Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Dad's Birthday Card

 My Dad's birthday is pretty soon, so this is for him. He is brilliant with all things technical/mechanical/wood-worky, so I used the woodgrain cardstock, and cogs (Tim Holtz's Sizzix 'Gadget Gears' die), and metallic elements (plus all the red & hearts, because he's a brilliant Dad and I love him very much!)
I used Karen Berniston's Pop 'n Cuts base die with label insert. I slid the insert along to one side for the inner cut (see where the centre creases are - not matching up.)
I then folded the other side of the card in by an equal amount (and made a couple of cuts, to make an extra little pop-up part.)
 I also used Tim Holtz's 'Brackets' On the Edge die, to shape the edges of the inner layer, and to make the red decorative strips down the sides. I used a Stampin' Up punch for the hearts, and Movers and Shapers 'Star and Circle' set.
The lettering is from from Cricut's 'Stamped' Cartridge, layered up three times.
I am putting this into the Anything Goes Challenge Blog's 'Make it Manly' challenge.


  1. Wow! That is super cool, Helen! The woodgrain is awesome and I love the eyelets to hold the banner string and yay for extra pop-up platform and cool edging. A brilliant Dad with a brilliant daughter!

  2. I love the idea of turning this into a trifold!! What an awesome card!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Awesome Card.....

  4. Wonderful card! I love your innovations!

  5. Great card and I am sure your Dad loved it. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.