Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Stars Framelits teenage boy card

So… I definitely CASEd this from somewhere but I’ve been all over Pinterest and the entire internet, including my favourite blogs and can’t find it anywhere! If you recognise it, please let me know and I’ll give credit. 

It’s the “teenage boy” card we made at my no-longer-recent Awkward Cards workshop and, although I acknowledge that a teenager boy isn’t going to appreciate any card unless it has money in it, it was quite fun to make. 

The star was die-cut with Framelits, and then “hi” was cut from the centre using some Thinlits (yeah, yeah, I’ll look up the names of these products in a minute*). Underneath is a punched circle of retiring DSP with some retiring thick Baker’s Twine wrapped around it. I love the look of this technique but, for the life of me, I never seem to get it right. I think I’ve cracked it now though (AFTER I made this card, naturally) and it seems you make a loop of twine, then tape it down with some washi tape. Wish I’d thought of that. 

The rest of the card is just a series of simple elements… the only thing was that I didn’t have any black Candy Dots, so I coloured some of my least favourites (*cough cough* the orange ones) using a black Sharpie. 

There are lots of retiring products on this project, some of which have now sold out but can be substituted with current or new products. For instance, even if you don't want to get the bargain Label Card Thinlits (see below), the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits have a “for you” die which would be perfect in the centre of the star, and any brightly coloured DSP would work just as well under the vellum. You could substitute the Thick Baker's Twine with another colour - there are five new colours in the new catalogue - or simply Linen Thread.

*Label Card Thinlits - still in stock on Wednesday evening and down to £14.98!


  1. What a great teenager card! Hope you don't mind if I case this one.


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