Monday, 14 September 2015

Filmstrip Card, Thank You, Male/Female


Now...  try not to faint...

I'm posting a card today that has nothing to do with Christmas!

This card was made as a favour for my husband and he specifically asked for my Marianne Designs Filmstrip die to be used again...  so he can showcase some of his photo's whilst saying 'thanks' to a fellow photography friend.

On the plus side, this gave me a chance to CASE my own design that I had used quite recently but wasn't quite sure I was happy with.  
There had been a few glitches along the way that I knew I needed to avoid this time around  (TOP TIP...  Using Core Dinations worked ok for the Filmstrip until the glue was added for the photo's...  then it started curling...  so go for thicker cardstock than that and you should be okay). 
I also wanted to try and add to the somewhat 'bare' feel that the card had had before.

So this time I've paired up my Kaisercraft Film Edges stamp along with some of the stamps included with the Filmstrip die, used a Darice 'Tattered Page' embossing folder, added three clear Morning Dew Drops and gone for three, rather than two filmstrips.  
More matt silver cardstock (Core Dinations 'Metallics'), less Kraft card, a 'thank you' punched sentiment from Martha Stewart...  and a shiny silver card base.  
Makes this card gender neutral, I think...  except for possibly some of the photo's!!!

For those of you who may be wondering about the slight curve you can see...  don't worry, the card's not bent at all.  
A pet peeve of mine is cards that open up with a top spine that then go 'splat' when on display.  
My remedy for this is to use a scoreboard to create an inverted 'v' shape at the bottom of the card that acts as a glued plinth for the card to sit on.  
Yes, it's more time consuming...  but the final result is worth it...  I hope!!!

I'm adding this card to the following two challenges...

Cuttlebug Mania 'Anything Goes'


This card will have to be weighed and sent off to America.  I wonder how long it will take to arrive?

Take care...



  1. Great card Donna - love the idea of displaying your hubby's photos in the film strips, clever!

    Great to see a new face in the Snippets Playgound - hope you come back to play soon!


    Di xx

    1. Thank you, Di.
      I figured I may as well use his hobby to my advantage - that's why I bought that die!!!
      Will definitely be back soon... so many snippets...
      Donna. x

  2. A wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!


    1. Thank you, Swissie.
      Second time playing... First time I played was right before the Summer break :)

  3. Hi Donna, brilliant thank you card! great layout for your Hubby`s photos.
    My tip on top opening cards (they go to craft shows! so are on display) cut your card back and front separate!! Then use on of cut from your card about 2" wide by card width.
    Score @ 1" and adhere this strip at top opening back and front.. stops the card splaying out when stood..

    Hugs Pam x

    1. Thank you, Pam.
      I'll try that out and get back to you if I need to!
      Still experimenting with different styles, but craft dies will always be my favourite, I think :)
      'Bye for now...

  4. What a clever way to combine your hobbies, Donna! I predict this card will be a big hit!

    1. Thank you, Bonnie.
      Clever or lazy..? (Tee hee)!!!
      I hope people like it. Guess I'll soon find out :)

  5. Cool idea! Love how distressing looks with shiny card stock.

    1. Yes... I like this Core Dinations 'Metallic' card more than the super shiny stuff I think :)
      ... and I'm a huge fan of distressed edges. Can you tell?

  6. What a neat card Donna! I am sure your husband is very pleased with it! Off to see those Christmas cards.

    1. Hello Marybeth :)
      Thank you... off to check out your blog updates... Thought I had signed up for them but unsure now so will go and double check :)

  7. Wow, this is so clever! You've made a gorgeous card that is wonderfully personal.

    1. Hi Karren.
      Thank you :)
      That's exactly why I bought this Filmstrip die... it makes personalising cards so much easier :)

  8. Looks great and sounds PERFECT for the recipient. Waving hello to you from the Snippets Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. Hi Sarn,
      Waving back at you :)
      Will come by for a visit, too :)
      See you soon...

    2. Hi Donna . . . wow - thank you for leaving me so many lovely comments. The grungy male birthday card you asked about took me about 10 minutes after I decided what stamp sets and inks to use! I'm sometimes speedy and sometimes S L O W !

      Hugs, Sarn xxx

    3. Hi Sarn... I'll be posting my SLOWEST card ever later :)
      ... but there are reasons why!
      Love your card making style, so expect more *Waves* from the playground :)