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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Grandson's Birthday

Hi everyone, it is beginning to feel quite springlike here this week with some lovely sunny days opening up the crocuses in the garden, and daffodils ready to pop open as well. It has also been a bit warmer although it still feels cold out because of the wind.
The Challenge at Seize The Birthday this week is Masculine so as it was my Grandson's birthday on Monday I thought I would show you the card  I made for him and enter the challenge. I used some really nice pearlised card in red and dark brown. The base card is an ivory A6 tent fold, and I cut the brown card to fit the front of it, I embossed the top section only, using a Crafts Too embossing folder which doesn't have a name on it, but I bought it for the abstract design pattern thinking it it would make good backgrounds for mens cards. I then used the red card to cut the Memory Box birthday die, and stuck it onto the brown panel. I cut the letters for his name from an offcut of the brown card with Memory Box dies ( I think ). I used Glossy Accents to stick tiny star sequins for the dots over the i's, and then added a few larger stars for decoration. I finished the card by sticking a fine gold peel off border all around the edge.
Thank you for visiting here today and for your comments which are all really appreciated.
Jean x


  1. I love using this die, but never thought to add the name like this. It looks brilliant! The colours you've chosen are perfect for a masculine card. x

  2. Great card Jean love the way you have added your Grandson's name huggles Sue xx

  3. The die is wonderful, and so is the embossing and shiny border that surrounds it all! Your grandson is sure to enjoy this one :)

  4. This is a great card for your grandson Jean and I love the embossing and added stars and the way you have made it individual with his name. The red with the brown stands out beautifully. x

  5. Wow Jean - this is stunning! LOVE how you thought to add the name to Liam's card - bet he'll love it!


    Di xx

  6. Super colours for this fantastic card.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Hi Jean,
    what a fab Grandson card.
    So perfect for a male of the family.
    Love the great colour scheme, and your embossing is wonderful.
    It was my Grandson's Birthday on Wednesday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Another great male card Jean. (I missed this one earlier. My computer still isn´t talking to your´s very well. I discovered a comment from you on one of mine last night that hadn´t shown up before! I love that Happy Birthday die and it has been on my wishlist for a while as a good one for the men. Kate x

  9. A personalised birthday card is just so special!
    Thank you so much for playing at Seize the birthday!

  10. Great masculine card - love the embossed background, and the personalisation. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)