Game Controller Birthday Card


Posted on 24th August 2015 by Angela Dodson
Filed under Projects And Cards By Type, Cards For Children, Cards For Men

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I thought the papermilldirect special offer cardstock ‘Grey Pearlised speckled with silver flecks’ was ideal to use for this Game Controller Card.

This is a really simple make yet quite effective card to send to all those who love gaming, sometimes it’s difficult to come up with a card that is suitable for Teens, or Male themed but this would also be suitable for females too, gaming is not exclusively male of course.

The pattern used is a FREE cutting file & template from Birds Cards (details below) and whilst I cut the card shapes out on my Cricut Explore, this design also comes with a PDF pattern that you can print off and cut by hand if you prefer or don’t have access to a cutting machine, In addition the simple shapes and uncomplicated design mean that even younger crafters could have fun making the card too.

I started by cutting the main card piece from papermilldirect Grey Pearlised with Flecks of Silver, it is a great 300gsm weight and so perfect to create a sturdy card base.

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The larger ‘buttons’ were cut from PMD Grey card and base of PMD Black card. The top middle ‘button’ has been glued to a larger circle of PMD Spring Green card to give the effect that it is lit up. I attached some of the buttons / joysticks using 3D foam pads to give some height. The 4 coloured buttons have been cut from the follow papermilldirect cardstocks: Ocean Blue, Daffodil Yellow, Post Box Red, and Apple Green. A great way to use up some of those bright coloured card scraps perhaps.

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You may notice that my card has a slightly aged look, I have inked around all the cut edges using Tea Dye distress ink to give it that well used look I’m sure all avid gamer’s controllers have.

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This card idea would be suitable for all occasions or even a ‘just because’ card, I personalised it for a birthday by cutting vinyl lettering out on my Cricut Explore, but you could also add peel-offs, rub-ons, die-cut or printed sentiments, or even leave it blank, to suit your requirements. You could even add a little pocket to pop a gaming gift card inside; it would make a lovely themed gift.

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Materials Used:

Grey Pearlised with Flecks of Silver – Offer Card – Papermilldirect

Grey, Black, Spring Green, Ocean Blue, Daffodil Yellow, Post Box Red, Apple Green – Papermilldirect

Adhesives used: 3D foam Pads, Cosmic Shimmer clear drying glue

Tea Dye Distress Ink pad – Ranger


Game Controller Download (includes SVG and PDF versions) – Birds Cards

(Please note that all Birds Cards files are for Personal Use only and polite to give credit)

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1 thought on “Game Controller Birthday Card”

Nessa Stokes

24th August 2015 at 8:30 pm

What a fun card Angela!The flecked Grey card looks fabulous on this :) xxx

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