I wanted to create a really special card for my sister for her 21st Birthday, so I came up with this one. It’s not just a card, it’s also a mini-book and birthday decorations all rolled into one!
(Scroll down for a slideshow with close-ups of each page.)
The front of the card looks simple enough:
But the photo comes off to reveal writing on the back of it, and a ‘Happy Birthday’ message behind (photo of this in the slideshow below).
And then the card folds out to form an accordion book:
I made the base of the book following the same principles as the credit-card sized mini I made here
, but I cut the rectangles a lot larger – 6×12″ – before folding them, corner-rounding them, and sticking them together.
Each of the tags sits in a little pocket which I made by sticking ultra-strong double-sided tape to three sides of a piece of paper, before adhering it to the card:
So that each tag can be taken out of its pocket, one at a time or all together, to read the writing on the back:
And then they can be used as bunting for a birthday decoration:
After the celebrations, they can all be tucked back into the card, to be kept and perused like a mini-book.
Here’s a slideshow, with close-ups of each page, and a picture of the envelope I made for it too:
I used mainly Crate Paper supplies, from a mix of collections. Punching lots of butterflies (using the Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch), and using little bits of border stickers, meant I was able to use up lots of scraps. It’s cleared some space for me to order in the new Crate Paper Little Bo Peep and Little Boy Blue collections – yay!
See you again soon! x