Hi Stampers. I can’t think of a single relative that I’ve had that made it to 100 years old. I find that to be just amazing! When I was contacted by someone through my Etsy store to make a custom card in a box birthday card for a 100th birthday I was pretty excited. This card is a bit of a flashback Friday, since it ended up being a mix of current and retired products. But, I thought it came out too cute not to share – after all, you may have some of the items used in your supply (or something similar to substitute).
The card in a box started with a card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock. The base is layered with Rose & Silver Glimmer Paper. The front, back and side panels are covered in Sparkle Glimmer paper. I side stamped the side panel sentiments onto Whisper White CS using Versamark ink and Silver embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool. The stamp sets used are Wonderful Day, Beautiful Bouquet and Make a Difference (for the word “mom” on the front of card).
I used Petal Palette stamp set and Blushing Bride ink to stamp the flowers that were there colored using the Stampin’ Blends. For the “Look who’s turning”, I used the Number of Years stamp set (now retired) stamped in Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White CS. I used two ovals to cut the arches on the banner and paper snips to flag the ends. Sponge Daubers with Blushing Bride ink to make it stand out a bit. The 100 was cut out of Rose Glimmer paper using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (also retired) and mounted to the card with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The center of the box is filled with cheerful balloons, butterflies and flowers. I used the Balloon Builder Punch to punch the balloons and gave them a bit of a highlight using a silver gel pen. The balloons were cut from Blushing Bride CS and Rose Glimmer Paper. The butterflies were punched from Sparkling and Rose Glimmer Papers and layered on top of each other. Two small pearl accents were placed in the center of each small butterfly. (These butterflies were punched using the two retired butterfly punches – we now have one punch that will punch the two sizes at once.)
The bird was punched out of Rose and Sparkling Glimmer paper using the retired Bird Builder Punch. I colored the beak with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. A single small pearl colored with the dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend marker made the perfect “eye” for my bird (note: you can also use a black Sharpie marker). The flowers were part of an Cake Soiree’ accessory kit that was in last years Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog. All inside parts are attached to small strips of acetate using mini glue dots at both ends. A few more pearls finished it off beautifully. My card in a boxes are a little bigger than a standard A2 envelope, so I make a custom 6″x6″ envelope with my Envelope Punch Board.
The customer loved it and I hope you do too. I have listed most products used below (at least the ones currently available) which I’m sure will help you create a BEAUTIFUL card!
If you’d like to try your had at making this card yourself. The card in a box pattern (in PDF format) click here for PDF and videos I made on how to make this card and envelope can be found on this prior post – click here. Links to the products I used is below. If you are ever in need of a custom made card, made by someone else, I would hope you would consider my Etsy store.
Note: Did you know that you can create the “100” numbers by using the Large Letters Framelit Dies. The one can be created using “M” with part trimmed off using the paper snips and the letter “O” and the “0” are practically identical.
These are the supplies I used:
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