Tag Archives: XCut

Fathers Day card for Dad


Further to my previous post, my Dad’s birthday and Fathers Day are always the same week, so it always makes it difficult to make cards.  So, in line with his Birthday card, this was his Fathers Day card…

I used my new XCut die set.

I cut everything in white cardstock and coloured with watercolours…

I then assembled giving depth to each layer of water and added the embelishments.

I love the skull and crossbow on the ship, such detail in the dies.

Another perfectly age appropriate card!

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Birthday Card for Dad


June for me is birthday season, so I can now share my Dad’s Birthday Card.

I was at a loss what to do for him on his 82nd birthday so as he is ex RAF and likes planes, this is what I did…

I used my new die set from XCut.

I cut everything in white cardstock and coloured everything using watercolours…

I watercoloured the background…

I watercoloured the components…

and assembled…

Then put it all together…

The plane and ship are connected on a split pin, so they actually move around the world…

Absolutely appropriate for an 82nd birthday…I think!



Halloween Haunted House


I have a project to share today which I thoroughly enjoyed making.


I started with a Gelli Print onto waste cardboard for the background and a further print in a different colour for the base of the picture.


I cut the Sizzix Haunted House die in 3 shades of card; black, brown and fawn. I cut sections of the paler die cut for the roof and used the black layer to create a shadow by offsetting it slightly.

I added some detail with a fine black pen to create some “brick” shapes.


I used the Sizzix Tree die on cardboard box card and cut down to create more of a branch effect.

I cut a moon shape out of some white foam and positioned behind the house and branches.


Using the XCut alphabet die, I cut Halloween and arranged and lastly, I added a collection of white ghosts using the Quickutz ghost die.



I hope you like it!

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