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Monday 23 June 2014

A Birthday Card for my Bruv's partner an a good friend of mine - Girly and vintage looking

Mornign all,

This will be a photo heavy post, with fewer words (wahhay I hear you say) as the Fibrofunnies are in my fingers today ;)

Using the Craftwork Cards Paper Couture Kit that I picked up at a bargain over at Create and Craft, and it's on sale at the moment!!

I used ditress glitter in clear rock cany all over the manequin and distressed the edges using tattered rose ink.  Then I punched several circles from the lush paper, cut a slit and rolled into swirly cones.

 Lots of theses and some glossy accents and I had a skirt.  I put 3 pieces of candy from the kit to add some interest to the top of the mannequin.

I die cut the Happy Birthday words, covered in glossy accents, the next bit was a little time consuming as you have to write in the glossy stuff to maintain the words and add some height, then sprinkle liberally with distress glitter.

I used my x-cut and square template to remove a square from the centre of the card, used the x-cut again to cut a border of patterned paper from the kit, some plain black card and finally some acetate , in hindsight I wish I had used a more transparent acetate.  I distressed the edges of the patterned paper with my little scissors and inked the edges with tattered rose and then mounted them on each other.

Black Card First, then acetate and finally the patterned paper, then popped them over the hole in the front of the card and stuck down using cosmic shimmer.
I mounted the mannequin also on black and patterned paper.  I then stuck down the mannequin, Happy Birthday die cut and finally added some of the candi from the kit.  

Onto the inside

The kit comes with some really cute, bag shaped, mini cards.  I covered in paper, used tim holtz layering doily mask to add some holographic embossing powder on the right hand side. Mounted on the patterned paper left over from when I cut the border for the front.  I added some cream ric rac for trimming at the top, silver embossed the handle clasps and ruched some lace for my handle.

I added some patterned paper on the left side and distressed all aver using tattered rose and Victorian velvet ink.  a little more paper in the right side and a tag from the kit finishes off the surprise open bag greeting.

When I stood the card up the handbag kept opening and knocking the whole thing down lol, so I made a clasp using bakers twine and a pearl that i mounted on 3 foam pads.  Another happy accident that I thinks adds a really cute finishing touch :)

I had great fun making a really girly card, 

I  would like to enter it into the Rhedd and Rosie - anything goes competition

Paper take weekly - pearls and lace challenge

craftycreations challenge - Tic Tac Toe and I used circles, although I cut into them, ribbon - ric rac and lace and a die cut mannequin :)

Avenue613 challenge - Anything goes but optional twist is pink

Crafting at the weekend - Anything goes

thanks for looking, do pop along to the challenge sites I have mentioned as there is much inspiration to be found there.


  1. Oh my, this is fab! Thanks for joining in at Papertake, Liz x

    1. Thank you Liz, and thank you for all your work over at Papertake :)

  2. Great card thanks for joining in at crafting at the weekend and good luck x

  3. lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  4. love the handbag! very pretty and delicate card. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  5. So pretty! The handbag is brilliant! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  6. Gorgeous card, so very creative!
    Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave me a sweet comment!
    Dawn x


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