Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Milestone Birthday needs a Special Card

WooHoo... I was actually ahead of the game and had this card completed 2 weeks ago.

Hubby's birthday is today so by the time this blog goes live, he should've received this card.  I needed to make a special card... 1) 'cause he loves/expects a handmade "gift", 2) 'cause I really, really wanted to and 3) 'cause this is a milestone birthday. 

What better images to turn to than our Bloobel?! I NEVER have a plan in mind. No card design, size or colour. Yikes. So I printed off a bunch of what I "thought" might work and sized smaller than I'd like (oh those little limbs... argh lol!) and coloured 'em all in a "neutral" blue. Then stared at them for a few days and obsessed as to what to do or maybe start over lol. I eventually had an idea and used two of the four I coloured. Can you guess which two (scroll down to find out)? 

Clockwise from top left: State of Shock, Peek a Boo Lulu, Oh No Nannette, Hand on My Heart and Back to School/Jump for Joy 

Oh No Nanette just struck me as perfect for the card front and this retired stamp sentiment from Stampin' Up 

Can you guess the second image yet?


How 'bout now lol?  Yup... Back to School (Jump for Joy) and another word bubble sentiment from the same retired set.

This is a Double Display/Tri Shutter Card and I've done a shaker element with the retired Pop Up Balloon Framelits from Stampin' Up in the center.

And one last pic -

Coloured with Copics; All Cardstock and paper from Stampin' Up; various dies from my growing stash.

Thanks for looking!



  1. Ahhh Shelly this if fabulous! Love the fold and of course the Bloobels but the rest in the black white and silver truly make the images pop. Bet he was thrilled!
    Thinking on the next for my hubby's milestone this year but have to add 10 years...YIKES! xxD

  2. Thank you so much Donna! Ya made my day xo