OMG! It has been ages since my last post and honestly I’ve missed you all terribly! On sad note it seems like my hands and legs are giving up and MS taking it’s toll slowly. On a positive note though I’m not giving up just yet! In a past week I’ve managed to make some fun projects, but today I want to share with you a card in a box I’ve made while back for our new family addition: my husbands nephew Franio. He’s our little star and true miracle but it’s a long story I won’t share on here. And even though he came to this world in August I just recently seen Franio’s mummy and daddy to give them this special card 🙂
The dimentions for the card. Base is made with a piece of cardstock that measures 11-1/2 x 4-1/8 inches ( half of A4). Here I’ve used Crumb Cake but you can use any colour really. Score the base at: 3-7/8, 5-1/2, 9-3/8 & 11″ on the long side. Then score at 2-1/8 on short side. You will also need two extra pieces of cardstock for the inserts. Each piece should measure 4-7/8 x 3/4″ and need to be scored at 1/2″ on each side.
Dotted DSP I’ve used is from Subtles DSP pack which is amazing! 40 sheets high quality 12×12″ double-sided designs in 10 colours for 19.50! Bargain! But lets get back to the project. DSP goes only on front and side panels. on the back panel and reverse (not on the pictures) I’ve used pieces of Whisper White stamped randomly using hearts, flowers and safety pins from Something For A Baby set. All DSP panels and base of the card has been sponged either with Crumb Cake or Pool Party ink pads. And now the fun part! I took all of the stamps (except for a bib) from Something For A Baby stamp set and assigned ( wow sounds too serious 😉 ) the colours for each one – just to avoid mess later on. The colours I’ve used are as follows: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pistachio Pudding. But hey, if you spot different colour please let me know as I may forget all of the colours used by now 😉
Every shape has been stamped and then cut out using coordinating framelits Baby’s First. It’s so much easier then fussy cut everything. But you’re probaby wondering how I’ve made the stack of ring. I’ve simply coloured each ring in different colour using Stampin’ Markers and then stamped on the piece of whisper white, just like the other shapes. Same technique with Stampin’ Markers I’ve used for the name using Stampin’ Up and Project Life stamp set Day to Day and Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up letters perfectly. The banner is made with same stamp set. I believe you could use MDS to make a banner and a name bit, I just never tried MDS so made it in traditional way. For the banner also I’ve used a piece of white core’dination paper from American Crafts jut to add some extra dimension.
And now the easiest part: put the card together. All cut out pieces are assebled using either super awesome glue dots or dimensionals (scalloped oval with name, cute ducklings on side panels and banner). For the socks and one of the safety pins I’ve used tiny straps of window sheet so the can keep “floating”. And thats it! Card is finished 🙂 Oh, of course I forgot about little bow made with thick bakers twine! Mine is in pool part which was available for free in this years’ Sale-A-Bration.
If you like this project please please please leave the comment below ^_^ If you don’t like it leave the comment either 🙂 All the ingredients will be listed below. Again thank you all so much for stopping by. Happy crafting,
– Something For a Baby Stamp Set
– Day to Day Stamp Set
– Pool Party Thick Bakers Twine
– Pool Party,
– Crumb Cake,
– Smoky Slate.