Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fathers Day Card #3

Good Morning!

I have my third Fathers Day card for you today which is the card I sent to my Dad this year so I couldn’t post it before the day in case he spotted it and although you wouldn’t be able to use the fathers day sentiment ’til next year, all of the other items can be used any time of year :) My Dad has recently ventured into Bee Keeping so I have some bee themed elements for you today. There are 2 bee cut files and a wooden bee hive cut file too and for those of you without a digital cutting machine I created a digi bee scene for you to colour, I also have 2 matching sentiments. There is a cut file for the pop up slider card base, you can find it in my last post here.

I wanted to give the hive a bit of a realistic feel by swiping some darker brown ink over my hive peaces to give a wood effect and lifted the bottom of each slat with 3d foam pads to add dimension. I mounted my little bees onto strips of acetate then attached to the back of the hive so they appear to flutter in mid air and the iridescent vellum I used for the wings looks really effective when they catch the light.

bee hive card 1

bee hive card 2

bee hive card 3

Here are your cut files – formats include ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the links below the images to download)

Bees by Bird

Bees Digital Cutting File by Bird

Wooden Bee Hive by Bird

Wooden Bee Hive Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here are your digis:

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framed scene 5

bee happy

bee fathers day

Fathers day card #2


Oh Yes, 2 posts in as many days! I have another Fathers day card for you today, the Father-y bit is the waistcoat but I also have the card itself as a file for you too ‘cos I’m good like that ;) You can use today’s waistcoat in conjunction with yesterdays ties if you’d like and if you cut it in different patterns or colours of paper you could get very different looks for different people. I can just see this waistcoat cut in a pinstripe paper for a suit waistcoat look or in a green tweed for a more country-fied look, I however went for a leather effect for a biker in the family who wears one.

To put the card together I folded along the score lines on the top panel then stuck the very bottom of the tag shaped slider to the inside of the lowest scored section ensuring that the tag over hangs on both sides equally. The top and bottom panels can now be stuck together with thin tape giving the tag slider plenty of room to slide in and out. All the card needs at this point is a pop-up piece, I haven’t included one in the file so you can choose your own size to match your focal point or you may choose to use a spellbinders label etc, just remember to only attach it to the middle scored section.

pop up slider waistcoat card

Here’s a close up look at the effect I gave my waistcoat, I wanted an aged leather look so I cut the pieces in black card then covered in Versamark and sprinkled on some clear embossing powder. I blasted it with a heat gun but made sure to stop while it was still a bit pitted instead of continuing to heat until smooth as I wanted the uneven texture. Once cool, I roughed up the surfaces with an emery board to remove some of the shine and add to the aged look then pricked some holes around the edges of the shoulder pieces and the pockets to give a stitched feel. I added some brads to look like metal buttons/poppers and it was done.

pop up slider waistcoat card 2

Here are your cut files – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the links below the images to download)


Waistcoat Digital Cutting File by Bird

Pop Up Slider Card by Bird

Pop Up Slider Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

Fathers day card #1

Hello There!

I’ve been so excited today because Dallas is back! I’ve watched the first episode and I plan to watch the second one after this post is up, I love how many of the original cast are still in it. Also I found out today that 2 of my favourite ever TV shows are coming soon, Breaking Bad is back next month and although it is sad that it will be the last series I’m sure it will be great. Also Dexter will be back in September and I can’t wait to see how they handle what happened at the end of the last series.

So onto crafty stuff, I have a couple of Fathers day cards on the lead up to the day on Sunday, a bit late I know but better late than never! The male themed cut files can be used for Birthdays too so even if you have this years Fathers day card sorted these might still come in handy for you. Today I have tie cut files and a tie themed sentiment, I hope you like them :)

My sentiment was printed directly onto some patterned paper using the method I shared in this post to change the colour to blue. I cut several little ties which I popped onto my card in a curve to create a tie bunting/pennant look with twine bows at each end. A very simple card but I’m pleased with how it turned out.

tie bunting card

Here’s your digi sentiment:

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fathers day ties

Here’s your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)


Ties Digital Cutting File by Bird