Saturday, 4 March 2017

Grandpa birthday card

I wanted to put something different on a card for my sons to give their grandpa. His hobbies are model trains and rugby but I always put them on his cards. I have used this die to make a card for a lady and I wondered if it would work on a male card. I hope he will like it.

I  have made a 8x8in white easel card.  I matt and layered the top and the bottom with blue card and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. 

I have used a Xcut die to cut the various elements for the family tree. I printed the names before cutting them out with the heart die. I also printed the family name before die cutting it. I have used a punch for the leaves because it was so much quicker than cutting the leaves with the individual die in the family tree set. 

 I have printed a sentiment and die cut it with a Tonic rectangle die and then die cut the next size in the nesting set in blue and then one in brown. I attached the rectangles together with double sided tape and the attached them to the card base with sticky foams so they will act as a stopper for the top of the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #178 - anything goes (unlimited)
brownsugar #240 - anything goes (2/2)
craftycatzweekly #360 - anything goes option doilies (2/3)
scrapping4fun #85 - boys, men, masculine (2/4)
pdelinkyparty #162 - anything goes (1 per day)
creativemoments #112 - anything goes optional keep it masculine (3/3)
throughthepurplehaze #119 - male colours (2/3)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (3/5)
craftrocket #34 - no patterned paper (2/3)
creatalicious #110 - anything goes with option use lots of green (unlimited)
crafting-with-friends #38 - anything goes (2/3)
artisticinspirations #173 - anything goes (3/3)
alphabet = z foe zero embellishments 
pennys #318 - anything goes (2/3)
creativeladybirdscreations #24 - anything goes (2/3)
allsorts #405 - spring inspiration (1/3)
inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu - spring
thecraftyaddicts #34 - anything goes/CAS (2/3)


  1. What a fantastic idea, I'm sure this will be very well received thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  2. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. It works beautifully Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

  5. This is so original! I like the idea.
    Lia, DT S4F

  6. Beautiful, thank you for sharing it at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
    Anne DT

  7. Hey,
    beautiful work, I like their colors and digi is sensational.
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenge
    Agnieszka DT

  8. Lovely family tree, easel card.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  9. Beautiful card with lovely colour.
    Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  10. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Super cute card 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.

  12. Very pretty style of card.

    Thanks for joining us at I D today

    DT Tracey

  13. What a brilliant idea and am sure he will love it ---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  14. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  15. What a lovely card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘Z = Zero Embellishments’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  16. Lovely. Thanks for sharing at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges and hope to see you again. Good luck.

    - Khushboo Gandhi, DT

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    Inspiration Destination, DT
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    Crafting With An Attitude, DT
    Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges, DT
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  17. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge this time and good luck :)

  18. Your card is different and interesting. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. We hope you can join us again during our next A - Z series. Caz. DT.

  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…