Monday, 16 May 2011

Birthday Card using Nursery Tails

When I first saw this cartridge I thought I would never use it as my boys are way beyond the age for these cutesy images but I think it is proving to be a very adaptable one.  This card is for my friend who has got a significant birthday and catching up with me!!

The base card is from WHSmith A4 size, 21cm x 29.5cm.
The step card instructions are as follows:-
Place your card on your work surface with the short sides at the top and bottom.
Measure and mark 5cm, 8.5cm, 14.5cm, 20.5cm and 24cm down the right edge.  Score 11.5cm horizontal lines from each mark.  Score alll the way across at the 14.5cm mark.

Draw a pencil line from the left edge of the top score line down to the left edge of the bottom score line.  Use a craft knife or similar and cut along the pencil line.

Mountain fold the 5cm, 14.5cm (all the way across), and the 24cm score line.  Valley fold the 8.5cm and 20.5cm score lines to complete the step design.

I also made a template using an A4 size bit of plastic so that I dont have to measure to make this sort of card again.  I am not good at measurements, so the less I have to do the better.

The main image is cut at 5inches (13cm approx) all placed on
using pop dots from Lidls to give dimension.
The first mats are from my stash.  Cant remember where I got them from.  Think my friend gave me the one with Friends on.  Then the Party on label is from JT Cart and is on a Tim Holtz die cut.
Hope you like it.  Thanks for looking.


  1. Cute card :)

  2. Great card Susan! There are some good images on Nursery Trails - I must have another look at it!! :) xx

  3. This card is so great! Love it!! :)Amy


My Sons card for the Royal Wedding

My Sons card for the Royal Wedding
He won 2nd prize and it has been sent of to the happy couple. Very proud and he made a gorgeous card. I thought it was the best.