Today I finally get to share with you some very rushed (and I now realise not very good) photos I took of the birthday card I created for my 16 year old daughter’s birthday last week-end. I finished this card very late at night and was madly packing for the weekend away so hastily snaps some photos which unfortunately are a little dark on the wood background. Hopefully you can still see this creation.
A lot of these items are either retired Stampin’ Up! products or things that I created with the computer, it was really hard to get an ‘Alice’ theme with the current Stampin’ Up! products that I had on hand. However, looking back through the catalogue I think I could have bought a few things if I planned my card making time a little better! Next time LOL!
I made a pocket card using a piece of 12″ x 12″ Kraft cardstock, I cut it in half at 6″ and then scored it at 2.5″ and 6 5/8″ to make the folds. I cut a point in the 2.5″ panel to make it look like an envelop and added a pocket to the inside of the remaining smaller panel.
I used the colour palette from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack as it had the perfect harlequin pattern for the Alice theme. As part of the party weekend I made a little present schedule for the gift giving, with 16 presents (of course for turning 16) to open over the entire weekend.
Even the schedule was Alice themed with the White Rabbit’s watch signifying a present to be opened. She kept track of the schedule by adhering a “Queen of Hearts” heart onto each clock when a present was opened!
One of the first presents she opened for the weekend was her Alice inspired “Eat Me!” jars made using the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit. I LOVE this little kit and it made turning these very inexpensive glass jars from K-Mart into Alice treats sooooooo easy. Filled with her favourite lollies they were definitely at hit!