Monday, July 12, 2010

Fiftieth Birthday Card

Later this month, my sweet hubby is reaching the half century mark. I have made this card in his honor, for a couple of challenges. It was fun and glittery!

CHALLENGES:

Magnolia-licious Highlites--Folding Pop-Up Card
Magnolia Down Under-- One for the Boys
PaperPlay Thursday--Your Number's Up!


This Edwin is supposed to be holding a butterfly net, but I always seem to make him different! He is called "Chasing Edwin" and is available from the Magnolia-licious Store.
I made up the "newspaper" in Microsoft Word, the candles are from Stampin' Up, colored everything with my Copics, and the flame on the candles is Star Dust Stickles. That stuff should come by the gallon!

Here is a side view, so you can get a sense of the pop-up construction.
There is a great tutorial on the Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge blog,
from Splitcoast Stampers that makes it really easy.

My honey thought the card was quite fun!
Next I am working on chocolatey...

20 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Pam, you've outdone yourself!!! This card is absolutely delightful and playful and fun and bright and cheerful and crazy and did I say delightful? Wow, girl, this is just fabulous!

Lisa Andrews said...

Beautiful card!! What a clever idea for the newspaper article!

Lisa A

Nancy said...

I agree with everything Barb mentioned above...it's super spectacular Pam...thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments....

Hugs
Nancy T.

orangedaisy said...

wow, love the newspaper idea and what you 'wrote' on it

he will love it

shelly said...

Such a cute card! I love the ballons. I agree stickles should come in a gallon size!
hugs,
Shell

Jean said...

Pam, this is an adorable card.. great idea with the newspaper... you did a great job on the whole card, but where are the 50 candles?? Really you did a great job coloring and setting up the layout...
Hugs, Jean

Rene said...

This is GREAT!!!

Pat said...

ooooh, Pam...I love it! How cute...and clever! I love the b-day candles with all the sparkle! And the newspaper is absolutely inspired. And, to top it all off, there's little Edwin running around with a handful of balloons!! Beautifully colored...and completely INSPIRED! Pat Frank

Peta's Blog said...

Wow what a fantastic idea for a birthday card and you've done an awesome job with it!!! I love the newsapaper that you have created and I love how you have given Edwin balloons instead of the net, all the candles look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week, xoxo Peta

Lisette Morris said...

What a fun card!! I love all the candles and ballons!

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG, this is such a great idea. A fun, cheerful, & personalize card. Love it so much :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Debbie Pamment said...

This is totally awesome and too too clever! LOVE the personalised newspaper fronted by all those candles - and GREAT idea to give Edwin balloon's - tooo fab!
Thanx for joining us at MDUC this week
xXx

Silvie Z said...

oh wow, Pam, this is awesome, what an original idea you had with the newspaper, how clever! Love the candles and the balloons - gorgeous colors!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Lynn said...

Great colours, such a creative idea and beautiful images..Love your card!!
Lynn :) x

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Great card it brings a smile to my face :)
Hugs

Christina C. said...

Pam, this is a delightful and fun card...very creative! Love it!

scrappyjan said...

Hi Pam THis is FAB!!! You are oh so clever!! LOVE all of the fun little deals...

Thank you for joining us in the the challenge this month!
hugs, Janiel

Jodie from Oz said...

Pam, wow, Your card is beautiful, Edwin adorable, very clever, I love the idea. A great take on the challenge, thank you so much for joining Magnolia Down Under this week, hugs Jodie from Oz

stephanne said...

This is really lovely, the contrast of colours go great together and wow, did you cut those candles out from a stamp!! Fabulously clever and thanks so much for sharing with us at MDUC this week!!
Stephanne

Purple Princess said...

I like the way you changed him up... fits perfectly for your wonderful card.