Why not make a quick and easy nautical themed greeting card suitable for all sailors and ideal for those tricky men and boys birthdays. By scoring and folding red card a base is made on to which hand made embellishments such as flags, anchor and seagull are added. The die cut letters spell "Ahoy" for the nautical theme but this can be customised to any message you wish.
Take the rectangle of red card 13cm by 26cm, and place on to a cutting mat. With a pencil mark at 6.5cm and 13cm from a short edge. Score two lines across the card at the two points marked. Fold the edge of the card over and with a bone folder crease the edges. You now have a piece of card with the front panel folded as a zig zag.
With blue, yellow and white card cut shapes to make flags and glue to the card front. Die cut an anchor shape and die cut the letters to spell "Ahoy". Glue the letters to the back panel of the card.
Take the anchor die cut shape and thread bakers twine through and tie a knot. Prick or punch a small hole in the top of the card front panel and three more holes across the top of the card. Thread the end of the twine through the holes to suspend the anchor die cut.
Draw an outline of a seagull on to white card and cut out. Then use felt pens to colour the beak, legs, wing and eye of the seagull. Attach to the red card back panel