Friday, 20 May 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday. He's not in the country to celebrate, as he is off sunning himself in Malta!! I'm so jealous! I have given my Dad the 'Celebrate' bunting card that i featured on my blog on the 11th May. I hope he likes it.

I have decided today to post a birthday card to fit in with my birthday dedication to my dad, here it is:

It was my turn to design a project for our weekly craft club and this is the card that i came up with. I was looking for a way to use some of the Stampin' Up! products differently, so here i used my 'Big Shot' to cut out a 'Top Note' Die and then spun it on a right angle and ran it through the 'Big Shot' again to create a square shape. I used the 'Decorative Label Punch' in a similar way to create the smaller shapes. I'm really really please with this design! For the background i used the' En Francais' stamp, and on the smaller squares i used the 'Artistic Etchings' set. You may notice that i used some 'Basic Rhinestones' to embellish the crowns. The sentiment is from the 'Cheers and Wishes' stampset, stamped with 'Whisper White' ink. As i had already made this card in blue i demonstrated the card using pink cardstock instead, heres the result:

It's always fun to come up with alternative ways to use punches and dies, i'm so pleased with the end result and all the ladies that attend craft club seemed very happy with their creations and every one of them put their own touch on the design!!

Have a fabulous weekend!! xxx


  1. Thanks so much for the class today! It was really lovely to make something designed by you. Have a good time at the wedding this weekend.
    Cate xxx

  2. Hope your Dad has a wonderful birthday and I'm sure he will love his card.

    These cards are stunning and I love how they look so completely different in the two colourways. Fabulous work.
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Emma x

  3. What a great card! It reminds me of a quilt block.

    Well done.

  4. What a fab way to use the punch and the die - thinking outside the box there Amy! Love it, Julie xx

  5. Oh WOW!!!! This is so gorgeous! And now the decorative label and top note are on my wish list!! :) xxx


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