Hand Made Cards

Happy Birthday Son!

Hello Crafters

Well we had a great day Saturday for the charity event and the sun shone all day which was wonderful, and hopefully we raised loads so we can help more disabled people get the mobility they need to give them a better quality of life.

Today I made a quick card for my sons birthday so I thought I would let you know what I have been up to.

Son 4

Items Used 

  • Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs, Labels 25
  • Crafts Too Squares
  • Justrite ‘Birthday Wishes for you’ and ‘Grand Birthday’ stamps
  • Picture from June Edition ‘Making Cards’
  • Basic Grey Archiac Obsolescent Backing Paper
  • Gold Metallic Card
  • Gold Versa Ink and Gold Papermania Embossing Powder.
  • Two Tone Blue Ribbon
  • Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Sticky Pads and foam.

Ironwork Motifs


  1. First make a base card using 300 gsm white card folded in half and I trimmed to 14.4 cm wide x 21 cm long.
  2. Cut out your desired image of your choice with square die and emboss to suit your image. Cut a larger white square of card and stick image to card to create the base of the centrepiece.
  3. Next using the 1st and 3rd square die at the same time, cut and emboss the gold metallic card to create a frame. Mount with 3 mm sticky foam squares to give the 3D effect of a frame.
  4. Next cut 2 no Gold metallic rectangle 14 cm  x 20.6 cm and using backing paper cut 2 no rectangle 13.6 cm x 20.2 cm. Glue 1 piece of the backing paper to 1 piece of the gold card. Place ribbon round the left hand side and glue one on the front of the card and the other on the inside of the card.
  5. Mount the framed topper on the top of your card.
  6. Stamp your sentiment with gold versa ink onto white 300 gsm card and die cut and emboss using Labels 25, I used the 3rd die. For the inside I used the largest die and stamped and heat embossed in gold.
  7. To add detail I used the Ironwork Motifs and cut the largest die and then snipped off pieces to make the corners of the frame and the sentiment topper. Decorate as desired.

Son 3

I don’t have many corner dies so this is a great way to embellish and change the look.


I also used the smaller long die for the framed corners by snipping the ends off, and it fitted perfectly!

Son 2

I hope this has inspired you to look and see what you can do with your dies.

Have a lovely day and hope the sunshine inspires you too!

Kim x

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