Monday, January 5, 2015

Card Day

Today was cold and I thought I'm no going out so I decided to browse pinterest for masculine birthday cards.  I need 3 cards.  2 adults and in child.  The child is easy, its the adults that I have a problem with. While looking thru the different cards I found anniversary and a birthday card that I really liked.  Did I say that I needed to anniversary cards?  Yes  I needed 2 of those also. So needed to say I decided that I wanted to do the anniversaries now and also the one birthday card.  I will post them and then tell you How and what I did to make them.  I wish I could remember who made them first so I could give them credit, but of course I didn't write the names down.  But Ladies whom ever you were Thank You.  I enjoyed making them.

Here is the first one.

First off for this card its not a typical A2 size or even a 5x7.  The squares are 1.25x1.25 and I cut 9 of them. I used 9 different cuddlebug embossing  folders.  Then I went back into design space and looked for an oval for my sentiment. I did it different because I wanted to be able to open it up and say Dan & Aimee.  The picture below will show it opened.  I also in CDP added the text and wrote the sentiment with pen from American Crafts called Slick Writer.  These work perfectly in my Explore.  The Heart was also sized in CDS and I used a heart embossing folder and the shadow and popped it up for demention.

  When I took the picture I hadn't put the names in yet. but it will say Dan & Aimee. I also used a MS punch called Lace Doily.  I thought it would look good.   The ribbon I had from my stash.

 This is the inside of the card which now is not blank. I used the MS punch again and the ribbon.

 Here is the name of the pen that I used in my explore to write the sentiment.  This was the first time that I ever tried this and I loved it. Below are more pictures of the pen.

Next is the next anniversary card that I made.  Idea from pinterest also.  First I googled to find out what colors are for being married for 40 years. The color is Ruby Red.   I used red for my card base and for the 40 years. I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder called Francesca Lace. I have quite a few Anna Griffin embossing folders and they are really pretty. I hope to use more of my folders this year, or that is my goal anyway.

 The sentiment is from Anna Griffin from the Garden Window card Kit and so is the saying for the inside of the card.
 The fabric flower that I used was from some embelishments that I had gotten at Tuesday Morning.


My next card is a birthday card that I made for my SIL and I found this on pinterest also.

So as you can see I still have to look thru pinterest for my masculine birthday cards, but at least these three are done and finished and I can mail them out tomorrow.  Thanks for looking and have a great week and get some crafting relaxing time whenever possible.


  1. Great cards Vickie. I love the dimensions of all of them with the popups, ribbon, etc. You have been very busy!

  2. OMGosh Vickie, these cards are fabulous!!! The anniversary cards are so elegant looking, great way to put those embossing folders to use too. Love them! I also love the birthday card, great idea with the presents. Pinterest is such a great place to go for inspiration isn't it?! You rock lady!! Hugs, Brenda