Category: Cards for girls

Santoro Gorjuss Decoupage Birthday Card

This card is a little different to my usual style, but as I received a Santoro Gorjuss decoupage set free with a order, I thought I would use it in this birthday card.

Santoro Gorjuss Decoupage Lilac Birthday Card

I started with the decoupage which was quite easy to pop out of the sheets and just needed a little snipping to tidy up the edges. I used large and small sized square foam pads, as there were some fiddly small sections that needed a tiny foam square on the layers (such as the collar on the dress).

Then I added two extra layers behind the decoupage using Xcut nesting oval and scalloped oval dies. I used papers that I received free with a retired Sweet Dixie die I bought from eBay, so this really was a great value card to make! I also received the matching buttons with my free decoupage set, which matched really well with this card.

Next I added a wide black grosgrain ribbon and added a teal satin ribbon on top to add a different texture, with a hand-tied lilac ribbon added on top. Finally, on top of this I added a peel-off sentiment on to purple card which I layered with the same teal paper I used to back the decoupage, and added this using more 3D foam.

I will be entering this into the anything goes challenges over at Inspiration Destination and Lemon Shortbread.

Lilac Happy Birthday Cute Cat Card

This card is inspired by the #369 sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (sketch below).  This happy birthday cute cat card is on a 5 x 7 inch lilac card and I started with lovely pastel papers from American Crafts.

Cute Cat Happy Birthday Lilac Cat Card

The striped card makes up the bottom layer then I added the floral layer and an extra strip of the gingham lilac card which I had leftover from a DCWV mat stack. I added a slim silver ribbon and stamped on a die cut circle (from an Xcut nesting die set) before adding the bow making it look like a tag. Then I added the clear sticker on the lilac card which matches the card blank and added a scalloped circle die cut behind this – then I added them using foam tape to add dimension to the card. Finally I added three little pastel flower gems in the top left corner of the card to finish off the design.

tms-369 sketch

I am also entering this card into the Lemon Shortbread #24 Anything goes challenge.

As the focus of this post is a cute cat card I thought I might also add a cute photo of one of our cats – Pumpkin, who was enjoying the last of the summer sunshine today.

Pumpkin cat rolling in the garden in the sun  Pumpkin cat rolling in the sun in the garden


Pink and Silver Happy Birthday Butterfly Card

This is my entry to the Seize the Birthday challenge this week, a pink birthday butterfly card.

The base card is 5 x 7 inches and I added a DCWV mat from the Blossoms and Butterflies mat stack with a silver mat underneath it. I used a silver mirror card die cut birthday message and added these to the same patterned card with another silver mat underneath.

Finally I added a hologram sticker on top of card which I fussy cut and then added with foam pads, and stuck gems to the flowers on the foiled pattern on the card to match the colours of the butterfly.

Pink and Silver Happy Birthday Butterfly Card

I think I am going to have to really focus on festive crafting soon as I was reminded it is now less than 100 days until the big day! I even heard the first Christmas song of the year on Radio 1 – Maria Carey’s All I want for Christmas is you!

Pretty in pink birthday bear card

Today my card is inspired by the theme over at Cute Card Thursday: kiddies/babies. As I don’t have any stamps with babies or children on as I tend to pick the furry cuties such as bears, rabbits and penguins, here is a pink birthday bear card for a little girl.

Pretty in pink birthday bear card

I started with a clear backed sticker from Daisy & Dandelion which I added to a die cut circle of patterned paper, which was backed with a scalloped die cut circle. Can you tell I am new to die cutting and I am now using my dies for every card?! I added patterned paper from the same set (I’m not sure where this cam from as it is an off-cut from my craft stash) to the bottom half of the card and added a pink satin ribbon border.

Then I stamped the sentiment, layered this on patterned card and added a bow from the same Daisy & Dandelion sticker set. I then fussy cut around another two bows stuck on pink card to add a decoupage layer on the image and the edge of the sentiment. I would normally have added gems in the corner but as the sticker set had some small circles I added these to the corner instead, to match the rest of the set.

I am also entering this card into the following ‘anything goes’ challenges at Crafting by Designs and Lemon Shortbread.

Fairy tale castle princess birthday card

I have been dying to use this die! This was the one that when it arrived I just started cutting them out, even though I didn’t have a card planned for them, just because they are so beautiful! This Sweet Dixie die combined with the theme over at Simon Says Stamp of ‘make for the border’ was the inspiration for this fairy tale castle birthday card, which I think is fit for a princess.

Disney inspired Frozen themed fairy tale Castle birthday card

I started with a blue patterned paper which has white snowflakes on (which you can’t really see now I have layered it), and I used a brilliance dew drop ink pad to ink the points. Then I heat embossed the borders with silver embossing powder which gives an icy feel to the card.

Next I took a piece of white card and water colour washed a blue section using the Tsukineko brilliance dew drop ink pad in pearlescent sky blue. After this had dried I die cut the castle four times, once from the water coloured card, once from the same blue snowflake paper from the bottom paper layer, the same blue card from the card blank and a silver mirror card. I stacked these up decoupage style after cutting the layers down and using the silver version as a slight shadow. I then added three little gems on the flag poles, with a larger one in the middle. I almost forgot, as you can’t see it in the photo, but I added a silver section behind the doors which can be opened too!

Finally I stamped the happy birthday sentiment and heat embossed this with the same matching silver embossing powder. When I look at the final card I think a Disney Frozen fan would be very happy to receive this one, and I am wondering what other colours I could do to match other princesses – perhaps a purple or lilac one with sunbursts for Tangled? Watch this space!

I will also be entering this in these other ‘anything goes’ challenges this week: Lemon Shortbread, Through the Craft Room and Crafting by Designs,