Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Quick and Easy Handmade Birthday Card for Men and Boys - Nautical Theme

I would like to show you another quick and easy design for a handmade birthday card.

 To make this card I used Matchmakers Textured Cardstock with white core sizes 6” x 6” in Neutrals, even though any other types would go just well too.

For this design you will need:

  • Ship / Boat outline sticker (You can use following link to order outline sticker similar to the one I used - http://www.papercraftsformen.co.uk/moredetails.asp?itemid=5685&group2id=1440&subxgroupid=1440&xgroupid=44&id=1440 or http://www.papercraftsformen.co.uk/moredetails.asp?itemid=5486&group2id=1440&subxgroupid=1440&xgroupid=44&id=1440)
  • White card paper (15 x 30cm)
  • Blue card paper (15 x 15cm)
  • White card paper (large enough to fit the ship / boat outline sticker on)
  • Light gray card paper (15 x 15cm)
  • Double sided tape
  • "Happy Birthday" outline sticker 
  • red and blue gel pens 

Take white card 15cm x 30cm and fold it in half. Take a light gray card paper (size 15 x 15cm) and using a double sided tape attach it to the front of the folded white card. Take a blue card and position it onto the gray card turning it 45 degrees so that the corners of the blue card stick out over the sides of the gray card. Attach the blue card to the gray card using a double sided tape, then cut off the parts of the blue paper that are sticking out over the sides of the gray paper.
Take a white card paper and attach a ship or a boat outline sticker to its centre, then tear off the edge of the white paper around the outline sticker to create an uneven edge. Colour in the outline sticker using the gel pens. Using double sided tape, attach the white paper with the outline sticker to the blue card.
Add "Happy Birthday" outline sticker to the card.

And it's done.

If you would like to take it a step further and make it even more special, make your own envelope. You can find the instructions in "Handmade Envelope" post in my blog's archive under March 2011.

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