Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Handmade Birthday Cards Received

Hello, Crafters.

On Sunday, I had the most amazing birthday. I spent time 
with my daughter and her husband in the morning, and Hubby and I had 
dinner with our son and his partner in the evening. We're off to 
Alaska on the 19th. July on the Stampin' Up! 2018 Incentive Trip. 
It's a cruise which is a first for both of us! Apparently, internet
 access can be pretty random, which is something that I've 
been a bit concerned about! But Hubby bought me the best 
birthday present possible i.e. the top grade internet package 
available for the whole week! I'm so excited! 
 Today I'm sharing two of the handmade birthday cards I received on 
Sunday - I always save my birthday cards for the actual day! The first
 one is from my friend Geraldine Homenchuk, who lives in Canada.
 Ever since I've known Geraldine, she has always decorated the inside
 of the cards she sends as well as the envelopes. The stamp set she
 used is a retired set called Peaceful Petals - 133107 - which
 Geraldine very kindly photographed as a reminder for me.

The top layer of her card is our Vellum  Cardstock (CS), and
 the layer under is Watercolour Paper which  has been heat-embossed 
with the stem of leaves stamp.  Then Geraldine sponged over the
 leaves, probably with Old Olive. For the individual flowers, she 
heat-embossed three of them with four individual leaves in Whisper
 White Embossing Powder. She used an Aquapainter and painted
 the flowers in a relaxed style, but I'm not sure which colour she used. 
 The sentiment across the page is from the new "Teeny Tiny Wishes"
 stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings. Geraldine and I are very
 similar in a lot of ways when it comes to crafting, and she fussy
 cut the flowers an leaves, which I would love to have done!
The second card I'm sharing with you was made by my
Faceboook friend Lorraine Turner. It's ironic that she should
 send me this style of card because I was watching YouTube
 last week to see how it's made.
 Lorraine's card is the most straight-forward card Ive seen and
 I will be CASEing it for a video. I don't know what this style of 
card is called, apart from a fancy fold card! The sentiment is 
from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, but the roses image
 isn't from a stamp set I own.
 The stitched dies are Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape Framelits Dies, 
and the scalloped circles are from the Layering Circles Framelits 
Dies. I don't recognise the Designer Series Paper or the ribbon.
 I can't show you inside the card because Lorraine has written me
 a lovely letter! Lorraine is a member of my general Facebook 
group where crafters can share their projects, and everyone is 
free to use any brand of products.
 My group is called Happy Crafting. If you'd like to join, please
 head on over to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JanBHappyCrafting/.
 I also highly recommend you check out Lorraine's website at www.heart-and-crafts.blogspot.co.uk - you won't be disappointed! 

Finally, I've found out that Blogger has actually changed the 
Comments option! I have changed two of my settings and you
 can now start leaving comments under my blog each day. The big 
difference you will notice is that your comment will publish straightaway,
 which 99.9% of the time is fine. Unfortunately, there have been 
occasions when people have tried leaving advertisments rather than
 comments. I'm going to let it run like this for a while to see how it 
goes. If at any time you see anything posted that you don't like, 
please let me know immediately and I will remove it! Email me at 
janb@janbcards.com. My website is currently being revamped and 
I'll be moving away from Blogger once it's ready! ☺

That's it from me today! I hope you've enjoyed seeing these 
two projects made by other crafters! ☺

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Triangle fold intersecting card. That's Lisa Curcio's description. I've made several. Good luck with it.Susan from PA USA

  2. I've seen it called a diagonal cut card.

  3. You are most welcome Mrs B for the handmade card; I love to make people smile with my cards and if this has accomplished this then it makes me smile too! Thank you for showing my card on your blog Jan, the DSP is not SU but I tend to use a variety of different products together. This particular DSP was gifted to me from a crafter who was giving the hobby up and she gifted me quite a lot of different craft things to help me get started with my own craft stash. Thank you Jean. xx