Oct 8, 2018

Masculine Birthday

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. Lena here to share a masculine birthday card I made for my brother. 

I decided to fancy it up a bit by making it a Spring Fold card, and looking at it now, I think that it can very well be a feminine card too :-) I have a link to a youtube video tutorial on how to make a Spring Fold card, so please click HERE to view it.

I wanted to show you how it folds flat for mailing. It's also not very bulky so it won't add extra postage. This is always an important fact to consider when mailing something overseas.

As you can see, there is plenty of space on the back to add your personal message.

Now for a quick pictorial:

Using the Tiny's Vines and Tiny's Wine Bottle dies, from Marianne Designs, I cut them out and used various inks to create some shading.  I cut out several bunches of grapes because at this point I hadn't decided yet on how to place them on the card. Next I cut out the Arche, also from Marianne Designs, and shaded it too. I visited my friend Google and printed an image of vineyards in Bordeaux in France. It was the perfect scene to place behind my arch.
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I cut the glasses out of white card stock and out of vellum. This die is from the Wine Bottle & Glass set from Lea'bilities. Using copic markers, I coloured the red wine on the white card stock and then used Glassy Accents to adhere the vellum layer on top.

I cut out the vines twice. I used the first cut as is and snipped the other to get just the right amount of leaves to fill in between. I used a pencil to roll them one way and then the other for a little dimension.

After all the bits and pieces were complete, it was just a matter of  grabbing some glue and placing all the elements together to create the scene I was looking for. 

Here's a quick recap of all the materials I used to put this card together:

Tiny's Wine Bottle


 Tiny's Vines

Wine Bottle & Glass 

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze & Roll

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Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. Beautiful! I agree - I think it could work for a feminine card too.

  2. WOW this is awesome! I bet he loved it!!! What an amazing scene you've created! It drew me right in and I was ready to share a glass of wine with the birthday boy! LOL Awesome inspiration ... thanks!

  3. Very cool card! On my way to check out the video!

  4. Oh my- I love how you've combined all these colors and cuts and elements for a fantastic pop-up wine themed make! Great work Teamie!


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