Friday, 2 March 2012

Busy busy busy card making evening

I have had a lovely evening ... Watching empire of the sun which I haven't seen for an age, and crafting! What great fun!

I've made a selection of 40th birthday cards for a friend to choose from when I drop them off on Monday. Used my favourite stamp sets once again ... Oh yes forever young has come out to play once again!

So the first one is some beautiful bright paper I found in my stash and used a mixture of vellum and other card to create the trim with the Martha Stewart punch. Then I added the ribbon. I added the papermania urban stamped image on a higher layer with the ribbon loops and then added the glittered 40 and some small glittered circles.

Again some random paper I found in the stash ... Amazing what I have unearthed in sorting my random papers out... There are some real beauties in there! So pleased to be using them!

Once again Martha Stewart punch came into play and also some beautiful sequinned organza. I then stamped the forever young clock image and layered it up again. Then added the peel off sentiment and number 40.

Random paper once again ... A beautiful one in peach tones. Then added the Brown and peach layer as a raised one. Stamped the clarity stamp split tree in the antique paper ink, and added the blossom in the same ink. Added the orange organza ribbon around the whole paper panel, and then added the papermania flowers. Then added the peel off sentiment, the flower centre peel offs and the number 40.

Finally this is a bit of new card stock I got in the sale... This is a beautiful embossed card stock in pink and black. I added the strip of the pink cardstock and the ribbon. I then embossed the forever young tree stamp onto the vellum in the champagne embossing powder. Then I added the papermania flowers, the pink card candi and the glittered number and circles.

Hopefully these will be enough for my friend to choose from ... I'm pleased with all of them and couldn't choose between them myself!

I've also made a few other cards today but they will have to feature in a different post!

Thanks for stopping by to look at what I made!


  1. Well your friend will have a difficult task to pick one !! they are all fabulous, Hugs May x x x

  2. Gorgeous cards hun. I am glad I've got some new stamp sets for you in a box UPS delivered today though LOL.

    1. Lol... U fed up of forever young then? I did fall in love with it completely when I saw it and just adore it still... Loved every card I've made with those stamps so far!

  3. I want to be 40 again! :-)