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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Happy 50th Birthday to a Very Special Brother

 My brother-in-law is celebrating his 50th birthday at the end of September but he had his party last night.  This is the card I made for him.
 I have used various toppers, backing papers, embellishments from Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Garden CD and Debbi Moore's Garden Decoupage in-a-box CD.
 I made a large A4 gatefold card and with the shed on the front I made a shaker card with little "50" numbers inside.
 Here is the back of the card with various decoupaged images.
Inside the card is the verse and I also used velcro to attach four seeds of flowers to be used in his garden next year.

This card took weeks and weeks on-and-off to make as I wasn't sure what to put inside until I had the idea of the seed packets and had to wait to go into town to get them.

Fingers crossed he likes it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Let's hear it for the boys
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
2 Sisters on the Blog - Everything is allowed
Let's Craft and Create - Hey dude!
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Cardz 4 Guys - Fancy folds
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

19 comments:

Wynn Walton said...

WOW!! What a great card Kym. I'm sure your brother will think it's great too. Clever idea using seed packets. Congrats for being first off the mark with our challenge at CD Sunday. Thank you. Wynn DT

Pamela said...

Wow you're quick of the mark Kym! I love your creation (it's more than just a card!). Your verse is the finishing touch. I'm not surprised it took so long to make but you've done a great job. Thanks for joining in with my choice of theme at the CD Sunday challenge.
Pamela
CD Sunday DT.

Ameera Crafts said...

Wow amazing card Kym!
Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft & Create Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.

Mary Owner & DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

Maria Evans said...

Such a clever card, I find male cards so hard to make but this is perfect, I bet your brother will love it x

Sollan said...

Completely stunning card!

Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments Challenges.
Please join in with us again.
We hope you will come back and play with us again.
Good Luck with the challenge.

Sollan, DT member of Creative Moments Challenges

Nicolette said...

What a very nice card for your brother in law.
Thank you for joining us at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

Terri Winske said...

Such a thoughtful card, and so many great elements! I'm sure your brother-in-law will love it and appreciate the thought you put into it! Thank you for joining us this week at PIP Challenges!

Jane Willis said...

A gorgeous card, as I have a garden-loving husband I know just how perfect it is for a gardener, and the addition of the seed packs is inspired, it makes it into a gift as well. Thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz and CD Sundays.
Jane

Jocelyn said...

I think the seed packets are a great idea and I like the open shed door on the front. Well done on decorating the back of the card as well. Definitely a keepsake card. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Cazro said...

Stunning card/gift. What a brilliant idea to add the seed packets inside. Your BIL will love this card, as I am sure he loves his gardening with the card you have so carefully and thoughtfully constructed. Fits our challenge perfectly.
Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Julie B said...

Bet your Brother appreciated all the work that went into this super card.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Caroline said...

A beautiful card you made for him!
Thanks for sharing your card at 2 Sistersontheblog.
Caroline DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow that is one stunning card, i love your images and the shed.
Great idea to use seed packets for him to sow next year and remember this years birthday when they flower
Thank you for joining us
Margaret
CD Sunday DT

meg said...

Stunning work Kym, all the details and images have been beautifully put together to make a beautiful keepsake for your BIL, thank you for joining in at CD Sunday.

Jeanie Ellis said...

Wow! What a great card! I love how you did the fold! And the colors are beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Penny Light said...


WOW!! What a great card Kym. I'm sure your brother will think it's great too. Clever idea using seed packets. Simply wonderful! . Thank you. for sharing your project and talent with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!

Carol said...

A wonderful card Kym. Such a lot of work has paid off and I am sure it will be kept in the treasure box. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol
xx
CD Sunday DT

k.m.meena Herale said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for Joining us at Glitter'N'Sparkle and waiting to see next time.

Hugs
Meena
Glitter'N'Sparkle DT

Mukta Parvatikar-Maniar said...

Beautiful project. Loved every detail you added. Ty for joining us this month at LCC.
Hugs
Dt Mukta
Let's Craft and Create