Monday, February 6, 2012

90 Candles

On Saturday we attended a 90th birthday party for our Uncle Charles. Since a 90th birthday is such a milestone, I wanted to make a card that was more than just a birthday card. I found this card on Splitcoaststampers for inspiration. Since it was only a couple days before the party and this was a big card, Carol and I worked on it together. We both did the pages with the candles which surprisingly went rather quickly. The next day I worked on the front of the card and left the last page for Carol to do.

We made an accordian card with a total of 10 inside panels (6"x6"). On nine of the panels we put 10 candles (3"x7/16") each, repeating the same pattern on each panel.

Every other panel has the words to "Happy Birthday" printed from the computer and music notes on the opposite panels.

The front and last panel we cut out the words, numbers and stars from the Cricut.

Because the card was too thick to put in a regular square envelope, we put it in one of the clear boxes that Papertrey stamp sets are packaged in. (Thanks to our friend Paula for the idea!) It fit perfectly. We decorated it with twine and a tag that said "Happy Birthday Uncle Charles." (Sorry no picture.)

This would be a great card to do for any milestone birthday.  It was actually quick and easy to do.

It was requested that no gifts be given for the birthday party but if you wished to bring a card, it was requested to include a memory of Uncle Charles. Carol wanted me to find the picture of us on the day of our baptism with Uncle Charles, Aunt Wanda (Carol's godparents), Uncle Bob and Aunt Jean (my godparents). Unfortunately, I didn't find it in the box that I was looking through (and didn't have time to look further) but I did find a picture of both of us with Uncle Charles and Aunt Wanda on our first birthday. Carol scanned and reprinted it for us to include with the card. 

Paper:  Basic Grey Max & Whiskers, American Craft
Flame: SU bird punch wing
Cricut: Birthday Bash, Plantin Schoolbook and ? (I'll update later with the cartridge I used for "celebrate")
Stamps: music notes from Pure Innocence caroler

Thanks for looking!
Carol & Cheryl

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  1. This is an amazing card. I will be pinning it for sure as I am sure it will probably be going viral. :D Thanks for linking your creative idea to Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I am sure your Uncle was blown away by it and will relish showing it off to friends.

  2. This is an awesome card! How did you make the accordian? Did you glue the 6x6 sections together? That would take a lot of paper. Thanks in advance for your help.

  3. I would like to make one but don't understand how you got the 6x6 pieces together. Could you do a tutu or give us instructions.... LOVE the card soooo perfect.

    1. We will work on it in the next few days. Thanks for asking.

  4. I am interested in making this card for my MIL who turns 90 at the end of this month. This tutorial is the closest I have found but still doesn't explain how to cut/assemble the panels. Did you complete you instructions/tutorial as requested above? THANKS!