Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy birthday to you..!

I have been working on this card for the last few days. It’s a good friend of mine’s birthday today, and she’s having a party tonight. So I’m glad I got this done in time – although I tend to work best under pressure.

Here’s there card, and I’m really pleased about how it turned out. It’s my first try on a Tri fold shutter card, but certainly not my last. Thanks to Bonnie Szwalkiewicz who has made a great tutorial for the
Splitcoast Stampers webpage. To see it and learn to make the card yourself, click here.

Front:Kort 4 front Stamps: The only stamp on the front is Inkadinkado's Happy birthday. I stamped it using the Tsukineko Memento Danube Blue Ink Pad.
Dies: The dies I’ve used here are from
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large, Classic Lace Border Grand and Doodle Parts.
Paper: The royal blue cardstock is from Bazill. I’ve sadly forgotten where I got the silver embossed paper and the white floral paper from, as they’ve been sitting in my paper box for quite a while.
Embellishments:  I’ve used some paper flowers from Avec, and included rhinestones on top of them. I’ve also used a charm called
Made with Love, which I got from Joann's. The ballons and the little flower brads I got at a Norwegian store and I don’t remember the name of the brand. The ribbon I’ve used I got at Joann’s and it’s called Offray Floral Edged Ribbon.


Kort 4 open
Stamps: I’ve used the
Heidi Grace Quotes by Fiskars, which I bought atAmazon. I’ve also used a stamp from the Pansy Clear Acrylic Stamps set from Clear Dollar Stamps. These were also stamped with the
Tsukineko Memento Danube Blue Ink Pad.
Dies: I’ve used 2 more dies from
Spellbinders: Labels Six Nestabilities and a die from the Contemporary Hearts Pendants.

Embellishments: I’ve added rhinestones to the flowers. I’ve used some more paperflowers from Avec, and also Got flowers LG Yellow from Prima. I’ve added another charm from Joann's webpage, called Blue Moon Metal Charm Pendant - Large Heart.

Kort 4 detail

I should go get ready for the birthday party now. Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!

I’ve uploaded my card to the Timeless Tuesday FTTC89 Challenge at Flourishes, where you’re to focus on the sentiment. Submissions are ending soon, so hurry – or just pick a more recent challenge and add your project. There surely is a lot of beautiful creations to see!


  1. Very cool ! Can you tell me what the hardest part of making the card was, outside of thinking it up ?

  2. Thanks! That's a hard question actually, with help from the tutorial, most things went very smoothly. The hardest part was probably getting the charms to hang right, I spent quite some time fumbling with the tread. With some help from the smallest glue dots, I got them to face forward.

  3. Kaia-this is awesome! You need to start an order business for your cards! I know-you don't have time, but you certainly have the talent! Love it!and you :)