Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Birthday Screen

This card is for a neighbour in her eighties.


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


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.

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


  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

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

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

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

  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! :)

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

  7. Fabulous, very different card.

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

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

  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

  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

  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

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


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

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

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

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

  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

  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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