Sunday 20 October 2013

107th Birthday Card

Good morning friends!

The last two months I've been making birthday cards to donate to Seniors Secret Service.   The Program Coordinator contacted me last week wondering if I'd be interested in making three special cards, as they have three ladies celebrating milestone birthdays next month.  One lady is turning 100, another 104 and the third is turning 107.  107!!!   Of course I said YES.

I delivered the three special cards, as well as 64 other Birthday Cards early this week.  Anytime I wanted some playtime this month, I went down and worked on birthday cards for the organization. A few cuts here, a few layers there and poof - 64 birthday cards made for isolated Senior Citizens.

Today I'm sharing the card I made for 'Mary's' 107th birthday.  I used beautiful patterned paper, satin ribbon and made it a Pop 'n Cut card.

The patterned paper has almost a plastic finish on it - it just FEELS good in your hands.  I cut the card base with a scalloped card die, and decorated it with a label & her initial as well as a lovely ribbon bow. Because the envelopes are clipped to the gift bag and hand delivered by volunteer's, I'm free to use bulky embellishments like this ribbon bow.

For the inside, I used Karen Burniston's A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the funky label insert and the other half of the 12 x 12" patterned paper. The finish on the paper is so amazing I wanted it to be the main decorative element, along with the pop-up feature. 

The Happy Birthday was stamped on a scrap, I notched the ends with scissors and attached it across the Funky Label pop out portion. I used Glue Dots to attach it, as I think an aggressive adhesive was needed on the plastic coating.

I cut another one of Karen Burniston's Funky Label Framelits to add the stamped words and the die cut 1 0 7, and popped that up with a fussy cut butterfly.

I fussy cut the butterflies out of another paper in the stack and attached the larger one to the pop up portion with a strip of transparency to give the illusion of floating.

I am so happy with how this card turned out, and it was a pleasure to be making it for someone celebrating such a monumental birthday.  I LOVE the word stamps too - they are just perfect for a card like this!  {I will share the 100th and the 104th Birthday cards in the coming days.}

(Remember that you can always see my Sizzix Flip-it, Pop N Cut and Accordion Flip cards by looking on the right side of my blog under LABELS then scrolling down to the 'S' section.) 

Supplies Used
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Karen Burniston's A2 Pop 'n Cut base with the Funky Label insert.
Karen Burniston's Funky Label Framelits
Scalloped Card Die - Sizzix
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Word stamps, Alphabet and Number dies - Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Wow 107! Such a gorgeous card

  2. what a fantastic card for a lady in this years! Wonderful

  3. Everything about this card is beautiful and especially the lady who made it and the lady who will receive it! Awesome!

  4. Beautiful card. The ribbon is a perfect finishing touch. The sentiment, says it all.
    Marlene L.

  5. Love the cards...tell me about senior secret service...where are you, how did you get involved...and does this run at most senior facilities/ Sounds like a lovely way to use creative ideas. thanks for sharing and thanks for doing.

    1. Thanks, Alison! Here is the link to Senior's Secret Service:
      Essentially, Social Services identifies isolated Seniors and SSS makes sure they get a Birthday and Christmas gift/care package. I'm so happy to be helping them out by making birthday cards. SSS (and myself) are in Calgary Alberta Canada.
      Karen A.

  6. What an honour to be asked to make a card for this special occasion. Love the sentiment. This lady is deserving of a lovely 'Karen card' based on her age alone.

  7. What an honour to be asked to make a special card. This lady is deserving of a 'Karen card' based on age alone. Love the sentiment, it's perfect.

  8. Wow, that is so special! Love the papers you used and the sentiment is wonderful.


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