Floral Phrases Happy 80th Birthday

By | March 21, 2017

Hi there

Yesterday was my Mum’s birthday but this birthday was no ordinary birthday – it was her 80th!  What an amazing milestone to reach.  I wanted to make her a special card to remember her special day and this is what I came I created.

Her favourite colour is blue so I went with Night of Navy.  I think this is one of the first colours I purchased when I first started stamping.  I then looked at my stamps and dies and this suite has to be one of my favourite ones – Floral Phrases.  I was tempted to use Number of Years but this one won.

My original plan was to use a half sheet of A4 cut lengthwise and die cut the left and then have the right hand side tuck in behind the left flap.  (The card base is slightly shorter than a normal size card.)  When I tucked it in the front didn’t want to stay shut and I didn’t want to use a ‘belly band’ so back to the drawing board I went.  I then decided to die cut the smaller piece and lay it over the top of the right side flap.  Before I adhered it down I added a piece of Bakers Twine through one of the cut out pieces and then using the 1/8″ hole punch punched a hole on the left through which the twine could be threaded and then tied in a bow – problem solved.

Now to the inside.

The left hand flap looked a bit messy from the inside as you could see where the Whisper White piece had been attached to the front cut out so I cut another piece out and adhered it to the Whisper White matching up the outline.  I bit of stamping using Floral Phrases images in Night of Navy, the sentiment from Cottage Greetings and the numbers from Large Number Framelits.

Oh and a few bits of ‘bling’ were added to the front for the finishing touch.  I was really pleased with my creation and Mum loved it.

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