Saturday, 5 July 2014


Hello everyone - it's a big shout out as it's our esteemed leader Kylie's birthday today - Happy, Happy Birthday Kylie.  Hope you have a wonderful day and that you get a very pleasant surprise with your birthday party which the fabulous Loll has organised for you.

Here is the card that I've made for Kylie (although I might have just sent it to her old home, but as it's only a couple of doors away from where she lives now I am hoping that it gets to her safely.........Kylie - please knock on number 91 and retrieve it in case they haven't already delivered it!!! oops!).

So hope you've got a cuppa as this is a bit picture heavy but I wanted to show you the whole card which is difficult to get in one shot.

I've made a shaped card using my new Tonic Ornate Elegance Header Fold dies.  All the d/p is from my First Edition "New Leaf" pad.  The centre is made up of two ovals from my MFT Stitched Oval Stax.  On the top one I have die cut the Happy Birthday out of the oval and then cut several other layers, glued them together and then re-inserted them back into the oval.  The flower die is MB Glorious Gerber Daisies.  I have die cut Kylie's name using MB Large Classic alphabet dies

This is the card as it would normally stand - a type of zigzag.

This looks quite strange but the left fold goes backwards and the right comes forwards.

This is the card laying flat.

A close up of the die cut sentiment.  The greeting is on the back side of this oval.

Showing the dimension

Hope you have a wonderful day Kylie and that this little birthday party shows how much people think of you.



  1. Hi Karen, beautiful card design, love the lacy edges and papers you have used.
    sure kylie, will love this card.

  2. As you know, this was admired not only by myself but by guests at my BBQ yesterday. It really is not only stunning but a work of art!!! Absolutely love it, my friend. Thank you SO much!! The funny things was I had a few letters/cards the day yours arrived. There was an assortment of #91's and #95's. The postman put them all in the old letter box and my neighbour brought them over for me. I guess the postie was a little confused lol lol

  3. So beautiful Karen. I know Kylie will love this ... and maybe her neighbors too :)

    These fancy fold cards are amazing ... an engineering feat! :) xx

  4. Really gorgeous card, Karen! I love the daisies and how you created the 'fun fold' pretty!

  5. Some intricate cutting here but it works very well - love it

  6. WOW, Karen!! What a great job you have done with this card for Kylie!! Such a lot of work has gone into it and the end result is just stunning!!! So glad to see that Kylie got the card in the end and that she and her guests admired it just as I do!!! Lovely, my friend!!!

    Have a super Sunday!!!

  7. Wow, Karen, such amazing detailing and such a gorgeous colour palette ... not surprising that it won such admiring looks at Kylie's IRL party! Anita :)

  8. oh my adorable love the colours and such a fabulous card
    hugs Kate xx

  9. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card... Stunning .....
    Hugs Sylviexx
    Hope you are well....xx


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