Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bookworm Birthday Card

I have another special card to show you today -- and this one had to be kept hidden, too!  It's my hubby's birthday card, and since he reads my blog, it had to be top secret until he received it yesterday.

This card is also my first try at a sidestep card.  Its two recessed rows were perfect for making a bookshelf.  Hubby is an avid reader, so I decided to make it a bookworm-themed card.  Here's the result:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Sidestep Card (A2)
  • Papers - patterned brown paper from My Mind's Eye: Simply Delightful; patterned blue paper from Recollections: All Seasons; all cardstock by The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - worm from Create a Critter, page 65; books (one set flipped) from Wrap It Up, page 57; presents from Stretch Your Imagination, page 59; banner from Birthday Bash, page 69 (font, both layers); "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Birthday Bash, page 68 (card/tag)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - Kassie's Brocade on presents; Dots & Spots on light green layer of bookworm
  • Other - ribbon by American Crafts (double-sided -- how cool!); lots of inking with brown ink pad by Stampabilities 

Hubby loved his card!  He's so supportive of my papercrafting addiction, and I was glad to try a new card fold especially for him.


  1. This is WONDERFUL, Jessica! I have yet to try a side-step card... I'm so impressed with yours! :)

    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments on my blog- it means so much to me that you take the time to do that!

    I loved your comment today about your favorite teacher! What an awesome shout-out to a fabulous teacher! :)

    Amy :) at

  2. Holy moly...this is an awesome card!!! Love it!

  3. What an awesome card, reminds me of something you'd see at Disneyland, with all the details and things to look out. You are so talented. :)

  4. Holy Cow! It's my turn to be in awe! This is FANTASTIC! You are seriously one of the most creative people I "know". :)

  5. Great job. I hope my first attempt will look that nice.