Monday, 4 May 2009

60th birthday tag accordian card!

Helloooooo!!! I hope everyone is having a great bank holiday, I am haing a busy one!!!! I have just finished off this 60th birthday card for my mum in law to give to her friend. There are 8 of them to sign it so I headed straight for my CDS and made a card similar to my 'leaving to have a bay' card I made a while back.
For this one I welded 3 tags from my george cart (in shadow function) together and cut it out (this one was done at 5.5" so I can fit it in a normal sized envelope!).
Then I stamped some flowers all over it with my watermark stamp pad and chalked over them with some creamy coloured shimmer glitter to dress it up a bit!!
I popped a bit of spotty brown ribbon on ( i love pink and brown together) and colored my tilda a pinky colour, I cut 2 more cakes out to get some layers on the cake, coloured them and gave them some stickles sparkle!!! Tilda's dress had some creamy shimmer chalk on it too but its hard to see in the picture!! I popped her on some foam dots and attached her to the card over the ribbon.
I cut the '60' twice in shadow function and once in normal to get that to stand up from the card a bit too, I stickled the normal '60'. They were cut from my teardrop cart.
For the tag pockets I used fabulous finds and cut 8 ticket pockets on the jagged setting at 2", I inked the edges and did a few doodle dots, stuck 2 together and then popped them through my cuttlebug with the divine swirls embossing folder. I stuck some anita's gems on the ends of the swirls. I think they look so pretty.
The tags are cut from my george cart again at 2" ( I think, didn't write that bit down....derrrr!!!) in both shadow function and normal. I inked the edges, stuck them together and then I popped some cream organza ribbon through the holes and popped a pink eyelet in.Then I stuck a set of 2 to 4 of the pages.
The sentiment I got from my hallmark cards studio and I used my word programme to get it onto the matching tag which I cut again from george at 4.25"
so I could get the shadowy effect from the base card. I stamped and powder embosed with my heat gun to get the little matching flower at the top of the sentiment and was done!!!!!
Now I have got a few cards to make for my big sis and some school transistion books to make and I will be done!!
Oh and I forgot I have a mount olympus of ironing to chug through later!!!!
Thankyou for popping by, I am off to ake some egg and cress sandwiches with the cress Mo has been growing on my kitchen windowsill!!!xxxxx


  1. This is grat lucy what a great idea I will have to get George cart out!!!
    Tilda looks so cute.

    love shelley xx

  2. Fantastic card. your mum in law's friend is going to Love it!

  3. Oh Lucy this is sooo beautiful! beautiful colours and so much work gone into it! I love it! Enjoy your egg and cress sandwiches they will taste so much better knowing little Mo grew the cress. takes me back to when my son was little! wonderful days!


  4. adorable Lucy, what a lovely idea for a card. I love the colours and the way of putting a tag into a tag. Keep up the good work as I love all the inspiration you girls always give me.


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