Friday, 29 May 2015

Quick & Simple Birthday Card - with Papermill Direct


Hello, welcome to this week's Blog Post with +papermilldirect  a little later than usual due to the Bank Holiday.  Hope you all managed to make the most of the weather.  


It's also Half Term holiday here and a busy time for most of us. So this week my Card project is a really quick and simple Birthday card.

Sometimes you just need to rustle up a quick make for a birthday card, perhaps your son or daughter lets you know at the last minute that they need a card for a classmate? In these situations I tend to rely on my Cricut Explore, I know I can switch it on, select a card and away I go. There are some really great image sets / cartridge selections included within the subscription, I have used one of these called ‘Simple Everyday Cards’ to create this simple but effective birthday card which would be suitable for boys of any age I’m sure. 

Creating the card is simple, the image set gives you the cut out card and also the square shape to back it with, just resize it to suit. I chose to size it to fit a 5” x 7” envelope so it could go straight into a ready made envelope. There is also an envelope included in the design set should you wish to cut your own).
I chose the Happy B-Day dinosaur themed card front and the Explore cut the design quickly, the cut outs mostly dropped out of the card by themselves, the wording just needed a gentle nudge. I chose Bright Orange card for the front and used white hammed card behind the cut-out to give a textured look to the dinosaur skeleton. Double sided tape was used to attach the back panel to the card front and I added a green lidded googly eye to the head to add extra interest and a little movement.
This is a quick and simple card to make, yet fun and colourful. It uses a minimum amount of materials but if you have more time you can add extra embellishments, perhaps add different colours behind the cut outs, add a name and / or number and make in larger sizes.

Materials Used:
Papermill direct Bright Orange card
Papermill Direct White Hammered Card
Double Sided tape
1 googly eye
A little cosmic shimmer glue to attach the eye
Tools Used: 

Cricut Explore with subscription images

Papermill Design Team:
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