Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Special Cards - For the WOMAN at Work!

I made this tri-fold card for Di, after finishing her mammoth job of grouting her kitchen. I'd recently got a freebie pink double ended pen so this was ideal to change the MAN to WOMAN to start with!

I'd found an image on my PC of some DIY items, my printer has a funny quirk of sometimes mis-aligning the printing - I think it's when there's a lot on the page and as I'd cropped quite a few items onto one page to save ink and paper I think it threw a wobbly on me! Still I got the bits I needed so not a problem.

I'd also got some peel offs to make a card for my Cousin's 50th birthday and still had some left which was handy! I knew I'd find a way of using them all up!


Here's what you need to make this card:

  • White tri-fold cardstock

  • Cut the DIY backing paper to size, and then stick to the front of both sides of the tri-fold card

  • Add the tape measures at jaunty angles (technical term there LOL!)

  • For the front page, mat and layer the "Man At Work" sign onto silver mirri card

  • Add purple "Bling" to add a girlie side to the sign!

  • Change MAN to WOMAN in a bright pink pen

  • On the second page, use the DIY workbox and mat and layer it to silver mirri card again

  • Round the corners with the Dovecraft corner rounder

  • On the inside of the card, mat and layer white card and centre it in place on the cardstock

  • Hand write the sentiment (personalised in pink!)

  • Add two peel off tape measures to the bottom of the middle of the card and again colour them with the pink pen

  • Add "Congratulations" peel off in the middle

Done! All ready to send to Di along with Sydney the sock monkey.


Di said...

I love this card Karen, everything about it is just right! It still has pride of place on my desk :) Di x

Gill said...

Hi Karen, Loved the card Di must be really pleased with it.
Gill x

Di said...

Hi Gill
Yup, I love it! And next time I tackle any grouting I invite you along to help out - my back hurt for a week or more afterwards :( But, Karen's card did make me smile again! Di x