Tuesday, 6 July 2010

80th Birthday Word Book

A special card for my Aunt who was 80 - you'd never have guessed would you?!?!?!?!

It's my first attempt at a Word Book so I wanted to keep it fairly simple and think (hope!) it achieved it's aim. I love making cards for special people and put a lot of effort into them, I usually make them in advance rather than last minute as fatigue often slows me down.

  • Pearlised ruby coloured card, with the corners rounded with a small Woodware Punch.
  • Pink starry and flower paper, downloaded from a Crafters Companion CDROM
  • Cuttlebug both items, the ruby card with embossed roses and embossed stars on the stars (if you see what I mean!)
  • I made the numbers and letters using my PC printed straight onto white cardstock
  • The flowers are Prima and were given to me
  • Sentiment was from my good friend Diane, I think they're from http://www.craftworkcards.co.uk
  • Butterflies came from my stash and I 'blinged' them up with Stickles glitter glue (Stardust)
  • Holes were punched at the side and I used pastel ribbon to keep them together
  • Gemstones (from Diane again!) are called "Bling" and come in various colours and sizes

If you'd like some help in creating a Word Book, let me know!

1 comment:

Jo said...

I've never made one of these before, but always like them when I see them.
Yours is lovely Karen, such pretty papers :)