Sunday 26 September 2021

Tink's Birthday


Our Brother in Law to be shares his birthday the same day as mine. He got together with my sister in law during lockdown and this is the first birthday card I have made him so of course it had to be a bit special didn't it....😉

He particularly loves hares so I used that as my starting point for this card.

We had a combined birthday family meal yesterday and he opened his card then and loved it and how personal it was to him. I call that a result !

I had an email from Craftworld with a free template for a Corner Fold Up Card which I have seen around blogland but not previously made. I thought it might make a nice 'scene' type of card so had a practice on scrap paper and it is so easy to make this style of card.

I started with some brown card for the base. I have several of the coloured card pads from Lidl and they are slightly bigger than an A4 sheet of card. You use a square as your base and this worked out to a 5'5". I tried using a 12"x12" kraft cardstock but it was a bit flimsy and I am much happier with this base. The colour is much better as well so happy accident ☺

The sentiment section has a piece of fern paper which is from a 4" square pad of paper Inspiring Nature from 
. The sentiment is a die from there and I added a glittery owl and some leaves.

The 'hares' are rabbit dies from a set called Winter Wildlife Embellishments from the Paper Boutique. I cut 2 sets out using the 'wrong side' for one of them so I could create a mirror image on the card. I used dark brown for the background layer and the inside of a Weetabix box for the foreground. Pencils were used to add some shading details and gel pens for the eyes. The leaves paper in the background is from an old Papermania pad Woodland Folk. I added some more of the glitter leaves and some trees that were with the owl. It has a lovely Autumn feel to this card, perfect for an Autumn birthday.

This is what it looks like when opened out. I added some velcro dots to secure the bottom together when it stands up. I have seen a recent tutorial at Beccy's Place that used magnets hidden underneath the layers of paper. I didn't have any so used what I already had to hand.

Card Details -

Size - 5.5” Corner Fold Up Card

Dies - Happy Birthday (The Works), Winter Wildlife Embellishments (The Paper Boutique)

Designer Papers - Inspiring Nature (The WorksWoodland Folk (Papermania)

Colouring Medium - Arteza Expert Pencils

Embellishments - Glitter Owls & Trees (Poundland) Glitter Leaves (The Works), 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Fantastic card design Through The Craft Room Door. Fabulous card
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. What a tricky technique! I like the patterned Paper. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

  3. How fun to share a birthday with a new family member. I think he'll expect a special card from now on, though! This one will be hard to beat. I love that card design Thanks for the velcro tip!

    Those hares are adorable! They could represent you and him, wishing each other a happy birthday! 😊

    Thanks for sharing your Back to School - Tutorial project with us at Cut it Up!


  4. A special card with lots of detail for a special guy. He will love it. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge.

  5. Uniquely fun design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Oh this is just so sweet and I'm sure he'll love it! Amazing card. Thank you for entering this card in our challenge. Hugs, Kinjal - DT

  7. Wonderful! The shape is very special and the colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  8. What an amazing card fold and special nature inspired birthday card! It's so perfect for my optional Nature theme at Allsorts challenge, thank you so much for joining in, and also many thanks for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday Flora/Fauna theme!

  9. This is lovely Mandy and such a clever fold. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  10. What a cute card. Great fold and fun image and design. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments, Cardz 4 Guyz, Crafty Catz, Make My Monday.

  11. Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining our Back to School - Tutorial project at Cut it Up!


  12. This is such a clever card design and looks so great when it's in its standing position. I love how you personalized it. I imagine your soon-to-be brother-in-law was duly impressed! Thanks so much for joining in on our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  13. This is fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  14. A sweet Autumnal creation, many thanks for joining in this weeks A/G Nature theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  15. A GORgeous design and I LOve these colours.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.

  16. Your hare card is super fun!! Thanks for joining our "add some metal" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. The gold paper works perfect for playing along.

  17. Oh Mandy ... what a fun & clever creation! SURE to get a smile!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  18. What a fantastic card fold and such lovely colours and images a super card thank you for joining our challenge at DRAGONFLY DREAMS this month
    lorraine x

  19. So beautiful! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  20. WOW brilliant card Mandy and personalised too what not to love -beautiful papers and love the Hares,great idea using velcro dots instead of magnets
    Carol x

  21. What a super card. Such an unusual fold, I haven’t seen it before. Lovely autumnal decoration too. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room and Uniko. X

  22. Eine sehr schöne Herbstkarte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship-Challenge.

    LG Heike

  23. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 38 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  24. What a cool card!!! The fold is so fun; I've not seen one like that before! And so great that you were able to personalize it like this for your brother-in-law!! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  25. I love your fun fold, so perfect for your cute little scene. So happy you were able to celebrate this year. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  26. Fabulous design Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  27. Beautiful fun fold! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  28. Love this amazing folded card! Great papers too!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  29. Your future brother in law must have loved this very special card Mandy. Thanks for sharing with us at IAAS. Christine DT x

  30. This is utterly incredible. Thanks for joining us at Ikes World Challenges Sall

  31. Great design and suoer cute bunnies. Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenges

  32. Linda tarjeta!😍😍😍😍

  33. so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  34. Wonderful folding and love the cute bunnies and little owl. Thank you so much for joining The Male Room's "Nature´s Bounty" challenge.

  35. Love this - what a great card shape and design.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  36. Wow, love the papers, and such an unusual design.

  37. Thank you so much for joining in with your favourite season at AYLI. This is a gorgeous make and we really appreciate you taking up the challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  38. Happy Birthday to you both. This is a great personal card. Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles again. We love all our followers!

  39. Absolutely fabulous project. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog in September. Sorry I am a bit late popping by.
    Hope to see you again.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  40. So pretty! Love those bunnys! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  41. WOW ! Very beautiful and creative project. I'm sure your BIL loved his birthday card. Wonderful design and a lot of patience to make this folder card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

  42. Awesome, so very creative. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the fun at Uniko. Crafty Hugs Bev

  43. Fabulous shaped card!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx


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