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Hi there, welcome to my website which is my way of sharing my crafting journey with the world. I have been a creative person for virtually all of my life, and, like many, have had a go a pretty much every form of creative craft at one time or another. Nowadays I am predominantly a paper crafter making bespoke cards for friends and family and their friends. My passion is die cutting. I am lucky to have a number of different die cutting machines and thousands of dies. I also, when the mood takes me, like to write the odd verse or two. I also share pictures of my makes on Pinterest and on my Facebook page, both of which you will find by clicking on the links.

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Cutie Fruitie – Fun With Stamps

Just sharing some fun cards I made recently using the stamps that came with issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine. I added some pun sentiments and a few emoticons for some extra fun. I stamped the images with versafine ink then clear embossed. I coloured the images with Watercolour brush markers (Hunkydory Prism) and finished off with glossy accents. The backgrounds were papers that came with the magazine which have been inked around the edges with distress ink and faux stitched with a black fine liner pen..

Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk  Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun 'punny' cards made using the stamps from issue 98 of Creative Stamping Magazine and sentiments printed on computer - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Tower Block Birthday Greetings

Like many crafters out there, I am constantly being inspired by the very talented Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Crafts. Her creativity knows no bounds. She is constantly coming up with new and innovative designs for unusual cards and she generously shares her ‘how to’ guides on her website, youtube channel , Facebook and the Craftworld website. When I saw her demonstrating the tower block card I just had to have a go. My friend requested a special birthday card to send to her auntie who was celebrating a special landmark birthday so I used Sam’s expert guidance to create this card. I used various dies to embellish the card and you can find details of which ones by clicking on any of the photographs.

8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8" x 8" Tower block card inspired by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft using various dies including Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Fruit Smoothie, Memory box Fluttering Corner die, Altenew Garden Picks dies, Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. Tattered Lace With Love sentiment die, Cheery Lynn flower dies and iCraft Happy and Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

 

Wedded Bliss – Part Three

Hopefully i saved the best till last. This is the third of three special wedding cards for the same happy couple. This last one was sent from the brides Grandma and was requested to be very special. Again I took my inspiration from the invitation, I echoed the floral wreath element in the centre sections of the card. This is a huge double shutter card measuring 42 cms wide when opened out fully. It takes a large amount of card to make one it’s all been matted and layered. I Used the same lila pearlescent card from card one to do the first layer of this and then matted the same ivory pearl card as the card base for the top layer. The various floral elements were die cut using lots of different foliage die from my stash (too many to list) and cut from different shades of green, lilac and purple pearlescent card. This was definitely a labour of love which took many hours to create but I hope you’ll agree that the end result was worth the effort. I have included details of main dies used (apart from small foliage ones) as usual and you can see this information by clicking on any of the images.

Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk  Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Extra Large double shutter Wedding card themed to match wedding invitation. Made using various dies including Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Die - basic heart MFD060, unbranded nesting stitched hearts dies. Cheery Lynn Delicate Lace script alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Wedding Words die set, Tonic Studios Romanesque Bracket Corner Die Set, Memory Box Floral Breeze die plus numerous small floral and foliage dies from lots of different die sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk dsp

Wedded Bliss – Part Two

Here is the second of 3 wedding cards made for the same couple. This time I picked out the green of the foliage featured on the invitation so that it would be different to the first card. I used ivory  and green pearlescent card and added flat back pearl gems to the flower centres. THis was made using a mixture of Tattered Lace and Spellbinders dies, for more details click on any of the images.

Large 8" square Wedding card made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace double delights adore & Kaleidoscope flower corner dies, Spellbinders floral and plain nesting ovals & scalloped and plain nesting hearts. Sentiment printed, monograms die cut using Britannia Dies alphabet dies and layered onto hearts using spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large 8" square Wedding card made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace double delights adore & Kaleidoscope flower corner dies, Spellbinders floral and plain nesting ovals & scalloped and plain nesting hearts. Sentiment printed, monograms die cut using Britannia Dies alphabet dies and layered onto hearts using spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large 8" square Wedding card made using a variety of dies including Tattered Lace double delights adore & Kaleidoscope flower corner dies, Spellbinders floral and plain nesting ovals & scalloped and plain nesting hearts. Sentiment printed, monograms die cut using Britannia Dies alphabet dies and layered onto hearts using spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk dsp

Wedded Bliss – Part One

I was asked to make 3 wedding cards all for the same couple. This is the first one, sent to the couple from one of the bride’s aunties. I had a picture of the Wedding invitation and took my inspiration for all 3 cards from That. In this first one I picked out the lilac element from the invite. Apparently the bridesmaids dresses were a lilac/grey colour with a green iridescent sheen. I just happened to have some pearl card stock that was lilac with a hint of green in the pearlescence. This looked better in the ‘flesh’ as I used pearlescent card stock for the lacey card front and added lilac diamante gems neither of which show up very well on the pictures. For details of dies used click on any of the images.

8″ square Wedding card made using included Spellbinders Gold Elements dies, Memory Box Kaleidoscope, moonlight, Pippi, Isabella, Vivienne and Darla butterflies, Bingham and Grand Heart dies. Background embossed with Darice embossing folder then heat embossed over iridescent mica powder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8″ square Wedding card made using included Spellbinders Gold Elements dies, Memory Box Kaleidoscope, moonlight, Pippi, Isabella, Vivienne and Darla butterflies, Bingham and Grand Heart dies. Background embossed with Darice embossing folder then heat embossed over iridescent mica powder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 8″ square Wedding card made using included Spellbinders Gold Elements dies, Memory Box Kaleidoscope, moonlight, Pippi, Isabella, Vivienne and Darla butterflies, Bingham and Grand Heart dies. Background embossed with Darice embossing folder then heat embossed over iridescent mica powder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk dsp

Exploding With Love For A Special Daughter’s 65th Birthday

Another special request for a special birthday. This time it was for an exploding box card, similar to one I made a while back for my sister. This time the card was to be sent from the lucky lady’s parents. Using double sided patterned cardstock really enhances the look of this style of card as you can see the design on both sides. I used the Medium Exploding Gift Box Die Set from Simply Made Crafts to create this as it saves time on measuring for all of the different elements though you could make your own version without dies. I used some of my favourite layered flower dies to decorate the internal box lids and layered number dies on the outer lid. For details of all dies used just click on any of the photographs.

  • Multiple Exploding Box card made from double sided papers using various dies including; SIMPLY MADE CRAFTS DIE SET MEDIUM EXPLODING GIFT BOX die set. Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid & Overlay Number & Suffix, Card Making Magic Christmas Rose die set, AAlt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares. Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows and Paper Boutique female relations die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Multiple Exploding Box card made from double sided papers using various dies including; SIMPLY MADE CRAFTS DIE SET MEDIUM EXPLODING GIFT BOX die set. Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid & Overlay Number & Suffix, Card Making Magic Christmas Rose die set, AAlt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares. Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows and Paper Boutique female relations die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Multiple Exploding Box card made from double sided papers using various dies including; SIMPLY MADE CRAFTS DIE SET MEDIUM EXPLODING GIFT BOX die set. Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid & Overlay Number & Suffix, Card Making Magic Christmas Rose die set, AAlt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares. Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows and Paper Boutique female relations die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Multiple Exploding Box card made from double sided papers using various dies including; SIMPLY MADE CRAFTS DIE SET MEDIUM EXPLODING GIFT BOX die set. Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid & Overlay Number & Suffix, Card Making Magic Christmas Rose die set, AAlt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares. Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows and Paper Boutique female relations die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Multiple Exploding Box card made from double sided papers using various dies including; SIMPLY MADE CRAFTS DIE SET MEDIUM EXPLODING GIFT BOX die set. Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid & Overlay Number & Suffix, Card Making Magic Christmas Rose die set, AAlt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares. Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows and Paper Boutique female relations die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Cheers Sis – Let Drink A Toast To Your 65th Birthday

A friend requested this Pop Up box birthday card for her Sister’s 65th birthday. Just the thing to chase away some of the blues of the last 18 months, with this, everything’s in the ‘pink’. For details of dies used to create this just click on any of the pictures. For instructions on how to make the card base take a look at Tutorial number 6.

Wine Themed 65th Birthday Pop Up Box card made using a variety of dies including; CARD MAKING MAGIC DIE SETS SOLID & OVERLAY NUMBER & SUFFIX, Unbranded nesting stitched stars dies, iCraft Cheers & Happy dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass, Apple blossom dies, embossing folder and stamps from Issue 161 of Simply cards & Papercraft magazine and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Wine Themed 65th Birthday Pop Up Box card made using a variety of dies including; CARD MAKING MAGIC DIE SETS SOLID & OVERLAY NUMBER & SUFFIX, Unbranded nesting stitched stars dies, iCraft Cheers & Happy dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass, Apple blossom dies, embossing folder and stamps from Issue 161 of Simply cards & Papercraft magazine and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Wine Themed 65th Birthday Pop Up Box card made using a variety of dies including; CARD MAKING MAGIC DIE SETS SOLID & OVERLAY NUMBER & SUFFIX, Unbranded nesting stitched stars dies, iCraft Cheers & Happy dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass, Apple blossom dies, embossing folder and stamps from Issue 161 of Simply cards & Papercraft magazine and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Wine Themed 65th Birthday Pop Up Box card made using a variety of dies including; CARD MAKING MAGIC DIE SETS SOLID & OVERLAY NUMBER & SUFFIX, Unbranded nesting stitched stars dies, iCraft Cheers & Happy dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass, Apple blossom dies, embossing folder and stamps from Issue 161 of Simply cards & Papercraft magazine and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Wine Themed 65th Birthday Pop Up Box card made using a variety of dies including; CARD MAKING MAGIC DIE SETS SOLID & OVERLAY NUMBER & SUFFIX, Unbranded nesting stitched stars dies, iCraft Cheers & Happy dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass, Apple blossom dies, embossing folder and stamps from Issue 161 of Simply cards & Papercraft magazine and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die – Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

6 Green Bottles Sitting In A Crate – The Ladies’ Edit

I was asked to recreate one of my wine themed Pop Up Box Cards only this time for a lady celebrating a milestone birthday of 70 years. Out came some of my favourite layered flower dies to add pretty floral elements to the card and using silver mirror card for the sentiments and numbers brightened up the look too. All in all I was pretty happy with the end result. I had been worried it wouldn’t look very feminine but in the end it did and the pink blooms looked really pretty with the greens of the leaves and bottles.

  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up 70th birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders shapeabilities dies Etched Alphabet for numbers, Rose flurries dies Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Similar But Different – Side Step Birthday Cards For Special Friends

I was asked to make 2 cards for special friends, it can be tricky sometimes, making more than one card to end up with different designs but so that neither looks bigger or better than the other. In this case I chose the same card fold for both cards and changed up the colour schemes, patterned papers and dies used for each one. For details on the dies used for each ard just click on the relevant pictures.

Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Spellbinders Die Succulent and Mum Flower with Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy (CED1458) used for flower centres, Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies and unbranded Alphabet with shadows dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Spellbinders Die Succulent and Mum Flower with Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy (CED1458) used for flower centres, Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies and unbranded Alphabet with shadows dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Spellbinders Die Succulent and Mum Flower with Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Exquisite Poppy (CED1458) used for flower centres, Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Romantic Vines (S4-531) dies and unbranded Alphabet with shadows dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies and icraft Happy Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies and icraft Happy Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Floral Sideways Stepper Ladies Birthday card made using various dies including Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies and icraft Happy Birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Popping Up With A Bunch Of Birthday Flowers

I was recently asked to make a special birthday card for a friend’s mum. The remit was bright spring florals. I absolutely love layering dies and now have a few beautiful sets in my stash. I made use of these to create a large pop up box card incorporating various dies from Altenew and Sizzix plus a couple of Sizzix bumble bees. I’m very happy to say that the lady was so delighted with her card she has refused to put it away and still has it on display. For details of other dies used, as usual, just click on any of the pictures.

  • Large Floral Pop Up Box Birthday card made using various dies including: Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, Altenew Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, unbranded branch dies and small flowers from the Cheery Lynn Babies breath die set and Paper Boutique female relations Mum and layered happy birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Floral Pop Up Box Birthday card made using various dies including: Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, Altenew Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, unbranded branch dies and small flowers from the Cheery Lynn Babies breath die set and Paper Boutique female relations Mum and layered happy birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Floral Pop Up Box Birthday card made using various dies including: Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, Altenew Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, unbranded branch dies and small flowers from the Cheery Lynn Babies breath die set and Paper Boutique female relations Mum and layered happy birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Floral Pop Up Box Birthday card made using various dies including: Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, Altenew Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, unbranded branch dies and small flowers from the Cheery Lynn Babies breath die set and Paper Boutique female relations Mum and layered happy birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Floral Pop Up Box Birthday card made using various dies including: Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set, Altenew Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Floral Layers #664359, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Bee #663852, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, unbranded branch dies and small flowers from the Cheery Lynn Babies breath die set and Paper Boutique female relations Mum and layered happy birthday sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk