Thursday, 30 June 2016

Floral Phrases - 50th Birthday Double Display card

So one of my dearest friends is turning 50 this week and I of course wanted to make her something special.

Now this friend is also a fellow Stampin' Up! demo so when I said I had to make something special I mean REALLY special. Something we've not seen or made before, and gosh that was a task and a half.

I decided to turn to my good friend google and looked through, what felt like a thousand fancy fold images, until I found one that was stunning and looked very tricky, which of course meant it would be perfect. The card is called a Double Display Card and I found the tutorial over at the The Craft Spa. Amanda's Double Display cards are absolutely beautiful and I knew it was perfect for my card.

And here is my Double Display Card:

The card really came out absolutely stunning and I am so thankful for Amanda's super easy instructions. It also stands beautifully and it really is just gorgeous.

Now my darling friend loves blue and you would swear that the Floral Boutique suite was made just for her. So it was a no brainer that this would be what I would be using. I of course had to add a big shiny 50th to the front and I love the sentiment from the Number of Year's so that went on the inside.

 The hardest part of this card was choosing which pieces of the beautiful Floral Boutique paper to use.

I used the flower from the Floral Phrases stamp set as my background for all my sentiments. I stamped it off three times in total before stamping it on my cardstock. That way it allowed me to use Night of Navy ink for everything, as I really didn't want to add another colour.

So after such a stunning card I then had to come up with a beautiful gift to match it!!

Now a little while ago I had made myself a pretty frame using a Stampin' Up! vinyl that I've had for a while and added some flowers made from the Pop of Pink DSP and the Botanical Builders Framelits. You can see that one HERE. Well my friend saw this and loved it. It also just so happened that I had one more vinyl logo left:

 Wow this was super hard to photograph!! So, I brought a 12x12 frame from my local Big W and transferred the vinyl to the front of the glass. That's the only part of this frame which is permanent.

I think I used each design from the Floral Boutique DSP to make the flowers, with a little added Silver Glimmer for a bit of pop. I slipped one full sheet of DSP into the back of the frame.

Because the flowers are attached to the glass with glue dots, they can easily be removed and swapped out for different papers. The same goes for the larger piece in the back. The whole frame is a bit like living art!!

Needless to say, I gave this to my gorgeous friend and she loved it!! She was so touched with all the work that had gone in to it, which of course I knew she would. Only a fellow crafter would understand and recognize the work and effort.

Happy Crafting,

Product List 
Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle
Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle
Night Of Navy 12" X 12" Card Stock
Night Of Navy 12" X 12" Card Stock


  1. WOW!!! Chloe, this is gorgeous and so well made!! Beautiful :)

  2. Oh wow! Thanks for the shout out for my Double Display card ...but I LOVE your version of the card... Stunning in my fave papers! And the frame is fab too... I think you are going to have a very happy friend! And me too.....

  3. I was the lucky recipient of this gorgeous card and frame. I have them both up on display in my craft area and they give me pleasure every day. Thank you so much Chloe. I am about to recreate the double display card for a male friend of mine who turns 50 next week. I am not very good at masculine cards, so let's see how I go. Thank you so much for my beautiful card and frame, they meant so much to me and will be treasured for a long, long time. xx