Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Handmade Birthday Cards

Spring is a busy time for birthdays and other card giving occasions in my house, so I thought I would share a couple of cards I made recently.
2013may01 handmade fish aquarium birthday card2
This fishy card was for my Dad’s birthday.  I used some backing paper from my set of Fish scrapbooking papers and fish from my collage sheet printed onto card.  The vallis leaves were cut from coloured paper and I made the design more 3D by sticking the fish on with foam pads.  Finally, for a bit of sparkle I used some translucent sequins…
2013may01 handmade fish aquarium birthday card
I’ve made a few variations of this butterfly card recently (this one was for my sister’s birthday)…
2013Mar04 Butterfly birthday cardI love the pearlescent pea green card blank I used for this design, unfortunately it’s a discontinued colour so I won’t be able to get any more :(  I printed one of my butterfly patterned papers onto sandstone coloured card and the butterflies and message were printed on card from my butterfly collage sheet.  After cutting the patterned background to size I coloured the edge with a gold inkpad.  The large butterfly was attached with foam pads and the small butterfly glued to the card along its body, with the wings slightly folded up for a 3D effect.  I also used some pretty yellow and blue gems to finish the card.

Have you bought any of the printables from my shop to use in your cardmaking or craft projects?  If you have I would love to see what you make with them!  Leave a link to your photos in the comments below :)


  1. I cant believe how fantastic your birthday card with the tropical fish on you made is exactly what I am looking for as my dads 75th birthday is coming up soon,
    do you make these cards to buy if so coulld you please e-mail me the cost also the price of the tropical fish gift box as I have never seen anything like it and I know my dad will love it,
    Hope you can help

    1. Thank you for your message Cheralyn, I'm glad you like the card! I do sell handmade cards - a card like the tropical fish card would cost £3.50 (plus shipping). I usually sell the gift boxes as printables (the fish boxes are available to buy from my shop here ) I can send them as flat, printed sheets too, either for you to cut out or as a ready cut and scored box.
      If you could please send me your email address I can send you more information on pricing. Could you also please let me know your postal address (so I can work out how much shipping would cost) and when you would need the card by.

  2. Wow your card is amazing. And the fact that it is only a handmade one, your such a good crafty my dear. thanks for sharing this one. Keep it up !!

  3. You are so kind.. I found some Handmade 3D cards on You can view too many design from this website.