Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Minecraft Birthday

It was my eldest grandson's birthday at the end of November - where does the time go? I can't believe he's 8 already! Anyway he's very into Minecraft and I'd bought him a paper modelling kit and hoodie and wanted to make a card in the same theme. Off I went to Pinterest for inspiration but didn't really get any, then I remembered  that Liz had made a Minions box card here and thought I could do the same with Minecraft figures. A quick trawl of Amazon and I found some Minecraft stickers  and this was the result.

The brown mats and the happy birthday diecut were all made from snippets and the stickers were stuck onto snippets of card as well. Now I always find that anything other than a normal shaped card are sometimes difficult for non-crafters to know what to do with unless instructions are provided!  Apparently my son dropped this one so that it accidentally formed the box shape! His verdict was "cool!" I think the birthday boy liked it as well!!  So I'm off to the Playground with my card.


  1. Terrific Sue! I do love those box cards and how fortunate that it sort of 'presented' itself :) Great minecraft theme too.

    Speaking of how to display cards, I have a file here for labels to illustrate how to prop open an easel card and I always stick one of those on the back when I make one. The blog post is here:

    If you would like some labels just let me know and I'll run off a sheet for you (65 on a sheet) and post to you. I can let you have the file if you prefer, it's just that it's now in Linux format and also it's a shame to buy a load of labels just to print off one sheet of 65. No worries if you aren't interested though!


    Di xx

  2. Your card looks great Sue. I'm sure your grandson will be over the moon with a very special & different card. Barbxx

  3. My Granddaughter is addicted to Minecraft and would love this box card. Fab design and great detail. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. What a clever idea! This looks greatand I enjoyed the story of how you sourced out and created it...

  5. What a great idea for your grandson's birthday, Sue! My grandsons love Minecraft too. I'll have to keep this in mind. One of my boys will be 8 in February! Thanks for the inspiration!


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