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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Accordian Birthday Card / Booklet


Well, it's sort of an accordian card - as it made up of five small cards which fold up on one another - held together with two lengths of ribbon.
I used card from Tim Holtz 'Lost and Found' Paper Stash
and machine stitched everything together.


One side has the birthday boy's name on it
(an initial on each card),
and the other has pictures of trains locomotives
as my nephew is made about trains!


I couldn't photograph the whole thing in one go unfortunately
but here's some snippets


The birthday greeting will be written on the tag.

The featured locomotives are

Mallard
City of Truro
Flying Scotsman
Stepney
City of Wells

Well that's what they were supposed to be,
but it appears City of Wells is missing and there's an imposter
in there instead! 
This is according to my very knowledgable (and also train mad)
OH who provided me with a list of the locos, but left me
to find and print out the images on Google.

I've left the imposter in and wonder whether my nephew
who will be nine next month will notice it's not a proper locomotive -
probably I'm guessing!

Well, they're all just 'trains' to me - LOL,
but I hope he likes it anyway.

24 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

Darling! Hugs Mary

Mrs A. said...

Ingenious. I can see a tutorial coming on! It's fab. Hugs Mrs A.

Netty said...

Oh wow your nephew is going to love this Sherry. Annette x

Jayne C said...

Oh this is fab!!!! What a great card to receive...he will be THRILLED!!! x

Jayne C said...

Oh this is fab!!!! What a great card to receive...he will be THRILLED!!! x

Jayne C said...

Oh this is fab!!!! What a great card to receive...he will be THRILLED!!! x

Meggymay said...

Wow, can imagine how your nephew will love this. My OH is train mad as well. Yvonne x

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Sherry,
I'm quite sure your nephew will love this card. I think it's great!
Angela

Createology said...

What a great personal card for a boy. Not always easy to create for the male species. I too love trains. Happy Birthday to your nephew...

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh your nephew will adore this... Love the accordian style card with all it's personal touches and complimentry ribbons, pics, beads etc.. Fab!! Jan x

Healing Woman said...

Sherry, this birthday train card is a stroke of genius. He will love it and treasure it for the rest of his life..wrong train or not...wow..what a thoughtful aunt to create such an amazing card.

Ira said...

You're either going to get a really big hug from your nephew or you're still rubbing your cheek ;-) This is absolutely brilliant! Love this Sherry!

Deborah said...

I know he will love your 'card', Sherry. I certainly do. The stitching looks really fab, finishes it off a treat.

Renee Stien said...

sherry this is really cool - i love that design with the ribbons connecting the pages. your nephew will treasure this!

ANGIE said...

Hi Sherry. Thanks for the visit. I love this idea of an accordian birthday booklet. I clicked on the photos of your craft space and thought you have a great idea of using the closet as a craft cabinet.

I do keep those pretty ATC's on my desk (lol). By the way, I am on YouTube and I show your's and Cindy's at the end of my video. If you want to see it I'm Meriscrapper13 on YouTube. You can just jump toward the end of the video to see how pretty yours looks.

Sorry about the ramblings. Love your ideas!

Angie

Minxy said...

A fabby treasured keepsake x

Sam said...

This is great! Love the design of it, your nephew will love it! x

Kathy said...

Wow Sherry.. what a gorgeous card.. love what you did with it.. lol.. to me a train is a train.. I'm sure he will treasure it..

Ira said...

I thought only comments after May 11th had all disappeared ;-) Never mind, I love dropping in and telling you again how absolutely fabulous and wonderful this train card is!!

Anne said...

Love this little book Sherry . Fabulous.
Anne x

PetraB said...

Brilliant, love the book. I bet your nephew will love it ... a true keepsake.

Terry said...

Your nephew will love this fabulous card! Love this design and the stitching is that perfect touch! Beautiful!

Debs said...

I am sure he was thrilled to bits with it xx

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fabulous idea, Love the train card!!!
Hugs Lynn