Monday, August 27, 2018

Fairy Album Card

Oh my gosh what an awesome project I have to share with you today that I made for my Daughter's Birthday.  Thank you Cheryl from CreativeKuts for helping me with this design layout. 
(I had to use mini paper clips to hold closed for photos)
I decided to keep the front cover very rectangle so that this album could be displayed on the shelf and stand properly, but you could attach fancy shape covers if you'd like. I started off with my beautiful fairy with lantern die and accented her wings with a translucent glitter sheet (HOTP) I glued behind.  I did the same for the lantern but I colored it in first to give it a pink glow.  The background pattern paper is from Cricut - Animal Kingdom.  I also used the Cricut to write the sentiment "What a beautiful magical first…"  using font Cricut alphabet.  I used Cricut alphabet again but this time to cut out 30,  pattern paper used is Lawn Fawn - polka in the meadow.  Using DSP from authentique - classique pretty  I cut the frame at the top of my project with my die–versions whispers nesting frames 1.  I cut the happy birthday with my Cricut - creative everyday cards.  I added a metallic pink puffy heart gem that I also placed a heart die cut from the translucent glitter sheet over the top. I went around the die-versions frame and the numbers 30 with a black sharpie marker to define the edges.

 Now onto the inside…
Isn't that just gorgeous?   For the inside I used more of the same designer papers as the front, adding in the striped paper that is also from the authentique stack.  My original idea was to only add pictures of the four kids leaving the Lacy pattern paper spots open but I loved adding the black-and-white photos so much I decided to add pictures of her and her husband as well, I think she will really treasure this and either display it standing like this or she could actually flatten it and add it into a frame ... that's why I kept everything so squared off.  I used my stitched square stack dies to cut all of the squares for the inside.   The entire card is 9" x 12" wide.  For all of the pink pattern paper mats I used the 2 5/8"
stitched square to cut them all.  For the two smaller rectangle pieces I simply used the same size square die cutting one of each and cut them in half.  For all of the photos I sized them down in my Craftartist program cropping away everything I didn't want and sized them down to  2 1/2 inch squares,  leaving myself just enough of a bleed to get a perfect cut on every one.  So using my 2 3/8" stitched square die, they each cut out perfectly.
For the pretty heart Flourish on either side  I used spellbinders frosty forms border die and then trimmed it in half using one on each side.  I cut it from black card stock and went over both entirely with wink of Stella clear glitter brush.  I then used my two tiny heart dies from a Band-Aid die set.  I cut one from black cardstock & the other smaller one was cut from the Cricut animal kingdom pink paper  but first I layered on some of the translucent glitter sheet before cutting.  

Using the Cricut classic font I created the love and XOXO in Cricut design space.   The heart on love is also from that same cartridge.   For both of those I went over them with  glossy accents giving them this brilliant shine that actually makes them look acrylic.  I cut the heart from the lawn fawn matching DSP and popped that up with foam tape.  That is the only element on this that would prevent her from putting it into a flat frame with glass on it, but honestly if that's what she chooses to do we can remedy that very quickly.   I just really liked the look of it popped up.  I am so absolutely happy with this project I think I will be making the inside portion with the photos of the kids for myself to display in my craft room😊
I added a back cover where I could sign and add a couple more photos.  I decided to go with photos of the two of them when they were in high school,  back before they created this beautiful family of theirs.  The "handmade with love" sentiment came from Cricut – Wild card, which I used my Cricut to write with a Cricut fine tip black pen.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Scrapy Land {Challenge #96}  Die-Versions & Spellbinders
FFC #248 Always Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge - Challenge #155 - ABCs or 123s
HIMCR #367 - Any Occasion!  Birthday
Always Happy Birthday August Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Silhouettes for August Fairy

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what labor of love I was busy creating in my craft room this week


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow, this is an awesome card and gift in one! She'll be so happy to receive it and display it in her home. The choice of black and white photos goes so well with your pink and black color scheme!

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our ABC/123 challenge!


Michelle N. said...

I love your project-who wouldn't be thrilled to see their life in pictures? Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Arlene said...

This is a beautiful project, and I see the love in doing it. Thank you for entering our Silhouette challenge this month.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wow. I am hoping she liked it as much as we do. What a wonderful project / card for her. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Mary M said...

Great card. Thanks for submitting it to ScrapyLand Challenge #97.