a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday!


My cousin asked me last month if I could make a special card for her to take to a family reunion/80th birthday party.  I was happy to help out and the only thing she asked was the colors remain fairly neutral and asked if I could include their name somewhere to make it special.

I knew it would have to be a larger card to get both their names on it, so I went with a 5.75 x 5.75 card to fit in a 6 x 6 envelope.  This might not even be the exact measurements as I didn't get those before I mailed them out.

I used the gate-fold card with scor-pal instructions here.  Love how this card turned out and told my cousin I wasn't sure I was going to put it in the mail :-)  The outside she chose this sentiment from Verve Stamps Blessings set.


For the inside, I went with my much neglected Stamp Rite and customized it to include their names.

Hope they enjoyed the card, I sure enjoyed making it!

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Card details:
Stamps: Blessings from Verve Stamps and customized sentiment Just Rite stamps
Cardstock: Vanilla, Ocean Tides, Dish All the Dirt Brown, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown
Embellishments: Die-Namics Open Scallop punch, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle nestabilities, A Blanc Check Twine colored with copic

6 comments:

Susie said...

Love the card. Great color combo. I'm sure your cousin was super pleased.

Gez said...

Great card and so personal. Lovely.

*Vicki* said...

Hi sweetie! What a gorgeous card!! LOVE the brilliant layout and wonderful sentiment!! :) Hope you're having a great Summer! HUGS

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

80th bday!?!?! oh myyy!! amazing card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful custom designed card for an 80th BD, love the colors!

Suzanne C said...

This is so wonderful! Love the design and the colors are perfect for neutral colors. Beautiful!

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