- A 40th card for a male mechanic who loves go-carting
- Something with fast cars and bikes for a James Bond fan
- A card for a 1 year old girl to give to Daddy, in the style of something a child might make.
1. For the go-carter:
* For the non-crafters out there - the go-cart travels along the slot in the middle, spinning as it goes :-)
3. For Daddy
Several years ago I helped out at our local Rainbows, and one thing I remember about little girls crafting is that they don't do subtle or minimalist :-) With this in mind, I wanted to create a busy and cheerful card, and I wanted to use colours that would appeal to a little girl but that wouldn't be inappropriate for a man. The papers I chose are from very old Papermania paper stacks - one is the first pack of paper I bought when I started crafting! The flowers are die cut using XCut Petal Posy dies - I love this set, and it's great for using odd bits of paper. With lots of sizes of flowers and the separate flower centres, you can really minimise paper wastage. I keep this set out all the time and cut flowers from oddly shaped paper scraps as I create them - it's much nicer to keep flowers than tatty bits of paper! 'Daddy' is stamped using watercolour pens on Craft Planet foam alphabet stamps. I know they're for children, but I use these quite a bit as they're really versatile. My pen set didn't have the right orange colour to match my papers, but one of the great things about foam stamps is that you can blend colours directly on the stamps. Just start with the lightest colour so you don't ruin your pens. I'm really happy with the result, and will do something similar with Bob to make a name plate for his room as soon as he's able to craft :-)