Wednesday 4 November 2020

Olivia is 11

Our other Grand daughter over in Germany just celebrated her Birthday, hot on the heels of her older sister, Mia.

This is the card I made for Olivia - fondly known as Livi:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- plain blue and blue spotty (very slightly flower shaped) papers from a 'no name' Papermania pad, which I die cut to size using the brilliant Waffle Flower' A2 Layer Dies' set

- pre-coloured digital image, again cut to size using one of the Waffle Flower layering dies 

- next stamped the sentiment using a Clearly Besotted 'Say What' stamp and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink 

- then it was just a case of glueing all the layers in place - simples!

One of the beauties of using the layering dies is that you can easily 'gut' a piece of card or paper by cutting out the centre to use it - so, for example, I got both plain blue 'frames' from one sheet of 6" x 6" paper. Being a bit OCD, I always infill the 'gutted' portion by die cutting a piece of plain white paper or card so that it sits level again - and of course that gets hidden by the layer sitting on top of it.

Livi is a keen footballer, and a bit of a tomboy - hence the choice of image. I think it's actually a boy but does remind us so much of Livi! 

So, that's both Birthdays over with - Christmas is next of course.


  1. A brilliant card and I love to gut my cards too!! My eldest granddaughter is Mia and when she was younger she loved playing football. She is 14 now, so now it's friends first! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Oh! Thanks for the good tip on using frames die to maximise patterned paper/cardstock. Never thought of that.

    Lovely birthday card with cute image.

  3. Wonderful card and a beautuful image.
    Valerija xx

  4. What a beautiful card Di - and made with such love, and tailored to Livi so perfectly! I too have been known to cut the middle out of a layer, and then add in an matching weight of scrap card/paper to 'hide' the hole :)
    Stay safe

  5. I'm sure Livi will love this super card.

  6. A fabulous card Di - I'm sure Livi will love it too.
    Kath x

  7. Aww Olivia will love her card and what an adorable image you have used Di enjoy your day hugs to Dudley x

  8. Gorgeous card, Di. I'm sure Livi loved it! xoxo

  9. Hi Di,
    don't faint it's melol. .
    This card is very apt for your Granddaughter as she loves to play football.
    Love the sweet image and your design.
    Thank you for the tip on gutting and filling the gutted portion.
    I do gut card when I remember to do so but never thought of filling in the gutted part.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. What a fab card for Livi. Just perfect.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. How beautiful, love your coloring!

  12. Your grand daughters card is a fabulous! I'm sure she's going to love it.

  13. Lovely shades of blue and a cute image Di and am sure as a keen footballer Livi will really love this card. x

  14. Lovely card, I am sure Mia will love it. I 'gut' cards but never thought of adding a filling piece of snippet, great tip. Love Nicky

  15. Happy Birthday to Livi, and such cute card for her Love the choice of paper for the frame of the cute football stamp!

  16. Di, this is such a great card for your granddaughter. I love the image!

  17. You made a great card and it will be very appreciated!
    Lia xx

  18. Cuuute, Di! Gotta love that adorable image, and it definitely fits the tomboy -- I have one of those btw!

  19. Grandaughter is only ever happy when dressed like this. she plays in a girls football team too. Bet this card was loved. More strife on the home front. The fireworks have been going off here more than last night. Hugs Me.

  20. Such a cool birthday card! Livi will love it! The image is adorable. Takecare and stay safe my friend! Hugs xxxxxxxx

  21. This looks like the perfect card for Livi, from your description of her interests. When you first explained how you gut the blue card, to get two frames, I thought that it was a great way to reduce bulk. Then I saw that you cut an extra piece to inlay, and there goes the bulk-reduction,ha! Well, either way, it looks lovely and professional....and I love that image.


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