Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet 16 Birthday Card

A sweet 16 birthday card? Yep, it is. Stick with me. 

We've got silver keys for the Less Is More challenge to use silver. Actually a couple different kinds of silver paper. They don't look like a key that would really fit in a car ignition, but I claim poetic license. They represent.

On the inside of the card is the rest of the phrase "a small key opens big doors." The idea to split the sentiment across the front and inside of the card comes from the Make It Monday challenge to not forget the inside of the card. I cut some rectangles and squares to make a 6 paneled door, then used different fonts for the words. A clear rhinestone brad would have been ideal for an old glass door knob, but the closest I have is pink.

Then on the inside of the inside is a "happy sweet 16" sentiment. The door is surprisingly sturdy for being hinged with washi tape. Taking another look I see I'll have to go back and cut another door to hide the brad ends on the back. : )

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used: 
stamps:  Heidi Swapp alphabet, PSX Upper Case Alphas, PTI Sweet As Can Be
dies: PTI Fillable Frames, PTI Lock and Key, PTI Lower Case Block Alpha, PTI By the Numbers 
other: embroidery floss, brads, Up & Up decorative tape, white gel pen


  1. What a great card. I love the inside and hidden artwork. Fab idea!

  2. Kelly this is so fun and sweet! I think the brad ends on the inside look like part of the door handle decor! What a fun and unique card! Love it!

  3. WOW, all that detail, this is FABULOUS!! Kelly you have a great eye for things.

  4. This is fabulous and so creative Kelly! I do the same thing with brads, then go back and cover them up!!

  5. Oh, wow, Kelly! This is so cool! I love how interactive this is!

  6. Love the sentiment! Cars & keys on cards are in demand for us this year as DD & firends are hitting 16 (?!) - might borrow this idea ;)

  7. An amazing interactive card. Love the creativity -this is a masterpiece.

  8. How COOL is this! Perfect!! Love this creative card, Kelly!

  9. How cool is your key card!
    GReat stuff

    Thank you very much


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