Sweet Stampin' ~ Birthday or Make it a Remake

Hey there lovely crafty pals. Today has not shaped up at all as I planned. I had set aside a chunk of time to craft today, but spent the whole day in bed fighting this bug! Bah, what a waste of a day! Hubby has set me up with my laptop in bed, so I can finish this post and I'm so glad, as I really want to share this one with you! It is Saturday and of course time for a new Sweet Stampin' challenge. This week, we'd like to see something you've created for a Birthday or a Remake. Have you ever made a card you just loved and wanted to do again? Or maybe a card you wanted a 'do-over' as it just wasn't quite right? So it's your choice this week, 'Birthday Theme or Remake'.

I've chosen to share a creation I made for my lovely British pals daughter, who just turned 3. I can't believe she's 3 already! Seems just like yesterday we were screaming up to the hospital for her birth! She's a very precious wee poppet to us and we've been quite involved in her early years. So I wanted this to be a bit special. She's all about the Unicorns right now, so of course that gave me a very easy place to start! I have a gorgeous set of unicorns from a Pink & Main set and they worked a treat for this creation.

I've used a fantastic box card design, which comes from a template by one of my crafty besties. You can find this on Janine's blog here. The delish paper I've used is from a paper set by Michele Roos called Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden. I'm not sure she's designing at present, which is such a shame as her papers are beautiful! I have the physical paper set and so wish I'd purchased a digital copy! They're some of my absolute favourite papers. Happily, I have the page with the hummingbird on it in digital format from a freebie Michele gave away. I just need to match that up with some background papers. So you can imagine how hard it was to cut into these beautiful papers knowing I was using some of them up! I so love digital papers for this reason.

I used a mix of sentiments for this creation. The ones on the two sides of the box card are from Penny Black sets and I used another one on the back. Below is a line up of the three flaps. You can click on these to pop them up to a bigger size for a closer look.

Below is the box folded closed for easy mailing. The first pic shows the front flaps down and folded to the right. The central pic shows the flaps up. I couldn't resist adding an extra wee sentiment under the flap for a cute extra touch. The final one is the flaps down and folded to the left. One of the elements sticks out this way, so for posting it needs folding to the right.

I decorated the back simply to allow for somewhere to write the message. A plainer paper with a sweet birthday greeting. This one is a Penny Black greeting too. I added a closeup of the sentiment as it's a very sweet one. 

Finally a pic of those cute unicorns. Coloured with my Copics to tone in with the pretty paper. It's not showing up in the pics, but there is Wink of Stella on their horns and glitter on the stars, so in reality it's quite a sparkly pretty lil' girls birthday creation.

Thanks for stopping in today. I'm sorry this post is so photo heavy, it's just very difficult to show without all the angles! If you've never tried a box card design before. Check out the tutorial that I've linked above on Janine's blog. It's so easy and so effective I think. 

I'll be back with another crafty adventure very soon. Until then, have an awesome weekend. Be sure to pop into the Sweet Stampin' challenge to see what my talented teamies have been up to and come and join us with your own Birthday or Remake creation. We'd love to see what you do. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad: Butterflies or Rainbows
Little Red Wagon: #460 ~ Hippo Birdie
613 Avenue Create: #212 ~ Magic/Fantasy
Cute Card Thursday: #544 ~ Just For Girls!
The Crafter's Cafe: #202 ~ Birthdays and/or Buttons
Addicted To Stamps & More: #306 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #210 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Butterfly Challenge: #105 ~ Spin The Wheel/Letter F ~ Fuschia, Flowers, Fancy Folds
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Dots and/or Stripes ~ spotty base paper and stripes on side flaps
Penny Black & More Challenge: I Spy Something Beginning with 'B' ~ Box Card, Butterflies & Beige.

Update: I just spotted I made the 'Featured Projects' line up at Little Red Wagon. I'm so thrilled! Thanks so much ladies. 

Second Update: I just spotted that I was named the 'Top Addict' at Addicted To Stamps & More! What a wonderful surprise, thank you SO much ladies!! xoxo


Wendy said…
So gorgeous Wends, super sweet...hope you are feeling better soon.
Wendy xx
Chris said…
Oh dear, still feeling poorly, Wends? Hope you're better soon!
Love your beautiful box card, such sweet little unicorns and the colours are absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure the little one will be delighted with this magical card (can't go wrong with unicorns where little girls are concerned!).
Get well soon
Sarah said…
Poor you, hooe you are soon up and about. Love this delightful card, those are sweet unicorns and will be adored for certain xx
Dawn T said…
what an adorable box card Wendy. It's really gorgeous and perfect for a unicorn loving 3 year old! Hope you are feeling better soon
Oh Wends I do hope you recover from these bugs quickly - nothing worse than being in bed when there are things the neeeed to be done! Love your box card - it's perfect for the occasion, and I am sure it will be greeted with great squeals of joy!
Yes,I have made a couple of box cards and you are right, they are very hard to photograph
Ina G said…
I love those explosion boxes and your is just gorgeous. I'm too scared to make them as I would only mess it up. Such fabulous unicorns and colouring. Spectacular Wendy. thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week.
brenda said…
What an adorable pop up box card Wendy, I am sure the little girl will adore it, many thanks for joining in with out 'I Spy' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x
Mrs A. said…
hope your feeling better today. Your pop up box is a delight. I love, love,love the paper you have used. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.
Julie B said…
Super box card, love the colours and the unicorns!
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)
Chris said…
Just popped back you to thank for sharing this gorgeous card at Crafty Calendar...hope you're feeling better now :)
Tracy said…
Fantastic! Great job on the explosion box. Those uni's are precious.
Pat said…
What a gorgeous make Wends, love the colour and all your sweet images, I am sure your friends daughter will absolutely love it.

Pat xx
Brenda said…
I certainly hope you are feeling better now. This is a gorgeous box card. I'm sure it will become one of those cards that will be put in the memory box and kept forever! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Little Red Wagon!
Fikreta said…
oh wow!
its amazing!
love it!
Dorothy S said…
What a gorgeous project - so many lovely details to enjoy! Thanks for joining the challenge at the Crafter's Cafe - hope you will take a look at the new challenge beginning today - use 3 of something. Dorothy S, DT member
Macimbalo said…
Beautiful project - I love the way it looks, those colors and details are all so lovely!
Jo Ann said…
This is too cute. Thank you for joining our August Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see your wonderful projects again on this month's Challenge. God bless always!


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