Friday, 27 October 2017

Student Desk & Shelf Bench Fold Card for James at Heriot Watt University

Had a bit of creative fun this week... making 5 special cards for 5 special young adults who have started their new student lives at university... a card to say Good Luck, Congratulations and Wishing them all the best and success... etc...

First up is the card for James... James is studying Management at Heriot Watt university near Edinburgh in Scotland... so I couldn't resist the "nod to tartan" care of the Christmas Around the World papers... which are still in this month's Paper Sale... though only for 4 more days...
So the card had to be one of my Bench Fold Cards... albeit slightly taller than usual... along with the successful addition of a 3D shelf above the desk... decorated of course with files, folders and shot glasses!

The main feature of each of the cards is the bespoke noticeboard with photos of life, family & friends at home & school... along with the York Rugby Club ball (under the desk) & Team shot ... which along with school is the common theme for the group... well - apart from one of them! But more on hers later...
James room in halls is actually all white... with a bright orange chair and notice board... sign of a new halls of residence! And definitely no tartan on his walls really!!

Each card also displays some relevant study books on the desk... and the coat of arms for the relevant university...
Though I may be in trouble for the Winnie the Pooh on Success book!! But I did fondly remember the Winnie Pooh on Management book from my undergraduate days!! So I just couldn't resist when I saw this one... 

More of the little details to be shared with the next cards in the series! And the tutorial will be written up in due course... 


  1. What an amazing card to receive - so thoughtful and personal ! x

  2. That's amazing Amanda. A real
    Keepsake too x

    1. Thank you.... and I hope that they feel the same!

  3. how did you make the chair? have looked it over and wasn't sure how that was done. LOVE the card!!!!! I work for an office furniture manufacuter and am thinking this might be perfect for my managers for a Christmas card.

    1. Thank you... and what a fabulous Christmas card idea... more details on what I used for the chair here....

      And I have taken photos of the stages and cuts... but not going to be able to get the tutorial together for a few weeks at least... sorry!


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