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Milestone Birthday Wow

Hi there

I have a milestone birthday card to share with you today. This was a commission from a lovely friend for her husband who turned 50 last week. I think a 'zero' birthday always deserves a special card, as it marks the beginning of a new decade.

I have chosen a tri-fold card, that folds to fit into a standard DL envelope. This is a simple 'fancy fold', so perfect for a masculine card, but you can dress it up as much as you want. I've chosen to go with a classic black, white and gold colour combo that packs a punch.  Here's a first look.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the card folded flat, ready to go into the envelope. I have used the full length of a sheet of white A4 card stock, divided into 3. The photo doesn't do the gold foil and glimmer accents justice; it's very shiny and sparkly!

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This photo shows the card standing, perfect for display. At the tallest point it is the full height of the A4 sheet (21cm).


In this close-up photo you can see I have built up the gold foil '50' with 5 layers of of Crushed Curry card stock to add more dimension. Above that, I have attached the gold foil 'celebrate' on the edge of the first fold and then adhered 2 additional layers to the reverse side to add dimension and make it more robust.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the card open, revealing the balloons on the last fold that are attached to the Gold Glimmer 'happy birthday' die cut with metallic thread. The centre panel is left blank for the giver's message.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is the card open flat, so you can see the panels and the dimensions. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Project Details
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Designer Acetate (retired)
Accessories Gold Metallic Thread
Tools     Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Big Shot, Balloon punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals


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Karen Egorenko

Such an amazing card...beautiful... May I get the measurements? I would love to try and make this..Thank you...

Barb Z

This is such a beautiful card! Is it possible to get measurements?

Angelita Ramirez

Lovely milestone birthday card. I’d love to have the measurements for this card. Thank you.

Sheila Pybus

Hi Judy

Can I ask what are the measurements to cut the A4 card

Sheila Pybus

Beatriz (nena) Duran

What a beautiful card!!!!! loved it!!! Greetings from Cali Colombia Judy

Judy May

Hi Kathryn

Thanks for getting in touch and for your kind words about my
milestone birthday card. The gold spotted balloon on the inside
uses the retired Designer Acetate over the top of a Whisper White

I hope that helps.



Hello Judy, love this card ,can do so many occasions.
You have included Acetate in your list and I was wondering where you used it on the card.
Thank you Kathryn


This card is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda Just

That is a beautiful card Judy😘

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