Happy Birthday Card with Oriental Hearts

April 12th, 2010

Oriental Theme

Happy Birthday With Oriental Theme.

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm square.

You Will Need:
- Black card for card base 14.7 x 14.7 cm square
- Black funky foam 8.1 x 11.1 cm, cerise paper 8.1 x 11.1 cm, torquise paper 7.1 x 9.4 cm
- Happy Birthday stamp plus black ink, white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm, cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm
- A piece of floral paper 3.8 x 14.7 cm
- 3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm, 3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm
- Cerise brad
From Meiflower
- Oriental Fabric Hearts

Oriental Themed Birthday Card

Close Up Of Oriental Heart

- Kimono Stickers

Novelty Stickers For Card Making, Kids

Close Up Of Kimono Sticker

- Oriental Red Cord
Daisy Sequin Flowers
- 6 Petal Flower Sequin

- Stick the 8.1 x 11.1 cm cerise paper on to the black funky foam. Stick the torquise 7.1 x 9.4 cm piece of paper on top of the cerise paper as shown.

-  Layer  1 Daisy Sequin Flower onto a 6 Petal Flower Sequin and attach to cerise and torquise piece from above with cerise brad. Stick onto the black base card.

Layered Sequin Flower Attached To Card With A Brad

Close Up Of Layered Sequin Flower And Oriental String

- Stick 2 Oriental Hearts onto the torquise paper, stagger them.

-  Cut a piece of Oriental Red Cord appoximately 15cm.  From the middle of the cord, tie around the sequin flowers. Tie the ends of the red cord into the holes of the oriental hearts. Cut excess string off.

- Matt and layer white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm with the cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm. Stamp Happy Birthday onto the strip. Stick onto black base card.

- Stick floral strip left hand side of black base card.

- Matt and layer  3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm with the  3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm. Select 3 large Kimonos to stick in the middle of the 3 pearlescent rectangles. Stick onto the floral piece, evenly spaced out.

Japanese Kimono & Blossom Card

March 20th, 2010

Just got back from a craft fair the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza in Harrogate its organised by Sue and Richard from Craftwork Cards they’re really nice people, we always bump into each other at the craft shows.

Met a lady today at the show called Sue she used some of our products on her card designs so i met her for the first time today, she has a really good card making blog Cardmaking Companion its definetly worth a look.

Harrogate show

Me with Sue from Cardmaking Companion

kids from harrogate show

Our Younger Customers from Harrogate

Well its 10.30pm now and i have a few ideas in my head even though i feel tired, i know i am sad but have to get this card making project out of my head or it is a sleepless night. (strange but true, thats how my mind works!) so here goes . . .

oriental card

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm White Card as base card.

You Will Need:
- 14.7 x 14.7 cm light blue pearlescent card, 7 x 14.7 cm black card stock, 6 x 13.5 card pink floral card, 3 white pearlescent squares 3.3 x 3.3 cm,  3 black funky foam squares 3.5 x 3.5 cm, Happy Birthday stamp or black Happy Birthday peel off, white pearlescent strip, pink strip.
- Kimono Stickers
- Blossom Ribbon
- Blossom Stickers
- Resin Flip Flop

- From the front of the base card, trim off 7.7 cm so nearly half the front has been cut off. Stick the 7 x 14.7 cm black card stock onto the front of base card as shown.

- Stick the 14.7 x 14.7 light blue card onto card as shown.

- Matt and layer the 3.3 x 3.3 cm white pearlescent squares onto the 3.5 x 3.5 cm black funky foam foam squares. Repeat three times. Stick Kimono stickers onto the squares as shown. Stick blossom ribbon onto pink card and stick pink card onto base card as shown. ( only stick down on black part of card)

- Stamp or use peel offs on the strip of white pearlescent card, mat and layer onto pink strip. Stick down onto black part of card.

- Stick down blossom stickers and resin flip flop as shown.