A birthday card for Pat

It’s been said that friends are family you choose for yourself…

I know for a fact it’s true! I have been blessed with two wonderful “sisters,” Pat and Lois. So, let me start by sending a big, warm September 9th birthday greeting to Pat. I made a birthday card for this special lady using one of my favourite Power Poppy digital stamps, “Layer Cake.” I created shine on the candy decoration using Crystal Lacquer 3D. The colouring was done with my Copic markers.


This cake is so much fun to colour and there’s no limit to how many “flavours” you can create. Just for fun, I added a little pocket to the front of the card to hold some birthday messages. I always finish the inside of my cards, too…








And, last but not least, my cards are never finished until my Globug Ideas logo is put onto the back.

That’s it for now, folks. I hope I have inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, so much, for visiting Globug Ideas. I hope you will drop in again, soon. Until then, happy crafting, happy everything!


A Christmas Card in a Box

Christmas should be full of surprises!

Isla's card--full view

I just love making a card-in-box, and this one was really special. First of all, it was for the sweet granddaughter of a very special friend and, second of all, it was a Christmas card!

I had so much fun hunting for these cute little Christmas characters. I cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo and coloured them with my Copic markers. The cool thing about a card-in-a-box is that it folds flat and fits in a regular size envelope.  If you would like to learn how to make a card-in-a-box, just go to YouTube and search on “card-in-a-box.”


Here are some close-ups of the various panels. I hope this card-in-a-box inspires you to create a card for your someone special.

Isla's card--Wryn caroling

Isla's card--Sentiment panel 1

Isla's card--Sentiment panel 2

Isla's card--Snowman panel

Isla's card--Trees panel

Here’s the back panel with lots of room for writing a special message.


Here it is folded flat and ready to slide into an envelope.

Isla's card--Text panels-front

Thanks for popping in! I hope you will stop by again, soon.

A 50th Anniversary Card

The secret to a long and happy marriage? Play golf, of course!

Doreen and Dennis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. I had the privilege of making this light hearted card for them. I hope it inspires you to make a special card for the golfer in your life.

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Thanks for popping in! I hope you will stop by again soon.

Funny birthday card for a senior citizen

Happy 86th Birthday, Mom!!

Mom makes no bones about it, she’s not as fleet of foot as she once was. But, then, she is 86 and had open-heart surgery a year ago. She’s got a great sense of humour and we joke with her all the time about the trials and tribulations of being a senior citizen–the lighter side of getting old. So, for her birthday, which is on Halloween, I just had to make her a funny card. Can’t wait to give it to her tomorrow!! (I know I could have made her a witchy card, but we’ve been there and done that!!). For you Copic-lovers, I used my Copic markers to colour these funny characters. I created the text in Silhouette Studio and printed it on this wonderful patterned paper.

Here is the front of the card. Scroll down to see the inside panels.

Mom 86-Front

Mom 86-Both inside panel

Here’s a close-up of the birds…the stripes on the blue bird and the polka dots on the green bird were created with my Copic colourless blender. It’s such an easy technique to take your colouring from flat to fantastic!

Mom 86-Inside Left Panel

And, the back panel…I never leave it unfinished.

Mom 86-Back Panel

I hope this gives you some ideas for a funny card of your own. Thanks, for stopping by. Please come back soon!

So many ideas, so little time…sigh!

Birthday card for a six-year-old golfer!

Golfing Minions–what a cute combination!

One of my favourite customers asked me to make a birthday card for her grandson, Jack, who was turning six years old. I hunted around for some golf-related images that would appeal to a young boy and that’s when I discovered the golfing minions…so cute!

I decided to make a card-in-a-box and, without further ado, here it is…on my cluttered desk…

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Lots of space on the back panel for Grandma to write a special birthday message.

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And then it folds flat for mailing in a standard sized envelope!

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So, that’s it for now. Thanks, for dropping by…and, keep on crafting!