Monday, February 28

On Saturday we had a family bbq to celebrate a 50th birthday.  It was the perfect night, the temperature was just right, the mozzies were kept at bay with a bit of insect repellent, good conversations and the screaming laughter of cousins playing games of chase.  With the present already bought, wrapped up in simple brown paper tied with a bow I needed to make a card.  Male cards are really difficult to make, when there is some space to fill you can't pretty it up with ribbon or a flower like you can with a female card.  So with some inspiration from a card magazine I came up with this simple card to go along with the pressie.   Do you still buy cards to go with gifts or maybe go with a simple gift tag?

Here's a little quote for your Monday
"The greatest exercise for strengthening the heart is reaching down and lifting people up" Ernest Blevins


  1. Another grogeous card Catherine. I agree, its always difficult to make 'blokey' things but Youve done well! Have a great week,x

  2. Male cards are difficult. I have to admit lately I've been leaning more towards gift tags and small cards. I do still like big cards though when I have special words I want to write.

  3. Like the card - good idea. I like to recycle as much as I can - however never really got creative at making my own cards.

    At christmas I cut up old christmas cards and use them as gift tags.

    Leah x

  4. The card looks great. Male cards are hard. I love your star background and the stud at the end of happy birthday. Looks like we have the same stamp set - I also have a huge set of the snap stamps.

    As for the card vs tag on gifts, I always go with a card so I can add a nice message.

  5. Love the colours in this Catherine you did a great job!

  6. Oh I agree, male cards are very difficult to make. Love this one!


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