Friday 9 December 2022

Happy Birthday

 Hello crafters!  I have another card made from scraps (I love it when I can use them up!)  I selected a piece of black card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I selected pixied card that I had leftover that wasn't quite enough to use by itself on a card and cut them all into 1/2" strips.  I laid all the strips down, leaving a small gap between them rather than butting them up against each other.  Once I had finished all the strips, I used Black Onyx Glitter in all the in between areas for a bit of bling.  I used the largest balloon outermost cutting die and cut two apertures out of the background.  I added mounting foam to raise the piece and added a black backing piece to it.  I cut the outermost decorative die twice from the large balloon in white.  I recessed them down into the apertures, then used the original fall away piece and cut it with the large balloon die (minus the decorative edge) and added them back into the aperture.  I cut the Happy Birthday Candle die in both white and black, shadowed it and glued it to the top left.  I cut the Best Day Ever sentiment the same way and glued it to the lower right.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  9 1/2"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the vibrant colours and the scrap usage. We can all need ideas for that xx Hazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful and colourful scraps card, and some of the coloured strips I can recognise from the original card you made, we all try to be frugal and this is just the inspiration we need, thank you. xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
Scraps, I'd like to hear from ANY crafter that doesn't have a single anything with scraps of cardstock in, pieces of gold lol. I have a bag next to my desk full to splitting with 'pieces of gold' 2 plastic storage boxes under my chair full, not forgetting the biggest storage box the Swedish shop sells..... full in the craft wardrobe in spare room lol more storage with bits than full packs of cardstock!! It won't go down like a salad bowl in Florida the more you eat the more it seems to fill up again!!!
As much as I love this inspiration would absolutely everyone that doesn't craft see these dies are balloons? I love it, so colourful, such a massive way to wish someone a Happy birthday.
Sending love to all pop in, stay warm, be safe and take care out there, it's treacherous out of the streets and roads xxx said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant bright and happy card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I could make hundreds of not thousands of scrap based cards with my left overs and I only make cards for family and friends.So, why don't I? Because I don't have your creative brain!!
A brilliant card for all ages!
Crafty Hugs, Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely bright card. What a brilliant way to use scraps and make a lovely end product as this is.

Barbara V

dj from kettering said...

Just right for that pesky teenage boy who
still wants birthday cards, but is too
grown up to admit it!!!

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I like how you have used different strips of colour,definitely a male card. Take care everyone x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous vibrant card & a great way to use up some of the scraps we have. Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Like all crafters I have boxes of scraps so I love it when an idea to use them comes up. Todays sample is one of those fabulous ideas to use them. So thank you Sue!
Hugs x
Heather T

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant card Sue x a fantastic way to use some leftover scraps and you have such a great eye for co-ordinating the colours x the balloon dies are great for any age or gender x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Another master piece from the hands of the magician. A few weeks ago I binned a lot of my scraps (I;m too old now to save them all) I still have enough to make lots of rainbow cards and thank you very much for the inspiration,
Marie P.


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Friday everyone x
What a brilliant ‘scrappy’ card. It’s so satisfying using up those pesky scraps, of which I have mountains. I can never bring myself to throw any of them away no matter how small they are, much to the amusement of my boys! Absolutely love the colours in this card and the black glitter really makes them pop beautifully x
Take care one and all x
Sending you all positive thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Good thinking always brilliant when you can make use of all your scraps cardstock brilliant idea and card today.
Owlish Xx

Deb E Isle o fWight said...

A really fab cheerful post with the added fact that its a scrap buster...Love it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely vibrant colours and a great way of using up extra pieces of card. WakeyL

Beryl said...

Lovely card.

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - brilliant use of scraps, and so cheerful too! Colleen xx

Anonymous said...

hi sue love this happy card and the sentiments very useful i indeed thank you sue stray safe my friends vrtry dangerous out there cxxxcxxxxJUNE. HORROCKS

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a bright and cheerful card and isn’t it amazing how the little bit of black glitter makes the colours pop

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely bright and cheerful card today and better still it uses up our scraps. Genius.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really happy looking birthday card, love the colours and the way you have used some scraps.


Pawprintx4 said...

Fabulous use of the strips of colored paper. Happy card.
Stephanie K

Scottydog said...

A lovely colourful card made from scraps - couldn’t be better! Thank you Sue for the idea!

Eunice Astle said...

Wonderful card Sue love the fact that it is made from scraps!!!!

sued99 said...

A great way to use some of those scraps up. I too have many of them! X

ursula said...

Oh those beautiful vibrant colours, so appealing, lovely card for so many different people, luv Ursula xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic Card, love the bright and vibrant colours. A great way to use those scraps. Take care and stay warm everyone. Bx

Hellma said...

Fun card love the background

Judy Hollers said...

Yesterday's card made me happy, and this one does, too. It is so cheerful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

CCM said...

What a lovely way to use up your scrap pieces. It's really colorful. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Anonymous said...

I like it Sue, what a clever way to use scraps/leftovers, thank you for your inspiration
Marlene O