A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, February 27, 2012

Celebrating A Golden Birthday

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! I'm 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! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Have a good one!
Happy Scrappin'!!!
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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Aymee your love for people and crafting always shines through in your projects! This card is just amazing. Love all the gold and look you even used feathers! The paper is awesome and so girly. Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us at She's A Sassy Lady!

Dawn said...

And a wonderful keepsake this will be! You did a fantastic job, love the colors and all the special details you added. Love it... Hugs, Dawn

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! This is all just stunning! I really love how you decorated the box! Amazing as always!