Guitar Birthday Card

A birthday card for my musical cousin!

My very talented cousin, Pierre, just celebrated his 60th birthday. He’s an accomplished musician and singer…so, I just HAD to make him guitar card.

The guitar shape comes from my Silhouette Studio library (cut out on my Silhouette Cameo. I lifted the card up with black foam dots to add dimension.

To add a touch of realism, I used Perfect Pearls in a silver tone to add shine and dimension to the guitar pegs and the screws that hold the strings at the head of the guitar. (Sorry for the blurry photo).

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I used black sparkle glue to add some pizzazz to the music notes. The strings, which look like they are about to jump off the card, were drawn on with a white gel pen.

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A happy birthday note on the inside and, Bob’s your uncle!

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Just for fun, on the back…


And, as always, a custom envelope…which I forgot to take a photo of.

Anyway, I hope this inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon. Until next time, please don’t run with scissors!! LOL!


A simple get-well soon card

It’s been a regular circus around my house, lately. With some renovations going on inside our house, an endless list of outdoor chores and the usual housework, laundry, shopping and cooking…well, I think most of you can relate. So, all that to say I haven’t had nearly enough time in my craft studio. In fact, I’ve even had to stop making cards for my customers, because there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

The few cards I did have time to make are still waiting to be posted. So, without further ado, here is a get well soon card that I made for a very special customer who recently had shoulder surgery–this card was for her sister to send to her.

Simple and Sweet Get-Well-Soon Card

I love lots of layers! Layers add weight, detail and dimension. I started this card with white card stock and then layered it with blue gingham, solid pink and then the pretty butterfly paper. The gingham scroll flourishes were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo. The pretty flower is popped up to add dimension. Simple and sweet!

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Here are some photos of the inside… I always use the same layers on the inside as on the front, just makes for a well-finished card.

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And, no Globug Ideas card is finished until it has my logo on the back.

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I hope my card inspired you to make some sweet and simple cards for someone special in your life.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!


New use for old cutting mats!

Don’t throw away those old cutting mats…

2015-06-10 SILHOUETTE MAT (2)If you have a die-cutting machine, such as a Silhouette or a Cricuit, those old cutting mats can take on a whole new life. Just turn them over and they become a great work surface for  colouring with your Copics or other markers, hot-gluing and lots of other messy crafts.

Another bonus is that the cutting mats wipe super clean and glue peels off with no effort. In the photo below, you can see the remains of glue from my glue runner…a quick rub and it came right off.

Best of all, we can do a good deed for our NEW USED FOR CUTTING MATS (4)environment by keep yet another piece of plastic out of the landfill!

Thanks for dropping by…and keep on being crafty!!


40th Anniversary Card

A lovely lady from Edmonton contacted me recently to ask if I could create a card for her friends who are about to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Of course, I said, “YES!”

She told me a little about the couple and asked if I could put the emphasis on family–they have two sons and a daughter and five grandchildren. She also asked if I could reference the fact that the lady is a Sunday school teacher and that every year they have a big Canada Day party on their deck–everyone wears red and they all sing “O Canada.” They are also golfers. Hmmm…so my challenge was to get all of this into one card. And, I did!

Here are some pictures of my accordian style card for the happy couple. The first one shows the accordian style fold. (If you would like to see the video of the this card, visit my YouTube Channel.

Accordian Card

Here is the front of the card…I coloured the church windows with my Copic markers and then used 3D Crystal Laquer on the windows to give them the look of glass. I cut out the cute little fence on my Silhouette Cameo to add some dimension and to make the background more interesting. The bride and groom (in real life) are 5’5″ and 6’6″, respectively, so I cut the characters apart using the erase feature in Silhouette, resized them and them put them back together. It worked out pretty well, I think. The bride has some of my signature sparkles on her dress and a little lace veil.

The first panel on the inside tells the recipients that this card is “their story.” I wrote the verses, a favourite part of card-making for me.

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And now came the three children, two boys and a girl…(they are all grown up, but this is just symbolic of the family).

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And next came the five grandchildren…

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And, this one talks about the Canada Day parties on their back deck, an annual and much loved tradition.

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And, finally, grandma and granpa, still in love after 40 years!

Granparents - golfers page

And no card would be complete without a personalized message from the senders…

Last page for special message

So, that’s how I make a really personalized card! It’s fun and, once you get rolling, it just seems to make itself. I hope this inspires you to make a card tailored especially for someone special in your life.

Thanks for dropping by Globug Ideas!! Have a wonderful day and God bless.


Pretty in Pink, Sweet Baby Girl

What could be sweeter than a brand new baby?

My cousin, Sherri, recently asked me to make a card for her nephew and his wife who were just a couple of months away from becoming first-time parents. Well, I am happy to report that they now have a beautiful baby girl, and they couldn’t be happier. Below is the 6″x 6″ tent card I made for Sherri to send to them. Front


The adorable baby girl on this card is one of Mo Manning’s beautiful drawings. You can find it at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I coloured her with my Copic markers and added some sparkle and cotton gingham flowers. I created the delicate lacy border with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.

Sometimes in my cards I use a well known poem, such an Irish blessing, but I really enjoy writing an original verse or sentiment. Here’s the one I wrote for this card:

Inside verse

Simple, but sweet…and so pretty in pink!