Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vintage Gatefold Birthday

 I've had the Graphics 45 "A Ladies' Diary " papers since Christmas and am just now getting around to using them.  There are so many gorgeous images in the pack, that no stamping is necessary.  But choosing the embellishments proved to be a little more challenging.  The lace and ribbons was from a huge stash that my mother gave me when she moved to Florida.  The Memory Box die I've had for a year and finally just opened for the first time.  I embossed the flourishes with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Pink Delight and Mediterranean.  The Mediterranean I also touched up with some SNS Seaspray glitter.  The little butterfly stick pin I got at a vintage store for 50 cents! The base cardstock is Stampin Up's old Blush Blossom and Very Vanilla.  I rarely make something with so many embellishments, so I know I need more practice.  This is a request from a very special friend for her very special mother and I know she'll just love it.
 The inside center panel has three layers because I messed up the first sentiment panel with glitter and glue, so I just glued another one on top.  But wouldn't you know, somehow the ink on THAT smeared when I went to blow off the glitter from IT!  I just let that one go - it's a distinctive mark of "Hand Made"!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lunagirl Moonbeams - The Great Gatsby
Emma's Challenge - Lace and Pearls
Whoopsi Daisy - girly
Oozak - Anything Goes with a Girlie theme
Cheerful Stamp Pad - From the Past
Alota Challenge - Vintage

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Oh wow, love this. All the embellishments look great especially the butterfly pin. Just love the card!

  2. A gorgeous creation Gerlinde. Love the gatefold and the vintage look. Really stunning!

  3. A beautiful card, thank you for joining in Emmas crafty challenge, good luck x

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the bits of glitter here and there and such pretty colors.

  5. Beautiful gate-fold card, Gerlinde! The sentiment is actually my favorite part, tho. It will touch your mom's heart. hugs, de

  6. What a beautiful birthday card ~ something your mom will cherish for sure. Thanks for entering it in my Lunagirl Great Gatsby blog challenge! It is lovely.

  7. this has just gobs of class! beautiful. thanks for joining the great gatsby challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

  8. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with Lunagirl Moonbeams. Also, you can enter this in my challenge "From the Past" on The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  9. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge xxx

  10. Beautiful, thanks for entering Emmas Crafty Challenge at Emmas Cards UK, good luck xx

  11. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at Emma's Crafty Challenge xx

  12. Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  13. This is so elegant, love the colour combination! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl.

  14. Hi :)
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Alota Rubber Stamps :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. I love the gatefold design & the gorgeous DP's you have used :)Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

    P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :)

    Dreamtime Designs:

  15. Beautifully designed card, thank you for joining us at Emmas crafty challenge xx