Heart Of Cards

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Storm's Fathers Day Card 2016

With this card, Storm did a laptop shaped card. I printed a laptop & mounted it onto white card stock then cut it out. The frame was coloured in red & the keyboard in multi colours. On the screen Storm decided to put icons on it as it is on her fathers computer.....all of the icons were drawn by herself. Below the icons she wrote Happy Fathers Day in bubble writing & coloured it in colourful. On the keyboard she wrote we love you xxxxxxxxx

Her father was very happy with it & really appreciates it

Fathers Day 2016

My loving husband & father to our 4 kids is very computer technically minded, he basically lives on computers playing games, building computers etc etc.

So, this year we decided to do a card on a laptop theme. I printed a picture of a laptop, mounted it onto card stock then cut it to shape. The frame & keyboard was coloured with colour pens. I then added Happy Fathers Day with silver sticky letters & put a heart gem in the lower left of the screen.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Exploding Box

My daughter needed a birthday card for her best friends birthday & decided to tell me on Saturday & her friends birthday was the following day. I was lost for ideas as her friend is a girl at home yet a tom boy when she's playing in the park etc etc.
The solution I found was taking apart an old Peanut Truffles box & lid the creating my own boxing using that same design.

I had created a exploding box & lid out of some light blue card I had. I then cut 5 pieces of silver mirri card  measuring 8cm x 8cm to adhere onto each panel of the box. I have some nice best friends paper which I cut 5 different designs measuring 7.5cm x 7.5cm and adhered these to the silver mirri card. 
These were then adhered to the box base.

My daughter then wanted to make the outside of the box look sparkly so she stencilled each side of the box saying "Happy 11th Birthday Jasmine", and glittered each side a different colour.

She punched out some butterflies from white card stock & glittered each butterfly matching to the word on each outside panel of the box.

For the lid cover she chose a floral design and added a gem to each flower centre.

\the box was then filled with a variety of sweets, neatly tied closed with a ribbon and a Happy birthday tag.

Monday, May 16, 2016

90th Birthday Card

The lady I am currently employed with who is quadriplegic asked me to make her a special card for her sisters 90th Birthday for end of May.

I got down to finally doing it on the weekend. With the favourite "All occasions" embossing folder from Papercraft essentials issue 122.

Here I used a plain white card base that I bought from Poundland. 10 cards & envelopes for £1, what a bargain & it seems to be a good quality card & envelope to use.

I embossed the card with the folder which was the perfect size so didn't have to trim the card down at all. 
Then I punched out 2 butterflies from light purple paper, glittered the edges & adhered them to the card base with sticky foam. I added a gem to each butterfly for added sparkle as thought they looked rather plain in the middle.
 I created a label with silver card stock using my big shot, made a white greeting label to go onto the silver label, glittered the number 90 in silver glitter then added a gem on each corner.
To finish the card base I added a purple with silver edging ribbon to the left hand side of the card base & finished this off with a matching bow.

As I don't personally know the lady I am making the card for, I asked my client to choose a verse for the inside of the card. It was a very short verse but has a lot of meaning to it:
Life is like a mirror: Smile at it and it will smile back at you.

I printed this verse landscape on white printer paper & adhered it to the inside of the card using glue tape.

My client was very happy & pleased with it as she said you don't get cards like this anywhere.
I simply LOVE this embossing folder as it is so versatile

Monday, April 25, 2016

Baby Girl card

A friend wanted a baby card with a bit of green, pink & blue but wasn't sure of the sex until today. What a mad rush it was trying to get a card for a baby as I don't do baby cards often & she wanted it by the following morning. It was late in the afternoon, the daylight was going & I was battling to cut straight etc.

Here I did a 13cm lime green card base. I took pink stripey paper & mounted it onto a lime green card measuring 4.5 x 13cm and adhered it on the left hand side of the card base, leaving a 2mm border on the left hand side.

I mounted the pram topper onto light blue then lime green & light blue card.This was mounted onto the card front with a 2cm border on the left.

I glittered baby girl on the right of the card front, added punched out baby bottles & prams and added these along with the socks to the pink stripey paper.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of green checked 12cm x 12cm paper & mounted this to the inside of the card. I cut a lime green card measuring 5.5cm x 13cm & border punched along both sides. I then mounted the letters b a b y with foam pads & drew wooden pegs to "hang" the letters with.

I showed my friend the card & she was extremely pleased with it, said it was unusual & guaranteed the recipient won't get any 2 cards alike.

All occasions embossing folder

My sister in law has devoted a lot of her time to help care for my dad at home before he goes into a frail care home. As I am thousands of miles away, I am unable to thank her personally so made her this card to show her appreciation & devotion.

I have embossed a 15cm x 15cm pearlescent card with the all occasions embossing folder & mounted this onto a 16cm x 16cm white card base.
I added small gems, glittered the "stitching", added 2 butterflies using the dimensions butterfly punch & die cut a label that says thank you.

The inside of the card I typed out a little poem on white paper that measures 8cm x 8cm & mounted this onto pearlescent 8.5cm x 8.5cm card that says:

"I wish I said it every time
you do the things you do.
You always lend a helping hand,
and I'm filled with gratitude.
You are strong & generous
for each & every one of us.
I am eternally grateful,
I cannot say thanks enough.".

I embossed a matching envelope & hope it gets to her safely in sunny South Africa!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Just To Say

With this card I did the same effect but with a different embossing folder. I glittered the butterfly wings & added a gem to each flower as well as made a matching envelope

Friday, April 1, 2016

With Love.....

A colleague at work asked if I still make cards to wish I replied of cos yes. She mentioned she needs to buy a condolence/thoughtful card but didn't have the time as she was busy with her studies. I came up with the idea of these cards simply as a thoughtful card, leaving the inside blank for my colleague to write her own message in it.

I embossed a 15 cm x 15 cm white card using the All Occasion Embossing folder from Papercraft Essentials issue 122, heat embossed it with a sparkle embossing powder, put a ribbon around the inside spine of the card, added punched out butterflies, glittered the wings & added a gem to each butterfly.

I cut out a silver frame, added a white frame topper to that, stamped a With Love sentiment & glittered it.
I made the matching envelope using the same All Occasions Embossing folder with a white frame to write the receivers address on it if she was to post it to the recipient.   



Monday, September 17, 2012

I made this card for the daily challenge on fb in the Craftymess group (blue, silver & white) but due to technical difficulties with my camera I never made it in time to enter the challenge. I had fun making it anyway & it surprises me how something can come into your head at the spur of the moment.

I created a base card using pearlescent card then cut blue glitter card label 1 (the biggest), silver mirri card & blue glitter card again. I layered all of these onto the base card, added a sentiment & a bell in each corner. I had a few problems with the silver mirri card staying on the blue glitter card but after trying many different glues & foam pads, it eventually decided to stick...hopefully it stays stuck lol.

Diamond Fold Card

After looking on some sites last night, I decided to try my first ever diamond fold card. I must admit the fold is very easy once you get the hang of it.
I then cut some Butterfly Garden paper by Wild Rose Studio (free from Quick Cards Magazine) & put this onto some gold mirri card. This was then mounted onto the card base. I added a blueish/purple butterfly on each end of the card & Ultra fine glittered the sentiment.

This is a card my daughter Storm made her gran for her 73rd birthday next week. As gran loves her tea, she thought a tea pot card would be ideal.
She took some white card stock & cut out a template of a teapot, covered the card with some cupcake paper designed by Cardmaking & Papercraft & glittered the wording in ultra fine glitter.
I am certain gran will love it & ask why is it not a real teapot :-)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Cracker

I thought this would be different to do compared to the normal easter eggs, biscuits etc etc.
I basically used a template of a christmas cracker, and cut out the design onto card stock. I inserted the snapper in the cracker then wrapped some strippy wrapping paper around it. I added some small various chocolate eggs inside along with various other sweets. I tied some ribbon around each end of the cracker & added a topper of a chick to the cracker.

I would like to enter this into Emma's Crafty Challenge which this months theme is stripes.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Engagement Card 3

With this card I made a gate fold base card using maroon colour card.  I mounted some patterned paper onto maroon card then green card & these were then mounted onto either side of the gate fold card.
The greeting/poem on the inside of the card was first mounted onto green card leaving a narrow border then mounted inside the base card. Again, a very unusual clour.

Engagement Card 2

After doing todays challenge card, I decided to make another 2 more cards. Quite unusual for me as I normally only get 1 done at night when the children are in bed.

With this card I made a base card in a maroon colour. I then took some brown card & punched a border on either side. On this I mounted some patterned paper of birds, vines & hearts. To complete the card I added some maroon ribbon & 3 paper hearts. I think this is very different to many engagement cards - especially the colours as they are unusual

Engagement Card

After hearing what todays challenge was on Ditzy-Craftymess (Facebook), I just had to enter this into the competition.

Here I made a 14.5x14.5cm base card. i printed a piece of gold congratulations paper as backing paper & mounted it onto gold mirri card. I then cut another piece of gold mirri card & embossed it with a hearts embossing folder using my bigshot. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the left hand side, tied a bow on the front, then fixed the panel to the left hand side of the base card.
I cut out champagne topper, mounted this onto gold mirri card & positioned this  on the right of the base card over lapping the embossed gold mirri card. Finally, I printed wedding rings & mounted this on the base card next to the champagne glasses. The end result is fab although I feel there was alot more I could have added but ran out of time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Butterfly label birthday card

The base card measures 4.5x4.5 inch. I used the nestabilities label 1 die, cut the biggest from holographic card, the nest same colour as the base card, the next a light green card. I then tied a narrow piece of ribbon around the middle & mounted these onto the base card. The sentiment I heat embossed on a small label & mounted this onto the card. I punched out 4 butterflies of different colours & edged them in fine glitter. In the corners of each label I mounted little flowers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thank you teacher

It really gets to my head when your children give you a few days notice saying mum, I've got x amount of teachers you need to make cards for & x amount are male teachers. At this stage, it was doing my head in as making cards for men is not so easy.

Here, I took a DL card used it landscape. I layered it with some shiny holographic card  leaving a slight border around it. I then used my cricut to cut out the THANK YOU teacher & mounted these onto the holographic card. At quick thinking, this card took me no more than half an hour to do. Job done & satisfied :-)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Crafty Leonie: Thank you button card

Crafty Leonie: Thank you button card

Thank you button card

I had found it very difficult trying to make a Thank you card for a male teacher in September last year when my son had finished year 6.
Here, I used a tall card at landscape. I cut 3 squares from holographic card & centred them across the card but slightly overlapping each other. I then took some off-cuts I had & put these onto the holographic squares. To complete the squares I thought it would be rather unusual to see buttons on cards, so that's what I did. In both bottom corners of the card I cut holographic card at an angle to make corners. To complete the card, I used bubble letters that spells thank you.

7 things about me..................
I hate shopping with people that take 3 hours to buy a few items of food
I have 4 lovely children (3 boys & 1 girl)
I love cardmaking & been doing it for about 3 years now
I love winter in the UK hehe
Friendly sociable person
Part time employment (Health Assistant NVQ2)