a black border around the area and printed it out.  I scored an A4 sheet of hammered cardstock and folded it in half, cut out the panel I’d printed and attached it to the front of my base card with fingerlift tape.  I then took some flowers from my stash and attached them to the card front, in the form of a cross, using glue gel.

An angled view of the same card.

I had also produced a second panel with a greeting which I cut and attached inside the card.

Card 2

This is another simple card as I used die-cut, deco-large, topper from Hunkydory.  I didn’t use all the the layers but kept a small number of layers back to make another card.  I shaped the layers a little and attached them using glue gel before attaching the topper to a base card made from hammered cardstock that I used a punch to round the corners.

An angled view to try and show some of the dimension.  I added one of the English greetings from the topper sheet.

I did put in an insert that matched the topper but forgot to photograph it.

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September Calendar Page

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Sep 062019
 

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September Calendar Page

Time for my regular, monthly, post about what I’ve put on this month’s page on my mother’s calendar.

If you haven’t seen my previous calendar posts then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! July page – here! and August page – here!

I’ve gone back to using pre-printed, die-cut, toppers for this month’s page – but I made the background myself this time.

What I Did

To start this project – a few weeks ago I took a foil roasting tray that was just about big enough to put an A4 sheet of paper in and filled it with shaving foam.  I then dropped and sprayed on an assortment of ink colours, moved these about with a fork, and placed a sheet of cardstock on top.  After smoothing this down onto the coloured shaving foam I lifted it up and dabbed it with some kitchen paper to remove any foam that came up with it.  This was left to dry while more sheets of cardstock were “marble printed” using the shaving foam – adding more colour and swirling and flattening as needed.

When I was ready to do this month’s callendar page I chose one of the “marbled” sheets and trimmed off around 1cm from the width and height.  This was then attached with fingerlift tape to a sheet of black cardstock giving a border of around half a cm.

I chose 3 British wildlife toppers from a Pollyanna Pickering collection.  These were stuck to the front of the marbled layer using foam tape to give them a bit of a lift.

I then set about makeing up some flowers, choosing red and yellow stamens to pick up the flower colours in two of the toppers, and just using one fabric layer for each flower.  These embelishments were added to the panel with glue gel before attaching it to the September page of my mother’s calendar using fingerlift tape.  I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Medi.

What I Used
Photos Of The August Calendar Page

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.

Getting in closer and closer.

And finally a really close look at the floral embelishments and the marbled background.

So now I’m going to go back to making cards for my order and batch making Christmas cards, though I’m not feeling too good at the moment and have lost my voice, so I’m on an even more of a “go slow” than usual.  But I have managed to make a few things and photograph them, just need to crop the photos and write up a blog post for them next.

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Butterfly Card

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Sep 042019
 

Butterfly Birthday Card

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For the card I have got to show you today I used two things I haven’t used before.  A new butterfly stamp from Artisan Designs UK that I just got, and some explosion powders from Pretty Gets Gritty that I’ve had for a few weeks but hadn’t used previously.

What I Did

I wet a sheet of 300gsm white cardstock and sprinked a bit from four or five different pots of explosion powsers on it and watched as they moved in the water to create an interesting background.  I then left this to dry naturally overnight.

I stamped out the butterfly stamp and used the explosion powders with a water brush to colour it in.  It was then cut out and left to dry.

I took a sheet of hammered cardstock, scored it, folded it, and used a punch to round the corners.

I took the background I’d created and cut out a piece of a suitable size for my card.  I also cut out a bit of glitter card a little bigger.  Both these layers had their corners rounded.

Fingerlift tape was used to attach the glitter card to the base card.  Glue gel was used to attach the background panel to the glitter card.  I then shaped the butterfly and again used glue gel to attach this.  I finished off with a “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloff (Welsh for Happy Birthday).

Inside is an insert with the same greeting printed on it before attaching with fingerlift tape.

What I Used
The Finished Card

The front view of the card –

Angled view of card showing dimension of butterfly –

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I have started on my Christmas Cards, as well as cards for an order I’ve had, so expect a few more posts over the next couple of weeks.

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