Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy 75th Birthday

Hello friends - thanks so much for visiting.  I have a special card to share with you today - my Mother-in-Law turned 75 and I wanted her to have a special card - I am pretty sure this one qualifies. I have used one of the Amazing Paper Grace® Collection by Spellbinders called 3D Vignettes - how beautiful are these Dies - and not as hard as they look to assemble - which is great don't you think!

It is easier for you to follow if I type the instructions in steps. 

1. Cut.emboss six (6) Shapeabilities Grand Cabinet 3D Card Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken pieces using the Grand Cabinet Outline and Inlay together, along with the Inner Cabinet Outline using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine
2 I have cut/emboss both the Happy Birthday and Balloon Inserts from the Shapeabilities Layered Happy Birthday Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken using purple shimmer card stock
along with separate balloon in Teal.  These have been adhered over the purple balloons for contrast.
3. Carefully trim the tabs off the sides of two of the 'open' Grand Cabinet Frame, using scissors or a paper trimmer - these two are for the front and back of the 3D Vignette.  Adhere the Happy Birthday to the centre of the second layer and the Balloon Insert to the fifth.

4. Cut/emboss two (2) Side Panels using both the frame and the insert.  The score lines run vertically.  Fold the scored tabs forward and adhere Strong Tape on each tab - on both Side Panels.
5 Lay the side panel down, tape side up, Lay the first TABLESS frame on the left side of it, making sure the tab is right up next to the frame with no overlap. Peel the backing off the tap and line up - once you are sure they are even, adhere to the frame.
6. Line up the tab with the slot on the side panel, pull the tab through, noting there is a small slot at the bottom of each tab, gently pull these down to lock the layer into place- the bottom of each frame needs to be lining up.
11. Working from the back to the front, repeat this process. For the Grand Cabinet front - in the same way as the back, line up the TABLESS frame with panel, adhere the front to the side panel.
12.  For the other side - flip the inserts out of the way - and repeat the process with the other side of the card. Make sure each layer is locked in and straight across the bottom to prevent buckling once the layers are in place.
13. Adhere the front to the card in the same manner as the back, starting with the right side - if everything is in place it will just fall into place perfectly

14. Cut/emboss the number seven and number five from the Shapeabilities Filigree Numbers Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken.  Use both the outline and the inset to cut one white filigree layer of each and purple shimmer paper using only the outline die for the backer.  Glue the white filigree layer to the backer and adhere to the front of the card - on either side of the insert.
15. Adhere Little Birdie Flowers to the top of the Grand Cabinet Frame.  Adhere a yellow double seam binding bow to the bottom left corner of the card using glue, adhering one Little Birdie Crafts Khloe Mulberry 16pcs to the centre of the bow.
16. Trim the Swirls Finesse to the desired length and attach each side of the bow. 

Note:  Where do you write? I have cut a Grand Cabinet outline without any inserts in white card stock for the back, trimming of the tabs.  We wrote on the back before adhering it to the back of the card.

You can find Becca's Tutorial HERE.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Moo-Mania & More - Favorite Colors (MIL's favourite colours)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Anything Goes (opt Flowers)

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. How beautiful Linda - it would qualify for a gift as well as a card!! i am sure it will be treasured

  2. Beautiful card and fantastic dimension. Perfect for a 75th. Tracy ❤️❤️

  3. What a gorgeous and elegant project, Linda.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  4. Oh WOW! A wonderful card! So happy you shared it with us over at Moo Mania & More!
    Much appreciated! Happy weekend!
    HUgs, Susi

  5. A stunning creation, there's so much pretty detail to look at. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Crafty Catz. Lilly (DT)

  6. Wonderful project!Awesome job!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

  7. Oh WOW what a gorgeous card for obviously a special lady.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. DELIGHTFUL card Linda!
    You were one of the lucky winners from Challenge #168 at the Crafty Gals Corner!
    Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)

  9. wow, what a wonderful card, , I love it, thanks for enjoy us at creative moments, hugs, patty

  10. wow saw this over on crafty creations. its fabulous!! x Carol


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