Sunday, 9 July 2017

Simon's Birthday Today

As you might guess from the photo it's our son Simon's birthday today
and this card was inspired after seeing various cards made by my
Stampin Up sister Amanda Bates on one of the Jems' Team's Blog Hops.

front view

raised view.

When I saw Amanda's fabulous cards, I just had to have a go, 
and I think I made three cards using this fold the same day!!
As Simon's card is usually difficult to design, I decided to go with this fancy fold
and played with some retired DSP, the beautiful Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper
 (which I adore!) , my treasured Large Letters framelits and my little star punch
 (which is really useful for embellishments on mens cards!)
I am really impressed with the result and I think you can see the fabulous 
glimmer effect on the letters quite well on this photo.

Here's a link to Amanda's Blog Hop post that set me off making quite a few
of these U  fold cards (I think thats the name Amanda gave to them)

Thanks so much Amanda - right I must nip back to your blog and case your lighthouse card!!


  1. Hi Kate this is a stunning card for your son. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Gorgeous card, love the design Kate.
    Linda xxx

  3. A great design. Fabulous card x

  4. Ah... so lovely to get your post straight to me by email! So your new widget works a treat! Lovely card for Simon.... and I look forward to seeing your lighthouse card... and funnily enough I made another of these U Fold cards just last week...

  5. A fabulous card Kate and a great design xx

  6. Lovely card for your son's birthday. That fold is great too x

  7. Fab Birthday card for your son - I bet he loves it. x

  8. Great idea, and fab colours xx

  9. Fabulous card Kare. Great colour and design. Cathy x

  10. Super fold and great card for your son x

  11. So impressive Kate. A perfect card for your son!

  12. Fantastic, Kate. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  13. Beautiful card and love the colours
    Hugs Rose xxx

  14. What an amazing card, great shape, very clever, I'm sure he'll be thrilled to bits with it xx Zoe xx


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