|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 FoldCut 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.
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.
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 couldn't get the card to stay closed so I made a belt and buckle for it.
MaterialsMomenta - Bottle Caps
Natural Jute Twine
- 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)
- Solids - Core-dinations
- Burnt Sugar
- Grandma's Trunk
- Patterned - Bazzill - Worldwide Collection
- 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!|
FYI: What is turning 50 in 2014?
The British Invasion – The Beatles
G. I. Joe
The Giving Tree
Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Ali Versus Liston
Satellites Broadcast Live to TV
1st Moon Photos
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 . . . ".