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Friday, 20 April 2012

A Birthday Pint bookmark card

Hi everyone!

I just flew back from the Algarve in Portugal yesterday, so I'm really suffering from withdrawal symptoms in the cold and pouring rain. Yuk!!   I'm not looking forward to venturing out to the shops before I go to work this afternoon - MUCH TOO COLD - but we have no food in the house, so needs must!!

I didn't have time to show you my Easter cards, so I'll pop those onto my blog over the next few days.  I did squeeze in a couple of birthday cards before going away too, so I'll post the rest of those next month.



This bookmark card was made for our son-in-law, Garry the Greengrocer, (or as he likes to say - a Purveyor of high class fruit and vegetables to the Restaurant Trade!).  It is a craftsUprint download designed by Robyn Cockburn. These cUp downloads are particularly useful for male cards, and although they are intended for beginners, I've found that they're quite tricky to match up, so require a bit of experience.

I printed the design out onto quite stiff glossy photo paper, folded and decoupaged some elements and then glued it all together with red dst, which is the only tape that holds photo card really well.  I also printed a sentiment and greeting out onto the back of the largest folded piece, before printing and cutting.  I always ink up the edges with copic markers too, so there's no white edges showing.  The two sides of the bookmark were simply glued together, with ribbon threaded through the punched hole at the top, and popped inside the little pocket.



















Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you leave, which I really appreciate.  If I have time, I like to visit my commenters' blogs in return, so that I can keep up with all the lovely projects that are going on in Blogland.

xx Jill



22 comments:

Cards by Alison said...

A brilliant card and book mark will have to check the site out. Alison xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Jill, I love the design!
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Jill this is absolutely fabulous, fantastic design...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Catherine said...

Fab male card.....

Dawn said...

Fab card and brilliant idea. x

Tina said...

Fab design. Tinaxx

ALI said...
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Heike said...

A great shape and such a fab idea for a male card. Brilliant project and design.
Heike xx

carrie-lee said...

great card xxx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow very clever male card and book mark love the colours too ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping thank you for visiting me ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Wendy L said...

What a brill card - great idea.xxxxx

sue said...

fab card jill,your son-in-law will love it sue xx

Margrit said...

what a fantastic card - sure to be treasured xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great book mark design
carol x

GoonerGirl said...

Great card I love it. Chris xx

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Jill, I love this, very unusual and looks like a lot of time and effort went into the making. A very nice keepsake for your son-in-law.

lizzies said...

Absolutely stunning

stacky said...

brilliant card different in the best possible way x

sparklingblackrose said...

Fabulous Jill! Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

Vic said...

oooh, i like this idea...very original! x

Sazzle said...

Great card Jill and sounds as though it was just perfect for your SIL :-)

I've just become a follower too!


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle
(lincs crafty girl)

Gemma said...

Fantastic tag card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma