Friday, October 7, 2016

60th Birthday with Number of Years

A very special person in my life is turning 60 this weekend. My middle sister hits the big one and I wanted to make a special card for her. Heck, I even made a BIG card - a 5" x 7" one, and the Large Number Framelits don't look out of place on a card that size do they? I learned a new trick to use with the glimmer paper I used and I'll reveal that later in this post!

This is my lovely sister, Sandi, here with her husband, John. They have a beautiful piece of property and a farm house in Clearwater,

And here are the three sisters, with Sandi in the middle!

  • Very Vanilla and Gold have a very classic, elegant look perfect for the more formal cards you might make. This card includes Gold Foil Sheets,  Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder, and Gold Glimmer Paper for a varied effect.
  • The sentiments are all from the Number of Years stamp set. I love how the 'Look Who's Turning' is curved already. It's helpful to find the center of the curve and make sure that's at the center of the top. I found that the apostrophe was close to the center.
  • When die cutting glimmer paper, it sometimes helps to peel off the back layer of the glimmer paper before die cutting to help the blades to cut cleanly through. It's also easier to glue with the back layer off. A Delicate White Doily becomes the background for the sixty.
  • I embossed the leaves and flowers below the numbers with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. I started with the leaf image, stamping it with Versa Mark Ink, sprinkling on some embossing powder and heat set it. I then added the flowers, filling in the gaps where I thought there should be blooms. All the images are from Number of Years stamp set.
  • The banner is from the Large Number Framelits dies. I die cut one in Gold Glimmer paper to serve as a kind of shadow background. 

Only 1 more day to get in on this great promotion. Click on the link below to sign up to receive the October kit at the regular price and you get the November kit free!  Just as a sample of the cuteness, September's kit was really great:


My Paper Pumpkin

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle
Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle


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