Birthday Card

Finally, I finished another project. My friends son is going to be 17 and she asked me to make a card for him. I do find it difficult to make a card for a boy... but this is what I came up with.

For obvious reasons I could not show the photographs I used. You can see on the inside left and right that I used tags, you only see the back of them, on the front I used pictures of him as a young child and one of how he looks now. The tags in the middle have space for her to write a message.

I used my favourite Tim Holtz die - Vintage Cabinet Card - to cut the front and back using my recycled card from my daily coffee. Then I used the bazzill kraft card to create the inside and decorated it with the Lost and Found papers. I embossed the heart and metal numbers with the Moonglow embossing powder... I love the deep red of this colour. I created pockets and used some stamps from Tim holtz to add some extra interest. I recently bought these stamps and I'm loving them!! I finished the card using some seam binding for closure.

I found this idea for the card on youtube, a tutorial from SplitCoastStampers. She used the Pink Paislee papers and a spellbinders die.

Before I end this post I want to thank everyone who has left comments... I so much appreciate it!

Wishing you a happy Bank Holiday... hopefully with some sunshine if we're lucky :)

Materials I used are
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers Die  - Vintage Cabinet Card (657217)
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing Folder - Bingo & Patchwork
Tim Holz Idea-ology Paper - Lost and Found
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Vintage Photo
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection - Purely Random (CMS088)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection - Mini Ornate (CMS064)
Tim Holtz visual Artistry cling stamps - Curious Possibility & The Journey
Bazzill Card Stock - Kraft
Lindys Stamp Gang Moonglow Two Toned Embossing Powder - Terra Cotta/Plum
Vintage Seam Binding - Nu Rust

Currugated card from my daily cappuccino

 You can find some of the materials here:
- Seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Lindys Stamp Gang, Tim Holtz from The Stampman


  1. It´s a great card! I find it very difficult too to make masculine or "boyish" cards.
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. Great card! Glad you're crafting again, I mean, *I* am not doing it yet, so I look to you for inspiration :p
    Raining cats and dogs here and it looks like the coming days won't be anything better. Have a great weekend!

  3. Wow this is so gorgeous! I love love it.
    Hugs xx

  4. It turned out fantastic...I love how you used the embossed bingo card...I think they came after we said good night or good
    Oh ya was that love and red in the same sentence? lol

  5. What a gorgeous card, dear Caroline! Beautifully created!

  6. Hello Caroline, what a beautiful card, it's a gift in itself & I'm sure your friend's son will love it & cherish it. It's precious! It's great to be back in touch, hugs

  7. Wow! this is gorgeous Caroline! I really love the number detail and the whole design. Perfect! I'm sure he'll love it!!!
    Have a good weekend!
    Hugs Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous caroline. I havent got this die but im loving it. Love what you have created xxx
    Debbie xx