I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds teenage cards tricky to make, and male teenage cards doubly so! My go-to is typographic cards and Hello Bluebird have a lot of great Alpha die sets.


I began by die cutting the centre circle, which will help me plan the spacing for the letters. I used the Nesting Circles set to die cut a circle from a grunge patterned paper. I adhered this to the centre of a square card base.


Next, I die cut the letters, using the Jane Small Alpha set. Each letter has 3 layers – 2 white and a colourful top layer from more grunge patterned papers. I arranged these around the circle, adhering with liquid glue.


I used the By the Numbers die set to cut out the 13, and the Charlie Numbers die set to cut out the hashtags – 2 white layers and a top layer from black card. I offset the numbers over the white, so they stood out on the darker circle.

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