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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

Monday 12 February 2018

You Are Invited

Hi everyone doesn't my heading sound delicious mmmmm, sorry for those on diets.....though if it makes you feel better I cannot eat cake at the minute either lol. Ooooh I lurve cake too.. 
So I made a Lollipop Invite card thingy lol using a fabby new die from Suha.

Look at that scrummy cake die mmmmm and it's pink. My granddaughter is probably gonna steal this off me.......she does with lots of my creations bless her and then sits them all in her bedroom on shelves and her window sill....

Ok anyway the new die is the Gummiapan Story Cake die and it's fab and could be used for so many things....even a wedding cake. I was going to use it with a Tilda but then thought for my first time using it I would give it centre glory on its own.......yep love it that much you will be seeing it again lol. I cut the cake out twice and glued both together to make it thick and then added the white icing bits in white card stock and added stardust stickles to it.

For the middle layer of the card I used Maja Design Monochromess and a punch from my stash to make the edge pretty. The beautiful paper is of course Maja Design Sofiero which you get with the monchromes and at the minute Suha has this beautiful collection on sale.....pop along here to see it and of course buy it before I buy it all.....yes I love it that much lol.

Flowers, lace and corrugated card are from my stash. The leaf is a Magnolia die-cut and the flower type die-cut is from a Magnolia Doo-Hickey Club Kit, Volume 16 I think - but my mind has gone blank lol.

The banner at the bottom is another Magnolia die from a Club Kit. These really are awesome kits and the dies always come in handy, I love how you can mix and match different collections. Olga on the DT does very different things with the dies, she is utterly amazing, it goes to show that a die can be used so many different ways.

Ok last photo which is a little better I think, I've struggled with my pics...insert unhappy face here....
The sentiment is a new Magnolia stamp that came with the Christmas Calender but Suha also has the collection in store. Yhe collection is called "You're Invited", you actually get two stamps with this one. I stamped it then fussy cut it and put it onto a banner cut with a Magnolia die. The circle in the centre was cut out using a Gummiapan die. I love these sets and they are some of my favourite to use.

Thanks for stopping by, take care.

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EDITED TO ADD - Sorry I didnt realise this hadn't gone live when it should have done.......its late. Will be back with another one tomorrow