I am in the process of making a variety of different cards, so this is another Happy Birthday one that I have finished.
This is a 7 x 7 card. Dies used: Chrysanthemum by Sue Wilson, Happy Birthday die was a free gift from one of my magazines. I also used the Dotty Clouds embossing folder, which is really nice as it is not heavily embossed.
I used Silver Mirri card first, then the layer with the Dotty Clouds embossing, I then cut out 3 smaller squares in Silver and White and mounted the Happy Birthday die onto the last piece of card.
I die cut the Chrysanthemum die and used two of the sizes available to create the flower, Imade the centres of the flowers with silver and yellow. In order to make the most of these flowers, I would really have to make a box to put the card in as when it goes into an envelope it 'squashes' the petals, which is a shame as it is really pretty.
I also put pearls at each of the corners of the card.
I think these were the very first cards I made on my journey back to card making.
The cards were all 10.5 x 15cm and I layered them first with a coloured piece of card and then used various dies on the front. I may mention some dies which do not show on the cards, but I had made quite a few Easter cards.
Dies used: Springtime Floral Egg - Memory Box, Happy Easter Egg - Memory Box, I used both the Anya and Catarina Faberge Eggs with the Decorative Stand. I didn't really use a lot of embellishment on these cards, only a couple of flowers a piece of ribbon, some glitter and really not much more.
I hope that you like these little cards.
Christina says ...
Very pretty and I like the soft pastels that you have chosen
This is the first time I have ever made a Sympathy card, and I don't think it is one that anyone would ever get used to making.
I was asked to make a few of these as the lady said to me, 'I never know when I will need one, so I better have a few just in case', each to their own I suppose, but it is not cards I would like to have a few of.
Anyway, for this card I used Noble Dies - Double Pierced Rectangles - Set B, by Sue Wilson and a very pretty flower by Die-namics (from My Favourite Things)
I started off by using a 7 x 7 white card and then layered it with black and cream card, I tied a white ribbon round the bottom of the card and used the Pierced Rectangles (6th & 7th smallest dies) to produce the frames in cream and black. I used the insert from the 5th die to die cut a black cut out to which I attached the flower, cut in cream and green.
I cut out a smaller frame and printed off 'With Deepest Sympathy' and attached that to the back of the frame. (This is something I am going to have to work on though)
The verse inside the card reads: 'Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer'.
Another 2 baby cards, I have just realised I have only done baby cards for girls, I will need to fix that. lol
The first card, I layered with pink, white and a pink and white chequered card. I then used the New Arrival - Stuffed Animals dies from Sue Wilson, I used a Pink Glitter pen to colour in the little bits on each of the animals.
I attached them to the pink & white chequered card, I then attached 3 pearls to each side. I then used the Signature Collection by Sara Davies, Little Angel, Baby Accessories. I used the Rattle, Dummy and Baby Bottle and again used the Pink Glitter pen to colour in some little bits on each of them.
I finished off the card with a little white ribbon and another couple of pearls.
The next card I layered with yellow card and yellow chequered card, I used a stitched border for the pink card.
The dies that were used were New Arrival - Stork and Baby by Sue Wilson.
I hope you like both of these cards, but comments are always welcome.
Thanks Jen x
Christina says ...
How sweet are both of these cards Jen ... really really pretty and sure to delight the recipient
This was a card I made for my Mum's friend of 50 years, she had a 'stint' in hospital, thankfully she is back home again where she should be and feeling much better.
Anyway, this was a 7 x 7 white card, which I then layered with a piece of white card, embossed with Clouds. I used the Get Well Soon die from Die'sire - Crafters Companion.
I then attached a little butterfly on the left hand side of the card, 3 pearls on each side. I also used the Chrysanthemum die from Sue Wilson, which is an absolutely beautiful die, however, if you want to 'fix' the petals properly you will have to use a box to put your card in, because as soon as you put it into the envelope the petals are 'squashed'.
Apologies, I had forgotten about the box. I used the Top Score multiboard by Crafters Companion to create my box.
I used Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches - Chrysanthemum. I die cut them from Vellum, I put some Glossy Accents over the petals and then I attached a bow to reflect her age.
These cards were made using the same Happy Birthday die, which I got from one of my magazines.
It is a really useful die, as you can use it as a complete die or cut it up and use the other parts in different parts of the card. Both of these cards show that.
I hope that I have got them the right way round when explaining them.
The first card, I die cut the side of the card with a ribbon die (one of the many that I have), once I had done this I put another piece of pink card inside the white card, (prior to securing the pink to white, I attached a piece of pink ribbon) so that the inside was pink.
I then cut out 3 separate pieces of card in pink, yellow and white and layered them up. I die cut the Happy Birthday in pink and put yellow behind the roses on the die cut. I then attached a couple of roses and leafs and a couple of other flowers.
I only used a small amount of glitter on the card.
The other card, I die cut a circle in the centre of the card then I embossed the card. I then used a piece of dark pink and used part of the die, Happy Birthday and glued it onto the pink card.
Once this was done, I put the embossed piece of card over the top of the Happy Birthday and secured it with sticky fixers.
To finish off the card, I used the other parts of the die that I had cut off, the Roses, leafs and little bird.
It just shows how we can use dies in different ways and that we don't have to use them exactly as they are given to us.