Saturday, 9 July 2011

60th Birthday card

Hiya everyone,

Although I have been very busy recently I knew if I didn't make my mum in law a handmade card she'd never forgive Lol so I put this card together a few days ago when I had a spare half hour. I didn't even get chance to photograph it myself as I still couldn't find my camera although it has since turned up! I had to ask her to take piccies and e-mail them to me.

For the base of my card I layered a square of white pearl card onto shiny gold card and used my inverted corner punch on them before sticking together. I used a bit of sparkly ribbon around this before I attached it to my 8x8 card blank. I then matted and layered a smaller white pearl card square onto more shiny gold card and used my inverted corner punch as before. This I attached to the centre of my card with foam pads. I would have embossed this central panel but my big shot is in the corner of our spare room inside my sizzix tote that is full of boxes and stuff and I probably would have broke my neck trying to get at it so I didn't bother Lol. The "60" is hand cut from gold glitter card as I couldn't be bothered digging out my cricut as that is also still boxed away. I attached this onto the central panel with foam pads and added a few gems to the corners.

I think it looks quite stylish for a relatively quick card.

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Stampin' sisters in christ - CAS
Craft your passion - Anything goes
House of gilli - Lots of sparkle
Kaboodle doodles - Celebrations
KB cute monday - Anything goes
Make it monday - Anything goes
Pollycraft - Celebrations (optional stars and stripes)
There she goes - Glitter, glitz and bling
UnstampaBelles - Celebration
Deep ocean - Make a card
Party time tuesday - Square card
Creative belli - Hand made embellishments (60)
Penny's paper crafty - Happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow - Happy birthday
Meljens designs - No more than 2 layers (if you class the 2 squares as 2 layers)
Shelly's images - Celebrate
Stamp insanity - Anything goes
Digis with attitude - Anything goes
Inspire me fridays - Anything goes
Wags and whiskers - Birthdays
Ellephantastic - Celebrations
Paper creators crafts - Special occasion

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. Very elegant with all the gold. Thanks for joining in our Celebration challenge at Unstampabelles.

  2. Great card, simple & elegant I love those!
    Thank you for joining our celebrations month!!
    Don't forget there's a blog hop on all month & you get 2 entries into the Blog Candy for entering the challenge...goodluck!! x

  3. Card was just perfect as always, l love it Paula......Mother-in-law

  4. Great celebration card! Thanks for joining in our first challenge over at Unstampabelles!

  5. Fabulous make! Have a wonderful weekend! xx Jenny xx

  6. Lovely card for your mother in law. 60 HANDCUT OUT! I cant even cut a straight line, Well done.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  7. Lovely, simple and elegant card. Well done one the handcut 60.
    Kathleen x

  8. Really gorgeous card Paula, just love that CAS image. Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  9. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at RRC this time, hope to see you again xx

  10. Beautiful CAS card - so elegant
    Thanks for linking up to make it monday
    Lisa x

  11. Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  12. Fantastic card..

    Thanks for joining us at RRC.

    Huggies Angel

  13. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the simle elegance of it! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our Special Occasions Theme. Hugs. Karen (Head D.T.)

  14. Fabulous card, Thankyou so much for joining us at the deep ocean challenge blog xxx
    love Debbie x

  15. Fabulous card! I love the clean design with the sparkly numbers.

    Thank you for joining our “No More Than 2 Layers” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

  16. I love clean and simple cards and this definately fits the bill. Thank you for playing along with our “No More Than 2 Layers” challenge at Meljen’s Designs