Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A card or a decorated box?

Sometimes when we paper crafters need to make a card for someone it needs to be really special. So for my husband's uncle's 80th birthday I decided a simple card just wasn't good enough. Uncle Jim is a very special man and means a lot to hubby and I. He used to love gardening but has had to do less and less due to health issues. He still has a garden shed and greenhouse and does a small amount of gardening.
I've taken several photos in order to show his birthday card from all angles.















The shed is from a Debbi Moore CD called Through the Window - Tools of the Trade. The inner part (fourth picture) is supposed to be glued inside the 'box' but I knew uncle would have trouble seeing all the detail so left it so it could be taken out. The door has acetate that has raindrops printed onto it but it was impossible to get a picture of it. I also used a wheelbarrow and garden seat die to decorate the outside of the shed. And some of the items inside were decoupaged - the 'Blooming Lovely' sign was from my stash. It took me days to make this card but it was worth all the time and effort.
I'm entering it into the CD Sunday challenge which has a theme of 'A birthday card for a male'. The challenge ends on Saturday 4th October.

I came third with the above card.

5 comments:

  1. Oh Pamela - this is fantastic. He is going to love it. What a lot of work so beautifully done. Enjoy your break.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  2. Wow!! This is stunning. I can image the time it took plus the time you must have taken to put the ideas together. Well worth it though. He'll love it and I am sure it will be appreciated. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

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  3. An amazing construction, such a lot of work, well done. I am sure this will be a delight to receive. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  4. WOW Pamela, this is stunning. You have put a lot of thought into making this 'special' card and it shows. I am certain 'Uncle Jim' will love it.
    Thanks for joining in with us
    Christine
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. A true work of art and it shows that a lot of love went into making it. Thank you for sharing with us at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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