Thursday, 15 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

This is a card I made for a MAWTT challenge I design for, some two years ago.  It was also a card commission

Elements from the Shadow Box Collection were used for the front of the card

The card is an 8" square ivory card and I created 2 further channels in the middle to enable me to add more pages

I embossed a piece of black card and adhered that to the card base

The shadow box was die cut and embossed with teal card and for the background I embossed more ivory card with a brick design embossing folder.  I added mounting foam to the shadow box and glued it in place on the card front

Using kraft card I die cut 3 plant pots, 2 leaves and the fork and trowel, but also die cut the last 2 in silver mirri.  I used Promarkers to colour the leaves and the handles on the fork and trowel and glued those pieces onto the silver mirri 

In this particular set there is one single flower and I die cut this 3 times in green card, removed the flower head to expose the two leaves then glued them into place behind each planter.  I also die cut the butterfly in silver mirri and added that to one planter

There is also a ladybird in the die set but I used one from my stash as I have a box full of them

The rose heads are also part of the set and a little of my left-over card was used for the those.  The 80 is from my stash, the sentiment was also stamped on kraft card and I cut the tails with scissors

The side panel is a crinkle light brown paper and I embossed it and added a little distress ink to the leaf pattern

DAD was die cut in silver mirri,  3 times for each letter and glued together prior to adhering to the panel and I added 3 tiny red hearts to each letter

On the inside of the card I added a photograph of the 'birthday  boy' then typed 'Happy 80th Birthday Dad' on cream paper.   At the top of the following page I typed 'Happy Memories' and adhered a photo of their wedding day as well as creating a frame around it, as this was personal I covered the photo which is why you can see a dark shadow behind the page below

Finally, and to complete, I typed a verse onto more cream paper and secured all the pages into place

  • ivory card stock ~Craft UK
  • black card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • kraft card ~ CE
  • teal card ~ my stash
  • Shadow Box - In The Garden Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/CE  CED9309
  • Art Deco Alphabet - Upper Case ~ CE CED5423
  • wood affect embossing folder ~ Crafter's Companion
  • brick affect embossing folder ~ Cuttlebug
  • leaf embossing folder ~ freebie from Crafter's Companion
  • Berry Red and Dark Brown Felt Tipped Pens ~ Promakers 
  • green card, silver mirri, brown crinkle paper and pink paper ~ my stash
  • red hearts ~ my stash
  • cream paper ~ my stash
June x


  1. WOW June! - Special card for a special occasion! Love the Shadow box die - Might have to investigate that one - so useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. it's a beautiful card with great dies June
    Gr Karin

  3. Hi June this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are fantastic. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Love this card, great dies too.x

  5. Oh what a beauty of a card for a special person. Love the inside as much - you always finish your cards so well. Thank you for sharing this with us June. Hope the pain is easing a bit.

  6. Lovely card with all elements.
    xxx Margreet

  7. Really nice Special card, I'm sure DAD will love it

  8. A lovely card June. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. A great masculine card, I love all the tiny elements.


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