Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Turning 7


This is the first time I tried this folding technique for a card. To be honest, I don't remember what it's called or I'd direct you to the tutorial I used?! {edit: It's called a Z-fold pop up card, and the tutorial is on Splitcoaststampers HERE} It folds flat for mailing but opens up to expose some hidden panels where you can pop up anything on clear acetate for a fun card. This is for my DGD who turns 7 in a couple weeks. I started with a turquoise card base, adding a CB happy birthday embossed panel. The die-cut number 7 was done with SU! dies loaned to me by my friend Mary Anne (thanks again M.A.) and bejeweled with all kinds of gemstones. Girls like sparkle, right? The cupcake was done with my Cricut and covered with frosted stickles to look like icing. Icing has to have sprinkles too, so I dotted the icing with different dots of colored stickles. The party hats were cut with my Cricut in 2 different sizes and embellished with stickles in assorted colors. The word "Happy" is from a Simon Says Stamp die set, while the word "Birthday" was done with a Sweet 'n Sassy die, and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added a little black dog done with an I.O. die, along with a little corner flower gem sticker on the top right. You open the card and see all the party balloons and hats dazzled with glitter...



and lots of 7's to represent her new birthday age. It was a little tricky learning to use the clear acetate strips and place them where the hats and balloons would show, but I think I got it. The sentiment inside was a pre-stamped/pre-cut sentiment panel that I just stamped "To our granddaughter" inside. I hope there's enough glitz and sparkle on there to please a 7 year old :)

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #338 - add a clear element to your project

Words2Craft By /W2CB#40 - N.U.M.B.E.R.S. /school theme

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

14 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Looks awesome and love the dies, cake and the tiny puppy on the front. Then it's the hats, how cute. Great shape card, not being able to see it fully open I am not sure what the shape is called...looks good anyway.
xx ♥[aNNie]

Wendy said...

Oh WOW, what 7 year old would not like this sparkly card??!! Carol, this card is amazing!!! I love the cupcake, the puppy and all those wonderful party hats! Goodness, you outdid yourself on this one! I totally love the design and well, everything about it!! Wonderful card and I bet your granddaughter is going to LOVE this! Thanks for sharing & enjoy the day! Hugs~

Barb said...

What a wonderful card for your granddaughter Carol. Yes I think even we big girls like sparkle, don't we. It's got lots of fun elements and I love the interesting fold of your card too. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great folding, I have never seen it before, and I'm very interested on this technique! Love pop-up cards and this looks amazing!! Love also all the sparkling and gems (I'm an old girl LOL)and the cute tiny puppy!! The big Birthday word with the candle looks so brilliant and fun!! And what to say on the fun hats and balloons? They are so cery pretty, as the big cupcake!!!
This card is a winner, for sure! And your grand daughter is coming to be very excited seeing it! Happy Brithday to her! :D

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She will adore it! You must teach me this one, cause I have never tried it! Yep, lots of glitz.

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, lots of fabulous details and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stampsnob. said...

This is lovely colorful and fun I call it a Z Box fold because of the box that is formed when out together ..............lis

aussie aNNie said...

Have a happy Easter I will catch up with you later as will be away..
[aNNie]

Janice M said...

Your Granddaughter is sure the LOVE this sparkling beauty!! Love that cupcake it looks Yummy!

Sybrina K said...

Hi Carol!

What a fun birthday card! Your dear granddaughter is going to love this to pieces. And, great job on that new-to-you fold!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By. We always love seeing your interpretations of our quotes. :)

Penny Ward said...

Well how stinkin' cute is this fun fold card?!? Just adorable!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Words 2 Craft By. hugs... :)

Debi said...

Wonderful card. You did a great job. It's obvious it was made with love for someone very special. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck. Debi TT DY

Brenda said...

I haven't tried this card fold yet Carol, but yours turned out fabulous!!! I bet your DGD will adore this card. I love how festive you made it and the bright and cheery colors! Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

You certainly have "got it", it's a fabulous card for a 7 year old and I'm sure she loved it.
Faith
x