Wednesday 12 January 2022

Birthday card for Edward

Len's g'nephew, Edward, will shortly be celebrating his Birthday and - as always after Christmas - I was so busy with other blog stuff that it was a bit of a rush to make a quick card yesterday for him:

I used:

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

- snippets of plain and patterned blue paper, found tucked in the front of my expanding snippets folder. No idea where they came from

- trimmed the plain blue paper to an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the card front and glued it in place

- trimmed the blue striped paper by an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the plain blue layer and glued that in place

- die cut the sentiment using a white card snippet and a sentiment from the Impression Obsession 'Birthday Top Edgers' set of dies

- made a panel for the sentiment by gluing some of the leftover plain blue paper to a snippet of white card

- glued the die cut sentiment onto the panel using a glue pen then popped it in place on the card front, using thin sticky pads

- showed Len and his immediate reaction was that something was missing- so I had a good rootle around in one of my boxes of embellishments and suddenly remembered 'card candy' from years ago. At one time no card was complete without card candy added to it, so I popped some white ones onto the card and got the seal of approval!

I'm absolutely thrilled to see that the new Snippets Playground blog is so popular - 86 followers already and loads of lovely comments and entries for the current challenge over there. The link to the new Playground is both on the sidebar here and also on a tab at the top of the page. Come and play!


  1. Great masculine card, and the candy does the trick! Hopefully I can visit the challenge this weekend!!!

  2. What a fabulous masculine card Di - well done. The card candy really does finish it beautifully
    Stay safe

  3. A great card and finished off nicely with the card candy. They were all the rage at one time and I must have thousands of them in lots of colours!!

  4. Fab CAS card Di .. love the die cut sentiment
    Pauline xx

  5. A great masculine card Di.
    Kath x

  6. Thanks for the reminder about the 'card candy' x. Great masculine birthday card x.

  7. Prachtige mannenkaart heb je gemaakt .
    Leuk sentiment .
    Groetjes , Elle-Jeanne

  8. This card may have been quick and simple to make but it is a beauty, perfect for any man xx

  9. Fantastic masculine card, great "snippits diving" so simple but so awesome, great colours and yes the "candy" does the trick.

  10. Great male card, love the card candy and stripes paper xxx

  11. A great card for Len's nephew Di and the blue tones of the striped paper and plain card look great together, and the added die cut sentiment on another blue mat and also finished with the card candi makes one super card! x

  12. Lol Id forgotten totally about card candy, I had it in every colour!! Great card, I'm sure he loved it

  13. This is a fabulous masculine card Di xx

  14. Hi Di this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. What a great eye Len has to see that adding just a little bit more would take this card onto another level! A nice patterned paper and simple sentiment is always a great design for a masculine card but the card candy finishes it off perfectly!

  16. Superb stripy masculine card, finished off nicely with Card Candi. Love that stuff.

    The new Playground is wonderful & I think there may be a little party going on in the Treehouse!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  17. I love this! It's absolutely perfect for a male!

  18. Perfect masculine birthday card! Sounds like Len has an eye for design. Edward will love it!

    Congratulations on the new Snippets Playground site… looks wonderful.

    Crafty hugs,
    Trina 💙

  19. I doesn't look like a quick" card Di, it's very masculine and wonderful.
    Faith x

  20. Such lovely masculine card for Len's nephew! Your card candy are the perfect embellishments. I have to try making some by myself :)

  21. Fabulous masculine card Di!

  22. Fabulous! I have taken a leaf out of your book Di and treated myself to a large birthday sentiment die. It really is the perfect formula for a quick card and is an excellent way of using papers. Hugs, Vicky x

  23. Hurrah for The New Playhouse--success already! Love the great masculine card & how you used the IO die cut which I have & sometimes struggle with!


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