Monday, 3 August 2020

Alice is 5

Good Morning everyone, i hope you enjoyed the weekend.

My middle niece Alice is 5 today - scary.  Anyway ive made a giant concentina style card for her, it came about as i had lots of offcuts from making a batch of tri fold cards which seemed a shame to bin so i glued them together in one long strip.  Alice loves school and learning so im sure she will love reading the message.  I used lots of off cuts of various papers on each panel - many of them with unicorns which she loves.  Lots of photos ahead....

This is the box i made for it, i added the knob on the top so that its easy for little hands to open the box.

I also added the little ribbon tab so its easy to pull out of the box

Starting to pull it out - each panel is approx 10x6.5cm in size

Pulling it out further

and showing the message 'Happy'  I added a silver holographic drop shadow to each letter so the light dances off them - i used a bigz die for all the letters



In between each word i added a panel with a little silver holographic butterfly.  It was very difficult to take photos as its so long - i had to do it on the floor in the end but hopefully you get the gist of it😁  I did also add papers to the backs of each panel so i think she will also enjoy that as lots of them have magical theme with unicorns, mermaids, fairies etc


and onto the card i made for my parents for Alice - a very simple one using a sizzix flip it die.

I die cut the base from lilac cardstock and the matting layers from the fab fairy paper.  Alice fav colour has always been purple so this paper was ideal (B&M magical beasts) I inked all the edges with purple ink.  I computer printed the sentiments and die cut into circles to fit.  I die cut the fairy once from white card and again from silver glitter card - i taped all the pieces in on the silver one so that stayed solid and shows through the front white fairy. Glitter glue highlights to finish.

Showing it stood up with the flip panel

One side says Happy 5th Birthday and the other side Alice

And the back of the card, i used a soft paper so that the message can easily be written.

Items Used:
B&M Papers - magical beasts, ombre
Tim holtz bigz die - word play
Spellbinders circle dies
Sizzix butterfly die
Sizzix flip it die set
Spellbinders fairy die

Thank you all for stopping by once again - i do appreciate it.  I hope you have a good week.  I can finally venture out so having a hair cut tomorrow at last - only at my mums so won't be going too mad but can't wait for the hairdresser to work her magic on it after so long😁   Stay safe. Emmax

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meg said...

Two beauties Emma, your card is a work of art and definitely a treasure , love the one you made for your parents to give her lovely to be able to add her name to both

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Absolutely stunning Ginny x
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Alison59 said...

Emma, that is amazing. What a wonderful gift for a child. Happy Birthday Alice :-)

Beverly said...

What a lucky little girl Alice is! This is amazing and truly a labor of love. I can feel it when I read your post. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore

Diane said...

Just amazing, what a fun idea and keepsake.

Hugs Diane

Jenny D said...

Fabulous card and keepsake for Alice, so much detail, you are so talented Emma! Jenny x

gwen70 said...

Quite simply stunning xx

ALI said...

Beautiful Emma, so much work!

kate Jeffery said...

two beautiful cards Emma
Kate x

Jean S said...

This is wonderful Emma, so much for her to look at, at keep forever!
Superb!! Also one for M&D Super she will love them all xxx

StephW said...

What an undertaking! Impressive, fabulous, concertina creation it's gorgeous and double sided too! Sweet & pretty flip card, I'm sure Alice will love them both ... Steph x

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry xx

Nozomi Design said...

OMG! This is going to be her best birthday card ever! I'd have been thrilled to have received a card like this when I was a little girl. I bet you she keeps this in her treasure box! The box is gorgeous, too, as is the other card you made for your parents to give her. Alice is a very lucky 5-year-old! said...

Amazing Emma! Alice will definitely treasure this. Take care.
Fatima x

Nataliascraft said...

Wow this is brilliant Emma, your niece will love this. Hope she had a wonderful birthday xx

Di said...

Wow Emma - what an amazing concertina card - your niece will adore it! Wonderful ay to use up lots of snippets - you have such patience!


Di xx

Kirsty said...

Two fantastic cards Emma, I'm sure Alice will love both of them but I bet she will really enjoy your box card, brilliant. Enjoy you haircut it was heaven when I finally got my mop chopped. Big hugs, stay safe Kirsty. xx