Monday, 4 November 2013

A3- supersized birthday postcard!

 Good evening everyone!! well, today I have had another wonderful day off I chilled..made christmas cards..watched a Christmas film!! I'm just about to log off for the evening to go and watch some tv with my beautiful daughter, but before I go, I thought I would share a recent projct with you all. A little while ago, a lovely friend of mine asked me if I could make something for her Mum's 60th birthday off all the family, i would LOVE to say this was my idea, but the lovely Kate came up with it herself. She asked if I could make an A3 sized postcard, and if all the family members sent me a photo and a message, could I create some mini poloaroid style snaps with each persons message on!!, ooooh  I thought! I love a challenge so we got our heads together so I knew exactly what she had in mind and this is what i came up with

 This is the front, I used 2 x A3 pieces of Crafters Companion pearlescent card stock and a white piece of A3 mount board- Kate wanted the postcard so her Mum could stand it on the mantle but we wanted it to be quite strong so I sandwhiched the mountboard in the centre with the CC pearlescent card stock on each side. For this project I printed on the reverse of the pearlescent cardstock- if you havent tried this you MUST, as it prints beautifully! its not only for the shimmery side folks:)
 Kate emailed me each persons photo and message, and  I popped them into my graphic pregramme- MCS and made them into polaroid style pictures, I printed these onto photo paper, then once cut out I placed on my board to decide where I wanted them, as Kate had asked if I could add some bunting from each picture with some little birds on too! once I had arranged them so I had a good idea where to print the birds, I then printed a lovely pale yellow background with pretty pink and blue birds dotted around....then the reverse!!

 We wanted the postcard - as large as it was- to still look just like a postcard, they were all going away on holiday for their Mum's 60th birthday to their holiday home, I printed this address the  popped a photo on the left of their mum that I faded out,( at kates request!) and printed the family message
I created a post mark, by using the circle text feature in MCS, and the post date?? It of course had to be Kate's Mum's date of birth!
Once I had glued the front and back pieces together it was time to add 3D foam pads to each photo and pop into place, I then used the LaLa Land Die- heart garland to join my photo's together, I really did enjoy making this piece! and will definately me making more, maybe some in  A5 and A4 size, I think its a lovely idea for a birthday suprise from all the family, and a lovely keepsake, with all the children and grandchildren on.
Well it's time I be off! I hope you like my postcard and I would LOVE to hear what you think
Happy carfting folks!
Nicole xxx


  1. Oh WOW! what a fantastic postcard and a great 60th birthday present, I'm sure your friend's mum will love it xx

  2. Absolutely brilliant.

  3. What an amazing project, Nicole, love this hun, so much love has gone into this and it show xxx

  4. thank you everyone!! her Mum loved it!! i love all the photos and personal messages :) xx