Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Birthday Screen

This card is for a neighbour in her eighties.

"Box"

When you see a box on this blog, you know the card is going to be a bit different.

"Front"

When you open the box, all you can see at first sight is the front of the card.

"Standing in a square"

You need to open it right out for the full effect.


"Side 1 flat"

Each panel is cut with an ornamental die, and the bottom cut flat to allow the card to stand up properly.

"Side 1 standing"

I know that my neighbour likes to set her cards in the window with the good side looking out at the passers by.

"Side 2"

I thought it would be good to make her a card with two pretty sides, so she would still have something to look at on the inside. The blank panel is to write on.

Recipe:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz "Ornamental"
Tim Holtz Sizzix M&S die "Mini Ornamental"
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels dies
Distress Inks "Milled Lavendar", "Dusty Concord", "Stormy Sky"
Card white & dark brown
Perfect Pearls "blue patina"
Sizzix / Hero Arts stamp & die set
Book Rings
lace & ribbon, various
verse from freebie website
sentiment stamp from set that came free with a magazine
butterfly embellishments from "The Works"

Entered for the following challenges:
Make my Monday - Nature - Butterflies and Dragonflies
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - bingo (flowers, lace, blue)
Gingersnap Creations - Spicy Supply Challenge - Ribbon

19 comments:

  1. Wow this is fabulous Maddy, am sure your neighbour will cherish this, my mom is of a similar age and I know she would think it was amazing! Love Jayne. x x

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  2. Goodness this is amazing. It must have taken youso long but worth it. xxx

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  3. Maddy this is really gorgeous. Its a card and a gift all in one. Im sure your neighbour will love it. Lee xx

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  4. Wow, that's a wonderful project, really fantastic.

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  5. What an absolutely amazingly stunning creation!!! Purple is my favorite--so this is so pretty to me!!! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

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  6. A wonderful creation - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Fabulous, very different card.

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  8. wow, wow and more wow, stunning as always. Love it x

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  9. Absolutely beautiful - suchg a lovely gift. Please look on my blog for a message. Thank you. Marie-Louise

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  10. A great card. I am sure the recipient will love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday this week. Suzanne

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  11. yikes thats stunning hun, love the colours, i bet your neighbous will cherish it,thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges in our bingo theme,
    hugs sandra Dt
    p.s we have a dt call open till
    21st feb for those who are interested in trying out. x

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  12. Great card - really like the idea and you have put extra thought into it for the display which is lovely
    Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Creative Craft Challenges

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  13. Wow, that is afabulous card! Thank you for jooning in at Gingersnaps!

    :-)

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  14. wow - stunning piece of work - you have been busy this week!

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  15. Wow!!! This is fab Maddy! Lea xx

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  16. Lovely piece of work. I am sure your neighbour will adore this.
    Thanks so joining us at MMM.
    Valx

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  17. Your neighbour will just love this gorgeous creation Thank you for joing us at MMM
    suzi b :)

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  18. Maddy you have been soooooo busy this week. your neighbour is so lucky to receive this beautiful gift, once again love everything about it. Love Kathy x

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  19. Really lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with this week's MMM challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

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