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How is he 12

So Monday morning I woke up to a 12 year old!! How I have no idea, I think I blinked and his childhood was over. He is mad on computer games, especially the switch, mainly as a result of Covid I fear as this was a way to play with his friends. But we do also play quite alot as a family. He is at quite an awkward age but I do think I nailed his card

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

The Greeting Farm Gaming Couple Stamp Set
Versamark Ink
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder in Gold Luste
Time For Tea Designs A6 Nesting Plate Die
Time For Tea Designs A6 Nesting Dies
Slimline Card Base
Black Buttons
Male sentiments from Dovecraft
Happy Birthday Sentiment from Made to Surprise Lets hear it for the girls stamp set

Card Making Tutorial

The image was stamped on white alcohol friendly paper

A black slimline card base has a strip of coloured card attached at each end

Using a circle cutter the edges were rounded off to create a nintendo switch shape

2 dies were run through the machine 5 times to create a frame. These were all then adhered together

The larger of the 2 dies was used on a sheet of grey card

The sentiments were stamped in versamark and a heat embossed

The black frame was adhered to this

Before being filled with sequins and sealed with a sheet of acetate

I cut a separate sheet of black card with the A6 Die cover plate and used 2 of these frames to cover up the edges. Before adhering this into the centre of the card base

The image was coloured and cut out using the scan n cut

The gamer boy was adhered onto the shaker panel, with double sided tape and the card panel with foam tape to keep the dimension

Black buttons were added to the side panel to give the illusion of the controller buttons 

Thank you for reading 
Happy Crafting
Claire xx


  1. Brilliant shaker card and perfect for a 12 yrs old-they grow up so quickly
    Carol x

  2. Super card and congrats, must colour up this cutie too , hugs Blankina

  3. I'm sure your son will love this fabulous card.
    It's amazing how quickly they grow up isn't it, in the blink of an eye they go from babies to teens!

  4. Very cute thanks for sharing!

  5. Just adorable Claire, the shaker card birthday is super cute.

    Hugs diane

  6. WOW, how awesome is this Claire, any boy would love to have this, it is fabulous, gaming and a shaker..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. This card sounds perfect for your Son, and brilliantly done too!! Our baby turned 27 yesterday, he still asked for a chocolate Birthday cake!! xx

    1. Lol ih yes we had to have chocolate cake too. Thanks

  8. Good morning Claire, your post is beautiful and great colours here, have a lovely weekend x

  9. Perfect card. Where does the time go ? Lis


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