Monday, 21 March 2011

Special Birthdays

For Challenge 42 - Special Birthday - at Crafty Cardmaker's I made a concertina card. A friend and her husband are shortly going to Paris for a few days, during which time he will have a birthday, now that's what I call special. The card is all based on black folded card, measures 4"sq when folded up and 24" wide when open. I decided on giving it an old distressed look. The backgrounds are scrunched paper with ink over the creases. The image sheets are torn and creased, some with rolled edges. The stamps are all relevant to travelling and Paris, mainly from a Debbie Moore set of clear stamps. I have tried to keep it as masculine as possible but couldn't resist the bling for the Happy Birthday. I have left the back, plain black and told his wife, who has seen it, they could later add some small pics of their trip on the back.


  1. That's a really special birthday card! Fabulous work.

  2. This is brilliant. Love those stamps. xx

  3. Wow, this is special, love all the details. They will love it. xx

  4. wow a lot of work involved here great card and keepsake all in one really lovely
    gill x

  5. Wow Caz fantastic creation, hugs Suzanne x

  6. more of a keepsake than just a card it will make a fab mini album of their trip

  7. Oh wow this is fab! Looks like you put a lot of love and thought into this gorgeous card :)
    Fiona x

  8. What a clever idea leaving the blank space at the back for them to add pics of the trip. A truly special keepsake to treasure.

    Lin xx

  9. Super idea and so well executed!
    Very special!