Saturday, 8 September 2012

Birthday Scrabble card.

Hello fellow bloggers,

A very quick post today, but this card has to be one of my favourites for ages. It is so simple, yet so effective.

I'm afraid I can't take the credit for this concept, I saw a similar card on Barbar Grays classroom last week. It was an example for the stamp set for the next class. I don't have the stamp set, which is letters and blocks. So I improvised.

I used Craft Artistist for the tiles. First I had to map out what letters I needed, then  I found a very plain frame with a black outline, added plain, block type letters, as in the scrabble game,  and added a beige background. The worst bit was cutting them all out. 

The background paper is the same one I used for the tiles, I just made it more transparent so it was paler. I distressed around the card with Tim Holtz antique linen, added some card candy and a nice insert, and it was done.

Happy to say that my son-in-law loved it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.
Inky impressions - Anything goes.
Creative Craft Challenges - All about the boys.
A Gem of a Challenge - A boy  thing.
ABC Challenge - W for wishes.
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes.

Thank you for taking the trouble to pop by, do come again.

Jools.  xxx


  1. Amazing card Jools. Love the tiles you have created. Simple design but very effective.

    Sarah x

  2. Unusual but very effective , Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge , good luck , hope to see you for the next challenge ...Hugs Sue DT xx

  3. Great idea, Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

  4. Such a creative idea :-) Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge and I'd love to see you again :-)


  5. I'm a gamer and this card struck my fancy. I just love the scrabble pieces designed to convey the birthday message! Very creative and original and perfect for a masculine flair! :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us at Heck of a challenge.
    Lisa xx

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  7. A beautiful card :)Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck - Jane x

  8. This is a creative idea for a man! Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

  9. What a great card, love your layout and the papers, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

  10. Great Card Hunny!! Thank you for joining in with Creative Craft Challenges2 "All about the boys" Good Luck Annette dt ccc xxx

  11. Great inspiration thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine x