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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Runner Beans!!!

Back today with a birthday card made using my faithful old Craft Robo and a cutting file from Beanpole Books called Runner Beans
We were invited to a friend's surprise 50th last weekend - and as we know him through running, it seemed appropriate to use a running image. I used Papermill Navy card for the base and to cut out the image. It's rather thick - so didn't cut right through, but it's enough to be able to then peel the front part away from the back layers of card.

I then cut the shorts in red and the t-shirt in cream, and used more of these colours for matting and layering. The red strip is embossed with Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Argylle Embossing Folder, and the name and age are cut with Die'sire 1" Alphabet and Number dies. 
For some reason I decide to make the base card to fit the topper - then realised I needed an envelope to go with it. So, I used a piece of red thick paper (from Lidl) to make the envelope, and used Die'sire Essential Circles and Scallop Circles to cut a little decoration - topped off with a button!!

I would like to enter this into:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes with Red
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes
Scrapbbooker PhD - Masculine + Die Cuts

Take care,


  1. Fabulous card Carole,
    Hugs Julie xxx


  2. This is one awesome guy card!!! I love it. This is a great 50th B-day card.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #148 “USE RED” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  3. This is perfect for you friend. I love sports-themed cards. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's masculine birthday card challenge this month. Good luck.


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