You are going to want to keep reading ALL THE WAY to the end of today’s post. I promise you’ll be glad you did! How often do you get to offer happy wishes to someone you love on their 100th birthday?! It doesn’t happen a lot. When Ms. Turner, an active member of Mom’s church, celebrated her 100th birthday, Mom asked for a special card for this special lady.
Mom asked me to make a special card for Mom could give Ms. Turner on her 100th birthday. What a special gesture! I chatted with Mom several times about it in the months before the monumental birthday. That request shifted to a need for individual cards from each of Mom’s closest friends and then, maybe, from the group of them. When I (somewhat sarcastically) suggested that I could just make a card for the whole congregation to sign, Mom jumped on that idea. I was stuck, but I loved the challenge – and it felt a bit more special.
At a Rocket City Stampers retreat in March, the hosts showed us how to make an Explosion Card which combines three panels from the Envelope Punch Board to create a huge card that unfolds multiple times. This was the perfect card for Mom’s church to give Ms. Turner since they could all sign on multiple panels of the card.
Here’s how I built this multi-fold card:
Here are the steps with a little bit more instruction for each part.
I used 12″ x 12″ Kraft cardstock (retired) to build the base for the Explosion Card. The center panel gives a 6″ x 8-1/2″ panel (the largest panel on the Envelope Punch Board) with an 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of cardstock. I believe the other two panels are 6″ x 4-1/2″ but I could have created three 6″ x 8-1/2″ panels if I wanted. As long as the height is the same on each panel (and as long as the card will fold), any size will work.
Based on the size of each panel, I cropped cardstock that Mom could glue into each panel of the card after folks had signed it. I can’t imagine the shape the card would be in if it were passed around to lots of people who had to unfold and fold it back over and over. There are three panels on the inside of the card and two panels on the outside.
I decorated the front of Ms. Turner’s card with this gorgeous Calypso Coral and Silver Foil patterns from the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper. The panel looks like a tasteful amount of confetti in celebration of her big party. I added three numbers with Silver Foil and the Large Numbers Framelits Dies – how many people can say they get THREE NUMBERS on their birthday card?!
The card, once folded, is wrapped with Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. While the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper retire at the end of May (or when supplies run out), the Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon will continue into Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog.
Here are the products I used to make this card:
I promised you a wonderful payoff if you make it all the way to the end of this post – and now it’s time to deliver.
Here’s a super-sweet photo of Ms Turner, holding the card I made for her (and shared with you today) to celebrate her 100th Birthday.
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