Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Fashionable Treat

It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Suzz is our hostess this time and calls it Trick or Treat but read her description very carefully because it is not what you think.

I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat. If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat. The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in the card or an unusual technique used on your project. Make sure to include in your blog post a description of your trick or treat!

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to make a birthday card for someone special in my life, my daughter.  This card doesn't have a lot of techniques but is composed with lots of distressed layers from A Ladies Diary (Graphic 45) and a little hidden treat.

I started with some black card stock (Recollections) for the blank and topped that with the large green floral panel of paper and next came a cream text paper.

I dyed some seam binding, venise lace and a magnolia flower with Antique Linen Oxide.  I had intended to use distress ink but the pad was dry - sad face.

The strip of lace was added to the cream paper and then another panel of floral paper was added to the top with dimensional foam and pretty well hides the cream paper - another sad face.

Next I created a pocket to hold a gift card.  I cut a piece of the cream text paper and folded the bottom up adding hinges on each side so that the whole width inside is available to slide the gift card in and out.

I added one side of another hinge to the back of another panel of paper and adhered the other side to the black floral panel.  Then I mounted the card pocket tucking it up against the fold of the hinge.  The coffee gift card is not the one my daughter will get.  I usually buy her a mall gift card so she can use it at any of a number of stores and now that they have doubled the size of our mall and brought in some higher end stores, she will love that.  Also, this year is a milestone birthday for her so I might just treat her to a little extra on the card.  She started a new job in August and I am sure she can always use more "go to business" clothes.

I added a little tab to the right side of the cover panel so she can lift the cover.  A Velcro dot cut in half is used to keep it closed.

To finish the card, I cut some images from the paper and added those next along with some pearls to the cover and a little chipboard button to the tab.  Finally I added flowers , the seam binding, greenery and little stamps cut from the paper.

The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Beautiful feminine, elegant and wonderful card with a perfect hidden treat! I am thrilled that you created a treat card that was not Halloween related! Fabulous card and so lovely!!

  2. She will love this Cec! I'm always thrilled to see a gift card holder and this has to be the most elegant one ever! Stunning layers and design. I hope you can reink the pad. I don't know if you can do that once it has totally dried. Fingers crossed! Hugs, Autumn

  3. This is such a gorgeous card, Cec! I love the way the panel opens to reveal the beautiful gift card pocket. So clever, and feminine. I just love it!

  4. Your daughter is going to love this card! I sure do! The cover is so elegant, and the surprise gift card pocket inside is so clever and well done! Sorry your AL ink pad dried...I hate when that happens! Perhaps Ranger ink refresher will help to restore it, and some re-inker. I just found out you can do that with Distress markers; many of mine had dried up. Hugs!

  5. That's so gorgeous Cec! A beautifully layered card and gift holder all in one for one very special lady. Love how you've tucked the stamps into the wonderful floral bouquet. Such a treat! xx


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