100 years!


This year seems to be a very special year. Within only a few months, my aunt & uncle celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary while my great-aunt turned 70. Last week, my former neighbour Ella celebrated her 100th birthday!

While many crafters struggle with masculine cards, I never know how to make age appropriate cards. This special occasion seemed to call for lace and flowers. I don't have much to work with at the moment as I don't buy new material and depend on free magazine gifts and leftovers from commissions. Luckily, I had paper leftovers in my stash from a commission which I combined with two free gifts. Can you spot them?

I loved working with this collection and the colours and images are simply stunning. Every scap of paper was used for this design including the stopper (fishtail banner) which I'd cut out for my original designs but never used it and a strip of paper transformed into a rosette. I even used the last bit of lace which was just enough to cover the front and sides!

Because this card doesn't fit into an envelope, I bought a special gift wrap in similar colours which I'll simply wrap it in. I always waste a lot of card when making my own boxes and chose the lazy option this time! WHSmith have beautiful gift wraps that come with 2 sheets and 2 tags which you can also use in your cardmaking.

If you were looking for the free gifts, they are the Delicate Adornment die (Die-Cutting Essentials) and numbers die (Papercraft Essentials).
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