My grandson turned 7 on Christmas Eve, 2023, so another card was needed and since I was busy getting out Christmas cards, Paul took on the task of constructing the card! He was home recuperating from major back surgery so he was glad to help out. I made a castle card for Emma’s 5th birthday in September so all the details were on the blog post from that card- Beautiful Princesses.
Yes, Sal, links are in blue as well as your words which aren’t a link.
Take a look at Paul’s card. I took a picture of the back because it shows his signature which makes it so special.
I purchased two additional die sets from Karen Burniston:
No, Sal, but if you look at the knight die you see that his helmet is down in front of his face. The Princess/Mermaid set has a die with a face that perfectly fits the knight. Karen Burniston explained using the princess head die for the construction of the Knight so I knew ahead of time what to purchase.
Paul only needed me to pick out the cardstock and designer series papers and a few extra dies and stamps.
- Base: Crumb Cake, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
- Inside Layer (X2), Green designer series paper , 3 3/4 X 5 1/4
- Front of the card uses the same green DSP but I made no measurements
- Castle Base (X2), Dark Grey, use a partial on the front and a full base on the inside
- Cut 3 long brick walls and 2 small walls in light grey cardstock and sponge with dark gray ink as you hold the die in place
- Do the same for the pieces you need for the front
- A moat and the pathway are fussy cut from designer series paper
- The sky is designer series paper stamped with birds from Stampin’ Up! ‘High Tide’ stamp set
- The inside ‘7’ on the shield is from Stampin’ Up! ‘Memorable Moments’ stamp set; the shield is fussy cut with a shape similar to the shield on the front
- To make the knight’s armor look shiny silver, Paul used a metallic silver sharpie
- The dragon looks to be cut from Garden Green with a front of Granny Apple Green
- For little pieces you need orange scraps, red scraps, white scraps and black scraps
- Additional Dies: SU Happy Birthday Thinlits die, SU Stitched Stars Dies, Layered oval die
- The lettering for Jax’s name on the flags is from the ‘i-crafter Ribbon Rosette Funny Add-on’ dies
I will put the youtube videos here for future reference. I hope to have a grandchild interested in making cards some day.
This post should conclude all my cards through December 2023. Now I can move on to journaling the ones in January and the January Shoebox event with Christine as our hostess so come back soon to see those.
Well, January 4 is Amber, January 7 is Joey, January 8 is Jonathan and January 9th is Emmitt, then I have two friends at the end of January.
Only Joey and Emmitt’s are new designs so you won’t be completely overwhelmed with posts.
Thanks for stopping by!
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He doesn’t want to be spotted!