Sunday 23 March 2014

Double High 100th birthday

Good morning friends!

When Seniors Secret Service asked if I could make a 100th birthday card for them this month, I thought I would make a Double High Pivot Card.  For a video of Karen Burniston showing this technique, click HERE.  Karen is the designer behind the Pop it Up dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used some really sparkly paper from my stash but the embedded glitter doesn't photograph well. You will have to take my word for it, that this is one sparkly card!

I started with a 10 x 7" piece of white card stock, scored at 5" to give me a 5 x 7" folded card. Then I turned it and scored it at 2-1/2" instead of the 3" Karen B suggested in her video. I wanted some extra room at the bottom, below the pivots.

The circles used to decorate the pivots came from the Circle Accordion Pop it Ups die ... I love how the die sets can all be used together! On the front pivot I added die cut numbers, the word birthday and the 'th'. The 'happy' was penned and I added an orange Glitter Dot for the 'i' in Birthday.

On the back pivot I used the Cupcake die, cutting it out of white and adding some colour with sponges and ink. Then I added Stickles for the frosting and cherry. Since the patterned paper was SO sparkly, I decided to add orange Glimmer Dots (love those things) to the circles on the wrapper.

To bring the colour to the inside center, I cut two 1/4" wide strips of patterned paper and attached them on either side of the fold.

I also chose to add 1-3/4" wide strips on either side of the back fold so the card would be really sturdy.

Just for fun, I sprinkled a few more orange Glitter Dots onto the front fancy edged layer. Those pieces were cut using the Agatha Edge Die. I used the same die to cut the pieces along the inside edges as well.

I wasn't able to deliver this one to them, instead I had to mail it to them so THEY could deliver it to the lady who was celebrating this milestone birthday.

Supplies used:
Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Circle Accordion (for the circle layers) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Happy Birthday - 783 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cupcake die - 715 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter dots - 7018 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - MME
100 and th dies - Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. great card for such an important birthday1
    Hello from Elma

  2. another wonderful Double High Katie label ... you rock those cards for the seniors :)


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