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
Shaker Card Supply List:
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
Framelits: On Film, Squares, Starburst, Bitty Banners
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! ***