Handmade Cards

Inspired by Pinterest #2

When I need to make a card for a male birthday, I usually turn to my Pinterest board for inspiration.

I love this card by Jill Dewey Hawkins, who designs for MFT. It’s a perfect card to send to a man on his birthday. I don’t have any of the supplies that Jill used, but thought that I’d try using what I had already to make my own version of her wonderful card.


The background was made by cutting strips of dotted Swiss card the same width as the card base and around 25mm high. I then cut them into flags. The flag pennant was created in a similar way – cut to the desired size and add a fishtail at the bottom. This of course would be much quicker if you had the dies but it didn’t take too long.

I adhered everything to a piece of thin white card, then added to a card base. I then needed to trim the card base down a little to tidy the edges. The pennant flag is raised up a little from the base using foam pads.

I love enamel dots but am reluctant to spend on them at the moment. I do have tons of card candi, though. I had an idea to try adding glossy accents to the card candi, to create my own ‘enamel dots’. I love the effect! I’ve pre-made a few more, ready for when I need them. I’m never very patient with glossy accents so good to have some already made.

Products used to make this card:

  • MFT Birthday Greetings Stamp
  • Dotted Swiss card
  • Craftwork Cards card candi
  • Glossy accents