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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Happy 40th Birthday Sis xxx



Today is my little Sister’s 40th Birthday and this is the card I made for her in the style of a Cath Kidston bag that I know she likes.

I created a shape that was roughly the same as this bag and made it gusseted to it can stand up. I used Velcro as a fastener so it could be opened to write a message inside. This is a side view


Both front and back of the card have been covered in paper that was from my stash. I threaded pearls onto a wire for a handle and hid the ends between ovals of cardboard mounted inside and outside of the card. The closure has a heart brad as decoration.

I created a tag by recycling card from packaging for a Papermania embossing folder. It has a lovely pink heart pattern on it and was white on the back. I used a tag die which was a recent freebie with a papercrafting magazine. The heart ribbon was a recent bargain purchase for only 50p for a 3 meter reel J Finally I added some peel offs for the sentiment. She was not looking forward to turning 40 so I thought I would be kind and leave the message on the inside to not advertise her advancing years….. her husband however has decorated their home with 2 foot high balloons and posted a picture on Facebook advertising her age for all the world to see!

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-

Card size – 8” shaped card
Paper – from my stash, think it may be from a huge Colorbok pack
Tools – Tag die (magazine freebie)
Embellishments – Dovecraft brad, pearls, wire, peel off stickers
Techniques – Diecutting, recycling, shaped card/fancy fold

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

43 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Birthday to your Sister, Love the card its so pretty and I bet she loves it, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) x

Kim Heggins said...

Mandy, this is one of the sweetest birthday cards ever! I am a handbag lover and this is simply amazing. I am sure you little sister will be head over heals with your card. Thank you so much for joining at Simply Create Too!

Laura Lunsford said...

This little purse card is adorable! I saw it on Make it Monday (Im #147). Your little sis will love it! I am your newest follower and would love if you followed me as well. Im at Crafty Lawyer Creates Have a great day! Laura

DesignerDiva said...

This is fab I love that little handbag and I know lots of people who would love to recieve it!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely handbag. Thanks for joining us at my craft creations.

Janice said...

Super recycling and a gorgous bag card. Love this one and so will your sis. Thanks for playing at an OBAG, Jx

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

caroline said...

great card, lovely design and color, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
caroline dt

crafty-stamper said...

love the handbag and sure your sister will too love the handle -thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Scrapcat 1 said...

lol her husband is very naughty, I'm sure she will love the bag I know I do :)

michele said...

Wonderful card Mandy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Karen said...

Lovely handbag card any girl would like, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge. Karen

designermc said...

Very cute card, I love the idea of special projects like this. I'm sure your sister will love it. Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.
Nancy,DT

Katie said...

this is fantastic! perfect card for a girlie girl! thanks for joining us at frosted designs for the polka dot challenge!

Robin Carroll said...

What an adorable card!!! Love the pearl handle! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Mandy...this is just lovely. So sweet and classic. What a wonderful idea. A gift card would fit wonderfully inside this creation too...you've got me thinking now.

Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Lynn, BSCB DT

Glenda Atkins said...

I love it, what a fabulous way to wish your sister Happy Birthday, it is quite wonderful Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our "Fancy Folds' challenge!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card what a great idea for a girly card. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

KalySto said...

Such a pretty girly project!
Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenges!
Smiles, Kaly

Melanie Rozwood said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card - what a brilliant handbag design!

Thanks for sharing at Paper Nest Dolls this time... hope to welcome you back here again soon..

Christine L x

Diane said...

Your sister Mandy is going to love her super special birthday card !! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Francesca said...

Fabulous creation, Thanks for joining in with our recycle challenge at OBAG

Francesca x

Emma Dawson said...

What a great design for a card! I hope your sister had a lovely birthday and appreciated the effort you put into her card.

Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

Emma x

Tracey Boley said...

This is lovely hun.

Great colour,love red.

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Tracey DTxx

fiona walker said...

A great little handbag thanks for joining our challenge at crafting from the heart.
Hugs
Fiona dt/co-owner x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Mandy: Your sister is sure to love your purse card it's so very pretty. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Craftitude and Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Mandy… what a wonderful design… it looks so real and is beautifully decorated… I love the gusseted seam so that is stands up… I bet your sister loved it!!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Beccalite said...

Great design, love the colours.

Thanks for coming over and joining in with our 6th Challenge - Put a Tag on It at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Heidi said...

I love, love, love this purse card. What a fabulous card for your sister's birthday! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls challenge. Heidi - PND DT

alex said...

What a great creation, thank you for playing at Creative Moments
Alex x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely handbag card - hope to see you again soon. x

Laura said...

What a great little purse. thanks for joining us at TTCRD challenge..
Laura DT

maria f. said...

Cool idea and so special since you based it on a bag your sister likes. That's what I love about our hobby! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

goldie said...

Very pretty card-bag!
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

Brandi Matos said...

This is wonderful!!! Lovely paper choice too!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, wonderful design...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Anita Scroggins said...
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Anita Scroggins said...

Love the little purse!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs for out Polka Dots challenge!!

pollyspaper said...

This is such a creative project. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

crafty-stamper said...

Hi mandy just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
Carol DT x

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Every Women need this beautiful Handbag. Looks great.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie