Sunday, 15 May 2011

A very Special card!

Howdy girlies!!!
Now before you say I've seen this card!!
Yes you have, well the front panel anyway!
It was my friend Caz's special 40th Birthday in the week and I had decided to make her an extra special keepsake.
Unfortunately me being me decided to make it at 9.30 the evening before the big day!! so to save myself a little time I decided to use part of a card I had made previously for the front image and then followed the same colourway to complement the rest which is a box card or is it a book card?
Using my favourite Kraft card of course

It certainly looks like one from a side view and they are so easy to make !
If I can do it on my first attempt anybody can lol x
I have used the martha stewart patp cherish punch - love it!!
As you open the ribbons this is what is inside a lovely accordian style frame, unfortunately you can't see all the glitter on the frame from these pics they are slightly blurred -sorry!
I have used lots of dies, a magnolia lace border, marianne doilly die, SU sizzix embossed butterflies and flower die.
Lastly this is the back of the special card using a magnolia lacy tag die and more of those lovely butterflies.
I first saw one of these cards on Rach's blog and she had kindly linked to the tutorial she made hers from, you really must give it a go they are fun to make and a real wow factor.
I did say to Caz well now you've seen it can I have it back ?
I was joking of course and the answer was no so i guess i will just have to make another!
I will be entering it into the following challenges
just magnolia = lace real or faux
paper sundaes = birthday
sentimental sundaes = handmade flowers
magnolia down under = favourite (Kraft card)
stamp something = anything goes
Well that's it from me have been busy decorating painted the room one colour and then decided "Nah no likey!!!"
So off to B&Q for me next pot and started all over again !!


  1. Wow Suzie, this book is so beautiful and such a special keepsake...Caz will love it! The soft pastel colours are so pretty and Ii love the border that frames your image :) Donna x

  2. Stunning Mrs Q!
    Such a beautiful gift (tis more than a card) to be treasured. I do fancy trying one of these but I know I'm rubbish at this sort of thing.

    Love the soft and pretty colours and the kraft too.

    Hugs Elaine xx

  3. Lil Fruit n Nut, only you would decorate the whole room before deciding you don't like it!!! As for this card, wow! What a work of art. A.Mazing. I could never pull something like this out of the bag. xxx

  4. Very nice Suz.
    Isn't it nice ot sometimes do something different to a card?
    I love the colours and the sweet Tilda.
    Did not manage to buy any Magnolia stamps yesterday, there were no stalls selling them.

  5. WOWZers!! I love it, Awww your Tilda is one of the first ones I ever got, and I still love her!! I'm sure your friend loved your card box:-) Thanks so much for playing along at Magnolia Down Under this week:-)

  6. Oh my this is absolutely stunning, Caz is a lucky girl to be getting this. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  7. Oh this is so gorgeous Suzie.

  8. This is stunning Suzie - very special! Your friend will love it.
    Thank you for the link to the tutorial, I will go and take a look.
    Enjoy your week.
    Clare x

  9. I was truly very touched by this card, stunning!! All the girlies at Crafts U Love spoilt me. I had a lovely day


  10. This is a very beautiful bookcard, Suzie. I love your little Tilda, sweet papers and fab details. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly Challenge.
    hugs Ula

  11. Stunning project! Beautiful colours and such a sweet image.

  12. This is a work of art :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  13. Hi Suzi thats stunning, love the whole design and your fabulous colour choice and papers. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  14. stunning!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at MDUC.
    Hugs, Janiel

  15. Hi Sue
    love love love it, you clever little sausage, so pretty, bet Caz loved it.
    I had to laugh when I read that you had asked for it back, because that is exactly what I did (except I didn't ask for it back, I just sort of took it back) lol. I made one of these for Andy's B'day gift,and after he had taken his pressie out I sort of snuck it back (call it re-cycling) rotfl chances are it could have gone in the bin, and there was NO WAY I was going to let that happen lol.
    As for your painting, try tester pots (much cheaper than painting the whole room)lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)
    P.S. The pupils are returned to normal.

  16. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week and entering this stunning project. Good Luck!

  17. Oh WOW Suzie this is gorgeous!!! I have tired making a box card but I love the look. So much work went in to making this! Love Tilda too! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC!

  18. Simply adorable! Thanks for joining us for our Handmade Flowers challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

  19. Beeeuuuutifullllll Suzie - mmmm I can feel a class coming on - please!!!!!

  20. Oh yes, this definitely has the WOW factor. It's Stunning! No wonder your friend wouldn't let you have it back :-)
    Thanks for the link to the tut.
    Caroline xxx

  21. Absolutely gorgeous box card, chick! Love the delish colours you have used and that edge punch, seen it about and I think I NEED it LOL.....Totally and utterly fabulous, darling!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  22. Oh she will so treasure your card Suzie!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    kim x


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