Today I have a very special 1st birthday card to share. I have had the privilege of seeing this little guy grow so big in just a year. He is just about to walk and get into everything. I wanted to make a very special card that his mom could put in his baby book. Over on ScrappyDews FB page, Ken of Kens Kreations graciously shared a card in a box pattern. (Michelle has also converted this pattern to MTC. You can LIKE the page and grab it here https://www.facebook.com/ScrappyDewCreations, you have to scroll and look at all the amazing projects though....) I knew I just had to try my hand at this type of a card.
I am going to give you the lyrics first (because I used a bunch of ScrappyDew files) So here we go:
http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/88415 Birthday Boy Cake Smash 2013
http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/86985 Bear Clowns 2013
http://www.dash12.com/scrapfactory/ I made the hair for the baby boy with this program
I used Recollections paper through out this project.
So let's get this party started!!!
****ONE IMPORTANT NOTE, I DID NOT USE ANY GLITTER ON THIS PROJECT. LITTLE ONE MIGHT GET A HOLD OF IT AND GLITTER ISN'T GOOD FOR KIDS OR PETS****
I cut the card out of a shiny blue 12 x 12 sheet. Gotta have blue for a boy's card. Just to let you know I didn't put the card together UNTIL I had all the elements made and I dry fitted everything together. I had scaled all the elements to fit on each side of the box and then cut and glued them together. I wanted balloons staggered in back of the little boy. I also wanted them to move a bit. Ah, a clear acetate sheet would work. So I took myself to Staples. Staples wanted over $60 for 50 sheets of acetate. Needless to say I did NOT buy this. But what to use. Here is my solution.
|I am using a clear 2 liter pop bottle|
|Cut both ends off, and cut down the length of the bottle.|
|Rolled and flattened the plastic sheet and cut 1/2 inch strips|
|Using doubled sided tape, I attached these to the inside frame|
|I attached my pretty paper. You can see the plastic strips and|
they do wave back and forth. Just what I wanted and cost me
a plastic bottle deposit.
|Card laying flat|
|The finished birthday card|
I hope that you get some inspiration to try this yourself. It is a fun project and I hope to make more.
For next weeks design team project, I am making an Easter Door Decoration for my girls. I promise you lots of sparkle and glitter!
Bright Blessings for the coming week, Jana