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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Happy 60th

Good afternoon all. I told you lot I had been busy!! Hehe. Here is another card I've got to show you. It was requested for by my Mam, as its one of her friends 60ths soon. I was instructed to keep away from girly stuff, so here is what I came up with..

I tried to keep the colours pretty muted - I used Basic Grey - Pyrus 6x6 paper pad, {love} that paper!! Yummy. I cut the '60' with my Slice and used some Basic Grey Capella chipboard stickers for the rest of the sentiment.

I used Inkadinkadoo - Dot Flourish stamp set to add some interest to the solid colour paper, and sanded the edges. I also added some stitching using my WRMK Sew Easy tool in a scalloped pattern with brown embroidery floss. The card base is embossed with the Seeing Spots Embossing folder from Provocraft. I added some ribbon - which was just long enough to create a bow - without any tails.. LOL. I added white faux stitching around the outside of the card base with a white gel pen - I just can't get away from it! Not that its a bad thing. Finally I added a Laura Ashley brad to the top of the patterned paper which I curled around a pencil for some added interest. Oh, and of course, gotta have some rounded corners in there..

Last but not least I created a sentiment panel on the inside of the card - using plain white cardstock and another sheet of paper from the Pyrus collection. I cut them using the Labels Two dies from Nestabilities. I added some more dot flourishes and a 'Celebrate' sentiment from Hero Arts. I then went around the edges with - you guessed it - white gel pen to add some faux stitching. I done the same thing on the envelope by adding some flourishes!

Thanks for stopping by, make sure to come on over tomorrow when I will have the second installment of my Christmas Crunch Sunday posted! xo


  1. Very nice card. Did you make the letters alone?

  2. @ Ola

    The 'HAPPY' and the 'th' are Basic Grey Capella chipboard stickers. The '60' are cut with my Making Memories Slice Machine - I hope this helps. xo


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