Pretty butterfly birthday card 

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I wanted to show you the card I made for my Mum’s 70th birthday. 

  
I picked some card stock and matching pretty paper for the base.  I added a paper doily and a punched white circle in the centre, then added a die cut butterfly.  Then added extra detail with stick on pearls. 

   
 
I was very happy with how it turned out, and the birthday girl seemed to like it!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Caro x

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Adding an extra touch to a homemade envelope

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On the weekend I made a card for a friend with a matching home made envelope.   I happened to have a die cut butterfly lying around (as you do!!) – which matched perfectly. 

  
Too cute! 🙂

Thanks for reading 

Caro 

Quick and easy masculine card 

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I had to make a card for a male friend’s 40th birthday on the weekend.  And, in classic Caro style, I literally had 5 minutes to do it! 

  
Cutting card stock to 26 X 13cm makes a square card that fits Stampin’ Up! Square envelopes, and a 12.5 X 12.5 cm bit of paper made the card rest of the card.  Happy Birthday was stamped with the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, and punched with the word window and modern label punches.  The card stock was Island Indigo. 

Go to woah in 5 minutes – gotta be happy with that! 

Caro

Quick and easy kids card

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As part of last weekend’s card making festivities I needed to make a card for a little boy called Oliver who is turning six. 

I had some spotty paper and some spotty stickers in my “I need to use this or else” spare paper pile 😉  Five mins later I had a personalised card for the birthday boy.  

   
  
Here’s hoping he’ll like to see his name in lights (well, spots!)

Thanks for reading. 

Caro x 

 

Butterfly soap card

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I was browsing the discount bin at the local pharmacy (drug store) the other day and found a cute butterfly soap. 

I remembered I had some butterfly paper in my card stash …

  
How cute is that?

   
   
I have a “tween” in mind who I hope will love this card.  

Thanks for reading.

Caro 

Kids love notes with scrap paper

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Not sure what to do with those left over strips of paper?

  
 What about folding them in half and using them as little hello love notes in your child’s lunch box?

I’ve started popping little hellos in my son’s lunch and he LOVES it.  I don’t do it every day, just now and again, but the hug I get at the school gate shows me how much he loved it 🙂 

Thanks for reading 

Caro x 

Cards using a gift bow board punch

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On the weekend I found a bit of time to make some cards.  I pulled out my gift bow punch and decided to make some cards using up my scrap stash.  Here is one with a plain bow:

  
Cute, but I decided it wasn’t quite pretty enough, so back to the stash for some “bling” and voila!

  
   
 
Cute quick cards that took about 5 mins each to put together.  

Thanks for reading 🙂

Caro x 

Star Wars stormtrooper gift bag 

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Today I wanted to show you something silly I made for my Star Wars obsessed brother’s birthday. Instead of wrapping his gift, I made a silly gift bag – with a stormtrooper dressed for a birthday party!

Complete with silly party hat and bow tie!

  
I made the gift boy with my new We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 punch board.  Stampin’ Up! also has a similar bow punch board.  

There’s something about the idea of a scary stormtrooper with a silly bow tie that really appealed to me!

And him – he loved it!!!

Thanks for reading. 

Caro 

Star Wars 30th birthday card

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I am spending a rainy Saturday afternoon making some cards – and I thought I’d show you one I made for my brother, who is turning 30 this week.  

He is a huge Star Wars fan, and also a bit of a maths geek, so I went with a Roman numerals idea –  XXX is 30 in Roman numerals, so I thought I’d make the Xs out of light sabres!

  
I used Stampin’ Up! punches.  The handles of the light sabres are made from the jewelry tag punch. The blades are from the word window punch. 

The Death Star image is one I used on a Yoda birthday card a few months ago. I’ve uploaded the image to Dropbox for anyone who’d like to use it (the link is in the previous Yoda post). 

I made the inside a pop-up card:

  
The good folks at Flaming Text have a Star Wars text generator, which I used to make the image. You can use the image for free as long as you keep on their watermark (which is there in my card, I promise, just hard to see in the photo!)

I hope he likes his card! 

Thanks for reading. 

Caro 

Card gift set (made from upcycled salad container)

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Today I want to show you an idea I had for making a gift boxed set of cards using a plastic container that some salad leaves came in.   

  

When I was getting my rocket leaves out of the fridge a few days ago, I thought that the container would be just right to hold some square cards. 

  

I thought while I was in the upcycling/recycling mood, I should also use up some of my spare paper stash.  So I grabbed some old Bravo Burgundy (Stampin’ Up!) card stock and matching designer series paper, some punches and a pile of paper doilies I had in my “random craft stuff” box, and here’s what I came up with:

  

It was a layering job of DSP and card stock. I used my 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch and the 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 inch circle punches.   The “For You” sentiment is from the Chalk Talk stamp set.  

   
   

I then decorated the plastic container to match the cards. 

   
  

 A quick tag using the scallop tag topper punch, some matching ribbon and voila!  

   

I made this for someone very special to me who is forever sending cards to other people, so hopefully she enjoyed receiving some cards of her own.  

Thanks for reading. 

Caro x