Sunday, 4 May 2014

May the 4th be with you - Sweet Girl

As promised, here is the girl's box card I created for the twins in our family that were born on May 4th. I've been wanting to make this card up for a while, as I coloured the image in anticipation of the event some weeks back. So it's lovely to have it finally made up. I've used some gorgeous papers from Funky Hand for both creations and the girls box card was created with the Summer Wedding paper set. The Summer Wedding set might have been created with a wedding theme in mind, but they're so pretty and girly, they work for a great many more occasions too! 

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This sweet image is from Funky Kits. It's part of their Sugar Nellie range and is called The Story Teller. There's both a rubber and digital version of this stamp. The Sugar Nellie range is full of enchanting characters. I just love their sweet images, they're some of my all time favourites. I coloured this image with my Promarkers and added Diamond Stickles to the fairy's wings and Eucalyptus Stickles to the Cricket's wings. 

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I didn't want to 'swamp' the image with lots of extra embellishments, so I stuck to just a few punched flowers, which I added some lovely 'Flourish with a Bling' Copper pearls in two different sizes to their centres. I also cut some flowers from the gorgeous floral paper in the Funky Hand Summer Wedding set which I then glittered up the centres by adding some Stickles glitter glue. The gorgeous butterfly die is from Joy Crafts. It's a wider border die, but I snipped it carefully to get the butterflies I wanted and placed them front and back for depth and balance.

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The sentiment on the front flap is from Lili of the Valley and I just thought was really sweet with the cute Story Teller stamp. I inked it in Black Memento. The sweet little gingham bow is one of several like this I have in my stash in varying colours. I bought these from MeiFlower.

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A close up of this sweet Sugar Nellie fairy and her storytelling friend.

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Finally the card 'flat' ready for the last two flaps to be pushed up and wrapped for giving.

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you like what you've seen. If you haven't read my previous post, there's a boy box card for this wee doll's twin brother. You can check that out here. If you missed the link to the fantastic tutorial for these box cards by my lovely blog buddy Janine Quinn, you can check that out here. I'm off to bed now, but for you all in the Northern hemisphere, enjoy the rest of this fun 'Star Wars' day and May the 4th be with you. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Die Cuttin' Diva's: #163 ~ Make It Girly
Inky Chicks Challenge: #28 ~ From The Heart
Crafty Catz Challenge: #229 ~ Anything But Square
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #175 ~ Use Pastels
The Sugar Bowl Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #211 ~ Up in the Air/Things that can Fly
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: #115 ~ Anything Goes (with Sequins)
613 Avenue Create: #70 ~ Anything Goes with optional twist 'Ba Da Bling'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Patterned Paper May Challenge
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Item to Recycle and Why? (It used to be ribbons from my sweaters, but I am big time into using up the scraps from my laminating at the moment. I've used them several times recently on box cards and they are brilliant as they don't show when lifting embellishments higher, so they're brilliant for this!) *Update: I won Top 3!

14 comments:

Laura Sterckx said...

I LOVE this box. The image is adorable and the flowers are very pretty. The colors are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Wendy. Both box cards are delightful

Cornelia W said...

Wow - stunning - every time I see one of those pop up cards my fingers are itching to make one, too! Yours is a real eye-candy!

tilly said...

what a stunning box, lovely papers and image,

Juls said...

This is utterly stunning, thanks so much for sharing it with us in the sugar bowl! Hugs Juls

alethea said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

mixamatoasties said...

Hello. Me again! Thanks for sharing at the Sugar Bowl this month xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, I am loving your colours big hugs love Pops x x x

Mojca said...

ohhhh this is such a lovely project! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Hélène said...

beautiful box and a lot of work too! great job Wendy!
Hugs Helene

Anna Jasiolek said...

These box cards are amazing, you have made such a fun, girlie creation. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and we would love to see you again.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

MagsB said...

Oh wow, hun! A-maz-Ing!!!

All I can say is - May the Crafty Fourth be with You!!!!!

love Mags B x

Elise said...

OOoh Wendy! This is AMAZING! Wowwwwwww! I've seen these boxes and just can't understand how it's done! It's just so breathtaking!!! What a lucky little girl! And heheheheh .. "May the 4th be with you" .. I love how clever that is! ;)

Sending Big Hugs,
Elise

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with another lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

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