Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh Baby ! - Wallpaper sampler

On one of my Wednesday evenings when my darling petal hubby was around I took the opportunity as I always do and went to a Scrap & Chat night (I soo miss them! And while I love when Ms Sal comes over for a play with me it just is not the same as being in the shop and having hundreds of papers and bits and whatcha ma callies all at your fingertips). 

On one particular evening I came one with a stunningly gorgeous card that I had made.  And, as petal does, I had to produce my hard work for show.  I was given the response of ‘hmm it’s a card, I can see that’, ‘it looks like a wallpaper sampler you get from Bunnings with the way it all folds down and all the colours, looks pretty though’.  And hence among all crafters at Dreamswork the wallpaper sampler card was born, created and shall hence forever be known as. Thanks hunni!

I have a friend that has just had a baby girl and I wanted to give her something extra special as I wanted to include a gift card voucher and this perfectly came to mind. (For the record I hate doing gift vouchers but she lives interstate and the cost of postage along with the fact that I was not sure of what she had or not, it was the safer bet to go).

I apologise as there is lots of photo’s but it’s a very detailed card.  Also as I have made it ready to post and some embellishments needed to go on around photo’s to finish it and as I do not have a real trendy photo editing program I just stuck a sticky note over some parts of the pictures for privacy reasons.  (thanks for understanding).

The card has a total of 4 folds and five individual ‘panels’ each panel is 14cm wide and 16 cm high.

Here is the front of the card. – You can use a Velcro dot but I prefer to use a square of foam tape as it doesn’t interfere with the overall finish of the card once hanging (and I design all my cards to finish being hung (usually with photos of the kids). 

It then folds out to like this (front view)

And like this (back view)

Following is individual close ups of the front 5 panels. - Starting at the top and working down.
This is a chipboard baby girl that I glittered in Clear and it so sparles and looks stunning.

Here I added glitter highlight dots to the patern papper and the flower centres.

I love this huge big glittered flower put together with a brad.  It really brings focus to bubs.

Flowers and glitter again. The whole card sparkles like a gem!

I love this peice of patterned paper.  The bird I have actually paper toiled from a second piece and placed over the bottom layer so it stands out more.  And the butterflies floating up the side set the bird as if it is itching to catch one of them and eat it.
Following is individual close ups of the back  5 panels. - Starting at the top and working down.
More butterflies

 I have put the giftcard in the top pocket but you could use any of them.

My message.

A pocket with a tag insert. (tags below)

2nd pocket with a tag - Tag picture below.

The two tags in the photos above

 View from the side

When all folded together the card is no more than 2cm deep making it still perfect to be posted in a padded envelope or in a box.

Close up of the flower (opening tab on the front) I love how this came up with the glitter that I just had to add a pic :$

I love this card! It came up so beautiful and I love the fact that it has an additional purpose being able to hang on the wall for display.  With the addition of the photos it makes a great wall hanging and the photos can be changed in future to update them if one wishes. I have also made this card without adding photos and instead using/adding more pockets and added more tags and it looks stunning that was as well. I also love the fact that I was able to use the photos emailed to me with their birth announcement and the recipient is so not going to be expecting to see their pictures in a card.


Melijen's Designs - #30 Anything goes (2nd Entry)  (Wednesdays)
 Flutterby Wednesday - #127 - (Wednesdays_ I have bytterflies on the front and throughout the project.
Penny’s Paper Crafty- #40 So long as it flies (Wednesdays) There is the bird on the front along with the scattered butterflies thoughout.
Southern Girls Challenge - #4 Glitter it up (Thursdays) It is glittered, sparkling and shining.  I have used Kindy Glitz  along with patterned glittered papers and jewels.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #13 Anything that has to do with a baby  - It’s a Girl sentiment on the front. (Thursdays)
Tuesday Throwdown – #22 Anything goes (2nd Entry) (Tuesdays)
Top Tip Tuesday (2nd Entry) - #7 Anything goes (Tuesdays)
 I Did It Creations - #26 Surprise me (Fridays)
If The Shoe Fits - #52 Chipboard - I have the Chipboard and then glittered "Baby Girl" (Fridays)
 Totally Gorjuss – #53 - Sparkle - It is glittered, sparkling and shining.  I have used Kindy Glitz  along with patterned glittered papers and jewels. (Saturdays)

Fair winds and following seas.
The Navy Wife

12 Treasured comments:

Julie said...

Wow! This is just so beautiful! You must have put in hours and hours on it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what a work of art! Fantastic! x

Jeanette said...

My gosh, this is terrific. I love it. And what a cute baby. Thanks for sharing this with I Did It Creations.

Anonymous said...

Wow! this isn't just a card - it's a work of art. Just stunning - what a wonderful gift.

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Hugs, Dee

Anita said...

This is so pretty and I'm sure your friend absolutely cherished it. Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs.

Danni said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Unknown said...

Oh wow, this is totally awesome, I love all the details it must have taken you ages. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joinings us at Aud Sentiments this time.
Dawn x

Audrey said...

Wow! What a beautiful project! It must have taken you forever. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our October monthly drawing going on right now.

Unknown said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx


Wow! For sure you spent a long time doing this beauty. Thanks for playing with us at IDIC.

Michelle Singer said...

Just Beautiful! This is definitely a keepsake. Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge. I hope to see you again at the next Southern Girls Challenge. xxx

Unknown said...

this is so clever! someone will be getting a beautiful gift! Thanks for playing along at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

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