Thursday, 31 May 2012

Three minute grid card using DP

I suppose this isn't strictly a three minute card... it took a lot of mulling over and planning but cutting it out and putting it together took no time at all. I was inspired to make it by CASual Fridays where the challenge is to make a male card using designer paper and also by my friend Irene who has been making  the loveliest inchie cards lately and encouraging me to have a go! Come and have a look:


I really enjoyed making this! It was made with my husband's birthday in mind and I chose images relevant to him from the First Edition designer paper range as well as the retired Newsprint. Once I knew what I wanted, it took seconds to cut them out with my square punch.


My husband cycles everywhere locally and disapproves of short trips in the car. I do agree with him but feel that a six mile round hike every day to drop my youngest son off at school is stretching it a bit! He's also pretty tone deaf but adores all sorts of innovative music.


He loves to potter about in the garden although once, when he announced he was going to do a spot of pruning, I was aghast to find he'd chopped down some trees! I found this vellum bee in my scraps box (click here for details of how to make him).


Newspapers are a big part of his life (my husband's, not the bee's) and he spends Sunday mornings, oblivious to the rest of the household, poring over each section of the paper with numerous cups of strong dark coffee at his elbow. The map represents travel - he's not particularly bothered about being there, it's the getting there he loves!


This little inchie represents history! He's a bit of a historian and I sometimes have to rescue the children when I find them pinned into a corner with their eyes glazing over while he carries on an animated monologue about some obscure point of political history! Ahhhh! We love him with all his foibles!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Nature Walk (for the bee), Little Princess (for the sentiment - ironically I find this is a great male birthday sentiment!)
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: First Edition designer paper (and Newsprint retired), 1 1/4" square punch, antique brass brad, vellum, Daffodil Delight marker, paper snips
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I've wittered on long enough today so I shall go away now, but do come back tomorrow if you have a minute and I'll show you the golden wedding anniversary card I made for my in-laws and photos of the manor house we stayed in with its 'wealth of beams'!

Hugs,



37 comments:

  1. this is stunning Vicky! such a perfectly CAS card but not dull as they can sometimes be! now i have the first idea what to make with my newsprint papers! hugs Karen x

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  2. What a great idea to make an inchie card to reflect the recipient. That does take a bit of mulling over but you have done a great job.

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  3. This is wonderful Vicky. So simple but striking. Love that bee...

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  4. This is so cool! I like how each inchie means something. Well done yet again, Vicky!
    Cheers, Karen

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  5. That is a lovely stunning, thoughtful and very suited card Vicky. It's a great idea to put all of those snippets of what your hubby likes into one card-I'm sure he will love it!

    You made me think of my own Dad when you said you sometimes have to rescue the kids from his tales, my Dad is just like that and can insist on you listening. Don't let your kiddies know though that I am nearly 41 and still haven't found a way of avoiding the tales lol!

    Have a great day xx

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  6. This is so cleverly planned and looks almost like a mini scrapbook page. Love the bee too. Guess you could stamp images onto card to create a similar effect. Hmm, lots ideas to run with now... thanks for sharing, hugs, Buttons x

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  7. This is gorgeous Kate - so personalised. A great idea and looks Fab on the Kraft card.

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  8. I love how there's so much personal detail and thought gone into the card, representing all manner of hobbies, but yet it's perfectly CAS. Irene may well have inspired me to have a go at a few inchies!

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  9. Really like this Vicky, brilliant for a man!
    M x

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  10. Hello Vicky

    Your card is perfect and stunning, I knew it would be beautiful.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Lovely card Vicky - sorry I've not commented for a while - back to normal next week! - Jacqueline xx

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  12. I love how personalised this card is and so stylish and simple. I'd like to have a go at something similar myself, if you don't mind :)
    Louise x

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  13. Oh, this is so clever!!! What a cool way to personalize your DH's card...but I can see this working with LOTS of different little scraps! Into my CASE file for sure!

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  14. What a fab card Vicky I love making personalised cards and usually make them with Craft Artist. Love the bee!
    Val x

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  15. Great masculine card, and if you have scraps,what a terrific way to use them up. I love being able to create a card especially for a particular person. If you have time, have a look at the card I created for my DH for his birthday today. Helen (Sydney)

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  16. GReat card Vicky and a bit different a great card for a man

    Anne

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  17. SUPERB male card and could be adapted for anything really. Do you think the inchies will be addictive????

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  18. Wow, this is one of the most thoughtful cards I've ever seen, Vicky! Love the different meaning each inchie has. So glad you are playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. Such a thoughtful card which could be adapted for anybody who has enough interests!
    Looking forward to seeing the pictures tomorrow! Sounds very posh!
    Hope you are well, L x

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  20. That is perhaps the most interesting card ever posted - not only for its beauty but for how cleverly you've incorporated everything your hubby loves into 6 little squares! Just brilliant :-D
    Tara
    x

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  21. You have wowed me again, Vicky! Love love the masculine inchies! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  22. Hi Vicky,
    Your card is really lovely...so thoughtful and such a wonderful idea xx

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  23. Great card Vicky, your design is so effective. xx

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  24. Hi Vicky, firstly thank you for all your comments I do so look forward to reading them as they make me howl not in pain I may add ! fabulous card for hubby and a very thoughtful one too love how you have included all of his favourite things ( why aren't you on there ! )

    Marie

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  25. This is a lovely card and sooooo thoughtful! I really love hearing the stories behind cards like this! M x

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  26. Fabulous Vicky and a brilliant way to personalise a card.
    Lynne xxx

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  27. Fantastic!!! That bee is the perfect touch too.
    Lynn

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  28. The little snippets of DP are a brilliant idea Vicky and it's just lovely that you have a personal reason for each square. The Kraft base is just perfect to for a guys card :0)
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  29. What a beautiful...but very handsome card, Vicky!! LOVE all the thought that went into each square, too...what a wonderful card for your hubby's birthday...you are such an artist, Vicky!! I'm so glad you were a part of CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!!

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  30. SO gorgeous, Vicky! I love everything about this. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  31. Such a special card! I love that every piece has a reason :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  32. This is so perfectly masculine - love the back story of how it all came together! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

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  33. What a wonderful idea for a birthday card!

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  34. Super masculine card and loved reading about each inchie and how it's relevant. x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x