Thursday, 23 January 2014

Oval Accordion Album Soft Pastel Birthday Card

I've counted up, and I have 14 birthdays of close friends and family in March, plus Mother's Day! I should really get started on the cards, so here's my first!

First up I used Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups 'Oval Accordion Card' die set, for Elizabeth Craft Designs, for the card base and oval patterned paper layers.
The paper are all by Prima (see link at bottom).
 On the first page, I used another of Karen's new die sets 'Oval Flourish Frame Edges', to make the lovely blue border and an older Sizzlit die of Karen's 'Label & Flourish', for the swirls.
The flowers, leaves, Happy Birthday and dragonfly are all by Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
 On the third page, I again added the Flourish Edges, plus some butterflies from Karen's Butterfly Pivot Card set, and Butterfly Accessory set.
On the fourth page, I used the stitches die from the Oval Accordion set, and trapped some twine behind the oval cardstock layer, before adding my folded over bunting flags.
One down, 15 to go!



  1. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Love the soft pastel colors.

  2. This is the prettiest card ever! Such an inspiration!!! Thanks for your post.

  3. It's amazing how much love you put into your card, especially when you have so many people to love! Your card is outstanding!!

    Miss Mary

  4. Stunning! I want to make this card for my 91 yr old Mom. She would absolutely love do I. Thanks for the great ideas :)

  5. Beautiful card, Helen! I think this is my favorite oval card I've ever seen --- gorgeous in every way :)
    hugs, Rita