February 27, 2012

Celebrating A Golden Birthday

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! Aymee Gandy of 'A Scraphappy Southernbelle' here with you today to share a project I have created for a Golden Birthday. I have a client who asked me to create a special project for her. She has a daughter named Eva who will be celebrating her Golden Birthday this March. Eva will be turning 9 years old on March 9th and they will be celebrating her special day in a big way. I was asked to create a card that could be a keepsake for Eva to have as she grows older. It was requested that I use lots of golds to match the 'Golden Birthday' theme. When I thought of all this gold, the theme of 'old Hollywood' came to my mind. I knew I wanted it to be super girly and use lots of vintage patterns. I also wanted to use a silhouette and a vintage font. With the use of my Cricut and several other scrappy goodies, here is what I came up with...

"Happy Birthday"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View, The Paper Studio
Pearls, Rhinestones: Queen & Co, Studio 18, Michaels
Flower: Prima Marketing
Lace, Floral Embellishments: bought locally at Surplus City
Crinkle Ribbon: My Craft Spot
Stickers: Making Memories
Jewled Brad: Creative Charms
Border Punch: Fiskars
Thread: Coats & Clark
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings
Softare: Cricut Gypsy, Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG: My Grafico
Adhesive: Helmar, Zip Dry (Beacon), hot glue/hot glue gun
Other: sewing machine, bone folder, transparency
 The silhouette of the little girl is from the 'Gypsy Wanderings' cartridge. I placed it on a shape that I cut out using the same cart and added some rhinestones. I also added the number '9' since Eva will be turning 9 on her birthday.
 This phrase is also from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. The card is a 5x7 inch easel card. The jeweled brad holds the card up when opened.
 I used pop dots to pop up the silhouette.
 Love this flower from Prima! I added some gold embellishments I found in the floral section at a local store next to it.
 A touch of pearls in the corner...
 The sticker that I used for the number has a glittery effect to it as well. I also added a rhinestone to the pony tail of the silhouette.
 This jeweled brad is from Creative Charms.
 When you flip the card over on the back, I left a blank space so that Eva's parents could write her a special message on her birthday.
 Now, since this card is 3 dimensional, I knew it would not fit in a standard envelope. Also, since the client mentioned they wanted it to be a keepsake, I wanted some way to keep the card safe when not in use. So I cut this gift box out using my Cricut, SCAL software, and a file from My Grafico. I decorated the gift box to match the card.
 I added Eva's name to the front as well as some crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot.
 Here you can see the gift box top opened to reveal the card inside...
 I lined the inside of the box with coordinating paper as well.
I hope Eva will enjoy this card! I also hope that you have enjoyed this project and that it will inspire you to get crafty today! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

Have a good one!
Happy Scrappin'!!!
Post a Comment