Thursday, 11 March 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ Celebrations

Happy Birthday Cute Card Thursday!

It is our 2nd anniversary!
I just have to take this opportunity to say how much I love being involved in Cute Card Thursday, a bunch of us on the DT dreamed up the idea with no idea of how popular it would become! I love that most of the DT have been with us since the beginning too, we are a family not just a design team! Anyway, before the tears start streaming, in honour of our birthday we have a special theme


Create a card for any celebration!

It is my eldest son's birthday this week so I have created one of my book cards, they have to be nice and wide to accomodate the packet of sweeties they have come to expect in their card, not to mention a little holder for the cash!

The images are Whimsy Stamps from the animal collection, I used the monkey and the alligator.

I am posting on Whimsy Inspirations Blog today and have shown more pictures of this card along with sizes and instructions for creating one. I made a few last year and had some requests for tutorials so this time I went ahead and made one as I went along! You can see last year's cards here and here and here! While you are there don't forget to check out Kim Piggot's amazing tutorial she created for Whimsy using glitter! I hope to try that out later this week, it looks fantastic!

My images were coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Inks which  I purchase at Simon Says Stamps - including the brand new colours which are scrummy. Simon Says Stamps are sponsoring Cute Card Thursday this week so make sure you join in with us!

I am also entering this card into the
My Time to Craft Challenge which is Kids Kardz
Creative Card Crew which is also celebrations
Die Cut Dreams which is no flowers allowed

 I have compiled a mini tutorial for this card for anyone who would like to give this a try!

I used sheet of card measuring 29.5cm x 18cm or 11 5/8 in x 7 in. I scored at 5 1/2 then turned the card around 180 degrees and scored again at 5 1/2, it should leave just a thin spine.

This gives you a basic book shape.
Cut out backing card in a shade that co-ordinates with your designer papers.Add your designer paper to the backing card and decorate as desired. I used Fancy Pants 'Papa'.
Create a little money holder by cutting a piece of card to 10cm x 7cm or 4in x 2 3/4 in
Score at 1/2 in around 3 sides as shown.

Cut the corners off at diagonals and punch a half circle in the top edge.

There are various ways to add a packet of candy, for this card I used a narrow plastic packet and made a fold over top for it. I used the Stampin' Up slit punch to create a slot to tie it to the card. I could have attached the string directly to the back of the card but for this one I made a small card attachment and stapled twine to it.
Now, decorate the money holder and stick down using the flaps.

I also like to decorate the back page, it finishes off the card perfectly.

Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'alligator' and 'monkey'
Stampin' Up 'snowboarder'
Basic Grey ' archaic'
Designer Paper ~ Fancy Pants ' Papa'
Colouring ~ Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint'
Tools ~ Scor-pal


Irene said...

What a fantastic idea for your son, its gorgeous, I love the stamp. I am sure he will be thrilled.


Leann said...

Aaahh - I'm crying already Deb!

Fab card, I do love your "book card's" - li'l Horrors' birthday is in a couple of weeks, might make him one!

Hugs x

Jill said...

Wow what a great card Deb! Its such an interesting idea, love it! Jill x

Crystal said...

Oh WOW this AWESOME!!! WOW Josh will love this, this looks amazing and fun!!!!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's gorgeous Deb! and I love that there is space for sweets! very cool! I'm sure that your son will think so too!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Deb, this is just totally amazing!!! I just loved your tutorial!! TFS!! HUGS

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Josh will love this, Deb!! I love that cute monkey...and I love how you've done the sentiment as well! What a great way to pack in the treats too!!

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card! Love it!

Fantastic work

hugs Zimtschnecke

Karen said...

Ooooh this is brilliant, what a great idea, thanks for joining us at DCD.

Mummylade said...

amazing card! I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Deb I am totally in awe of this wonderful creation!
My grandson would so love this!
Your tutorial is brilliant thank you!
Thank you also for your sweet mention you are so lovely.
kim x

Pat said...

Fantastic card, absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Frances said...

aww, don't get me started Deb! I'm so glad I was invited into this little group :). Your card is soo cool, just perfect for a boy - I'm sure your son will love it . . as long as the cash and sweets are there right ;)?! xx

Julie said...

a fab card

Marion said...

Wow Deb, This is an utterly fabulous card. I am going over now to look at the tutorial. Your son will love this.

Debbie said...

Hi Deb
What a fantastic book card I'm sure Josh is going to love it,Wish him a happy Birthday from me xx.Before i forget thanks for Hannah's gorgeous Card She loved it,Hugs Debbie x

Susie Sugar said...

Perfect project really great work , thanks for playing our no flowers allowed challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fabulous project, Deb! Fun use of the images and great layout! I love the distressing too! Thanks for celebrating with us at CCC!

Janna :)

Marley said...

Another great boy card!!! Im sure your son loved it.. !! xxx Marley