Just thought I’d share a few makes with you.
First of all a card for my brother in law. It’s a family joke that he resembles Al from Toy Story 2 (Al’s Toy Barn) so it was this was a bit of a no-brainer. Not as complicated as it looks really and it went down a storm.
Next International Friendship Day – 30th July was International Friendship Day so I want to show my friends how much I appreciated them by sending a card. Again another simple make which I saw in a magazine but they much greatly received.
A got a some freebie papers and toppers on a magazine so I created this gorgeous card for my niece. At first I wasn’t sure who I was going to send it too but my son picked it out of the box so I added “Happy Birthday” and “Cousin” and it was good to go.
Not sure if I’ve posted this one before (sorry if I have). This was for my hubby from my son – bit of a rushed job while the hubster was out walking the dog.
And lastly, a gorgeous birthday card for a 3 year old Peppa Pig fan – it speaks for itself really.
A friend of mine mentioned during tea and cake one Saturday morning that she was having trouble finding a card for her brothers wedding, which was a same-sex marriage. She said she could only find one in the card shop which was going to cost £8. At that point I told her not to bother and I would make her one – if it was so hard to find a card then chance were most people at the wedding would be giving her brother the same cards.
At least a home made card would be unique and nobody would have the same card. So I set to work – she told me she would like silver, tuxedoes, wedding rings and champagne glasses included.
All the things she wanted were included but to make it a little more personalised I added the grooms’ names and also the date of the wedding.
I think it’s something they are going to cherish forever – and it is definitely a one-off.
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Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts
I made this card for a friends engagement. And it was my first attempt at paper cutting. I chose a fairly simple heart pattern and a not so simple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Two things I’ve learnt – 1. Stick to simple designs and 2. Reverse the design to any ink and pencil lines are on the back.
Anyone else who enjoys paper cutting I would hugely appreciate any other tips.
Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts
With the launch of my facebook page I received an order for a Lambikins and Shaun the Sheep.
My original Shaun the Sheep has stick on felt eyes and I didn’t feel comfortable sending him to a child so I wanted to used either safety eyes or sew-on eyes.
After reading a tip on somebodies blog about making a larger amigurumi by using doubled-up yarn and a larger hook I decided to give it a go.
The end result was almost twice the size of the original Shaun and I was able to crochet some eyes with a small hook and sew them on.
Here he is:-
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Dawns Handmade Cards and Gifts
Another make for my son’s pokemon obsession!
Dragonite – a little bit fiddly to make but got there in the end and he loves it. He even took it to his Pokemon tournamet as a good luck charm (and came 3rd 🙂 ).
Feeling bored one afternoon I saw this in a magazine and decided to give it a whirl.
Obviously I wasn’t going to make only one Father’s Day card – I made three in total (the third instalment will be here tomorrow:) ).
Here’s card number two – inspiration was from Pinterest (obviously!!).
I thought with Father’s Day coming up soon I would have a bash at making a Father’s Day card and advertise it on Facebook for sale – although I thought the card was pretty good, sadly nobody has asked to buy one. I was asking £2 per card – maybe this was too much.
My daughter and her boyfriend have been together to a year and I wanted to make the occassion special for them so I made this simple but, I think, effective little card to mark the event.
I used some textured card which I had bought very cheaply (89p for 8 A4 sheets) from Home Bargains – amazingly thick and good quality considering the price, definitely a bargain.
I was intending on printing some heart paper off but my printer has decided it’s not printing properly (a problem that needs rectifying as I use my printer an awful lot now I’m into this card making malarchy 🙂 ). So instead I rummaged through my stash and came across some pretty pink paper which I think works equally well.
The tricky part was cutting out the heart shapes with a craft knife – if anyone has any tips on how to effectively cut curves and circles with a craft knife if would be much appreciated.
Here’s the finished piece.
I think my next mission will be to learn calligraphy as I think it will add an extra special finished to some of my cards. But I’m a lefty so I know it’s not going to be an easy task.
I found this card in a magazine and the papers and picture came as freebies with the magazine so I thought I’d give it a go.
I think it would be great for a teenage girl.