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Update 28th March 2020

To all visitors, followers and newsletter subscribers, I hope you are keeping safe and well in these difficult and uncertain times. Crafting is a good means of keeping occupied and distracted whilst we are all staying at home. You may notice that all passwords have now been removed from the tutorials and I’m not envisaging using passwords in the future. Take care, stay safe and keep well xxx Babs

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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2 – 4 – 1 – Two First Birthday Cards For One Special Boy

I was asked to make birthday cards for my friend and her daughter to send to a very special Grandson & Nephew on his first birthday. It’s tough at the moment as they can’t see him up close or cuddle him while we are in lockdown. They wanted something special that would be familiar to him. It’s sometimes a challenge making more than one card for the same recipient, to end up with different cards. In this case all the more so as they both requested the same theme of his favourite show. Another challenge was create familiar images that he would recognise and yet not be exactly the same. I usually list the dies I have used to create my cards but in this case, not all of the dies are listed, especially for the 8″ x 8″ version as I lost count and track of which dies I used during my lengthy process of trial and error. Though I did use dies, there was quite a bit of snipping and reshaping to end up with the desired effect. My friend and her daughter were delighted with the end results and the birthday boy loved them and even recognised some of the characters.

 

  • 8" x 8" Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Sue Wilson The Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle die set, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet and Printers alphabet dies, Small star die from Me To You bear die set, Paper Boutique Male Relations dies plus other dies of all kinds of shapes to create the characters. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Sue Wilson The Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle die set, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet and Printers alphabet dies, Small star die from Me To You bear die set, Paper Boutique Male Relations dies plus other dies of all kinds of shapes to create the characters. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • A4 size Z fold 1st Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Surprise Creation nested stitched Octagon square dies, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments. Crafty Cat custom made wooden Bear die, Quickutz revolution Anime Panda die, Quickutz revolution Build an animal die set, Spellbinders nesting star die trimmed points with cropadile corner rounding chomper, Bow die for First edition Tiny Tatty Teddy die set, small star die from 'Me to You' bear die set, Sizzix thinlits everyday sentiments dies for 'happy birthday', Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet alphabet die and fuzzy Lemon balloons die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • A4 size Z fold 1st Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Surprise Creation nested stitched Octagon square dies, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments. Crafty Cat custom made wooden Bear die, Quickutz revolution Anime Panda die, Quickutz revolution Build an animal die set, Spellbinders nesting star die trimmed points with cropadile corner rounding chomper, Bow die for First edition Tiny Tatty Teddy die set, small star die from 'Me to You' bear die set, Sizzix thinlits everyday sentiments dies for 'happy birthday', Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet alphabet die and fuzzy Lemon balloons die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

A4 size Z fold 1st Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Surprise Creation nested stitched Octagon square dies, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments. Crafty Cat custom made wooden Bear die, Quickutz revolution Anime Panda die, Quickutz revolution Build an animal die set, Spellbinders nesting star die trimmed points with cropadile corner rounding chomper, Bow die for First edition Tiny Tatty Teddy die set, small star die from 'Me to You' bear die set, Sizzix thinlits everyday sentiments dies for 'happy birthday', Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet alphabet die and fuzzy Lemon balloons die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk A4 size Z fold 1st Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Surprise Creation nested stitched Octagon square dies, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments. Crafty Cat custom made wooden Bear die, Quickutz revolution Anime Panda die, Quickutz revolution Build an animal die set, Spellbinders nesting star die trimmed points with cropadile corner rounding chomper, Bow die for First edition Tiny Tatty Teddy die set, small star die from 'Me to You' bear die set, Sizzix thinlits everyday sentiments dies for 'happy birthday', Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet alphabet die and fuzzy Lemon balloons die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk A4 size Z fold 1st Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Surprise Creation nested stitched Octagon square dies, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments. Crafty Cat custom made wooden Bear die, Quickutz revolution Anime Panda die, Quickutz revolution Build an animal die set, Spellbinders nesting star die trimmed points with cropadile corner rounding chomper, Bow die for First edition Tiny Tatty Teddy die set, small star die from 'Me to You' bear die set, Sizzix thinlits everyday sentiments dies for 'happy birthday', Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet alphabet die and fuzzy Lemon balloons die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

8" x 8" Birthday card made using a variety of dies to create representations of favourite characters including: Sue Wilson The Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle die set, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Sweet Dixie Teacher's Pet and Printers alphabet dies, Small star die from Me To You bear die set, Paper Boutique Male Relations dies plus other dies of all kinds of shapes to create the characters. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

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Sister’s Lockdown Birthday – It’s All White

  • White on white pearlescent Z fold Birthday card made using various dies including: Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic Petunia Wrap & Edge die set, Poppy Stamps Emelia trio dies and Devyn butterfly trio dies, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Mixed Media 2 by Tim Holtz, Unbranded layered flowers dies and Julie Hickey Designs Birthday Frame Sentiments dies and Paper Boutique Die Set Female Relations Sentiments. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • White on white pearlescent Z fold Birthday card made using various dies including: Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic Petunia Wrap & Edge die set, Poppy Stamps Emelia trio dies and Devyn butterfly trio dies, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Mixed Media 2 by Tim Holtz, Unbranded layered flowers dies and Julie Hickey Designs Birthday Frame Sentiments dies and Paper Boutique Die Set Female Relations Sentiments. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • White on white pearlescent Z fold Birthday card made using various dies including: Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic Petunia Wrap & Edge die set, Poppy Stamps Emelia trio dies and Devyn butterfly trio dies, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Mixed Media 2 by Tim Holtz, Unbranded layered flowers dies and Julie Hickey Designs Birthday Frame Sentiments dies and Paper Boutique Die Set Female Relations Sentiments. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Well this is now the third ‘Lockdown’ birthday card I’ve made. This time it’s for my sister who is my craft buddy sharing in my addiction to all things paper, card, die cutting and stamping. I always try to do something different and/or a bit more special for her using dies she’s not seen before. When you make cards for crafters you always know they’ll be more appreciated as they know what goes into making them. I used 2 different types of pearlescent card for this. The card base was made from single side hi pearl card. I thought it would be a shame to cover up the lovely finish on this so chose to use the Tim Holtz mixed media die as it cuts a lovely design and allowed the pearl finish of the base card to show through. This then dictated my theme for the card. To layer up with I used a more subtle pearl finish which contrasted well with the card base and was the same tone. For full size pictures and details of the dies used, as usual, just click on any of the images. Z fold cards are my favourite card fold at the moment, they somehow seem to make the card that bit more special. I struggled to find an appropriate verse for this so ended up writing my own which was relevant to us and to the times we’re living in at the moment. I have made some other lockdown birthday cards but can’t post pictures until after the birthday so watch this space. Here’s hoping that that by the next card making occasion we’ll be out of lockdown, until then stay safe and keep well.

This year your birthday’s different,

as we can’t go to the pub.

We can’t all meet together,

for some drinks at the Con club.

So we’ll celebrate by quizzing,

all together using ‘Zoom’.

A big night in on screen feels like

we’re all in the same room.

Us girls on Vodkas, G&T’s,

the lads can have their beers.

We can all sing ‘Happy Birthday’,

raise a glass and say three cheers.

But though things aren’t quite normal,

one thing always will be true…

You’re a very special sister and

we think the world of you.

So Happy Birthday Susan,

hope you have a lovely day.

Let’s look forward to the time,

when we can dance the night away.

Shaken Not Stirred – Birthday Card For My James Bond and Aston Martin Fan Husband

Having a birthday while in lockdown is not quite the same so had to make an effort with hubby’s card. He loves James Bond and also the cars in the movie. I tried to incorporate both themes in his card and used the Crealies Create a card set 1 to create an accordion style card. I used images from a La Pashe CD Rom to create the decoupaged cars and added glossy accents to the finished cars. For full size pictures and details of all the dies used to create this, just click on any of the images.

  • Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Extra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukExtra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukExtra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukExtra Large masculine car/James Bond themed Accordion card made using various dies including: Crealies Create A-Card Die No.1, Cardmaking Magic by Christina Griffiths Happy Birthday sentiment die, Paper Boutique Die Set Male Relations Sentiments, Sizzix sizzlits Fruit Smoothie alphabet dies, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, and unbranded male silhouette dies. Decoupaged cars produced using La Pashe CDRom. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

Saints Alive It’s Your Birthday

Happy St George’s Day Folks. My friend asked me to make a card for her cousin’s 50th Birthday. As his birthday is on St George’s Day I decided to go with the George and The Dragon Theme. The addition of a swear box is a private joke between my friend and her cousin. This is a good example of why having a handmade card means you send a unique and personal greeting on those extra special occasions.

  • St George's Day Birthday Card made using various dies including: Crafty Cat custom made wooden dragon die, Go Kreate Boo for you bear die, Go Kreate Sir Boo De Belvoir accessories die, Hunkydory Moonstone Dies - Simply Sentiments and relatives dies, Sizzix originals shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Best Wishes (ETL130) die, and Impression Obsessions Micro Marker alphabet die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • St George's Day Birthday Card made using various dies including: Crafty Cat custom made wooden dragon die, Go Kreate Boo for you bear die, Go Kreate Sir Boo De Belvoir accessories die, Hunkydory Moonstone Dies - Simply Sentiments and relatives dies, Sizzix originals shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Best Wishes (ETL130) die, and Impression Obsessions Micro Marker alphabet die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • St George's Day Birthday Card made using various dies including: Crafty Cat custom made wooden dragon die, Go Kreate Boo for you bear die, Go Kreate Sir Boo De Belvoir accessories die, Hunkydory Moonstone Dies - Simply Sentiments and relatives dies, Sizzix originals shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Best Wishes (ETL130) die, and Impression Obsessions Micro Marker alphabet die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Happy Birthday Two Shoes

Gatefold birthday card made for my Brother-in-law’s April birthday. I used  a Tattered Lace Magazine gift die as the main focus for this, it came with issue 55 of The Tattered Lace Magazine, I also used the Charisma that was included in the magazine adding glossy accents to the shirt buttons,  shoes, watch, belt and umbrella handle and mounting on foam pads. I used the colour scheme of the Charisma for the rest of the card adding cute shoe die cuts made using an unbranded shoes die set to echo the main focal topper. For details of the dies used just click on the image.

  • Masculine Clothes & Shoes themed birthday card made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Suited and Booted Die from Issue 55 of The Tattered Lace Magazine, Card Making Magic Die Set Happy Birthday Sentiment, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet dies set, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die MFD088 Straight Dotted Rectangle and unbranded men's shoes die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Masculine Clothes & Shoes themed birthday card made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Suited and Booted Die from Issue 55 of The Tattered Lace Magazine, Card Making Magic Die Set Happy Birthday Sentiment, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet dies set, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die MFD088 Straight Dotted Rectangle and unbranded men's shoes die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Masculine Clothes & Shoes themed birthday card made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Suited and Booted Die from Issue 55 of The Tattered Lace Magazine, Card Making Magic Die Set Happy Birthday Sentiment, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet dies set, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die MFD088 Straight Dotted Rectangle and unbranded men's shoes die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Masculine Clothes & Shoes themed birthday card made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Suited and Booted Die from Issue 55 of The Tattered Lace Magazine, Card Making Magic Die Set Happy Birthday Sentiment, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet dies set, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die MFD088 Straight Dotted Rectangle and unbranded men's shoes die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

65th Birthday – That’s Music To My Ears

Guitar themed birthday card made for our friend’s 65th birthday this month. Sadly Due to lock down we were unable to celebrate with him but managed to make sure he still had a special card and present. I hand drew the template for the guitar and used Nesting circle dies, an ‘oval’ die (actually the body of a teddy bear) and a label die for various elements. The strings were threaded using button thread. Am happy to say he was delighted and we are looking forward to a big celebration when we’re all out the other side of these difficult times. Take care and keep safe and most importantly STAY AT HOME.

  • Guitar themed 65th birthday card made using hand cut guitar shape, nesting circles dies, body section of teddy bear die and sizzix label die. Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Guitar themed 65th birthday card made using hand cut guitar shape, nesting circles dies, body section of teddy bear die and sizzix label die. Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Guitar themed 65th birthday card made using hand cut guitar shape, nesting circles dies, body section of teddy bear die and sizzix label die. Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Up The Blues – Happy Birthday To You

Unusually, I was asked by my friend to make a 60th Birthday card for her sister in law who is nuts about Manchester City Football Club. Apologies for the picture, I forgot to take a proper one before giving it to my friend. But hopefully you can get a good idea from the one picture I have which is not quite finished, I added crystal gems to the centre of the flowers and also added the ‘th’ and a ‘sister in law’ sentiment on the front. The flowers were stamped and die cut using Spellbinders Sun kissed fleur stamp and die, then coloured and shaped. I made the background by glueing strips of card together. I die cut the logo from one of the leaflets my hubby got in the packaging with his MCFC season ticket.

Manchester City themed 60th Birthday Card made using various dies including: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleurs die and stamps, John Next Door Leafy Flourish die, iCraft Happy Birthday sentiment dies, Card Making Magic Solid numbers and Overlay numbers dies. Circle die and Sunrise Creations nesting stitched rectangle dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Oh Boy – A New Baby

Baby keepsake parcel cards are by far my most popular make. I love making these and adding all of the special personalised details that make them something to be treasured forever. If you want to have a go at making one, why not check out my Tutorial which takes you through the process with pictures and step by step instructions. I’ve made the same type of card for baby births, confirmations, special birthdays and other occasions too. I don’t always have the photographs to insert when making these and leave an open pocket in the centre so that the recipient can insert photos of their choice but on this occasion I did have the pictures.

  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Boy Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including Marianne Design Cutting and embossing stencils Creatables - My first sneakers, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using Crafter's Companion Basket Weave - Texture 8x8 Embossing Folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Flutterly Lovely – Kinetic Butterfly Birthday Card

I love butterflies and I also love kinetic cards. When I saw the Flutterings Butterfly die set by Angela Poole I just had to add it to my collection. Here is the first card I’ve made with it. My friend’s 50th birthday seemed like the perfect reason to try it out. There are some lovely embellishment dies in the set which I used on this card and also a fab  border die which I didn’t use. It was really useful to watch the youtube video showing how to assemble this. The mechanism goes together well but needs a little working of the folds to get a smooth action. It’s definitely a conversation piece and I’m sure this die set is going to get plenty of use in the future.

  • Kinetic Butterfly 50th BIrthday card made using Crafts Too embossing folder, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Jus-Cutz A4 nesting labels dies and Angela Poole Flutterings Die Set – Butterfly. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Kinetic Butterfly 50th BIrthday card made using Crafts Too embossing folder, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Jus-Cutz A4 nesting labels dies and Angela Poole Flutterings Die Set – Butterfly. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Kinetic Butterfly 50th BIrthday card made using Crafts Too embossing folder, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers dies, Jus-Cutz A4 nesting labels dies and Angela Poole Flutterings Die Set – Butterfly. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Just Popping Up To Wish A Happy Birthday To A Special Friend

Hexagon Pop Up Card I made for my friend’s birthday recently using some new dies from Tattered Lace. The card does fold flat for posting but benefits from having the hexagon frame base to keep the shape of the card when displayed. I also used one of my favourite new die sets from Spellbinders the Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies. I’m a big fan of layering dies, they give all the effects of dimension without adding too much depth which is great if you are posting your cards.

  • Hexagon pop up box card made using various dies including Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Tattered Lace Hexagon Pop Up die set, Tattered Lace Hexagon Box frame die set, Tattered lace Magnolia morning tea cup die, Unbranded stitched heart die, Friend sentiment die from the Sue Wilson Craft Dies set - Necessities Collection In the Tool Box - CED23011 and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle (CED8303). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Hexagon pop up box card made using various dies including Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Tattered Lace Hexagon Pop Up die set, Tattered Lace Hexagon Box frame die set, Tattered lace Magnolia morning tea cup die, Unbranded stitched heart die, Friend sentiment die from the Sue Wilson Craft Dies set - Necessities Collection In the Tool Box - CED23011 and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle (CED8303). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Hexagon pop up box card made using various dies including Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Tattered Lace Hexagon Pop Up die set, Tattered Lace Hexagon Box frame die set, Tattered lace Magnolia morning tea cup die, Unbranded stitched heart die, Friend sentiment die from the Sue Wilson Craft Dies set - Necessities Collection In the Tool Box - CED23011 and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle (CED8303). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Hexagon pop up box card made using various dies including Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Tattered Lace Hexagon Pop Up die set, Tattered Lace Hexagon Box frame die set, Tattered lace Magnolia morning tea cup die, Unbranded stitched heart die, Friend sentiment die from the Sue Wilson Craft Dies set - Necessities Collection In the Tool Box - CED23011 and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle (CED8303). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Hexagon pop up box card made using various dies including Spellbinders Indie Line Shapeabilities Dies Layered Monarch dies, Tattered Lace Hexagon Pop Up die set, Tattered Lace Hexagon Box frame die set, Tattered lace Magnolia morning tea cup die, Unbranded stitched heart die, Friend sentiment die from the Sue Wilson Craft Dies set - Necessities Collection In the Tool Box - CED23011 and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy Birthday Circle (CED8303). - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk