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Monday, 30 July 2018

Happy Birthday Scarlette

Another celebration for us in July is that of our dear Granddaughter's
birthday. This year was her 8th, and like most little girls of that age
she LOVES unicorns, castles, fairies, and all things 'girly'.

I have never made a box card before (and probably never will again!).
Perhaps I found it so difficult because I had to create my own large
template so as to accommodate the large castle die-cut (on the back 
panel), and the horse and carriage stamp, which I bought last  
month for the specific purposes of using on Scarlette's card.

When Scarlette was tiny, I bought several different sheets of DSP from
a collection. It is so pretty, and I knew it would not be available when
she was old enough to be 'into' 'girly fantasy'. This panel is from  
one of the sheets.

The unicorn die was bought at the same time as the castle die,
and the horse and carriage stamp.

The front 'drop-down' panel.

View from the top, showing the 4 'bridges', and the various die-cuts
adhered to strips of acetate (cut from a cake box).

The card folded flat, as it appeared when Scarlette took it out of the
envelope. Our son waited to give the card to her, until we could
see her open it on Skype. It was so funny...the panels were all
'flopping', as she tried to treat it like an ordinary card. When 
I told her to squeeze the 2 sides, the box shape 'magically'
appeared. Scarlette literally gasped with surprise
and wonder...she loved it!

The back panel with the fabulous castle die-cut, and our
personal birthday message.

Dies - Craft Queen Castle; Simply Dies Unicorn; Memory Box Puffy Clouds; Ez Cut Stars; Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies small; Sweet Stamps Mini Flowers; Marianne LR 0107
Punch - Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio
Paper - Best Creations Once Upon A Dream collection
Stamp - Lavinia Horse and Carriage
Sentiment - Computer generated Curlz font
Glitter - Kindyglitz Chrystalline

Challenges I would like to enter
CASual Fridays #204 - 'Rainbows and Butterflies'
City Crafter #422 - 'Butterflies'
Just Add Ink #419 - 'Just Add A Twist= use something that is intended for another use (I used acetate cut from a cake box).
Moving Along With The Times #76 - 'Wild Animals' (I hope my Unicorn is okay?)
The Fairy and the Unicorn - 'Anything Mystical or Fantasy Goes' optional twist 'Under the Sea'

I'm off to make some lunch for us on this freezing cold and windy day, so until next time thank you for visiting.

Jennifer.  xx


  1. Great repurposing Jennifer! I thought your twist was going to be the amazing fancy fold design!!! Thanks for joining us for a Just Add Ink challenge. Kelly x

  2. What a lovely card, such wonderful colors and details. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

  3. Love your box card, I bet your granddaughter will love this card. Thanks for sharing with CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

  4. Upcycling is such a great thing For the environment Jennifer, well done and beautifully repurposed too. Thanks for joining our twist challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

  5. Wow this is a lovely magical card / box. I'm sure it will be treasured. I love all the elements you have used to put it together. Chantell Just Add Ink

  6. Such a fabulous card for your grand daughter, Jennifer. It seems your years of collecting and preparation have come to fruition - how wonderful! So clever to use the cake box strips to attach all your pretty elements and hide your mechanism. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. Wow! So beautiful! Love the glitter (that unicorn is so pretty!) ... love all of the papers and of course the butterflies! And no doubt she gasped... thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. What an amazing box/card, a real labour of love for your granddaughter, I'm not surprised she loved it. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Claire DT member


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