Last week my husband’s Opa reached the impressive milestone of 90 years on this Earth. A celebration of this special occasion was a must and thankfully COVID restrictions finally eased enough in Victoria to allow us to share a meal together as a family in a restaurant. And of course no 90th birthday celebration is complete without an awesome card to match!
I’m sure you’ve seen the very cute and clever pop up cube cards making the rounds on the internet. But have you seen the next level creation designed by Jo Blackman? If not you should check it out and her instructional video here.
I’m blown away by Jo’s amazing design. It was the perfect base to celebrate Opa’s 90th with a bit of wow factor. As Jo mentions in her video, this card is quite simple to make but time consuming with all of it’s components. It’s still a lot of fun to make and I’m sure I’ll create more in the future. I have a variety of delayed 30ths occurring this year amongst my friendship group which this design will be perfect for.
The cube bases were created using Basic Gray and Smoky Slate cardstock. I used In Good Taste Designer Series Paper matted on Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock for the panels. Using these papers I hoped planned for the card to look like a series of planter boxes and rock walls in a garden.
The Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing dies embellished the card to create my garden look. In my last post I mentioned that I was in love with this set, clearly the love is continuing! For this card I stamped the elements in Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Just Jade and Shaded Spruce. I then added additional Forever Flourishing diecut elements in Just Jade and Shaded Spruce cardstock for some extra greenery. I attached the elements with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals. The 90 and the diecut circles are made using stamps and dies in my stash. I’ve had them for so long I’ve forgotten where they came from!
Excuse the canvas of our camping trailer in the background of the photos. I forgot to take photos of the finished product before we went away camping!
Now that it’s finished, isn’t it always helpful to see how a card like this folds down for transport and sending? And so you can actually write your message on it too!
I’m really happy with how the card turned out! I’m so glad that it was a success with our family on Saturday.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my project. Don’t forget to check out Jo’s blog for her designs and link to her video for step-by-step instructions on how to create this masterpiece. If you have any questions please reach out.
If you’d like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up products used in this project and you live in Australia then I’d love to help you out. Drop me a line at any time to order or with any questions. Alternatively, head to the Online Store and select me, Nerida Campbell, in the Demonstrator Finder. For all orders under $250 enter the November Host Code XSV7NA7Y. All orders receive a thank you card specially made for you by me. Additionally, any orders over $50 will receive an extra little something to say thanks.