Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Dads Birthday

Well, we are into the month of November and that means the month of birthdays in my family.  My Dad is the first so I thought I would share the card I made for him this year..

My Dad is always hard to make a card for as he doesn't have any hobbies I could use as a basis for a card. He's not really a craft interested sort of chap so putting buttons and twine etc on his card would basically be just wasting my stash!!

I made this card for him using my Papercraft Factory CD Colour Me Happy, the Jovial Man collection.  I layered up the letters for DAD in the work space putting the dark blue letters over the green and printing them straight out to cut out.  It was really easy, just sizing the green letters to what size I wanted for the card and then layered the blue ones over the top resizing them until they all matched.  The guide lines that appear (pink lines) when the letters were lined up exactly the same made it really easy.  The backing paper is from the same collection and I used the writer on the CD using the Impact Label font to write Happy Birthday.  Once I had everything printed out it was a simple card to put together. 

I cut off the bottom right hand corner of the backing paper just to try to make it a bit more interesting, doodled a line around the backing paper and then stuck on the sentiment and the DAD letters.  At the last moment I decided to add staples to the sentiment just to give it a little handmade feel!

I just used my office stapler so no flashy expensive tool.  I was happy how it turned out as it was just perfect for my Dad..and for sending out in the post using just a first class stamp!!

It's my turn for an inspiration post over on the Get Funky Challenge Blog tomorrow so I'll see you again there and here with that.

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx


  1. It's bright and bold - love it. The cut off corner works really well, wouldn't have been the same with a square backer.
    Sue x

  2. wow Anice that looks awesome, it reminds me of a jeans pocket and is just perfect for those tough to make for men in our lives! its scott's 40th next week so I need to get my thinking cap on!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  3. Your card is spot on for boys and men who don't do frills and extras. The staples do add a real manly feel. xx

  4. That looks perfect Anice - it's amazing how much that cut-off corner detail changed the look of the whole thing - great "designer touch". Love the lettering and the staples

  5. Your dad will love this x


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