Sunday, 29 May 2016

birthday card, straight from the heart - gentlemen edition

handmade birthday cards perfect every personal gift.

they are easy to make and can be easily personalized, to match the taste and the personality of the presentee and the type and colour of the present.

... i can't help myself repurposing anything into something else,  but there are a few things which are worth to be repurposed into more than one other thing.

laminate samples...for example.

they are a great base for nearly everything and of course for personal birhtday cards.

you are more than welcome to have a look at my laminate sample address book and calendar.

this is what you need

- laminate sample

- heart template

- black touch-up pen

- black decoration sand

- mod podge

- brush

- card board

- pen

- paper clip

this is what you have to do

- place the template on the left corner of the laminate sample

- draw the outlines of the heart onto the laminate sample

- letter the german we call best wishes 'herzlichen gl├╝ckwunsch', which literally means heartfelt or wishes, therefore it is easy to include the drawn heart

- get your mod podge and your brush ready

- apply the mod podge to the inside of the drawn heart

- sprinkle the decoratio sand onto the glue ... for a more female verion of a birthday card, you can of coures use glitter instead

- remove the excess sand by placing the laminate sample upright

- and here we go

- the birthday card cover is done

- get your card board and your paper clip ready

- attach the the card board to the backside of the laminate sample and fix it with the paper may want to wish to apply some glue to keep the card board in place.

- inscribe your personal birthday wishes

- and that's it...the gentlemen version of a handmade birthday card made from a laminate sample

i hope you enjoyed the tutorial...thank you very much for your regards...silke