Saturday, March 22, 2014

Turning 50? You Are Not Alone!

Turning 50? Card and Envelope


A well-traveled Italian gentleman is turning 50 this year. I set out to make a special birthday card for the occasion.

The first thing I decided on was the card base. I believe this fold is called a Double Z Fold.

Double Gate Fold

Cut 3 pieces of Kraft cardstock:
   6" x 12" - score at 3 and 9
   2- 6" x 6" - score at 3
Attach 2 squares on each side of rectangle overlapping entire 3" x 6" panels.
Card Standing
Panels 1,2,3
Panels 2,3
Panels 3,4

I decided to make a collage of items that are turning 50 years old this year. I tried several Google searches, but the most successful was: "turning 50 in 2014". It lead me to two websites that gave the best information.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/slideshow/50-things-turning-50-in-2014-75740.php
http://mentalfloss.com/article/55228/50-things-turn-50-2014
 
I formed a list of 23 items. I chose images to depict 14 of them on the View Master Reel and 7 of them on the film strip frame. The bottle cap has a Diet Pepsi label on it. The Tower of Pisa is the last image representing an activity from 1964. I also included a first day cover from the month he was born.
Back of Card - Panel 3
I made a Word Document consisting of the items depicted on the card. I attached to the back of the 6" x 6" panel of the card.

I couldn't get the card to stay closed so I made a belt and buckle for it.

Materials

Momenta - Bottle Caps
Natural Jute Twine
Sizzix Dies
    - Filmstrip Frames
    - Lovely Labels Set
    - Card Edges #2
    - Umbrella Man
Thick Cuts Die - Buckles
Cameo Silhouette Cut Files
    - Leaning Tower of Pisa (Hero Arts)
    - Great View (Michelle Renee)
3 miscellaneous buttons
Tim Holtz Ink - Antique Photo and Black Soot (for distressing)
Paper
    - Solids - Core-dinations
        - Burnt Sugar
        - Grandma's Trunk
        - Hermit
    - Patterned - Bazzill - Worldwide Collection
        - Ephemera
        - Multi-Stripe
        - Travel Triangles
        - Bingo Mail
Colorbok - Ribbon Buckle
Ribbon - 1/2 yd. of 3/8" wide
Fonts: Algerian, Grilled Cheese
Turning 50? You Are Not Alone!
All Panels

 FYI: What is turning 50 in 2014?



The British Invasion – The Beatles
Lucky Charms
Pop Tarts
G. I. Joe
Jeopardy
Duracell Batteries
The Giving Tree
Underdog
Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Flipper
Ford Mustang
Arby’s
Ali Versus Liston
Satellites Broadcast Live to TV 
Buffalo Wings 
Plasma Screen 
8-Track Tape 
1st Moon Photos 
Zambia 
Diet Pepsi 
Jackson 5 
The Astrodome 
In February 1964, the Italian government officially asked other countries 
 if they could help out with the 
Tower of Pisa's little leaning problem.
 

I certainly hope this card instigates a little conversation about the good ol' days of 1964. It ought to be good for at least 10 minutes of - "back when I was a boy . . . ".