I was recently asked if I could make a card for a friend who has reached the incredible milestone of 30 years at the same company. Wow, I am just so in awe of anyone who can achieve a feat like this in the 21st century; people just don’t tend to stay in one place any more. I guess at a company of this size, a multi-national bank, there is always something new and interesting going on, and that gives many opportunities for people to move around within.
Anyway, as this lady is very special, I thought I should make a suitably special card for her. I think you have probably seen the many spectacular pop-up box cards everywhere lately, so I decided this was the one. I have never made one before, so it was a new challenge for me also. (Find the tutorial I used HERE.)
For the box itself, I used Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock, which created a very sturdy base for the card. I copied the bank’s company logo into Mac Pages, and created the ’30’ icons and the printed sentiment by using the colour picker to exactly match the logo colour. These were then printed onto plain white cardstock, and cut out. The pop-up icons were stuck onto clear plastic acetate, for which I just recycled some old packaging.
I’m happy to say the recipient of the card was very happy. A nice event for a thoroughly-deserving person!
Thanks for reading, crafty friends!
- Crafter’s Companion Construction Cardstock
- Crafter’s Companion Gemini die set
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear Overlay
- American Crafts Cardstock in light green
- Scor-Pal SookWang tape
- White embossing powder
- Clear acetate from old packaging