Saturday 26 November 2011

Happy Birthday Angus

Today is my nephew's birthday and as you can see he is called Angus.  He's nine today and this is the card I've made for him.  I'm not sure if he'll have time to celebrate today as Saturday is taken up with football and rugby and then his sister goes to fiddle lessons and netball.  Hope he has a good day whatever else they get up to.

At one of our Crafting Bees Ann was making a stepper card using instructions from one of Carol's Making Cards magazine and between us we were trying to work out the measurements, cuts and folds to construct it.  She made a lovely card and so I decided I wanted to have a go.  Using the measurements from the magazine as a guideline I adapted them to make the panel sizes I needed for this one and then decorated it using a Kanban topper sheet.  This was a really easy card to put together once the stepper card was made.  The Happy Birthday backing paper and the gingham paper were taken from a Cuddly Buddly download, A Patchwork of Papers - Blue, and printed in greyscale.  Other embellishments used were Bling Bling self adhesive crystals to decorate the studded wrist band and I gave him an earring too.  Peeloffs letters, stuck on to half inch punched circles, were used to personalise it for Angus.

After the card was finished I set it up and after a while it started to splay at the more heavily decorated topper side so I attached a folded piece of card to the inside to act as a brake.  Hopefully you can see it from the side shot.  Will have to remember this when I next make a stepper card.

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Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Hi Liz, what a fantastic card. I love the images and it is a perfect card for those "difficult" males lol! Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Fabulous card for a boy Liz! I'm loving the skulls! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

  3. Incredibly fantastic design and all your images ROCK!! Fabulous masculine card and what a great way to say Happy Birthday!!

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  4. Wot a great card Liz, I bet your nephew loved it xx


  6. Hello Liz. Saw this FANTASTIC card on MIM..Faye

  7. I LOVE THIS CARD! I want it! That brace idea is such a top tip too. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
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