Tuesday 14 April 2015

Football Fan

  A couple of card challenges this month are to use Kraft card.  Well.....I must be the only crafty person who has never used Kraft card, in fact I didn't even have any!  So it was a quick trip out to Hobbycraft to buy some.  It's DH's birthday next week, so I thought I'd be mega-organised and make his card today.  As he's a football fan and his card just has to be blue and white - team colours, I suddenly spotted a Dovecraft paper pad in Hobbycraft called 'True Blue' which also had the Kraft colour in some of the patterns.  A match made in heaven!
I decided to make a Joy Fold card. The stamped image is called 'Football Border' by Unmounted Stamp Company. I chose these two papers as the one on the left picks out the hexagonal pattern on the ball and the one on the right has circles to match the shape of the ball.  The top left-hand corner needed something, so I embossed a snippet of leftover Kraft card with a football embossing folder and cut out one of the footballs, which I then attached with foam pads.  The card is kept closed with a metal football brad.

This shows the card open, with the panel to write the message inside.  I added a little football peeloff inside.  The closed size of the card is 7" x 5".

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous footie card Liz. The paper pad was a lucky find, the designs are perfect for the theme. I like the football stamp as well.
    Jean x

  2. Hi Liz,
    oh what a really great card for a footy fan.
    Your DH will be pleased with this.
    Love the fab design of the card, I must try this some time.
    Wonderful stamped image, and such a very useful one too.
    Great papers too.
    Happy Birthday to your hubby for next week.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. This is a great card for the football lover. My youngest is also one - some lovely little details here that I love!

  4. Fabulous card for your Husband Liz, great design and colours.

  5. What a fun card for some lucky football fan! I love the unique fold too!

  6. Wow Liz, what a fantastic card for your Husband. A great style, ages since I made a Joy fold card, and how well everything co-ordinates too. Brilliant!


    Di xx

  7. Love this fold, Liz! A perfect guy card! Bet your hubby loves it!

  8. I love this football card for your DH Liz and the joyfold is great. The blue paper is just perfect with the kraft card and how clever to use the football brad as a closure for the card. x

  9. Nicely done Liz. Great card design. Love how it opens up!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  10. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  11. Lovely fun card for a male Liz and a great design.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us for our May challenge too.


  12. Another fold I've never seen before. I'm going to have to give this one a try. I really like that stamped image. I have a co-work who plays soccer, and I'm always looking for new images to use for birthday cards for him.
    That paper pack was a great find. I'm sure hubby loved his birthday card.

  13. A really great card - love the fold and that little football embellishment finishes it perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x


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