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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Cuttlebug - Happy Birthday Embossing Folder

This Happy Birthday embossing folder is really useful for that card you need in a hurry! Quick to emboss -  no sentiment needed, but I did round the corners. 

For an embellishment I used a tag - inked the edges -  then used a new silhoutte stamp from Personal Impressions which has sat in my box for an age waiting for me to know what to do with it. Then I decided to add a sentiment after all.  

With  a few beads and wire added to the butterfly.

As I said, a quick card.  I was pleased with this card because all the bits and pieces  used have been hanging about for a long time - I need to use more of my stash!   I do occasionally go through my storage boxes to see what I have forgotten about - I'm sure I'm not the only one who hordes  - it seems to be  a Crafter's disease!!


Chrissie said...

I love quick cards. I there must be something in the air at the moment as loads of my fellow crafters have been having a bit of a clearout!
It's good for the soul!

Christine said...

Hi Ikki,
The Happy Birthday folder is one of my favourites too, lovely card and tag too.
Christine xx

Unknown said...

As i'm a last minute person (my NY resolution is actually to be more prepared in my cardmaking) I can see that I need this folder. I have the baby one but NEED this one. I bet it would look grat also with a sweep of a pigment ink pad over it in the appropriate male/female colourway... Thanks for the idea

Paula. x

Merry said...

This is a wonderful card Eileen...that butterfly is really pretty. I am trying to stick to what I have in my collection for a couple of months without buying anything new.

tracy said...

lovely quick and easy card, i too am going to make use of what i allready have before buying more.

joan said...

Hi Ikki
just been inspired by your use of the Happy Birthday folder, I have had this for ages and not used it so now I,m going to make some cards with it, most of my cards I need to make are for men so just need to find some appropriate images to add to it. Thanks