Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mum's 90th birthday card

At last I've made the card for mum's birthday - it's on Tuesday, so it's at least a day ahead! Why is it that 'special' cards for family take so long to even decide upon, let alone actually making? Anyway, it's done now.

I wanted to make a card that would tone with the scrapbook I'm giving her (it's here if you'd like to have a peep), so I used Anna Griffin papers and 3D flowers, some ribbons with gems from Hobbycraft and silver letters and numerals. The stepper card is a Kanban one (took me a while to figure out how to fold it - I'm not totally happy with it as the steps don't sit down enough on the base - there is a double fold at the back, but whatever I do with it doesn't seem to make much difference. However, from the front the card still looks fine.

This photo was taken almost looking down on the card:

Close up of the top:
Close up of the bottom:

Side view:

Update: I left the card in an envelope overnight and took it out to take a photo outside - the good news is that the folds are now sitting correctly on the base of the card - so much better.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Top tip Tuesday 61: more than 1 fold
Sugar creek hollow: fancy folds
Little Claire 15: shaped cards
Crafty purple frog 29: for someone special
CES 63: special milestone birthdays
Take time for you 54: events: birthday
Fab n funky 100: happy birthday


  1. It's very cleverly folded Hazel and you've used some lovely papers. Well done, I'm sure your Mum will like it.
    Sue x

  2. Hi Hazel

    What a super shaped card .. .. I don't think I have seen one like this before!

    It is gorgeous and I am sure your Mum is going to love it too!

    I hope she has a really happy birthday.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Beautiful Hazel, absolutely gorgeous. xxx

  4. Wow, what a fun card shape. Love this roses and letters. Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You this time.

    Hugs, Natascha

  5. What a gorgeous card Hazel! You mum will love it!!

  6. Great card hunny! that's a lot of folds! Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our More than 1 fold challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have Digi candy on my blog too!

  7. This is a super elegant, soft and sweet card! Love the steps and the papers are just FAB! The glitter letters are the perfect touch too:0)

    Hope your Mom had a Super Happy Birthday:0)

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week; hope to see you again next challenge:0)


  8. Stunning creation!

    Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday in More Than 1 Fold challenge.


  9. This is a gorgeous card Hazel - she will absolutely love it. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Tremendous card

    What a very special card for your special Mum. I hope your Mum has a wonderful birthday with lots of cards and cake!

    Love to you both. Gez.xx

  11. Oh wow Hazel, this is an absolute stunner! Love all your fancy folds and the roses are soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with our Sparkle challenge at Dream Valley.

  12. beautiful card hazel so pretty im sure she will love it thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  13. Wow! This is really stunning, Hazel.
    The papers and decoupaged flowers are beautiful and I love the touch of sparkle. A brillinat creation!
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) x


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