Sunday, 9 September 2012

Auntie's 90th birthday easel book card.

Good afternoon everyone,

What another beautiful day, hope it lasts, I'm going away next Monday. Anyway, back to today's card.

I am very recently back in touch with a lady I used to work with, eons ago. The wonders and joy of facebook, love it. Well Rose started following my blog and asked if I could make a card for her Auntie's 90th birthday. Well I think 90years warrants a very special card, so I decided to make her an easel book card. Hope she likes it.

I was told her Auntie likes flowers and wee birdies. This image is an MCS one, from the 'Tattered Lace' collection. The template for the book pages and the backing paper are all clipartfairy.  I imported the book pages into MCS, varied the sizes, then added the image, a verse and the number 90 to the front page.

The sentiment/stopper, is again the front page, with the wording in the same font as the verse. I added gross grain ribbon in yellow, before assembling it.

The flower is made using the the same backing paper and the spellbinder spiral blossom one, with a floral flourish in white, distressed with Tim Holtz shabby shutters. All the layers and the flower were enhanced with glamour dust and some pearl embellishments were added to finish.

I love this design of card, I think it can be adapted for any occasion, I do hope Rose likes it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - Shaped cards.
Fab n Funky - Colours of autumn.
Polka Doodles - Whats the word bird?
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Vintage toy colour inspiration.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Layers.
ABC Challenges - W for wishes.

Thanks for coming by, hope to you you again soon.

Jools.  xxx


  1. Stunning creation Jools, I'm sure your friends Aunty Rose will love it.
    Caz x

  2. Woah! Your card is absolutely stunning! I bet the birthday girl will love this and appreciate all the work behind it Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

  3. Absolutely beautiful Jools.
    Wendy xx

  4. Gorgeous card, fabulous image. Your creation is quite stunning, I so love it!!! Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge

  5. I'm sure your Aunt for love this gorgeous creation Jools.

    Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. Great card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky colours of autumn

    hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Fabulous card Jools. I'm sure that your friend's Aunt will be over the moon with this.

    Sarah x

  8. Your card is totally amazing, Jools! Love the shape and elegant papers. It's so great that you made it personal for your friend's auntie. I hope she has a very special day.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  9. Beautiful book card I ove the image and text you have used very traditional twist on a modern easel

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. I absolutely love this card! Your Aunt is going to be thrilled with how this turned out too! Thank you for playing along with the Fab'n'Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab'n'Funky DT

  12. Stunning, love it. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles, NJ X

  13. What a pretty card. Gorgeous design. I am working for the Print gift cards company and this design inspire me so more. I would like to try to design like this if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

  14. Hi Jools... I've had a good old look around today at your posts ... some super, lovely work on your blog.... This card is a dream... so elegant and crisp. Just right for this lovely lady. I am sure she will treasure it .
    E xx