Happy Birthday Mr Papercraft!

It’s a B-I-G “Happy Birthday” to my husband, Mr Papercraft, today.  He doesn’t read my blog – not that I can blame him since he sees most of the cards that end up on here in real life (he’s a hit & miss critic, but oddly good at recognising the wonky bits!).

But, he did happen to see it one day when I’d left it open on the computer – and ironically on a post where I referred to him as Mr Papercraft (perhaps the one about the iron-on glitter vinyl mugs when I was in a very grateful mood!).  Well, since then, he’s been referring to himself as ‘Mr Papercraft’ and gets quite a chuckle out of it.

Now, it’s only fitting that the main man along for the ride with me on mypapercraftjourney gets more than one card on his big day (and by main man, I may mean key financier!).  He’s still heavily into his diving, so both cards fit into the nautical/marine theme.


The first card is from me.  It uses the Irresistibly Yours Sale-A-Bration DSP which I coloured with ink & sponge daubers to create an underwater oasis for the little diver man.  The diver is John from the Silhouette Design store, complete with a tank and flippers to make him into Diver John.  The “you’re the best!” sentiment is also a SAB goodie (Simply Wonderful Stamp Set).


The second card is a shaker card I made for the Little Miss Papercrafts to give to their Daddy.  [If you would like instructions on how to make a shaker card – follow this link to a previous post].  I loved the fun of this card – something they could play with as well as Daddy.

Happy Birthday Mr Papercraft – our ocean is so much fuller for having you in it!  With lots of love, Mrs Papercraft & the Little Misses x

imageShaker Card Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: On Film, Squares, Starburst, Bitty Banners

DSP: Maritime

Specialty Paper: Window Sheet

Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red

Ink: Coastal Cabana

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Embellishments: Linen Thread, Stampin’ Glitter (I used Champange which is now retired.  Gold, which is current, would also work well)

Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals

*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during January 2015 using the TF7WJGE3 to receive another free gift from me! ***



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.