Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Men's Cards are always hard to make

At a craft demo I recently attended,  the lady demonstrating showed us how to make a little fold out card from a piece of 12x6 inch paper then add a 3inch strip, some ribbon and embellishments and your good to go. I also added some brads and extra ribbon and hey presto a birthday card for my friend's husband was born ...

This little card could be adapted to fit any season or occasion, on the next one I make I will add a little tag to the left hand side to write the message on, but for a first attempt at a little folded card I was quite pleased with the results 


I also had to make a get well card (thanks Sue for the get well soon peel offs) I used the free papers form Docrafts Creativity mag to make the card My friend loves cats she has Nine of them

12 comments:

SueB said...

Alma, this is just wonderful! Well done you!!

Your get well card is also lovely, another cat fan then, but OMG! NINE CATS!!! I'm sure she will love it!

Suzie xxxx :)

SusieJ said...

That fold out card is wonderful Alma and I'm sure your friend will love the get well card. Can't believe she has 9 cats!
Hugs xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the folded card... it is splendid and could be used for everything. Thank you for visiting my humble blog...I post about my studio day and my process and the inspirations that come to me in my log cabin in Newark, Ohio. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

craftattack said...

Lovely cards! But 9 cats....that would be too many for me!

McCrafty's Cards said...

That fold out card is fabulous, the get well card would cheer anyone up, its gorgeous.
kevin xx

sorayaquartz said...

I love the fold out card, i always struggle with mens cards!!

Carole said...

I'm loving both cards Alma!!! But especially the male card - you are so right, they are always the most tricky!

We NEED a tutorial on the folding please!!!

Hugs - Carole xxx

p.s. Hope you are OK? I messaged you on FB about a week ago ...

Paper Bagley said...

Alma: The folding card is great. Is there a site or youtube that one can go to find out how to make it? Do you have instructions? Your other cards are nice and delicate...love your art. Tootsie from Oregon

Tracey said...

The fold out card is fab - what a great idea - I agree mens cards are always the hardest to do, love the sweet get well card too, it is certain to put a smile on the recipients face xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

fab cards alma, love the fold out one (was it hard to do?)...

hope your friend is better soon, 9 cats, yikes, 9 too many for me...xx

maria xx

mrs tsv said...

love these style cards alma and there fun to make.
gosh 9 cats she has her hands full. i hope she feels better soon.
hugs gina xxxxxxxxxxxxx

stampdiva said...

Alma so true, male cards can be tricky. This is a wonderful concept and so adaptable for any age.
Your friend will have kittens ( I couldn't resist!!) when she recieves this card. Beautiful feminine colours.
Wishes
Lynne M
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