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Monday, 23 May 2011

Happy 40th Birthday Jill

Today is my Sister in Law Jill's 40th Birthday and I wanted to make something very special to celebrate this event. I would not normally do this but it took nearly 4 days to make so I have combined it as my DT card for Happileigh Scrappin' and Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight.

Leigh has set us a challenge at HLSC to make a card with more than one fold and at the CCM Spotlight it is the Challenging Challenge i.e make something that you haven't done before and challenge yourself.

I found a link on YouTube to this video tutorial for a Circle Flip Up Book and it looked ideal. I made the book larger than the sample and used 4 sheets of 12" Kraft cardstock. It looks fairly innocent when you 1st take it out of the envelope but this is what it looks like opened out and you tie the ribbon in a bow to form the the shape.


Jill opened it this morning and said I quote " Wow! What a card !!!" My job is done, that is exactly the effect I was after :)

For the whole project I have used papers from the new Docrafts goodie bag which are from the new Me To You range. I like the soft colours and thought they would work well and in all used 4 sheets of 12" paper. On the front is a digi from Happileigh Scrappin' called Birthday Cake Candles which is available from the Special Occasions part of the store. I have cut the base layer with the candles ad then a second layer with just the cake is decoupaged with 3D foam. I added some stickles glitter glue, stripes to the candles, some Doodlebug double sided stickers with ultra fine glitter on and a sentiment from my stash. The ribbon is sandwiched in between the 2 papers to neaten it and add strength.

Page 1 is decorated with Forever Friends stickers, rub ons from Sizzix and Poundland, Doodlebug stickers, felt textured letters and a Bugaboo digi called Dottie Cupcake which has been coloured with Promarkers.


Page 2 has rub on lettering, stickers from Doodlebug, chipboard numbers from a Brenda Pinnick kit from QVC, a Forever Friends image and sticker sentiment, and a Happy Birthday digi sentiment (can't find who it is, will let you know when I know)

Page 3 is decorated with Doodlebug stickers, Forever Friends bunting & cupcakes and a digi from Pattie's Creations called Hearts Cupcake

Page 4 is decorated with more felted letters, rub ons from Royal & Langnickel, a Forever Friends sticker, Doodle bug heart stickers, a cute digi from Happileigh Scrappin' called Tatters Let's Love Fly available from the Mice section of the store and the Spring Cupcake digi from Designed 2 Delight.

If you fancy having a go at one of these my main piece of advice is to not underestimate how long it will take to decorate all the individual sides of the card. I have to admit, even though I thought I had given myself plenty of time I was a bit close to the wire getting it finished as I gave it to Jill when we went for a meal at Chateau Impney on Saturday night.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at something different and if you make a multi fold card you can enter it into the challenges at both Happileigh Scrappin' and Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight. Come on over and join the fun

I would like to enter this into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order):-

57 comments:

Paula said...

what a fab project - looks amazing.

Dora said...

O wow Mandy, this is awesome, so much work, it is amazing. xxx

Starla B. said...

Mandy, you just leave me speechless!! This card is so beyond fabulous...no wonder Jill loved it!!! I just...don't even know what to say. Gorgeous!

xx Star

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Is this cute or what.. I just love the design of this card..
Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

actually i did make one of these way back when i was a SU demo but it was NEVER as pretty as yours! i love it. you are just so crafty & creative!

hugs :)

Scrappin Chris said...

I love your card!!! The work you put into it is wonderful. Girl you amaze me.

Jane said...

Blimey! Now this is a WOW card...clever ol' you!!! xxx

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous creation!
Thanks for playing along with this weeks ABC challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Angie said...

Fantastic card love the images thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Ros said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing!! I love it ... thanks so much for sharing it with us at CCCB

Irene said...

HOW SUPERRRRRR IS THIS!!!!!
Thanks for joining Anything Goes Bingo Challenge.

Iren (GD month May)

Sharon said...

A fabulous creation! These are such fun to make aren't they? Love all the elements you added to this one and your Sister-in-law will treasure it.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Sharon xx

Tine said...

Hi again Mandy. Fab card shape and such a colourful card. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

simply beautiful Mandy! I know she will treasure it! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week and good luck!
Hugs from your "Scrappin' Sister"
Georgia

Zulma said...

Beautiful proyect! Great color combination and images. Thanks for sharing with us at Lollipop Crafts this week.
Zulma DT

Anita said...

Absolutely delightful! Thank you for playing along in the Divas by Design Challenge this week.

thestampingbug said...

What a funky card. Love the design. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

kerrry

Marlene said...

WOWZA! Now that is what I call A CARD! Beautiful! your SIL is going to love it. Happy birthday to her!

KarenB said...

Oh my goodness - I can see why it took you 4 days... Totally amazing!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

What a fabbie project Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
Hugs
Tamara

Curlybear said...

OMG this is such a beautiful card I love the colour theme and design and the images is adorable,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Sadilla said...

stunning project!
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
sadia

Lesley said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

PetraB said...

A fantastic project, love the colours and the colouring! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Doreen said...

Ooh what a lovely creation.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.xxx

Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card,lovely colours and such a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

brenda said...

Thanks so much for sharing you lovely card with us at Allsorts this week, but the photo inspiration theme does need to be used to be in with a chance of winning.

You are very welcome to join in with another piece of work.

B x

pinky said...

Wow! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Mami Doodles said...

Gorgeous card, a labour of love, no wonder she was impressed. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Julie said...

Super card, what a fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Cheryl said...

gosh this is just amazing brilliant design so beautifully detailed to,,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sandi's Samples said...

Very beautiful card TFS!

Wishcraft said...

Wow Mandy! What an amazing creation! Fab design and so many lovely details :o) Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my goodness Mandy, what an incredible project you embarked on and no wonder it took so long to make, but well worth the effort.
Sorry I haven't been here sooner but I have been having Blogger problems (again)!!!
Thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jen said...

Fabulous creation. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing with Rainbow Lady this week.
Jen x

Min said...

What an absolutely super cute and fun card!! Thanks again for playin' along with us at Shelly's Images!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Marlene said...

P.S. Came back to thank you for your funny story! :)

Vixykins said...

Absolute stormer hunny wow! x

Fiona said...

fabulous creation...thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.

Fi
x

Julie Hoffman said...

Fabulous birthday card! Love the fun layout and great details!

Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious for the Favorite Bugaboo Challenge!

Trish Hughes said...

what a stunning project. love everthing that you added!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO!!!

michele said...

Beautiful card Mandy! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Suzi said...

Wow!! this is one super birthday card, love the design, papers and all the fab elements to look at. Stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Jack said...

Love your circle card. There is just so much to look at, it's fab.
Jack xx

Jack said...

Ha ha, should have read through the challenges you entered! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley with your super card. xx

Kendra said...

Great flip up book! I will have to try one! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

DesigNeAl said...

WOW! What a fantastic project! No wonder it caused such a great effect, well done!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la with your beautiful creation; we hope to see you again soon x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, this card is so AMAZING, I would love to try one, it's just stunning!! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week, it's always great to stop by your blog:)

Netty said...

Love this project, it is so fab. There is just so much to it. Really lovely. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL and hope to see you next time when we will be having a DT call. Hugs x

lynne said...

I will say the same as your sister inlaw...Wow what a card. You did a great job Mandy! So much work you put into it!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

Lynne x

lynne said...

I will say the same as your sister inlaw...Wow what a card. You did a great job Mandy! So much work you put into it!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

Lynne x

juelmarie said...

Awesome job - I just love this fold! I've shyed away - but no more - Great job, great entry- Thanks for joining us and good luck

Crafty Hugs,
Juelmarie DT Lollipop

Lori said...

Wowwweeeeee! That project is amazing! Looks super dooper difficult..but you made it look fantastic! Thanks for playing at Totally Stampalicious this week!

kris said...

OMGosh!!! what a FAB creation!! You've put lots of time into this but it came out so wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts!

Kathryn said...

Wow, what a great card, no wonder your SIL loved it! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful card and so creative!


Thanks for joining us at PFD for the "More Than One Fold" challenge and good luck! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx