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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Happy Birthday Handsome

Hi everyone I'm here today with my DT card for Swedsih House Crafts I its a male card. It was hubby's birthday on the 2nd Febuary. Of course to make male card I always turn to the Maja Design 'Denim & Friends' paper, if you struggle like me on those dread male cards then this paper makes it sooooo easy.
I was actually busy decorating the week I made this & yet managed to make this in just over an hour......including machine stitching all the papers. Thats a record for me, it usually takes me hours to make a card lol.

So I have finally used my Magnolia Denim Jeans Pocket die I brought when it was first released...yep they have been in there packet ever since..... I know shame on me, its not the only 1 either & there are still more unused in packets :-0
So I love this Magnolia die & to make it look like a pocket more I cut a piece of scrap paper to make it look like a hankerchief popping out the pocket. On the pocket I also added a piece of border that you get along the bottom sheets of the Maja Design 12x12 paper.......nothing needs go to waste.
I have a long running joke with hubby & sometimes call him Boyfriend, so I got my Tim Holtz Wording book & used 2 words out of it to make the word I wanted.

I love the Gummiapan Die 'Happy Birthday' & so I've used that for the card, I placed Happy at the top & Birthday down the bottom & cut out 'Handsome' again from one of the borders from the bottom of a 12x12 sheet.
For the wording I cut the wording out twice in white cardstock & then again in matching Maja Design Monochrome & glued them all together to make them stronger, its like chipboard then.
I have been asked a few times what glue I use as some people find it too fussy with liquid glue.
I use spray glue, I keep an old show box in my craft room & spray each piece to be glued with 3M Craft Mount in the shoe box, then using tweezers place them altogether. I find it so much quicker doing it this way & it dries quicker too.

I always decorate inside to co-ordinate with the front but I dont always decorate top & bottom inside. However these sheets in the 6x6 pad were perfect for the wording I wanted to add inside.
The 'happy Birthday' I stamped on another piece of white cardstock & cut it out with a Gummiapan Rectangle die leavig room for me to write my message.
'You Are My World' is from Tim Holtz Wording pad. The 'I Love You' is from 2 different stamps, if you dont have the sentiment you really want use different stamps & then cut out the words & make the sentiment you want. I could have done it neater maybe but I was in a rush & hubby still loved his card, especially inside bless him.
I was really pleased my brain worked enough for me to figure this out this way of making a new sentiment lol....I was tired with decorating until midnight every night lol.
From a card I made for my eldest son as his birthday is New Years Eve I had stars left over from a Gummiapan die I used, so I added those stars here..... I think stars are great as little add ons if you want to add interest or fill in blank spaces. The lovely Tamara gave me that inspiration as she uses stars often on male cards lol.

If you struggle with male cards like I do then you need to get this Maja Design collection, I have used a mixture of the 12x12 sheets & the 6x6 pad & the monochromes.......this collection is my favourite for male cards but it can be used for soooooo many occasions even for females as the ladies on this DT will tell you.

All links to products from Swedish House Crafts you will find below, just click on the link to take you there.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thank you so much for stopping by, us DT ladies really appreciate it & hope we inspire you a little.

Links To Products Used.....

Maja Design 'Denim & Friends' 6x6 pad

The 2 stamps I used for 'I Love You' are - Gummiapan 'With Love From Me To You' text
                                                                    Gummiapan 'I Made A Wish & You Came True' text


Ally said...

Happy belated Birthday to your hubby! Your card is just wonderful! I actually like making male cards :) I have a lot of Authentic paper pads which are perfect for male cards as well.
Take care, xx

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous what an amazing design Love and hugs Carole x