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Popping Up And Out – Extra Special Cards For Landmark Birthdays

Some of these pictures have been in the galleries for a while now but haven’t featured in a post so you may not have spotted them and some are new to the galleries. Interctive, Pop Up and Accordion cards are often a popular choice for people wanting something a bit different for a special birthday. These can be qite invloved to make and use lots of different dies. If you want to know which ones have been used for each card, just click on the individual images and all will be revealed. There are more photographs from different angles and close-ups in the Ladies ages and Ladies Extra Special galleries.

  • Large Pop Up Make up themed 16th Bithday Card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - 662228 Script Alphanumeric Alphabet by Tim Holtz, Sizzix Thinlits Celebration Words: Script set 660223, Quickutz Cookie cutters SGS-09-FLIRT set. Quickutz 2X2" metal dies - Make Up - KS-0405, Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set - Glam Girl Set-655314, Ellison thin cut eye make up die,Nesting rectangle dies, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box number dies, Quickutz Dog die [KS-0539]. and Sizzix-Bottles glass and Corks-Die-38-1059 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Make up themed 16th Bithday Card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - 662228 Script Alphanumeric Alphabet by Tim Holtz, Sizzix Thinlits Celebration Words: Script set 660223, Quickutz Cookie cutters SGS-09-FLIRT set. Quickutz 2X2" metal dies - Make Up - KS-0405, Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set - Glam Girl Set-655314, Ellison thin cut eye make up die,Nesting rectangle dies, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box number dies, Quickutz Dog die [KS-0539]. and Sizzix-Bottles glass and Corks-Die-38-1059 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop up Box Horse themed 50th Birthay card made using various dies including; Quickutz Wildflower die set for large flowers with Cheery Lynn Designs - DIE - Build-a-Flower Embellishments # 3 die for flower stamens, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Dies - Spring Foilage for branches and small flowers, Quickutz exclusive Remi the Horse revolution die for the horse and saddle, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Script dies for name, Sizzix originals Shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 (D211) dies and Britannia dies Daughter sentiment die. Sizzix Sizzlits, Dies Wester Set 38-9847 for horse shoes and Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop up Box Horse themed 50th Birthay card made using various dies including; Quickutz Wildflower die set for large flowers with Cheery Lynn Designs - DIE - Build-a-Flower Embellishments # 3 die for flower stamens, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Dies - Spring Foilage for branches and small flowers, Quickutz exclusive Remi the Horse revolution die for the horse and saddle, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Script dies for name, Sizzix originals Shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 (D211) dies and Britannia dies Daughter sentiment die. Sizzix Sizzlits, Dies Wester Set 38-9847 for horse shoes and Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Dream Catcher Panorama Card made using a variety of dies including; Todo collection feather dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies-Feathers, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet 654546 Girls are weird dies, Nesting Circles dies, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies - Straight Dotted Rectangle dies, Tattered Lace Doily Flourish die, Hardwick Scallop Circle (D358) die, Tattered Lace Panorama Large Inner Plates (PAN02) and Tattered Lace Panorama Large Concertina Side (PAN03) - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Dream Catcher Panorama Card made using a variety of dies including; Todo collection feather dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies-Feathers, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet 654546 Girls are weird dies, Nesting Circles dies, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies - Straight Dotted Rectangle dies, Tattered Lace Doily Flourish die, Hardwick Scallop Circle (D358) die, Tattered Lace Panorama Large Inner Plates (PAN02) and Tattered Lace Panorama Large Concertina Side (PAN03) - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Shoes & Bags themed 21st Birthday card made from 8"x8" card blank. Numerous dies used including; Sizzix Framelits Stars/ Primitive Die Set, Sizzix sizzlits 'Girls Are Weird' alphabet dies, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers, Sizzix sizzlits small purses and shoes set and shoes set, Ellison window cuts handbag, Cheery Lynn Baby's breath flower set, MCS sprig dies (from The Works) and Sentiment die cut using 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Shoes & Bags themed 21st Birthday card made from 8"x8" card blank. Numerous dies used including; Sizzix Framelits Stars/ Primitive Die Set, Sizzix sizzlits 'Girls Are Weird' alphabet dies, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers, Sizzix sizzlits small purses and shoes set and shoes set, Ellison window cuts handbag, Cheery Lynn Baby's breath flower set, MCS sprig dies (from The Works) and Sentiment die cut using 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Accordion flip 21st Birthday card made using Sizzix Bigz accordion flip 3d die, frames cut with Tattered Lace Chatsworth square die, Lettering cut with Quickutz Mary Jane cookie cutter alphabet dies. Make up items cut using various dies icluding Quickutz cookie cutters from the 'Flirt' set, Ellison thin cut eye make up die, Sizzix sizzlits Glam girl set, Quickuts 2 x 2 Eye Make up and lipstick dies. Sentiments cut using Tattered lace sentiment dies and Britannia sentiment dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Accordion flip 21st Birthday card made using Sizzix Bigz accordion flip 3d die, frames cut with Tattered Lace Chatsworth square die, Lettering cut with Quickutz Mary Jane cookie cutter alphabet dies. Make up items cut using various dies icluding Quickutz cookie cutters from the 'Flirt' set, Ellison thin cut eye make up die, Sizzix sizzlits Glam girl set, Quickuts 2 x 2 Eye Make up and lipstick dies. Sentiments cut using Tattered lace sentiment dies and Britannia sentiment dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Las Vegas Themed Pop Up 40th Birthday card made using numerous dies including; Sizzix originals Shadow Box Alphabet, punctation and number dies, Sizzix sizzlits Marie Cole Design Game Set for poker chips, Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Lucky Bowling, Memory Box Alphabet Soup Capitals die (for Las Vegas), Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197 (for welcome mounted onto circles cut with small circle die) Britannia dies alphabet (for to fabulous), Die-Versions MARKER MICRO Font Die (for Nevada), Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Rock 'n Roll Sundae set for dice and cherries and nesting diamond dies. Playing cards are from a mini set of cards I had in Christmas cracker and finally, the aeroplane was cut using the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Las Vegas Themed Pop Up 40th Birthday card made using numerous dies including; Sizzix originals Shadow Box Alphabet, punctation and number dies, Sizzix sizzlits Marie Cole Design Game Set for poker chips, Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Lucky Bowling, Memory Box Alphabet Soup Capitals die (for Las Vegas), Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197 (for welcome mounted onto circles cut with small circle die) Britannia dies alphabet (for to fabulous), Die-Versions MARKER MICRO Font Die (for Nevada), Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Rock 'n Roll Sundae set for dice and cherries and nesting diamond dies. Playing cards are from a mini set of cards I had in Christmas cracker and finally, the aeroplane was cut using the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Large Cards To Put Special People In A Spin On Their Birthday.

Fab fun cards for special ladies and men. The central element of these cards is suspended with nylon thread sandwiched between the mats and layers, allowing it to spin when the card is opened. The backgrounds for both of these cards was created by inking through stencils with distress inks, simple, quick and really effective. The cenrtal feature is stamped on one card and die cut on the other. For details of stamps, dies etc used to make these cards, just click on the individual pictures.

  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Setting The Scene For Christmas

Scenic Christmas cards are always a popular choice and here is my version for this year. Because they were for special people, they are large cards made using 8″ x 8″ bracket card blanks. I used a variety of dies to create these, for more details, click on the actual images. I made 2 versions, one is flat so less likely to be damaged in the post and the other has a lovely 3D bow for those being hand delivered.

  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Memory Box Gross grain ribbon dies and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Memory Box Gross grain ribbon dies and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197, Quickutz/Life style cookie cutter banner die and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197, Quickutz/Life style cookie cutter banner die and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch Card Making For Christmas

Well, after a few years of good intentions ending up going to wall because of other committments, I actually managed to make all my Christmas cards for this year. So, I thought I’d share my makes with you and the materials I used to make them. The secret, I quickly realised, is to keep things simple. I also discovered how fab and quick stencils and stamps can be, especially if you have a stamp press ( I used the Tim Holtz one, though not perfect when combining different brands of stamps, it was accurate and fast). I made the mistake of die cutting sentiments on some of them, but next year, I have resolved to use just stamps, stencils and punches. It becomes a bit brain numbing cutting the same sentiment/card front out 50 plus times. It’s worth considering whether or not you will be posting or hand delivering your cards when choosing your design elements if you want to avoid the extra cost of large letter postage. I enjoyed getting the chance to use previously unused items from my stash and gained the knowledge and experience to do some savvy shopping for next years batches. An added bonus to hand made cards meant that my inserts were all printed and so saved me handwriting over a hundred cards, Happy Christmas.

Design 1

6 x 6 cards made using ‘That Special Touch’ snowflake mask, Various shades of blue distress inks, Xcut snow flake punch, Silver stars table confetti and sentiments cut using Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK – Holiday Words 2: Script by Tim Holtz 660977

Batch making Christmas cards made using That Special Touch snowflake mask, Various shades of blue distress inks, Xcut snow flake punch, Silver stars table confetti and sentiments cut using Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 16PK - Holiday Words 2: Script by Tim Holtz 660977 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Design 2

6×6 cards made using Stamps Away Patchwork Template set One, Memory Box – A6 Stencil – Script Merry and various dies to embellish including Tattered Lace Let It Snow (D447), Tattered Lace Leaping Reindeer die, Ultimate Carfts Snowball die, and snow flakes from Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit (for cards going in the post). I embellished some cards with Christmas tree ornaments (for hand delivering). All cards coloured by inking through the two stencils at the same time with various shades of blue distress inks.

Batch making Christmas cards, made using Stamps Away Patchwork Template set One, Memory Box - A6 Stencil - Script Merry and various dies to embellish including Tattered Lace Let It Snow (D447), Tattered Lace Leaping Reindeer die, Ultimate Carfts Snowball die, and snow flakes from Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit. Some cards embellished with Christmas tree ornaments. All cards coloured by inking through stencils with various shades of blue distress inks - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch making Christmas cards, made using Stamps Away Patchwork Template set One, Memory Box - A6 Stencil - Script Merry and various dies to embellish including Tattered Lace Let It Snow (D447), Tattered Lace Leaping Reindeer die, Ultimate Carfts Snowball die, and snow flakes from Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit. Some cards embellished with Christmas tree ornaments. All cards coloured by inking through stencils with various shades of blue distress inks - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Designs 3 & 4

6 x 6 cards made using ‘John Next Door’ Round media plate, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Various shades of Blue distress inks, a variety of christmas stamps, most were free gifts with craft magazines and the addition of silver stars table confetti and snowflakes cut using Hunkydory snowflake dies from the Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit (Note: I did find it more successful to stamp the snowflakes onto the card rather than the media plate).

Batch making stamped Christmas cards made using John Next Door Round media plate, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Various shades of Blue distress inks, a variety of christmas stamps, most were free gifts with craft magazines and the addition of silver stars table confetti and snowflakes cut using Hunkydory snowflake dies from the Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Batch making stamped Christmas cards made using John Next Door Round media plate, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Various shades of Blue distress inks, a variety of christmas stamps, most were free gifts with craft magazines and the addition of silver stars table confetti and snowflakes cut using Hunkydory snowflake dies from the Hunkydory Christmas boxed kit - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Design 5

A6 cards made using Sizzix Thinlits 9 Die Set – Christmas Phrase Cards 659973. for the accent words, I used flat self adhesive foils for the cards I intended to post and glittered self adhesive foam for those I was hand delivering.

Batch Making Christmas Cards, cards made using Sizzix Thinlits 9 Die Set - Christmas Phrase Cards 659973 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

‘Nailed It !’ An Extra Special Card To Mark The Opening Of A New Nails & Beauty Salon

This, like so many of my creations, was a commission to create an extra special card to mark the opening of a new nails and beauty salon. I always love a challenge, and, after much experimenting, I came up with the idea of a 3D replica of a scene from the salon. Armed with photos from the salon taken by the recipient’s mum, I set about creating the various elements of the scene. I love the finish achieved by die cutting as opposed to hand cutting and used lots of different dies in unusual ways to create the various elements. For the more difficult items, I used print outs of the photos (for the wall art, scene into nail room and items on the mantlepiece), everything else was die cut from card including picture rails, fireplace, skirting board etc. The base card was made Shadow made using the Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E cut twice for the fronts and carefully partially cut twice to create the double width centre section. I used plain brown card which I inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual die cut bricks to add realism and extra dimension. This was definitely a labour of love and took hours of experimentation to achieve the final result. I have added lots of full sized pictures so you can get the full effect and the first 4 pictures show the card alongside photographs from the actual salon. This was great fun to make, hope you enjoy the pictures.

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Shadow Box Window Card replicating actual views of the salon made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E plus numerous other dies but snipped and changed so much that it's to lengthy to give full details. The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown. The Brick effect was achieved using the Marianne Design Bricks Embossing Folder & Die set. I inked the embossing folder to achieve the darker colour for the mortar and die cut and inked individual bricks to add realism and extra dimension - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

On The Right Train – For Another Special Birthday

This card was made as the recipients ‘gift’ which was to tell him he’d been booked on to the Orient Express bound for Venice. I have seen these double slider cards on Pinterest and Youtube but not made one until now. I figured the shape of the card lent itself perfectly to creating a replica of the Orient Express train, complete with pictures of the recipient and his wife in the windows of the train. A novel way of celebrating a special birthday that could easily be adapted for all kinds of card giving occasions. I have posted a video of the card in action on my Facebook page (click here to view). For full sized pictures and detail of dies used (although not needed for the base card), just click on the pictures below.

  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Orient Express Double slider card made using various dies including;, Quickutz and Tattered Lace nesting squares dies for windos, Tattered Lace Sentiments dies, Britannia dies numbers, Spellbinders Sapphire alphabet 1, Tattered lace Eltham ovals set, smallest die for train logo, All occasions motorbike die for train wheels and Jus-cutz label die for train sign. Card stands made using the stand die included in the Tonic Shadow Box Creation set, cut x 2 from extra thick card(2x 300gsm stuck together) then glued together to make each stand. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

A Card With A View For A Special Birthday

With some careful measuring and some creative cutting I managed to make a double sized shadow box card using the Tonic Shadow Box Creation Set. I Then added 2 standard sized Shadow boxes to create the effect of an opening window. Having done this, I might have a go at using acetate in another card so the window effect will be more realistic. I love creating different shaped/sized cards, especially when I’m asked to create an extra special card. This is definitely one I will be doing again. A word of warning however, unless you have a Big Shot Pro, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to recreate this without joining 2 pieces of card as I made the large centre section from a piece of A3 card stock. As far as I know, the big shot pro is only machine that can accomodate that size.

  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed Shadow Box Window Card made using a number of dies including; Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E, Tattered Lace sentiments dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs dies, Spellbinders golf die for flag and gold ball, Memory Box Dies, Mini Golf Carts, Memory Box Golf cart, Memory Box Golf landscape die, Clouds from Xcut Build a scene All aboard die set, Grass border from Xcut English Countryside Borders die set and Tattered Lace Panorama Trees (D634), The base card is plain brown which I have inked with distress inks in various shades of brown through a wood grain effect stencil. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Four Cards, One Wedding & City Fans United – In Matrimony

Do any of my fellow crafters out there have the same problems as I do when asked to make more than one card for the same recipient on the same occasion. I recently had a commission for 4 wedding cards for the same couple who are both avid Manchester City supporters. On this occasion I was given a list of requirements for each of the cards. In some ways this made my task a little easier, given that the requests were very different. I just had to come up with 4 different card formats incorporating the requested elements. And here they are. The couple were, I’m glad to say, highly delighted.

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  • Pop up Wedding card made using a number of dies including; Spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies, Cheery lynn flowers dies, Anna griffin flourish scroll die, spellbinders lacey circles dies, Crea Nest lies no 33 dies, leabilities frame square curve die set (for small flourishes). Joy cut & emboss wedding die set, Nellies nesting stitched squares dies, Background embossed with distress ink applied to folder using embossaliscious a4 folder. die cuts inked whilst in die in matching distress ink (Broken China). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Flipping Great Card For A Flipping Great Friend

Do you, like, have dies in your stash that you’ve never used. I have quite a few. I can’t resist a bargain and so when great offers come my way, I like to indulge. As a result, I have quite a lot I’ve not use yet. So when my friend’s birthday came along, in my efforts to always try to send her something different, I used a die from my so far unused stash. I even did some stamping too. Thanks to one of my favourite new acquisitions, namely the Tim Holtz stamping platform. I used some double sided papers from my stash which then dictated the colour scheme. The main die is a flip card die from Sizzix, but I cut it out twice and reversed one to create a double flip card. For details of dies and materials used, just click on one of the images.

  • Double flip Birthday Card made using Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-It Die - Majestic Card (658702) cut twice and joined in the centre, Sizzix - Framelits Die Set - by Stephanie Barnard - 6 Pack - Labels, Majestic #2, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy, Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons Die, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies, reetings stamped using Anna Marie Special her stamp set and KaiserCraft Best Friends stamp set, Double sided card stock from 12 x 12 pad from The Works. Verse printed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double flip Birthday Card made using Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-It Die - Majestic Card (658702) cut twice and joined in the centre, Sizzix - Framelits Die Set - by Stephanie Barnard - 6 Pack - Labels, Majestic #2, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy, Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons Die, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies, reetings stamped using Anna Marie Special her stamp set and KaiserCraft Best Friends stamp set, Double sided card stock from 12 x 12 pad from The Works. Verse printed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double flip Birthday Card made using Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-It Die - Majestic Card (658702) cut twice and joined in the centre, Sizzix - Framelits Die Set - by Stephanie Barnard - 6 Pack - Labels, Majestic #2, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy, Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons Die, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies, reetings stamped using Anna Marie Special her stamp set and KaiserCraft Best Friends stamp set, Double sided card stock from 12 x 12 pad from The Works. Verse printed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double flip Birthday Card made using Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-It Die - Majestic Card (658702) cut twice and joined in the centre, Sizzix - Framelits Die Set - by Stephanie Barnard - 6 Pack - Labels, Majestic #2, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy, Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons Die, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies, reetings stamped using Anna Marie Special her stamp set and KaiserCraft Best Friends stamp set, Double sided card stock from 12 x 12 pad from The Works. Verse printed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double flip Birthday Card made using Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-It Die - Majestic Card (658702) cut twice and joined in the centre, Sizzix - Framelits Die Set - by Stephanie Barnard - 6 Pack - Labels, Majestic #2, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy, Memory Box Grosgrain Ribbons Die, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies, reetings stamped using Anna Marie Special her stamp set and KaiserCraft Best Friends stamp set, Double sided card stock from 12 x 12 pad from The Works. Verse printed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk