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Saturday 7 July 2012

All my friends are turning 50....

Purple easel card
Just lately it seems like I have been making lots of cards for friends (or friends of friends) who are hitting the big 5- 0.

I found a really cool stamp sentiment that says "Still sassy and nifty, now that you're fifty!!!" and boy, has that had a work out.

This card is a 6" square easel card, and I was asked to include purple, silver, lots of bling and a picture of the birthday girl.

I used plain white card for the base, and then layered the flat part of the card with silver mirri and purple glitter card.

I covered the two triangular elements of the easel with silver mirri and a lilac embossed paper (from hunkydory or kanban - not sure which!).

View of card laying flat
Onto that I layered some diecut shapes with feathers placed underneath so they stood up.  A photograph of the birthday girl was included as the main topper, layered over the top of a floral square diecut from memory box.

Other embellishments included  a butterfly from memory box (my new favourite thing) and a fanciful flourish by cheery lyn.  I used some diamante flower gems to set off the flourish, which was stuck to the base of the card.

A simple peeloff was used for the birthday greeting on the stopper plate.


  1. This is fabulous and I'm sure the recipient will love it! That swirly die cut is gorgeous! I always find these sorts of cards difficult because you're trying to please three people - the recipient, the requester and yourself as well which can be a hard balance to get right.

    Good to see you back and crafting for 'yourself' as well as design team bits!

  2. great card and I'm sure the birthday girl will love it!
    Kim x