Booklet Card

"Happy Birthday My Friend"
Closed: W 2 3/4" x H 4 1/4 "
Opened: W11" x H 4 1/4 "

This is a folded envelope style booklet card. I made it using Stonehenge warm white cardstock starting off with an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock. The booklet is closed with a removable gold elastic ribbon with a heart charm.

I'll be entering this card in the 2006 Calgary Stampede Contest





There is a lot of detailing in this card. I wanted a Victorian theme, so I used white and off white lace, pearlized buttons, mini gold ric-rac surrounds the hearts. 




HBFriendEmbPaper1a HBFriendHeart1a  

HBFriend_OpenBack1a HBFriendFlowerOpen1a


The back of the card is plain except for all the colorful threads and beads from the tags.

The large flower on the front is an origami style folded flower. I attached a swivel opener to hold the flower closed. I used thermal embossing for the flower stem and to write the words "Happy Birthday My Friend". The message inside the flower is written with a purple Zig marker.
 Words: Sent with love and a big fat hug.


Poem:  There's a miracle of friendship that dwells within the heart, and you don't know how it happens or where it gets its start... but the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift, and you realize that friendship is the most perfect gift. Jean Kyler McManus

I used vintage scrapbook paper to line the inside of the envelopes. The large Heart was made with a heavily embossed floral paper and trimmed with gold ricrac.

The far right heart was made with a silky type paper, lined with a pink flower motif (you can see the paper with the flaps opened and the words "Just for You" thermal embossed onto a swirl patterned velum.

I glued the outside edges and only sewed the fist fold using gold embroidery thread and tying it off with an amber bead.


All the tags were made from Stonehenge warm white cardstock with lots of fibers and beads. All the words on the front were done with a brown Zig marker.

1st & 3rd tag: Both have a heart from the heavily embossed flower paper and trimmed with the gold ric-rac.

2nd tag: I used a vintage tone on tone scrapbook paper to cover both sides of this tag and added paper flowers, a couple of which I hand painted.

4th tag: I used scrapbook paper that's printed in quarter sections to cover both sides of this tag as well. One side is the yarn on fabric and the other side is the button section.

All Quotes: 
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing". Bill Wilson
You're never too old to become younger." Mae West
"Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends." Euripides
"Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a lot of little things" unknown
"Plant a seed of friendship, reap a bouquet of happiness" Lois L Kaufman
"Don't treat me any different than you would the Queen" unknown
"Of course I don't look busy, I did it right the first time"  unknown
"If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen" unknown
"Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship" Epicurus
"Birthdays are good for you, the more you have the longer you live" unknown




The single words were done with alphabet rubber stamps and Adirondack stamp pad. The rest of the words is the same as the front.

 Words & Quotes: 

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand" unknown
"A clean house is a sign of a misspent life" unknown
"Help keep the kitchen clean EAT OUT" unknown